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Cigarette pack health warnings ‘have little impact on teens

Cigarette pack health warnings ‘have little impact on teens

By medicalnewstoday Health warnings in the form of pictures or text on the back of cigarette packets are common in many countries, serving to deter smokers from the habit. But according to a new study, they have little impact on teen smokers. In the US, cigarette packets carry health warnings in the form of text […]

Why A.C.L. Injuries Sideline So Many Athletes

Why A.C.L. Injuries Sideline So Many Athletes

By Nytimes For athletes, few sounds are more ominous than the percussive pop that can signal a ruptured knee ligament. Tears to the anterior cruciate ligament sideline more athletes for longer periods of time than almost any other acute injury. Seasons, even careers, end when the A.C.L. tears. Until recently, however, researchers couldn’t explain why […]

How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better

How Exercise Can Help Us Sleep Better

As a clinical psychologist and sleep researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Kelly Glazer Baron  frequently heard complaints from aggrieved patients about exercise. They would work out, they told her, sometimes to the point of exhaustion, but they would not sleep better that night. Dr. Baron was surprised and perplexed. A fan of […]

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

How Exercise Can Help Us Learn

Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember. But the specifics of that process have remained hazy. Is it better to exercise before you learn something new? What about during? And should the exercise be vigorous or gentle? Two […]

How Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells

How Exercise Changes Fat and Muscle Cells

Exercise promotes health, reducing most people’s risks of developing diabetes and growing obese. But just how, at a cellular level, exercise performs this beneficial magic — what physiological steps are involved and in what order — remains mysterious to a surprising degree. Several striking new studies, however, provide some clarity by showing that exercise seems […]

Simple hair care regime for frizz-free days

Simple hair care regime for frizz-free days

London: Humidity and heat make hair frizzy. To ensure sleek tresses, avoid hair styling products, apply oil only on required areas of hair, and take more tips. Asgar, stylist to the stars, will tell you how to get rid of frizzy hair, reports femalefirst.co.uk. – Avoid styling products like hair spray and gels. They can […]

First ADHD brain wave test approved by FDA

First ADHD brain wave test approved by FDA

Diagnosing someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often a tricky science because it relies heavily on psychiatric and behavioral examinations. For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a device that could aid doctors by providing physical evidence for diagnosis. The Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid (NEBA) System is the first […]

Pressure and Pain Can Barometric Pressure Cause Headaches and Other Discomforts?

Pressure and Pain Can Barometric Pressure Cause Headaches and Other Discomforts?

Q. What effect does the barometric pressure have on humans? Can it cause headaches and other discomforts? A. Differences in air pressure because of the weather or changes in altitude can have noticeable effects on the human body, though some people are more sensitive than others. Low barometric pressure can cause headaches by creating a pressure difference […]

Really? The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

Really? The Claim: Taking a Walk After a Meal Aids Digestion

For many people, the food-induced stupor that often follows a big meal is a good excuse for a nap. But for some, a brief walk shortly after eating is a quick way to burn some calories and aid digestion. Over the years, researchers have found that a post-meal walk, as short as 15 minutes, can […]

AAPI Launches Childhood Obesity Awareness Program

AAPI Launches Childhood Obesity Awareness Program

By Nand Kapoor CHICAGO: “With obesity proving to be a major epidemic affecting nearly one third of the nation’s population, we have a responsibility to save future generations by decreasing childhood obesity,” Dr. Jayesh Shah, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), said. Dr. Shah, who assumed charge of AAPI during […]

There’s proof: Sunscreen reduces skin aging

There’s proof: Sunscreen reduces skin aging

(CNN) — It turns out sunscreen does more than protect you from cancer and painful sunburns — it offers a boost to simple vanity. A new study finds that regular sunscreen use protects against photoaging: the wrinkling, spotting and loss of elasticity caused by exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. While they may not be shocking, the findings […]

15 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Summer

15 Nutrition Tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer weekends at the beach, backyard barbecues, and outdoor dinners are finally here, but these gatherings are often loaded with high-calorie pasta salads, chips, ice cream, cocktails and beers. Enjoy your warm weather favorites while keeping your nutrition in check with the tips below. 1. Drink green tea instead of sweet tea. Green tea has a natural component that helps […]

5 Stress Busting Foods

5 Stress Busting Foods

Is the heat turning you red? Feeling cramped or down in the dumps?  Find it hard to switch off at the end of an exhausting day? Does exercise and meditation only leave your nerves jangling? If the answer to the above is a definite yes, then we have some have great news for your stressed […]

6 Things That Affect Men’s Blood Pressure

6 Things That Affect Men’s Blood Pressure

You wouldn’t feel safe flying with the plane’s gauges pegged in the red zone. Oh, you could taxi down the runway, take off, and probably remain airborne for a spell. You might even stay up long enough to enjoy an in-flight meal. But the expectation of eventually seeing smoke billowing from the engines, or hearing […]

Learn How Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight

Learn How Drinking Water Can Help You Lose Weight

Losing weight is not going to be easy. Shedding those excess pounds is going to take a serious physical and mental commitment. Learning new strategies will help keep you excited, motivated, and serious about your goals. This article has some great tips to help you get fit and trim. Trying to lose weight? Make sure […]

How to control your appetite for junk food

How to control your appetite for junk food

 With the presence of fast food chains, stands that sell hotdogs, pizza, cupcakes, and so on, it is understandable that many people find it difficult to avoid foods rich in sodium, sugar, and calories. For those whose diets are being dominated by junk food and affecting one’s weight and mood, the following are tips on […]

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Kill You How to Survive One?

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Can Kill You How to Survive One?

By Kay K Lall When we prepare for life’s emergencies, we must not forget that Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is one of them. Statistics show, SCA can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. SCA strikes people of all ages and fitness levels, usually without warning. It can happen at home, at work, even at the place […]

The Deadliest Killer Remains Silent Too Long Among South Asians

The Deadliest Killer Remains Silent Too Long Among South Asians

By Jawahar Malhotra HOUSTON: The cartoon graphic projected on the screen depicted a middle-aged South Asian man with a protruding stomach, showing the four types of fat that line his body. “That represents the fat topography which plays a key role in developing Type 2 diabetes,” declared Dr. Mandeep Bajaj as he warmed up to […]

Blood Cancers: Stem Cell Transplantation Can Save a Life

Blood Cancers:  Stem Cell Transplantation Can Save a Life

By Sewa S. Legha, MD Cancer can arise from any of the tissues of the human body, so the blood forming tissues (Bone marrow and Lymph glands) are no exception. Cancer that begins in the marrow is commonly called Leukemia and these cancerous cells circulate in the blood and can be easily detected by looking […]

Diabetes in Asian Indians in the United States

Diabetes in Asian Indians in the United States

By Mandeep Bajaj, MD HOUSTON: The American Diabetes Association reports that almost 25.8 million people in the United States, or 8.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. However, the estimated prevalence of type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes in Asian Indians in the United States is higher with estimates between 17% to 29% depending on the age […]