Go for screening if you are above 40

22-12-2015   |   386 View(s)

Most Indians are diagnosed after several years of being diabetic, face risk of complications NEW DELHI: Madhu Goenka (50) was bewildered when she got diagnosed with diabetes 12 years ago, despite never having had a fondness for sweets or sugary foods and no family history of the disease. “I never thought that I could get diabetes. Even as a child, I did not have sugar or sweets,” said the mother of two who lives in Gorakhpur. She, howe. Read more...

Meditate and live better

16-12-2015   |   371 View(s)

I am a pretty intense, driven person, love my work and am as optimistic and upbeat as they come. A few years ago, a colleague and friend whom I respect greatly said he thought I would enjoy the experience of meditation. Out of pure curiosity, I tried it—and loved it because when you meditate, you very quickly discover this sense of marked inner calm. And when you are not meditating—the other 23 hours and 20 minutes—you feel more alert and l. Read more...

Intense exercise may affect sleep

15-12-2015   |   348 View(s)

Intense bouts of exercise may cause a significant and progressive decline in sleep quality and worsen your mood and capacity for exercise, suggests a new study published in the Journal Of Sports Sciences.Scientists from Loughborough University in the UK studied the effects of two nine-day periods of heavy training on 13 highly trained cyclists. The researchers monitored the athletes’ moods, sleep patterns and performance before, during and a. Read more...

Fighting Kidney Stones

15-12-2015   |   420 View(s)

Kidney stones are solids that form in the kidneys when substances like calcium, oxalate and phosphorus, normally are excreted through urine, become concentrated. A kidney stone may settle down in the kidneys or travel right through the urinary tract. The symptoms vary depending on its size. A smaller crystal may comfortably travel down the urinary tract and get expelled on its own without causing any pain or discomfort. Passing a bigger kidney. Read more...

Bitter Truth about Diabetes

14-12-2015   |   440 View(s)

As per WHO data, an estimated 77.2 million people in India are suffering from pre-diabetes and the two major causes of this ailment are sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits Diabetes is growing alarmingly in India, home to more than 65.1 million people with the disease, compared to 50.8 million in 2010. Rapid urbanisation, demographic transition and lifestyle modifications are the major causes for the increase in the incidence of dia. Read more...

Skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves, doctors have said.

13-12-2015   |   480 View(s)

A 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair after her calves ballooned in size, the medics said in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. She had spent hours squatting to empty cupboards for a house move in Australia. By evening, her feet were numb, and she found it hard to walk. Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome, made worse by her skinny jeans. [google_add] . Read more...

Five yoga facts you need to know

11-12-2015   |   537 View(s)

Yoga day. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this. I am unsure about how it will uplift the regular practitioner. But then I remind myself that one of the reasons why yoga survived over centuries, despite the many invasions India faced, is because it adapts to the need of the hour. This is exactly what gives it the timeless quality. [google_add] So here are five interesting facts that you may miss in the noise around Yoga Day:. Read more...

Even Your Wi-Fi can cause Cancer

10-12-2015   |   420 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...