How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly

Pooling results from more than 40 studies, researchers concluded that the more time people spend on their duffs -- whether at a desk, on the couch or in the car -- the greater their risk of premature death, cardiovascular disease, cancer and especially type 2 diabetes

Prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularlyThe damage from prolonged sitting is thought to be due to reduced muscle activity, especially in the large muscles of the legs and back, which can decrease the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar and remove harmful blood fats. Sitting for long periods may also adversely affect blood vessel function and increase food cravings, causing […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disaster

After being muzzled in Rajya Sabha, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar took to Facebook and posted a 15-minute long video on Facebook about his vision of a healthy and a fit India. He even said that, in mobile phones era people have become immobile. Due to which, My Medical Mantra’s campaign #NoMobileKnowFamily will help you to kick of your cell phone addiction and balance your life, online and offline

Sachin Tendulkar: Unfit, unhealthy India will be a recipe for disasterOn Friday, the Master Blaster took to social media platform with the message of ‘transforming India from being a sport loving nation to a sport playing nation’. As our eating sessions are bigger and sporting sessions are shorter. He emphasised on building a sporting culture in the country, otherwise a young, unfit, unhealthy India will […]

‘Exercise, diet and good sleep hygiene is a secret to healthy living’

Dr Vikas Agrawal, who is an ENT and sleep apnoea surgeon, believes in healthy eating and living a happy and an optimistic life. Despite of suffering from diabetes and hypertension, at 46, Dr Agrawal follows a strict fitness and diet routine and never give sit a miss

‘Exercise, diet and good sleep hygiene is a secret to healthy living’‘The greatest wealth is health’ says Dr Vikas Agrawal, ENT and sleep apnoea surgeon who aspires to lead a healthy life. Since last 20 years, Dr Agrawal weighs 67 kgs and has been successfully maintaining it. “I was never on a heavier side. And since last 10 years, I am suffering from diabetes and hypertension […]

Multiple health benefits of treadmill workouts

Treadmills are among the most effective types of exercise equipment — if you know how to use them

Multiple health benefits of treadmill workoutsCardio exercise is essential for all-around health, but many older men have trouble hitting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week. And some people may have limitations that prevent them from doing traditional cardio workouts like walking, running, or swimming. But there may be another option: the standard gym treadmill. “While treadmills may […]

Expert health tips for preventing dementia

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia

Expert health tips for preventing dementiaPlenty of us joke about forgetting where we put the keys, but the fear of developing dementia is very real. Based on current trends, it’s estimated that the cases of dementia happens worldwide in ageing populations, studies say that a number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, one form of dementia, will increase by more than […]

How to relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]