Category Archives: Health

Ladies, take note. Diabetes during pregnancy increases risk of heart disease, BP

Women who have diabetes during pregnancy are at a higher risk of developing type-2 diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease in the future, warns a recent study. The findings indicated that women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) were over 20 times more likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes later in life, over two and a half times Read More

Battle wounds: Mother of 4 shares the reality of post-partum bodies in this viral post

New mothers will vouch for this. There’s tremendous pressure to bounce back to pre-baby body. Pregnancy scars and stretch marks are seldom discussed openly. However, this “bouncing back” is a very distorted image of what motherhood is like. For most women, the first few weeks after giving birth are spent figuring out this whole new person they’ve brought into this Read More

Not just a ‘woman’s problem’: Here are causes, symptoms, treatment of male infertility

Infertility, both in men and women, has become quite common these days and is on the rise in India. As per estimates, there has been a 20% to 30% rise in infertility in the country in the last five years. Infertility is neither an urban phenomenon nor is it confined only to women. Studies have shown that in nearly 30% Read More

Worried about diabetes? Drinking 100% fruit juice will not affect your blood sugar levels

Drinking 100% fruit juice does not raise blood sugar levels, according to a study. The findings are consistent with previous research indicating that 100% fruit juice is not associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and supports a growing body of evidence that 100% fruit juice has no significant effect on glycemic control. Previous research had said Read More

Craving carbs? Blame your brain, according to Japanese study

Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs. The team at Japan’s National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that activating neurons known to respond to social stress increased the appetite in mice for carbohydrates. Rodents with the neurons activated ate Read More

Is Tequila Good For Health? Here’s Why It’s Believed To Be

Is there such a thing as ‘healthy alcohol’? If certain individual studies on the effects of tequila are to be believed, then there sure is! The Mexican alcoholic drink is touted to be healthier than other drinks like whiskey or vodka because of some supposed health benefits that it has. That seems extremely odd because the drink has got a Read More

Why Drinking Ginger Water Every Day Is Extremely Beneficial

Ginger is a long established medicine which is loaded with essential nutrients. Its healing properties have been known since ages and have been adapted by numerous cultures. Ginger roots are powered with vital minerals like manganese, copper magnesium and potassium. Apart from this, it is also rich in vitamins such as E,C and A. Ginger not only increases the body’s metabolism, but also improves Read More

Amazing Benefits Of Mushrooms For A Healthy Skin

Mushrooms are packed with many essential vitamins and minerals that are quite healthy for the body. They are an excellent source of vitamins like D, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9. These healthy vitamins are found in other vegetables as well but after cooking, these vitamins tend to disappear. Since mushrooms are rarely prepared with boiling water, these vitamins tend to stay Read More

Dear teens, the advertisements on your favourite TV show may be making you fat

Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food. Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of rising obesity, which is a key factor in the development of deadly illness such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer among others, suggests a Read More

Childhood abuse may affect social relationships as adults

Children who experience abuse and neglect early in life are more likely to have problems in social relationships and academics as adults, a study has found. Maltreatment experienced before age five can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, researchers said. “It is not a controversial statement to say abuse and neglect can have harmful Read More