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Chocolates can help boost mental health: Study

Written by | July 5, 2017 | 0
Eating chocolates regularly can help boost cognitive abilities and mental health, as well as reduce memory decline in older adults, a study has found. Researchers from University of L’Aquila in Italy found that the cocoa bean is a rich source of flavanols – a class of natural compounds that have neuroprotective effects. They examined existing studies on the effects of acute and chronic administration of cocoa flavanols on different cognitive domains. Although randomized controlled trials investigating the acute effect of cocoa flavanols are sparse, most of them point towards a beneficial effect on cognitive performance. Participants showed, among others, enhancements in working memory performance and improved visual information processing after having had cocoa flavanols. For women, eating

Green Tea May Help Fight Bone Marrow Disorders

Written by | February 7, 2017 | 0
A compound found in green tea could have life saving potential for patients who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone marrow disorders, says a study. The compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis – both related to bone marrow disorders, according to the researchers. Patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis are susceptible to a frequently fatal condition called light chain amyloidosis, in which parts of the body’s own antibodies become misshapen and can accumulate in various organs, including the heart and kidneys. “The idea here is twofold: We wanted to better understand how light chain amyloidosis works, and how the green tea

Do you work for more than 39 hours a week? If yes, then you might be at risk of physical, mental illness!

Written by | February 3, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: If you are among those who work for more than 39 hours a week, then it’s essential to alter your working schedule as it might cause physical and mental illness. This new study calls for a revision in the 48-hour-week limit set internationally about 80 years ago. The new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows the work limit should be set at 39 hours a week for a healthy life. “Long work hours erode a person’s mental and physical health, because it leaves less time to eat well and look after themselves properly,” said Huong Dinh from the ANU Research School of Population Health. For women, Dinh said healthy work limit was 34 hours per week once their other commitments were considered. The healthy work limit for men was up to 47 hours a

Daily stress may put you at heart disease, stroke risk: Lancet

Written by | January 12, 2017 | 0
New York: Sounding an alarm bell for those who take unnecessary stress at workplace or at home, researchers have now linked chronic psychosocial stress with an heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke. According to the team from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans apart from established causes like smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. Previous research has also shown that the amygdala is more active in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression but before this study, no research had identified the region of the brain that links stress to the risk of heart attack and stroke. “Our

Natural remedies for allergy relief: These home remedies will give you relief from seasonal allergies

Written by | January 6, 2017 | 0
With changing season, people suffer from allergies. These allergies are usually triggered by pollen grains in the air or dust or the smog. Red eyes, runny nose, sniffling and sneezing tires you out and interfere in your daily life. The medicines for seasonal allergies are also pretty expensive. However, there are several home remedies you can try to get relief from the seasonal allergies. These natural remedies may not have an immediate effect as the medicines but gradually these remedies will reduce the allergies and its symptoms. Here is a list of some of the most effective home remedies for allergies. Neti is an ancient yogic system of cleansing. It is used to clear the nasal passageways. You will need a neti pot to try this technique. Fill the neti pot with sterile saline solution and

Why Starch In Bananas, Potatoes May Be Good For Health

Written by | January 6, 2017 | 0
Consuming foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes that are rich in resistant starch may help check blood sugar, enhance satiety as well as improve gut health, a study has found. Resistant starch is a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. “We know that adequate fibre intake at least 30 grams per day — is important for achieving a healthy, balanced diet, which reduces the risk of developing a range of chronic diseases,” said Stacey Lockyer, Nutrition Scientist at British Nutrition Foundation, a Britain-based charity. Apart from occurring naturally in foods, resistant starch is also produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products. Unlike the typical starch, resistant starch acts like

How our memories become permanent

Written by | January 2, 2017 | 0
London: Scientists have for the first time identified a mechanism that regulates rhythmic brain waves that play a key role in making our memories permanent. Memories undergo a consolidation process which stabilises and makes them become stronger — a process where brain waves play an important role, the study said. The study revealed that one of the brain waves — sharp wave ripples (SWRs) — needed for consolidating memories is dominated by synaptic inhibition. It helps the brain set what an individual has learned or experienced as a quick instant replay. SWRs is one among the three major brain waves coming from the hippocampus region of the brain that plays a key role in our memory making. “Our results were able to show that precisely timed synaptic inhibition is the current generator

