General Health articles

Movement is the key to a healthy body

YOU’VE read the news about how sitting all day long can impact negatively on your health. According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting for long periods of time is linked with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body

Adult obesity rates on the rise in Australia

  Adult obesity rates are on the rise and require urgent action from state and federal governments, the COAG Reform Council has warned. Governments are being urged to tackle the growing problem of obesity, as a new report finds increased number of Australian adults suffering from the condition. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform

Delhi to install 120 machines for free dialysis

The Delhi government Monday decided to install 120 dialysis machines in six state-run hospitals to provide free dialysis and allied procedures to the poor and identified categories of patients. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. “The government while fulfilling its earlier assurance to provide free dialysis procedure

Dark choco a day, keeps doctor away

Craving for chocolates, but don’t want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium. Physicians suggest dark chocolates are good for the heart, and they help reduce cardiovascular ailments as they contain potassium and copper. High in iron content,

Mobile phone calls can cause blood pressure spikes

A study released Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in San Francisco found that talking on a mobile phone causes systolic blood pressure – the higher number in a blood pressure reading and the number doctors pay more attention to as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease – to rise

No supplements for Bipasha’s fitness

Actress Bipasha Basu has flaunted her perfect curves in movies like “Jism”, “Dhoom 2” and “Players” but says she never takes help of supplements to keep herself toned. The 34-year-old follows a strict diet plan. “I love my food and get all the required nutrition from food only, no supplements. I am eating healthier stuff

Fatty foods can hinder alertness, says study

Scientists have shown that consuming fatty foods can affect alertness and result in fatigue, says a study. Results show that higher fat consumption is associated with increased objective daytime sleepiness, while higher carbohydrate intake is associated with increased alertness. There is no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness. These findings are independent of