Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problems

Sometimes, you need to look down to know what’s up. Your feet can be extremely helpful in sending health signals to let you know about an underlying disease or medical condition

Certain changes in your feet can reflect underlying health problemsHere are six of them you should know about. Diabetes “Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first because of foot problems,” said Marlene Reid, a foot specialist based in Illinois. Experiencing pain or tingling sensations in your feet can be one of the early symptoms of diabetes. Aside from numbness, some may also complain […]

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing faster, suggests study

The walking speed of 45-year-olds, particularly their fastest walking speed without running, can be used as a marker of their ageing brains and bodies

Slow walkers are at a higher risk of ageing faster, suggests studyHow fast people walk in their 40s is a sign of how much their brains, as well as their bodies, are ageing, scientists have suggested. Using a simple test of gait speed, researchers were able to measure the ageing process. Not only were slower walkers’ bodies ageing more quickly – their faces looked older and […]

5 ways to reduce crippling hand pain

Hand pain is more than just annoying. The stiffness and swelling that go along with hand pain can sap strength and diminish the ability to carry out routine functions, like buttoning clothes

5 ways to reduce crippling hand painOne common cause of hand pain is osteoarthritis – when the shock-absorbing cartilage between bones in the finger joints and at the base of the thumb becomes worn or damaged. Hand pain can also result from nerve conditions, like the pain and tingling you feel when there is pressure on the median nerve in the […]

Being overweight before turning 40 increases cancer risk, reveals study

In an international study, lead by the University of Bergen, the researchers wanted to find out how adult overweight (BMI over 25) and obesity (BMI over 30) increase the risk of different types of cancer

Being overweight before turning 40 increases cancer risk, reveals studyThe study showed that if you were overweight before age 40, the risk of developing cancer increases by: 70 per cent for endometrial cancer. 58 per cent for male renal-cell cancer. 29 per cent for male colon cancer. 15 per cent for all obesity-related cancers (both sexes). “Obesity is an established risk factor for several […]

Do bananas work in treating constipation?

Bananas are both good and bad for constipation depending on the form in which they are eaten, be it either ripe or unripe. The views on this topic from online sources are mixed and contradictory

Do bananas work in treating constipation?No one can argue that bananas are a healthy fruit loaded with foliate, fibre, potassium and magnesium. But the question remains about whether the nutritious fruit causes or relieves constipation. In an article on Everyday Health, Tammy Lakatos, registered dietician, nutritionist and personal trainer said that unripened green bananas are constipating, but ripe bananas with […]

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests study

In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests studyYoung adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. In a randomised trial, men and women aged 17-35 in Australia who switched to a healthier diet had fewer depression symptoms after three weeks. And those who kept up the […]

Maha Elections: Shiv Sena promises health check-up for Rs 1

On Saturday, October 12, Shiv Sena unveiled its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections. The manifesto was released by the working president of Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackrey and Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray

Maha Elections: Shiv Sena promises health check-up for Rs 1As Maharashtra prepares to go to the polls in next 10 days. Netas are organising big rallies, going on door-to-door visits, making poll promises and giving out sops. They are doing everything to make each vote count. On Saturday, October 12, Shiv Sena released its own manifesto promising health check-up in Rs 1. While unveiling […]

Here’s what happens to your body when you hold in a fart

Ever been in a situation where passing wind is going to be hugely embarrassing and you’ve had to hold in a fart? Let’s face it - we all have

Here’s what happens to your body when you hold in a fartAlthough farting is as natural as eating or breathing, it can still cause embarrassment. Even people whose level of intestinal gas is well within the normal range may try to limit how much gas they pass. Farts, also known as flatus or gas, are completely normal and experienced by everyone. But as all of us […]

Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  

If trying to quit smoking has become a bit of a challenge, researchers advise sniffing peppermint, coffee, and vanilla to curb the craving for cigarettes

Sweet smells can help curb cigarette cravings, finds study  As health officials search for novels ways to help cigarette smokers kick the habit, they may want to consider enlisting the power of smell. Researchers found that smokers exposed to pleasant olfactory cues, like the scents of chocolate, lemon, or vanilla, had less intense cigarette cravings than those exposed to a neutral smell or the […]

UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatment

Scientists have determined a new way to protect the hair follicle from chemotherapy in an effort to prevent hair loss as a result of cancer treatments

UK researchers find new breakthrough in chemo hair loss treatmentResearchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss – arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. Published in the journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine, the study from […]