Medic Shoes™: Simple and Easy with No Side Effects

Written by | January 2, 2017 | 0
There are no side effects. The shoes contribute to physiological and mental improvements for people with diabetes, peripheral vascular problems, hypertension, cardiological problems (by lowering TPR and improving CO), etc. Medic Shoes™ that were developed in accordance with the principles of reflexology are comfort massage shoes. The new Israeli patent is approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health and the European CE, and also registered by the US FDA, and is now available for purchase online. Professor Eliezer Kleinman, Cardiologist and Profession of Physiology and Director of Geffen Institute for Research and Cardiac Health, expresses his professional opinion about Medic Shoes™: This opinion is based on research carried out at the Geffen Institute with the approval of the Helsinki committee,

Different Ways To Eat Honey For Weight Loss

Written by | December 26, 2016 | 0
Honey is one of the best ingredients for weight loss. It helps to cut the fat quickly without any side effects. What is more interesting is the natural sweetness honey contains.It’s beautiful texture and taste can be added to just about anything. Honey with milk, honey with salads, honey with tea and so on.Adding one tablespoon of honey to a cup of green tea is also beneficial for weight loss and aids in better health with more advantages.Here are some ways to eat honey for weight loss. Ways to eat honey for weight loss are: 1.Paste Your Brown Bread: For dinner this evening opt for a honey sandwich. Take two slices of fresh whole wheat or brown bread and paste only one side with honey. Enjoy this low calorie and energetic dinner. It is best to eat a light dinner to help aid in weight loss. 2.Honey

Health Benefits Of Having Corn Silk

Written by | December 26, 2016 | 0
These strands which almost resemble hair has been used as a home remedy since many centuries. It contains vitamin K and many other nutrients too.You can eat corn silk directly or you can also use other methods to consume it. You can add corn silk to boiling water, sprinkle a few drops of lemon juice in it and consume it.It is advisable to consult your doctor before you consume cork silk. In fact, pregnant women, children and people suffering from any health ailments should not consume corn silk.Here are some benefits of having corn silk. Benefits of having corn silk are: 1.It is used as a home remedy to prevent kidney stones. It can prevent crystal formation in the kidneys and enable smooth flow of urine. 2.The vitamin K content present in corn silk can help your blood clot. Blood clots prevent

Smoking: Five ways it affects your health!

Written by | December 26, 2016 | 0
New Delhi: We all know that smoking is not good for health, but still most people are addicted to it and find it hard to quit. Tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death globally. Nicotine in tobacco also makes it hard for people, especially smokers to give up. The prolonged use of tobacco increases the risk of developing various health problems. Here are some of the most gruesome diseases caused by smoking and other tobacco products: 1:  Diabetes Because of smoking, the risk of developing diabetes is greater as tobacco use increase blood sugar levels and lead to insulin resistance. Smoking can be even more hazardous for people with diabetes as it increases the risk of complications including heart disease, kidney damage, blindness, rheumatoid arthritis, nerve damage. 2:

10 Warning Signs That Something Is Wrong With Your Liver

Written by | December 20, 2016 | 0
The liver is constantly bombarded by outside influences, whether it be your poor eating habits, smoking, toxic environment or stressful living conditions. Removing these toxins via means of natural methods is important if you wish to restore the proper function of your body’s organs The liver is the main organ that retains these toxins. Although the liver will filter out a large majority of toxins, over a long period of time, it will cause chronic disease and illness in the body as a result of impaired liver function. Pain Above The Eyes If you have a headache that forms behind the eyes, it may be associated with liver issues because of body imbalances. When food and blood isn’t properly digested or filtered, your body will react with inflammation behind the eyes. Jaundice A classic sign

Do you Brush Your Teeth For Long?

Written by | December 14, 2016 | 0
The mouth is the mirror of the body and thus it becomes mandatory to take care of our teeth always. Not spending too much time brushing your teeth and avoiding carbonated drinks can work wonders in winters, says an expert. Sagrika Shukla, a visiting consultant at Clove Dental, says that teeth need extra care in winters just like the rest of the body and shares tips to take care of your teeth. * Brushing teeth is brilliant but not for too long. ADA (American Dental Association) recommends brushing for not more than two-three minutes. Over brushing teeth can cause sensitivity. * Yes, we all are a little hungrier in winters, but say yes to hot beverages rather than acidic carbonated drinks which tend to erode the teeth and lead to sensitivity. * If you’ve been sipping on cider or opting for

