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Multivitamins and aspirin can make you antibiotic resistant, lead to incorrect lab results

Do you have the habit of popping over-the-counter (OTC) drugs such as multivitamins, multiminerals, and aspirin? Besides making you antibiotic resistant and causing other health issues, it may also affect lab test results, leading to possibly incorrect diagnoses, researchers have warned. The study showed that dietary supplements and OTC drugs were more frequently used by middle-aged patients, especially women. These compounds, if consumed shortly before blood ... Read More »

Apple Tea: Weight Loss Benefits And How To Make It At Home!

Apple is a fruit with multifarious uses and health benefits. Whether you like to eat it raw or toss it in salads, custards, puddings, turn it into pies and cakes, or make curries from it – apples never disappoint. They are great to taste in both sweet and savoury dishes and are chock-full of nutrition. They have a number of ... Read More »

Chronotherapy Could Make Cancer Treatments More Effective, Here’s How

Chi Van Dang generally declines to discuss the science that made him famous. A leading authority on cancer metabolism, he routinely is asked to speak about how tumors reprogram biochemical pathways to help them slurp up nutrients and how disrupting these noxious adaptations could be a powerful approach to treating cancer. Instead of doing so, Dang uses his soapbox at ... Read More »

Why multiple pregnancies can make your cells age faster

Multiple pregnancy makes women’s cells age more quickly, according to a study that may explains why women with many children tend to show signs of accelerated ageing. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, were reached by looking at two separate markers of cellular ageing — telomere length and epigenetic age — in hundreds of young women with different reproductive histories in ... Read More »

Suffering from UTI? This new discovery can make the treatment better

A new study has found ways to improve diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections. Scientists and physicians at Loyola University Chicago and Loyola Medicine published groundbreaking research that debunked the common belief that urine in healthy women is sterile. The study found that the bladder not only contains bacteria, but the microbes are similar to those found in the ... Read More »

Here’s the real reason why hunger pangs make you ‘hangry’

Do you feel ‘hangry’ when you skip a meal and unable to focus? It’s not just about a dip in blood sugar levels, though. Scientists say the combination of hunger and anger may be caused by an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues. “We all know that hunger can sometimes affect our emotions and perceptions of the world around ... Read More »

Why You Should Drink Coconut Milk This Summer: Easy Recipe To Make It At Home

Come summers and the urge to sip on cooling and hydrating drinks surges; one of them being coconut milk, which has numerous benefits to offer. It is a thick, milk-like fluid that is obtained by squeezing grated coconut. Thanks to its amazingly rich and creamy consistency along with its natural sweetness, coconut milk forms an important constituent in various food ... Read More »

6 customer-friendly changes the new insurance regulator should make

Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint The insurance industry, in its liberalised avatar, is young. Where large international insurers are over a 100 years old, we have been in existence for just 18. If business is a race, then these 18 years are just a start off the block. But what a start it has been. Between 2000 and 2005, the basic regulatory ... Read More »

Close calls: Hospital-run clinics make healthcare quicker, easier

Hospitals are setting up standalone clinics where patients can consult with specialists, get basic treatments and procedures, pre- and post-operative care, chemotherapy and radiation, or just routine tests and check-ups. While the move helps free up space in hospitals, patients benefit by being treated closer to home, in more pleasant surroundings, with a lowered risk of hospital-acquired infection. In Delhi, ... Read More »

Fitness for dummies, 10 small changes that make a huge difference to health

Let’s face it, we are bombarded with advice from all sides on how to eat healthy and exercise to stay fit or lose weight. But after the trial period, it can seem like a chore to shop for ‘superfoods’ or hit the treadmill regularly. Lifestyle changes need not always be time-consuming, or require you to splurge. Instead, you need to ... Read More »