It is well documented that changes in lifestyle, coupled with junk food consumption and sedentary habits, have contributed to diabetes becoming an increasingly common issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that over 422 million people are living with diabetes and more than 15 lakh of them pass away from its long-term effects. In order to reduce the likelihood of developing this condition, it is crucial to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Surprisingly, children are also affected by diabetes in many instances.

A new study suggests coffee might prevent Type 2 diabetes in pregnant women, which is often termed gestational diabetes.

According to a study by the National University of Singapore, “Habitual coffee consumption and subsequent risk of type 2 diabetes in individuals with a history of gestational diabetes – a prospective study.”

Researchers at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS Medicine), under the direction of Professor Zhang, director of the Global Centre for Asian Women’s Health (GloW), and another professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, conducted the research.

The study included 4,500 white females with a history of gestational diabetes dating back over 25 years. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as GloW’s team of experts monitored the women.

The research revealed that drinking caffeinated coffee instead of sugary drinks decreased the risk of diabetes by 17% when compared to consuming coffee with added sweetness. Professor Zhang declared that having two to five cups of unsweetened coffee could be an effective way to prevent gestational diabetes. Ultimately, he concluded that this could be part of a healthy lifestyle for a certain group of people.

It is crucial to have a positive mindset in life. If you remain stuck in the shackles of worry, anxiety, and negativity, it will hamper your personal and professional life. Maintaining a pragmatic outlook on life and positive affirmations will enable you to overcome obstacles quite easily. According to research, however, excessive positive thinking can be harmful to your health. This too-positive attitude is called toxic positivity by researchers.

“Toxic positivity” is the belief that people should put a positive spin on all experiences, regardless of their emotional pain or hardships, according to clinical psychologist Holly Schiff. Those things are problematic because they silence negative emotions, invalidate grief and loss, and make people feel pressured to be happy even if they are struggling.

Toxic positivity: what are the signs?

All the signs of toxic positivity include phrases like “just stay positive”, “look on the bright side”, and “everything happens for a reason”. It is important to detect such habits before they take a toll on your mental health. Though these remarks are often made with the best of intentions or because the speaker is unfamiliar with empathy, they are often made with the best of intentions.

The best part of winter is our closet, of course. Cardigans, coats, and cable knits are all MVPs (most valuable players) in everyone’s closets. However, Katrina Kaif seems obsessed with knitwear. Once associated with just being our grandma’s leisure activity, knitted sweaters have become the coolest and chicest option on the fashion bandwagon. You can style these perfect cosy pieces with ease. Just take a look at Katrina Kaif’s winter wardrobe if you aren’t convinced.

The off-white sweater came with red and yellow floral designs. Katrina Kaif would never get rid of florals even in peak winter. She added denim jeans to her look. What an eye-catching outfit. The button-down details, drop shoulders, and v-neckline only accentuated the style of the winter wear. Katrina always wears a simple and minimal makeup look off screen, just how we like it.

In recent years, heart attacks have been the topic of numerous discussions. In the past, it was thought that older people were more susceptible to heart attacks. However, recent statistics show that people as young as 25 are having them as well. In recent years, a number of renowned celebrities have also died from heart attacks.

Although an unhealthy lifestyle can be attributed to most heart attacks or coronary heart disease, a recent study has found that a gene plays an important role in coronary heart disease and heart attacks. In the future, scientists can engineer drugs to suppress this gene or to deactivate its effect after the discovery of a gene that is believed to cause heart attacks.

A team of researchers from the Cardiac Research Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York published the study in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine.

According to lead researcher Professor Jason Kovacik, there have been three remarkable developments in the control of cardiac disease. For instance, it has been discovered that a specific gene is responsible for heart disease. Moreover, researchers have identified the region of the body which this gene affects. This could be in the cardiac arteries or even in the liver, increasing cholesterol levels.

Are you looking to diminish your abdominal fat? If so, this article is for you. Reducing belly fat has become a chief physical fitness aspiration of late. People are doing specific exercises and working out in order to get rid of their midsection fat. Maybe someone close to you has proposed going to the gym as a way to lose weight, but combining healthy eating with fat-burning exercises, regular sleep and managed stress levels are the most successful methods for losing those added pounds. As per the National Library Of Medicine, several readily obtainable natural ingredients have been advantageous for burning body fat.

