Focus more on your diet than exercising to lose weight

January 7, 2019

For those planning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study suggests that diet is far more important than physical activity including walking, fidgeting and formal exercise. The reason is because exercising increases appetite especially with prolonged endurance exercise or with weight lifting that can ultimately sabotage the best of intentions, the […]

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Survey: Over 50 per cent of Indian women are sedentary

January 7, 2019

While men and women in India are largely physically inactive, women were found to burn less calories than their male counterparts, finds a survey of over one million Indians. The survey — “Physical activity levels of Indians” by HealthifyMe, the domestic health and fitness app — showed that 53 per cent of Indian women are “inactive” […]

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6 die due to Kyasanur Forest Disease or monkey disease in Karnataka

January 7, 2019

Six people have died due to Kyasanur forest disease. Two people including, 18-year-old girl Shwetha and 50-year-old Ramakka died on Saturday. Both were admitted to a private hospital in Shivamogga. In view of the disease outbreak, Bharatiya Janata Party state president BS Yeddyurappa and MLA of Sagara Haratalu Halappa rushed to the in Shivamogga and […]

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Here is what you should be eating to protect yourself against the harsh winter

January 7, 2019

Winter brings with it a number of health issues, from dry skin and common colds to joint pains and respiratory troubles. Things get worse because of the pollution in the air. So it is important to prepare your body to battle with winter health issues by improving your immunity. One of the reasons for respiratory illness […]

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Your computer could be injuring your vertebrae!

January 7, 2019

A research by San Francisco State University has revealed that checking your posture every now and then will help reduce strain on your neck, back, spine and vertebrae, if you use computers regularly. The researchers said that working on computers can lead to headaches or neck and backaches. Sitting at a computer with jutting head forward to […]

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“Morning people” have better chances of getting pregnant

January 7, 2019

Planning motherhood? Becoming a morning person could make it easier to conceivethan for night owls, says a study. It could be because “morning people” have better chances of getting pregnant because they tend to be healthier with fewer illnesses, explained researchers from the University of Warwick in the UK. “By and large, larks are more likely […]

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Painless method to monitor glucose levels for diabetics discovered

January 7, 2019

Researchers have designed a microneedle patch for people with diabetes to enable them to monitor their glucose levels throughout the day in a “painless” manner. Continuous monitoring is a way to safely and reliably lower blood glucose – giving the user a full picture of their glucose levels throughout the day and helping them avoid severe hypoglycemia. But the currently used […]

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Spirulina could help reduce high blood pressure

January 7, 2019

According to a new research published in the journal Hypertension, spirulina, made from algae, could help to reduce blood pressure. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the superfood, described as the “most complete food source in the world”, contains a specific protein which was found to relax arteries in the laboratory and in animals. Spirulina, scientifically […]

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Is an Electric Band-Aid the Future of First Aid?

January 3, 2019

After a century, adhesive bandages may get a makeover. In 2020, the Band-Aid — those seemingly flimsy bits of adhesive and cotton found in every medicine cabinet in America — will turn 100 years old. In that time span, the medical field has grown by leaps and bounds. Penicillin was discovered in 1928, ushering in […]

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What Parents Should Know About the Long-Term Effects of the Measles Virus

January 3, 2019

An illness of the past makes a comeback. The measles virus — formerly a hallmark of childhood — used to infect 3 to 4 million people in the United States each year. But after a vaccine was developed, the disease was nearly eliminated by the year 2000. But now the disease has started to make a return […]

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