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Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during an operation instead of an anaesthetic

A child thrills to a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. A pensioner watches the rock band Queen play Bohemian Rhapsody in front of him. But all the time, they are actually on a surgeon’s table. They are wearing virtual-reality headsets that effectively distract them from surgery — using a technology that may soon mean …

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Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

Obesity is a growing concern globally, with India joining the dubious ranks of countries witnessing alarming rates of obesity in its population. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and …

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Variety, technology and demographics influence health trends

The grocery fresh perimeter is so diverse, there are many lenses for studying the evolution of health and wellness over the decades. Take fresh produce. For decades, producing departments focused on a basic range of items, said Brian Numainville, principal in Lake Success, NY-based Retail Feedback Group. Then things like organics started to gain in …

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TikTok rife with confusing, incorrect diet information

found that a lot of TikToks tagged #mediterraneandiet featured food choices that had little, if anything, to do with a diet that prizes researchers and vegetables, olive oil, whole grains and beans, alongside low to moderate amounts of fish, chicken and dairy . File Photo by Alex Plavevski/EPA-EFE A new study warns that the social …

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Ask the Doctors: Eating healthy fats has many benefits | Health

Dear Doctors: Whenever I hear about how we’re supposed to eat better and improve our diet, there’s always something about “healthy fats.” But no one ever explains what that means. What are these healthy fats that we’re supposed to be eating, and what makes them so great? Dear Reader: It’s true that in discussions about …

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Grocery shopping? How to buy healthy and save money at the same time

DETROIT – At Prince Valley Market on Michigan Avenue in Detroit, the shelves are fully stocked and the options are plentiful. Customers say they’re paying close attention to how much things cost everywhere. “Prices are real high,” said Dora Hopkins of Southfield. Hopkins makes it a priority to buy healthy foods but is careful to …

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What Is a Healthy Diet? Diets, Meal Plans and Recipes

When it comes to choosing a healthy diet, there are an array of characteristics you should look for, says Amy Kimberlain, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator based in Miami who’s also a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. (Getty Images) There’s no single factor that determines if a diet is healthy, …

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