Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new study

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, zooms in on the link between infections and adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The researchers looked for infections that these people developed up to 1–2 years before the cardiovascular event

Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease, reveals new studySeveral factors may raise the risk of cardiovascular conditions. Some of these factors are modifiable, such as smoking, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. Other factors, such as sex, race, age, and family history, cannot be modified. However, there are also a number of  ‘acute risk factors’, or triggers, that can lead to CVD. Some […]

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHO

Describing each of the 12 bacterium as "priority pathogens" and as greatest threats to human health, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says many of these have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics

Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight 12 dangerous bacteria, says WHONew antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these “priority pathogens” as the greatest threats to human health. Many of these bacteria have already evolved into deadly superbugs that are resistant to many antibiotics, the United National health agency said. The […]

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 […]

Know why you wake up to drenched sleepwear and bed sheets

People who suffer night sweats will wake in the night to find their bedclothes and bedding drenched. This can be annoying, distressing and embarrassing. Here, experts tell you about the common causes and the treatment

Know why you wake up to drenched sleepwear and bed sheetsNight sweats are repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that may soak your nightclothes or bedding and are related to an underlying medical condition or illness. The medical term for night sweats is nocturnal hyperhidrosis, which means ‘night-time excessive sweating’. Some of the causes are menopause, infections, antidepressant medications stress and alcohol or drug misuse and […]

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is around the corner. So, here are some simple healthy diet tips to prep your body so it’s strong enough to repel viral invaders all winter long…

Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune systemWinter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with it

For tattoo removals, the options range from skin grafting to laser treatments. Laser treatments need to be done at three week intervals, with about five to six sittings which are generally safe

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with itNowadays there is an increasing trend to get piercings and tattoos which are done in various areas of the body. Perceiving a certain body image for oneself has become a new trend. It is common to get requests for piercing to be done of the belly-button (navel), nipples, tongue, ear rims, and even private parts […]

Not homemade remedies, proper medication’s the only way to beat head lice

Misunderstood as the disease of unclean, head lice is a form of infection and it has to be treated like that. Doctors say that the problem is encountered in crowded places and where there is a large amount of cohabitation and body contact. e.g. hostels, schools, camps

Not homemade remedies, proper medication’s the only way to beat head liceA child, who constantly scratches his /her head, becomes a social embarrassment for the parents. This situation puts parents in a difficult situation in public places. The infestation of head lice causes the major itching in the head. Though this problem is commonly observed in the school going children, adults are also not protected from […]

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop you

When temperatures drop and windows and doors stay shut, viruses can thrive indoors and upper respiratory tract infections take a toll on your health. City experts offer tips to stave off the winter blues and sniffles

Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop youAlthough winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy from upper respiratory tract infections. Dr Aditya Agrawal, a chest specialist at Bhatia Hospital said, “The number of patients with respiratory […]

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for him

After heart transplant, person has to be on medication thought his life. And if its paediatric heart transplant, then, there are high chances of getting infection. Due to which, Krushna Sadgir’s father Ganesh Sadgir has decided to stay in Mumbai instead of taking him back to their village. They are also looking out for a rented house

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for himKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, has undergone heart transplant and his condition is improving now. Since few days, he was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But, now Krushna has been shifted to a general ward. Although, Krushna’s condition is improving but his father (who […]