The Danger of Diabetes

07-04-2016   |   405 View(s)

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How genes determine what you can eat

06-04-2016   |   340 View(s)

You are what you eat in far more ways than you realise. This week, US researchers announced the discovery of ‘vegetarian gene’ in populations that have subsisted on vegetarian food for several generations. An analysis of data from the 1000 Genomes Project showed 70% South Asians, 53% of Africans and 29% of East Asians had the vegetarian genetic variation --called an allele --compared to just 17% of Europeans, reports a study in the journal M. Read more...

Your guide to wearable trackers

06-04-2016   |   377 View(s)

Your guide to wearable trackers that can change your health and life For people like Medha Pant, 47, a Type-1 diabetic with frequent blood sugar lows (hypoglycaemia), the stick-on continuous glucose-monitoring device she bought online is a godsend. “I stick the band-aid like patch, a little bigger than a Rs 10 coin, on my arm and it tracks my sugar peaks and lows 24x7 for two weeks, sounding an alarm if levels rise or fall too much,” says. Read more...

Protect your spine

05-04-2016   |   301 View(s)

The spine is an anatomical design marvel. It is a string of 33 vertebrae, or bony blocks held together by ligaments and tendons and supported by large muscles. The spine encases and protects the spinal cord and the nerve roots to safely relay messages to and from the brain to various parts of the body. The spine’s design allows for flexibility, strength and mobility across planes, and lets us go through our everyday lives without giving much th. Read more...

Yoga for bone health

05-04-2016   |   317 View(s)

Unlike other forms of exercise, this discipline helps with greater flexibility without damaging cartilage or stressing joints Bone disorders are growing, and are beginning to strike younger people. The likely cause: stressed, skewed lifestyles. We reach our maximum bone mass at around age 30. After that, it’s a matter of maintaining what we have. Today, however, bones are losing mass at a much faster rate than earlier. “Almost 75% of pati. Read more...

India among top 5 in obesity

02-04-2016   |   307 View(s)

While India and China continue to have the largest number of underweight people in the world, both the countries have also broken into the top five regarding obesity, a new study published in The Lancet journal has found. With 102 million men and 101 million women underweight, India leads the world in being home to over 40% of the global underweight population. China is a distant second with about 8% of underweight men and over 12% of underweigh. Read more...

Yearly spend on diabetes is Rs 1.5 lakh crore, rising by 30% per annum

01-04-2016   |   304 View(s)

India spends Rs 1.5Lakh crore per year on treating diabetes People with diabetes in India doubled from 32 million in 2000 to 63 million in 2013, and the number is projected to rise to 101.2 million in 15 years, says the latest assessment by WHO, raising the alarm over the need to treat and contain the condition.Public health agencies wor. Read more...

How to take care of your hair and skin after Holi

25-03-2016   |   301 View(s)

Holi colours contain harmful chemicals, mica, glass particles and acids, which irritate the skin and scalp and can also harm them.They also affect texture and make the skin and hair dry and rough. The skin and scalp absorb harmful substances, which can even lead to toxic accumulation in the body. To remove colours, rinse your face with a lot of plain water. Apply a cleansing cream or cleansing milk on your face and massage it. Wipe it off with mo. Read more...