What’s the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes?
Siesta improves your heart health, finds study
Here’s how aloe vera helps in reducing wrinkles naturally
Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
This is how you can drink more water
Got high blood pressure? Here’s what causes it and how you can avoid it
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(Found on Healthline.com on 20.09.2019)
Sweet and regular potatoes are both tuberous root vegetables, but they differ in appearance and taste.
They come from separate plant families, offer different nutrients, and affect your blood sugar differently.
This article describes the main differences between sweet potatoes and other potato varieties, plus how to prepare them in healthy ways. …
Sep 15, 2019
WASHINGTON: We often see people taking naps or dozing off during the daytime. A new
study claims that it not only re-energizes you but also protects your heart. Probably now you can easily defend your siesta in office! …
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Sep 4, 2019
Who doesn’t want to look beautiful and youthful, and to fulfill this desire we often dig a hole in our pockets by going for various skin care treatments. No wonder, these expensive treatments can be an instant fix for so many skin issues, but are they sustainable in the long run. …
September 4, 2019
London: Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned.
“We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed,” said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency for Research on Cancer in France. …
Aug 19, 2019
Why water is important for your body?
An average human body contains 70 per cent water, and drinking sufficient amount of water is extremely important for the health of a human being. A well-known rule of thumb states that we should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day. However, there is no scientific validation for this very fact. The lifestyle, bodily needs and climate determine the intake of fluids. Be it 8 glasses of water or 10, it should be simply according to how much your body asks for. …
August 19, 2019
Blood pressure can simply be defined as the pressure exerted by blood on the blood vessels when it moves. High blood pressure or hypertension happens when the blood moves through the arteries at a higher pressure than normal.
Many different factors can cause hypertension and if the blood pressure is too high or stays high for a long time, it can cause serious health issues. Uncontrolled hypertension puts you at a higher risk of stroke, heart disease, heart attack and kidney failure. …
Dealing With The Loneliness Epidemic: ‘Tea With Strangers’ Group Is Latest Experiment To Bring People Together
July 18, 2019
To fight isolation, a health problem that a former surgeon general said can be as debilitating as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, several groups are working to create in-person connections. A group started by one former lonely heart in San Francisco invites strangers to talk over tea and has caught on in more than a dozen other cities. Public health news also focuses on: higher rates of memory loss reported among LGBTQ Americans; winners and fairness issues; sleep-tracking devices; drugs that bring on memory loss in older adults; Netflix’s decision to re-edit “13 Reasons Why”; critics of “Neuralink’; coping with the heat wave; a new way to diagnose pancreatic cancer; why STI’s are more common; mosquitoes; ticks in unsightly places; and more. …
Jul 2, 2019
In simple words, bloating is when your belly feels swollen after eating. This swollen belly can make you feel uncomfortable, nauseous and difficult to carry on with your regular work.
Why does it happen?
Bloating is caused by excessive gas production or disturbance in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system. It can cause pain, make you feel stuffed and uncomfortable. …
Feb 19, 2019
New York: Making a simple breakfast toast could contribute to a high level of indoor air pollution, say researchers.
According to a research by the University of Colorado Boulder, basic household tasks like boiling water or cooking your dinner or cleaning can leave your home as polluted as a major city. …
More: Aloe Vera, Peace Lily and Boston Ferns: 7 Indoor Plants That Will Keep Your Home Pollutant Free
Jan 05, 2019
Gone are the days when we opened our windows to breathe in fresh air, people living especially in cities, now prefer to keep it closed unless the harmful pollutants enter your private space. While air fresheners claim to bring a great smell, little do they help in cleaning the air. With the lack of fresh air, people are now increasingly keeping more plants at home to reduce harmful pollutants. …
January 11, 2018
Mumbai, January 11: Pathology labs across the country may face a shortage of “competent” people to sign lab reports, cautions Girdhar Gyani, Director-General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).
His concern stems from a recent Supreme Court directive that allows only medical practitioners with a post-graduate qualification in pathology to countersign a medical lab report. A view held by the Medical Council of India (MCI). …
Oct 27, 2017
CHICAGO: US scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.
