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Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

Jet-air hand dryers should not be used in hospital toilets as they spread more germs than disposable paper towels, a study warns. Published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, the study looked at bacterial spread in a real world setting — in two toilets in each of three hospitals, which were in the UK, France [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Stick to paper towels, jet-air dryers spread more germs around you

SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

If the stay on construction activities imposed by the Supreme Court in certain states gets extended, it could lead to real estate project delays and litigations, say realty experts. The SC imposed a stay on construction in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Chandigarh for not framing any policy on solid waste management. According to CARE [...]

September 10, 2018 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on SC ban on construction activity could hit real estate project timelines, lead to litigations

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

People who have suffered a stroke are more likely to develop dementia, a study conducted by the University of Exeter Medical School confirmed. The study involved an analysis of 3.2 million people across the world. Researchers found that the link between stroke and dementia persisted even after taking into account other dementia risk factors such as blood pressure, [...]

September 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Strokes are linked to dementia, increases risk of the brain disease by 70%

Barn doors add style, function to any room

Barn doors add style, function to any room

One way to add a little character to your home without undertaking an expensive remodel is by installing decorative and functional sliding barn doors. Not only can they be a beautiful addition to a room, they are also a wonderful solution when space is an issue because they don’t open into a room, eating up valuable floor [...]

August 31, 2018 Loknath Das Home Deco Comments Off on Barn doors add style, function to any room

Want To Live Longer? Stick To These Healthy Habits.

Want To Live Longer? Stick To These Healthy Habits.

There seems to always be a mad dash toward the next new thing when it comes to nutrition and fitness, whether it’s the latest exercise craze, super food or diet regimen. But leaping from fad to fad isn’t exactly a well-reasoned strategy for improving our health. Nor is it a way to create changes that [...]

August 28, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Want To Live Longer? Stick To These Healthy Habits.

Best diet to reduce belly fat, boost heart health revealed

Best diet to reduce belly fat, boost heart health revealed

Trying hard to reduce that burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet that is rich in fibre and low in saturated fats could be the key to weight loss and reducing belly fat, suggests a study. While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, the ones that are popular on the internet, including intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the “Paleo” diet, and green tea, [...]

August 27, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Best diet to reduce belly fat, boost heart health revealed

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Tobacco products will feature a fresh set of 85% pictorial health warnings from September 1. The Union health ministry on Monday notified a new set of health warnings for all tobacco products with validity extending up to the next two years. All tobacco products manufactured, imported or packaged on or after the said date will [...]

August 24, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tobacco products to have new pictorial warnings from September 1

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Turns out, the consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, souring social relationships, and leading some healthcare providers (HCP) to distance themselves from affected patients. HAIs are infections that patients get while receiving treatment for medical or surgical conditions, and many HAIs are preventable. Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University conducted a [...]

August 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Patients experience emotional response to diagnosis and ‘feel dirty’

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

Sleep is crucial for good health. A lot of studies have thrown light on how not getting enough rest can affect you. Insufficient sleep can double your chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol. And according to a study conducted by the Columbia [...]

August 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Tips to sleep better, 5 simple shortcuts before bedtime to ensure you wake up fresh

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

We work 5 days a week and live for the weekend. And if it’s a long weekend that you spot on the horizon, the dreaded week seems to pass quickly. But weekend also brings with it oodles of lazy mornings, weekend bingeing and of course, a break from routine. But should this change in routine [...]

August 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with all the emotional and physical changes their bodies go through. While there is excitement to welcome a newborn into the world, it’s no secret that nine-months of morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs and mood swings can be pretty daunting too. It needs a lot of patience [...]

August 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in a human body. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body. So, if your body lacks haemoglobin, the tissues and muscles wouldn’t get enough oxygen, and further hamper the body [...]

August 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient