Health

Just one night of bad sleep can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease

People who sleep poorly are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that losing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease. A previous study showed that chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline. In ... Read More »

Bipasha Basu to reveal health and fitness secrets on new digital platform

Bollywood actor and fitness lover Bipasha Basu is looking at starting a digital platform to share what keeps her healthy and fit. Her social media posts revolve around fitness, and encourage people to hit the gym and try different types of exercise. In a recent interview to IANS, Basu admitted that she is looking to share fitnesss-related information through a ... Read More »

Are you losing weight suddenly? Here’s why you should be worried

Sudden weight loss is the second highest risk factor for some forms of cancer, according to a study. The study, led by the Universities of Oxford and Exeter, found that unintended weight loss is the second highest risk factor for colorectal, lung, pancreatic and renal cancers. The research analysed the findings of 25 studies, incorporating data from more than 11.5 ... Read More »

Beach lovers, there’s good news. Philippines’ resort island Boracay may reopen in four months

The Philippines is looking to shorten the closure period for its most popular holiday hotspot, Boracay, to four months from six. But the number of visitors allowed when it reopens will be slashed, the tourism minister said on Wednesday. A masterplan to redevelop Boracay, which has turned into a “cesspool” due to pollution, according to President Rodrigo Duterte, into a ... Read More »

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few alterations to one’s overall dietary ... Read More »

Yoga poses such as headstand done for Instagram could cause fatal injuries

The number of people with serious Yoga-related injuries are on the rise, according to an Australian study that warns people to practice yogic poses with caution. Researchers from Central Queensland University in Australia analysed all yoga injuries presented at emergency departments between 2009 and 2016 in Victoria. They found that Yoga-related injuries that were serious enough to land people in ... Read More »

You thought E-cigarette flavours are harmless? It affects a lot more than just taste buds

Turns out, toxins produced by e-cigarettes vary by flavour. According to a Penn State-led study, the flavour of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds. The team of researchers said that the chemicals that make up different flavours also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer and other diseases. The researchers analysed popular ... Read More »

Does heart disease run in your family? Daily exercise may help you lower its risks

According to the findings reported in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, greater grip strength, more physical activity and better cardio-respiratory fitness are associated with reduced risk for heart attacks and stroke — even among people with a genetic predisposition for heart disease. “The main message is that being physically active is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, ... Read More »

Red Wine Or White Wine: Which Is Better For Your Health?

There are times when we often end up having a hard time struggling to pick the right wine for the evening. And, it becomes even more difficult when we have to decide between red wine and white wine. Both wines taste good and are perfect drinks to kick-start a lovely evening. But, if you are a fitness enthusiast and wondering which wine ... Read More »

9 Incredible Benefits Of Basil Leaves You May Not Have Known

One of the oldest herbs known to the mankind, basil’s healing and healthful properties have been the most treasured knowledge across the world. Closer home, Holy basil is revered for its strong medicinal and healing properties. One can still see basil plants outside many Indian households, even outside the clamped urban flats. Holy basil is offered to Gods in the form of prasad. ... Read More »