Author: Anik Paul

Managing cholesterol might help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

November 20, 2018

Managing cholesterol might help reduce Alzheimer’s risk, says researchers, including one of Indian-origin, who identified a genetic link between the progressive brain disorder and heart disease. Examining DNA from more than 1.5 million people, the study showed that risk factors for heart disease such as elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels (HDL, LDL, and total cholesterol) […]

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States need to think again on the green drive to curb malnutrition

November 20, 2018

To curb malnutrition, the ministry of ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy (Ayush) plans to promote desi superfoods, as reported by this paper on November 10. These superfoods include ashwagandha, drumstick, amla, haldi, giloy and dry ginger. This initiative of the Ayush ministry is laudable. One challenge will be to make them accessible […]

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Zika virus kills two in Madhya Pradesh, 84 affected in state

November 20, 2018

Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases. Of the two deaths, the […]

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How to get rid of wrinkles: 5 simple anti-aging tips for younger-looking skin

November 20, 2018

Wrinkles are a natural part of getting older, and there’s no reason to dread getting them. Also known as rhytides, they are folds in your skin. As you age, your skin produces less of the proteins collagen and elastin, which makes your skin thinner. Environmental exposure, dehydration, and toxins can all make your face more […]

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Why fertility rates are falling as population soars

November 20, 2018

Soaring birth rates in developing nations are fuelling a global baby boom while women in dozens of richer countries aren’t producing enough children to maintain population levels there, according to figures released on Friday. A global overview of birth, death and disease rates evaluating thousands of datasets on a country-by-country basis also found that heart […]

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Singing may reduce stress, improve mood for people with Parkinson’s disease

November 20, 2018

Singing may reduce stress and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, say scientists who found that the benefits of musical therapy were similar to taking medication. Researchers from Iowa State University in the US measured heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels for 17 participants in a therapeutic singing group. Participants also reported feelings of sadness, anxiety, happiness […]

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How eating veggies, fish can keep your heart healthy, lower heart disease risk

November 20, 2018

If you are suffering from high blood pressure, consuming fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet may help reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms, a study suggests. Intake of fish, seafood and vegetarian food increases levels of a compound called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), known to boost heart health, said researchers from the Medical University of Warsaw in Poland. The […]

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An Expert’s Advice On How To Tackle Anxious And Stressful Thoughts

November 2, 2018

People who suffer from anxiety know how hard it is to deal with. Anxiety disorders bring with them a lot scary and worrying thoughts, which may or may not have any basis in truth. Sometimes these thoughts get too intense to handle and can hamper your everyday life. Although anxiety is a mental health concern and […]

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Health Disorders And Sleep, An Expert Joins The Dots

November 2, 2018

Sleep disorders are a huge deterrent to our sleep cycles, which then in turn affect your daily life and well being. If you don’t get enough sleep through the night, at least 7 to 8 hours, your body and mind do not function well and you are sluggish through the day. “Some people suffer from […]

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An Expert Shares 4 Things To Take Care Of If You Are Diagnosed With PCOD

November 2, 2018

Polycystic ovary disorder (PCOD) is a cause of major concern for many women. Caused by hormonal imbalance and cysts in the ovaries, the disorder causes issues like irregular or no menstrual periods, pelvic pain, and may also lead to difficulties getting pregnant. But not all patients with PCOD have all of these symptoms. It is […]

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