Global Health

Is intermittent fasting beneficial?

Intermittent Fasting

Are you trying to lose some weight, but finding it difficult? Have you heard of intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting is rather helpful in shedding that extra pounds or kgs, if you are able to stick to the diet plan. Well you don’t need to stop eating this or that, it …

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Hypertension- complementing medicines with lifestyle changes

Hypertension is the leading cause of mortality in the world and if you look into the national statistics, it is much of a growing concern in our nation too. Let us explore a few things about hypertension, a non-communicable disease that is affecting most of our elderly population. Hypertension, commonly …

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Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance, and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Background: When the risk factors for different diseases co-occur in the same person, they work mutually to injure the body organs and systems even more than their individual additive effects. The injury can go multiplicatively rather than additively. That means their effects can be amplified. Having multiple risk factors is …

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Living Longer in a Healthy Way

Researchers are trying to answer the question: can we live longer in a healthy way? Investments in life-extending drugs and clinical trials are on the rise regarding the subject. Remarkable innovations in medical care and the wide use of vaccines have been key to increasing life expectancy worldwide. The over-65-year-old …

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Winter’s WOES

The U.S. Arthritis Foundation states that while cold weather doesn’t cause arthritis, it does make pain feel more intense. Low temperatures can increase pain sensitivity, slow blood circulation, and cause muscle spasms. Hyaline cartilage covers our joints in general, providing a smooth surface for joint motion and acting as a …

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Euthanasia The Right to Die

Euthanasia is the act of intentionally ending a life to relieve suffering. Assisted suicide is intentionally helping another person to kill themselves. There are four main types of euthanasia—1. active (the direct administration of a lethal substance to the patient by another party with merciful intent), 2. passive (withholding or …

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Understanding Drug Abuse

Drug abuse refers to use of drugs by self medication in a manner and amount that deviates from the approved medical and social patterns in a given culture at a given time. As the above line states, there are many things related to drug abuse, it involves self medication, that …

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Risk factors for death from COVID-19

Coauthor Zhibo Liu of a research on risk factors for death from COVID-19 identified in Wuhan patients, has stated that,  “Older age, showing signs of sepsis on admission, underlying diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes, and the prolonged use of noninvasive ventilation were important factors in the deaths of …

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