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Working Long Hours? Rest Your Eyes

Working Long Hours? Rest Your Eyes

How to take care of the dry eye problem If you spend much of the day staring at a computer screen, you’re probably familiar with dry eye. Its symptoms are – itchy eyes, redness, light hypersensitivity and blurred vision. “Eyes, like any other part of your body, get tired and need rest,” says ophthalmologist Dr […]

July 15th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Veggie ‘Meat’ May Usher In The Next Healthy Diet Revolution

Veggie ‘Meat’ May Usher In The Next Healthy Diet Revolution

Disruptive food technology and novel trends and technology are in line with the scientifically-validated Planetary Health Diet that can prevent 11 million deaths from under nutrition and food-related diseases. The alternative meat movement is mainstreaming vegetarianism across the world and offering committed carnivores the option abandoning meat but not the flavour for reasons as varied […]

July 6th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Experts Say A Girl Must Be Prepared For Their First Period

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019: Experts Say A Girl Must Be Prepared For Their First Period

Bollywood film Pad Man has opened up discussions around menstruation, but there’s still a long way to go. It’s important for young girls to be aware of periods before their first one, advise experts. According to a survey conducted by everteen for Menstrual Hygiene Day, menstruation is no more a hush-hush topic. The survey had […]

June 29th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Brainwaves During Sleep Strengthen Memories: Study

Brainwaves During Sleep Strengthen Memories: Study

Using non-invasive imaging to identify the mechanisms that strengthen memories can lead to improvements in our understanding of how memories work.   Brainwaves produced during sleep helps us store new information in our memory, according to a study that explains how bedtime helps boost our learning. Researchers have known about the close relationship between sleep […]

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

Researchers Find Hormonal Link Between Diet And Obesity

Researchers Find Hormonal Link Between Diet And Obesity

Obesity is a growing public health crisis, bringing with it many serious risk factors, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In a new study researchers have found that low levels of a circulating hormone called adropin predict increased weight gain and metabolic dysregulation during consumption of a high-sugar diet in a nonhuman primate model. […]

June 8th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Healthwise: Why you need 10 glasses of water a day

Healthwise: Why you need 10 glasses of water a day

Mild dehydration, even when not linked to hangovers or illnesses, can precipitate moderate to intense headaches, including painful tension headaches and migraines. With central and western India in the grips of a heat wave that has temperatures soaring well over 45 degrees Celcius in April, dehydration has become potentially as life-threatening as drug-resistant infections or […]

June 1st, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Netflix Show ‘13 Reasons Why’ Associated With Increase In Youth Suicide Rates: Study

Netflix Show ‘13 Reasons Why’ Associated With Increase In Youth Suicide Rates: Study

Netflix’s uber-popular show ‘13 Reasons Why’ was responsible for a 28.9 percent increase in suicides among youth aged between 10 and 17 in the US in April 2017, according to recent findings. Netflix’s uber-popular show ‘13 Reasons Why’ was responsible for a 28.9 percent increase in suicides among youth aged between 10 and 17 in […]

May 25th, 2019 | Posted in Health | Read More »

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 »