The next time you order a pizza topped with extra cheese to bust your stress, think again! Eating a single high-fat meal a day after experiencing one or more stressful events can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain, almost five kg a year, says a study. 'We know from other data that we are more likely to eat the wrong foods when we are stressed, and our data say …
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The key to controlling diabetes is to manage weight effectively and initiate a healthy weight loss process in case you are overweight. That said it isn't advisable to follow any fad diet or go into the starving mode to shed all that weight. Remember to eat right all the time. Your body needs all the major macronutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre – and the micronutrients like …
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Thyroid disorders are quickly becoming increasingly common across the world. People usually tend to suffer from either high amounts of thyroid hormone or too little of it. While there are a large number of medications that can be used to help treat this problem, there is a fix in yoga that can help too.  Here are a few yoga poses that can help keep the condition(s) under control. Yoga …
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With the monsoons completely set in, local health clinics are already lined up with people complaining of bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and aches. If you’re one of those who have somehow luckily escaped the notorious stomach flu, you won’t remain safe for long unless you take proper measures to prevent it. Here are some expert tips with inputs from Dr Mehul Choksi, Consultant …
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Joint pain has become a very common problem in recent times afflicting most adults who are middle aged or older. Most of them tend to ignore such aches and pains, thinking of them as an age related problem. When the pain becomes severe, they try to get some relief by taking pills, using ointments or by massaging with oils. Experts have suggested that once you start experiencing such symptoms, you …
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Olive oil may be the most essential part of the Mediterranean diet but today it is used more widely because of its extensive health benefits. One such amazing benefit is that it helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Mainly attributing its benefits to its richness in unsaturated fats or good fats, here's how olive oil works to keep your heart healthy. It reduces cholesterol: Cholesterol is …
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A new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients having an inherited retinal disease which causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness. Until now, the disease called Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA) has been untreatable. 'This is the first time that an oral drug has improved the visual function of blind patients with LCA,' said …
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After successfully treating women suffering hot flashes by means of hypnotic relaxation therapy, researchers at Baylor University recently completed a study that similarly heeded relief from hot flashes for a man. While this non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical method should be of interest to all, it is particularly important for men who may be reluctant to seek help for the problem, knowing that it …
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Bones form the framework of our body and help not just to support it, but also in the protection of vital organs, the storage of minerals, creation of red blood cells in bone marrow and in the storage of energy in yellow marrow in the form of lipids and adipose cells. One of the diseases that is caused due to bone loss is osteoporosis. The condition comprises of two words ‘osteo’ meaning …
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Turns out your the iPad contains nickel which is one of the most common allergy-inducing metals out there. According to Pediatrics, various people are picking up allergies from a variety of personal electronic products. While nickel-induced rashes aren’t life-threatening, they can be very uncomfortable which may require treatment with steroids and antibiotics according to Dr Sharon Jacobs of …
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A new study has found that the increased trend of social media, which helps people connect, is actually making them more selfish and less empathic. Assistant professor of psychology Dr. Tracy Alloway, from the University of North Florida, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, between ages 18 and 50, and found that some Facebook features are linked to selfishness and some …
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Shedding light on athletes' ability to work through pain, researchers at the University of Luxembourg conducted an experiment in which they conditioned subjects to numb-out their pain sensations. The study was based on Pavlov's legendary experiment in which he conditioned a dog to produce saliva at the ringing of a bell, which he had come to associate with his regular feedings. 'We have shown …
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How many times have you gone to your local chemist, described your symptoms and got a strip of antibiotics in return? Well, while the antibiotics might make you feel better, the indiscriminate use of this miracle drug can have severe ill-effects on both you and the society at large. A recent study called ‘Global Trends in Antibiotic Consumption, 2000-2010,’ by scientists from Princeton …
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New research has revealed that Alzheimer's key biomarker could be identified in the retina and lens of the eye, moreover, the ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease in its early ages. The study found that the decreased ability to identify odors was significantly associated with loss of brain cell function and progression to …
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