Here’s all you need to know about glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second most common cause for blindness globally accounting for almost 8 per cent of blindness cases. In India, glaucoma is the main cause for permanent blindness leaving at least 12 million people affected and more than one million people totally blind. Unfortunately, more than 90 per cent of glaucoma cases remain undiagnosed

Here’s all you need to know about glaucomaGlaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage of the optic nerve progressively and at the point where the nerve leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. It occurs due to a fluid build-up (pressure) within the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve. The eye makes a fluid called aqueous […]

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleep

Sleep is one of the most significant of human behaviours, occupying roughly one third of human life. It makes you feel better, the next morning but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing dark circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleepSleep and well-being go hand in hand, and getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. When you sleep your body gets to work by healing damaged cells, boosting your immune system, recovering from the day’s activities and prepares your heart and cardiovascular system […]

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphones

Researchers have found multiple mental disorders that have been caused by the rise in people’s use of the Internet and smartphones. Here are the most common ones

5 mental disorders caused by excessive use of Internet and smartphonesThere is no doubt that in today’s world, technology is an important part of our lives and has a huge impact on the way we communicate, live, and work. The simplicity of communication has been aided by the invention of mobile phones and Internet. These two inventions have changed the way we communicate, which is […]

‘Laparoscopic surgery associated with pregnancy is feasible and carries a low morbidity’

The incidence of pelvic pain requiring surgery ranges from approximately 1:440 to 1:1300. The incidence of surgery during pregnancies is approximately 0.75%. One in 600 pregnancies are complicated by the presence of adnexal masses. There are multiple concerns in abdominal operations in pregnancy, because the life of the mother and foetus must be considered

‘Laparoscopic surgery associated with pregnancy is feasible and carries a low morbidity’Earlier studies have shown that abdominal surgery in the first trimester is associated with a higher (12%) rate of spontaneous abortions, which is reduced to zero in the third trimester. Adnexal  mass in pregnancy increases the rate of preterm labour: in the second trimester, it is 8% but it increases to 30% to 40% during […]

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this Holi

Holi is a festival brings a lot of happiness and joy. But, it can also invite a lot of skin and health problems. As there is the danger of having low-grade colours being put on you that may lead to itching, rashes and so on. Know how to take care of your skin and hair by following these simple steps

Skin and hair care tips to protect yourself this HoliHoli is a celebration that has been enjoyed by people since centuries ago. This festival is to commemorate the victory of good over evil and to mark the beginning of spring and is celebrated by playing with colours and water. Even though some groups have started producing organic powders, many of the ones that are […]

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing Holi

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. The riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to damage as almost always colour is applied to the face, starting from the eyes moving onto the cheeks

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing HoliRegrettably, most of the Holi colours sold these days contain harmful chemicals. In fact most are dyes meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not meant to be used on humans. All these are toxic and can cause skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness, and much more. The base in which […]

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopause

After menopause, there is a risk of increase in cardiac disease as the protection offered by estrogen declines. At the age of 50 years more than 50 per cent of the deaths occur in women, due to problems related to cardiac health

Women at a higher risk of heart disease post menopauseCardiovascular health has had its fair share of exposure. People have heard of it, even if they haven’t undergone a procedure personally. However, when it comes to women symptoms become more evident after the onset of menopause. While heart disease is considered as a man’s disease, globally it claims more lives among women than men. […]

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekends

Being inactive during the week and then pushing your body to exercise can be harmful to your health. It can significantly increase your risk of injury and can also impact your Body Mass Index (BMI). Even 45 minutes of exercise daily can be beneficial. We should try and practice a healthier lifestyle by exercising regularly over the whole week instead of only on weekends

Health tips for those who exercise on the weekendsThere has been a rise in the number of people who prefer to exercise on the weekends in the last 5 years. This is the result of rising awareness of health trends among the general population. However, the lack of time, knowledge and appropriate counselling permits people to exercise only on the weekends; such gym-goers […]

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parents

It is that time of the year again when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Dr Harish Shetty list four common scenarios between children and parents and how to deal with them in an effective manner

#StressFreeExams: 4 motivating mantras for parentsAs the 10th standard exams are approaching pressures in the families are also building up. An extremely hyped exam, this journey also is filled with aspirations and dreams of all those around the children. Parents forget that the board exams do not test the real talents of the child, be it State Board or I.C.S.E. […]