1. Diabetes impacts economic stability of India’s healthcare sector

    Diabetes impacts economic stability of India’s healthcare sector

    Diabetes has one of India’s biggest healthcare concerns, earning the country the unfortunate tag of ‘Diabetes Capital of the World’. A recent study reveals that the financial burden of managing diabetes in India is causing a significant drain on the country’s economy. An estimated 66.8 million people suffer from diabetes in India. In spite of a large number of people with diabetes in Southeast Asia, the healthcare expenditure on the disease amounts to be only US$6 billion or INR 600 crore. This accounted for <1% of the global total whereas India...
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  2. Butter coffee: Actress Tamannaah sets a new health trend

    Butter coffee: Actress Tamannaah sets a new health trend

    It was Baahubali actress Tamaannah who was one of the first Indian celebs to talk about butter coffee on an  Instagram post. If you thought butter; loaded with saturated fats was of no help in burning calories, this new brew is gaining ground worldwide with fitness enthusiasts guzzling it down as it helps in curbing the appetite to improving mental focus, achieving smooth skin tone to ultimately losing those extra kilos.Invented by Silicon Valley based investor Dave Asprey, butter coffee is usually made with grass-fed butter (butter made from organic milk), along with...
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  3. Too tanned? Know how Niacinamide, an effective skin-lightening agent works

    Too tanned? Know how Niacinamide, an effective skin-lightening agent works

    Niacinamide, a vitamin found in food is gaining popularity as a skin lightening agent. Read on to see how it worksRisks of tanning:According to skin experts, there’s always some element of risk associated with a sun tan. Unprotected exposure to the sun causes an increase in the skin pigment melanin, which causes a colour change to the skin. Prolonged exposure could result in skin damage. This happens because when the skin is exposed to UV radiation, it increases the production of melanin in an attempt to protect the skin from further damage which causes the skin tone to darken over the next 48 hours. In order to protect and restore the skin, lightening cosmetics are always in great demand in summer, which led the quest for fairness to...
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  4. The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

    The Importance of Good Oral Hygiene

    Did you know a hearty smile can be contagious? Not only can it boost your self-esteem but also improve your overall health. Evidence proves that poor oral habits directly or indirectly contribute to heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications.The Importance of Oral HygieneRecent studies suggest that several diseases and deficiencies are accompanied by oral symptoms. Routine dental visits not only help maintain overall health but can help your...
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  5. 8 simple tips to ace your health goals

    8 simple tips to ace your health goals

    Three months into the year and most of us struggle to maintain the health goals we had set for ourselves at the start of 2018. Try these simple lifestyle modifications and you will get right back on track. Remember, the choices you make each day will influence your health in the long run.1.Kick Your Bad HabitsWhen people talk about bad habits, first things that come to mind are smoking, drugs and excessive alcohol consumption. There’s no doubt that these habits are unhealthy, but there are a few other practices that seem innocuous, but will become a problem if not nipped in the bud.  These include consumption of processed foods, sugar, caffeine and junk food. When taken in moderation, they’re okay, but make a change by reducing the number of cups of coffee ,cut down on a spoonful of sugar at a...
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  6. 5 must-have components for a well-balanced diet

    5 must-have components for a well-balanced diet

    Healthy eating is not about depriving oneself, starving to become unrealistically thin or denying ourselves of foods we love. The right way is to achieve a balanced diet which contains carbohydrates, proteins, fat, fibre, vitamins and minerals in the right proportions.What is a balanced diet?A balanced diet comprises foods from all the major food groups in the right proportions to provide the body with ideal nutrition. Every individual is different and the right diet for good health may vary from person to person. However, by adhering to a diet that is holistic which covers all the food groups and is low in undesirable nutrients such as sodium, saturated fats, and sugar, you will be on the road to a healthy lifestyle. Importance of...
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  7. Red Meat and Processed Meat, Ups your Liver Disorders

    Red Meat and Processed Meat, Ups your Liver Disorders

    All you meat lovers out there, a new study could make you a little sad: Eating an excess amount of processed and red meat increases your chances of a serious liver condition and insulin resistance, a precursor of type 2 diabetes.Shira Zelber-Sagi(Clinical dietitian at Tel Aviv Medical Center in Israel) the lead author of the study revealed that people who ate the maximum amount of red and processed meats had almost a 50% increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease(NAFLD), and a higher risk of progressing insulin resistance. The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a condition that leads to fat deposit in the liver. As per the U.S National...
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  8. Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media

    Mental health risks to girls who spend more than an hour a day on social media

    We know how social media makes everything public for us. However, considering it as a boon or bane is a debatable topic. Recent studies have shown surprising results of its impacts on teens, especially girls using social media.Ladies, listen up! Here’s some food for thought : Social media in general isn’t great for anyone’s mental health but it does have a  impact on ladies especially. 1. Drawing comparisons: Women tend to start comparing themselves with their peers and others on social media, leaving them stressed about their current situation. 2. Self esteem:  The Placebo effect of...
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  9. Do you really know what Anorexia is?

    Do you really know what Anorexia is?

    What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by weight loss and trouble in maintaining the right weight for the body height, age and build. Generally, people with anorexia show abnormality of limiting their calorie intake and being picky-choosy with the kind of food they eat. Some of them exercise impulsively, purge via vomiting, laxatives and end up binge eating.Anorexia can affect people of all ages, gender, races and ethnicities. The disorder is more evident in people during their adolescent stage and also seen in many children and older adults too. Types of Anorexia Nervosa There are two common types of anorexia: Binge and Purge Type –In this type, the person will often...
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  10. 7 Amazing Benefits of Sugarcane Juice-A Sweet Deal to Good Health

    7 Amazing Benefits of Sugarcane Juice-A Sweet Deal to Good Health

    In this scorching summer, it would be great to indulge in a glass of sugarcane juice, not only will it cool you down remarkably but will also benefit your body in many ways. The naturally green coloured cane juice is not just sweet and relishing, but also extremely nourishing and considered healthy according to traditional Indian medicine. India is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane,after Brazil and is easily available all throughout the country at a very low price. It is served as a cooling drink with ice, flavoured with a dash of lemon or sizzled with mint, ginger and salt. Drinking a glass of sugarcane juice has amazing health benefits and is packed with vital nutrients that our...
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