Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says study

In the study, a series of surveys and mental health tests were administered to assess each owner's overall state of mind. In the end, the team determined that symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or stress were notably higher among those caring for sick or dying pets

Caring for a sick pet can mentally drain you, says studyAs much joy as a pet can bring to the life of its human, when a beloved dog or cat falls ill, the emotional toll can be high. In fact, caring for an ailing animal often ends up placing a significant ‘caregiver burden’ on its owner, new research finds. “Think of the phrase, ‘Giving until […]

The truth about schizophrenia, separating fact from fiction

One in 100 people is affected by schizophrenia during their life, but 45% of those surveyed thought the illness was much more common. Half mistakenly thought the illness was defined by a split personality and a quarter believed it definitely led to violent behaviour. But the reality is very different, a new campaign by Rethink Schizophrenia campaign claims

Schizophrenia does not mean you have a split personality or automatically become violent, a mental health charity has warned. Rethink Mental Illness said a survey of 1,500 people showed that the condition is widely misunderstood. Schizophrenia commonly causes hallucinations, such as hearing voices, or delusions and can make people lose interest in life. But it […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body - it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

Know how to treat diarrhoea during pregnancy

If you experience three or more loose bowel movements in one day, you may have diarrhoea. Diarrhoea during pregnancy is common. However, just because you have diarrhoea doesn’t necessarily mean it’s directly related to your pregnancy

Know how to treat diarrhoea during pregnancyDiarrhoea during pregnancy: Digestive difficulties, such as constipation and diarrhoea, may occur frequently during pregnancy. Blame it on shifting hormones, changes in diet, and added stress. The fact is, pregnant women deal with diarrhoea quite a lot, and if they aren’t cautious, it can cause problems. Find out what you can do to ease the discomfort when it strikes. […]

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]

Here’s the reason why cigarette smoke affects lung cells and causes cancer

In the study, authors explain how scientists now understand cancer to be a 'complex process involving both genetic and epigenetic abnormalities' that can be brought about 'through various forms of stress,' such as exposure to cigarette smoke. They found that after 10 days, smoke-exposed cells showed higher amounts of DNA damage compared with cells that had not been exposed to the simulated cigarette smoke

  In the journal Cancer Cell, scientists from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Centre in Baltimore, MD, describe how they used cell-level laboratory experiments to map a series of “epigenetic” events that, over time, may connect exposure to cigarette smoke to lung cancer. Lung cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells in the lungs […]

Do you look older, than you are? Here’s probably why

An aging face is one of the most common insecurities men seek to correct cosmetically, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Think creams, peels, and even Botox injections. But your wallet will be a lot better off if you make an active effort to prevent premature aging in the first place. Nix these six habits from your routine, and watch the years slip off your mug

Just like death and taxes, growing older is inevitable. But ageing before your time? That’s something that can be under your control. Turns out, many of the habits you do every day—some you probably don’t even recognize you’re doing—might be making you look way older than your years. And that’s a big problem: An ageing […]

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatment

Talk with your doctors before trying to treat gallstones by yourself. They can help you receive a correct diagnosis. They can also advise you on all of your treatment options. If you have yellowing of the eyes, fever or chills, and intense abdominal pain, seek medical care immediately

How to deal with gallstones: Know its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat are gallstones? Gallstones are hard deposits that form in your gallbladder. There are two types of gallstones: cholesterol gallstones, which are most common and made up of excess cholesterol pigment gallstones, which are made up of excess bilirubin Surgery is a common treatment for gallstones, but you may be able to treat them with […]

American pop star Selena Gomez gets a kidney from a close friend due to lupus

 The autoimmune disease causes inflammation in your body, which can damage your joints, heart, kidneys, and brain, according to the Lupus Research Alliance

Now, the 25-year-old singer and actress recently revealed that she recent underwent a kidney transplant—which was donated by a close friend—due to her battle with the disease. Just a few years ago, Selena Gomez revealed she underwent chemotherapy to treat her lupus, a disease in which your immune system attacks and destroys the healthy tissues […]