Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life, suggest researchers

Singing in a community choir may provide some psychological benefit to seniors, a small study suggest. Researchers had primarily hoped to see choir participation yield improvements in elderly people’s thinking skills and physical fitness, but that didn’t happen. They did, however, see improvements in loneliness and interest in life among seniors in the singing groups

Joining a choir may help elders enjoy life, suggest researchersThe study was conducted at 12 senior centers serving racially and ethnically diverse communities in and around San Francisco. Half of the centers were randomly selected for the choir program; the others served as a control group. Ultimately, 208 people participated in the choirs and 182 in the control group. None of them had been […]

Continuous earphone use can easily damage you hearing, warn experts

When the rest of the world gets too distracting, it’s tempting to pop in your ear buds, crank up some tunes, and close yourself off to focus better. But if you blast your music too loudly, you may permanently damage your hearing

Continuous earphone use can easily damage you hearing, warn expertsWhen in need of listening to something, earphones are everyone’s best friends. They give privacy, prevent disturbances and make good accessories, all packed in a light and practical wire. However, wearing earphones comes with a risk. A study in the United States found that 51 per cent of high schoolchildren experience hearing loss due to […]

Heart health: exotic fish ‘teach’ people to regenerate heart cells

 How eating exotic fish can improve heart health. Heart failure is a condition in which damage or death of part of the heart muscle occurs. In this condition, people usually need a transplant. Researchers suggest that one of several species of small freshwater fish, the tetra fish, repairs its own heart. But can we apply this mechanism to recover human heart health?

Heart health: exotic fish ‘teach’ people to regenerate heart cellsPeople with heart failure experience heart cell loss that can damage the heart muscle to such an extent that they need a transplant. One species of exotic fish, the tetra fish, has the amazing ability to repair its own heart. Can we apply this mechanism to healing human hearts? The tetra fish is a type […]

All you need to know about menopause

October 18 is observed as World Menopause Day to throw light on the less relevant, yet important phase in a woman's life

All you need to know about menopauseOctober 18 is marked as World Menopause Day and the day is not observed to laud the fluctuating hormones or the phase. It is an attempt on part of the World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Menopause Society to throw light on the health of menopausal women. This day is a way to […]

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s mission

Palliative care is still a neglected aspect in our healthcare system. Palliative care intends to provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms to the patient. While our healthcare system still hasn’t embraced the concept of palliative care. Dr Deodhar throws a light upon what can be done to improve its condition

Improving the quality of life for terminally ill patients is Dr Joyita’s missionWhen a person encounters any life-threatening disease (cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions, coronary heart disease, HIV/Aids etc.), a traumatising battle for physical and emotional well-being begins. A life-threatening illness not only takes a toll on the patient but also on the family members. Palliative care is an approach which addresses these issues and tries to improve […]

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctors

Two new studies show that prompt intervention can help lower blood sugar and ‘bad’ cholesterol: major implications for younger populations, say medical experts

Economic prosperity has put an entire generation of young Indians in clear and present danger, say doctorsWith young Indian adults enjoying the benefits of economic prosperity, changing lifestyle, coupled with genetic pre-disposition, which adversely and somewhat unfairly affects them, an entire generation of India’s population is facing a clear and present danger, claimed leading doctors at a discussion on Friday. Over 200 researchers and doctors from all over India are attending […]