Health & Fitness

Meet the Food Doctor: Nutritionist Ian Marber says fat is good for us. Here’s why

A quick glance through widely regarded UK-based nutritionist Ian Marber’s Twitter feed confirms his obsession with all things healthy: kimchi rice, avocados, basically everything low-carb and gluten free. He is known for his no-nonsense health advice and myth-busting tips on social media. So, my first question to him was about the biggest health industry lie. “It’s a myth that fat ... Read More »

Vaping could increase lung, bladder cancers and heart disease risk: Study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke ... Read More »

Trying for IVF? Follow a diet rich in fresh fruits, veggies, fish and olive oil

If you are trying for an in in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), a new study results suggests you would help your chances more if you follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil. A study of 244 women enrolled for IVF in Athens, Greece, showed that those younger than 35 who followed a so-called “Mediterranean” diet for ... Read More »

Here’s why sharing a drink with your teenager won’t protect them from heavy drinking

If you think that sharing a peg with your teenaged son or daughter may teach them how to deal with alcohol responsibly and protect them from engaging in heavy drinking, you may be wrong. Instead, the practice may lead them to addiction, researchers have warned. Adolescents’ alcohol consumption, which is the leading factor for death and disability in teenagers globally, ... Read More »

This is why some teens are more likely to undergo an abortion

Teenagers who’s mothers had abortions earlier are more likely to undergo abortions, a new study has warned. According to the researchers, in developed countries, about 6.7 million abortions are performed every year, with a large proportion of teens aged 19 or younger. In Canada, the teen pregnancy rate is 28 per 1,000, with more than 50 % of these ending ... Read More »

Risky operation: Frailty increases delirium post-surgery among older adults

Older adults, who are frail are twice more likely to experience delirium following a surgery, a study found. Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of your environment. The researchers noted that frailty and cognitive impairment are the risk factors most strongly associated with the development of postoperative delirium. Other risk ... Read More »

Can eating green leafy vegetables cut risk of stroke?

You may want to add green leafy vegetables to your diet as according to a recent study, it can help ward off strokes. According to researchers, reducing stress and increasing green leafy vegetable consumption may be a novel way to reduce the rates of brain bleeds. A previous study said that people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less ... Read More »

Be aware: Certain bacteria may increase HIV risk for women

Scientists have identified seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women. The findings, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, add strength to a growing body of evidence that the make-up of bacterial communities in the vagina — the vaginal microbiome — may increase or decrease HIV risk for ... Read More »

Coriander Seeds For Weight Loss: Here’s How To Use Dhaniya Seeds To Lose Weight

Coriander or dhania is a commonly used herb that is used in almost all vegetable preparations in India. The flavor that just a few dhania leaves can lend to the dish cannot be reproduced in any other way. The dhaniapowder also finds numerous uses in the Indian kitchen and is usually included in the top five spices and herbs used in common Indian preparations. But ... Read More »

5 ‘Healthy’ Eating Habits That You Are Better Off Without And What You Should Do Instead!

There’s a lot that’s been said about healthy eating and dietary changes that lead to a healthier lifestyle. But not everything that you read and watch is true. There are many contradicting studies and researches, some of which are often funded by the respective lobbies of certain products, simply in order to create a market for these foods. Not all ... Read More »