Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollution

Air pollution takes a toll on the skin and hair. While most people know that outdoor air pollutants can be harmful to health, not everyone realises that even indoor pollutants can cause skin problems. Experts tell you, how to protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of air pollution

Simple ways to save your skin and hair from air pollutionAs if the threat that pollution brings to the planet wasn’t bad enough, it also puts your skin and hair’s health in danger said experts. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and laser surgeon of Cutis Skin Studio, said, “Apart from sun damage,  damage is also done by the tiny air particles. As, they get into skin […]

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says study

Researchers found that children born to mothers who used multivitamins during pregnancy - "with or without additional iron or folic acid" - were less likely to have autism with intellectual disability, compared with mothers who did not use these supplements

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy may protect kids from autism, says studyStudy co-author Brian K. Lee, of the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, and colleagues say that their study is only observational, but that the findings suggest that prenatal vitamin use for autism prevention should be further investigated. Autism – which is also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – […]

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parents

Depression among children is difficult to diagnose. Children go through rapidly changing developmental phases in their age group and have successively changing psychological needs. The role of trauma, abuse and lack of parental care can all lead to the child developing depression in the long run

Childhood depression: Do’s and don’ts for parentsAre you worried that your child may be depressed? Most kids have days when they feel sad, lonely, or depressed. But, if your child seems persistently sad or hopeless and it is affecting relationships, he or she may suffer from childhood depression, a serious  that needs medical assessment and treatment Childhood depression is persistent sadness. […]

All you need to know about vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when a person either does not consume enough vitamin D or when their body cannot absorb and metabolize the vitamin D they do consume

All you need to know about vitamin D deficiencyAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), about a quarter of the population is at risk for vitamin D “inadequacy”. A simple blood test can detect if this becomes vitamin D deficiency. Testing for a deficiency is now considered to be part of blood work that is done yearly. This article explores […]

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 […]

Loneliness: A public health risk that no one talks about

While social isolation has to do with objectively lacking relationships, loneliness is about how you perceive your level of social support, psychologists say. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities. The mortality risk of a lack of social connection exceeds that of common public health priorities

Loneliness: A public health risk that no one talks aboutMarci O’Connor, a mother of two teenagers, struggles with her confident, independent self and recurring loneliness — feelings that psychologists say are increasingly posing public health challenges. O’Connor, 46, of Mont-Saint-Hilaire, 30 kilometres east of Montreal, Canada said loneliness snuck up on her after she moved away from her family to a predominantly French-speaking area. […]

Rural medical camps in the state will ensure disease-free Maharashtra- Anna Hazare

A medical camp was organised in Ralegan Siddhi, on Sunday, has received an overwhelming response. While addressing the gathering, Social Worker Anna Hazare said, Health camps like this will ensure disease-free Maharashtra.

Rural medical camps in the state will ensure disease-free Maharashtra- Anna HazareIn order to provide the state-of-art medical aid to people staying in rural areas, Maharashtra government organised free medical health check-up camps across the state. One, of such camp was organised in Ralegan siddhi, a native village of famous social worker Anna Hazare. The medical camp was conducted in the memory of late Laxmibai Hazare, […]

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?

It is important to remember that anyone who experiences abnormal symptoms should visit their doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. It is important to do this because if doctors discover a more serious condition, the person can receive treatment immediately

Can itchy nipples be a sign of something serious?At some point in their lives, most men and women will experience itchy nipples. Many factors that can cause the condition, most of which are not cause for concern. However, some symptoms should not be ignored. Itching nipples can be a sign that something more serious is going on. What are the causes of itchy […]

How to strike a balance between junk and healthy food

Consuming junk food on a regular basis gives us too many calories, unhealthy fat and carbohydrates, which contributes to an increased risk of obesity, acidity, and many other chronic health conditions. Here, the nutritionists tell you how to balance junk and healthy food

How to strike a balance between junk and healthy foodAccording to nutritionists, it is important to find a balance between healthy with junk food. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya said, “If you consume junk food make sure that you compensate by eating healthy food,  the previous or the next day.” Nutritionists emphasised on controlling the portions while consuming junk food. […]