The study's findings, which were published in medical journal Cell and funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), identify insulin as the primary signal which helps your body clock recognise when it's an appropriate time to eat. The scientists outline how the release of the hormone while eating triggers the stimulation of a protein called "Period", which affects the circadian rhythm of the body's cells. The researchers believe that this new understanding regarding the role of insulin may help alleviate poor health caused by body clock disruption.
The Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, or more commonly, the MIND diet, is the combination of the DASH diet and the Mediterranean diet. The fairly new diet focuses on the top brain-healthy foods emphasized by both the Mediterranean and DASH
If you have ever researched Chinese medicine, then you surely would have come across a therapy called moxibustion. Although not as popular as acupuncture or other Chinese herbal treatments, moxibustion therapy is extremely soothing and provides ample number of health benefits.
Meningitis is an infection causing the inflammation of membranes surrounding the spinal cord and brain. Infants, children, teens and adults can all develop meningitis, although the type of meningitis tends to vary according to the age group. The condition causes the
Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has explained how the “gift” of living with Asperger syndrome helps her “see things from outside the box” when it comes to climate change. In an interview with presenter Nick Robinson on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Tuesday, the 16-year-old environmental activist said the disorder helps her see things in “black and white”. Asperger syndrome falls within the autism disorder spectrum, Autism NI explains.
Scientifically termed as Urtica dioica, nettle leaf is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Urticaceae. Nettle leaf is also known by the names common nettle and stinging nettle. Spread all over the world, the plant may seem like a
The summer has arrived! During the hot season, it is vital to eat a healthy diet to stay fit and cool. The summer is a great time to have nice, refreshing, and seasonal fruits, juices, and smoothies. It is advisable to take more and more juices to get a variety of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Here are best healthy juices for summer season. (Healthbytes)
Scientifically termed as Cucumis melo, Crenshaw melon is a cross between casaba and cantaloupe melons. Do not get the fruit confused with honeydew or a canary melon, as a Crenshaw melon is more like a cantaloupe. Sufficed with plenty of nutrients
The summer season is synonymous with beaches, ice cream, and swimming pools. But the summer season is also the peak season for urinary tract infections (UTIs). According to a study published in the Journal of Open Forum Infectious Diseases, there is
Forskolin is an extract derived from the roots of the Indian coleus, a plant scientifically termed as Plectranthus scutellarioides. Coleus is a relative of the mint family and has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3,000 years. Early
Also known as celiac sprue, celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disorder. A person with celiac disease is allergic to foods containing gluten (hence also known as gluten-sensitive enteropathy) . Gluten is a form of protein that is found in
In 2018, a UK-wide stress survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation revealed that 74 per cent of adults felt so stressed they felt “overwhelmed” or “unable to cope”. “Individually we need to understand what is causing us personal stress and learn what steps we can take to reduce it for ourselves and those around us,” said Isabella Goldie, director of the Mental Health Foundation. It makes sense then, that more of us are searching for new ways to improve our mental and physical wellbeing.
The number of CBD consumers doubled in the last year and with Canada becoming the latest country to legalise marijuana for recreational use, cannabis-derived products are now in the news more than ever before. CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound found in the marijuana plant. This means that products containing CBD, such as oils and extracts (which contain concentrated amounts of the compound), won’t lead to changes in mood and perception like recreational use of marijuana in its complete form is known to do.
Stacey Solomon has been praised for speaking openly about the excess hair she's noticed on her stomach since becoming pregnant with her third child. On Thursday, the Loose Women presenter shared a photo of her pregnant stomach on Instagram. In the picture, a few dark hairs are visible around her belly button.
Overuse injuries of muscles and joints can get really annoying. We all know and have experienced injuries that just nag on and on, and we assume that they would get better on its own. These pains could be a result of
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to welcome the birth of their first child any day now. In October 2018, Kensington Palace announced Meghan Markle was pregnant and due to give birth in spring 2019. Among the rumours is the suggestion that the 37-year-old has hired a doula.
Ayurveda emphasizes the role of the digestive fire called Agni which is responsible for breaking food and whatever we ingest from environment. It assists in assimilation of the useful and elimination of the unwanted. When our digestion is strong this process happens efficiently and the body is able to produce Ojas, the secret of health and energy. Ojas is the essence responsible for overall health, energy and liveliness. It is the foundation of physical, mental and spiritual well-being and helps building strength and immunity. Agni weakens with unhealthy living, negative emotional energy, sedentary lifestyle, eating junk food, not having a healthy routine, and sleep deprivation. Start with simple steps to make it less overwhelming. Start with simple steps to make it less overwhelming. (Text by The Quint)
Two or more hours of screen time a day could lead to behavioural and attention problems among children, scientists have warned. Earlier this year, it was reported that screen time for children under the age of two had more than doubled over a 17-year period, increasing from an average of 1.32 hours to 3.05 hours. While this indicates that many children may spend an excess of three hours a day in front of smartphones, tablets and television screens, doing so could be impacting their attention span.
An abscessed tooth or tooth abscess is a pocket of puss that can develop in your mouth as a result of a bacterial infection. The condition is also called as dental abscess and can cause moderate to severe pain. In severe
A mother has shared "heartbreaking" photographs of her baby girl suffering from measles, with the hope it will encourage more parents to vaccinate their children. Over the weekend, Jilly Moss, from London shared pictures of her daughter, Alba, on Facebook. The images show the baby lying on a bed attached to medical tubes, while being treated for measles.