Health & Fitness

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 »

Amazing Mishri or Rock Sugar Benefits: It Is More Than Just A Mouth Freshener

It is a pleasure to binge on some extra saunf (fennel seeds) and mishri (rock sugar) after having an elaborate meal at a restaurant while paying your bill. The two delights come as excellent mouth fresheners as well as amazing digestives. While fennel seeds may have gotten their share of limelight, it is the mishri or rock sugar that also deserves our attention. It may be tiny ... Read More »

Hearing loss could be an early sign of dementia

Dementia can have a devastating effect on sufferers and their families, but scientists are still trying to understand exactly why and how it develops, and as yet there is no cure. One of the latest discoveries is that hearing loss could be an early sign of the disease, with researchers at Trinity College Dublin finding an association between age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and the ... Read More »

Drinking tea every day could be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma, study shows

Scientific research has previously shown tea to have a whole host of health benefits – from boosting gut health to improving brain function – and now a new study suggests that it may benefit eyesight. US researchers have found that regularly drinking a hot cup of tea could substantially reduce a person’s likelihood of developing glaucoma – a fairly common eye condition that can result in ... Read More »

5 reasons to take up gardening in 2018

After the excitement of Christmas has faded, January can often feel rather dark and dismal with many of us looking to stay inside and hide away until spring. But by doing the opposite, putting on that warm coat, setting outside and enjoying the garden could be what’s needed to help you feel your best in 2018. Whether you are looking ... Read More »

Psychedelic drugs may treat depression without dulling emotions

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the ‘dulling’ of emotions linked with antidepressants, a study has found. Working out if someone is happy, angry or afraid, from the look on their face, is a skill we may take for granted. For some people, however, such as those with chronic depression, this innate ability ... Read More »

Energy drinks are more dangerous for the heart than coffee

Beware! Teenagers and adults who consume energy drinks may suffer from rapid heartbeat, nausea and seizures, warns a recent study. According to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, over half of the youth and young adults who consume an energy drink, have reported experiencing an adverse health event, including rapid heartbeat, nausea, and in rare cases, seizures. Currently, Canadian ... Read More »

New moms, breastfeeding for 6 months can decrease your chances of developing diabetes

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday. The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1,200 white and African-American women were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. “We ... Read More »