These five common habits can be very bad for your brain health

Many people who want to stay healthy commonly focus on their waistline, skin, kidney and heart. But there is a very important organ that most exercise and diet plans ignore - the brain

These five common habits can be very bad for your brain health  It is one of the most complex organs and plays a key role in almost all functions of the body. However, it gets less attention when people say they want to be fit and healthy. It is important to know that the brain is sensitive and can also be affected by your lifestyle. What […]

Can adequate water consumption help prevent headaches?

Dehydration, in general, could be accompanied by a headache. Being well hydrated can help curb the chances of such headaches from occurring

Can adequate water consumption help prevent headaches?  When people suffer from headaches, it is convenient to pop a painkiller as a temporary solution, but that could lead to side effects and worsen health. Instead, they can figure out the underlying reasons behind the headaches, be it either emotional or physiological. But as a small step towards self-preservation, keeping one’s self hydrated […]

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

Pune: Doctors witness rise of kidney stone cases in children below 5 years

Pune-based doctors witness a rise in the number of cases of kidney failure in children below the age of five. With infected water sources, the intake of soft drinks, and insufficient water intake being the causes of kidney stones

Pune: Doctors witness rise of kidney stone cases in children below 5 yearsOf late, the Pune-based doctors are witnessing rising cases of kidney failure in children below the age of five. With infected water sources, the intake of soft drinks, and insufficient water intake, doctors say that the cases of kidney stones are affecting even younger children. Dr Minakshi Nalbale-Bhosale,  a Paediatric Surgeon from Sassoon General Hospital, […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Rotavirus causes a severe gastrointestinal illness characterised by diarrhoea and dehydration. It is rarely fatal in developed countries but can be deathly in low-income countries

‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Dr Niranjan Banka, Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Liver Care, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights on the significant link between Gut functioning, and developments of Liver Diseases, and what happens if it is ignored

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

Does water diet work? 5 harmful effects of following this weight loss fad

Many people are trying water fasting due to various reasons, such as religious or spiritual acts, preparation for a medical procedure or for their goals to lose weight. This basically requires one to restrict intake of anything except for water

Does water diet work? 5 harmful effects of following this weight loss fadWater diet can help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases and help the body break down and recycle old parts of cells. However, this approach is not suitable for everyone. The presence of water in the body gives a number of health benefits, but restricting consumption of any food could also lead to health […]

Know about summer health problems and prevention

Dr Amit Gupte, a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Wockhardt Hospitals, shares his insights about the health problems occurring in summer and its prevention

Know about summer health problems and preventionWhile summer is quite harsh in most parts of our country, it is a season that many rejoice as it brings along freedom from exams, long holidays, and mangoes! It is also a time when people avoid staying indoors, especially, during evening-time, to beat the sweltering heat. However, we should be aware that summer activities […]

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in Mumbai

The scorching heat is not only taking a toll on humans but also on the birds and animals in the city

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in MumbaiAs the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end. There […]
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