Protect your spine

05-04-2016   |   400 View(s)

The spine is an anatomical design marvel. It is a string of 33 vertebrae, or bony blocks held together by ligaments and tendons and supported by large muscles. The spine encases and protects the spinal cord and the nerve roots to safely relay messages to and from the brain to various parts of the body. The spine’s design allows for flexibility, strength and mobility across planes, and lets us go through our everyday lives without giving much th. Read more...

Yoga for bone health

05-04-2016   |   411 View(s)

Unlike other forms of exercise, this discipline helps with greater flexibility without damaging cartilage or stressing joints Bone disorders are growing, and are beginning to strike younger people. The likely cause: stressed, skewed lifestyles. We reach our maximum bone mass at around age 30. After that, it’s a matter of maintaining what we have. Today, however, bones are losing mass at a much faster rate than earlier. “Almost 75% of pati. Read more...

India among top 5 in obesity

02-04-2016   |   397 View(s)

While India and China continue to have the largest number of underweight people in the world, both the countries have also broken into the top five regarding obesity, a new study published in The Lancet journal has found. With 102 million men and 101 million women underweight, India leads the world in being home to over 40% of the global underweight population. China is a distant second with about 8% of underweight men and over 12% of underweigh. Read more...

Yearly spend on diabetes is Rs 1.5 lakh crore, rising by 30% per annum

01-04-2016   |   423 View(s)

India spends Rs 1.5Lakh crore per year on treating diabetes People with diabetes in India doubled from 32 million in 2000 to 63 million in 2013, and the number is projected to rise to 101.2 million in 15 years, says the latest assessment by WHO, raising the alarm over the need to treat and contain the condition.Public health agencies wor. Read more...

How to take care of your hair and skin after Holi

25-03-2016   |   407 View(s)

Holi colours contain harmful chemicals, mica, glass particles and acids, which irritate the skin and scalp and can also harm them.They also affect texture and make the skin and hair dry and rough. The skin and scalp absorb harmful substances, which can even lead to toxic accumulation in the body. To remove colours, rinse your face with a lot of plain water. Apply a cleansing cream or cleansing milk on your face and massage it. Wipe it off with mo. Read more...

Kidney Disease in India

10-03-2016   |   694 View(s)

NEW DELHI: In the year 1989, AIIMS set up its first dialysis unit with 13 machines. While the number of cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has consistently grown since then, the number of dialysis machines at the premier medical institute remains the same. Transplant, a definitive treatment for kidney failure, has picked up but the lack of donors has come in the way of meeting the demand. [google_add] The situation in other government. Read more...

A KNEE-T JOB

07-03-2016   |   567 View(s)

As upgrades improve their efficacy, computer-assisted knee surgeries are helping those with arthritic or damaged joints get back on their feet, often on the same day as the procedure Albert Colaco, 84, says being able to stand, walk, sleep and cycle again is nothing less than a miracle. Diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees, he could barely walk 50 metres at a stretch until eight months ago, when he underwent computer-assisted tot. Read more...

DECODING INDIAN WOMEN

07-03-2016   |   605 View(s)

Are Mumbai’s women materialistic and Bengaluru’s liberated? The HT-Ipsos Women’s Day Survey turns up some surprising findings If the test of a classic is in its enduring relevance through the years, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is one. Today, the arrival of a single man of means might not send Mrs Banerjee in Kolkata or Mrs Bhalla in New Delhi scurrying to her husband to share the ecstatic hope of his falling in love with t. Read more...