Belly fat is not just an ordinary layer of flab but something that surrounds your vital organs like heart, lungs, liver and which could trigger a host of diseases from diabetes, cardiac issues to breast cancer. Even people who have a normal weight and not considered obese, could bear the brunt of a big belly and suffer several health issues.
Glaucoma is a set of eye illnesses that cause gradual but progressive damage to the optic nerve (the link between the brain and the eye). This then causes the visual field to gradually get smaller, which could eventually develop into total blindness. The vision loss in glaucoma is irreversible if left untreated since the Optic nerve cannot regenerate once destroyed, unlike other frequent causes of vision loss (like cataracts), where total vision may typically be fully restored.
Understanding the brain's role and the complex mechanisms that lead to overeating, a behaviour that can lead to weight gain and obesity, could help develop therapies to treat it.
A 15-year-old girl with hollow cheeks looks mournfully into the camera, her video accompanied by a song by R&B singer Bruno Mars. A video caption explains that she is about to be deported to a concentration camp.
However, emotional maturity denotes a healthy and a safe relationship. People who are emotionally immature may not be able to handle the struggles that a relationship brings. "Grow emotionally and you’ll feel it relationally,” wrote therapist Emily H Sanders as she explained a few signs of emotional maturity that we must look for the ones we wish to be with.
In an interview with HT lifestyle, Dr Batul Patel, dermatologist, founder of The Bombay Skin Clinic, said, " With the advancement of body sculpting technology and approval from US FDA for non-surgical treatments, people are now opting for more non-invasive body sculpting procedures.” She further noted down a few non-invasive treatments available.
Huma decked up in a short black dress featuring a closed neckline. She further layered it with a long blazer featuring lapel collars and full sleeves. Huma added more oomph to her look in black silk stockings. Against a rugged backdrop, Huma posed for the pictures in this ensemble and looked like a diva.
Dedicated to serve the taste buds of many foodies, the humble aloo tikki is eaten in India in a variety of forms, each deeply satisfying, especially on days when one craves comfort food. Relish it as a chatpati chaat, enjoy it as a crunchy patty in your burger or just have it with a pinch of chaat masala with a piping hot cup of tea, aloo tikki manages to work magic almost everytime. The ingredients used in aloo tikki are easily available in Indian kitchens - these are usually potatoes, bread crumbs, green peas, chickpeas, spices and herbs. A favourite among children and adults alike and often served with chutneys or sauces, making a perfectly crispy aloo tikki can be a tricky affair. If not done correctly, the tikki can turn out soggy and greasy.
In an analysis of 2010-2019 information on more than 1.8 million employed and non-employed pregnant women in South Korea, certain occupations were linked with higher risks of miscarriage and stillbirth.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be stressful, but if managed well a person can maintain optimum health and is at reduced risk of developing complications. Fasting blood glucose test is a simple test where blood sugar levels are measured several hours after eating or empty stomach in the morning to get a more accurate idea of a person's glucose levels. The purpose of a fasting blood sugar test is to measure the amount of glucose in a person's blood after they have not eaten for at least 8 hours.
It is not always easy to determine whether your pet is unwell or not as your furry friends may not be able to communicate what they are feeling. Pets also tend to hide their illnesses as survival mechanism as being sick can make them feel vulnerable. In the wild, animals that appear weak or injured are often targeted by predators, so hiding an illness or injury can help them avoid becoming prey. However, certain behavioural changes can be noticed in dogs like lethargy, decreased activity, decreased appetite, hair shedding, weight gain or weight loss. If you have been with your pet long enough, you may notice immediately there is something wrong with them.
The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the US escalated during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic by 6.2 per cent, according to a study. The rise in the number of CVD deaths in 2020, from 874,613 CVD-related deaths recorded in 2019 to 928,741 in 2020, represents the largest single-year increase since 2015 and topped the previous high of 910,000 recorded in 2003, according to the latest available data from the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics - 2023 Update of the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, the study said.
Osteoporosis can make your bones weak and fragile so much so that even a mild fall is enough to fracture a bone or two. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the hip, wrist or spine. Maintaining a healthy weight, saying no to alcohol and tobacco, eating a balanced diet and staying active can prevent one from this disease. A diet rich in calcium, magnesium, Vitamin K and zinc can help maintain bone health. Besides, regular exercise is important for improving bone density.
In the video, Samantha can be seen kickstarting her day with an intense routine of pullups. With the help of a gym rod positioned above her head, the actor can be seen jumping and catching the rod, and using it as a prop to ace pullups like a pro.
Common cold may not seem like a great deal to you but it may leave you fatigued and with low energy. Add to it symptoms like sneezing or coughing, and it can really affect your productivity and sense of well-being. In many cases, common cold can cause painful ear infections when bacteria or virus enters the space behind the eardrums. A cold can also sometimes make asthma symptoms worse. Prolonged common cold can also cause acute sinusitis which can lead to swelling and inflammation in sinuses. Strep throat, pneumonia and bronchitis are other common cold complications that people must be aware of. There is an array of common cold viruses and the most common of them are rhinoviruses. Common cold virus enters your body through mouth, eyes or nose and one can spread it through droplets in the air.
Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody, which is used to treat many cancers. Since this year, it has also been approved for the treatment of women with recurrent or metastatic cervical cancer whose tumours express PD-L1 - in combination with chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab.