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Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions

Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions

Testosterone therapy improves urinary, sexual functions

Long-term testosterone replacement therapy improves both sexual and urinary functions as well as quality of life for men suffering from a condition due to deficiency of the hormone, according to a study. Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as a number of other

How walnuts can help control appetite

How walnuts can help control appetite

Consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and craving for food, says a new study. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, shed light on how walnuts discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. “We don’t often think about how what we eat impacts the activity

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk

High-intensity exercise may help combat diabetes risk

Indulging in high-intensity interval training may be an efficient, effective way of reducing the risk of developing diabetes, especially among women. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar (glucose) and is characterised by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin. The findings

Avoid processed food, ditch hot beverages for healthy teeth

Avoid processed food, ditch hot beverages for healthy teeth

Sensitivity and trouble in jaw/teeth is a common thing during monsoon season. Avoid having steaming hot food or beverages and floss regularly, say experts. Romsha Vashishth, Consultant, Oro-Dental Surgeon and Implantologist at Columbia Asia Hospital and Aarti Bhasin, Consultant Dentist at Prive Skin & Wellness Clinic have listed few tips: * Follow an oral hygiene

Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly

Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly

Practising tai chi one to three times per week may help reduce the number of falls in older adults — a primary cause of traumatic death in the population, a study has showed. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice focused on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonised motion in space. The study

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Consuming a sugar-sweetened drink like fruit juices with a high-protein meal including lean meat, chicken, fish and dairy products may negatively affect energy balance, alter food preferences and cause the body to store more fat, according to a study. The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

A new eye test that can reveal impairment in cerebellum may help identify people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), researchers say. The cerebellum — part of the brain which coordinates and regulates muscular activity — controls the actions of rapid eye movements made when shifting attention from one object to another, known as saccades. In

Can alcohol boost memory?

Can alcohol boost memory?

Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the well-established negative effects of excessive alcohol on memory and mental and physical health. Although the

X-rays, even in low dose, may harm your heart

X-rays, even in low dose, may harm your heart

Even low exposure to ionising radiation, such as X-rays, may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, a study has cautioned. The findings indicated that an individuals’ exposure to X-rays, even at around 0.5 Gy — which is equivalent to recurrent CT scan imaging — is associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular damage, up

Why do women fall prey to eating disorders?

Why do women fall prey to eating disorders?

A woman’s desire to diet and seek a slim body may depend on the attractiveness of a romantic partner, a study has found, highlighting the fairer sex’s risk of developing eating disorders. The study showed that women who were evaluated as less attractive were more motivated to diet and be thin if their husbands or

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