Health

ACA Repeal Would Mean Massive Cuts To Public Health, Leaving Cities And States At Risk

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was passed a little over six years ago, it brought with it the promise of health insurance for all Americans. It also sought to begin to shift the paradigm for health care in this country, emphasizing value over volume, and recognizing the importance of prevention coupled with appropriate access to care. By now, it ... Read More »

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes

Consuming butter may double your risk of diabetes Next time you order pizza with extra cheese or paranthas with dollops of butter, remember, you may be twice at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, researchers have warned. The findings in the study led by Marta Guasch-Ferre, researcher at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the US, showed that ... Read More »

Malaria vaccine found effective in early human trial

IANS | Feb 18, 2017, 02.30 PM IST Malaria vaccine found effective in early human trial When administered together with antimalarial medication, an experimental malaria vaccinehas been found to protect people in early clinical trial. The study involved 67 healthy adult test persons, none of whom previously had malaria. The best immune response was shown in a group of nine ... Read More »

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, a study says. The condition, which causes the appendix – a small organ attached to the large intestine – to become inflamed due to a blockage or infection, affects mainly children and teenagers. Appendicitis is currently treated through ... Read More »

You have been cleaning your ears all wrong

Feburary 18, 2017 1/6Your step-wise guide to remove earwax 0 We get too overzealous about maintaining our hygiene, sometimes pushing the Q-tips as much in our ears as humanly possible. We would still be thinking that this is the right way to go about it but that’s not so! Studies have shown how dreadful this habit can be. Earwax, in ... Read More »

Beware! Your child is not safe from depression

Kalpana Sharma| TNN | Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 10.13 PM IST “Exams are near and I am scared… not from exam pressure but from your expectations, Mom. I know you really care about my studies and get angry at me for not studying but do you know I try really hard.” “Mom dad, you look so stressed during my exams ... Read More »

How to spend your final week before the Marathon

How to go about and what to do in the week before the run up to the Marathon/Half Marathon? I love this week as this is the most relaxing week where you do not have to work hard running around. You have to bid good bye to your LSDs (Long Slow Distance). You have put in a lot of disciplined ... Read More »

Positive effects of stress

Feburary 17, 2017 1/7How stress can be good for you 0 “Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you,” said Donald Tubesing about spices. You’d be surprised to know that the same saying can be applied to stress too! Stress is so much like spice – in the right proportion, it enhances the flavor of a ... Read More »

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migraine more common among women

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migra… Read More This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Fight your ... Read More »

Slim down your body the non-surgical way

Non-surgical techniques can help you lose stubborn fat (Thinkstock) There are times when despite the efforts, your body just refuses to give up on the diet-and-exercise resistant fats. Areas around the thighs, abdomen, bulges around the back, flanks and other localised fat deposits can be difficult to get rid off permanently. And, that is when one needs non-surgical alternatives and ... Read More »