Dear women, are you over 40? Get these seven medical tests done for a healthy life

Dear women, are you over 40? Get these seven medical tests done for a healthy life

Women in 40s undergo subtle changes that need to be addressed before they become problems: decrease in bone density, hormonal changes, stress, depression, among others. “Being proactive towards your health can prevent several problems. Go for regular health checkups, stay healthier, sharper, more energetic, and more fulfilled for years to come. There are a bunch of tests that can prevent and detect many diseases early,” suggests Dr. Ravi Gaur, COO, Oncquest Lab. Here’s a list of suggested routine medical screening tests for women over the threshold of 40 years: – Pelvic…

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Beware, surgery and anaesthesia may affect your immediate memory

Beware, surgery and anaesthesia may affect your immediate memory

Turns out, surgery and anaesthesia can slightly affect the memory of patients. According to a new study, patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia. In the study of 312 participants who had surgery and 652 participants who had not (with an average age in the 50s), surgery between tests was associated with a decline in immediate memory by one point out of a possible maximum test score of 30 points. Memory became abnormal in 77 out of 670 participants with initially normal memory…

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Coffee has more power than you ever thought: 3 cups a day helps you live longer

Coffee has more power than you ever thought: 3 cups a day helps you live longer

Good news if you love coffee more than tea: According to a new study, people who drink coffee twice or thrice a day, whether caffeinated or otherwise, may have a lower chance of dying from certain illnesses than those who abstain from it. The study, thought to be the largest of its kind, was conducted on more than 5,00,000 people across 10 European countries over the last 16 years, according to the National Geographic. The study concludes that people who drank coffee show signs of having healthier livers and circulatory…

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What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn’t hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters’ DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person’s insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight loss. Stanford University researchers examined this idea with 600 overweight adults who underwent genetic and insulin testing before being randomly assigned to reduce fat or carbohydrate intake. Gene analyses identified variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates, which the researchers thought…

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Eating healthy can be a struggle. Here are 5 ways to make it easier

Eating healthy can be a struggle. Here are 5 ways to make it easier

Most of us have struggled to stick to a diet plan or a health goal. But seeing it through is worth it. You sleep better, your skin glows, and you feel fantastic! So, here’s how to make sure you choose nutrition-packed meals over fast food. Well, most of the times anyway. Understand your motivation Every time you’re feeling down about having to diet, consider why you chose to do it in the first place. Is it to lose weight, is it to become fitter, is it to overcome a health…

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Kendall Jenner says ‘always been a hypochondriac’, as she opens up about her struggles

Kendall Jenner says ‘always been a hypochondriac’, as she opens up about her struggles

Kendall Jenner got candid during the latest episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ and opened up about a lot of personal issues. The 22-year-old American model admitted that she has “always been a hypochondriac” and how her modelling career has taken a toll on her. During the show, Kendall said “Since I was a kid, I’ve always been a hypochondriac. I’ve always been the worst hypochondriac. But now I have to try and be a big girl”. Kendall also talked about her constant struggle with anxiety among a lot…

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