Capsicum consumption has been linked to a reduction in stored fat in the body. Capsicum can be used in a variety of food and vegetable recipes to burn fat.

The ginger root

Ginger consumption has been linked to increased fat metabolism in the body, which may contribute to the reduction of abdominal fat.

Ginger also reduces fat storage in the body, which results in a reduction in body weight.

Is a relationship important to you? Can you stay in it even if it’s harming you? Relationships can be categorised as Healthy or Toxic.

You may feel drained and unhappy after spending time with your partner, which can indicate that something needs to change. The easiest way to avoid toxic relationships is to avoid them altogether.

This year, you can make a better choice by following these tips.

If your core values and goals are not in sync, it leads to dysfunction, chaos, and the most unhealthy relationships in your life. Beware of wasting your emotional energy.

When you notice red flags in your relationship, don’t ignore them. Red flags can come in many shapes and sizes. They don’t always have to be your partner cheating on you. They can be hurting you verbally or demeaning you, for example.

Setting personal boundaries is crucial. When we stick to a set of non-negotiables, we maintain some personal power. We are reminded of our own worth and our partner of the boundaries we aren’t willing to cross. Don’t compromise on your boundaries when sifting through potential dating partners. In the long run, you’ll save yourself a lot of heartache by refusing to settle.

Misunderstanding in a relationship leaves you feeling lonely. Dating someone who constantly critiques or puts you down is unhealthy. Your partner should motivate you to achieve your goals.

You don’t have to rush into relationships or detach yourself after a bad experience. Give it time. It will all work out in the end.

Bali, the Indonesian island, is ready to provide its visitors with an unforgettable experience. It boasts immense natural beauty and numerous sightseeing destinations that cater to all kinds of holiday seekers. Be it volcanic peaks or undiscovered caves, Bali has something for everybody! If you’re looking for a great getaway without breaking the bank, this Southeast Asian paradise could just be the ideal option. Here are 5 places that will make you add Bali to your bucket list:

One of the best places to watch sunsets in Bali is Kuta Beach. Located on the western side of Bali, the stunning sunsets can be enjoyed before indulging in the vibrant nightlife. Make sure to surf the waves of the picturesque location if you are more adventurous.

“Quiet quitting” is a phrase coined by TikTok user Zaid Khan about a behavior that occurs at work. Quiet quitting is defined simply as keeping one’s activity within the boundaries of one’s job description without participating in hustling. Setting limits and avoiding unreasonable demands that go beyond your pay can help you achieve a work-life balance. Isn’t that a productive workplace culture? Of course.

For the longest time, the phrase was only used to describe workplace culture, but now that we think about it, it might apply to all aspects of our lives, including our favourite – skincare. Now, the beauty world has succumbed to the less is more trend. This is great news for minimalists.

In the past, the skincare industry taught us that using more skincare was better. Although skincare is important, using too many products at once can be detrimental rather than beneficial. Because of this, it is a no-brainer to quit skincare quietly. Read on to learn more about silent quitting and its proper place in the skincare industry.

China has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it holds some prestigious positions such as being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations. As well as being one of the world’s nuclear powers, China also has some dark secrets buried beneath all its splendor.

And no, we are not talking about conspiracy theories behind the origin of the coronavirus. These are statistical open fathomable secrets which can be easily validated with some internet research. We are listing down some of them for you to know our neighbour better.

China may be a fast-growing economy, but the poverty and hunger in the rural parts of this country is often swept under the table. According to the World Bank report, 100 million Chinese people are living a destitute life and their income is less than Rs.82/day.

China is known for its strict penal law, but when it comes to capital punishment, ruthless executions by shooting and lethal injection are permissible. Apart from this, 4 times more death sentences are handed out in China than the rest of the world.

An MLA from Kerala’s Chengannur constituency, Saji Cherian, who resigned as a minister in July over alleged remarks insulting the Constitution, will be re-inducted on January 4 in Thiruvananthapuram during a swearing-in ceremony.

The Thiruvalla judicial first-class magistrate court ordered a case against Cherian under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults To National Honour (Amendment) Act in July 2022. The opposition protested and demanded Cherian’s resignation.

Cherian was then minister of culture, fisheries, and youth.

VD Satheesan, the opposition leader, said the Congress would boycott the swearing-in ceremony as a protest, and the chief minister should clarify the circumstances surrounding Cherian’s reinstatement.