Even Your Wi-Fi can cause Cancer

10-12-2015   |   589 View(s)

NEW DELHI: More than 200 scientists from across the world, including professors from JNU, IIT, AIIMS and University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), DU, have urged the UN body to issue necessary guidelines to restrict the use of radiation emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smart meters among others and issuance of guidelines to limit use of radiation emitting devices, such as cellul. Read more...

The Mania To Over-Medicate

07-12-2015   |   651 View(s)

Antibiotics have transformed the course of modern medicine. Owing to indiscriminate use, they may no longer be as effective, warn experts There has been a six-fold increase in the consumption of antibiotics in India in the last five years which is very Dangerous. It’s a problem that affects most of us, regardless of where we live, our age and state of health. At the first hint of illness, it isn’t unusual to reach out f. Read more...

High intensity workout better for Teens

07-12-2015   |   610 View(s)

High-intensity exercise, even for two minutes four times a day improves health outcomes in adolescents, says a study.The high-intensity exercise is effective in improving blood sugar levels, fat metabolism and blood pressure in adolescents.While moderate-intensity exercise at the same time does not yield same benefits, the study said. "Children and adolescents tend to perform brief bouts of exercise. This study shows that the intensity of this. Read more...

Understanding the Thyroid Gland

05-12-2015   |   667 View(s)

Know the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism and why medication is not enough to help shed weight Indian Journal Of Endocrinology And Metabolism, put the prevalence of hypothyroidism at 10.95%, of which 3.47% had not even been detected before. This means almost one-third were unaware of the fact that they were suffering from hypothyroidism until tested. In women, hypothyroidism was three times more common tha. Read more...

India’s diabetes rate up 123% since 1990

04-12-2015   |   601 View(s)

NEW DELHI: Diabetes has emerged as a major disease burden for India over the past two decades. While diabetes rate has increased by around 45% globally, it has jumped 123% in India between 1990 and 2013; the latest study has shown. Data shows diabetes is now among the top ten reasons for various other disorders among both men and women as it breeds obesity, obstructive sleep apnoea, severe kidney and lower urinary tract infection, stroke and m. Read more...

Are You Tired and Don’t Know Why?

29-11-2015   |   772 View(s)

Too exhausted to get out of bed to face the day? Most people blame it on insomnia and disrupted sleep, which may well be the case, but sleeplessness is just one of the many factors that turn you into a grumpy gnome at the thought of getting started each day. Sleeplessness could be a sign of stress, sleep apnea and depression, and persistent, relapsing fatigue after six to eight hours of sleep could indicate an undiagnosed disease such as diab. Read more...

I in 4 Indian Diabetics not obese

29-11-2015   |   610 View(s)

New Delhi: It is not just the obese who develop diabetes. New research suggests that some Indian patients suffering from the disease are non-obese, having a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2. They have high fat in the abdominal region, also referred to as central obesity besides fat in the liver and pancreas. According to Dr Anoop Misra, chairman of Fortis C-Doc, nearly one out of every four diabetics in India is non-obese."Higher wa. Read more...

Lifestyle changes, stress make teenagers prone to hypertension

27-11-2015   |   647 View(s)

Kaushik, 14, had trouble sleeping and within a few days, he also developed palpitations. When he began to feel tired very often, his parents realised it was time for a check-up. While his parents assumed he would be anaemic, they were not prepared for what a simple test diagnosed: Kaushik had hypertension. Rapid lifestyle changes and high-stress levels are making adolescents in the city highly prone to hypertension, say medical experts. Studies . Read more...