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Holiday Season Can Lead to Weight Gain

Experts claim that the weight gained during the holiday season is never shed and can add up to five pounds. ..// ..The weight gain starts from the Thanksgiving weekend and goes upto Christmas. Cocktails and cookies add to the battle of the holiday bulge... ..To stop this bulge a few tips are now being circulated. One is to have more fruits and non-fat yogurt, drink skimmed milk, drink in modera...

Seasonal Variation In Exercise And Eating Habits Identified

A novel study conducted to analyze the fluctuations in eating and exercise habits of individuals has revealed that it may vary over different seasons with a tendency to eat more during winter. // It is further supported by the fact that there is a corresponding seasonal change in the body weight and physical activity. Researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester have con...

Care for the elderly at home while away during the festive season

People who wish to leave and go out of town during the winter break and are unsure of where to leave the elderly have an answer in the form of home care // . ..This was put forth by Hamilton care providers. ..Calls by HealthCare Providers New Zealand chief executive Martin Taylor for a review of respite care funding have been backed by Neil Farnworth, of New Zealand's first division of Home Ins...

Season affects weight loss drive: summers the best!

New Year brings with it the burden of making resolutions. But how true are they? We all know. ..We might decide // to loose weight and look gorgeous at the New Year’s but it gets relegated to the summer season. March is when most people actually try to follow through on it, as put by a study based on a survey. ..According to a survey by the research firm NPD Group, March is the peak dieting mon...

Enjoy The Winter Season

Experts at the prude university say that the long winter might make people depressed and hence provide them with useful tips that will keep away their winter blues//. ......Jane Kinyon, a clinical professor in the School of Nursing, reports that it is very common to suffer from mild irritation and depression during the winter. His is mainly attributed to low sunlight and freezing temperatures. B...

Old flu drugs not effective against seasonal influenza

Researcher Tom Jefferson and colleagues from Cochrane Collaboration (International private organization which reports review from compiling data from various clinical trials) reviewed data from over 50 clinical trials involving influenza symptoms and treatment. // ..The researchers found that the old drugs which were used against influenza were not found to be effective now, some drugs like ama...

FDA approves CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR for seasonal allergic rhinitis

Food and Drug Association as approved the drug CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR for use in treating symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis. // CLARINEX-D 12 HOUR is a drug containing a combination of desloratadine 2.5 mg and pseudoephedrine sulfate, USP 120 mg. FDA has approved the drug for use in persons above 12 years of age. The drug has been found effective in curing persons with nasal and non-nasal sym...

Shot Supply: Reduced Dosage of Seasonal flu Vaccine, Works!

A single dose of the seasonal flu vaccine, can offer protection to five people, according to the latest buzz from researchers. Though, this is no solace towards arming oneself against the avian invasion.// ....The researchers conducted a study, where injections, one-fifth of the normal dose, were given under the skin instead of the muscle. This helped in expanding the supply of the vaccine, a boo...

Immune System Gets Boosted By Seasonal Allergies

Researchers have found that immune system gets boosted in people who are prone to seasonal allergies and it also helps to reduce the risk of brain cancer. // .."It appears that allergies and asthma rev up the immune system," said Michael Scheurer, the study's lead author. "They seem to produce enough inflammation in the brain to keep immune system cells active and working to prevent cancer from...

Expect Aching Muscles And Joints This Sports Season

Marcus Roux, M.D., orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, says that sports injuries will be a normal occurrence as the soccer// and baseball season is all set to kick off. Parents will now be stocking up on ice packs, heating pads and muscle creams so as to make sure that their little champions are in as little discomfort as possible. ..“Now days kids ar...

Door-to-door Visits to Check Water-borne and Seasonal Diseases in Rajasthan

Nearly 360 mobile teams have been pressed into service in Rajasthan to make door-to-door visits to check the outbreak of water-borne and other seasonal diseases following incessant rains in the state.// ...."There was always a possibility of the outbreak of water-borne and other viral diseases because of the presence of moisture in the atmosphere after the floods. So, we have now decided to go al...

India sounds bird flu alert as migration season begins

India Wednesday sounded a bird flu alert in all states as the season of migratory birds begins with the onset of winter.// ...."We have given clear instruction to all our states to be on vigil. The alert will be in place till February next year," said Upma Chawdhry, joint secretary, department of animal husbandry. ...."The three states - Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh - where the disea...

Season for Ladder Accidents!!

