Here are 4 sources of vitamin K to include in your daily diet

Vitamin K does not get as much attention as some of the other vitamins, but it does play an important role in our health. The fat-soluble vitamin is essential for the clotting of blood, for one

Here are 4 sources of vitamin K to include in your daily dietMedical literature has linked the nutrient to a positive effect on bone mineral density and a decrease in fracture risk. Experts believe it plays a role along with vitamin D to improve the absorption of calcium in the body i.e. the optimisation of bone health. Deficiencies are considered to be rare among adults, usually only […]

Music therapy can help benefit patients suffering from dementia

Music accesses different parts of the brain than language, so music can be used to communicate or engage with someone who has been diagnosed with dementia, even if they no longer speak or respond to other people’s words. Playing soothing music to a person may inspire an emotional reaction in them

Music therapy can help benefit patients suffering from dementiaMusic therapy may improve depression and anxiety in dementia patients, a new analysis suggests. Music therapy might also improve emotional well-being among those with dementia, researchers found. But they didn’t find any benefits when it came to cognition and behavioural issues such as agitation or aggression, according to the report in the Cochrane Library journal. […]

Here’s how to protect your eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the medical term for digital eye strain, is best avoided by being aware of it. CVS more commonly seen in computer professionals and students. CVS which is also known as digital eye strain is caused due to prolonged hours of exposure to digital devices like computer screens, laptops, smartphones and video games. Doctors stressed on taking frequent breaks, using lubricants and anti glares glasses

Here’s how to protect your eyes from Computer Vision SyndromeComputer vision syndrome (CVS), also referred to as digital eye strain, describes eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital screen use. The main […]

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone health

Young adults who played in organised sports as children and teens have stronger bones than peers who were less active as kids, a new study suggests

Participating in sports during childhood may have long-term benefits for bone healthYoung adults who regularly participate in sport activities during their childhood and early teens are more likely to have stronger bone density in their early 20’s, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, examined data from The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study […]

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 […]

How to identifying symptoms of vitamin E deficiency and treat them

The body needs vitamin E to function, making it an essential vitamin. It requires fat from the diet to be properly absorbed. Vitamin E is mainly stored in the liver before being released into the blood stream for use

How to identifying symptoms of vitamin E deficiency and treat themDeficiency is uncommon and typically the result of an underlying condition. Some premature infants also have low levels. Vitamin E occurs in eight chemical forms. With a blood test, a doctor can learn how much of one form, alpha-tocopherol, a person has. Using this information, they can determine a person’s overall level of vitamin E. […]

5 home remedies to help deal with bee stings

A bee sting can result in a swollen, painful bump. In most cases, people can easily treat bee stings at home

5 home remedies to help deal with bee stingsThe pain and swelling around the site of a sting will usually go away in a few days without treatment. In the meantime, home remedies can reduce discomfort and speed the healing process. However, if a person has an allergic reaction to a bee sting, they will need immediate medical attention. If the swelling spreads […]

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns one

A premature baby whose heart stopped beating twice for a total of 22 minutes while on the operating table celebrated turning one this week. Baby Lacey Sherriff underwent emergency late-night surgery at St George’s Hospital in the UK after developing necrotising enterocolitis, an often fatal bowel condition

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns oneA premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes has been called a ‘miracle’ by doctors who treated her, as she celebrates her first birthday. Lacey Sherriff, who was born at 27 weeks weighing 1.4lb (635g), had two cardiac arrests during emergency surgery when she was five days old. Her parents prepared for the […]

Mumbai: Nutritionists to offer diet tips at civic-run dispensaries  

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is set to appoint dieticians at its 72 dispensaries across Mumbai. The BMC has taken this decision due to the rising lifestyle-related diseases in Mumbai

Mumbai: Nutritionists to offer diet tips at civic-run dispensaries  Soon, dieticians will offer free consultations in dispensaries which are run by the BMC in Mumbai. The kind of lifestyle you live has many consequences on your health. Many diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases etc., are rapidly increasing among Mumbaikars. Diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease are increasing. Diet is also equally […]

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy ageing, find researchers

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older adults, finds a US study published by The British Medical Journal

Seafood rich in omega-3 may promote healthy ageing, find researchersIn our increasingly ageing society, it is worth asking: what can we do to ensure that we don’t just live longer lives, but also healthier ones? New research suggests one possible answer -eat more seafood! Seafood contains fatty acids that may help people age healthily. A new study, led by Heidi Lai from the Friedman […]
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