Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinks

To some extent, the present generation is obsessed with losing weight via the ‘removal’ of toxins in the body. This is evidenced by the numerous detox drinks that are advertised during the summer season and the endless choices that are available all year round

Here’s what you really need to know about detox drinksTypically, a person will include these drinks in a detox diet, which they follow along with an exercise regimen. But did you know that there is very little evidence of these drinks being able to really ‘detoxify’ the human body? Of course, the idea of detoxification itself is based on science, although it is normally […]

Drinking more sugary drinks of any type can increase type 2 diabetes risk, cautions study

People who increase their consumption of sugary beverages, whether they contain added or naturally occurring sugar, may face moderately higher risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Drinking more sugary drinks of any type can increase type 2 diabetes risk, cautions studyDrinking more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), like soft drinks, as well as 100% fruit juices, were associated with higher type 2 diabetes risk. The study also found that drinking more artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) in place of sugary beverages did not appear to lessen diabetes risk. However, diabetes risk decreased when one daily serving of any […]

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows study

According to a study conducted by a group of international researchers, including experts from Freie Universität Berlin, a chemical extract from spinach plants can be used to boost the performance of competitive athletes

Spinach extract improves athletic performance, shows studyThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commissioned researchers to study the effects of ecdysterone, a kind of phytosteroid, on strength training. Their findings indicate that the substance greatly affects muscle cells. Among the researchers who suggested to consider adding ecdysterone to the list of prohibited substances was Maria Parr, a professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Freie […]

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do it

If you have digressed from your diet and wants to get back on track quickly, fat fasting can be the solution to your problem. Fat fasting is found to be a great tool to have control over your appetite once again after having eaten large amounts of carbohydrates

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do itThis type of fasting works effectively, especially among diabetic people. According to Megan Ramos, program director at the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program, they began utilising fat fasting several years ago in the IDM program wherein one diabetic patient was having difficulties to fast again The patient was asked to eat bacons and eggs as […]

Learn about the health benefits of Mandukasana

In Sanskrit the word ‘Manduk’ means frog. It is consisted of two words manduk and asana. The meaning of manduk is Frog and asana is showing a yoga posture. In the final stage, the asana seems to like frog, hence the name. It is one of the important yoga poses to give appropriate massage to the abdominal organs. It is helpful to make your stomach flat by burning the extra fats from the belly

Learn about the health benefits of MandukasanaAmidst of all the amazingly sitting poses, Mandukasana or frog pose is one of the easiest yet extremely effective yoga asana to practice for good health and lifestyle. So here is the list of amazing health benefits of frog pose. Health benefits of Mandukasana (Frog pose) It massages the entire abdominal organs. Thus, good for […]

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugar

It’s well documented that exercise can help improve your digestion, but, contrary to belief, you don’t have to be out of breath and sweaty to do so. One of the best exercises for digestion is right under our noses (read: a few feet beneath our noses): walking

Walking after a meal can improve digestion and help manage blood sugarAt the end of a long day, it’s tempting to dive into your social feeds or Netflix queue the minute you’ve finished eating. But back before screens bogarted all our free time, an after-dinner stroll was a popular activity and one associated with improved health and digestion. “Italians have been walking after meals for centuries,” […]

Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctors

False teeth need to be taken out before a general anaesthetic, doctors warn in the journal BMJ Case Reports after a 72-year-old’s dentures got stuck in his throat during surgery to remove a harmless lump in his abdominal wall, and weren’t discovered for eight days

Remove false teeth before general anaesthetic, warn doctorsAside from experiencing considerable pain, bleeding, and swallowing difficulties, the oversight led to repeated hospital visits, additional invasive tests, blood transfusions, and eventually more surgery for the man. The doctors describe how six days after abdominal surgery, the man turned up at Accident & Emergency complaining of blood in the mouth and swallowing difficulties and […]

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production

Obese men hoping to sire children - beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone productionWhile many facts are involved in the underlying cause of obesity-related male hypogonadism, Flinders University and UniSA researchers have found that a high fat intake from fast food meals has a decisive negative effect on a man’s serum testosterone levels. Their investigation into the impact of dietary fat on testicular endocrine function showed some alarming […]

‘Focus on the health of children to build a healthy state’

We are all well-aware of the term – Health is Wealth. But how many of us have ever given a thought about what health truly means? When we talk about Healthy Maharashtra, we need to understand the meaning of health, and whose responsibility it is

‘Focus on the health of children to build a healthy state’Health is a shared responsibility of the government and parents. One cannot merely pass the buck on the government. As parents, we must share equal responsibility when it comes to ensuring healthy lives for our children. A healthy child will help build a healthy home, and healthy homes are the bricks that build a healthy […]

‘Health and well-being is the backbone of happiness’

We are a country blessed with brilliant youth and we are committed to keeping them interested in the field of medicine. The government has invested so much money and passion in the health care industry.

‘Health and well-being is the backbone of happiness’Despite all this, we are still churning out young physicians who are not well trained. Despite the long years in medical college and the hard work, they do not seem to be able to hold their own in the world of real diseases and patients. While they are exposed to a variety of clinical situations, […]
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