Digital Pills : The IoT in Healthcare

Digital Pills : The IoT in Healthcare

The Smart pills market in 2014 is valued at$1.56 billion. It is forecasted to reach$3.83 billion in the year 2020, growing at aCAGR of 16.16% (2014 – 2020). This will continue to reach $8.98 billion by the year 2024, growing at a CAGR of 23.7% (2020 – 2024). Digital Pills are the new technology in the healthcare frontier which is changing the dynamics of medicine and healthcare. It’s the age of IoT in Healthcare. Smart Pills, Digital Pills What is a Digital Pill? A smart…

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Sun Exposure & Vitamin D Supplementation, Dr. Michael Holick’s Take

Sun Exposure & Vitamin D Supplementation, Dr. Michael Holick’s Take

Sun exposure offers health benefits that cannot be obtained from vitamin D supplementation. However, most won’t be able to obtain all the vitamin D they need via sun exposure. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Holick provides us with guidelines on how to strike the optimum balance of sun exposure and vitamin D supplementation. Episode Intro Dr. Michael Ruscio discusses this important topic with Dr. Michael Holick in his radio programme Dr. Ruscio Radio The Discussion Follows: Dr….

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Occasional Eating of Egg Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Occasional Eating of Egg Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Heart and cardiac diseases have become a bane of this era. It has become a major lifestyle disease ailing most people because of their sedentary life. Amidst all this, the news of pathbreaking research comes to the forefront. A study in China has found out that eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease. What is it? Researchers at the Peking University School of Public Health in Beijing had conducted a trial…

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Yogurt Eating Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Yogurt Eating Reduces Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study in The American Journal of Hypertension has published a new study which highlights the effectivity of yogurt in reducing cardiovascular diseases. The report published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women. One of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases is High blood pressure which can be reduced by the consumption of dairy products, as illustrated by previous…

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Study Shows Education can Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Study Shows Education can Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A Cambridge University study of over 54,000 people found that every year spent in school reduces the chances of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease later in life by 11%. According to study co-author Dr. Susanna Larsson, from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, “Evidence suggests that education helps improve brain networks and thus could increase [cognitive] reserve.” People who’ve spent more time in school have a greater resiliency against degenerative brain disorders because they have more neurological connections to fall back…

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IIT Professor Working on ₹10,000 Cancer-Treating Nano Tech

IIT Professor Working on ₹10,000 Cancer-Treating Nano Tech

IIT-Bombay professor Rohit Srivastava is working on a cancer treatment based on gold nanostructures that would cost just ₹10,000. The laser-activated nanoshells could deliver the drug at the cancer site when heated to around 50ºC. Speaking at a Bengaluru meet, Srivastava said the technology would help in healing cancer without surgery or chemotherapy which cost ₹3-5 lakh on average. Source: Inshorts

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Tips to Manage and Reduce Stress

Tips to Manage and Reduce Stress

We live in a world overrun by stress. The pace and complexity of modern life has greatly challenged our ability to live healthily and fully in the present moment. While stress is omnipresent in each of our lives to varying degrees, it has reached a point of grave concern and must be addressed and conquered in order to survive.  Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, you can become too stressed out and busy.  But…

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Power Nap: Should You or Should You Not?

Power Nap: Should You or Should You Not?

Sleeping is important not only for mental but for physical wellness too.  But the role that power nap plays in our well-being is something that is rarely taken into consideration.  Let us know why power nap is important and what all incredible benefits it provides. Sara Mednick, a sleep scientist and author of “Take a Nap! Change your life” says that without a mid-day power nap, an individual cannot perform at an optimum level throughout…

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How to do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

How to do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

The word ‘Meditation’ comes from the Latin root ‘meditatum’ which means ‘to ponder’. Meditation can be described as a practice that helps silence the mind. Some even describe it as a state of ‘thoughtless awareness’ – a condition where your mind is free of the non-stop tick-tock of thoughts while being completely aware of yourself. How does meditation work? The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is a part of the Central Nervous System and regulates unconscious…

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Holistic Wellness for 2017

Holistic Wellness for 2017

Holistic Wellness integrates the Mind, Body and Spirit with a balanced flow of energy.  It is an ongoing process of choices that ultimately form the stories of our lives. Mind includes the constructive and creative use of your mind, knowing and living up to your ideals, maintaining a loyalty to your ideals, and nurturing close friendships. Body includes making the choices that are in your best interest, and the informed and consistent pursuit of nutrition, exercise, and…

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