How to prevent choking: The safe and easy way

The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial cough. By pushing on the diaphragm, the manoeuvre forces air out of the lungs and up through the throat, forcing a trapped object out

How to prevent choking: The safe and easy wayIn 1972, a doctor from Cincinnati read a story about choking. At the time, choking was the sixth leading cause of accidental death. These statistics inspired the doctor to devise a simple way to prevent these deaths from happening. The procedure became known as the Heimlich manoeuvre. The Heimlich manoeuvre works by creating an artificial […]

Natural killers: Fruits and veggies that can be poisonous for you

Not all that we eat is beneficial for our health. Here is a list of fruits and veggies which can even kill you

Natural killers: Fruits and veggies that can be poisonous for youUnderneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet. The spikes of the lychee fruit – also known as litchi – may be a deterrent for some animals, but for humans willing to break it away, it’s an exotic and tasty treat. And often, just one is not enough. But if eaten […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Risk factors for bipolar in children

Stress can play a role in the development of bipolar in children. More precisely, how a child responds to elevated stress has been suggested as a contributor to the development of bipolar disorder

Risk factors for bipolar in childrenBipolar disorder is a mental illness characterized by extreme swings in mood and thought. A person with bipolar disorder swings between periods of mania or less severe hypomania and depression. The onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs during young adulthood, but teens and children can also be diagnosed. Similarly to many mental health disorders, there are a number of […]

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked nose

Although a cold can pass quickly, typically in just five to 10 days, a blocked nose is a major factor that contributes to us feeling under the weather

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked noseA blocked nose is primarily caused by inflamed nasal passages, according to GP Dr Roger Henderson. The body’s immune system – its natural defences – attempts to fight off the cold or flu virus by targeting the inflamed areas. While antibodies attack the virus, blood vessels around the nasal passage begin to swell up, causing […]

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekend

Medical evidence suggests that for optimum health and function, the average adult should get seven to nine hours of sleep daily. But, those people who spent two or more hours catching up on sleep over the weekend, what researchers call ‘sleep debt,’ were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health

Here’s why you shouldn’t catch upon lost sleep over the weekendUsing the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests. The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Those who spent two or more hours catching up on […]

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls antibiotic resistance ‘one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today’

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?Bacteria are an integral part of our ecosystem and we share our bodies with many of these tiny creatures. However, they can be the root of serious health problems. There are roughly as many human cells as bacterial cells in our bodies, and our microscopic passengers pay their way by helping our immune system and […]

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Smoking is a terrible habit, we all know that. It is proven to cause cancer, yet we have people who put their health on the line. Listed below are the different body parts which are impacted by smoking. You may want to consider quitting, if you are a smoker for a healthier lifestyle which will be less taxing on the organs of your body.

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organsJoints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancer

We do know obesity is a cancer risk factor that you can modify, through exercise and diet. Make sure you're doing at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking. And if you're overweight, talk to your doctor or a dietician about whether you need to change your eating habits

Researchers find strong evidence for a link between obesity and these 11 types of cancerBeing obese is a known risk factor for developing some cancers. However, which kinds of are associated with obesity is still debated. A recently published study in the BMJ aims to narrow it down. European researchers combed through observational studies that looked for links between being overweight and getting cancer. Out of 36 kinds of […]

8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravings

Although nutritionists know all about clean eating, they are humans too. So, what do they do when they feel like indulging in sweets? Here’s how they find ways to pamper themselves and tame the urge without cheating the diet plan

8 guilt-free ways to indulge in your sweet cravingsEven with all their know-how about clean eating, nutrition experts are still human. This means that they get plagued by sugary cravings just like the rest of us. What they don’t do? Let a little hankering for something sweet turn into an all-out dessert fest. Nope, they know that it’s entirely possible to tame a […]