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Difference between Good and Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is measured using a blood test, which examines your lipid profile. These tests should be taken at least once in five years for individuals over 20 years of age, according to WebMD. Men that are over the age of 35 and women over the age of 45 should undertake these tests more frequently. The …

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Symptoms of Depression After Childbirth

Postpartum Depression

Childbirth can be one of the most rewarding, exciting and happy phases of a mother’s life. Yet, for some women, these feelings of happiness are eclipsed by self-doubt, depression and anxiety, which can be triggered by mental, physical and behavioural changes. This is known as depression after childbirth or postpartum depression. What causes postpartum depression? …

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Silent Killer: Heart Attack Without Symptoms

Silent Heart Attacks

Typically heart attacks are associated with a range of symptoms, including lightheadedness, pain spreading to the arms, discomfort causing by pressure or squeezing of the chest. Other symptoms also include back, teeth, neck, stomach and jaw pain. During the event, the patient may also experience sweating, anxiety, shortness of breath and nausea. These are just some of …

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Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Dark Circles

Our stressful lifestyles of over-working and sleeping for fewer hours in the day, have made dark circles a common phenomenon. They can be caused by a variety of factors like: Improper Diet Insufficient Water Intake Prolonged Illness Lack of Sleep Too much exposure to Computers Excessive Stress There are several simple remedies that you can …

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Demystifying Myths About HIV

HIV Myths

Several myths have been circulated regarding the transmission of HIV between individuals. People genuinely believe that they can contract the disorder through casual contact, however, this article aims to nullify some of those myths. 8 Myths about HIV × Kissing, hugging or shaking hands with a HIV-positive individual will give me the virus × You can get …

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Nutrition Keeps You Away From Depression

Nutrition Foods

A good diet is important for not only a fit body, but also a fit mind. However, did you know that every nutritional element is important for brain nourishment? In fact, a nutritional deficiency can actually trigger depression. Amino acids They maintain a high level neurotransmission, which is responsible for ensuring a good mood. Since amino acids are …

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Hypertension Runs in the Family for Men

Hypertension

This ‘World Hypertension Day’ we aim to raise awareness about the condition caused by high blood pressure. Hypertension is diagnosed by measuring the patient’s blood pressure. Some symptoms among hypertensives may include headaches, shortness of breath or nose bleeds, however, many people may not show any signs. A study conducted at the The Johns Hopkins Institute demonstrated …

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Can Exercise Heal Depression?

Depression exercise

Depression is a serious mood disorder that can affect the patient’s thoughts, day-to-day activities (sleeping, eating) as well as their work. Numerous studies have shown that exercise can help fight depression. Exercise causes the release of feel-good chemical such as neurotransmitters like dopamine and endorphins. Although concrete links have not yet been established, psychological benefits have been noted. Here are …

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5 Benefits of Coconut Water You Didn’t Know

Coconut Water

In the peak of summer, coconuts are readily available in abundance to quench our thirst. Coconut water or ‘nariyal pani’ is not only considered refreshing to stay cool for the summer, but has also become trendy among fitness freaks as a low calorie alternative to energy drinks. Truth be told, there has to be someone …

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How Inflammatory Bowel Disorder Can Give You Anxiety?

Irritable Bowel Disorder

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disorder? Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD) is something that nobody would want to experience. It can commonly cause abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. Statistics from a study at the University of Toronto, Canada, shows that 40% of those with IBD face abnormal anxiety problems. anxiety caused by Irritable bowel disorder The …

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