Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your diet

Carrots, in moderation, can be a part of a healthful diet. Here are five potential benefits you can enjoy by consuming the delicious root vegetable

Here are five reasons why you must include carrots in your dietHeart health Since they are high in soluble fibre, it is said that carrots can reduce levels of LDL and increase levels of HDL in our blood. This can reduce the risk of suffering blood clots and in turn, associated heart complications. “We know carrots can reduce cholesterol, they help lower blood pressure, and some […]

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juice

Bromelain is an enzyme contained in the pineapple stem and juice that helps to break down and digest proteins. Bromelain in capsule form has also been shown to reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juicePineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time. There are more than 100 different varieties of pineapple, but only eight varieties are […]

Suffering from dry eyes? Here are five ways to deal with it

Dry eye syndrome may result in lot of discomfort and is accompanied by stinging or burning sensation in eyes, formation of stringy mucus in or around the eyes, increased sensitivity to light, redness or blurred vision

Suffering from dry eyes? Here are five ways to deal with itDry eye syndrome, aka dry eyes, is caused when your eyes don’t produce enough tears or your tears don’t provide enough lubrication. This may result in lot of discomfort and is accompanied by a stinging or burning sensation in the eyes, formation of stringy mucus in or around your eyes, increased sensitivity to light, redness […]

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habit

Do you ever fall asleep while wearing your contact lenses? If you’ve done it, you know the morning struggle to get those dried out lenses unstuck from your eyeballs. It happens a lot. Sleeping in lenses was the most common offense reported by people who wear contacts. You know it’s bad for your eyes, but how bad is it? According to health experts, falling asleep, or even napping, without removing your contact lenses can significantly increase the likelihood of serious health problems

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habitSo you dozed off without removing your contact lenses. Even though we are adequately warned against doing this, it remains one of the most commonly reported behaviours among people who use contacts. It looks like a lot of us underestimate how dangerous the habit can be. “It’s like having a plastic bag over your head […]

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!

Dr Harshvardhan Ghorpade, a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon at Department of Visual Sciences, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains how these small bad habits can hurt your eyes

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!Thousands of people across age groups experience a considerable amount of eye strain due to some seemingly harmless lifestyle practices. In most cases, one is unaware of the things that hurt their eyes, causing further damage. Prevention of any infection or injury is far easier. Habits may be difficult to break or to get over, […]

Blue light emitted from smartphones can accelerate blindness

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness. Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration

Blue light emitted from smartphones can accelerate blindnessResearchers from the University of Toledo (UT) revealed how our eyes can be gradually damaged over time as a result of being exposed to blue light. The study titled “Blue light excited retinal intercepts cellular signalling” was published in the journal Scientific Reports on July 05. This type of light performs the function of regulating […]

5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyes

Eye redness occurs when the vessels in your eye become swollen or irritated. Redness of the eye, also called bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health problems

5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyesRed eyes (or red eye) is a condition where the white of the eye (the sclera) has become reddened or ‘bloodshot.’ The appearance of red eye can vary widely. It can look like there are several squiggly pink or red lines on the sclera or the entire sclera may appear diffusely pink or red. While […]

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyes

Tending to wounds on any part of the body which is as fragile as the eyes is not a piece of cake. But now, researchers and scientist have created an ultra-modern approach to treating the eyeballs. A new curative approach which can help be used just as a band-aid would be

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyesTreating wounds on a part of the body as delicate as the eyeball isn’t easy, but scientists have developed an innovative new approach: a therapeutic contact lens that can act as a band-aid for damaged eyes. This is no ordinary contact lens, because it’s made up of donor cells left over from regular corneal transplants. […]

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York, have recently published a case study in the journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. They conclude that using higher doses of Viagra could eventually lead to significant long-term vision damage

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly sold under the brand name Viagra. Scientists initially the drug as a potential treatment for angina and other cardiovascular problems. Though it had little effect on angina, they noted that it induced significant penile erections. So, the most successful erectile dysfunction drug was born. The […]
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