Health benefits of cycling

Whether it's to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best decisions you ever make

Health benefits of cyclingPeople who routinely commute via bike or cycle for pleasure have a slightly lower risk of heart disease than nonbikers, two new studies suggest. One study, in the Nov. 1, 2016, Circulation, tracked about 45,000 Danish adults (ages 50 to 65) who biked regularly, either to commute to work or for recreation. Over a 20-year follow-up, […]

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says study

Recently, several studies have looked at the effects of married life on an individual's health. The findings are often encouraging, suggesting that the closeness of married partners can have an important and beneficial psychosocial influence

Marriage can lower your risk of heart attack, says studyA new study suggests that individuals who have experienced a heart attack, or who are at an increased risk of heart disease, have a better likelihood of survival if they are married. This, researchers say, could be due to the availability of a close support network. Likewise, a study presented last weekend at the European Society of Cardiology […]

Can a mobile phone cause brain tumour?

As and when mobile phones have now become an integral part of our day-to-day lives, medical experts have been doing a wide research on its effects on health. Cancer experts threw a light on its correlation in the 6th National Conference of Teenage and Young Adult Cancers (TYACON 2017). While some experts argued that their correlation is not clear, other experts shared some researches that show excessive use of mobile phone can take 2nd stage cancer to 3rd stage

Can a mobile phone cause brain tumour?As mobile phones now have become an integral part of our lives, wide research has been going on its effects on health. The teens and young adults (TYA) are the major users of the mobile phones. Cancer experts from all over the country threw a light on this correlation in 6 National Conference of the […]

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizens

Naiteek’s condition has become so critical that he is not able to attend school. His father is a worker in a small scale industry in Pune, while his mother is a homemaker. As his parents are not able to fund the surgery on their own, they have resorted to crowdfunding as an attempt to help gather funds required for their son’s surgery

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizensThe parents of an eight-year-old from Pune have started a crowdfunding campaign for their son who is suffering from liver failure and needs to undergo a liver transplant immediately. Naiteek is suffering from a congenital disease named Wilson’s disease and this disease has led to his liver failure in this case. The doctors have advised […]

Maha to table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, says Girish Mahajan

In order to curb cut practice, the sate government will table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, informed Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, while speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra

Maha to table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, says Girish Mahajan  After receiving numerous complaints about cut practice. Maharashtra government is also mulling to come up with a law against the cut practice. A website had allegedly exposed how cut-practice was carried out in a five-star hospital in Mumbai. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education said, “The draft regarding the cut-practice […]

I am deeply saddened by Dr Amarapurkar’s death, says Uddhav Thackeray

On Saturday, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with party workers and office bearers. After heavy rains struck Mumbai, now, there is a fear of an epidemic of infectious diseases in the city. To tackle this, Shiv Sena has organised a health camp on Sunday, September 3. The meeting was organised to brief Shiv Sainiks about the health camp, where he expressed grief over Dr Amarapurkar’s untimely death

I am deeply saddened by Dr Amarapurkar’s death, says Uddhav ThackerayTorrential rains lashed Mumbai on August 29. Mumbai recorded 300 mm rainfall. There was waterlogging at several areas and thousands of Mumbaikar’ waded through flood water. Though, within 24 hours, Mumbai was back on track. But post-flood, there is fear of an epidemic of disease. For which, BMC has undertaken a huge campaign. And by […]

Effective calorie burning activities

Fortunately, you can get plenty of effective exercise by engaging in recreational or household activities that work your heart and muscles. "There's a real reward in doing an activity you enjoy, such as swimming or playing with your grandchildren

Effective calorie burning activitiesExercising is supposed to be a regular part of your daily health maintenance. That can be a problem if you don’t have the motivation to get your heart pumping; you raise your risk for weight gain, chronic disease, and an earlier death. You get a workout, but it doesn’t seem like you’re exercising, and you […]

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy driving

Drowsy driving occurs when a person who is operating a motor vehicle is too tired to remain alert. As a result the driver may have slow reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired thinking. In the worst case the driver may fall asleep behind the wheel

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy drivingHere’s another reason to aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night: Drowsy driving—getting behind the wheel when you’re very sleepy—is now considered reckless driving in some U.S. states, punishable by fine or even jail. Drowsiness impairs reaction time, attention, and judgment, and a drowsy driver may even doze at the wheel for a few […]

Grieving During the Holidays? Know how to deal with it

Depression may occur at any time of the year, but the stress and anxiety during the months of November and December may cause even those who are usually content to experience loneliness and a lack of fulfillment

Grieving During the Holidays? Know how to deal with itHolidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for some people they are anything but. Why Is Depression So Common During the Holidays? There are several reasons why you may develop depression during the holidays: Social Isolation: Is one of the biggest predictors of depression, especially during the holidays. Some people may […]

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?

Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena - the automatic imitation of someone else's words or actions. Echophenomena is also seen in Tourette's, as well as in other conditions, including epilepsy and autism. The current findings provide further evidence that yawn contagion may be unrelated to empathic processing

Why do we ‘catch’ the yawns of others?A University of Nottingham team found it occurs in a part of the brain responsible for motor function. The primary motor cortex also plays a part in conditions such as Tourette’s syndrome. So the scientists say understanding contagious yawning could also help understand those disorders too. Contagious yawning is a common form of echophenomena – […]