#WorldHealthDay- Faulty lifestyle can cause heart ailments

You're probably already aware that your lifestyle plays a role in your risk of heart disease (and heart attacks), but perhaps you've not yet taken it to heart. Dr.Sameer Pagad, Consultant Cardiologist, K J Somaiya Hospital Superspeciality Centre, tells you how a bad lifestyle can affect your heart

#WorldHealthDay- Faulty lifestyle can cause heart ailmentsDo you know that faulty lifestyle can cause heart ailments? While family history and age are contributing factors that cannot be controlled, there are several lifestyle influences that may cause heart disease. Factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol level, diabetes, smoking, weight, and exercise, can be modified to improve the condition and strength of the […]

7 sexual fears that haunt men

Responding to such sexual fears with a mature self-understanding and cooperation of the partner is the first and the most important step, and often nothing more may be required. If however, the fears persist, help of a professional ‘sex and relationship counsellor’ may be needed

7 sexual fears that haunt menThey may brag about their conquests or boast about their virility, but there are so many common fears about their sex life that haunt their minds. 1) Fear of Impotence: ‘Anxiety about impotence’ ranks first in order of prevalence, in all the sexual fears that men bear. Ironically, the fear itself is the greatest cause […]

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloating

Bloating can be related to stress, anxiety and eating foods high in salt and fat. Whether the culprit is dehydration, menstrual cycle, or something you ate. Experts list out certain foods can take away bloat and make you feel better

Smart foods to beat that stomach bloatingBloating is often an uncomfortable feeling in your abdomen area as a result of air built-up in the digestive tract. This uncomfortable feeling can also lead to things like gas, nausea and constipation. But, the good news is that you can set your body straight by loading up on these healthy foods, say experts. Dr […]

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pills

In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors  

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pillsGadge Diabetes Care Center recently conducted a survey with doctors to understand their work pressure and how much quality time they spend with themselves or families. In the survey, 40 % of the doctors were female and 60% were male. In the age group of 40 and above, the doctors using sleeping pills is below […]

Soon: Mental health lessons to be included in school syllabus

With an aim to create awareness amongst the school students of standard VIII, IX, X, the central government is considering to include mental health lessons in school syllabus. The concerned officials have been asked to give suggestions regarding the same. In future, along with other subjects, the students will be educated on mental health

Soon: Mental health lessons to be included in school syllabusSchool students are a vulnerable population. They are in a period of their lives that is crucial for their mental health development. Children will be taught how to handle stress, depression and so on. For which, the central government is considering to include mental health lessons in school syllabus. Prakash Javadekar, Union Human Resource Development Minister […]

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older men

Just a few minutes of exercise a day, even light workouts,  can reduce an older man's risk of early death, says a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Each additional 30 minutes a day of light activity, such as easy gardening or walking the dog, was associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of death

Light intensity exercise can help boost life expectancy in older menAccording to researchers, low intensity exercises are better suited to older men. The current exercise guidelines recommend at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-to-vigorous physical activities in sessions lasting 10 or more minutes. However, it may be difficult for older adults to achieve such a pattern. To discover whether other patterns of physical activity […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘itch’ as mercury rises

Mumbai’s hot weather poses challenges when it comes to skin care. The sweat, humidity, heat and the UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin by calling for a plethora of skin problems. Experts tell you how to keep the skin conditions at bay and combat the harsh sun

Mumbaikars feel the ‘itch’ as mercury risesSkin care needs during the hot weather are different from the routine you use in the winter.  From increased acne to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays, protecting, hydrating and nourishing the skin during hot weather conditions can be a daunting task.  Shikha Goswami* experienced intense itching all over her body. Owing to which, […]

NMC Bill row: NITI Aayog says doctors supported, IMA differs

On Wednesday, in an extensive interaction with economists and experts on ‘Economic Policy- the Road Ahead' in Delhi, the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill was discussed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While briefing about the meeting, Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog said, the NMC Bill was supported by all the experts including the doctors. But as per IMA this is factually wrong

NMC Bill row: NITI Aayog says doctors supported, IMA differsThe National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25

Eating Disorders describe illnesses that are characterised by irregular eating habits and severe distress or concern about body weight or shape. Eating disturbances may include inadequate or excessive food intake which can ultimately damage an individual’s well-being. Similarly, a non-residential Indian (NRI) who is getting treated in Mumbai has come up with a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs!

Mother of a three-year-old weighs 17 kgs at 25Losing weight in a hurry is everyone’s dream of getting that perfect bod. However, it could turn into a nightmare if it’s the only thing one obsesses about. For this NRI from Africa, getting treated in Mumbai presented a shocking case for city experts. She is a 25-year-old mother weighing just 17 kgs suffering from […]

Know how to deal with déjà vu

Déjà vu is ‘already seen’ and refers to the feeling you get when you feel you have been somewhere before or done something already, that you really haven't, and you know this strong feeling is not warranted - that is, you are aware the feeling isn't true. Here, the experts tell you about how to get rid of the déja vu feeling

Know how to deal with déjà vuDéjà vu, the strong feeling that you have experienced a current situation, even though you haven’t experienced it before. As per experts, it is common and almost everybody experiences déjà vu at some point of time and they advice to get it treated if it is persistent.    Dr Avinash Desousa, co-founder of Desousa Foundation, explained, […]
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