Reducing alcohol use could help quit daily smoking habit, reveals US study

Smoking causes irreversible damage to 9 organs

Joints Pain and inflammation in your joints? Smokers are more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis (RA). And RA medications don’t work as well on people who smoke. Scientists aren’t sure why. Skin You can expect wrinkles, sooner. Smoking speeds up your skin’s aging process. It can make the skin of a 40-year-old look like that […]

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Here’s why orthopaedic shoes may not really be good for our feet

Humans – that is to say, our modern ancestors, Homo sapiens – have been around for at least 195,000 years. Yet, it was only maybe 40,000 years ago that our species invented footwear. Anthropologists understand that, up until that point, humans and their predecessors had no way of protecting their feet, other than naturally formed […]

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Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

In the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful. More recently, experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the […]

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All you need to know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

All you need to know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

The term ‘ankylosing spondylitis’ is derived from the Greek words ankylos which means ‘bent’, spondylos which means ‘spinal vertebra’ and -itis that refers to inflammation. AS is a condition where there is swelling (inflammation) and pain in the spine or in the joint where the pelvic bone meets the base of the spine. Some of […]

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people swimming in swimming pool

Exercise to keep your joints flexible and strong

Swimming, walking, cycling, jogging, running and weight training can help. If you have some mild muscle soreness after you start a new exercise, that’s normal. In case of lasting pain, see your doctor. “It is recommended that 30-45 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise must be undertaken 5-6 days per week to stay healthy. This […]

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Know why your feet get bigger as you age, according to science

Know about the health conditions and pain on top of the foot

The foot has a complex set of tendons, muscles, joints, and bones that enable it to work properly, as well as withstand walking, standing, and other everyday movements. Many health conditions and injuries, however, can upset the foot’s movement and balance, causing problems and pain. Most foot pain requires, at the very least, rest and […]

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Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say experts

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say experts

A 14-year-old, enthusiastic and energetic Leena Shah (name changed) dodged between her school, basketball classes and tuitions. She was the school basketball team leader and was soon going to play at the district in the coming months. But there was a striking pain in her calf-muscle and bilateral knee-pain, something that wouldn’t go in spite of […]

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