Health

Heal with food

TNN | Dec 18, 2016, 12.00 AM IST HIGHLIGHTS • If you remember the previous article – Part 1 of PCOS and diabetes care through nutrition, you may remember that what both diseases had in common was excess fat. Heal with food If you remember the previous article – Part 1 of PCOS and diabetes care through nutrition, you may ... Read More »

Certain high BP drugs cut spread of cancer in body

ANI | Dec 18, 2016, 12.13 PM IST Certain high BP drugs cut spread of cancer in body (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) A team of researchers has found that drugs used to treat high blood pressure can block the spread of cancer. The findings were published in journal of Nature Communications. Calcium channel blockers are currently used to treat hypertension, also ... Read More »

Celebrate Christmas without guilt

TNN | December 18, 2016 1/7Healthy Christmas delicacies 0 Our dieting and fitness plans often go for a toss during holiday and festive season. Constant craving for fatty and oily food leaves us with extra pounds, making us regret our choices later. But for all you fitness freaks, we present to you some Christmas delicacies that are healthy and guilt ... Read More »

Air stays ‘very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs

TNN | Updated: Dec 18, 2016, 02.11 PM IST Air stays `very poor’, no relief in sight for 48 hrs ( AFP) Delhi’s air quality remained `very poor’ on Saturday with moderate to dense fog seen in several places around the capital. Conditions are expected to remain the same for the next 48 hours with dense fog expected in parts ... Read More »

Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in teens

PTI | Dec 16, 2016, 01.30 PM IST Smartphone addiction may up obesity risk in teens In the study , adolescents spending more than five hours daily on devices were 43% more likely to suffer from obesity compared with those who spent less time on these devices, researchers said. Recommended By Colombia They also found that adolescents who spent more ... Read More »

Alzheimer’s can be detected 7 years before symptoms show up

Alzheimer’s can be detected 7 years before symptoms show up Researchers have in a breakthrough study found that brains of people genetically inclined towards Alzheimer’sare likely to show abnormal immune reactions as early as about seven years before the expected onset of dementia. These immune responses can be detected by means of a protein known as “TREM2” found in the ... Read More »

Contraceptive pill doesn’t kill your sexual desire

ANI | Updated: Dec 16, 2016, 04.02 PM IST Contraceptive pill doesn’t kill your sexual desire Busting the popular myth that taking contraceptives curbs sexual desire, a new study reveals that taking the pill doesn’t lower women’s sexual desire, as other factors like age and length of relationship are more important. The study was published in the Journal of Sexual ... Read More »

​Taste this: Your salt intake is double and dangerous

Taste this: Your salt intake is double and dangerous TNN | Updated: Dec 17, 2016, 11.42 AM IST   Taste this: Your salt intake is double and dangerous Many know they have to worry about salt, particularly if they have hypertension and abnormal amounts of lipids and fats in the blood. Scientists, however, have found that even patients with these ... Read More »

​Don’t just rely on labels if you want to eat healthy

TNN | Dec 17, 2016, 12.35 PM IST Don’t just rely on labels if you want to eat healthy (U.S. Department of Agriculture/ Flickr) The label on a packaged snack may not always give you the authentic information on whether the food is good for your health. For example, a popular health drink claims it contains “pro health vitamins”, but ... Read More »

Using the internet to self medicate could damage your health

When Purva Mehta started depending on painkillers to ease her chronic backache regularly, she didn’t realise that it could lead to long-term kidney damage. Similarly, when Rakesh Chhabria decided to treat his daughter’s viral fever using over-the-counter medication suggested by a random health website, he was unaware that it could cause further complications for his child. Purva and Rakesh are ... Read More »