Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right now

New Year is a time for a fresh start, so let’s start by putting to rest certain medical myths and stereotypes. Some of them are simply silly, while others are harmful

Top 4 myths & stereotypes about health you should drop right nowMyth: Shaving makes hair grow back quicker and thicker Most of us heard this myth for the first time in middle school, and there are adults who still believe it. But no, shaving does not affect how your hair grows. There are many reasons this myth became popular. For starters, young people start shaving around […]

8 signs that you may be at risk of psoriatic arthritis

About 10 to 20 percent of people with psoriasis will develop an inflammatory type of arthritis known as psoriatic arthritis. It causes your joints to become painful, swollen, and warm to the touch

8 signs that you may be at risk of psoriatic arthritisIn 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led a collaborative effort to develop the first-ever public health agenda for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Their agenda was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. “A public health approach to psoriatic diseases will allow scientists to better identify possible environmental contributions, which could potentially […]

7% of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7% of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

Follow these simple habits for healthy weight loss

Habits described here and in Harvard Special Health Report Lose Weight and Keep it Off can be your handy guide on how to move towards a healthy weight-loss goal

Follow these simple habits for healthy weight lossEveryone who is on a mission to lose those extra flabs wishes for a lasting and healthy weight loss. This wish demands that you transform eating and exercise habit however, this is not it. There are many other choices which you make every day, such as how much time you spend sleeping or surfing the […]

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseases

A study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. In India, three states, namely Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka, have banned E-cigarettes

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseasesA study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. It was found that E-cigarette users had heartbeat patterns that indicated high levels of adrenaline — also known as epinephrine — in the heart, a sign of heart disease risk.  Researchers also found signs of increased […]

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive decline

Researchers have now found that regular tea consumption could more than halve the risk of cognitive decline for older adults, particularly for those with a genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease

Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive declineTea is one of the most popular beverages in the United States; in 2015, more than 3.6 billion gallons of tea were consumed in the country, with black tea being the favorite. The possible health benefits of tea consumption have been well documented. A recent study published in The American Journal of Public Health, for […]

Binging on alcohol harmful as it can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers

In a field experiment conducted in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich's famous annual Oktoberfest, the researchers found that the odds of heart arrhythmia increased along with rise in beer consumption

Binging on alcohol harmful as it can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchersResearchers have a new warning for alcoholics. They have found that drinking lot of alcohol in short time has the potential to upset your heart rhythm. In a field experiment conducted in Germany with 3,000 adults at Munich’s famous annual Oktoberfest, the researchers found that the odds of heart arrhythmia increased along with rise in […]

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

Previous studies have suggested that vitamin D may lower the risk of developing cancer, so a new randomized trial tests this hypothesis in healthy, older women

Trial finds Vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer riskCancer only comes second to heart disease as a leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for almost 600,000 deaths in 2014. The disease is a major public health concern, as approximately 40 percent of U.S. individuals are estimated to receive a cancer diagnosis at one point in their lives. Additionally, the total healthcare […]
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