Between 1980 and 2014, the number of people with diabetes increased from 108 million to 422 million. This infographic from Study Medicine Europe takes you through the reasons behind these incredible numbers and looks at what we can do to reduce the number of deaths related to diabetes. In 2015, around 1.6 million deaths were caused by diabetes and this figure is expected to double by 2030. Interestingly about 90%-95% of people with diabetes have type 2, and this can be prevented or delayed by lifestyle changes. There is then another issue with prediabetes, and as many as 1 in » » » [Read more]
Some people are born blind or partially-sighted, but often, loss of sight is linked to other health problems. Here are some health conditions which may result in partial or complete loss of sight: Cataracts Cataracts are one of the most common causes of lost sight. They form over the lens and cause the vision to become very cloudy and blurred. Cataracts can often be treated very effectively with surgery, but in severe cases, it may not be possible to save the sight. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and at first, the changes may be very gradual and hard to spot; » » » [Read more]
Inflammation is the immune system’s way of biologically responding to an injury or, in some case, an infection. In fact, it is the sign of a healthy immune system, but only initially. If your immune system goes into an overdrive, it could turn into a chronic inflammation. An inflammation can be acute or chronic. When acute inflammations go unresolved, they can enter a chronic phase. Chronic Inflammations are persistent and can be linked to serious conditions like cancer, heart disease and asthma. They can also lead to small ailments that can go unnoticed. Here is how you can treat those » » » [Read more]
Managing diabetes effectively as you get older is essential if you hope to retain good quality of life in retirement. It is a serious disease that if ignored can lead to dangerous health problems, but when you take control and lead a healthy, sensible lifestyle you can minimize the disease’s impact and live life to the full. Diabetes can impact most systems in the body and even accelerate the ageing process if it isn’t kept in check. Here are some easy but important ways to make small changes to your daily routine for a healthy and happy life as you » » » [Read more]
Studies show that one of the reasons people sleep is to detoxify the brain. A new study that was published recently online in the journal Science revealed that when you sleep the brain does some spring cleaning. Let us find out how the brain detoxes while the person is sleeping.
Steroids were used only for medicinal purposes but today people are using it to build their muscles and all. The serious issue over here is that most people really don’t know what they are consuming and they don’t know its side effects. People take it to boost up their muscles and also to enhance the muscle growth. This is widely popular among athletes and body builders but it will be a great idea to know what exactly these steroids are. Steroids are normally of two types. They are anabolic steroids and corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are normally prescribed by doctors to reduce » » » [Read more]
Being beautiful is a piece of work. But it is a rewarding way to love yourself. Beauty of course is not just based on your physical appearance but as cliché as it is, real beauty comes from within. Here are some tips you can follow to achieve a healthy body and exude the beauty you have been dreaming of both inside and out. Get Enough Sleep Getting a good night sleep is one of the most effective way to de-stress yourself and let your body recover its lost energy. Studies also show that a good sleep can help you maintain » » » [Read more]