Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangover

A ‘fitness hangover’ isn’t just muscle soreness but complete exhaustion, nausea and even anxiety

Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangoverAt best a hangover can leave us feeling a little rough, at worst they can leave us feeling like the cold chill of the bathroom floor is all we have left to live for, but whatever stage our hangover’s at, we all accept that it’s our own fault. But what happens when your hangover isn’t […]

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

In the past few days, Mumbai was dealing with bad air quality. While today morning, Mumbaikars woke up to light rain. The sudden temperature fluctuations can take a toll on people's health. It can increase the risk of viral fear and infections. It can be more problematic for people who suffer from asthma. Health experts say that this can lead to a rise in respiratory illnesses

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of MumbaikarsThe weekend showers are also likely to help improve the air quality in the city, which has been deteriorating since monsoon’s departure. While Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI) remained well below 50 during monsoon, it shot up to 111 for the first time in four months on Wednesday, October 16, according to System of Air […]

Children, young women more prone to anaemia – states national nutrition survey

In spite of government measures to fight the menace of anaemia, children continue to remain anaemic. The latest survey shows, anaemia is prevalent among children under the age of two, and in young women

Children, young women more prone to anaemia – states national nutrition surveyIn spite of continuous government measures to fight the menace of anaemia, children continue to remain anaemic. The latest Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) shows, anaemia is prevalent among children under the age of two, and, also in young women, who, in turn, had a higher prevalence of anaemia compared to their counterparts. Between the […]

Weight gain in early adult life tied to higher risk of premature death, finds study

Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, finds a study of US adults published by The BMJ on Wednesday, October 16

Weight gain in early adult life tied to higher risk of premature death, finds studyWeight loss at older ages (from middle to late adulthood) was also linked to higher risk. These findings highlight the importance of maintaining normal weight throughout adult life to reduce the risk of premature death, say the researchers. Obesity in adults is known to be linked to higher risk of premature death. But little is […]

#WorldFoodDay: Here’s why Virat Kohli advises you to avoid reuse of cooking oil

On the occasion of World Food Day and in keeping the momentum of Eat Right India going forward, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a film on Repurpose Used Cooking Oil (RUCO)

#WorldFoodDay: Here’s why Virat Kohli advises you to avoid reuse of cooking oilIn the video, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli advises to avoid reusing cooking oil as it can have adverse effects on our health and environment. “If you are frying food in the same oil repeatedly stop! This is dangerous for your health,” informs Virat. Reports have related these compounds to several diseases such as hypertension, […]

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?

Beetroot juice can be consumed either prior to the workout or post-workout, according to many studies

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?Beetroot juice is a nutritious energy drink that can either be consumed before or after workouts, and as simply part of the regular diet. The juice serves many purposes for it has plenty of iron, magnesium and folate, among antioxidant properties. Ray Bass, certified fitness trainer and wellness editor at mindbodygreen, pondered over when exactly […]

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancer

Sunburn can lead to skin cancer, so it is especially important to be careful in summer. From suspect moles to suitable sunscreen, you can minimise your risk if you know the steps to take and the warning signs

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancerKnow your moles Moles are clusters of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) and are usually harmless. Melanomas – the least common, but most dangerous type of skin cancer – can arise in pre-existing moles. Things to look out for include rapid growth, a change in colour, shape or border, and a previously flat mole becoming raised. Bleeding, […]

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?

What you don’t know won’t hurt you. But such is not the case when you are experiencing muscle cramps because of liver disease. The pain in your leg muscles could prompt you to have a check-up for your liver’s condition

Are leg cramps a sign of liver disease?Muscle cramps are commonly overlooked in liver disease cases. But there’s been sufficient medical data to demonstrate the prevalence of muscle cramps in cirrhosis patients. According to Atif Zaman, MD, M.P.H., associate editor of NEJM Journal Watch Gastroenterology, the prevalence of muscle cramps in patients with cirrhosis ranges from 22-88 per cent, depending on the […]

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production, finds study

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 production, finds studyWhile 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 […]

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancer

Getting a lot of vitamin A in your diet is tied to a lower risk for squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer, a review of studies has found

Foods high in vitamin A may reduce risk of skin cancerSquamous cell carcinoma, a slow-growing cancer usually found on sun-exposed areas, is easy to treat if found early, although in rare cases it can spread to other tissues. The researchers, writing in JAMA Dermatology, used detailed health and diet data from 123,570 men and women participating in two long-term studies. They found 3,978 cases of […]
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