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Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

Did you know prolonged sedentary time could lead to health risks? Sitting for too many hours per day or sitting without a break is known to harm your body, a new study reveals. While the evidence on the adverse effects of prolonged sedentary time continues to increase, further studies are needed to determine the most [...]

September 14, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sitting for too long, here’s what happens when you don’t move often

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

There are different types of headaches and different factors causing it. So, a headache caused during a migraine will be different from the headache caused by eating something very cold. Here are 5 lesser-known causes of headaches: * Migraine: Migraines cause recurring types of headaches that can be severe and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Triggers for this [...]

September 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 6 lesser-known reasons why you may be getting a headache

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

Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

Have you ever heard people advising you to avoid drinking water during your meals? Well, the common notion is that drinking water during your meals can put off the digestive fire (agni) and can cause tummy troubles. Turns out, it’s not true. Health experts suggest that one should drink water during meals as it only [...]

August 28, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Should You Be Drinking Water During A Meal?Here’s The Answer

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

Energy drinks mixed in alcohol could make you feel more drunk

Energy drinks mixed in alcohol could make you feel more drunk

If you like consuming alcohol with energy drinks, beware. A key ingredient found in energy drinks can worsen the negative effects of binge drinking, reveals a new study. Many people mix energy drinks with alcohol to neutralise the sedative nature of alcohol, tricking people into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are. Researchers from the [...]

August 17, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Energy drinks mixed in alcohol could make you feel more drunk

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

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally [...]

August 10, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

On my last night of residency, a friend and I swapped our most memorable stories. We recalled the nights of panic and triumph caring for dozens of critically ill patients, about the day – OK, days – we fell asleep standing up, about the weeks subsisting on saltine crackers and ginger ale. The conversation turned [...]

July 31, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How Can You Tell Whether Your Doctor Is Any Good?

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease that has become very common nowadays. While lack of insulin and genetic history are among the factors that cause it, certain lifestyle habits such as poor diet, lack of exercise and high stress also contribute to an increase in blood sugarlevels. Taking a few steps towards healthy life can make a huge difference. High air pollution levels can cause [...]

July 29, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Type 2 diabetes prevention, 3 lifestyle changes that will protect you from the disease

Side effects of aloe vera could be harmful for you. Watch out for these signs

Side effects of aloe vera could be harmful for you. Watch out for these signs

The aloe vera plant is known for its healing properties and has long been used as a herbal medicine. Scientific studies have also shown how that the plant has antidiabetic effects as it reduces blood sugar levels. The plants, which are native to Africa and Indian Ocean islands, are being incorporated into skincare treatments for conditions such as eczema, [...]

July 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Side effects of aloe vera could be harmful for you. Watch out for these signs