Is your teen girl acting out? One in four teenagers are at increased risk of depression

Is your teen girl acting out? One in four teenagers are at increased risk of depression

A team of Briton researchers has recently found that one in four adolescent girls, especially poor, are at an increased risk of depression. The researchers from the University of Liverpool and University College London found that a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. Lead author Dr Praveetha Patalay said that in the recent years there has been a growing policy focus on children’s mental health. However, there has been a lack of nationally representative estimates of mental health problems for this…

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Diet versus Exercise: Which One Wins the Battle Really?

Diet versus Exercise: Which One Wins the Battle Really?

When I first set out to write this article, I thought to myself if it was really a subject of discussion. Experts all across the world press for achieving a balance between diet and regular physical activity. Even if you are unable to maintain moderate to rigorous level physical activity thrice a week – as recommended by the World Health Organisation – it is always advisable to get some exercise in your daily routine. In my opinion, the efficacy of a well-balanced diet goes for a toss given the lifestyle…

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Thought e-cigarettes were safe? Beware, even one puff can affect your heart!

Thought e-cigarettes were safe? Beware, even one puff can affect your heart!

E-cigarretes have always been controversial. While past research has found that it increases risk of cigarette smoking in youth, studies have also shown that less cancer-causing toxins are found in users of e-cigarettes. Now, a new study has suggested that a single exposure to e-cigarette vapour may be enough to impair vascular function. Researchers from West Virginia University researchers studied artery diameter, the blood vessels’ ability to widen (vasodilation) and aortic stiffness in female mice after short- and long-term exposure to flavoured e-cig vapour. Aortic stiffness is an age-related complication in the…

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For one health-care venture capitalist, the search for ‘another miracle’ turns personal

For one health-care venture capitalist, the search for ‘another miracle’ turns personal

It’s been less than a year since Jonathan Silverstein, a venture capitalist at health-care fund OrbiMed, received the diagnosis that changed everything. Parkinson’s disease at age 49. A potentially more aggressive, inherited form, driven by a mutation in a gene called GBA. It affects up to 10 percent of Americans with Parkinson’s, and — as for other forms of the neurodegenerative disease — there is no cure, or even treatments that slow its course. In recent months, Silverstein and his wife, Natalie, set up the Silverstein Foundation, raised $6 million…

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Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Day one at Delhi University: Bollywood celebs share all the crazy things they did

Excited or stressed about your day one at Delhi University? Relax, it’s gonna be a fine day, and a memorable one for sure. Popular celebs Angad Bedi, Satish Kaushik, Nimrat Kaur and Urvashi Rautela reminisce about their first day in college. Here are their fond memories… Actor Angad Bedi was ragged by girls on his day one in St Stephen’s College. I thought ladkiyon se to ragging banti hai: Angad Bedi, St Stephen’s College “Ohoo… bade maharathi the humare senior. They were too many and all wanted to rag me….

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WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter in List of Apps Banned in Jammu and Kashmir for One Month

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent “anti-national and anti-social elements” from spreading “inflammatory messages”. Mobile Internet services have remained suspended in the Valley since April 19 following widespread students’ unrest. The Home Department order, written by R.K. Goyal, Principal Secretary to Government, in this regard read: “On careful examination of all relevant factors, it is observed that the use of social media platforms, which are being misused by anti-national…

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Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee has made a comeback into the Indian kitchen in recent years, and what a spectacular comeback it has been. After been blamed for being a weight-gaining and unhealthy part of our diet for years – Ghee is now trending as the new superfood. Truth is, it keeps your gut healthy, is a source of good fats and is superb for the skin too! Healthy and monitored doses of ghee are actually being recommended by nutritionists around the world. “Ghee can be had in small quantities daily as a source…

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One in Seven Kids Suffers From High Blood Pressure, Finds Survey

One in Seven Kids Suffers From High Blood Pressure, Finds Survey

Hypertension or high blood pressure which was one considered to be an age-old disease is now becoming a growing concern. It has translated into a common lifestyle disease due to the high levels of stress and unhealthy eating habits that most of us are subjected to. According to a new survey, this chronic problem is now becoming increasingly common amongst kids – a fact that comes as quite a surprise.  According the a new survey conducted by a group of doctors in the paediatrics department of Gandhi Medical College (GMC), Hyderabad, one in seven…

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One in Every Three Indian Kids Has Unhealthy BMI: Reveals Survey

One in Every Three Indian Kids Has Unhealthy BMI: Reveals Survey

Health is a major issue in our country especially when it comes to kids. A new survey has been doing the round in this respect with some alarming results. The nationwide 7th Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2016 released by EduSports, a school sports enterprise, reveals that a large number of school children in India have fitness levels far from satisfactory. The survey is conducted every year and last year’s report covered 1,69,932 students in the age group of 7 – 17 years from 326 schools in 86 cities and 26…

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How to Lose 20 Pounds of Fat in One Month Without Exercise

How to Lose 20 Pounds of Fat in One Month Without Exercise

Often we vow to lose 20 pounds before a special occasion, only to find the date crept up on us and the pounds are still there. As a last-minute resort, it is possible to lose 20 pounds in one month without exercising. While one does need to err on the side of caution when employing any kind of crash diet in order to not immediately regain the weight, by following these steps it is quite possible to rapidly lose those pesky 20 pounds. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images) Things You’ll Need Food diary…

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