Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhood

Using MRI, scientists have been able to show that the brains of women who have undergone a first pregnancy present significant reductions in grey matter in regions associated with social cognition

Pregnancy changes the brain structure helping women to cope with motherhoodPregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In this study a team of researchers compared the structure of the brain of women before and after their first pregnancy. This is the first research to show that pregnancy involves long-lasting changes – at least for two […]

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and guts

It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside

This is why your skin doesn’t leak all your blood and gutsOur bodies are giant sacs of blood and guts. But unless we are impaled, we don’t spring a leak and empty out everywhere. It may seem impossible that sweat can leave but other fluids cannot. Science, however, has the answer to how we keep it all on the inside. DNews host Jules Suzdaltsev explains that […]

Can you bear high levels of pain? You maybe at risk of a silent heart attack

Everyone knows what a heart attack is, but what's less known is, many people experience heart attacks without knowing it – without ever receiving a diagnosis

Can you bear high levels of pain? You maybe at risk of a silent heart attackPeople who are less sensitive to pain may be at increased risk of having a “silent” heart attack, a new study hints. Chest pain is one of the “classic” symptoms of a heart attack. But many people have so-called silent heart attacks, where they notice no obvious symptoms. “Almost everyone knows what a heart attack […]

Did you know of these 7 things your hair reflects about your health

Sudden changes, such as a lot of hair loss, are more likely linked to a treatable health problem than are gradual changes, such as thinning. Next time you look in the mirror, look out for these hair symptoms

Did you know of these 7 things your hair reflects about your healthThe health of your hair can reflect underlying medical conditions you didn’t know about. You probably think about your hair on a daily basis — whether you’re having a good or a bad hair day or maybe wondering whether you should try a new style from the pages of your favourite magazine. But you might […]

Proven: Negativity breeds cancer

Negative emotions give rise to a chronic state of anxiety, which produces excess adrenaline and cortisol. These reduce production of natural killer cells that protect you against cancer

Proven: Negativity breeds cancerHave you felt hurt or betrayed? Have you ever been so bitter and upset towards a situation or person that you could not imagine forgiving them? You may have even replayed the event(s) over and over in your head. With each repetition, your feelings intensify and you feel worse about yourself and it. There is […]

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospital

According to the WHO, receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. Still there are many hospitals in India which use infant formula as human milk is not sufficiently available

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospitalKamala Nehru Hospital has become the first hospital run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to start a human milk bank. The hospital has tied up with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune and will soon start supplying milk to newborn babies who cannot be nursed by their mothers. According to the World Health Organisation, receiving […]

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare gift

Bhai dooj is a festival which celebrates the unique bond that a sister and brother share. The loving bond of a brother and sister is one of the most important relationships of all and the brother swears to protect his sister from all the difficulties. Acting promptly to this, a brother who gifted to his sister by donating his kidney is happy to see his sister back on track

Bhai dooj: Brother donates kidney to sister, happy sister thanks him for rare giftOn bhai dooj, when sisters generally get gifts like cash, chocolates, clothes and so on, Rama*, a 30 year-old computer engineer has got a new lease of life. All thanks to her brother who came forward and donated his kidney. A brother donating an organ to the sister is a rare sight. But, for Rama, […]

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disorders

Mumbai is witnessing a sudden change in weather. In Diwali, the thrill of bursting firecrackers such as sparklers, bombs and rockets barely lasts for a few seconds, but the air and noise pollution which are created by them have a lasting impact on our health

Diwali dampener: Mumbaikars under the grip of viral and respiratory disordersThe sudden change in weather and air pollution is taking a toll on the health of Mumbaikars health. Mumbaikars are making frequent trips to the hospital, due to high fever and upper respiratory tract infections. City doctors inform Mumbaikars to take charge of their health and act accordingly. Dr Gautam Bhansali, who works as a […]

Trending: This Diwali, Mumbaikars opt for diet faral

Diwali and sweets are synonymous with each other and there are several varieties of sweets and snacks that are prepared during this festive season. Visiting friends, inviting them over and exchanging sweets is a tradition. With so many tempting delicacies during this festive occasion, most of us tend to forget everything about health and weight. Let's celebrate a healthy Diwali by opting for diet faral instead

Trending: This Diwali, Mumbaikars opt for diet faralDiwali is at our doorstep and we certainly can’t hide our excitement. However, with an envious spread of Diwali sweets, Diwali snacks, and other indulgent Diwali recipes; it is perfectly normal for an average person to pack in an extra few kilos. On the contrary, some health conscious people avoid eating faral. But don’t fret! […]

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this year

According to the Awaaz Foundation, there was less noise pollution in the days preceding Diwali and fewer firecrackers were burnt. The trend of reducing noise pollution over the last several years continued in Mumbai this year. Although peak decibel levels recorded beyond 10:00 pm had increased from last year

Awaaz Foundation: Fewer firecrackers burnt this yearDiwali is known as the festival of lights and it is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. Like every year, there has been a report about noise pollution, this Diwali too. According to Awaaz Foundation, the trend in the  reduction of noise pollution over the last several years has continued in Mumbai this year. […]
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