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Saturday, 15-December-2018

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BREAKFAST AND DIABETES: WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?

4 days ago
You have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast, as the name implies, is to break the fast between dinner and lunch. It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), breakfast is necessary and it can have real benefits. Do you think that skipping breakfast can help manage your blood glucose better? Researchers say the opposite is true. In a study, 22 people who controlled their T2D with diet alone or diet plus metformin were studied on two different days. On one, they ate three identical meals for breakfas...
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STRESS REDUCES FERTILITY IN WOMEN

3 weeks ago
Higher levels of stress can lower conception or fertility in women but it does not affect men, finds a study. The researchers, from Boston University in the US, found that the association between higher levels of stress and lower levels of conception could be due to decreased intercourse frequency, increased partner stress discordance and higher levels of menstrual cycle irregularity. “Although this study does not definitely prove that stress causes infertility, it does provide evidence supporting the integration of mental health care in preconception guidance and care,” said Amelia Wesselink, Research Assista...
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COTTAGE CHEESE AS LATE NIGHT SNACK CAN BOOST HEALTH

4 weeks ago
Guilty about your late night snacking habit that leads to weight gain? Switching to a protein-filled snack like cottage cheese can help you to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and overall health, say researchers. In the study, Michael Ormsbee, Associate Professor at Florida State University (FSU), gave active young women in their early 20s samples of cottage cheese 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime.  They found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have a positive effect on muscle quality, metabolism and o verall health.  And for those wh...
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EXHIBITION-SALE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

6 weeks ago
To mark October as the breast cancer awareness month and raise funds for patients’ treatments, a gallery in Mumbai will exhibit and sell artwork-printed carpets, gallerist-doctor Tarana Khubchandani said. Titled “cARTpet”, the event will put out hand-woven and tufted carpets reproduced from key artworks of 22 renowned Indian artists, including SH Raza, Satish Gujral, Thota Vaikuntam, Paresh Maity and Ram Kumar. The exhibition and sale, from October 22 to November 1, will culminate her and curator Brinda Miller’s two years of art collection work. The exhibition preview on October 21 will also...
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‘TOBACCO INDUSTRY’ OUT OF THE GLOBAL TOBACCO TREATY

8 weeks ago
India along with the governments of 181 countries has decided to keep the ‘Tobacco Industry’ out of the global tobacco treaty to ensure that it has no access to any conference or meeting to influence government or corporate sector. This step has been taken to discourage usage of tobacco and work towards building a healthy country. “At the conclusion of the eighth session of the global tobacco treaty negotiations, countries unanimously adopted policies that eliminate loopholes Tobacco Industry has exploited to gain access to the talks, redouble defenses against evolving industry tactics, and mandated a st...
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DETOXIFYING THE BRAIN THROUGH KAPALBHATI

9 weeks ago
Kapalbhati is a part of Pranayam kriya where one forcefully exhales rapidly and in short bursts. Practitioners claim that it helps in cleaning lungs and in exercising the abdomen muscles. It is, therefore, recommended for reducing tummy fat. The word Kapalbhati means skull illumination. Yogis claim that practicing it cleans the brain and gives a shining quality to a person’s appearance. Modern science may give credence to this claim. Researchers have known since 1941 that nanoparticles (10-30 nanometers which are almost 10-20 times smaller than those emitted in cigarette smoke), can directly reach the brain b...
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WHAT IS A CAFFEINE WITHDRAWAL HEADACHE?

14 weeks ago
Caffeine is our favourite drug. But if we miss out on our fix, it can be a real headache, in more ways than one. Caffeine is a stimulant. It quickly enters our brain and blocks the (adenosine) receptors that are responsible for dulling brain activity. By blocking the dulling of our brain, we feel a sense of invigoration, focus and subtle euphoria. These feelings can also enhance our performance of certain focused tasks, like driving or staying awake through the whole lecture. This is the upside of caffeine. The downside is how we feel when we are not getting our usual dose. Because of the anticipated ...
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USE BY DATES ARE A SCAM

15 weeks ago
The best way to tell if a food is still good to eat isn’t necessarily looking at the sell-by date printed on the package. Expiration dates are based on rough estimates. They can tell you when a carton of eggs or a raw steak will likely reaches the limit for their best quality, but that’s about it, according to research compiled by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental organisation. “Millions of people are tossing perfectly good food in the trash because they think it’s not safe to eat after the date on the package,” Dana Gunters, a senior scientist with the N...
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AIR POLLUTION MAY LEAD TO CHANGES IN HEART STRUCTURE

17 weeks ago
Researchers have found that people exposed to even low levels of air pollution can have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure. For every one extra microgram per cubic metre of PM2.5 -- small particles of air pollution -- and for every 10 extra microgram per cubic metre of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), the heart enlarges by approximately 1 per cent, showed the findings of the Britain-based study. “Although our study was observational and hasn’t yet shown a causal link, we saw significant changes in the heart, even at relatively low levels of air pollu...
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PLANT-BASED FOOD MAY BOOST YOUR HEART HEALTH

18 weeks ago
Consuming a plant-based diet that includes nuts, soy, pulses, beans, peas and a little amount of plant sterolsa may reduce many risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation, a new study has found. According to the researchers, the plant-based dietary pattern is known as portfolio diet and it is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. In addition to reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by about 30 per cent when combined with a low-saturated fat diet – a level comparable to medications, the researchers found the diet limited other factors for ...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

20 weeks ago
Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother’s lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef. “Ayush was a very weak child, used to defecate frequently and always cried. Now he is a happy child,” said his mother Sudha who soon left for home to look after her two-month-old daughter. “It was a compulsion,” she said without elaborating, when aske...
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CHANGING YOUR HABITS FOR BETTER HEALTH

20 weeks ago
There’s no reason you shouldn’t feel like the best version of yourself this summer. A strict diet is not required. Instead, get ready to hit the beach by making sure you’re not weighed down by unpleasant symptoms like bloating, dehydration, and discomfort. Here are a handful of tips from registered dietitian and nutritionist Andy Bellatti to get you feeling your best in under a week. DO: Drink lots of water Water is essential – it regulates the shape of every cell inside our bodies. If we don&rsquo...