#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing Holi

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. The riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to damage as almost always colour is applied to the face, starting from the eyes moving onto the cheeks

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing HoliRegrettably, most of the Holi colours sold these days contain harmful chemicals. In fact most are dyes meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not meant to be used on humans. All these are toxic and can cause skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness, and much more. The base in which […]

Here’s how you can deal with acidity during summer

Acidity or acid reflux, is a common problem caused by excessive acids being present in the stomach. In summer, the chance for acidity is more, when food habits and routine face some changes. Some of the common symptoms of acidity include stomach bloating, vomiting sensation, frequent blood stools and frequent burping

Here’s how you can deal with acidity during summerIt is important to stay ready to face this common summer health issue. Before thinking of medications, understand that there are natural ways to prevent stomach acidity during summer. Let’s first see what causes acidity: Cigarette smoking Alcohol Excessive intake of oily foods Large meal gaps Excess intake of tea or coffee Overeating Being overweight […]

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain disease

Dietary choices including eating plenty of spinach and drinking orange juice are said to help slash the risk of early memory loss for men. But there’s more of dietary choice and foods which can help boost memory. Read on to know more

11 foods to eat if you have dementia, Alzheimer’s or brain diseaseI have fond memories of sitting at the bench seat in my grandparent’s farm house, preparing organic vegetables from the garden for meals and then, upon completion, sharing a pot of tea with honey, along with a couple of biscuits, with my grandmother. My patient and highly-informed grandmother shared stories about the world, her days […]

Being married can protect you against dementia

Research has shown that people with spouses tend to be healthier than those without them. This may explain part of the findings, say the researchers: Married couples may motivate each other to exercise, eat healthfully, maintain social ties and smoke and drink less - all things that are associated with a lower risk for dementia

Being married can protect you against dementiaBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies which held data on dementia and marital […]

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weight

Low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular diseases as those who are overweight, a study has found

Sedentary lifestyle cancels out heart benefits of having a normal weightResearchers have found that low levels of physical activity can put healthy weight adults at the same risk for cardiovascular disease as adults who are overweight. “Our study demonstrates that a sedentary lifestyle counters the benefit of being at a normal weight when it comes to heart disease risk,” said lead investigator Arch G. Mainous […]

A woman in China developed a rare condition in which she can’t hear male voices

The woman, from China, went to sleep with nausea and ringing in her ears. The next day she went straight to hospital with sudden hearing loss. A specialist said stress had given her ‘low-frequency hearing loss’

A woman in China developed a rare condition in which she can’t hear male voicesA woman in China recently woke up with a rare ear condition that left her unable to hear deeper sounds. As a result, the woman can’t hear men’s voices. According to the report, the woman, identified only by her last name, Chen, experienced nausea and ringing in her ears one night. The next morning, she […]

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds study

A new study confirms what doctors have long asserted — cold weather is a risk factor for heart attacks. But the risk doesn't stop with the cold. Low atmospheric pressure and the associated wind, rain and lack of sunshine also make heart attacks more likely, it seems

Heart attacks more likely when weather is frigid, finds studyBased on more than a decade and a half of medical and weather data, researchers linked an increased incidence of heart attacks to lower air temperatures, lower atmospheric pressure, higher wind velocity and shorter durations of sunshine, according to the report in JAMA Cardiology. What’s unique about the new study, said its senior author, is […]

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out for

The heart, so integral to life, sits in its protective cage in the chest, going about its work without any external sign to the owner. Although you can't see your heart beating in your chest, not without specialist imaging technology, at least – there are visible, external signs that can indicate if something is wrong with your heart, before you suffer from a heart attack

Heart disease: 6 external warning symptoms to look out forCreased earlobes One such external indicator is diagonal creases on the earlobes – known as Frank’s sign, named after Sanders Frank, an American doctor who first described the sign. Studies have shown that there is an association with the visible external crease on the earlobe and increased risk of atherosclerosis, a disease where plaque builds […]

Inflammatory bowel disease in men increases risk of prostate cancer

Men with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are four to five times at higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to researchers including one of Indian-origin. IBD is inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is a common chronic condition that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease in men increases risk of prostate cancerThe findings showed that men with IBD have higher than average prostate-specific antigen (PSA) – a substance produced by the prostate gland. Early detection and a healthy lifestyle can prevent the cancer, the researchers said. According to the latest research, men with inflammatory bowel disease have a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Inflammatory […]
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