The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animals

Tens of thousands of whales, birds, seals and turtles are killed every year from plastic bag litter in the marine environment as they often mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish. Plastic bags, once ingested, cannot be digested or passed by an animal so it stays in the gut. Plastic in an animal’s gut can prevent food digestion and can lead to a very slow and painful death

The dangerous health hazard of plastic on animalsWhile scientist are still unearthing health hazards due to plastic on human, many reports of animals deaths due to plastic consumption are known now. Humans are affected through the food chain when they eat animals that have consumed plastic. Plastic pollution has been described as being highly detrimental to large marine mammals. Some marine species, […]

Health hazards due to sex toys on the rise

Doctors say that once people start using sex toys, they end up overusing it. Gadgets can't be an alternative for genuine human touch. The use of substandard toys can also lead to skin problems

Health hazards due to sex toys on the riseThe sex narrative in India is undergoing a major shift. Many sexual wellness start-ups are seeing a huge growth in the country. From lubricants and massagers to edible lingerie and sex games from kinky costumes to hundreds of types of vibrators; the sexual wellness industry is offering a variety of product to its ever increasing […]

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addiction

Cell phones are causing trouble in relationships. Anyone who has tried to have a conversation with someone only to notice that the other person is looking down at his or her phone. Now, a Pune based young film-maker has made a short film 'The Drainage' on this pivotal issue. The film is produced by actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Magic IF Films and Mukesh Chabra casting company. It will be screened in different cities in India, after its screening in Mumbai

Pune film-maker makes a short film on mobile addictionAmbadas, the protagonist of this short film is farm labourer. His new smartphone falls in a dry drainage. For the next 24 hours, he struggles to rescue his phone. The story touches upon the subtle changes in the society. Finally, Ambadas enters the drainage and realises how lonely is he in this populated world. The […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay man

Doctors’ life is often considered to be healthy, mainly because they know the importance of a healthy lifestyle. But according to a study released by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Kerala on November 20, revealed the unbelievable facts

Shocking: Kerala doctors live shorter than lay manDoctors serve souls for their healthy being. Going by logic, doctors aren’t supposed to fall sick. But, contrary to this belief, an insightful study by the IMA in Kerala has found that doctors in Kerala have a shorter life span, compared to layman, due to unhealthy lifestyle and stressful working conditions. The study enumerates largely […]

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to haze

Mumbaikars can empathise with the issue raised by these actresses, as this is the reality that the city has been facing since the past few days. Also, symptoms of respiratory diseases get aggravated in this season. Patients who are already suffering from allergy, asthma can have a difficult time

Mumbai: B’wood actresses Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha face breathing problems due to hazeThe air quality has always been a matter of concern in Mumbai, especially in the months just before the onset of winter. Now two Bollywood actresses, namely, Sonam Kapoor and Richa Chadha have raised this issue on the platform of Twitter. They have also claimed that they are experiencing health hazards due to the poor […]

Age old custom of ‘menstrual hut’ poses risk for menstrual hygiene 

In the interiors of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra women follow age old custom of menstrual huts, where women leaves her house for few days. The circumstantial factors while living in a menstrual hut (kurma) contributes to health hazards like reproductive tract infections. Most of the menstrual huts (Kurma) are not in habitable condition. There is no supply of water and electricity in the huts

Age old custom of ‘menstrual hut’ poses risk for menstrual hygiene International menstrual hygiene day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 28, but many of us are not aware about a custom which is being practised in rural areas of Maharashtra, where women leave their houses and stay in a menstrual hut. This custom has been practised since ancient times. But, the important question remains unanswered. […]