WEIGHT – A very scary word for many friends. The more you scared of the word , the more you gain weight … Not true I know. As you know this sentence is not true at all, many myths prevail related to weight gain. Today I will discuss some main leading causes of weight gain and obesity. Continue reading
People travel more often than before.
People who travel overseas have a 50 % chance of acquiring a travel related illness. Most common are water and food borne illnesses such as diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, hepatitis . Mosquito borne illnesses are also very likely especially in certain geographical regions, forest reserves and game sanctuaries. Here are some diseases that are possible to acquire during travel to specific regions, other than the common gastrointestinal infection spread from infected water, food such as diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and typhoid. Continue reading
Carbs are much discussed, debated, abused and generally always in the limelight ! There are some diets that advocate cutting off carbs completely from the diet to achieve weight loss, and others that believe in including the “right kind of carbs” for health and well being. Continue reading
It’s the festive season again all over ! Bakrid, dusshera , and many more lined up in the coming days. While we celebrate with devotion and joy, it is very important to not neglect health at any time !
Sweets are the main attractions during festivals, and unfortunately are also the ones that cause most concern when one is trying to maintain weight, or manage sugar levels. Continue reading
Nowadays, we see more and more of weight loss pills, “magic formulas for slimming” , fad “slimming diets or programs” and other such supplements on the grocery store shelves than we see natural foods and the natural benefits that come with real food. Continue reading
Eating disorders are illnesses that affect eating habits, resulting in many serious health conditions.
There are many types of eating disorders, the most common ones are:
- Anorexia nervosa
- Bulimia nervosa
- Unspecified eating disorder
- Binge eating disorder
- Night eating syndrome
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. This article discusses different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between ‘good’ or ‘positive’ stress and ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today. Continue reading
What has technology brought to health ? Over the years , innovations in technology has brought in a sea change in the way healthcare is managed and delivered. Here are some of the cutting edge technological advances that have benefitted healthcare management.
- The electronic health record. In 2009, only 16 percent of U.S. hospitals were using an HER and in India it was yet unheard of, with all records being maintained manually in clinics and hospitals. But by 2013 , more than 80 % of hospitals in the US and in India moved over to electronic health records. This allows efficient record keeping and management.
While the EHR has already created big strides in the centralization and efficiency of patient information, it can also be used as a data and population health tool for the future.
On this national nutrition week, the importance of traditional Indian millets cannot be emphasized enough !
Colorful, versatile, delicious and uniquely different ..these are only some of the words that can be used to describe the richness of Indian cuisine. Each region boasts of its own traditional recipes made from locally grown produce and spices. The fame and name of Indian curries and delicacies have spread far and wide across the globe, with chutney, curry, roti, dosa have become global sensations. Continue reading
Playing vigorous sports and games offers many health benefits ! Read on to know more..
1. A Sports “High”
It’s the high to beat all other “kicks”. Sports scores over everything else used to attain an euphoric state, and is safer and healthier. And the bonus? You could get hopelessly addicted to the sports and exercise highs. Continue reading