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Family finance: Why Singh will have to wait for a rise in income to meet goals

Pune-based Singh will have to wait for a rise in income to start investment for all financial goals. Rabendra Singh is a 40-yearold IT professional getting a monthly salary of Rs 1.14 lakh. He stays with his homemaker wife and two kids, aged 10 and two, in their own house, in Pune. The outstanding loan for the house is Rs ... Read More »

8 Side Effects Of Aloe Vera: Here’s Why Anything In Excess Is Bad

Aloe vera is an ingredient that barely needs an introduction. It is a rage in the beauty and health world, and all thanks to the presence of numerous medicinal properties. The green coloured thick plant stores water in its leaves, making them thick and fleshy, what’s also called aloe vera gel. When you slice through the leaves, you get a ... Read More »

Why You May Continue Eating Lean Red Meat: It’s Not As Bad After All

These days, you never read social media posts or hear cocktail-party chatter in which people rave about their balanced, omnivorous diet. Instead, everyone seems to be following some sort of restrictive diet, whether low-carb, intermittent fasting or vegan/vegetarian. Red meat is about as popular as sugar. But that need not be the case, according to a recent, randomized, controlled trial. ... 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 »

Don’t pop antidepressants if you suffer from lung disease, here’s why

Antidepressants may help to boost your mood but they can prove risky for patients of lung disease. A new study done by the St Michael’s Hospital shows that use of antidepressants can increase the risk of death by 20% for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and increase the likelihood of hospitalisation by 15% due to related symptoms. The research suggests ... Read More »

Why men tolerate stress incontinence for years before seeking treatment

Men often tolerate stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for more than two years before seeking medical help, says a new study. One third of patients also put up with it for more than five years, it added. SUI occurs when physical activity or exertion — cough, heavy lifting, exercise — causes the bladder to leak urine. The study, published in the ... Read More »

You may be eating a lot of salt and not even know it, here’s why

Recent studies published by Brigham and Women’s Hospital say that higher salt intake through food can be a cause for death. The study suggested that an inaccurate way of estimating sodium intake may help account for the paradoxical findings of others. Nancy Cook, a researcher in this topic said that sodium is notoriously hard to measure. “Sodium is hidden — ... Read More »

This is the reason why you should not carry medicines when travelling

Turns out, carrying hard medicines while travelling makes people more prone to pop them, against doctor’s recommendations. According to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, travellers carrying standby antibiotics take them more often than those travelling without such drugs. Having antibiotics packed in the bags allows their use – against recommendations – also for mild and moderate diarrhoea, ... 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 »

Family Finance: Why Dave has to stagger some goals for now

Bharuch-based Daves will have to wait for a rise in income to be able to invest for all the crucial goals Hardik Dave stays in Bharuch, Gujarat, with his homemaker wife and three-year-old child. He brings in a monthly salary of Rs 86,500 and stays in rented accommodation. After considering household expenses of Rs 38,700, child’s education expense of Rs ... Read More »