According to a study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the number of injury cases due to ladder accidents //in London is more than double than that of Toronto's and is only slightly lower than that of northern Ontario. ..The study, released yesterday, reveals the seriousness of the issue with the data showing 8,366 Ontarians visiting hospital emergency departments after la...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

Making merry is often synonymous with overindulging – whether from holiday feasts or rich desserts or alcoholic beverages – ringing in the holiday season as “heartburn// season.” ....Heartburn – generally caused by naturally occurring acids splashing back up from the stomach – is often marked by a characteristic burning sensation that sufferers describe as rolling up into their chest. Fatty food...

Bird Flu Danger Renewed With The Onset Of Migration Season

With the onset of migration season this winter, officials fear that there may be an increase in cases of avian flu virus H5N1 in Egypt and in other parts of the world. // ..Egyptian Health Ministry has urged on taking the necessary precautions well in advance on account of this new surge. The strain of bird flu virus might be even more deadly among fowl and humans in Egypt, where human death toll...

AAD Warns Against Indoor Tanning for the Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, many people are worried about looking their best for upcoming events and warm-weather getaways. Unfortunately, for many people, looking tan is an// important part of that. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy), 69 percent of male and 61 percent of female respondents said people look better with a tan, and 60 percent of men and 5...

Mental Health Expert Offers Tips for a Happier Holiday Season

With holiday celebrations to attend and family gatherings to prepare for, the winter season can be busy and joyful. But for many//, heightened expectations and the stresses of holiday events can increase anxiety and cause depression. ....“While depression is one of the most common illnesses for adults, seasonal blues can be experienced by many who aren’t ‘clinically depressed’ or otherwise diagno...

Echinacea: Cold-Season Cure or Risk?

When sneezing and a prickly throat signal an oncoming cold, many people reach for what they believe will be a safe preventative – a tea or capsule containing //echinacea. In the first study to examine the effects of a botanical supplement on bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, research at the University of Arkansas suggests people may be risking some unwelcome side effects with this common he...

Sex Ends as Seasons Shift and Kisspeptin Levels Plummet

A hormone implicated in the onset of human puberty also appears to control reproductive activity in seasonally breeding rodents, report Indiana University Bloomington and// University of California at Berkeley scientists in the issue of Endocrinology. The paper is now accessible online via the journal's rapid electronic publication service. ....The researchers present evidence that kisspeptin, a...

Stomach – Most Affected During Festive Seaso

Enquiries on ailments related to stomach like diarrhoea, food poisoning and indigestion formed the majority of help-calls made to NHS Direct this festive season. NHS Direct is// a telephone and internet health counsel service and can be contacted on 0845 46 47. ....Stomach ache, tooth ache and coughs lead the nation's medical complaints calls received during the festive period. ....NHS Direct g...

Hay Fever Season may Begin Earlier, Warns Experts

Gather your hankies and boxes of tissues, warn experts. Hay fever is expected earlier than usual. ..Milder winters and an earlier spring may give allergy sufferers more to sneeze at, //as allergens such as the pollen of alder and hazel have already been observed in the air. Experts made this observation from The National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit at the University of Worcester. ..An...

Study Reviews Seasonal Affective Disorder

A University of Rochester research review emphasizes that SAD is actually a subtype of major depression // and should be treated as such. Their review article appeared in the American Academy of Family Physicians. ....Lead author Stephen Lurie, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, also noted that SAD is sometimes missed in the typ...

China Gearing Up for Bird Flu Season

Higher temperatures than normal mean migrant birds will be outstaying their welcome in north and central China//. ..The country’s vice agriculture minister Yin Chengjie has called for tougher measures on bird flu prevention, especially in the wake of the new lunar year. .. In addition, bird flu is predominant during this season. .. Yin affirmed that China would reinforce measures such as bo...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

With the monsoons making a grand entry into Kerala, tourist resorts and ayurvedic spas are all ready with rejuvenating health packages. The rainy season, experts say, is the best time for Ayurvedic treatment. ......Although Ayurveda evolved centuries ago in India, it has only in recent years that it has become a huge selling point for Kerala's tourism industry, especially in the months June-Aug...

Health Authorities Fear West Nile Season Again in US

Health authorities in the US are worried about yet another bout of West Nile, a potentially fatal, mosquito-spread infection. ...Rudy Bueno, the Chief of Mosquito Control of the Harris county has said that the situation may worsen if people don't follow the precautionary measures. There is still a large percentage of people in Houston who have not yet been affected by this disease. Not using r...
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