Health & Fitness

New, more accurate blood test developed for peanut allergies

British scientists have developed a much more reliable blood test for diagnosing peanut allergies, which leads the way for a better method of diagnosing them. Peanuts are the most common reason of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, and allergy cases among children have risen sharply in recent years. Britain’s Food Standards Agency estimates up to one in 55 ... Read More »

Whooping cough is happening more frequently than before. Here’s what to do

Turns out, whooping cough is more widespread than previously known. According to a study conducted by the Public Health Ontario, whooping cough cases are happening much more frequently than previously known, reinforcing the importance of up-to-date vaccinations to protect against illness and the spread of disease. Whooping cough (formally known as pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In ... Read More »

Diminishing Healthcare Fraud

  Its a well known fact that healthcare extortion represents an expected 100 billion dollars per year in the United States alone, and it’s inexorably a reason that medicinal services costs keep on rising. Superfluous and false medications are being submitted to payer associations by sorted out wrongdoing and cheats have turned out to be huge business in North America ... Read More »

Healthy or unhealthy? Avoid these 10 good food from your diet to stay fit

Is the health food aisle in the supermarket your go-to spot to pick up nutritious and healthy food? Do you snack on dried fruits when that 4pm hunger hits you? If the answer to both those questions are yes, you need to read this. A lot of products that are advertised to be healthy can be extremely unhealthy when consumed ... Read More »

Fish is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. Here’s why

Almost every nutritionist worth her salt will tell you to consume more fish to reach your weight loss and fitness goals. Fish, they say, is the healthiest food you can include in your diet. However, until now, the reasons were not clear why dieticians and nutritionists included fish in most healthy diet. Omega 3 and -6 – present in large ... Read More »

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be rough for the elderly. Take them for a walk in the evenings or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, list a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * Try to plan activities that require going outside during ... Read More »

6 herbs for your kitchen garden, from tulsi to triphala to Guduchi, more

Ayurveda texts and modern research says that herbs contain compounds that have beneficial health properties which can protect from lifestyle disorders. Dr Shruthi M Hegde, Ayurveda expert, The Himalaya Drug Company, suggests incorporating the following herbs in your diet to practice preventive wellness and take a concrete step towards maintaining good health: Tulasi has compounds which are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. ... Read More »

Your diet plan to fight inflammation is here, include these 5 nutrients

Most health advice doesn’t fail to mention inflammation. You probably know that you’re supposed to keep your body’s inflammation levels under check. But what exactly is it? And why is too much of it bad for you? Simply put, inflammation is part of the body’s immune response. A defense mechanism. As Pooja Thacker, nutritionist, Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai, puts it, “Inflammation ... Read More »

Lose weight faster with these 4 fun ways to include fruits, veggies in diet

Let’s face it. Healthy food isn’t always the most exciting. If you’re like us, you’re dead tired of eating khichdi for dinners and ordering a sad-looking salad every time you go to a restaurant. Surely, there had to be sneaky ways we can include some fruits and vegetables into our meals. Fortunately, Harman Sawhney, brand chef, Hoppipola, Mumbai, agrees. Here’s ... Read More »

Mother’s obesity may trigger early puberty risk in daughters

Maternal overweight and hyperglycemia or high blood sugar are linked to the earlier onset of puberty in girls, which can lead to multiple adverse health developments in adulthood, finds a study. The results showed that maternal obesity (body mass index of 30 or more) and overweight (body mass index between 25 and 30) in mothers was associated with 40% and ... Read More »