Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodles

Most of the time, people would often consume instant noodles because they are on a budget or they don’t have the time to prepare for an actual meal. While instant noodles have its perks, it also can be harmful to our health. Read on to know more

Here’s why you need to avoid eating instant noodlesA majority of the population of the world considers instant noodles a staple food, like the well-loved rice in Asian countries. For many people out there, preparing these takes less than a minute or two, thus, making it easy for students, full-time parents and workers to make something that does not require too much effort. […]

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals study

Researchers have discovered how our choice of diet can weaken our gut immune system and lead to the development of diabetes

High-fat diet and gut bacteria interlinked to insulin resistance: Reveals studyInsulin resistance occurs when the body stops responding normally to insulin, a hormone that helps the body process sugar. Developing insulin resistance can lead to type 2 diabetes, which is a metabolic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Obesity is a significant risk factor for insulin resistance and diabetes. But how and why does […]

Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patients

New research uncovers yet another population that will be vulnerable to the heat waves that climate change is delivering with increasing frequency: people with kidney disease

Heat waves brought by climate change could prove deadly for kidney patientsExtremely hot days can increase advanced kidney disease patients’ risk of hospitalisation and death, and climate change means they’ll face more such days, the study authors said. “Climate change is not just about future scenarios and distant communities. It is here and now, and it is adversely impacting our community’s health in more ways than […]

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia, finds study

Hearing loss in middle age is associated with higher odds of cognitive decline and dementia in later years, suggests a large study in Taiwan

Middle-age hearing loss linked to dementia, finds studyResearchers tracked more than 16,000 men and women and found that a new diagnosis of hearing loss between ages 45 and 65 more than doubled the odds of a dementia diagnosis in the next dozen years. Even mild levels of hearing loss could be a risk factor, so hearing protection, screening and hearing aids may […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre 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 […]

Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetes

It’s been well documented how diet and exercise influence risk of type 2 diabetes; however, a new study suggests that early menarche also is associated with a higher risk, but body mass index (BMI) may mediate this association

Early onset of menstruation associated with higher risk of type 2 diabetesDiabetes is a global health concern expected to affect 693 million people worldwide by 2045. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common diseases worldwide. In 2015, it affected nearly 8.8% of people aged 20 to 79 globally, and by 2040, it is expected to affect 10.4%. With so many people affected, […]

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals study

Diabetic women are more than four times more likely to have a stillborn baby than those without the condition, a new study has found

Diabetic women more likely to have stillborn baby, reveals studyResearchers from the University of Glasgow looked at the records of nearly 4,000 Scottish diabetic mothers. They found high blood sugar levels in pregnant diabetics was a ‘risk factor’ in stillbirths. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of diabetic women is also a critical factor, the study found. Researchers also found that a third of stillbirths […]

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancy

A new study shows that the women who followed a Mediterranean-style diet during pregnancy experienced less weight gain and reduced risk of diabetes

New study reveals Mediterranean diet helps prevent diabetes, weight gain during pregnancyFor men, pregnancy is exciting. But for women, this can be really challenging as they have to take care of their body and that baby bump as well. Weight gain is part of pregnancy. In some cases, doctors might recommend adding some extra pounds to support the development of the baby A new study provides information […]

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds

The study, by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast, analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer

Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study findsModels were applied to estimate the relationship between cancer risk and self-reported oral health conditions, such as painful or bleeding gums, mouth ulcers and loose teeth. Whilst no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer. “Poor oral health […]

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

The study findings suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds studyVitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to serious health problems including […]
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