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New Website May Help Eliminate Suicidal Thoughts

New Website May Help Eliminate Suicidal Thoughts

The site exposes visitors to dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), a form of psychotherapy that combines behavioural science and Buddhist principles on mindfulness and acceptance. Researchers claim to have developed a website which could be beneficial in decreasing suicidal thoughts.   Researchers asked more than 3,000 website visitors how they felt before they got to the […]

May 18th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Smoky environment increases risk of high blood pressure

Smoky environment increases risk of high blood pressure

Passive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13% increased risk of hypertension. A non-smoker should leave a smoky room or car until it has been cleared, suggest researchers as secondhand smoke can cause high blood pressure and hypertension.   “Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke regardless of whether the smoker is still in […]

May 11th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

FOREVER YOUNG: Study Uncovers Protein That Keeps Skin Youthful

FOREVER YOUNG: Study Uncovers Protein That Keeps Skin Youthful

The prosaically named COL17A1 might not sound like a fountain of youth, but the new study suggests it does the heavy lifting when it comes to keeping skin intact and unimpaired.   Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in […]

May 4th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Just An Hour Of Weekly Walking Works Wonders

Just An Hour Of Weekly Walking Works Wonders

The study found an hour of weekly moderate-to-vigorous physical activity allowed older adults to maintain their ability to perform daily tasks like getting dressed or cross a street before a traffic light walk signal changed. Just one hour a week of brisk walking staves-off disability in older adults with arthritis pain, or aching or stiffness […]

April 20th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Drugs Used To Treat Erectile Dysfunction May Cause Side Effects Affecting Vision

Drugs Used To Treat Erectile Dysfunction May Cause Side Effects Affecting Vision

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, researchers have captured for the first time, the full-length structure of the rod photoreceptor phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6), an enzyme that plays an indispensable role in human vision. A recent study has observed that drugs which are used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, like sildenafil […]

April 13th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

DEPRESSION: Three Millennials Tell About Living With Bipolar Disorder

DEPRESSION: Three Millennials Tell About Living With Bipolar Disorder

In order to get people talking about mental health more openly, we spoke to three individuals who open up about their experiences with depression, bipolar disorder and having to see a therapist. The last line is something you will seldom or never hear. Because although it’s fine to casually mention that you’re going to the […]

March 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

London HIV Patient Becomes Second Person To Be Cured Of AIDS

London HIV Patient Becomes Second Person To Be Cured Of AIDS

The case is a proof of the concept that scientists will one day be able to end AIDS, the doctors said, but does not mean a cure for HIV has been found. Some 37 million people worldwide are currently infected with HIV and the AIDS pandemic has killed around 35 million people worldwide since it […]

March 9th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?

Why Do South Asians Have Such High Rates of Heart Disease?

NEW YORK – Mahendra Agrawal never imagined he would have a heart attack. He followed a vegetarian diet, exercised regularly and maintained a healthy weight. His blood pressure and cholesterol levels were normal. But when Mr. Agrawal experienced shortness of breath in June 2013, his wife urged him to go to a hospital. There, tests […]

March 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Deepika Padukone’s Therapist Anna Chandy Reveals Depression Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Deepika Padukone’s Therapist Anna Chandy Reveals Depression Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Take inspiration from Deepika Padukone, who opened up about her struggles with anxiety and depression and the power of getting help. Psychologist Anna Chandy shares the signs to look out for, how to manage your mental health every day and more. Padukone started The Live Love Laugh Foundation, an initiative to end the stigma against […]

February 9th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Science Is Making 100-Year life Firmly Within Our Grasp

Science Is Making 100-Year life Firmly Within Our Grasp

According to research published earlier this year in Nature, there are about 500,000 people aged 100 years and above in the world, and the number is going to almost double every decade. There is no limit to longevity.   Rapid strides in medical science and technology over the past two decades have put the once-elusive […]

January 28th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »