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Air pollution exposure can change your heart structure

Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, a study warns. The researchers from the Queen Mary University of London in the UK studied data from around 4,000 participants in the UK. “We saw significant changes in the heart, even at relatively low levels of air ... Read More »

Another Reason To Control Your Blood Pressure Levels: Keeps Dementia Away

For the first time in history, researchers have found medicine that can reduce the risk of memory loss and dementia in your golden years. Even better, most forms of the treatment are available in safe, inexpensive generic formulations.The twist? These drugs have been around for decades, since they’re widely used to lower blood pressure and ward off heart disease. As ... 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 »

Weight loss diet plan, these 9 superfoods will keep your gut healthy

Health experts say that the key to your fitness and health depends on your gut. More specifically, it depends on the gut bacteria that helps digest and absorb the food in your diet. Every individual’s gut is home to a mix of gut bacteria, and diet and lifestyle plays a significant role in determining the mix. It also impacts your weight ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Blogging Tips and Trends For Your Advisory Business

There is no doubt that blogging is on the rise among financial advisory firms. For those of you who are already actively blogging, congratulations! For those of you who still might be on the fence, consider this. Research shows that firms that blog receive 67% more leads than those firms that do not actively blog. In short, blogging can make a ... Read More »

‘Mobile Airbag’ Case Invented by Student Deploys When You Drop Your Smartphone

HIGHLIGHTS An ‘active damping’ phone case design has been patented Design was a thesis project for a German engineering student The case detects when the phone is falling and protracts springs A German engineering student has invented a ‘mobile airbag’ case design that automatically deploys when a phone is dropped. We already have several case options in the market that ... Read More »

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Your Big Bills

Widely perceived as fierce guardians of health care spending, insurers, in many cases, aren’t. In fact, they often agree to pay high prices, then pass them along to patients. Justin Volz for ProPublica Michael Frank ran his finger down his medical bill, studying the charges and pausing in disbelief. The numbers didn’t make sense. His recovery from a partial hip ... Read More »

Health insurance and cancer — How to choose the best plan for your needs

Naval Goel “Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” It is clear that it is not only about having a healthy body, but also about having a healthy mind. In simple terms, a good health is all about the condition where your body and mind function properly. These days when ... Read More »

Gout, the painful condition doesn’t increase your risk of fracture

People who suffer from gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, says a new study. Gout is a common form of arthritis that can affect anyone. Sudden, sever attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness, often to the joint at the base of the big toe accompany this condition. A gout ... Read More »