Lower sugar levels in cakes and chocolates by 20%, industry told

Children are consuming three times more sugar every day than they should, which can lead to weight gain and obesity. Following which, Public Health England has challenged businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year

Lower sugar levels in cakes and chocolates by 20%, industry toldSugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year. It says the food industry should try lowering sugar […]

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?

Our visual system is evolved to easily identify nutritious food. Redder an unprocessed food is, the more likely it is to be nutritious, while green foods tend to be low in calories

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?Red means “Green light, go for it!” Green means: “hmm, better not!” Like an upside down traffic light in our brain, color helps us decide whether or not to eat something. This, according to a study at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and recently published in the journal Scientific Reports stating […]

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of disease

While the link between inflammation and cancer is being researched, you can incorporate these foods in your diet to combat it

6 natural foods that can help you combat inflammation, reduce risk of diseaseYour body has a natural defence system, and when there is a foreign object or an irritant that’s affecting it in a negative way, your body’s natural reaction is to fight. Inflammation is a self-protecting response, where white blood cells and chemicals fight off foreign substances. However, sometimes the body responds when there is no […]

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 […]

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect families

Do you feel neglected when your partner is on their phone? Does your time together get disrupted by texts, emails, or games? Do you tend to neglect your child? Then, you are not alone. Smart phone addiction has begun to rule our lives. Continuous usage of cell phones can disconnect you from your relationships. To help you to reconnect with your family, My Medical Mantra tries to decode why gadget-free’ family time is the need of the hour

#NoMobileKnowFamily: A campaign to reconnect familiesA study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Paediatrics, involved in-depth interviews with 35 caregivers, which included mums, dads and grandmothers. Participants expressed an internal struggle between multi-tasking mobile technology use, work and children, and emotional tensions around disrupting family routines. Parents also described more attention-seeking behaviour from children when they were heavily […]

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex lives

Putting work first and spending too much time on electronic devices is harming tech worker's sex lives, says San Francisco-based therapist

Spending too much time on gadgets harming tech workers’ sex livesFor the thousands of ambitious technology experts who flock to Silicon Valley to make their mark in new start-ups or established tech giants, they can often expect success and money however, in turn, are they neglecting another important area of their lives: sex. Sandra Lindholm is a sex therapist and psychologist based in the San […]

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heart

Researchers from Genetic Science Centre at University of Utah say over-cleaning can damage human microbiome –  a collection of bacteria, viruses and other microbes that live in and on your body

Taking multiple showers a day can affect your immune system, digestion and heartIf you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart. Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often […]

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death

It was found in analysis that compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, over 10 hours of sedentary time was tied to an 8 percent increase in risk for developing heart disease

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death(Reuters Health) – Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time –more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or […]

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals study

Findings showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood pressure, in addition to weight gain

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals studyA new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found that fat shaming someone who is battling obesity doesn’t actually encourage them to get healthy — in fact, it has the opposite effect. Results showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood […]

Suffering from dry eyes? Here are five ways to deal with it

Dry eye syndrome may result in lot of discomfort and is accompanied by stinging or burning sensation in eyes, formation of stringy mucus in or around the eyes, increased sensitivity to light, redness or blurred vision

Suffering from dry eyes? Here are five ways to deal with itDry eye syndrome, aka dry eyes, is caused when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or your tears don’t provide enough lubrication. This may result in lot of discomfort and is accompanied by a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes, formation of stringy mucus in or around your eyes, increased sensitivity to light, redness […]