One technique, by David Liu of Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, offers a highly precise way to fix single-letter mistakes in genes, which are stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. …
Find out about health problems that you might face if you are performing certain yoga pose wrongly.
September 26, 2017
Yoga is a great healer and contributor to improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, but wrong yoga poses can make your daily life difficult instead of easy, say experts.
Minakshi Fullara, Chief Consultant, Physiotherapy, Aakash Healthcare, said overdoing it or doing it in the wrong manner can lead to acute injuries, chronic pain, overuse strain and a hamstring pull. …
July 11, 2017
Mon, 03 Jul 2017
In an attempt to drive out medical errors in diagnostic reports, the Medical Council Of India (MCI) has notified that only those who hold MBBS degree and therefore lie under the professional purview of either the Medical Council Of India (MCI) or the Medical Councils of various states would be allowed to sign Diagnostic Reports from the different laboratories. While the decision has been received well in the medical fraternity, there are certain organisations who are wary of it and might file for further clarifications since previously, reports could be signed by both PhD scholars, researchers & doctors. …
March 06, 2017
We are living in a world where there is no scarcity of germs and harmful viruses to create havoc to our health and well-being. The only way we can stay safeguarded is if we make the conscious effort to stay in a clean environment and use precautions. Our hands are the most exposed parts of the body that are prone to catching germs. …
January 21, 2017
January 13, 2017
6 reasons you must wash your underwear separately
We all are often too lazy to care for laundry etiquettes. We throw everything together in the laundry bag, from our white tees, our grandmother’s woollen socks, to our new Forever 21 jacket and even our latest jockeys or BVDs. While there are so many things to keep in mind for washing your clothes the right way, here we look into what happens when you wash your unders along with the other laundry. And believe us when we say this: These long and short johns in your machine can be the biggest culprits for spreading infections. …
January 14, 2017
New Delhi: The role of herbs and spice in cancer prevention is becoming more important as researchers and the public are turning to alternative treatments.
Since time immemorial, herbs and spices have been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. …
January 7, 2017
New Delhi: Heart disease has now become the leading cause of mortality in in our country. It remains to be the top killer of both men and women in the world.
Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Though some people are born with heart disease, but there are many things which you can do to protect your heart and blood vessels by leading a healthy lifestyle. …
Jan 05, 2017
Sep 16, 2016
New Delhi: NSAIDS, or the common painkillers, are not advisable for dengue patients because they are known to quicken internal bleeding. However, doctors have been prescribing them to relieve joint pain in suspected or confirmed cases of chikungunya. Now, in a worrying trend, these drugs have been found to be counterproductive even in chikungunya patients. …
Nov 02, 2015
1. Things you don’t know
Reheating dinner is a way of life. Whether it’s Friday night and you need to clean out your fridge, or you want to turn your leftovers from last night into a whole new meal, our microwaves are our handy kitchen companions. But research shows that reheating some of your favorite foods can be dangerous to your health. Take a look at these foods that can give you food poisoning (or worse). …
28 Dec, 2015
London: A glass of clean drinking water contains ten million ‘good’ bacteria which may help purify the water and keep it safe, a new study has claimed. …
Nov 25, 2015
This is what ready to eat meals do to you
Ready meals can raise risk of memory loss, says scientific study.
There’s more reason to grouse. Apart from preservatives and additives affecting your physical health, ready meals can raise your risk of memory loss, a new study has found. …
September 22, 2015
London: If you want to remain fit and healthy, try to go for frequent breaks from prolonged sitting at workplace or home as daily morning exercise alone may not help you ward off the ill-effects of sitting for long hours. …
Don’t sit at one place, just hop around your workplace! Economictimes.indiatimes.com
13 May, 2015
Every morning, after arriving at her office in Adyar, Divya Mohandoss heads to her department where she can choose from a Japanese-style low seating area, hanging rope chairs or comfortable seats at the coffee shop. …
Avoid sitting for long hours for a healthy heart
Mar 8, 2015
Sitting for long hours everyday is associated with increased coronary artery calcification that can increase the risk of a heart attack, new research says. …
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