Binge-watching your favourite shows can harm your sleep

As opposed to conventional TV, online and on-demand access to our favourite shows makes it easy to watch a high number of episodes in one sitting, usually in the evenings. But what is the cost of such intense media consumption on our sleeping habits?

Binge-watching your favourite shows can harm your sleepThe phenomenon of binge-watching has made an appearance in very recent years with the advent of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. It is currently estimated that 71 per cent of the adult population of the United States watches video content online. As opposed to conventional TV, online and on-demand access to our […]

Is hearing loss related to long-term use of pain relievers?

Although the magnitude of effect is low, because prevalence of use is so high, it can have large implications for public health

Is hearing loss related to long-term use of pain relievers?Long term use of pain relievers may increase the risk for hearing loss, according to new findings. Researchers prospectively tracked the use of pain relievers and self-reported hearing loss in 55,850 women over six years. They found that compared with women who used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen or naproxen) two or more times […]

Mumbai docs observe rise in back pain among women

Back pain has become a problem of concern amongst the women in Mumbai. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital conducted surveys regarding the back pain in women. According to the survey, in last four years, 1,975 patients who suffered from back ache were treated. And out of 1975 patients, 1,092 were women

Mumbai docs observe rise in back pain among womenToday, women keep on juggling between home and office and tend to ignore their health. This ignorance can give rise to the host of health problems like backache and so on. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital conducted surveys regarding the back pain in women.  Amongst the patients who came to the hospital complaining of back pain, […]

Surprising facts about 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 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 […]

Can anger and hatred make us feel happy?

The results of the study, compiled by an international team of researchers, found happiness is ‘more than simply feeling pleasure and avoiding pain’

Can anger and hatred make us feel happy?Most of us know that anger and hatred can be two toxic human emotions, which can bring out the worst in us. Anger in all its forms can not only harm the person who is feeling angry but also the people around him/her. Hatred is another emotion which seems to stem from the fact that […]

Five amazing benefits of exercise

While we've all heard that regular exercise can improve heart health and strengthen muscles, it can also enhance the quality of your life in a number of ways. Five such benefits may surprise you

Five amazing benefits of exerciseSounder sleep: The headline of a survey by the National Sleep Foundation said it best: “Exercise is good for sleep.” In the poll of 1,000 people, those who exercised the most vigorously reported the best sleep quality overall. And they were less likely than non-exercisers to say that in the past two weeks, they had […]

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toes

Tony Melendez says medication his mother took for morning sickness may have kept his arms from developing. He was 16 years old when a musician showed him how to tune the guitar differently. That's when he realised he could use his toes to strum the chords

Musician without arms, meet a man who plays the guitar with his toesTony Melendez of Branson, Missouri, naturally strums the guitar with his toes. “I had to learn and face head on. There are no arms on this body,” the musician said. “What am I going to do? Am I going to cry about it or am I going to get up and start doing things about […]

Being overprotective can take a toll on your child’s self confidence

Parents love their children very much, but sometimes the love becomes over protective and kids feel like parents intrude on their privacy by constantly acting like paparazzi. Clinical Psychologist Vasudha Deshpande Korde will guide the parents to know the difference between being involved in their children's lives and being overprotective

Being overprotective can take a toll on your child’s self confidenceA few days ago, I met a boy, who was around 20 to 21 years old. He was very frustrated as he didn’t like what he was doing. He cannot live life on his own terms. He appeared as a slave to me, as his parents constantly kept a watch on his every moment. Finally, […]

Tired of a stuffy nose? Try these 19 effective home remedies

Nasal congestion happens when there is an excess build-up of mucus within the nose, caused by an inflammation within nostrils which could be a side or direct effect of some allergy, flu, environmental irritants or sinusitis. But, there are many home remedies to treat it

Tired of a stuffy nose? Try these 19 effective home remediesNobody enjoys the irritation and frustration that comes with nose congestion. The trouble in breathing, chronic headaches, nose dripping incessantly and those mucus ridden handkerchiefs – stuffy nose might not be one of the ‘serious’ diseases amongst the medical registers but it sure has the ability to stall your day to day activities. Nasal congestion […]

Restrictive lung diseases can be managed with medication and exercise regime

Following a treatment plan and sticking to certain lifestyle changes can help alleviate the symptoms of a restrictive lung disease and improve a person's quality of life

Restrictive lung diseases can be managed with medication and exercise regimeRestrictive lung diseases are chronic lung conditions that limit the ability of a person’s lungs to expand during inhalation. Most cases of restrictive lung diseases are not curable, but they are often manageable with medication and exercise regimes.What are restrictive lung diseases?Long-term lung conditions are traditionally separated into two main categories based on how they […]