Monthly Archives: November 2013

Work–related Stress can kill

Job stress raises the risk of heart disease by disrupting the body’s internal systems. The findings from a long–running study involving more than 10,000 British civil servants also suggest stress–induced biological changes may play a more direct role than previously … Continue reading

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All about depression

1. Depression is a major public health problem as a leading predictor of functional disability and mortality. 2. Optimal depression treatment improves outcome for most patients. 3. Most adults with clinical significant depression never see a mental health professional but … Continue reading

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Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a water–soluble B vitamin

. It is lost in traditional Indian cooking. Folic acid is essential for DNA repair, cell division and normal cellular growth. Profound deficiency of folic acid during pregnancy is associated with neural tube defects, such as spina bifida in neonates. … Continue reading

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6 things you should know about vitamin D

The body makes vitamin D when sunlight hits the skin. You can also get the vitamin from food (mainly because it’s been added; few foods are natural sources of vitamin D) or by taking a supplement. The process by which … Continue reading

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people 50 yrs or older, systolic pressure is high if it is 140 mmHg

Systolic blood pressure – the top number in a blood pressure reading – is the pressure exerted at the beginning of the heart’s pumping cycle, while diastolic pressure records the lowest pressure during the resting cycle of the heart. Both … Continue reading

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