This is how losing weight can help stop type-2 diabetes

Losing weight can lead to an early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells, which can help individuals with Type-2 diabetes to achieve remission, a study has found. The findings suggest that weight loss normalises fat metabolism in all individuals with Type-2 diabetes, but the more rapid loss of the capacity of…

8 health symptoms people ignore, but could be signs of a serious disease

There are times you experience unexplained pain and medical conditions that go away on their own, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, it’s better that you get it checked by a medical professional because one can never say when it could turn out to be serious. Here is a list of symptoms that can’t mean anything good for…

Air pollution is linked to lung cancer among non-smoking youth, women

Air pollution has emerged as a major factor for lung cancer in India, especially among those below the age of 40, suggests a new study conducted by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH), Delhi, along with Lung Care Foundation. The study found that 50% of cancer patients are non-smokers. Of the 150 patients who were successfully treated…

Want to scuba? You may need to shed some weight before going underwater

Turns out, overweight scuba divers are being urged to shed pounds to avoid an underwater heart attack. A new study conducted by the researchers of European Society of Cardiology found that aged and corpulent scuba divers are at a risk of an underwater heart attack. “Cardiac issues are now a leading factor in diving fatalities….

10 tips to stop eating junk food and lose weight fast

You may follow a strict diet and exercise regularly. But if you end up cheating on some days and overeating, it may play havoc with all your weight loss plans. Similarly, that unhealthy snack eaten late at night won’t keep your weight in check. One of the best things to do is to eat foods that keep you satiated for a long time. Here…

Regular screening of the liver can protect you from severe hepatitis

July 28 marks World Hepatitis Day. India stands fourth among 11 countries which carry almost 50% of the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Globally every year, 1.4 million people die from hepatitis, which can be transmitted from the mother to baby, via sexual contact, or upon contact with infected blood. Inflammation of the liver (commonly known…

12 impressive health benefits of seaweed

1. What is seaweed? According to National Ocean Service, Seaweed refers to a generic term used to describe plants and algae that grow inside waterways like ocean, lakes, streams, and rivers. As a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it is being used in the Japanese cuisine for last 1500 years. They are generally…