Health Mauritius

New health track at Goodlands : Health minister raises alarm over physical inactivity

A brand new health track was inaugurated on Saturday 26 October, at Domaine du Moulin, St Antoine, Goodlands. The Minister of Health and Quality of Life proceeded to the opening ceremony together with the Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, the Minister of Arts and Culture and the Chairman of Rivière du Rempart…

01 Nov 2013, Le Defi News on Sunday

Thirty retinal operations in four days by Professor Tabatabay

Professor Tabatabay, President of Teaching Eye Surgery and Ophthalmologist in Chief was present in Mauritius from the 19 to 26 October and performed thirty retinal operations for severe diabetic retinopathies and conducted surgical teaching sessions at the S. Bharati Hospital, Moka.

01 Nov 2013, Le Defi News on Sunday

Why Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine To Your Brain

A small new study suggests the brain responds to Oreo cookies quite like it responds to actual drugs – at least if you’re a rat.

24 Oct 2013,

Heart diseases on the rise

The World Heart Day was celebrated on 29 September in Mauritius and countries around the globe. World Heart Day was founded to inform people that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.

04 Oct 2013, Le Defi News on Sunday

Health – HIV/AIDS : Preventive measures bear fruits

In Mauritius, the first case of AIDS was identified in October 1987. As at end of August 2013, a total of 5,682 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected, of which 1,203 were females.

04 Oct 2013, Le Defi News on Sunday

4 Healthy Alternatives to Energy Drinks

If reaching for an energy drink to get over the mid-afternoon slump is part of your daily routine, consider this: a 16 oz. can of Red Bull contains 52 grams of sugar, about the same amount as 11 Oreo cookies.

19 Sep 2013,

Could A Daily Dose Of Red Wine Reduce One's Risk Of Depression?

An enticing new study from BMC Medicine reports that people over 55 who drink a little alcohol, averaging about a glass – generally of wine – per day, are less likely to be clinically depressed than those who drink more and those who don’t drink at all.

04 Sep 2013,

Prof Don Nutbeam delivers Talk on Health Literacy

Professor Don Nutbeam, Vice Chancellor of University of Southampton, UK made a presentation on Health Literacy at the Burrenchobay Lecture Theatre of the University of Mauritius in Réduit last week.

30 Aug 2013, Le Defi News on Sunday

5 Tips to Get a Productive Night's Sleep

A good night's sleep should make you more productive. Here are a few tips to getting not just more sleep, but the right kind of sleep.

03 Aug 2013,

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn't stick with it? If you're like millions of other people, you've set out with the best intentions but failed to keep the momentum going. Here's why relying on motivation and willpower doesn't work (and what works instead).

29 Jul 2013,

Skipping Breakfast Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack

Yet another reason to eat breakfast in the morning–doing so may prevent you from having a heart attack.

25 Jul 2013,

Do One Uncomfortable Thing Every Day

We spend a lot of time trying to avoid discomfort. We'll never succeed, though. Preparing for discomfort by getting used to it only makes sense.

20 Jul 2013,

Novelty and the Brain: Why New Things Make Us Feel So Good

We all like shiny new things, whether it's a new gadget, new city, or new job. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty—and it turns out that it could actually improve our memory and learning capacity. The team at social sharing app Buffer explains how.

14 Jul 2013,

3 Metrics You Aren't Tracking--But Should

If your people are your most important asset, why aren't you spending more time optimizing their talent? Here's how to do it.

15 Jun 2013,

3 Ways to Start Every Day Better

Great athletes put the odds in their favor by having a routine that helps them start each day right. Why don't you? Here are three tips to do just that.

03 Jun 2013,

7 Foods That Boost Your Brainpower

Making big decisions for your company? Add these foods to your regular diet to keep your mind sharp.

21 May 2013,

Bad Day? 8 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

If trying to think yourself into a better mood fails, try doing something instead. Here are eight ideas.

09 May 2013,

Don't Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You

Chronic multitasking could be making you less productive. Why? Because your brain is on overload.

10 Apr 2013,

Sharpen Your Memory with Brain-Healthy Foods

If notes crowd your desk and your phone is overloaded with reminders, you may want to consider making some dietary changes. While we often blame memory lapses on aging, poor memory can be improved by nutrition.

27 Mar 2013,

The Best Remedies for Common Headaches

Whether it's that pulsating pain of a migraine, or the vice-like grip of sinus congestion, nobody likes a headache. Headaches (and their causes) are all different. With that in mind, here are the causes and treatments for the most common headaches.

07 Feb 2013,