Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesity

Sonali Bhusari was obese and underwent bariatric surgery, encouraged her family members many of whom were obese themselves to do the same. Now her mission is to spread awareness about obesity in rural areas

Girl encourages seven family members to fight obesitySonali Bhusari, a 27 year old from Ahmednagar, who underwent bariatric surgery in February this year in Pune convinced seven members from her family to go for bariatric surgery. Now she wants to spread awareness on obesity related treatments in her district by becoming ambassador for people with obesity. Sonali’s sister, brother and cousin sisters, […]

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050

Though it may prove to be the most damaging, this superbug scare is certainly not the first time humans have been the architects of their own health troubles. Resistant infections including new strains of E. coli, malaria, and tuberculosis caused an estimated 700,000 deaths globally this year; it is mankind's enemy number one

Antibiotic resistance will likely kill more people than cancer by 2050Some ailments have been global terrors for a very long time — heart disease, cancer, and HIV/AIDS, for example. Infectious diseases have always been a formidable threat in areas without access to certain medicines, but after the discovery of antibiotics, developed countries significantly dropped the rate at which infectious diseases killed people. These diseases are […]

Too much or too little sleep linked to health problems

Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression — research has shown a link between all of these problems and certain sleep levels

Too much or too little sleep linked to health problemsSleep feels so good, so of course it would make sense that it can be bad for you. A new video from SciShow lists all the ways too little or too much sleep is linked to serious and potentially deadly medical conditions. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression — research has shown a link […]

Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hours

Organ-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One of them, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to emulate

Their one mistake can cause irreparable damage; how Surgeons stay focused for hoursOrgan-transplant surgeons have skills most of us can only dream about. One, concentrating for hours straight, is something we can aspire to. Transplanting a liver can take eight to 10 hours. Surgeons are on their feet the whole time, hunched over the operating table. They minimize breaks for the bathroom or refreshments. And they need […]

Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer risk

The researchers investigated links between raised risk of breast cancer and use of hair products, with particular focus on the use of hair dyes, use of products for relaxing or straightening hair, and use of creams containing cholesterol or placenta for deep conditioning of hair

Use of hair dyes, relaxers linked with increased breast cancer riskThe study – led by researchers from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ – is published in the journal Carcinogenesis. Breast cancer is cancer that starts in breast cells. It is the second most common cancer worldwide, and the most common in women. In 2012, there were nearly 1.7 million global cases of breast cancer […]

Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothers

Increased use of LARC [long-acting reversible contraception] reduces unintended pregnancies, increases the spacing between pregnancies, and therefore reduces adverse birth outcomes for mom and baby

Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothersAfter giving birth in a hospital, some women are taking immediate action before they go home in order to prevent another pregnancy. According to a study by the University of Michigan, published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the rate of IUDs or implants given to women right after childbirth increased from 1.86 per 10,000 deliveries in […]

The dark side of India’s lucrative drug trials business

While India has guidelines on clinical trials, they don’t specify the length of time participants should take between trials

The dark side of India’s lucrative drug trials businessVasudeva Prakash left his job as a mechanic in Hyderabad three years ago for what he calls a more lucrative career: taking part in clinical trials on generic drugs. For two years, Prakash participated in trials of drugs being tested to treat HIV/AIDS and other diseases for contract research organizations (CROs) hired by global pharmaceutical […]

‘Love pounds’, ‘Happy weight’ are for real after you fall in love

It should come as no surprise that the lifestyle people lead with their romantic partners has a great impact on their risk of becoming obese

‘Love pounds’, ‘Happy weight’ are for real after you fall in loveBeing in a happy and stable relationship is wonderful, but it could come at a great cost to your health and waistline, according to new research published in PLOS Genetics. People tend to gain a few “love pounds” once they have entered a serious and comfortable relationship — with recent reports suggesting that 62 per […]
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