Category Archives: Health

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years

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New research finds that the immunotherapy drug teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by 2 years, on average, in high-risk individuals. New research has significant clinical implications, particularly for young people with a high risk of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease affecting about… Read more »

How Steroids, Testosterone Supplements Can Decrease Fertility in Men

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From underwear ads featuring young muscular models to the latest superhero film starring an actor with a newly buff physique, the pressure to look a particular way or attain a certain level of fitness can be immense. And for those guys who may feel they haven’t reached (or are no… Read more »

International Yoga Day: Yoga Asanas And 5 Foods To Cut Belly Fat

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Tweeterfacebook Reddit People across the globe are celebrating the International Yoga Day today. The idea of International Day of yoga was first proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, in the year 2014 in one of his speeches at the United Nations General Assembly. It was in… Read more »

International Yoga Day: Foods To Eat Before And After Your Yoga Session This Yoga Day

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Highlights International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21 June every year Yoga preaches ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ Here what you can eat before and after your yoga session We celebrate International Yoga Day, commonly known as Yoga Day, on 21 June every year, since its inception in… Read more »

Brainstorm Health: Sanders Medicare for All Bill, Genomics and Pharma, Insulin Costs

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It’s somewhat of an open secret that big pharma’s ROI has been plunging over the past decade. Historically, drug development is a risky business, with about 90% of treatment candidates never actually reaching the market. In the face of those dire realities, biopharma companies have increasingly resorted to a combination… Read more »

New Year health resolutions: Why can’t we keep up to them?

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What’s the one word that’s most synonymous with a new year? Resolutions! Over the years I’ve realised that most of the time when we make a resolution, we think it’s coming from an internal motivation – a ‘push’. In fact, more often than not it is being ‘pulled’ from us externally… Read more »

Stroke: Biomarkers that could help in diagnosis of irregular heart beat condition identified

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Researchers have identified two biomarkers that could help in the diagnosis of a irregular heart beat condition that raises the risk of stroke. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting over 30 million people worldwide.  But it is often detected only after someone has had a stroke. The… Read more »

Focus more on your diet than exercising to lose weight

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For those planning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study suggests that diet is far more important than physical activity including walking, fidgeting and formal exercise. The reason is because exercising increases appetite especially with prolonged endurance exercise or with weight lifting that can ultimately sabotage… Read more »

Survey: Over 50 per cent of Indian women are sedentary

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While men and women in India are largely physically inactive, women were found to burn less calories than their male counterparts, finds a survey of over one million Indians. The survey — “Physical activity levels of Indians” by HealthifyMe, the domestic health and fitness app — showed that 53 per cent… Read more »

6 die due to Kyasanur Forest Disease or monkey disease in Karnataka

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Six people have died due to Kyasanur forest disease. Two people including, 18-year-old girl Shwetha and 50-year-old Ramakka died on Saturday. Both were admitted to a private hospital in Shivamogga. In view of the disease outbreak, Bharatiya Janata Party state president BS Yeddyurappa and MLA of Sagara Haratalu Halappa rushed… Read more »