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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014

Wellness

Foods you should have to manage diabetes

Medical nutrition consultant Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat suggests what to include in and exclude from your diet. Control animal protein intake and steer clear of sweetened drinks as they can spike your blood sugar levels. Read to know more.

Here's how to say bye, bye to stubborn love handles

Call it love handles, the spare tyre or the middle age spread- a lot of people struggle to do away with their extra fat around waistline. Thanks to a new way to burn energy from food, you could soon be able to do so with some stress.

Surprise, surprise! Your brain has its own GPS

Do you know why you never miss the road that leads to your girlfriend's house? Give credit to your brain's mental compass. The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about, say researchers.

‘Hidden signatures’ of awareness found in patients in vegetative state

Scientists at the University of Cambridge, led by an Indian researcher, have found ‘hidden signatures’ in the brains of people in a vegetative state.

Skipping breakfast can make you fatter: Study

Researchers found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.

Come, fall in love with exercising

Joanne Henson, author of What's your excuse for not getting fit? has some advice on how can one exercise religiously without feeling like it's a boring chore. Read on.

World Trauma Day: People trained in emergency care can prevent deaths

In India, deaths due to trauma exceed those due to cancer and heart diseases combined. In 2013, 400,000 young lives were lost in road accidents. Apart from causing deaths, trauma will, by 2020, be ranked third for causing disabilities among the Indian population.

Popping pain killers too often? Here's why you should stop ignoring your back pain right away!

Popping a pain killer to cope with back pain may not be the best answer, as, like diabetes, back pain affects other parts of your body and becomes more and more severe with time.

Stressed and depressed? Exercise three times a week

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness, affecting more than 350 million people worldwide. Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16%.

Are crash diets the best bet for your long-term weight loss? Let's find out

A new study has revealed that crash diets may actually be beneficial, as slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly. Also, losing weight quickly motivate people to persist with their diet.

Scientists find potential medicine for treating arthritis

Scientists at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, have discovered a new chemical compound in a Himalayan plant which has the potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Save that smile! Avoid high carb diet, acidic sports drinks

A new study has indicated that high carb diet, acidic sports drinks and eating disorders affects athletes' dental health which ultimately affects their overall performance.

Bye, bye dull skin: Tips to keep your skin healthy

Indian women are aware that regular moisturisation reduces skin damage and early ageing but they still do not do it consistently, says a survey conducted by Body lotion brand Vaseline.

More reasons to kick the butt! Now, graphic warning to cover 85% of tobacco packages

India has made it mandatory for graphic health warnings to cover 85% of tobacco packages on both sides beginning April 1, 2015. The new warnings- with pictures of mouth and throat cancers will cover 60% of the package, and the text warning will be 25%.

O Womaniya! Apple, Facebook to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs

In efforts aimed at retaining and encouraging female talent, Silicon Valley giants Facebook and Apple will pay for employees to freeze their eggs, a move that some say could also be a ploy to entice women to sell their souls to their employer.
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