Monthly Archives: September 2014

Lifestyle can prevent 50% of common cancers

More than 50% of cancers could be prevented if people simply change lifestyles, according to Graham Colditz, PD, DrPH, from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri at the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer … Continue reading

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Navratra: Time to eat buckwheat flour

Navratra is the time when wheat flour is omitted from the diet and substituted it with buckwheat flour or kuttu ka aata. Buckwheat is not a cereal grain; it is a fruit and hence is a good substitute for Navratra … Continue reading

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ACIDITY & CHOCOLATES

Patients with acidity should avoid chocolates and peppermint Persistent acidity is usually due to reflux of acid from the stomach into the food pipe. Mild cases of acidity reflux can usually be managed with lifestyle and dietary modifications along with … Continue reading

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SMOKING & DIABETES

Diabetics should not smoke The health hazards of cigarette smoking in the general population are well known. In patients with diabetes mellitus, smoking considerably increases the risk for both macrovascular (cholesterol deposition) and microvascular (eye, kidney involvement) disease, said Padma … Continue reading

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COMMON DISEASES IN WOMEN

Metabolic syndrome — a combination of increased blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and triglycerides — has a greater impact on women than men. Mental stress and depression affect women’s hearts more than they do men’s. Smoking is much worse for … Continue reading

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