Male infertility: Why are sperm counts around the world falling drastically?

Male infertility: Why are sperm counts around the world falling drastically?

They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering. Enormous advances in treating infertility in recent decades have helped couples conceive longed-for offspring they previously would not have had. Yet this progress has also been a work-around for a major part of the problem: Sperm counts are falling drastically worldwide – and have been doing so for decades –…

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Health Benefits Of 38 Important Spices From Around The World

Health Benefits Of 38 Important Spices From Around The World

Spices play a significant role in the way we cook and consume food around the world. Every spice has its own flavoring and essence, and its addition or omission can literally make or break a dish. There are many spices we use in our day to day cooking, these include popular ones like cumin, black pepper, turmeric and coriander seeds. Spices are known to have several health benefits; in fact it’s the addition of a bouquet of spices, that make traditional indian home-cooked food one of the healthiest meals eaten around the…

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Today is World Sauntering Day

Today is World Sauntering Day

World Sauntering Day is celebrated to remind people to purposefully slow down (Thinkstock) So much has been said about walking and its health benefits and if you haven’t got enough of that activity into your schedule, here’s another reason to do so. World Sauntering Day is celebrated on June 19every year to remind people about the importance of putting the brakes on our high-speed life and purposefully slowing down. It is also sometimes referred to as International Sauntering Day. To celebrate it, leave the phone and other distractions at home…

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World Health Day: 7 Foods to Beat Depression & Mood Swings

World Health Day: 7 Foods to Beat Depression & Mood Swings

World Health Day is commemorated every year on 7th April to spread awareness on a particular disease that has become a public health concern globally.  This year, they will be highlighting a pressing problem that been plaguing everyone – from the young to the elderly. Depression is considered to be one of the biggest causes of several ailments. It messes with your mental health, disrupts your daily chores and in extreme cases, makes people give on their lives. While mental health problems have been considered a tabooin our country, given…

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Which is the best country in the world? You may know the answer already

Which is the best country in the world? You may know the answer already

Yep. You guessed it right. Nope. How much ever you want it to be, it’s not India. In fact, India is no where on the list (we have a feeling that it did not qualify for the ranking). It’s Switzerland! The land of the majestic Alps has been named the world’s best country, based on a survey that polled more than 21,000 people from 36 countries. The results of the US News & World Report’s report offer a glimpse into the global reputation of countries around the world — and…

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World Cancer Day: Health Experts Urge Focus On Preventive Measures, Say Prevention Remains Vastly Underfunded

World Cancer Day: Health Experts Urge Focus On Preventive Measures, Say Prevention Remains Vastly Underfunded

Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say. Some 14 million new cancers are diagnosed each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) — a number expected to swell to 21 million by the year 2030. As the global cost of treatment skyrockets, measures to prevent people getting cancer in the first place are increasingly important in seeking to limit the expected explosion.   “The way…

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World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

World Cancer Day: This Deadly Lifestyle Disease Kills Close to 9 Million Annually

Undeniably, cancer has assumed a menacing character in the world of lifestyle diseases. According to the World Health Organisation, there were an estimated 14 million new instances of cancer in the year 2012 which are on rise ever since. According to the official reports, these numbers are expected to rise by a whopping 70% over the next twenty years. In the year 2015 close to 9 million people across the globe died due to cancer. Every 1 in 6 deaths in the world is caused by cancer which, at present,…

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World Cancer Day: 6 Everyday Ayurvedic Herbs That May Protect You From the Risk of Cancer

World Cancer Day: 6 Everyday Ayurvedic Herbs That May Protect You From the Risk of Cancer

Ayurveda originated in India more than 5000 years ago but modern science and allopathy now believe in its principle and more and more research is being directed towards ancient herbs and natural therapies. A lot of health centers and universities are integrating Ayurveda into their programmes to combat the ever increasing load of non-communicable diseases. All medical practitioners believe that prevention is better than cure and Ayurveda provides the path to a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda sees health as a perfect balance between mind, body and consciousness. To achieve this it…

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Majority Of World Population ‘Overfat’: Study

Majority Of World Population ‘Overfat’: Study

An astonishing 5.5 billion people – up to 76 per cent of the world’s population – are ‘overfat’, warn researchers who say the new pandemic has quietly overtaken the planet and argue for a change in global health efforts against chronic and metabolic diseases. The researchers, including those from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, put forth a specific notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. Based on a new look into current data, they argue how, in addition to those who…

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World warmer by 1.2 degrees, 2016 warmest year ever: WMO

World warmer by 1.2 degrees, 2016 warmest year ever: WMO

The World Metrological Organisation (WMO) on Monday said the global temperature is 1.2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level and will set a new high for the third year running. It also said 2016 is the hottest year on record, 2015 the second hottest and 2014 in the third place. “Another year. Another record,” said WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas while releasing the report at the Marrakech climate change negotiations at COP22. He said the extra heat from powerful El Nino phenomenon has disappeared. The heat from global warming will…

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