Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, says study

Even this mild to moderate level of dehydration- the loss of 2 pounds for someone who weighs 100 pounds and four pounds for someone weighing 200 – led to attention problems and impaired decision making, according to the report in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In particular, dehydration led to impairment in tasks […]

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Controlling sugar spikes during the festive season: How to keep diabetes in check

We celebrate a multitude of festivals, and each has a common denominator – calorie rich delicacies. Sweet, sugary, rasgollas, crisp deep-fried puris, fragrant biryanis, laddoos, pedas, sheera, and others. There is temptation everywhere, making it even more difficult to resist. A downer, however, is that people around a diabetic person seem to encourage them to […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Can adequate water consumption help prevent headaches?

  When people suffer from headaches, it is convenient to pop a painkiller as a temporary solution, but that could lead to side effects and worsen health. Instead, they can figure out the underlying reasons behind the headaches, be it either emotional or physiological. But as a small step towards self-preservation, keeping one’s self hydrated […]

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7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

However, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

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Pune: Doctors witness rise of kidney stone cases in children below 5 years

Of late, the Pune-based doctors are witnessing rising cases of kidney failure in children below the age of five. With infected water sources, the intake of soft drinks, and insufficient water intake, doctors say that the cases of kidney stones are affecting even younger children. Dr Minakshi Nalbale-Bhosale,  a Paediatric Surgeon from Sassoon General Hospital, […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Are you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

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‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

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What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

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