Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states study

Women with type 2 diabetes may face more sleep issues and more severe sleep troubles during menopause than peers without diabetes, a small study suggests

Menopause with diabetes tied to more severe sleep problems, states studyAmong 164 middle-aged women who completed a survey, those with diabetes averaged 10 sleep-related symptoms while those without diabetes averaged about 7 – and symptoms were rated as more severe by women with diabetes, the study team reports in the journal Menopause. “Sleep-related symptoms are one of the most frequently reported symptoms among midlife women […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoid

From purple potatoes to vegetables to fruits, read on to see the perfect food to eat that could help reduce the risk of having colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoidColorectal cancer affects either the rectum or colon but some people may develop the disease in both areas. Colorectal cancer commonly affect older people. But younger groups are also at risk due to genetic and lifestyle factors. Diet is among the major factors contributing to the development of the cancer for young and older individuals. […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacks

A silent heart attack can happen to anyone, but people with diabetes are more predisposed to experience silent heart attacks. Around 25 to 30 per cent of heart attacks in people with diabetes are silent, putting people with diabetes at significant risk

Diabetes tied to silent heart attacksPeople with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those without the disease. There is no doubt that every heart attack is life threatening and requires immediate attention, says Dr JC Mohan, Director of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Delhi.  He added, “A heart attack in which a person […]

BMC health camp survey reveals 25% Mumbaikars affected with diabetes

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had run six medical camps in the months of March and April. Through this, it was revealed that 25% of people are diabetic in Mumbai, whereas 26% of people were hypertensive patients

BMC health camp survey reveals 25% Mumbaikars affected with diabetesThe incidence of diabetes is on a rise in Mumbai. 6 medical camps were conducted in March and April. The survey was conducted alongside the health camp. In total, 590 people were screened at the health camps. People over the age of 30 and pregnant women were mainly screened at the health camp. Santosh Revankar, […]

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart health

Scientists have found that climbing stairs for just a few minutes at short intervals throughout the day can significantly improve heart health. The research, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time

Climb stairs frequently, for few minutes a day, can help improve heart healthA few minutes of stairs climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health. These are the findings of a new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can improve their fitness, anywhere, any time. “The […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

A woman’s guide to breast cancer

Since, the month of October is the breast cancer awareness month, Dr Reshma J Palep, consultant general and breast cancer surgeon, Mumbai shares some vital tips. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. So, women should go for regular check-ups after the age of 40, advises Dr Palep

A woman’s guide to breast cancerThis woman’s guide to breast cancer will empower them to take self care and spread this knowledge to others. Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumour that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumour is malignant […]
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