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Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

Enhanced activation of Vitamin D by protecting beta cells may be a potential new approach for treating diabetes as well as other diseases, including cancer, researchers have suggested. When beta cells — the cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin — become dysfunctional, the body cannot make insulin to control [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D therapy can help tackle diseases like diabetes and cancer

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

New research shows that vitamin D helps in improving the overall health of malnourished children. The study was conducted by the University of the Punjab Pakistan and the Queen Mary University of London and shows that a high dose of vitamin D supplements helps malnourished kids to put on weight and also learn languages more easily. Vitamin [...]

May 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin D can help improve weight of malnourished kids, language development

Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Almost every nutritionist worth her salt will tell you to consume more fish to reach your weight loss and fitness goals. Fish, they say, is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. However, until now, the reasons were not clear why dieticians and nutritionists included fish in most healthy diet. Omega 3 and [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be rough for the elderly. Take them for a walk in the evenings or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, list a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * Try to plan activities [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

A new tool has been developed to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, developed by the scientists at the University of Waterloo, is a vaginal implant, which decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV [...]

April 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Ladies, this new tool can protect you from HIV transmission

Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

Turns out, alcohol consumption is one of the biggest risk factors for dementia. According to a new research conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia.A recent study also suggested that the number of [...]

April 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cut down on drinks. Alcohol can raise chances of dementia

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Here’s some sobering news. A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent cancer even if it runs in your family! According to health experts,cancer can be caused by genetic mutations and its risk can multiply if it runs in your family. Cancer can be caused by abnormal genes that get passed to the next generations by those affected. [...]

April 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

Dried seahorse, manta ray gills and tiger bones: Can they cure asthma, cancer or AIDS?

Dried seahorse, manta ray gills and tiger bones: Can they cure asthma, cancer or AIDS?

A pinch of powdered chimpanzee bone, some gecko saliva, a dash of vulture brain. These are not the ingredients of a fairytale witches’ brew, but some of the prized substances helping drive the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in animal parts touted to cure anything from a hangover or asthma, to cancer and AIDS. Along with [...]

April 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dried seahorse, manta ray gills and tiger bones: Can they cure asthma, cancer or AIDS?