Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity is a disease and goes beyond just social image. The World Health Organization estimates that between one-fourth and one-third of cancer cases in the world are attributable to excess weight and physical inactivity. This also stands true to a host of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, asthma etc

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgeryObesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]

A dozen benefits of eating eggs

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk

A dozen benefits of eating eggsEggs are an important and versatile ingredient for cooking, as their particular chemical makeup is literally the glue of many important baking reactions. Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been enjoying and nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious […]

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals study

Women who go through the menopause early are at increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease, while women who go through it late are at increased risk of breast, womb, and ovarian cancers

High carbohydrate diet can speed-up age of menopause, reveals studyEating lots of pasta and rice was associated with reaching menopause one-and-a-half years earlier than the average age of women in the UK of 51. However, the University of Leeds study of 914 UK women, also found that a diet rich in oily fish and peas and beans may delay natural menopause. But experts say […]

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depression

The study by researchers at The Ohio State University was presented November 06 in San Diego at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

Researchers discover link between immune system and postpartum depressionThe immune system might play an important role in the development of postpartum depression after a stressful pregnancy, new research suggests. Areas of the brain responsible for mood regulation showed signs of inflammation in the study, which used an animal model of postpartum depression to examine the possible connection between the immune system, the brain […]

The link between fatigue and depression, explained

Major depression causes a total lack of energy that doctors call 'anergia'. This lack of energy can lead to mental, emotional, and physical fatigue that’s difficult to treat

The link between fatigue and depression, explainedHow do you become depressed? What are the steps involved? First, a problem presents itself in your life, whether it’s real or imagined. Your body in response to that problem produces stress hormones. Stress hormones cause your brain to work overtime on the problem at hand. That’s fine at first, but your brain can only […]

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigue

Fatigue is the most common side effect for patients being treated for cancer, apart from tiredness and lack of energy. Cancer-related fatigue may cause confusion, irritability, poor memory, and depression

Exercise and cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial to regain fitness lost to cancer fatigueFor patients with cancer-related fatigue, exercise is likely to be last on the list of appealing activities. According to a new study, however, physical activity is the best way to combat this common side effect. Researchers compared a variety of treatments for cancer-related fatigue to find that exercise or psychological interventions fared best, while drug […]

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

There is technically no ‘normal’ level when it comes to sex drive. But if you have noticed a significant drop from your usual levels of desire or ability, it may be explained by one of the following

Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and womenThyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumption

Learn the most common sources of sodium in your diet and some easy substitutions you can make

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumptionIf you think steering clear of potato chips, French fries, and other savoury snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty, but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt). The category of bread and rolls […]

Drug use among teens may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

This study looked at the link between teenage use of cannabis and hypomania, which is a symptom that is often experienced by those with bipolar disorder. Hypomania is characterised by feelings of elation, intense excitement, reduced need for sleep, and hyperactivity

Drug use among teens may lead to bipolar symptoms later onA new study fills this research gap by examining how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood. The research was led by Dr Steven Marwaha, a clinical academic psychiatrist from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and the findings were published in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin. Dr Marwaha and […]

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in life

Exposure to second-hand smoke during childhood was associated with an increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) later in life, researchers said. The study followed 98,995 French female volunteers from 1990 to present day. It found that those who smoked - and incurred passive smoking - were more prone. Arthritis also began earlier in smokers exposed to childhood passive smoking

Children exposed to second-hand smoke have an increased risk of arthritis later in lifeA new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to second-hand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult. Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease that may be developed by environmental agents interacting with genetic factors. The role of genetics into arthritis susceptibility is well recognised. There […]