James Haskell calls time on stellar career with regrets and a warning

 James Haskell hangs up his boots at Northampton. He was capped 77 times for England during an illustrious career. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images For James Haskell the prospect of life after rugby is terrifying. Having announced he will bring an end to a stellar 17-year career at the end of the season, said a teary goodbye to his Northampton teammates and confirmed that we should not expect to see him on Strictly Come Dancing any time soon, Haskell is daunted by the blank canvas he faces. It is a surprising admission because…

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Prediabetes symptoms, don’t ignore warning signs of frequent urination, thirst, fatigue

If you’ve been visiting the loo too often to urinate or are feeling thirsty like never before or experience blurry vision, you might have progressed from prediabetes to Type 2 diabetes. But the million dollar question is what is prediabetes and its symptoms? “Prediabetes is a condition in which the fasting blood glucose level falls between 100 and 125mg/dL. In people with this condition, blood sugar levels increase but not enough to be categorised as Type 2 diabetes,” explains Bangalore-based Dr M Udaya Kumar Maiya, medical director of home healthcare app, Portea Medical.…

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Cancer Prevention: 7 Warning Signs You Mustn’t Ignore

“The majority of deaths from cancer occur in low and middle income countries, partly due to poor public awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer,” states US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health. The global burden of lifestyle diseases is on the rise like never before. While medical innovations and technologies are making novel breakthroughs by the day, the chrysalis of ignorance and lack of information continue to plague a considerable part of the society. Cancer is slowly assuming a menacing character with close to 14 million…

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A Warning Sign for Pancreatic Cancer Could Be Diabetes

Talk about lifestyle diseases and diabetes is sure to top the list. It is a killing machine, literally, affection millions of people worldwide. The shocking part is that more and more young people are falling prey to it. Blame it on the times we live it with unhealthy lifestyle choices that dangerous diseases like this are on the rise. Type 2 diabetes or Diabetes Mellitus is a life-long condition when the insulin hormone produced by our pancreas is not utilised properly by the cells to break down glucose into energy.…

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WARNING! Don’t ignore the snore

Snoring is seen more of a bedtime annoyance for people sleeping together, but little do they know that snoring could be a sign of an underlying health issue called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is one of the most under diagnosed sleep disorders and is more like a silent epidemic. Very few know about the condition and fewer seek treatment. So how do you know if you are suffering from OSA? Dr Navdeep Kumar MD (Medicine), DNB (Neurology) at Indo Gulf Hospital & Diagnostics informs, “If you snore, feel excessively…

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Teens less likely to purchase beverages with health warning labels

Soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels are less likely to be purchased by teenagers, a study has found. In the study, researchers used an online survey to gauge the beverage selections of more than 2,000 participants aged 12-18 and from diverse backgrounds. The beverages included either no label at all, or one of five warning labels — one featuring calorie content, and four displaying a variation of warning text. “The average teen consumes at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day, which could account for more…

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