Category Archives: Health

Why our understanding of obesity treatment is limited

According to a research conducted by the George Washington University, despite high prevalence of obesity among US adults, provision of recommended treatments for obesity remains low. Providers cite lack of time, lack of reimbursement, and lack of knowledge as major barriers to treating patients with obesity. The study assessed health care professionals’ (HCPs) knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for non-surgical treatment Read More


Ladies! Here’s how Alicia Vikander got ripped to play the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

Apart from those thrilling fight scenes, what got everyone talking about the recently released movie, Tomb Raider, was its leading lady, Alicia Vikander’s mind-blowing level of fitness. Alicia, who undergoes all sorts of challenges and ordeals playing bada*s Lara Croft was trained by world-renowned Swedish fitness expert — Magnus Lygdbäck. Reportedly, the Swedish actor underwent intense workout sessions for seven Read More


So you’ve worked hard and want to sustain all that weight you’ve lost? Then stay away from dieting

If you are trying to manage your weight with dieting, you may be wrong, as it can make you fatter. Instead, start eating regularly, suggests a study. While exercise and healthy eating habits are considered to be the cornerstones of weight management, the new study suggests refraining from dieting and observing regular eating habits could be essential to successful weight Read More


Cycling is the best form of exercise. This Tour de France champion tells us why

During his professional career, it is estimated that German road bicycle racer Jens Voigt (born September 17, 1971) rode a total of 8,50,000 km. He has won the Critérium International five times, a tied record, and won the yellow jersey twice in individual stages of the Tour de France in 2001 and 2006. Voigt, who stays in Berlin with his Read More


Guard yourself against tuberculosis. It can lead to male and female infertility

With over 20 lakh cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, India is the second leading country to contribute to the related mortality rate. In India, female genital tuberculosis is a rampant disease, which is also growing as a major health issue that leads to infertility. As per various medical researchers, tuberculosis is a root cause of infection which results in infertility Read More


Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk for dementia. People who had Read More


What foods you must have when you are down with cold

1. These 12 foods will help you fight cold easily It is that time of the month, when you worry about the upcoming sweaty season and say good bye to the winter season with a heavy heart! These weather changes lower the immunity levels as well which increases the chances of cold & flu in your body. No matter how Read More


Here’s how high-fibre diet can treat diabetes type 2

  Eating more of dietary fibres that promote a type of gut bacteria may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, researchers suggest. Research findings showed that a diversified high fibre diet can promote 15 strains of gut bacteria that produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which provide energy to gut cells, reduce inflammation and help regulate hunger. “Our study Read More


Protect your bones by opting for Mediterranean diet

    Consuming a Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat may boost bones and muscle mass in postmenopausal women, a study suggests. Researchers found that menopause is characterised by a decline in estrogen levels that speeds a woman’s loss of bone mass and increases Read More


Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber in the human heart. This Read More