The Connection Between Diabetes and Heart Health

Diabetes, also known as Diabetes Mellitus is one of the leading causes of heart diseases that causes the hardening of the coronary arteries. In fact, according to a study from the Joslin Diabetes Center indicates that there has been a two to three-fold increase in the occurrence of heart disease among patients with diabetes than in those who didn’t. The study also further says that diabetic women have an even greater risk of heart disease as compared to those who did not, at a similar age....
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Healthy Habits to Start After the Age of 25

While most people do not worry much about their health after the age of 25, there are studies that indicate that the lifestyle and health decisions made by us during this time can have a drastic effect on how well they age. In fact, another study, published in the journal ‘Circulation’ stated that 60% of young adults who maintained the following five healthy lifestyle habits- a lean body mass index (BMI) Occasional alcohol intake no smoking a healthy diet, and daily physical ...
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Noticing hair fall everyday??? It could still be considered normal!!

Hair fall can get quite disturbing, though it is a normal part of life. It is experienced by all of us on a daily basis. I'm going to help you understand how much of hair fall is normal in a day and when should you really start to worry about it and start seeking treatments. Hair loss on daily basis Just like we to lose old and dead skin on a regular basis it is also vital to lose old and dead hair on a regular basis (not to forget hair is made of dead material called keratin). Hair loss is ...
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5 heart-healthy foods you need but shouldn’t overdo

While we have always been recommended certain heart healthy foods that promote heart health, what we have never been warned about are the ill effects of consuming these food items in excess. One rule that you must follow without reservation is the “everything in moderation” rule. Oatmeal, for example, is one such food item that is recommended as a part of every heart healthy diet. However, while oats are a super healthy snack, they are also extremely high in calories, much like fries and cake. ...
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Why and what is the importance of Cancer Screening?

Cancer screening is an important part of overall healthcare. This is because the effective way to survive cancer is to detect the disease at an early stage and completely eliminate it from the body, before the cancerous cells spread to the rest of the body.  There exist ways to identify the presence of cancer even before the disease starts manifesting itself in the form of symptoms.  Benefits of cancer screening Cancer screening helps detect the presence of cancer before it spread...
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7 Common signs of Vitamin deficiency and how to correct them

The lack of a well balanced and nutritious diet causes a number of diseases and conditions that result in symptoms that are unpleasant, painstaking and unrequited. These symptoms are your body’s way of informing you about problems and issues in the system that need immediate attention before they result in dire consequences. Taking immediate cognition of these symptoms can help your body prevent any untoward health conditions in the future, by taking corrective actions today.  In ord...
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5 indicators to predict your heart health

There exist 5 simple indicators if you are looking for a heart health checkup. These 5 health indicators can aid in the evaluation of the risk of heart damage arising from clogged arteries, that a healthy individual faces. Early prediction of impending problems can help an individual make changes in their lifestyles so as to improve the health of their heart and potentially negate harmful effects on their heart in the long run. These 5 indicators to predict your heart health include the followi...
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Truly a miracle! Apollo Clinic doctors help deliver a baby in an auto –The Apollo baby

Some rare and precious moments touch our hearts and stay etched in our memories. One such miracle happened recently at our Apollo Clinic, Electronic City, Bangalore when the mother in labour delivered her baby in an auto in the parking lot of the clinic.  "The mother was brought to the clinic in a critical condition when the baby had already started crowning. It was difficult to take her inside the clinic. The doctors at the clinic, Gynaecologist Dr. Lakshmi and Paediatrician Dr. Babu, rus...
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Immediate steps to be taken when someone gets a brain stroke

Positioned just above the spinal cord, the brain stem controls vital functions of the body such as the heartbeat, blood pressure as well as the breathing. The human body is dependent on the brain stem for its survival. Any problems in the brain stem can instantly cause several long term as well as short term problems in the body, even leading to life threatening situations in some cases. A stroke is one of the most severe and serious conditions affecting the brain stem. Stroke is one of the lead...
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Causes of Hypertension

According to Union health ministry preventive health program, around one of every eight people in India have high blood pressure. Hypertension is a very common chronic medical condition, being the underlying cause of around 4 in every 20 conditions affecting the human body. The causes of Hypertension are not very clearly known. However, some potential causes of Hypertension have been identified as recurring patterns over a period of time. These causes are different for the two different types of...
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