#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccine

On Global Handwashing Day, know more about this simple hygiene which offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness

#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccineThe simplest way to ensure basic hygiene is washing hands. It is our best defence and a self-vaccine that fights all kinds of pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease), including cold and flu virus, and E. coli bacteria, and can reduce the risk of you developing any diarrheal and respiratory […]

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experience

You probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It's annoying, but if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it's time to head to the doctor

7 less known facts about pins-and-needles sensation that you experienceYou probably know what it feels like to have pins-and-needles sensation in your hands or feet after sleeping in an awkward position or keeping your legs crossed for too long. It’s annoying, but you shake things out a bit and move on, no harm done. But if you have frequent or long-lasting tingling sensations, it’s […]

4 never heard before signs of breast cancer women should know

In the study, 83 per cent of the women who had breast cancer symptoms and were diagnosed found a lump first. But a little more awareness of other signs can't hurt. But a lump isn't the only symptom. In fact, one in six women diagnosed with breast cancer first report a symptom other than a lump

4 never heard before signs of breast cancer women should knowMany women diagnosed with breast cancer share a common experience: They feel a lump that wasn’t there before, which ultimately turns out to be cancerous. It’s why women are told to be familiar enough with what their breasts feel like to notice any such changes. But a lump isn’t the only symptom of breast cancer. […]

#WorldHeartDay: Dos and don’ts for a healthy heart

Researchers found that if people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower risk of heart disease

#WorldHeartDay: Dos and don’ts for a healthy heartJust 10 foods account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported. If people ate less salt and meat and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the researchers at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy found. It comes […]

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beverages

While you probably know that having caffeine and sugar too close to bedtime can mess with your sleep, other nutrients can actually help you build muscle, improve your blood sugar stability, and burn fat

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beveragesThere’s not much worse than a night of tossing and turning in the sack. After all, poor sleep is intricately tied to weight gain, skewed hormone levels, next-day munchies, and blood sugar and insulin issues, says Bridget Murphy, R.D.N., C.D.N., at NYU Langone Medical Center. To score some quality shuteye, you’ve got to be careful […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeDo you know the natural ways to balance your hormones ? Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre […]

7 things you follow are nothing but health myths

Right from belief that one must drink eight glasses of water to a mandatory eight hours sleep, read how you’re following some health habits which are of no good to you

7 things you follow are nothing but health mythsMaybe your mom repeated them to you or you picked them up from friends at summer camp. Perhaps even a well-intentioned but out-of-the-loop doctor drilled them into your head. However you heard them, health myths definitely aren’t doing you any good. Find out why it’s time to give them the heave-ho—and the simple moves you […]

7 low-cost sources of healthy protein

Boost your intake of muscle-building nutrient without spending much

7 low-cost sources of healthy proteinLooking for the best high-protein foods? The choices are easy—lean red meat, poultry, fish and soy are among your best bets. Throw cost consideration into the mix, however, and suddenly things become less obvious. A wild Alaskan salmon steak is not an everyday option for most guys. (Plus, would you rather spend your dough on […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]
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