For people suffering from diabetes, exercise should top their priority list as it not only helps in lowering their blood sugar levels but is also good for their overall well-being. Exercising causes the body to utilize energy which in turn causes release of more glucose from the muscles and liver. The normal physical activity helps your body to utilise insulin in an effective manner along with …
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Tamarind, known as imli in hindi is a sweet and tangy fruit that is commonly found in most South-Asian kitchens. It is normally used as a flavoring agent in beverages and for preparation of chutneys and curries. Rich in various healthy essential nutrients like dietary fiber, volatile compounds, minerals and vitamins; tamarind is good for overall health. Here are the top 7 reasons why you should …
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The Ebola virus was first seen infecting humans in African countries; especially Sudan. But now, the virus seems to have gripped the world's interest due to its destructive potential. Snuffing out the lives of almost 80% of the population that suffers from the disease, Ebola hemorrhagic fever  is definitely a condition that has the capability to infect millions. In order to help you stay safe …
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Although a cough is part of the body’s natural defence mechanism to expel irritants gaining entry into the respiratory system and aggravating the respiratory linings, prolonged or severe coughing can be a symptom of a deeper problem. To treat a severe cough it is important to identify the underlying cause of the cough. ‘Maximum patients visiting a doctor complain about dry cough caused due …
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Hi, I am 50 years old and I am suffering from gout. My uric acid level is always high. It lowers only when I stop taking medicine. Can you suggest any lifestyle and dietary tips to reduce it naturally? Lifestyle diseases are on the rise today and gout features prominently in this list. As is the case with most of these diseases, it is also the result of unhealthy lifestyles and unplanned diets. …
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said 21 more people have died from Ebola in West Africa over the past two days, bringing the total death count to 539. In a statement, the UN body said 44 new cases had been detected over the same period, and added that the situation was worst in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 35 new cases and 15 dead in the former and 11 cases and four deaths in the …
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A toothache isn't just a symptom of tooth decay or cavities. Sometimes a sharp shooting toothache can signify that your teeth need more attention than you think is necessary and can signify a severe oral crisis. Oral infections are common in people with poor dental health and hygiene. Tooth abscess is one such condition that results from improper oral hygiene and affects the gums and the soft …
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In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment. Reactive astrocytes (the most abundant cell type of the human brain), which have been commonly observed in Alzheimer's patients, aberrantly and abundantly produce the chief …
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You may have heard this over a thousand times but it really does help. Exercise, by far, is the best medicine to stay fit and healthy. So, if you have been recently diagnosed with prediabetes or with a sugar level in the high risk range, there is good reason for you to start exercising.  There are various studies showing a link between exercise and delayed onset of diabetes. The U.S. Diabetes …
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Blood pressure (BP) is the term for an essential function of the body, in which, as the heart alternately pumps and relaxes, the blood in the arteries exerts a force on their walls. Your blood pressure is measured by the combination of two numbers – your systolic pressure (written above) and your diastolic pressure (written below). The systolic number measures your blood pressure while the …
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A glass or two of booze is good for your heart, according to long-standing medical advice that drinkers are often fond of citing. But, according to a study published on Friday, this cherished invitation to say 'cheers' is well off the mark. Reducing even light consumption of alcohol will not only improve your chances against coronary heart disease, but also help you lose weight and ease high …
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Can't live without your smartphone even for 10 minutes? Join the club of addicts who cannot go without their phone before suffering from anxiety. According to a recent study by Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, most people cannot last for 10 minutes without getting highly anxious if their smartphone is taken away. To reach this conclusion, researchers divided …
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It is possible to relieve pain hypersensitivity with a new method that rekindles pain so that it can subsequently be erased, says a study. This discovery could lead to novel means to alleviate chronic pain. Inspired by previous work on memory, that showed that when memory is reactivated during recall its neurochemical encoding is temporarily unlocked, the researchers wanted to see whether a …
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Cigarette warning labels can influence smokers to try to quit even when they are trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a new study. The survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries found that small, text-only warning labels like those on cigarette packs in the US prompt people to think about health risks of smoking, and people who notice the warnings regularly are more likely …
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