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Decoding Dementia: It’s Not a Demon

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Decoding Dementia: It’s Not a Demon

(May 21-27 is Dementia Action [Awareness] Week) By Garima Tripathi | IANS Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms […]

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If You’re Stressed, You Get Pimples. If You Cry, You Get Wrinkles. So Just Smile and Get Dimples.

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on If You’re Stressed, You Get Pimples. If You Cry, You Get Wrinkles. So Just Smile and Get Dimples.

By Dr. Imlikumba Acne is chronic inflammatory disease of the pilosebaceous glands present in the skin of the face .This disease is characterised by the formation of comedowns (blackheads), erythematous papules, and in a few cases, nodules or cyst and scarring. There are four major factors involved in the disease production viz, increased sebum production, cornification […]

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Hypertension: Beware the Silent Killer On the Prowl

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Hypertension: Beware the Silent Killer On the Prowl

By Dr. Prabhakara Shetty Heggunje One of the deadliest disorder that is wrecking mayhem in today’s society is hypertension. Hypertension or commonly known as high blood pressure is a medical condition which occurs when the arterial blood pressure rises above the normal level (120/80 mmHg) on repeated measurements. . It is the prime cause of an […]

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Exercise May Beat Genetic Predisposition to Obesity in Elderly Women

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Exercise May Beat Genetic Predisposition to Obesity in Elderly Women

Ladies, stop blaming genes for your larger waistline as you can overcome the genetic predisposition to obesity through exercise, a new study suggests. The study found that physical activity reduces the influence of genetic predisposition to obesity, and this effect is more significant in the oldest age group — women aged 70 years and older. […]

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Decoded: How Chikungunya Virus Causes Arthritis Pain

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Decoded: How Chikungunya Virus Causes Arthritis Pain

Scientists have identified the molecular handle that chikungunya virus grabs to get inside cells and cause arthritis pain, a finding that could lead to ways to prevent or treat the disease as well as related viruses. The study, conducted over mice, identified the protein on cells called Mxra8 that is needed for chikungunya virus to […]

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Eat Yogurt ‘Appetizer’ to Cut Down Chronic Inflammation Risk

By   /  May 15, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Eat Yogurt ‘Appetizer’ to Cut Down Chronic Inflammation Risk

Relishing yogurt as an “appetizer” may help reduce chronic inflammation — a key factor associated with bowel disease, arthritis and asthma as well as cardiometabolic diseases, finds a study. The findings showed that yogurt may help reduce inflammation by improving the integrity of the intestinal lining, thus preventing endotoxins — pro-inflammatory molecules produced by gut […]

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Short Physical Activity Break May Boost Child’s Fitness

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Short Physical Activity Break May Boost Child’s Fitness

Motivating schoolchildren to take a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity may boost their health and fitness levels, a new study suggests. The study examined the effectiveness of the popular Daily Mile initiative – which involves children taking a 15-minute break from class to do physical activity. The findings, published in the journal […]

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Advice for Couples Facing Fertility Issues

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Advice for Couples Facing Fertility Issues

One in every six couples face fertility problems in India, thereby making the process of conceiving strenuous and stressful for many. While some fertility problems are not preventable, there are vital actions one can take to help initiate a new beginning. Lavanya Kiran, Gynaecologist at Narayana Healthcare’s Women’s and Child Institute and Anil Prakash, Consultant […]

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Oral Antibiotics May Up Risk of Kidney Stones — Study

By   /  May 12, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Oral Antibiotics May Up Risk of Kidney Stones — Study

Children and adults treated with oral antibiotics may have a higher risk of developing kidney stones, according to a new study. The findings, published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggested that the strongest risks appeared at younger ages and among patients most recently exposed to antibiotics. “The overall prevalence of kidney stones […]

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Nature’s Essentials for Your Baby

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Nature’s Essentials for Your Baby

As a new parent, it is natural for you to want the best for your little one. You tend to be more conscious about the choices you make, and are usually bombarded with a plethora of baby care products available in the market. Hence, when it comes to choosing the right product for your babys […]

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