Here’s what the colour of your vaginal discharge could mean

HomeLifestyleHealthHere's what the colour of your vaginal discharge could mean Dr Nitika Kohli said that "the colour of the discharge can still be a tip-off that something isn’t quite right down there" It is advised to immediately consult a doctor if your vaginal discharge has an unusual smell or appearance (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)The fluid that comes out from one’s vagina, vaginal fluid, is completely natural and, in fact, is known to keep the organ clean and infection-free. “Discharge helps your vaginal tissues stay healthy, provides lubrication, and keeps your vagina clean,” added Ayurvedic expert Dr Nitika Kohli. You have exhausted...

Preventing obesity starts in the grocery aisle with food packaging

In 2018, Statistics Canada reported that nearly one in three Canadians were obese. Similar figures have been reported in Australia, but more concerning is the US, where over forty percent of the population is obese. ​​Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Obesity is not the only diet-related illness to be concerned about — diabetes is just as prevalent. When it comes to such diseases, diet and physical activity help reduce the chance of being diagnosed. In fact, when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, diet and physical activity can prevent 50 per cent of...

Study finds that healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk

Share on PinterestEven people with a high genetic risk for stroke may be able to offset it by adopting a healthy lifestyle, a new study says, Image credit: Specker/Vedfelt/Getty Images.Researchers investigated how cardiovascular health interacts with a high genetic risk for stroke.They found that optimal cardiovascular health reduces the lifetime risk of stroke among those with a high genetic risk. Basic lifestyle interventions, such as following a healthy diet, exercising, and not smoking cigarettes, partially offset this risk.Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide and a major cause of disability and dementia. In the United States, adults aged...

‘fertility Problems Linked To Lifestyle, Late Planning’ | Noida News

NOIDA: A study by doctors at a private fertility clinic has found that half of the women who came to its centres for treatment (56%) either had blockage in the fallopian tube or complications due to advanced maternal age. The findings of the study were shared by Nova on Monday, which was World IVF Day. Nova has seven centres across Delhi-NCR. The study was based on a database of over 10,000 patients, who have visited the clinic in the past seven years. Dr Sonia Malik, programme director, Nova Southend Fertility and IVF, said, “Besides tubal factors, we observed that polycystic...

Traveller mum busts myths on community’s lifestyle | UK | News

Amy Gentle has spoken about the Traveller lifestyle (Image: Amy Gentle)Amy Gentle says some of the most common misconceptions the 46-year-old spots online are to do with housing, tax, crime and litter. Amy originates from Berkshire, but frequently travels throughout Derbyshire on her way to visit her husband's family in Leeds, reports Derbyshire Live.The mum-of-five started by saying that English Travellers are known as Romani's, while Irish Travellers are called Pavees.The group originated from India, but have been in the UK for around 500 years.The term "Gypsy", Amy believes, comes from the historic links to the Egyptians.Here are several other facts...

5 Lifestyle Factors Linked to Dementia

According to recent research, lifestyle factors including diet, exercise, and sleep can be crucial in lowering the risk of dementia.A new study finds that inequality-related dementia risk is correlated with diet and other modifiable lifestyle factorsNew research indicates that lifestyle aspects like diet, exercise, and sleep have a significant role in lowering the chance of developing dementia, even as the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia continue to climb in the United States. According to researchers, two recent studies provide unique insights into the elements that can contribute to dementia’s disproportionate impact among non-White and low-income U.S....

A healthy lifestyle can offset a high genetic risk for stroke — ScienceDaily

People who are genetically at higher risk for stroke can lower that risk by as much as 43% by adopting a healthy cardiovascular lifestyle, according to new research led by UTHealth Houston, which was published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study included 11,568 adults from ages 45 to 64 who were stroke-free at baseline and followed for a median of 28 years. The levels of cardiovascular health were based on the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 recommendations, which include stopping smoking, eating better, getting activity, losing weight, managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and reducing...

Healthy lifestyle for bipolar disorder: Your FAQs

Bipolar disorder causes severe mood shifts, with a person typically experiencing episodes of both depression and mania. Although it can be challenging to live with this mental health condition, certain lifestyle adjustments may help a person feel more in control.The early diagnosis of bipolar disorder can help a person live a more fulfilling life, as they can start treatment sooner. The medical community divides bipolar disorder into three main categories, with a fourth for unspecified diagnoses. The categories are:Bipolar I disorder: This involves shifts from manic episodes that last a few days to depression that can last for a few...

Meditation and lifestyle retreat for young adults

Image: WCCMUnified Consciousness: One Mind One Heart is the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) theme for 2022. This retreat (online and in-person: 27 July - 03 August 2022) will bring younger people together from around the world to reflect on the meaning of the oneness for themselves and for the planet. It will help us to emerge from the isolation and fear of Covid into a new engagement with reality and potential.The experience of unity among the participants enjoying their diversity will be an important part of the week's experience. Just as peace needs to be found within us...

Parent education key to COVID vaccine uptake among youngest kids, says expert

Just thinking about her two-year-old getting her first COVID-19 shot is enough to make Katie Gibbs tear up with relief.More than a year and a half since Canada started doling out COVID-19 jabs, the mother of two in Ottawa says her family still avoids socializing indoors out of concern for its youngest, unimmunized member.Gibbs is among the many parents who enthusiastically welcomed Thursday’s federal approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for kids under five.“We’re really just looking forward to having that peace of mind of knowing that she has some protection,” Gibbs said by phone Wednesday. “The protection that everybody else...