Monthly Archives: October 2014

DIWALI HAZARDS

Candles: With Diwali approaching, one should be careful of candle pollution. Candles made from beeswax or soy, although more expensive, apparently are safer because they do not release potentially harmful pollutants. However an occasional paraffin candle and its emissions do … Continue reading

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Sleep deprivation and sleep apnea both bad for the health

Both sleep deprivation and sleep apnea have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease. Over time, inadequate or poor quality sleep can increase the risk of heart disease. Short–term sleep deprivation is linked with high cholesterol, high triglycerides, … Continue reading

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Stress & health

Stress may be broadly defined as comprising of 3 components, namely a “known situation, interpretation of a situation and the physical and mental reaction to that interpretation of the situation.” Stress is a situation. There cannot be a stress without … Continue reading

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requent urination in night: Look for snoring

In obstructive sleep apnea, soft tissues in the back of throat temporarily collapse during sleep causing brief moments in which the patient stops breathing. The disorder can cause daytime sleepiness, and can be effectively treated with a breathing device that … Continue reading

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B12 deficiency can present with recent memory loss

If you are forgetting things instead of worrying that you are going towards dementia, get your vitamin B 12 levels done. Animal products (meat and dairy products) provide the only dietary source of B12 (Cbl) for humans. Strict vegans avoid … Continue reading

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