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Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Greening sidewalks, parks and vacant or dilapidated spaces could be an important and inexpensive tool to help address the rising cases of depression, anxiety and stress in urban communities, suggests a study. “Dilapidated and vacant spaces are factors that put residents at an increased risk of depression and stress and may explain why socioeconomic disparities [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s Another Way To Cut Down Depression, Anxiety And Stress: Go Green!

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Smoking hookahs has been a leisurely activity for centuries, and is popular even today at nightclubs and hookah bars. Snehal Singh, senior lifestyle and wellness management consultant at Healthians, and Sargam Dhawan, director, Planet Herbs Lifesciences list major myths about the hookah: * Myth 1: Hookah and vaping is the same. Hookah is used to [...]

June 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hookahs are no safer than cigarettes, here’s all you need to know

Vitamin C deficiency can spoil the best weight loss plan, here’s what to do

Vitamin C deficiency can spoil the best weight loss plan, here’s what to do

If you love citrus fruits and can’t resist eating them, then chances are you are not deficient in Vitamin C. But if you are suffering from bleeding gums, or skin problems, then you may be lacking in this crucial vitamin. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that is required in protein metabolism, plays a role [...]

June 7, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vitamin C deficiency can spoil the best weight loss plan, here’s what to do

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined [...]

May 22, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Turns out, whooping cough is more widespread than previously known. According to a study conducted by the Public Health Ontario, whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. Whooping cough (formally known as pertussis) is a highly [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

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

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

Here’s what these celebs do to stay fit and healthy

Here’s what these celebs do to stay fit and healthy

Staying fit and maintaining a regimen can be tough and challenging. And more so, if you have erratic working hours and schedules. Actors have long shooting hours, travels and irregular meal times. In all of this, there are certain celebrities who make it a point to follow a strict fitness regimen. We bring these fitness [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s what these celebs do to stay fit and healthy

Joining your office gym is waste of money. Here’s why it won’t make you healthier

Joining your office gym is waste of money. Here’s why it won’t make you healthier

Workplace wellness programmes have two main goals: improve employees’ health and lower their employers’ healthcare costs. They’re not very good at either, new research finds. For the study, 3,300 employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign were given a year of access to iThrive, a workplace wellness programme similar to what many companies offer [...]

April 11, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Joining your office gym is waste of money. Here’s why it won’t make you healthier

Carambola Fruit: Here’s Why You Should Add This Exotic Fruit To Your Diet!

Carambola Fruit: Here’s Why You Should Add This Exotic Fruit To Your Diet!

We have a trove of exotic fruits that are not just good looking but also offer uncountable health and beauty benefits. Also known as star fruit, carambola is the fruit of the tree with the scientific name Averrhoa carambola. The fruit is about three to six inches in length and the flesh colour ranges from [...]

April 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Carambola Fruit: Here’s Why You Should Add This Exotic Fruit To Your Diet!

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Scientists have found a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria infection, an advance that may lead to better treatments for the disease. By studying mice and samples from malaria patients, researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic build-up of iron in red blood cells and [...]

April 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection