Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut health

It is common knowledge that stress can have negative implications for both emotional and physical health, including an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and obesity. The new study suggests that some of these implications may be down to how our gut microorganisms respond to stress

Stress can be as bad as junk food for gut healthResearchers found that stressed female mice experienced changes to their gut microbiota, i.e., the community of microorganisms that reside in the intestine, comparable with what is seen in response to a high-fat diet. In male mice, however, stress appeared to have no effect on gut microbiota. Study co-author Laura Bridgewater, of the Department of Microbiology […]

Self-harming: A rising phenomenon, say experts

Self-harm could be physical, emotional or addictive in the sense that you can't get out of those situations. It’s a manifestation of some trauma in the childhood or any upheaval in the childhood and is a rising phenomenon, according to experts. It needs a proper guidance. So seek help say experts as they talk about pain addiction- a usual phenomenon in this unusual world

Self-harming: A rising phenomenon, say expertsLasya Shetty (name changed) is a common 16 years old with a multitude of unusual habits.  Ever since she was a child, she would get angry quickly. And as she would get angry or frustrated, she would bang her head against the wall. “She didn’t need to see the blood. She just wanted to go […]

Why are millennials financially anxious?

The constant need to be competitive with their peers and have all the luxuries in life are often frustrating, stressful and hamper the mental health of a young adult. The millennials are optimistic in nature but often disregard the need to listen to older adults. Crippled by lifestyle needs, the generation is on an edge of a growing crisis

Why are millennials financially anxious?The millennials of today perceive themselves to know it all, to have it all; they appear confident, independent and strong willed. Their approach towards professional life is far more balanced and their goals to attain are greater than their predecessor, Gen X. With the world having moved into an era of the tech-savvy millennial, everything […]

Best ways to cope with panic disorder to improve your quality of life

Panic disorder affects 2 to 3 percent of people in the United States per year, and it is twice as likely to occur in women than in men. Individuals with panic disorder tend to have spontaneous panic attacks, and they therefore become preoccupied with the fear that they may happen again, at any time

Best ways to cope with panic disorder to improve your quality of lifeDo you experience sudden attacks of anxiety, fear, and panic? Perhaps your heart races, you feel unable to breathe or think properly, and you sweat. Do these attacks have no obvious trigger? The condition can interfere with many aspects of the person’s life, causing them to avoid work or school and avoid situations wherein they fear […]

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say experts

While a lot of research is underway to slow down the aging of brain, doctors say that a variety of things could be done in our routine that will slow down this procedure. With more and more awareness about health of brain, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy

There is no shortcut to keep your brain healthy, say expertsAs more and more awareness about healthy brain is underway, doctors are also seeing more and more number of patients coming to take advice on how to keep their brain healthy. Dr N Ichaporia, consulting neurologist at Jehangir Hospital Pune, said, “Patients often come and ask me how to keep our brain young? Nowadays, I […]

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 […]

Elphinstone stampede: Doctors to help survivors to conquer their fear

On Friday morning, the horrific stampede that occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amidst a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station has claimed 23 lives with 19 are admitted at the hospital. Owing to which, counselling sessions will be arranged at KEM Hospital in order to help them to overcome the dreadful incident

Elphinstone stampede: Doctors to help survivors to conquer their fearThe gruesome Friday stampede not only snatched away the loved ones of their families. But for those who are injured, the scars are not only on the body but also on their mind. To help the mishap survivor’s cope, KEM Hospital’s administration has decided to counsel them so that they can conquer their fear and […]

‘I will never travel by train, again’

Said the 28-year-old Shraddha Nagaonkar to her husband who survived the mishap on Friday. While all of us know that there have been severe casualties at the Elphinstone- Parel Bridge incident on September 29, what came out as an aftermath has been the psychological impressions that the sight has created among those who have survived the stroke of bad luck

‘I will never travel by train, again’A day after the shocking Elphinstone-Parel Bridge mischance, a lot of people who have survived the incident have approached the psychiatric department in an acute state of shock. Psychiatrists across the city say that this is the aftermath of any such incident of mass casualty. “This condition is called acute stress reaction. It is the […]

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 […]