Delays in NHS mental health treatment ‘ruining lives’

People with mental health problems are waiting so long for NHS care they are ending up jobless, divorced or in financial distress because of the delay, according to a report. A Royal College of Psychiatrists survey of the experience of 500 diagnosed mental health patients found that some had waited up to 13 years to get the treatment they needed. “It is a scandal that patients are waiting so long for treatment”, said Prof Wendy Burn, the college’s president. “The failure to give people with mental illnesses the prompt help they need…

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Gut health diet, 5 best foods to increase good bacteria in the gut

Your gut health is extremely important as the bacteria in the gut helps digest and absorb food. And it also impacts your weight loss plans. While some foods are good for gut and boost the good bacteria, certain food items like pizzas and burgers can harm the gut balance and cause discomfort. Here are 5 foods that you need to eat for good gut health: * Yoghurt:  Dairy products like yoghurt, probiotics and yakult boost your gut and promote the growth of healthy lacto bacillus bacteria. Other fermented foods like kefir and kombucha are also recommended. * Banana:  Bananas are…

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Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Boys from a private high school. Australia is among the highest contributors to education spending in the world, at about 6% of gross domestic product. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher than in any other advanced economy and has increased significantly over the last decade, a new report reveals. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released on Tuesday night its annual education at a glance report, a major compendium of statistics measuring the state of education across the world. The…

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Fact Check: Foods Rich In Carbs Can Be Healthy Too, Here’s A List

If you think that eating foods rich in carbohydrates will make you gain weight, then you must think again. Many people now a days believe that eating carb-rich foods makes you put on kilos. For years, ‘carbohydrates’  have been unfairly blamed for all that excessive weight gain amongst young and old. The truth is that eating carbs is not bad at all; in fact they facilitate weight loss and may help you manage many lifestyle diseases. Surprised? Don’t  be, simply put, carbs act as a fuel for our body and…

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Apple Dominated Global Smartwatch Market in Q2 2018: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Apple continued to dominate smartwatch market with a 41 percent share Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 percent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday. US-based wearables major Fitbit grabbed the second spot with 21 percent market share while Fossil was at the third spot with four percent share in the second quarter of…

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Don’t throw away the baasi roti! It can cure diabetes and help in weight loss

1. Health benefits of stale roti Eating stale food is usually considered harmful for health. Stale food kept for more than 15 hours can cause various health problems like acidity, food poisoning, gas and an upset stomach. It is safe to consume leftover roti within 12-15 hours. Daily consumption of stale bread in cold milk helps in treating various health problems like acidity, gas, blood pressure and diabetes. According to celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani “Chapati has a low glycemic index. It is rich in vitamin B, iron, calcium, magnesium and…

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8 best foods to eat in the morning to increase your metabolism

1. Ways to boost your metabolism! A healthy breakfast is one that contains nutritious foods that provide energy, keep you full for longer, promote satiety and prevent overeating. Breakfast foods like eggs, oatmeal, banana, berries and cottage cheese are perfect metabolism boosters because they are loaded with complex carbohydrates, fiber, or protein. Here is the list of breakfast foods to raise metabolism: 2. Greek yogurt Greek yogurt contains plenty of protein that helps in boosting metabolism naturally. It is also rich in calcium and contains probiotics that help support a…

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84% protein deficiency in Indian vegetarian diets, says Diabetic Association

1. Protein and its benefits Protein, also mentioned as the building block of human body is an inevitable part of growth, development, and repair. And vegetarian food, as a rich source of protein, has been recently questioned by the Indian Diabetic Association. The panel of IDA has claimed that vegetarian diets in India are 84 percent protein deficient and the reason behind the loophole is the lack of awareness among the public. 2. The study findings In a report, IDA has cited a study conducted by IMRB that says, 93…

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11 dishes that you never knew can also be made in a slow cooker

1. The taste of slow cooking While slow cooking is avoided because of the lengthy time duration involved, there are professionals who recommend this cooking method over others for all good reasons. Chef Kunal Arolkar who runs a bakery shop says, “Slow cooking not only enriches the taste of the dish but also adds on to the colour because of the mild flame.” There are many conventional dishes that if cooked in a slow method can actually taste divine. Here’s a list of 11 dishes that are totally worth a…

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10 reasons why spring onions should be included in all your recipes

1. Health benefits of spring onions! Spring onions are commonly known as scallion or green onion. They are loaded with essential nutrients like Vitamins A, C, B2 or thymine, copper, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. They provide a unique taste and flavour to the dishes they are added in. Spring onions are an essential part of Chinese cooking and they come in various colours like white, red and yellow. The best part about this vegetable is that it is low in calories and can be cooked or eaten raw. Here is…

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