10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeOur bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre hormones. Fortunately, there are things we can do on a daily […]

Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?

Infertility is the inability of a couple to have a child, despite having unprotected sexual intercourse for more than one year. Of the many causes leading to infertility, the male partner is responsible in about one-third of cases

Does the male partner share equal responsibility for infertility?Male infertility can be the result of either insufficient or absent production of sperms or blockage in the transport of the sperms/semen. Hormonal abnormalities are known to decrease sperm production. These can occur due to abnormalities in the thyroid, the pituitary, or local defects in the testes, failing to recognise the hormones, and thus, not […]

Low sperm count tied to poor health, increased risk of illness

The study found more of the men with low sperm counts had metabolic syndrome - a cluster of risk factors including a higher body mass index (BMI) and raised blood pressure. These increase the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke 

Low sperm count tied to poor health, increased risk of illnessIn the largest ever study of sperm quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk; experts suggest that men with low sperm counts are likely to have numerous co-existing health problems. The new research was presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018: The Endocrine Society’s 100th Annual Meeting and Expo in Chicago. “Our study clearly shows that […]

Govt bans import of oxytocin, puts restrictions on domestic use

The Government of India has banned the import of the oxytocin and its formulations for human use and also to regulate and restricted the oxytocin formulations for human use. Its manufacture will also be stringently control and will be allowed only by public sector companies or undertakings licensed under the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945 for domestic use

Govt bans import of oxytocin, puts restrictions on domestic useWhat is Oxytocin? Oxytocin or Pitocin is an injection used on pregnant women to induce labour. It is also used in animal husbandry, in bovine animals upon injecting the drug, the milk, which is otherwise stored in the udder of the cattle for its calves, is released, giving a few additional litres of milk. Oxytocin […]

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne risk

Along with diet and hormones, stress levels have also been linked to acne risk. Those with "high" or "very high" stress levels faced three times the risk of acne compared to women who were less stressed

Not just diet, stress is also linked to high acne riskAcne is a common nuisance that plagued many of us during our teenage years. By the time we reached our 20s, our skin became clean and clear as pimple breakouts lessened. However, for some adults, specifically women, acne is still a very real problem, and a new study in the Journal of the American Academy […]

Male birth control pill moves one step closer to be a reality

Researchers study proved that sperm would remain healthy and viable after taking the medication as only their transport had been halted. Libido and sexual activity would also remain normal. With the non-hormonal approach, sperm are unaffected so the contraception is likely to be reversible once the medication wears out

Male birth control pill moves one step closer to be a realityA hormone-free male contraceptive pill may soon become a reality, with scientists from the Monash University moving closer to developing a new combination of oral contraceptive drugs that together block the transport of sperm during ejaculation. This pill would have the unique ability to bypass the side-effects that have up until now hindered development of […]

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral health

Diabetes is a disease in which the body's ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired which elevates the level of glucose in blood. People who have diabetes know that this disease can lead to impairment of the eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart. What they don't know is that diabetes can also hamper their oral health

Did you know? Diabetes can affect your oral healthThey say, ‘Every human being is the author of their own life.’ Your lifestyle and your habits contribute a lot towards living a healthy life. A busy lifestyle, long working hours can have a negative impact on your health and it can even affect your immunity. A poor immune system can lead to diabetes as […]

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]