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The best shoes for healthy feet

Wearing a pair of ill-fitting shoes can make walking across the room uncomfortable. Mayo Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Dr Glenn Shi says shoes that are too tight, too small or don’t give enough support can cause pain and other issues. Poorly fitting footwear can cause foot pain, injuries, and even deformities. “Oftentimes, people wear shoes that are not fitted for them,” he says. Dr Shi says opting for style over a

5 Precautions to take if you have elderly at home

The elderly are weak and have no less strength even to stand on their own. Therefore they need the full-time assistance of either their loved ones which can be their children, friends or relatives or any caregiver. Having elderly at home brings lots of responsibility on you. To perform their daily tasks, they need help. It is important for them to have a responsible person around them who can take

Treating insomnia can ease depression and paranoia, study finds

LONDON: Treating young people who suffer from insomnia by using online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce debilitating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, scientists said on Wednesday. In a large trial published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers at Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute also found that successfully treating sleep disruption eased psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and paranoia. “Sleep problems are very common in

How Well Do Health Trackers Really Work for Managing Chronic Conditions?

Physicians call it the 5,000-hour problem. If you have a common chronic condition such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, the expert in charge of your health for almost all of your 5,000 waking hours annually is—you. And, frankly, you won’t always make the best choices. “The behavior changes that are necessary to address chronic disease are much more in your hands than in the doctor’s,” points out Stacey Chang, executive

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to produce less hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the substance in the red blood cells, which carries oxygen to all parts of the body. It is inherited, from parents to their children through genes. There’s two main types of thalassemia such as :   Alpha Thalassemia image hosting png Four genes are needed to make enough alpha globin protein chains. Alpha thalassemia

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women: study

MIAMI: Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus and breasts, a US study found Tuesday. “A history of periodontal disease was associated with a 14% higher risk of developing any cancer,” said the study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. “The strongest association was for