Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovaries

Sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen could mean that you’re at risk for a twisted ovary

Women beware! Pain in lower abdomen could be due to twisted ovariesA twisted ovary, or ovarian torsion, occurs when an ovary flops down and rotates, cutting off its own blood supply in the process. If that happens, you’ll probably know that something has gone horribly wrong: Think sudden, excruciating pain on one side of your lower abdomen. Here are seven things you should know about who’s […]

Research finds low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancer

An aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer. There was a 31% lower risk for women and 30% for men who were among regular aspirin takers, as other studies have showed

Research finds low-dose aspirin can reduce risk of death from cancerAn aspirin a day may keep the doctor away. It may also reduce your chances of dying from cancer, according to a study on long-term regular aspirin use and different kinds of cancer. Yin Cao, an instructor in the Medicine, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, presented the […]

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new study

Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, it states that there is no significant difference between fasting and other popular weight loss strategy of simply restricting how many daily calories you consume

Alternate-day fasting aids weight loss, suggests new studyA new obesity study suggests that whether you keep a strict watch on what you eat by counting your daily calories or practise intermittent fasting, either way can be effective for weight loss. Findings say intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires daily switching between eating little or no food and then feasting on the routine diet. […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weight

While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower your body's levels of inflammation at least a bit, these eight foods truly go above and beyond

8 anti-inflammatory foods that will even help you lose weightChronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What’s more, research published in the journal Diabetes has linked elevated levels of inflammatory markers with future weight gain. While pretty much any good-for-you food will lower […]

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels

5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier lifeOur bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre hormones. Fortunately, there are things we can do on a daily […]

How brain’s ‘helper’ cells turn toxic in injury and disease

New findings show that under certain conditions, astrocytes (helper cells) can transform into a highly toxic state and kill other types of brain cells

How brain’s ‘helper’ cells turn toxic in injury and diseaseStar-shaped cells called astrocytes — often characterized as “helper” cells — may contribute to damage caused by brain injury and disease by turning toxic and destroying neurons, according to study results published Wednesday in Nature. Astrocytes are one of the three types of glial, or non-neuronal, cells, the most abundant kind found in the brain. […]

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periods

About 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. But these natural tips can help get a good night’s sleep

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periodsAccording to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. At the start of your menstrual phase (when your period begins), there’s a decline in estrogen (and a slowing of your metabolism), and you […]

Grandparents’ old-school parenting puts children at risk

Having a grandparent as a primary caregiver or taking care of a child on workdays is some parents' only option for child care. However, this research shows that their techniques such as putting children on their backs to sleep, having loose bedding in a crib and using ice baths to lower a high fever can be risky

Grandparents’ old-school parenting puts children at riskA new study has a warning for all the grandparents. It finds that grandparents who tend to involve themselves with child care use same age-old practices they followed while parenting, however some of these practices maybe outdated, which can put their grandchildren at risk. The research, which was presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academics Societies […]

How to protect your eyes from summer heat

With mercury levels rising, Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman of Dr Agarwal's Group of Eye Hospitals, gives quick tips on how to prevent eye problems during summer to ensure your eyes remain healthy

How to protect your eyes from summer heatThe merciless summer is here and that calls for numerous health problems, including the harmful effect on our eyes. With increase in intensity of heat now, it is essential for us to be aware of precautions and preventive measures to avoid eye problems. During summer, when somebody sees the sunlight directly, due to the sharp […]