Why is sepsis so hard to spot?

Why is sepsis so hard to spot?

Imagine a condition that causes between 20 and 30 million deaths worldwide each year. A disease that affects over 100,000 people annually in the UK, of which 37,000 will die. That’s more than breast and bowel cancer put together. However, many people have not heard of it, and even fewer understand what it is. The condition is called sepsis and it’s the reason many adults, children and families, including the family of William Mead, are grieving for their loved ones. William was only one year old when sepsis claimed his…

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Binge Watching TV May Reduce Your Sperm Count By 35 Percent: Dietary Tweaks To Manage Your Sperm Count

Binge Watching TV May Reduce Your Sperm Count By 35 Percent: Dietary Tweaks To Manage Your Sperm Count

Dear men. Your habit of watching TV more than 5 hours a day could drastically bring down your sperm count by a whopping 35 percent according to a latest study. According to the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.   The findings also revealed that Male TV addicts were found to have 38 percent lower sperm count than those who had a less sedentary lifestyle. TV addiction could be attributable to eating high-calorie junk food and laziness in their impact on the sperm count, said the researchers.  …

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7 drinks you need to stop buying now

7 drinks you need to stop buying now

1. Fruit juice Despite what the packaging may tell you, this does NOT provide an easy and convenient way to get in one or two of your 5-a-day. Most shop-bought fruit juices are pasteurised (essentially boiled), which destroys a lot of the valuable nutrients, whilst concentrating the sugars. The juice is also extracted from the whole fruit, leaving behind the fibrous part of the fruit that helps to slow sugar absorption into the blood. 2. Fizzy drinks This is an obvious one, but did you know that just one can…

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Suffering from arthritis? Follow these 6 hand exercises to relieve painful symptoms

Suffering from arthritis? Follow these 6 hand exercises to relieve painful symptoms

Arthritis, which means ‘inflammation of the joints’, is actually a symptom that has a number of causes. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is caused by local structural changes in specific joints; while rheumatoid arthritis, the next most common type, is a systemic disease affecting the entire body. There’s currently no cure for arthritis, but some treatments could help to reduce some of the painful symptoms. Here are some simple exercises that could help to relieve some of the arthritic joint pain: 1) Fist clenching Beginning with…

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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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A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

A mouse study may hold answers to the link between drinking and cancer

Alcohol damages the DNA of stem cells responsible for producing new blood, according to a mouse study which may explain the link between drinking and cancer, scientists said on Wednesday. Health watchdogs have long warned that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel. What was not well understood was: how? For the new study, published in the science journal Nature, researchers gave lab mice diluted alcohol, known chemically as ethanol. They then…

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Do you feel sleepy after lunch? Here’s what happens to your brain in a sugar coma

Do you feel sleepy after lunch? Here’s what happens to your brain in a sugar coma

Do you feel a little sluggish after eating sugar or a big meal? You are probably feeling the effects of a sugar crash, which may slow down your brain function, a study suggests. In the study, participants demonstrated reduced attention and response times after consuming glucose or table sugar, compared to those who consumed fructose (fruit sugar) or artificial sweetener sucralose (the placebo). “Our study suggests that the ‘sugar coma’ – with regards to glucose – is indeed a real phenomenon, where levels of attention seem to decline after consumption…

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This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches or you want to gain weight depending on your BMI or you want to bulk up i.e., strengthen your muscles and core. Measurable – Sometimes, adding a number is all you need to achieve your goal…

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Don’t let the chill get to you. Here are tips to stay healthy in winter

Don’t let the chill get to you. Here are tips to stay healthy in winter

The onset of winter can prove to be a period of ill-health if you are not consuming a nutritious diet or following a balanced lifestyle. Noorul Ameen, naturopathy physician at Organic India, gives tips to stay fit and enjoy the chilly season: * Add a few drops of apple cider vinegar for detoxification and blood purification. It has properties which can ease your sinus issues during winter, give lustre to limp dry hair which falls under the stress of winter pollution, and enliven your skin. * Sip Tulsi tea for antioxidants. Winter…

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4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

4 books to make you smarter about your career in 2018

Tired of feeling stuck at work? Here are some suggestions for books that could help you break through. While it’s tempting to stream your favorite show in your down time, reading a helpful book instead can give you the tools you need to actually achieve your goals. Billionaires such as Warren Buffett , Bill Gates and Elon Musk credit much of their success to reading and learning. As Tesla and SpaceX founder Musk recently told Rolling Stone, “I was raised by books. Books, and then my parents.” Here are four reads that will help you make 2018 a year…

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