Keep these things in mind if you’re running the Mumbai Marathon despite a heart surgery

Dr Nilesh Gautam of Asian Heart Institute says it’s a myth that one cannot run a marathon post a heart surgery. Gives a checklist for those running marathon despite a bypass and who should avoid the race

Keep these things in mind if you’re running the Mumbai Marathon despite a heart surgeryIt is a myth that those who have had a bypass surgery, or any other heart condition, cannot run a marathon. They can. All they should do is systematically and scientifically train themselves for the race and they are ready to go. Things that a participant (with a heart condition) should keep in mind Take […]

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living

Clinical nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan says detoxifying yourself not just on level of body and mind, but also behaviour and lifestyle can make a huge difference

This New Year, make these simple lifestyle changes for healthy living“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food,” advised Hippocrates more than 2,000 years ago. Since food is source of all components that make up human body, his words will always find resonance in every era. With our fast-paced and stressed lifestyle, fatigue and even exhaustion have become a norm. It […]

Befitting ode to Dr Rakesh Sinha would be to pledge that we take care of our happiness first

Late Dr Rakesh Sinha lived a healthy life, yet he died due to acute cardiac arrest on December 26. Here is a doctor’s take on how happiness and stress can affect one’s health

Befitting ode to Dr Rakesh Sinha would be to pledge that we take care of our happiness first‘Those at the top of their fields aren’t always the smartest, but are always the most resilient.’ This was the last tweet by Dr Rakesh Sinha on December 5. Who would have imagined the cryptic and rather ironic meaning that it conjures up now, with his sudden and shocking demise? Entire medico establishment perceived him […]

Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cyst

Over 17% to 44% women afflicted with endometriosis suffer from ovarian endometrioma (chocolate cyst) and it occurs more commonly in fertile age period of 18 and 40 years

Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cystEndometriosis is largely prevalent in women in reproductive age group with 1 in 10 women suffering from it. Worldwide, 10% women have endometriosis – that’s an estimate 176 million. Prevalence of endometriosis in women with infertility can be as high as 30% to 50%. Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer […]

If you eat too much or too little, then you may be having eating disorder

Eating disorders can occur in both men and women. Nowadays, this trend has been on a rise in youngsters and adolescents due to many influencing factors like peer pressure, society perceptions and ideal body image

If you eat too much or too little, then you may be having eating disorderFood plays an important part in our life. Eating can make us happy as we bond over meals at home, workplace, luncheons, dinner and coffees. Healthy eating and regular exercising is easier said than done in today’s extremely fast-paced workaholic and stressful life. Food and weight can have a problematic relation and can be a […]

Pros and cons of probiotic food

Nutritionists say while probiotic foods are good for your body, consuming it in excess can cause equal harm

Pros and cons of probiotic foodIn recent times, curiosity around probiotics food has increased tremendously. Probiotic foods play an important role in supplementing good bacteria in the body. Probiotic means ‘for life’ and these foods help boost immunity. Dr Usha Kiran Sisodia, a clinical nutritionist, said, “There are two types of bacteria, good and bad. Probiotics are good bacteria, which […]

‘Movies are a reflection of society we live in; Dear Zindagi is a take on various contemporary issues’

It takes efforts to discuss a stigma as sensitive as mental illness and how seeking help for your emotional issues is similar to seeking help for any of your bodily illness

‘Movies are a reflection of society we live in; Dear Zindagi is a take on various contemporary issues’I agreed to watch Dear Zindagi primarily for its director, Gauri Shinde. I thought she did an exemplary job with her last movie, English Vinglish, which depicted the transformation of a low on confidence home-maker to a woman with a high degree of self-esteem through her efforts to learn English. It made for a highly […]

Go Pikachu! Are you an Internet gaming addict?

Go Pikachu! Are you an Internet gaming addict?Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) is a condition where one plays excessive Internet games and can get addicted to it. There have been such cases wherein we have diagnosed individuals with IGD, which is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Since the criteria for diagnosis of addiction are presently under study, it […]

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctors

Two new studies show that prompt intervention can help lower blood sugar and ‘bad’ cholesterol: major implications for younger populations, say medical experts

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctorsWith young Indian adults enjoying the benefits of economic prosperity, changing lifestyle, coupled with genetic pre-disposition, which adversely and somewhat unfairly affects them, an entire generation of India’s population is facing a clear and present danger, claimed leading doctors at a discussion on Friday. Over 200 researchers and doctors from all over India are attending […]

How to have painless sex after spinal surgery

How to have painless sex after spinal surgeryPeople having undergone surgeries for the treatment of spinal cord injuries are often concerned about their sex life post-surgery. Back pain may interfere with intimacy, decrease sex drive (libido) and interfere with sexual enjoyment. Patients with pelvic numbness or nerve dysfunction may feel less stimulation and pleasure or have difficulties developing or sustaining an erection […]