General Health articles

Healthy eating heavy on the pocket

Healthy eating as a mantra may have gained popularity but it could be a little too heavy on the pockets of those from low income groups, Australian research says. The comparatively higher cost of eating a nutritious and balanced diet could actually drive such groups towards cheaper, processed foodstuffs with high fat, salt and sugar

Bikram yoga founder accused of sexual assault

How the founder of Hollywood yoga empire allegedly wooed former student Sarah Baughn and then sexually assaulted her when she refused to comply The founder of Bikram yoga, Bikram Choudhury, has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by a former student in the US. The 67-year-old founder of ‘hot yoga’ is alleged to have

Are you skipping your breakfast?

Never do the mistake of skipping your breakfast as it will affect your health in the long run Do you skip breakfast quite often? Running on empty stomach can leave you feeling fatigued and tired all through the day. In the long run, it also affects your health. So, start your day with a power breakfast and then see


Get to it! Ways to boost your fertility naturally

If you want to have a baby in 2013, try these tips to have the best shot at completing your family TRY TO KEEP YOUR COOL Sperm develops best in cool surroundings. Men who sit with computers on their laps can have reduced fertility levels. Men should also avoid long, hot baths. One study found

Sugary beverages amplify risk of obesity?

Washington: Higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) seems to amplify the risk of obesity, according to a finding. “The findings may motivate further research on interactions between genomic variation and environmental factors regarding human health,” said Lu Qi, assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and senior study author. Although widespread

“Vitamin C keeps dementia at bay”

Berlin: The levels of antioxidants Vitamin C and beta-carotene in blood are lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, a German study says about the disease which affects millions worldwide. Gabriele Nagel and Christine von Arnim, professors of epidemiology and neurology from the University of Ulm, Germany, have discovered that the concentration

Coconut oil combats tooth decay

London: Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that attacks the bacteria causing tooth decay. It could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a