Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study

Studies have shown that the composition of oral microbiota changes with different habits — such as heavy alcohol use, smoking, and diet — and also in response to disease, such as gum (or periodontal) disease and gastric reflux. There is also evidence that some types of oral microbiota that cause gum disease are linked with cancer of the head and neck

Mouth bacteria linked to oesophageal cancer reveals new study  The study — led by NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York, NY — also reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to lower risk of oesophageal cancer. Reporting in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers note that they ruled out potential effects from smoking, alcohol, and body mass index […]

Easy health tips to combat cold

Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. These are some lifestyle tweaks that may help

Easy health tips to combat coldBlame the change of seasons or the overzealous air conditioner in your office—either way, you’ve somehow found yourself nursing a cold. Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. Compiled from InStyle, here is a list of four remedies and lifestyle tweaks that might reduce your sniffles and […]

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your health

Certain digestive issues can also cause a change in stool colour, usually making it appear pale, green, black, or red. Any concerns about changes in stool colour or consistency should be assessed by a healthcare professional, as it may indicate an underlying problem

How colour of poop can be a major indicator of your healthVariations in the colour of a person’s stool can indicate a medical condition that may need to be investigated and treated. Orange poop is often a sign that a person should change something in their diet. Stool colour Healthy bowel movements typically produce stools that are brown in colour. Common colour changes that can indicate […]

Know how to use a public washroom safely

Using a public washroom can be uncomfortable, as people are hesitant to enter it, due to the fear of contracting germs and bacteria. Here, experts give you tips to use a public washroom in most hygienic way

Know how to use a public washroom safelyPublic restrooms are not always the cleanest places to visit. Even a clean public restroom can harbour many germs just by the fact that so many people use the same facility all day long. Owing to which, experts advise to follow a proper hygiene. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “One […]

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

Pneumonia can be life-threating especially to kids and people over 65yrs of age. Those people suffering from other chronic illness like lung disease, diabetes or immunocompromised condition are also susceptible as their immunity is considerably low

Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winterSeasonal changes bring with them various illnesses. Other than the usual cough and flu, viral infections breeze in with the onset of the winter. One of the infections caused by viruses is known to be Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP). What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to […]

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 […]

Did you know, washing raw chicken can lead to food poisoning?

Despite common practice, washing raw meat doesn't get rid of bacteria. It only spreads it around to other places. It's also a risk factor for contracting food poisoning

Did you know, washing raw chicken can lead to food poisoning?It’s a thing that many people do for cleanliness — wash their raw chicken. However, researchers are now advising against it, saying that this practice might increase the chances for food poisoning. According to the UK’s Food Standards Agency, washing raw chicken spreads campylobacter bacteria, which causes food poisoning. “Campylobacter can be spread easily and […]

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. Also, sleep disturbances contribute to problems in the ability to process and cope with pain

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic painPeople who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]
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