Airborne: No need for coughing or sneezing, flu may spread just by breathing

Airborne: No need for coughing or sneezing, flu may spread just by breathing

We may pass the flu to others just by breathing, according to a study which contradicts the popular belief that people can catch the influenza virus by exposure to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes. The study provides new evidence for the potential importance of airborne transmission because of the large quantities of infectious virus researchers found in the exhaled breath from people suffering from flu. “We found that flu cases contaminated the air around them with infectious virus just by breathing, without coughing or sneezing,” said Donald…

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5 Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Nausea and Vomiting

5 Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Nausea and Vomiting

Nobody likes the uneasy nauseous feeling and vomiting sensation. The sickly feeling comes in way of your overall mood, your taste and makes you just want to lie down and cling to the bed. While most of us hate it when we have to vomit, but vomiting is often your body’s way of purging a contaminated substance. Often vomiting is tied with a strange uneasy feeling. This sensation is called nausea. Nausea can persist just before vomiting. Many a times you are just feeling nauseous and don’t vomit and many a times…

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‘High level of allergy’ leads to rise in demand for yoga accessories from abroad

‘High level of allergy’ leads to rise in demand for yoga accessories from abroad

The demand for yoga equipment and accessories in foreign countries, including Australia and Canada, has been growing for the past few years, an expert has said here. The yoga products are being sought after by the people in foreign countries due to the “high level of allergy”, he said. “There has been a huge demand for neti patra, a traditional pot used in cleansing the nasal passage, and other yoga accessories in foreign countries. The demand has been growing since the last few years,” Ramchandara Surve, general secretary of Sri…

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Need ‘Fitspiration’ For The New Year? Check Out This Chinese Family’s Viral Weight Loss Journey!

Need ‘Fitspiration’ For The New Year? Check Out This Chinese Family’s Viral Weight Loss Journey!

Weight loss is on all of our minds, and especially with all the holiday weight beginning to show, I’m sure you’re also starting to feel the need to hit the gym. If you haven’t been able to motivate yourselves to hit the treadmill yet, then this Chinese family’s incredible weight loss transformation certainly will. Yes, you read that right. This is not the weight loss journey of any one person, but an entire family that decided to keep each other motivated through their journey to become healthier. 32-year-old Jesse is…

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Struggling to fall asleep? Make a ‘to-do’ list before hitting the bed for better sleep

Struggling to fall asleep? Make a ‘to-do’ list before hitting the bed for better sleep

Having trouble falling asleep? Jotting down your “to-do” list just before bedtime can help you doze off quickly, scientists say. Researchers from Baylor University in the US compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus those who chronicled completed activities. “We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime,” said Michael K Scullin, assistant professor at Baylor University. “Most people just cycle through their to-do lists…

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There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

There’s a reason why antidepressants don’t work for everyone

Researchers from University Medical Center Mainz and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Germany developed a mouse model that allowed them to identify blood signatures associated with response to antidepressant treatment and could show the importance of the stress-related glucocorticoid receptor in recovery from depression. Major depression is the leading cause of disability according to the World Health Organization, affecting an estimated 350 million people worldwide, but only one-third of patients benefit from the first antidepressant prescribed. Although the currently available treatments are safe, there is significant variability in…

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Diwali Gift Ideas for a Better, Healthier Life

Diwali Gift Ideas for a Better, Healthier Life

HIGHLIGHTS Health conscious people can use these interesting gifts Our choices include an activity tracker and a fitness app We also have some unconventional choices such as an air mask Health conscious people usually end up in a fix during Diwali, what with the rise in air pollution and unhealthy food. Finding good gifts for these people is not hard but that’s what we are here for. From air purifiers to anti-pollution air masks, there’s something for everyone here, but the health conscious will definitely like these Diwali gift ideas….

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How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

How to Ensure Career Opportunities for Employees

If HR professionals aren’t focusing on company wide career development programs in 2015, a new study show they’ll regret it in 2016. Recent research (PDF) conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) revealed that career advancement opportunities were highly important to nearly half of everyone who was surveyed. The study, referred to as the Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement report, clearly shows that as the economy improves, your enterprise might lose talent if you are not investing as much in workforce development as your competition. Based on the findings found…

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Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta Carotene: Not Exactly a Nutrient but an Essential Compound for Your Overall Health

Beta carotene, one of the nutritional organic compounds clubbed under the umbrella of vitamin A, is essential for maintaining healthy vision, radiant skin and a rock-solid immunity. It is crucial for bone growth as well as tissue and skin repair. Beta carotene is also characterized as an antioxidant vital for proper functioning of the immune system. Regular consumption helps in protecting cells against damage. Beta carotene is essentially a carotenoid – pigments found in plant sources, responsible for their rich red-orange and deep green hue. It isn’t actually a nutrient but a…

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Guavas for Weight Loss: How Do Guavas Help you Shed Kilos

Guavas for Weight Loss: How Do Guavas Help you Shed Kilos

Green, crunchy guavas are back in season and we can’t be happier. Freshly cut guavas with a dash of chaat masala can perk up a dull, gloomy day. A host of benefits further makes this fruit a universal favourite. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health practitioner Shilpa Arora says, “ Guavas are a low GI fruit and do not raise blood sugar levels. It is the best fruit for hormonal imbalances. Diabetics and heart patients can also enjoy this nutrition-packed fruit. Green, crunchy guavas Some of the health benefits of Guava, according to Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda…

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