Here’s how you can include more fibre in your diet

To reduce your risk of getting diverticulitis, you should try and add high-fibre foods to each meal. Aim for up to half your plate to contain some fibre-rich food

Here’s how you can include more fibre in your dietAlthough, be careful about eating a lot of fibre at once. Overdoing it can cause gas, bloating, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps as your gut bacteria try to process all the new fibre. These problems go away after a while as your digestive system gets used to the higher fibre levels, but you can avoid them […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to be less productive at work, finds study

Researchers surveyed 52,000 men between ages 40 and 70 from 8 countries. About 25% of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) suffered from poor work productivity compared to 11% of men without ED. Men with ED were also two times more likely to stay home from work and to work while sick

Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to be less productive at work, finds study  While erectile dysfunction certainly isn’t a fun topic for most men to discuss, it is generally considered an easily treatable condition that really only affects one aspect of a man’s life. However, a new international study conducted across eight countries finds that erectile dysfunction is associated with problems on the job and an overall […]

Symptoms of menopause can often last for many years

Symptoms generally start when a woman's estrogen levels begin to drop. This generally happens in 3-5 years before menopause begins

Symptoms of menopause can often last for many yearsMenopause is a natural biological occurrence signalling the end of a woman’s ability to reproduce. This happens with the end of her last menstrual period. Medically, menopause is said to happen 12 months after a woman menstruates for the final time. Menopause is a normal part of a woman’s life, just like puberty. Even though […]

3 simple tips to prevent neck pain

Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay

3 simple tips to prevent neck painIn general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because your neck’s principal job is to support your head, and your head weighs a lot – about 10 to 12 pounds Here are some hints for achieving a healthy neck […]

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normal

Studies show many older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems. Important life changes that happen as we age may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness

Depression may be common in older adults, but it is not normalAbout depression Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily life for weeks at […]

4 ways to cope with stress at work

4 ways to cope with stress at workIt can come from a sudden meeting, your boss shouting at you, phones ringing all the time, or even just an annoying co-worker that has one too many cups of coffee and now wouldn’t let you work in peace. Heck, it can even come from the copy machine that always acts up. Whatever the reason, […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]

Parents, here’s why you should never pick up a child by their arms

Lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called nursemaid’s elbow. It commonly occurs in children between the ages of two to five

Parents, here’s why you should never pick up a child by their armsYour child might squeal with delight when a playful family member picks him up by the wrists and swings him around, or when you pull him up by his hands to help him jump over a puddle. But be careful, lifting or grabbing a child by the arms can result in a common injury called […]