Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death

It was found in analysis that compared to sitting for less than three of one’s waking hours each day, over 10 hours of sedentary time was tied to an 8 percent increase in risk for developing heart disease

Do you spend more than 10 hours sitting? You’re at high risk of heart-related death(Reuters Health) – Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time –more than 10 hours per day – are linked to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or […]

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?

According to tentative evidence from UK scientists, players who head balls may be more prone to incur serious health problems. Repetitive blows in boxing can also cause long-lasting brain damage

Is heading a football putting players at risk of brain damage?Repeated headers during a footballer’s professional career may be linked to long-term brain damage, according to tentative evidence from UK scientists. The research follows anecdotal reports that players who head balls may be more prone to developing dementia later in life. The Football Association says it will look at this area more closely. Experts said […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

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 […]

12 best foods to eat for breakfast

Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy breakfast, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long

12 best foods to eat for breakfastThe next time you rush out the door in the morning without something to eat, consider this: Skipping breakfast can set you up for overeating later in the day. A healthy breakfast, on the other hand, can give you energy, satisfy your appetite, and set the stage for smart decisions all day long. “You want […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal. And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal.  As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions. “Since, the temperature has […]

Don’t sit in the toilet for too long

People have a habit to read newspapers and use phone in the toilet there by spending a long time. But experts say it shouldn’t take you this long. In fact, more than 5-7 minutes of sitting is already too much as it is unhealthy. Normal poop should just take a few minutes, without the need to strain or push, but also without the urgency to hold it in

Don’t sit in the toilet for too longAs per reports, A man in south-east China had to rush to the hospital at midnight after noticing a mysterious ball-sized lump fallen out of his anus. Man’s rectum fell out of its place after he played phone games while on the toilet for 30 minutes. Doctors said the lump, which was still attached to his rear, […]

Health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

22% of Indians suffer from constipation, says survey

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point. Abbott recently conducted a nationwide- Gut Health Survey to assess the condition of constipation sufferers in the country, as well as the association of Constipation with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypothyroidism and anorectal disorders

22% of  Indians suffer from constipation, says surveyStomach tightness, feeling of uneasiness coupled with severe stomach pain could be quite disturbing. Yes, we are talking about constipation! Gradually, constipation has become a common problem. Modern day lifestyle is to be blamed to give rise to this condition. Some of the most common perpetrators would certainly be junk food consumption, alcohol abuse, smoking […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]
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