Cutting down on calories alone may not help you trim your bulging waistline as researchers have found that lack of leisure-time physical activity is linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women. Researchers analysing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US found that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and …
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Even as an on-field spinal injury keeps Brazil's star player Neymar Junior out of World Cup semifinal clash between Brazil and Germany Tuesday, experts say similar injuries are also common off the field. 'A severe electric shock could put you in Neymar's position,' Garima Anandani, chief spine specialist at Qi Spine Clinic in Mumbai told IANS. Neymar suffered a transverse fracture of the left …
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Dengue cases are continuing to rise in Delhi and the NCR with 16 being reported till July 5, a municipal health officer said Monday. While 13 cases are from Delhi alone, the remaining are from the adjoining areas in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. (Read: Tips to keep common monsoon diseases at bay) Here are some practical tips to prevent dengue With the monsoon come various diseases, and one of the …
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Asafoetida or hing has a unique taste and flavor that is known for its strong and pungent smell. It is commonly used in South Indian dishes especially for seasoning of dals and sambhar. Also known as ‘Food of the Gods’, this herb posseses a wide range of medicinal properties that include anti-flatulent, expectorant, laxative, anti-inflammatory, etc. Read more about health benefits of …
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To fill the void of clear guidelines on menopause diagnosis and management and equip doctors with the fundamentals to care for any woman, researchers have developed a toolkit that has the potential to help manage menopausal conditions for women globally. The Practitioner Toolkit for Managing the Menopause includes a diagnostic tool, as well as a compendium of approved hormone therapies. Led by …
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Scientists are developing a new imaging technique that uses a 'nanojuice', which when gulped down, provides doctors an unparallelled non-invasive view of the gut in real time.  The advance could help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, Crohn's disease and other gastrointestinal ailments.  Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and …
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Tibetans are able to live at high altitude thanks to a special gene they inherited from a mysterious, now-extinct branch of the human family, scientists reported on Wednesday. The ancestors of today's Tibetans acquired a key variant of a gene regulating oxygen in the blood when they mated with a species of human called the Denisovans, they said. Contemporaries of the Neanderthals -- and like …
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Glaucoma is known as the ‘silent killer of vision’ as it causes severe damage to the nerve of the eyes (also known as the optic nerve) over time. Commonly caused due to an increase in the pressure within the eye that usually shows no specific signs or symptoms of nerve damage. This irreversible damage to the eye can be treated with the help of oral medicines, eye drops and surgery. The main …
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The microwave is one appliance has made cooking and reheating food very easy. But when the walls of the machine get splattered with food that leave behind a foul odour the commodity quickly becomes unsanitary. While the rotting food  -- in most cases -- cannot harbour many disease causing organism (since the heat generated by the microwave is so high that it kills off any bacteria) but the smell …
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Knee pain has become quite common these days. It is not just restricted to the elderly population but is also a common occurrence among teenagers. This is because the knee joint is susceptible to damage as it bears the entire weight of your body. Although it has an immense ability to handle strain, repeated pressure can lead to knee pain. Here are some causes of knee pain you should know. 1. …
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Having a heart attack is a serious condition and can, in some cases, be fatal. But apart from fearing the onset of this condition, most of us do not really know what a heart attack actually is. In this post, Dr Tilak Suvarna, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Head of the Cardiology  department at the Asian Heart Institute tell you everything you need to know about the condition.  What is …
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Dandasana or the staff pose is one asana that helps optimise the functioning of the lower back. This asana is easy to do, and is just what the doctor ordered when it comes to relieving the symptoms of lower back pain. Dandasana helps strengthen the muscles of the back, stretches the muscles of the lower back and helps improve posture. So, if you are suffering from niggling lower back pain, …
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Muslims around the world fast in this holy month of Ramadan -- from pre-dawn hours to dusk. Health experts have a word of caution for those who may be diabetic. Due to prolonged fasting, diabetics undergo metabolic changes as they don't eat anything for long, say medical experts. 'Prolonged fasting results in metabolic changes which necessitate adjustment in diabetes management plan, in terms of …
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Human are a highly visual species. Most of the information is captured in our brain is though our eyes. It is also a mode of expressing our emotions and feelings. But we bet you didn't know everything about it.  Fact 1: The eye is the second most complex organ in our body (after the brain) It is composed of more than 2 million operational parts which can process 36,000 bits of information …
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