Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes

Drinking 32 ounces of an energy drink in a short timespan may increase blood pressure and the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, which affect heart rhythm, according to a small study published in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes  The study enrolled 34 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 40 years. Participants were randomly assigned to drink 32 ounces of one of two commercially available caffeinated energy drinks or a placebo drink on three separate days. The drinks were consumed within a 60-minute period but no faster than one 16-ounce bottle […]

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

Junk food is a term used for food that has little or no nutritional value, and is loaded with fats, refined flour, sugars and sodium. Children who consume junk food often have no room for nutritious food and they develop constant craving for it. It can put your child at a risk of obesity and heart diseases, later in life. Keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and inflammation at its lowest by limiting foods listed below:

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

Learn about burnout syndrome and how to identify its symptoms

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Learn about burnout syndrome and how to identify its symptomsWhen you burn a piece of wood, it is reduced to ashes. While it is burning it gives out energy and heat. But the ashes cannot give out any fuel. It is no more of any use. No matter how much you burn it, it will not be useful. Burnout syndrome is similar to this. […]

Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

This year, as world heart day celebrates the global community of Heart Heroes, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute and world-renowned heart surgeon reminds us of five everyday health promises that we need to keep to live longer, better and heart-healthy lives

Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heartPromise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

Surprising facts about the female orgasm

The female orgasm is often depicted as the center of a woman's sexual satisfaction and the ultimate goal of sex. But many women don't experience an orgasm during sexual intercourse until their 20s or even 30s, and the number of women who say that they always or nearly always have one during sex is declining

Surprising facts about the female orgasm  Societal norms and the media both heavily influence how we view women’s orgasms, but research shows that their, sexual activity preferences and experiences with orgasm vary widely. The social expectations surrounding women’s orgasms can be particularly distressing to women who don’t always experience them. And when depictions of sex in the media are thrown […]

4 tips for coping with an enlarged prostate

When a man reaches about age 25, his prostate begins to grow. This natural growth is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it is the most common cause of prostate enlargement. BPH is a benign condition that does not lead to prostate cancer, though the two problems can coexist

4 tips for coping with an enlarged prostateAlthough 50% to 60% of men with BPH may never develop any symptoms, others find that BPH can make life miserable. The symptoms of BPH include: A hesitant, interrupted, weak urine stream Urgency, leaking, or dribbling A sense of incomplete emptying More frequent urination, especially at night. As a result, many men seek treatment. The […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’

Women are the pillars of strength of every home. The stability of a home depends on the health of women. A happy and healthy woman builds a strong foundation of a happy home. If a woman is unwell for a day, the home is in disarray

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’Women, today, are career-oriented and put in the same hours as the men. During the process, they are subjected to severe stress from the work and home fronts. Sustaining this pressure for a long time takes a massive toll on their bodies, and they end up paying a heavy price. Earlier, in case of complications, […]

Five ways music could improve your health and well-being

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

Five ways music could improve your health and well-being  More effective workout Most of us prefer listening to music when we go out for a run or when sweating it out at the gym. But is there a scientific basis to explain why? Turns out, a good soundtrack can increase the efficiency of your workout by delaying tiredness. In a recent study, researchers […]

Stay healthy by managing eating habits during office hours

Jaee Khamkar, a Dietician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how one can be healthy and energetic by having right food at the right time, and can manage healthy eating habits

Stay healthy by managing eating habits during office hoursEight to nine hours at work, for five days a week, can hamper our eating habits as we tend to snack on unhealthy foods. While we focus on our work-life balance, with no signs of stopping, we often tend to ignore our nutritional intake; this adversely impacts our overall health. Increase in stress levels, following […]