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Respiratory Infections In India Up By 7.5 Million Between 2013 And 2016

Respiratory Infections In India Up By 7.5 Million Between 2013 And 2016

Air pollution killed an estimated 1.81 million people in India in 2015, according to the scientific journal, The Lancet. NEW DELHI – Acute respiratory infections (ARI) in India have increased from 32.76 million in 2013 to 40.3 million in 2016, rising consistently over the past four years, environment minister Harsh Vardhan informed Lok Sabha on Friday […]

January 13th, 2018 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Treatment Against Blindness To Sell For $850,000 In US

Treatment Against Blindness To Sell For $850,000 In US

There are currently about 1,000 cases of people who suffer from hereditary degeneration of the retina, and 10 to 20 new cases are expected to be added each year. NEW YORK – Luxturna, a medication against hereditary degeneration of the retina that can lead to total blindness, will be sold for $850,000 in the United […]

January 6th, 2018 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Sleep-Deprivation Similar To Being Drunk, Leads To Memory Lapses

Sleep-Deprivation Similar To Being Drunk, Leads To Memory Lapses

According to a recent study, lack of adequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much. Lack of adequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much, a study has found. Sleep deprivation disrupts the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other, leading to mental lapses […]

December 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Number Of Indians With Diabetes Likely To Double In Next Decade

Number Of Indians With Diabetes Likely To Double In Next Decade

Asians have a 2–4-times higher risk of type 2 diabetes than white Europeans. NEW DELHI – With a prediabetes prevalence of 10.3% among adults, people with diabetes in India are likely to more than double in the next decade from the current 70 million, a study by the country’s apex research organisation has estimated. The […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Obesity A Bigger Threat To World Health Than Malnutrition: Report

Obesity A Bigger Threat To World Health Than Malnutrition: Report

According to the report, 155 million under-fives are stunted; and 52 million children worldwide are defined as wasted, meaning they do not weigh enough for their height. Overweight and obesity are on the rise in almost every country, with 2 billion of the world’s 7 billion people being overweight or obese, says The Global Nutrition […]

December 9th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Samosa Is ‘Healthier’ Than Burger: CSE report

Samosa Is ‘Healthier’ Than Burger: CSE report

While a samosa may be calorie-dense, it is largely made of chemical-free ingredients in contrast to burger which has preservatives, acidity regulator. NEW DELHI – A samosa is better for an individual’s health than a burger because it is made using fresh ingredients and is free of additives, preservatives and flavourants, according to a new […]

December 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Does Having A Sore Muscle Mean An Effective Workout?

Does Having A Sore Muscle Mean An Effective Workout?

  For decades now, our desi gyms have advocated one philosophy: Muscle soreness means you are an exercise beast. Agreed that soreness means you have finally started moving your muscles, but does it also mean that pushing yourself over the cliff everyday to remain sore is necessary? The answer is no. What is muscle soreness? […]

November 25th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

5 Myths Surrounding Vegetarian Diet

5 Myths Surrounding Vegetarian Diet

Misconceptions over the years have surrounded vegetarian diets and those who adopt them. Let’s view the myths and see the actual reality Myth: Vegetarians do not get enough protein. Fact: Well, there was a time when nutritionists and dietitians even said this, but no longer. Now, we know that vegetarians get plenty of protein. What […]

November 18th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

GLUTEN FREE: Better Skin But You Need To Deal With Constipation

GLUTEN FREE: Better Skin But You Need To Deal With Constipation

The two staples of any Indian household are roti and rice. Without these two, our diet is incomplete. And if you are from a typical north Indian family, roti, parantha, poori and bread are a common part of your everyday life (read: diet). The same was the case with me. I have never been able […]

November 11th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Coffee Substance ‘Cafestol’ Could Help Delay Onset Of Type-2 Diabetes

Coffee Substance ‘Cafestol’ Could Help Delay Onset Of Type-2 Diabetes

‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found in coffee, could help delay the onset of Type-2 diabetes, improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice, according to a study carried out by a team of scientists in Denmark. The medicine that can delay your diabetes is right on your coffee table. ‘Cafestol’, a bioactive substance found […]

November 4th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »