Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says study

A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 per cent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says studyEarlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a paper published in the BMJ that urged doctors and patients alike to acknowledge the possibility that type 2 diabetes is reversible through weight loss. Another study we reported on showed that caloric restriction helped 40 per cent of the participants in the study to achieve remission. […]

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says research

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. Current research also suggests that meditating and doing yoga can boost overall well-being and resilience to stress factors

Yoga and meditation are beneficial for physical and mental well-being, says researchIncreasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, Medical News Today have reported on a wealth of studies pointing to many different advantages of yoga and meditation, including countering cognitive decline, acting on genetic factors that predispose individuals to stress, improving lower back pain, and easing depression. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience now shows […]

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficial

While physical activity can be challenging for many older adults with arthritis, it can help patients better manage their condition and maintain physical functioning

For adults with arthritis even 45 minutes of exercise a week can be beneficialFirst author Dorothy Dunlop, professor of rheumatology and preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL, and colleagues report their findings in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, caused by “wear […]

Your smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Here’s how to clean it

Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cell phone everywhere, from their morning commute to the dinner table to the doctor’s office. But research shows that cell phones are far dirtier than most people think, and the more germs they collect, the more germs you touch

Your smartphone is dirtier than a toilet seat. Here’s how to clean itThe world is a giant petri dish. You and everything you come into contact with are carpeted with bacteria—so there’s no escaping microorganisms. The good news is that the vast majority of them are either benign or beneficial. That’s true even of those infamous “faecal bacteria.” While a sick person’s excrement harbours illness-causing germs, a […]

‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, My Medical Mantra talked with Dr Arun Thorat, Assistant Director of State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC). The officer claims that replacement blood donation in the form of deemed blood donation should be totally stopped

‘People should file complaint if a hospital asks for blood’He also said that people should come and register a former complaint with SBTC, if any of the hospital was found to be charging for more than the processing fee for blood or asks for replacement blood. In an interview with My Medical Mantra, Dr Arun Thorat spoke about the issues affecting the process of […]

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with a proposal to celebrate Yoga Day on 21st of every month. He has suggested that all the schools in Maharashtra, should keep a fixed time on this date dedicated for yoga

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’The United Nations had accepted the resolution to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, on 11 December 2014. As the International Yoga Day is around the corner, Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with an innovative idea to inculcate yoga in the daily routine of the school students. While addressing a meeting with […]

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayama

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayamaBenefits of yoga Improves flexibility Corrects your posture Prevents joint pain Increases circulation Improves your overall happiness Improves your cardiovascular health Improves sleep Increases breathing and lung capacity Decreases pain Improve strength Improve balance Reduce stress and anxiety Pranayama Pranayama is a part of yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

Ten things you didn’t know about blood donation

While there are many misconceptions about blood donation, we hope these facts help you look at it in a new light

Ten things you didn’t know about blood donationIn a world where nearly everything can be manufactured, rebuilt, and redesigned, scientists are still unable to make artificial blood, meaning people who need blood transfusions must still rely entirely on donations. Unfortunately, donations haven’t been able to keep pace with their tremendous need. Here are some interesting and alarming facts about donating blood that […]