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

13-12-2015   |   429 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. Compartment sy. Read more...

Five yoga facts you need to know

11-12-2015   |   488 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. 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   |   391 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   |   303 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   |   372 View(s)

High-intensity workout better for Teens 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 bout. Read more...

Cholesterol Decoded

05-12-2015   |   448 View(s)

Cholesterol Decoded Earlier this year, the US dietary guidelines advisory committee announced that “cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption”. Does this also hold true for Indians who are at a higher risk of having diabetes and heart disease? Soumya Umesh, assistant professor, department of medicine, St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, says, “We cannot tell Indians to relax the dietar. Read more...

Understanding the Thyroid Gland

05-12-2015   |   307 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   |   370 View(s)

India's diabetes rate up 123% since 1990 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 kid. Read more...