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Insomnia – More Dangerous Than Cancer

“A good night’s sleep” is probably one of the most underrated phrases in the world. The root cause of almost all health problems is lack of good sleep. Sleep is a bodily function that is not only related to our ... Read More »

Towards a heavier tomorrow

While Bollywood sets the trend for size zero figure and six pack abs, the country is following the extreme opposite path where the current National Family Health Survey indicates that more than 20 percent of urban Indians are overweight or ... Read More »

Obesity – Causes, Effects and Cures

Obesity is defined as a condition which causes a person to be 20% greater than the normal level in body weight due to the accumulation of fat under the adipose tissue.  It is a serious disorder that could lead to ... Read More »

Grapefruit derivative ‘prevents obesity’

Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new study on mice, conducted by University of Western Ontario researchers, has shown that grapefruit contains a substance that’s a natural fat fighter. Derived from citrus fruit, particularly grapefruit, the substance has shown it can ... Read More »

Experts define ‘global health’

London, June 6 (ANI): Scholars have come up with a definition of ‘global health’, which is often confused with public health or international health. In a commentary, Dr. Jeffrey Koplan and colleagues from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health ... Read More »

Change staircases’ designs to fight obesity

Washington, June 5 (ANI): A few simple changes in the design and location of staircases could help fight obesity by making the buildings more “physical activity friendly”, according to a study. Study leader Dr. Ishak A. Mansi, of Louisiana State ... Read More »

Agra instructor teaches yoga in water

Agra, June 5 (ANI): Haresh Chaturvedi, a water yoga instructor in Agra, is involved in passing on his skills to the children.   Chaturvedi is a lawyer by profession, but has been practicing this unique art for over 30 years ... Read More »

Being obese doesn’t worsen asthma

Washington, June 4 (ANI): Obesity does not worsen asthma in patients with mild and moderate forms of the disease, but it reduces the response to medications, suggests a study conducted by National Jewish Health researchers. E. Rand Sutherland, an associate ... Read More »