One-Third Young Indians Suffer From Lifestyle Diseases: Report

Representative Image One in three or 33 per cent of Indians over 30 years of age are suffering from one or more lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, thyroid and cancer, a report has revealed. GOQii — a California-based virtual fitness coaching platform — in its ‘GOQii India Fit’ 2017 report showed that nearly 9.4 per cent people are suffering from high cholesterol followed by 7.7 per cent suffering from diabetes and 6.76 per cent suffering from thyroid. “Over the years, there has been an increase in…

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Five ways Britain wrecks young people’s mental health – and how to stop it

Astudy from the Varkey Foundation has revealed that young people in the UK suffer from some of the “lowest levels of mental wellbeing in the world” – second only to Japan. This won’t be a shock to anyone familiar with statistics on child and adolescent mental health in Britain. Some 75% of mental illnesses begin before the age of 18, and the charity MQ estimates that on average, there are three children in every classroom with a diagnosable mental illness. This, combined with a continuing crisis in mental healthcare in…

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‘Porno style’: the new fashion look luring young girls

Girls as young as nine are aspiring to appear like Kim Kardashian, according to a leading fashion academic, who defines the emergence of a new celebrity fashion look as “trashy glamour” and “porno style”. In Wellington this week for an international fashion conference hosted by Massey University, Pamela Church Gibson, of the London College of Fashion, is “deeply disturbed” at what she sees as a growing fashion trend. Church Gibson says the celebrity image is becoming the new beauty ideal. Dimitrios Kambouris Models walk the runway during the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on November 30,…

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Women and Young Adults at High Risk of Anxiety: Study

            We may live in the new age world, but it is not all that pretty a picture to paint. While communications and other facilities maybe better than what our ancestors had access to, in terms of health, we seeming to be heading for the worst. Health experts have said it time and again, and the fact still remains, that our unhealthy lifestyle habits, which we hardly retrospect, are leading to various ailments in the past years, including mental illness. A new study done by…

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