10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergies

The study's findings are consistent with new dietary recommendations for pregnant and nursing mothers. Previous research had not been conclusive, with some studies indicating a protective role for breastmilk, and others suggesting that children could become allergic to foods they encountered through their mother's diet

Mother’s diet can protect newborns against food allergiesResearch published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine today indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies. Conducted by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, the study offers an explanation for how breastfeeding can promote tolerance to the foods that most often cause allergies. The study received support […]

Allergic cough: Know why timely intervention is the need of the hour

Dr Arvind Kate, a Pulmonologist at Zen Multispeciality Hospital, Chembur, share his insights about an allergic cough. Here he shares his knowledge about symptoms, causes, and treatment about the allergic cough

Allergic cough: Know why timely intervention is the need of the hourContinuous coughing can be annoying and may rob your peace of mind. Moreover, if you are suffering from an allergic cough, then it is essential to consult an expert immediately and get it treated at the right time. A cough is a reflex action which clears the throat from mucus or foreign irritants. Do you […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you should

A cup of green tea a day, may actually keep the doctor away. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just one cup

Wanting to switch over to green tea, here are six reasons you shouldGreen tea is already quite a rage in the health sector and has actually benefited people. From a weight loss aid to targeting pancreatic cancer, green tea has evolved into a medicinal drink that caters to a myriad of illnesses. The reality is there are surprising benefits to reap from this magical drink in just […]

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions study

A new study shows that salt could actually contribute to the development of allergies. Salt is a common ingredient added to the daily diet of most people. But despite being essential to the human health, it was recently found to increase the risk of developing allergies

Excess consumption of salt can trigger allergies, cautions studyA new study shows that sodium chloride, mostly known as table salt, triggers the formation of certain cells that contribute to allergic conditions such as atopic dermatitis, EurekAlert reported on Wednesday. The team found that salt leads to the increase of Th2 cells in the body and even causes some cells that should not cause […]

Fish allergy lands Sonu Nigam in hospital

Singer Sonu Nigam shared some photos of himself from the hospital, which could well be disturbing for some, after experiencing an allergic reaction to sea food just a day ahead of his concert trip to Jeypore, Odisha

Fish allergy lands Sonu Nigam in hospitalBollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam was recently admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital following a severe allergy he got after eating seafood. His eyes are swollen up and he is recovering right now. Nigan took to his Instagram to share his couple of pictures showcasing his swollen up face. In the post, one picture shows his […]

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says study

The children of women with highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38% higher risk of allergy diagnosis, the researchers calculated. Kids of the moms in this group had a 73% increased risk of being diagnosed with an allergy to two or more allergens. And the allergic asthma risk increased by 101% for children of moms in the high-sugar consumption group

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says studyWomen who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. The researchers looked at allergies that produce respiratory and skin symptoms, including dust mites, cats and grass. “Allergic asthma” causes […]

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in cities

According to recent findings of a nationwide survey called ‘Breath Blue 15’  2000 children in the age group of 8-14 years were screened for lung health status. 40 per cent of children in Delhi were found to have ratings of ‘bad’ to ‘poor’ lung health, while Bengaluru followed closely with 36 per cent, Kolkata with 35 per cent, and Mumbai with 27 per cent

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in citiesAarav Gupta (name changed) a 4 year old was diagnosed with asthma when he was just 7 month old. Before this, he was wrongly treated for pneumonia. After years of treatment and medication, Aarav’s asthma is now under control and he is living a healthy and active life like other children of his age do. […]

Exposure to pets during infancy found to reduce allergies later in life

A team of researchers at the University of Gothenburg has found that when infants live with pets, they grow up to have fewer allergies and other diseases

Exposure to pets during infancy found to reduce allergies later in lifeIn their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, the group describes their study of datasets that held information on children’s health and whether they had lived with pets as infants, and what they found. It is commonly believed that allowing infants and children to come into contact with germs helps their immune […]