Category Archives: Health

How changing weather affects our sleep

The change in weather doesn’t only influence environmental conditions but has a great impact on our sleeping pattern too. As our body prepares to fall asleep, the internal temperature dips and stays on a lower side for a few hours before we wake up. Let’s discuss how different weather conditions impact our sleeping pattern. How hot and humid weather affects Read More


DNA variants that are bad for health may also make you stupid

Could CRISPR give them better health and an IQ boost? Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty By Michael Le Page What makes some people smarter than others? A genetic analysis of families in Scotland, UK, hints that brainer people have fewer DNA mutations that impair intelligence and general health, rather than having more genetic variants that make them smarter. “This is one of Read More


The health care industry doesn’t love Obamacare enough to save it

Pacific Press / Getty Images The health care industry killed Hillarycare in the 1990s and cut deals to shape Obamacare more to its liking in 2009. But now, as Republicans push a sweeping and widely reviled health bill through Congress, the industry has often appeared declawed in the biggest health care fight of the decade. It’s a deliberate strategy, interviews Read More


A yuge week in health care

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here. Buckle up for an incredibly busy week in health care — both in the Senate and across the states. Senate Republicans are still reportedly Read More


5 ways to keep learning till 90!

Tips to keep your mind active till 90   In her TED talk, Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at Oakland University, talked about “learning how to learn without procrastinating”. Here’s how to go about it. Unearth your hidden potentials   Use mental powers to discover your hidden potential. Says Oakley, “I was a linguist who hated math and science; I Read More


How diarrhea can give you a healthy lifestyle

Diarrhea is critical to enteric pathogen clearance, and that IL-22 may play a key role in host defense. (Photo: AFP) Washington D.C.: Despite thousands of years of pant-crapping history, there’s a surprising amount we don’t know about diarrhea. Does it actually help clear the bacteria causing a gastrointestinal infection, or is it merely a symptom of disease that should be Read More


What happens when you treat health care like a soap opera?

In theory, cable news should be the perfect venue for explaining a complicated issue like health care policy. 24-hour news networks have a ton of airtime to fill, access to a wide range of policy experts, and a roster of journalists who can find real-life examples that illustrate how abstract policy changes could impact people’s day-to-day lives. But in the Read More


The five signs your mental health is under strain and why you should not ignore them

A leading mental health charity has warned people not to ignore the five less familiar symptoms of depression and anxiety. As Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8-14) gets under way the government and health charities remain committed to increasing awareness of mental health and its symptoms. Licy Lyus, the information manager at the charity Mind, set out the less well-known symptoms of Read More


Thought Your Bowl of Breakfast Cereal was Healthy? Well, Think Again!

Highlights Cereal boxes are nothing but processed food They are high in sugar and refined carbohydrates Regular consumption can lead to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer The moment the urge kicks in to start a healthy diet, out comes the box of breakfast cereals. While they promise a whole lot of nutrients – fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc., most manufacturers Read More


Women’s Health: Obesity Shouldn’t be Left Ignored, it’s Not Just Weight Gain

Highlights Obesity refers to having too much fat in one’s body People are obese when their body mass index is more than 30 kg/m2 Women develop this medical condition due to several reasons Obesity refers to having too much fat in one’s body. But it isn’t the same as being over-weight. An over-weight person weighs more than he is supposed Read More