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Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

After just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

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The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issues

Approximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

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Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

Deaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

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Higher screen time linked to increased levels of anxiety in children, suggests study

Even after only one hour of screen time daily, children and teens may begin to have less curiosity, lower self-control, less emotional stability and a greater inability to finish tasks, reports San Diego State University psychologist Jean Twenge and University of Georgia psychology professor W. Keith Campbell. Twenge and Campbell’s results were published in an […]

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Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctors

While the growth, at which the younger generation is undergoing, is disturbing, the reasons for this are many varying from injuries, hereditary among others. Recently, a 26-year-old patient, at Nanavati Hospital, complained of severe knee pain, stiffness, inability to straighten his knee and walk without an aid. For many years now, he has been suffering […]

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New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

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Practo Healthcare releases report on chronic diseases plaguing urban India

The second edition of the Annual Practo Healthcare Map of India highlights some of the key consumer health concerns. The report is a comprehensive look at the disease and illness trends across India. Annually, Practo facilitates 45M appointments on its platform. The report is based on those health care appointments that were booked across 35+ […]

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Timely intervention saves 17-year-old footballer after heart attack

In March 2017, a local footballer Venkatesh (34) died following a massive heart attack in Bengaluru and in May, a 17-year Belgian footballer Joel Lobanzo, who played for Royal Antwerp, had also suffered a cardiac arrest during training, met the same fate. Unlike these two footballers, a district level 17-year-old Mumbai footballer was lucky. He […]

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