Lemon slices in drink may have drastic consequences for your health

Written by | December 13, 2016 | 0
Washington: That pre-sliced pieces of lime in your festive gin or non-alcoholic beverage in bars and restaurants might not be the best thing as these slices may cause infectious diseases at various body sites, warns a new study. The Journal of Environmental Health conducted and published a study that investigated how hygienic lemon slices in bars and restaurants are. Researchers from New York University’s school of medicine swabbed lemon slices which accompanied drinks at 21 different restaurants. The unappetising findings revealed almost 70 percent of the samples produced some sort of microbial growth, including 25 different microbial species. The microbes found on the lemon samples in our investigation all have the potential to cause infectious diseases at various body sites, although

Foods That Are Best For Your Bones

Written by | December 13, 2016 | 0
Mothers make it a point to feed their children with dairy products so that their bones are strong. Today, with the growing number of people facing problems related to their bones, experts have stated that the food we eat is not enough to keep our bones healthy. There are some foods that are good for bones and it must be added to diet.As you age, our bones will begin to calcify and thus will lead to further problems in old age. So, according to experts, youngsters should make it a point to add certain bone building foods so that they age gracefully without any aches and pains. Calcium is a mineral which is essential for proper body function and it is stored in your bones. Our body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. So, if you are not receiving a good amount of calcium in your diet, it can lead

All you need to know about cardiac arrest and how it differs from heart attack

Written by | December 5, 2016 | 0
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa suffered a cardiac arrest in Apollo Hospital on Sunday evening where she was admitted over two months ago. Her condition is said to be critical after the cardiac arrest. Here’s the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest: Heart attack * A heart attack is preceded by symptoms which occur hours, days or even weeks * It’s caused due to blocked artery which sends blood to the heart. * The blocked artery prevents blood from reaching a section of the heart causing the attack. * The heart does not usually stop functioning after the attack. * Heart attack can cause permanent damage to the heart. * A heart attack could lead to a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest * Occurs suddenly and without any warning. * It is caused due to electrical malfunction

Side effects of green tea you should know about!

Written by | December 3, 2016 | 0
Green tea is well known for it’s health benefits. The goodness of it has been marketed across the our television screens. But is it all the good? Everything comes with pros and cons and things are not as glittery as they look! The tea is believed to help with weight loss, detoxing, and is also known to offer disease protection because of its high content of antioxidants. While green tea is regarded as safe for consumption, excessive intake can pose certain problems. Here are a list of problems that consumption of green to causes to your body which you are not aware of: Digestive Disorders: Green tea are linked to the presence of tannins, but these organic compounds can also interfere with digestion, causing increased acidity, heartburn, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and nausea.

Winter No Bar! Fight off dry skin and keep it radiant

Written by | November 22, 2016 | 0
New Delhi: While most of us love bidding goodbye to the harsh and hot summer months and welcome the transition to cooler climes, at least one part of our body doesn’t agree with us! Our skin, especially in people who have dry skin, feels the extreme brunt of winter as icy winds make it scaly, itchy, irritated and dry like sand. While you cannot control the climate, you can certainly take some measures to reduce the trauma that the cold season inflicts upon your skin. Make no mistake, as much as your body needs a transition to winter clothes, your skincare regimen also needs to change to suit the needs of the colder months. Hence, Dr Veena Rao, Dermatologist from Bangalore has come up with some tips to adopt as winter sets in. Refurbish your dressing table. Remove all skincare products

An egg a day keeps heart stroke away: Study

Written by | November 2, 2016 | 0
The study showed that eggs are beneficial in lowering blood pressure and can be proved effective in reducing risk of strokes. “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been related to lower blood pressure,” said lead researcher Dominik Alexander of the EpidStat Institute, Michigan, US. For the study, the team conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies dating back between 1982 and 2015. They evaluated relationships between egg intake and coronary heart disease in 2,76,000 participants and stroke in 3,08,000 participants. “The study underscores prior research, showing the lack of a relationship between eggs

Daily exercise may expose city kids to pollution

Written by | October 31, 2016 | 0
New York: Children from urban areas who engage in vigorous exercises both indoors and outdoors may be at a greater exposure to black carbon — a traffic-related pollutant — than children who are less active, researchers said. Black carbon — a pollutant that is also an indicator of diesel exhaust exposure — is known to have an adverse impact on health. The study revealed that the children who exercised were exposed to 25 per cent greater concentration of black carbon compared to non-active children. There are numerous health benefits associated with regular physical activity, including reduced airway inflammation compared to less active children, but, exposure to high levels of black carbon may lessen this effect, the researchers said. Daily physical activity was associated with reduced