Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than good

Studies say earwax is produced only in the outer one-third of your ear canal, so using cotton swabs or another instrument can push earwax into the deeper part of your ear canal, near the eardrum

Caution: Ear swabs are doing more harm to your ears than goodGuidelines have recently been submitted that support something you probably already knew, that using cotton swabs to clean your ears isn’t a good idea. The latest counsel was published in the journal Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, authored by the American Academy (AAO-HNS) advisory panel of the same name. You may remember the mantra that’s been […]

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘

In a reply to Ranjanben Bhatt, BJP MP’s question in Lok Sabha, on whether smoking increases the risk of mental illness, Anupriya Patel, The Minister Of State In The Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare stated that Studies have shown that early life exposure to smoking has been demonstrated to be associated with enhanced anxiety response in later life

‘Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health‘Few other studies show that tobacco smokers are likely to develop anxiety disorders and depression over a period of time. Some studies also suggest that patients already taking antidepressants or antipsychotic drugs for anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc need higher doses of these medicines as compared to non-smokers. Quitting smoking helps in boosting mental health and […]

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver

All you need to know about non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseSome people with NAFLD may have a more serious condition named non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). In NASH, fat accumulation is associated with liver cell inflammation and different degrees of scarring. NASH is a potentially serious condition that may lead to severe liver scarring and cirrhosis. Cirrhosis occurs when the liver sustains substantial damage, and the liver […]

After you lose weight, where does it go?

It turns out all that panting through your workout is actually good for a reason

After you lose weight, where does it go?Wobbly and out of breath, you jab at the button on the treadmill that makes the machine come to a stop. Finally, it’s over. You completed your workout and can now go home to grab a shower and complete the ritual of stepping onto the bathroom scale — your fate, all but sealed in the […]

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depression

Due to lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But researchers have developed a simple blood test that can allow physicians to more successfully prescribe initial drug treatments

Simple blood test can help doctors prescribe best drug to treat depressionDue to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. But the process could become less of a guessing game thanks to researchers at UT Southwestern, who have developed a simple blood test that could allow physicians to more […]

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke risk

One egg boasts 6 grams of high-quality protein and an array of vitamins, and they reduces the risk of stroke by 12 per cent

Having just one egg a day reduces stroke riskA study, led by US scientists, also shows that eating an egg each day had no association with coronary heart disease – the leading cause of death worldwide. Researchers reached the conclusion by reviewing a host of studies published over a period of 33 years – between 1982 and 2015 – which involved more than […]

New discovery of ‘mini-brains’ can alter pain medication

Current pain relief drugs are targeted at the central nervous system and often have side effects including addiction and tolerance issues. The new research opens up the possibility of a route for developing non-addictive and non-drowsy drugs, targeted at the peripheral nervous system

New discovery of ‘mini-brains’ can alter pain medicationThe human body’s peripheral nervous system could be capable of interpreting its environment and modulating pain, neuroscientists have established, after successfully studying how rodents reacted to stimulation. Until now, accepted scientific theory has held that only the central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord – could actually interpret and analyse sensations like pain […]

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHO

Describing each of the 12 bacterium as "priority pathogens" and as greatest threats to human health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says many of these have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHONew antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “priority pathogens” as the greatest threats to human health. Many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, the United National health agency said. The […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute video

Physical exercises are known to have many health benefits. Regular exercise will also improve muscle strength, increase joint flexibility and improve endurance. Knowing that it is very imperative for one’s mental and physical well-being, a 3 minutes exercise regime was followed in the meeting at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) session

#MoveToHealth: says WHO in a 3 minute videoThe importance of physical fitness cannot be emphasised enough. In today’s society that is moving towards a more sedentary lifestyle, there is a greater need than ever to increase the daily activity level to maintain both cardiovascular fitness and body weight. Exercising can be something that you enjoy that helps to increase the overall happiness in your […]
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