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Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It claims that there is a ... Read More »

Banks or NBFCs: Where should you take your education loan from?

Graphic: Mint It is said that education is the biggest wealth that one can accumulate, but getting quality higher education is increasingly becoming expensive. However, people are still going ahead and funding their children’s education, often with the help of education loans. One indicator of higher spends on higher education is the average ticket size of education loans (see graph). ... Read More »

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues feel that both anxiety and ... Read More »

Older patients can benefit from prehabilitation before heart surgery

Older and frail patients could benefit from prehabilitation before surgery, finds a study. Prehabilitation is the process of enhancing an individual’s functional capacity to enable him or her to withstand a forthcoming stressor. The demand for surgical services is increasing as a result of an expanding “ageing population.” “The increasing number of older adults with a heart disease and subsequent ... Read More »

Google’s New Policy Boss Will Tackle Everything From AI Anxiety to Antitrust

HIGHLIGHTS Karan Bhatia will become Google’s next head of policy Google wants Bhatia to craft policy strategy on several issues These include AI, job creation, and critical infrastructure Alphabet’s Google announced Thursday it tapped General Electric Co. global affairs chief Karan Bhatia to become its next head of policy. Google wants Bhatia to craft the search giant’s public policy strategy on a wide range ... Read More »

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Suffering from Type 2 diabetes? Go on a high-fibre diet for relief

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. Previous research had ... Read More »