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Depression in the Land of Happiness - A Chilling Reality
An upbeat nation hides a terrible secret: the disease of loneliness, that hijacks the brain, eats away at personality and snuffs out lives. In India, one out of every four women, and every 10 men, loses to depression. About 120 million people in India, enough to fill a state the size of Maharashtra, suffer from clinical depression. They navigate through jagged decades of health and work, tormented by troubled moods and disturbed brains, alternating between full-blown agitation and wakeful lucidity, causing heartbreak to their loved ones and challenges to their doctors....

Help your heart health by managing your blood pressure
If you have high blood pressure, or hypertension, chances are you might not feel ďsick.Ē Even so, it can have a big impact on your health. High blood pressure is one of the major causes of heart disease.

Watch Out for Gluten's Sneaky Partner
The problem is, it's not so easy to just say "avoid glutens" and you're home-free. Gluten is only one part of a whole group of digestive troublemakers. It's a group of sticky proteins called lectins.

Drug Interactions: The Effects of Coffee on Medications
Most people rarely consider the side effects beyond restlessness, or trouble falling asleep at night. But coffee and espresso can have other consequences in people taking certain drugs, by either blocking absorption or enhancing their effects.

The Testosterone (Hormone) To Your Heart's Rescue
In fact, in a brand-new review of other studies by the prestigious journal Nature, researchers showed that people with heart disease have significantly lower testosterone than healthy people.

Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
"The idea that Alzheimer's is entirely genetic and unpreventable is perhaps the greatest misconception about the disease," says Gary Small, M.D., director of the UCLA Center on Aging. Researchers now know that Alzheimer's, like heart disease and cancer, develops over decades and can be influenced by lifestyle factors.

Best Way to Cook Fish for Heart Health
If you're eating your way to better heart health by having fish once or twice a week, you should make sure it's baked or boiled, instead of fried, dried or salted. Why?

SALT- a Wonderful and Versatile Chemical
Salt has many uses beyond flavoring food. The uses range from cleaning to health. About 60 of such uses are listed in this article.

Insomnia and Alcoholism Recovery
Insomnia and other sleep woes may actually get in the way of recovery from alcohol problems, study showed. In fact, a personís perception of how bad their sleep problems are may be just as important as the actual sleep problems themselves, the study suggests.

Protein Rich Breakfast Reduces Hunger All Day
Incorporating a healthy breakfast containing protein-rich foods can be a simple strategy for people to stay satisfied longer, and therefore, be less prone to snacking. Learn the details in this interesting article.

Amazing Burn Remedy
Some time ago I was cooking some corn and stuck my fork in the boiling water to see if the corn was ready. I missed and my hand went into the boiling water....

A Brain Surgeon's Commons Sense Tips to Reduce Brain Tumor Risks
Dr Charlie Teo, from Australia's Channel 7's Last Chance Surgery, says it is better to avoid electro- magnetic radiation. He says that electromagnetic radiation is problematic although jury is still out on it.

Can Common Pain Relievers Do More Harm Than Good?
When it comes to relieving the common headache or body aches, it seems as if the cure may be worse for you than the pain itís supposed to relieve.

25 Reasons Why You Should Start Drinking Green Tea Now
Green tea has increasingly become a very popular drink worldwide because of its immensely powerful health benefits. It is extraordinarily amazing what green tea can do for your health.

Having Just Two Drinks Can Slow Elder Reactions
Two single vodka and orange drinks can slow reactions in seniors, researchers in the Netherlands and the United States suggest.


Alcohol and Stroke: Your Stroke Risk Goes Up After Drinking
New research reveals that the risk of stroke doubles in the hour after drinking one serving of wine, beer or hard liquor.

8 Ways to Survive a Family Holiday with a Child with Autism
There are ways to alleviate some of the stress and create an enjoyable getaway for every member of the family when vacationing with a child with autism. Some simple guidelines and smart planning will make a big difference!

Out of the House and Into the Unknown: Helping Individuals with Autism Cope in a Social World
Life at home with a child with autism is rarely easy. Changes in routine, unexpected visitors, difficulties with food, toileting and dressing can be disruptive to the whole family.

Eye Rest Through Sleep
Learn how your eyes need rest and some of the best things you can do to achieve that rest.

Emotional Intelligence Peaks for Seniors
Older people have a hard time keeping a lid on their feelings, especially when viewing heartbreaking or disgusting scenes in movies and reality shows, psychologists have found.

Happiest People Less Likely to Have Heart Disease
After accounting for known heart disease risk factors, the researchers found that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease over the 10 years of follow-up than people who fell in the middle of the negative-positive emotion scale.

Seven Heart-Friendly Foods
Here are seven foods you should include in your diet to have a healthy heart.

The Amazing Cucumber
Here are some creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

Dr. Elisa's Top Ten Tips for Fighting "Holiday Blues"
 A serious depressive disorder seen in some who suffer the "Holiday Blues;" is called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or simply SAD which is bought on by a lack of sunlight, and causes depression as the days get shorter, colder and oddly enough marked with more routine. SAD is estimated to affect 36 million Americans, which is about 5% of the population and 80% of the affected population is women, mostly in their 20's to 40's.

Health Benefits of Coconuts
Few people understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.

Brain Food - The Good and the Bad
Research clearly shows that what you eat directly influences the functioning of your brain. Memory, emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and the ability to think rationally and clearly are all affected by what foods you put in your body.

Cancer Alert for Travelers
The people over at the TSA claim the dose of radiation from these machines (whole body scanners) is less than 10 microREM of emission, or about one-ten-thousandth of a chest X-ray. Experts believe itís more likely 10 times higher than TSA estimates.

According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 57 million people have pre-diabetes which puts them at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. If the current diabetes trend continues, nearly one out of every three children will face a life of diabetes.

A Diabetes Breakthrough: Long-Lasting Insulin Shots
A team of Indian researchers have developed a novel form of insulin for diabetics in which a single shot could help maintain near normal blood sugar levels for as long as 120 days.

Study: Monthly fasting may help heart
A study in Utah, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is based, found that people who skipped meals once a month were about 40 percent less likely to be diagnosed with clogged arteries than those who did not regularly fast.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
How to prevent it by using your computer keyboard correctly.

Asparagus and Cancer Therapy
Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones, which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic.

Simple Exercise - Relieves Back Pain
Here are some Simple Exercises... to keep you fit and avoid back pain.

How To Recognize Blood Clots/Stroke
It is easy to recognize STROKE. All you need to remember are the 1st Three Letters.... S.T. R.


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