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Swine Flu rears its Head again!

Swine flu stages a comeback in india with 345 cases reported in 7 days With 345 cases being reported in the short span of 7 days, between 21st and 27th June, it has become clear that the arrival of monsoons has not only heralded the rains but also Swine Flu, in India! And with the virus spreading in areas, previously left untouched, this resurgence has become a matter of concern for the Indian Government. A . . .

Cigarettes and Alcohol, will make you bunk Office!

“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). Smoking and Alcohol lead to a 20 % absenteeism from work, every week!“Cigarettes and Alcohol consumption promote absenteeism!” – Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham). With news that can spell doom for the corridor smokers, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India has found that smoking and alcohol consumption within corporate employees results in a 20% rate of absenteeism every week! The study further stated that 29% of the . . .

How a health checkup can be bad for your health!

Health check ups can be bad for you We all know that prevention is better than cure, and this is one of the reasons that executive health checkups have become so popular. They promise to help your doctor to pickup medical problems early, so they can be treated more effectively.Unfortunately, even though the logic is very appealing, the sad truth is that in real life, health checkups are . . .

Know the symptoms of Alzheimer's for early detection!

knowing early symptoms of alzheimers goes a long way in helping early detection Alzheimer's is a progressive disease that affects the elderly. Often confused with senility, it serves to cripple the individual’s memory and disrupts their daily life. With Alzheimer accounting for the death of 1 in 4 Indians above the age of 80, lack of awareness about the disease is a major cause of worry. With symptoms of Alzheimer being quite similar to . . .

White Rice can lead to Type- 2 Diabetes!

White rice can lead to Type 2 Diabetes In what could come as bad news to a majority of Asians, scientists at Harvard have found that eating the white variety of rice, which is a staple for most Indians and Asians, could lead to an increase in the risk of developing Type -2 Diabetes. And with India already topping the diabetes chart with over 40 million individuals diagnosed with . . .

World Blood Donor Day - Donate Blood to save Lives!

Donate Blood on World Blood Donor Day, to save lives You don’t need to be a Superhero to save lives now. All you need to do is donate blood once a while to save three lives! The above stated is a statistic backed by the American Red Cross which encourages blood donations. However as we speak about the importance of blood donation on the 14th of June which is the World . . .

What you did not know about Soy! - The Negatives

Soy has been hailed as a good source of protein and as a replacement for dairy products. Soy is also recommended to be a part of post menopusal women's diet. But recent research tells a different story about Soy altogether. It has been linked to a number of health problems. Here is the whole story. Dr. Kaayla T. Daniels, renowned nutritionist and PhD, believes that with the majority . . .

Now lose weight to gain cash!

now comapny's will pay you for losing weight How many kilos of weight would you be willing to lose, if your company paid you to lose weight? Plenty of Kilos, right? This is exactly what is happening in the US, where over one third of the companies are offering a variety of incentives to their employees to shed those ungainly Kilos! With a huge organization as IBM leading the . . .

Too much air pollution can raise your blood pressure!

air pollution leads to a rise in blood pressure A new study has claimed that people living in areas with high levels of air pollution have higher blood pressure! The study conducted at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, found that long term exposure to high levels of air pollution not only increases the blood pressure of an individual and puts him at a risk of heart attack and stroke, . . .

Unhealthy health Shortcuts!

Shortcuts. We use plenty of them on a daily basis; Shortcuts on our computers keyboards, shortcuts to reach our destinations early, shortcuts in our meals by opting for fast foods and so on... but are all the short cuts that we take healthy? The answer is No! As not all shortcuts that we take are healthy, some shortcuts such as eating . . .

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