Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study finds

People who track their daily steps may not only be more active, they may also be less likely to develop health problems that lead to events like heart attacks or broken bones, a new study suggests

Using pedometers to count your steps could help make you healthier, study findsResearchers examined data on 1,297 participants from clinical trials that randomly assigned half of the people to track steps with pedometers over 12 weeks while the rest of them did no tracking at all. When they joined the trial, people took about 7,500 steps a day and got 90 minutes a week of moderate to […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

‘My illness has taught me so much, but most importantly there is hope,’ says Deepika  

Deepika Padukone is one Bollywood actress who has had a first-hand experience with depression and has been open about it. Since her recovery, the actress has worked really hard to remove the stigma around depression in India and has been a fighter for mental health awareness. At the fundraiser, Deepika also gave a speech about her experience with depression and what helped her overcome it

‘My illness has taught me so much, but most importantly there is hope,’ says Deepika  Deepika Padukone has not only raised awareness on mental health by being vocal about her struggle with depression, but has also prioritised helping those in need through her NGO, Live Love Laugh. On June 18, the actor was in New York to address the issue of anxiety at the fundraising dinner for the city’s Youth […]

#YogaDay2019: Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds study

People with Parkinson’s disease may have less anxiety and depression when they practice yoga focused on mindfulness and breathing exercises, a small experiment suggests

#YogaDay2019: Yoga may help ease mood disorders in Parkinson’s patients, finds studyParkinson’s disease is one of the most common chronic neurodegenerative diseases. Classic motor symptoms include tremors, rigidity, slowed movements, and postural instability – but patients with Parkinson’s can also experience a variety of cognitive problems as well as psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety, researchers note in JAMA Neurology. For the study, researchers randomly assigned […]

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislative assembly, the state’s chief minister spoke about the toll that drugs and alcohol has had on the lives of youngsters. From 2014 to 2016 – 1,075 youth lost their lives as a result of their addiction to these harmful substances

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics can do more than improve your gut health. They also may indirectly enhance your brain, too

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive functionResearch shows that the gut and brain are connected, a partnership called the gut-brain axis. The two are linked through biochemical signalling between the nervous system in the digestive tract, called the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system, which includes the brain. The primary information connection between the brain and the gut is […]

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds study

Heart attack survivors with chronic mood disorders may be more likely to die prematurely than their counterparts who don’t suffer these problems, a recent study suggests

Chronic depression after heart attack tied to increased risk of death, finds studyPatients with anxiety or depression have previously been shown to have longer hospital stays and a worse prognosis after a heart attack, researchers note in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. But earlier research hasn’t given doctors a clear sense of whether patients with specific types of emotional distress might put patients at greater risk […]

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

The power of forgiveness: How forgiving someone can help heal your mind

The REACH method teaches how to overcome lingering bad feelings toward someone who did you wrong

The power of forgiveness: How forgiving someone can help heal your mindAlmost everyone has experienced being wronged by someone. It could be a former co-worker, friend, or family member. But hanging on to those negative feelings can do great harm to your health. “Forgiving a person who has wronged you is never easy, but dwelling on those events and reliving them over and over can fill […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]
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