What triggers people to eat more

What triggers people to eat more

Regular intake of a “western diet” — consisting of foods that are high on sugar and fat levels — is behind an alarming rise of conditions such as overeating and obesity, researchers warned. However, according to the study, the increased “peripheral endocannabinoid signalling” in the western food is the key factor that triggers an anxiety in the people to eat more. The endocannabinoid system — located throughout the mammalian body, including the brain and all peripheral organs — helps in many aspects inside our body with major functions related to…

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Fast Food Options for People with Diabetes

Fast Food Options for People with Diabetes

It is important for people suffering from diabetes to be selective while picking up fast food items to munch on, says an expert. Amarjeet Singh Bhatia – Chief Medical Officer at Doctor Insta (a telehealth app), lists some fast food picks for diabetics: 1. Pizza- Pizza is one of the best choices for people suffering from diabetes. Just make sure that you order a tortilla and top it with vegetables rather than extra cheese and high fat toppings. 2. Burgers- Instead of burgers with double or triple patties, go for…

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Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

Here’s why overweight people give up easily on their workout routine

A study finds as to why losing weight is not easy for obesepeople as it states physical inactivity results from the altered dopamine receptors – decreased motivation to move – rather than excess body weight. The study, conducted on mice, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism. “We know that physical activity is linked to overall good health, but not much is known about why people or animals with obesity are less active,” said study’s senior author Alexxai V. Kravitz from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive…

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Bird Flu Infects 7 People in China This Month, Killing Two

Bird Flu Infects 7 People in China This Month, Killing Two

China has reported at least seven cases of bird flu in humans across the country this month, including two deaths, as authorities take steps to guard against an outbreak. Five cases of H7N9 bird flu infections have been diagnosed in central Anhui province since Dec. 8, and two people have died, state media reported. In Shanghai, officials said this week that a man was diagnosed with H7N9 and is being treated in a city hospital. Another case has been reported in Xiamen in coastal Fujian province, where poultry sales have…

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Huge Study Finds a Billion People Suffer From High Blood Pressure

Huge Study Finds a Billion People Suffer From High Blood Pressure

The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor. In the largest study of its kind analyzing blood pressure in every nation between 1975 and 2015, the scientists said that it has dropped sharply in wealthy countries – possibly due to healthier diets and lifestyles – but risen in poorer ones. The increases are especially significant in Africa and South Asia, the researchers…

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Government Working to Make People Aware of Stress: Nadda

Government Working to Make People Aware of Stress: Nadda

In a bid to tackle stress among people and improve productivity, Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda on Wednesday said that the government is working on “Catch them Young” programme to make people aware of stress-related problems. “There is a heightened focus on preventive health along with curative health now. Awareness is very important to keep away non-communicable diseases (NCDs),” he said after launching the “No More Tension” mobile app and the release of the “Healthy India Initiative/Swastha Bharat-ek pehal” magazine here. “People suffer from stress related problems due to…

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5 things people with hidden depression may do

5 things people with hidden depression may do

5 things people with hidden depression may do If what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth, said Abraham Lincoln, who often wrote about his depression. Depression can be one of the hardest and most misunderstood things to deal with. Despite many attempts which have been made to single out an explanation, one outdoes the other. Though generalizing symptoms of a severe condition such as depression is hard, we have penned down a few of these, which…

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Social Media Competition May Push People to Exercise More

Social Media Competition May Push People to Exercise More

Want to exercise more? Start competing with your peers on online health programmes, researchers say. Their study found that social media competition can dramatically increase people’s fitness. “Framing the social interaction as a competition can create positive social norms for exercising,” said lead author Jingwen Zhang, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. Social competition among people may go beyond exercise, to encouraging healthy behaviours such as medication compliance, diabetes control, smoking cessation, flu vaccinations, weight loss, and preventative screening, as well as pro-social behaviours like voting, recycling, and…

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Jain Opens Health Mela, Urges People to Have Healthy Lifestyle

Jain Opens Health Mela, Urges People to Have Healthy Lifestyle

A five-day health festival, which includes check-up camps and lifestyle-related exhibitions, was inaugurated here today by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain who said a host of diseases can be prevented by making basic changes in lifestyle. “The importance of keeping one’s surroundings clean and living a balanced lifestyle is often underestimated, and as a result, individuals end up becoming prey to several modern-day health epidemics. “By making basic lifestyle changes, a host of diseases can be prevented,” he said. He was speaking at the opening of 23rd edition of ‘Perfect…

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Dengue Deaths Touch 100 in Lucknow, More People Test Positive

Dengue Deaths Touch 100 in Lucknow, More People Test Positive

The death toll from dengue has crossed the 100 mark here and still the vector borne disease shows no signs of relenting in Uttar Pradesh. In the past two days, more than 150 patients have tested positive for dengue and the humid weather continues to add to the spread of the disease. Health Department officials while refusing to admit the high toll, said the situation was “serious and worrisome”. The number of dengue patients here touched 1,356, including a large number of children and aged people. After a literal epidemic…

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