Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Joints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

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Diet for lactating mothers

Diet for lactating mothers

Lactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

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Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

It’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

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‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’

Erectile dysfunction is not always a physical problem only. There can be psychogenic causes which may cause or worsen the problem. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for sexual performance owing predominantly or exclusively to psychological or interpersonal factors. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction frequently coexists with other sexual […]

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fruits and vegetables

Why is it more difficult to lose weight if you are a vegetarian diet?

Removing all meat, fish and poultry from your daily meals appears not working. But eliminating meat is not the only way you should consider when trying to lose weight under a plant-based diet. Vegetables and fruits contain less calories, fat and protein than animal foods but they will not guarantee weight loss. There are some […]

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pregnant woman

Managing heart disease during pregnancy

Increased occurrences of heart disease have been found in pregnant women, this constitutes a substantial amount of high-risk pregnancies. Changes that occur in maternal circulation have the potential to affect both maternal and unborn baby’s health. Health records show that 4% of pregnancies may have heart issues, with no prior known existence. It is a […]

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Here’s why eliminating grains from your diet is bad for your health

Whole grains are important in nutritious diets. These are described as the healthiest kinds of grains since it could help promote better health and prevent certain diseases and even premature death, according to a recent study in the journal Lancet. Refined grains are the ones you should avoid. These are made through a long manufacturing […]

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Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

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