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Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It [...]

July 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues [...]

July 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with [...]

July 3, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Query: I am a central government employee and will be retiring shortly. I will get retirement benefits of about Rs 1.5 crore. Where should I invest this sum to be able to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now? Jayant R. Pai, CFP and Head of Marketing, PPFAS Mutual Fund replies: Assuming that the entire Rs 1.5 [...]

June 18, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Where should I invest to finance my son’s education 7-8 years from now?

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

The sharing economy and online selling platforms have brought about many new opportunities for entrepreneurs and consumers. But it has also led to new opportunities for scammers. Sometimes, spotting a scam can be difficult for an individual. That’s where Fireball Approves comes in. The company’s owner was once almost a scam victim herself. And the experience led [...]

June 14, 2018 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Spotlight: Fireball Approves Aims to Protect Online Buyers from Scams

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was designed from the inside out

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was designed from the inside out

To mark 150 years since the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, we’re looking back at five influential projects that defined his career. First up is Hill House in Helensburgh, widely recognised as the Scottish architect’s most important residential work. Hill House exemplifies Mackintosh’s approach to combining traditional Scottish values with modern international ideas. Located in Helensburgh, around [...]

June 6, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House was designed from the inside out

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective [...]

May 18, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Is the health food aisle in the supermarket your go-to spot to pick up nutritious and healthy food? Do you snack on dried fruits when that 4pm hunger hits you? If the answer to both those questions are yes, you need to read this. A lot of products that are advertised to be healthy can [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

Ayurveda texts and modern research says that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties which can protect from lifestyle disorders. Dr Shruthi M Hegde, Ayurveda expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests incorporating the following herbs in your diet to practice preventive wellness and take a concrete step towards maintaining good health: Tulasi has compounds [...]

April 25, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

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

So you’ve worked hard and want to sustain all that weight you’ve lost? Then stay away from dieting

So you’ve worked hard and want to sustain all that weight you’ve lost? Then stay away from dieting

If you are trying to manage your weight with dieting, you may be wrong, as it can make you fatter. Instead, start eating regularly, suggests a study. While exercise and healthy eating habits are considered to be the cornerstones of weight management, the new study suggests refraining from dieting and observing regular eating habits could [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on So you’ve worked hard and want to sustain all that weight you’ve lost? Then stay away from dieting

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help [...]

March 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief