Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic diseases

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds studyWhen a person loses their eyesight, they may experience a high level of mental stress in the form of worries and anxiety about the situation. Sometimes, in more severe circumstances, depression and social isolation may ensue. But does the reverse also occur? Can stress actually lead to a loss of vision? A new study, published […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctors

An online survey to assess the stress levels and suicide risks among medical students and doctors was launched today. This will hopefully give IMA a clearer picture about the extent of the issues, the unmet needs of the medical community in India and pointers for the most popular interventions requested by medicos

IMA launches online survey to assess stress levels and suicide risk among doctorsStress among doctors and students in the medical fraternity have become a growing problem. In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors. In the […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pills

In a recent survey carried out to understand the problems being faced by doctors, such as increased work pressure and stress related to it. The survey brought forth some interesting findings and highlighted the burdens being faced by doctors  

Mumbai: Work stress forces 40% of doctors to consume sleeping pillsGadge Diabetes Care Center recently conducted a survey with doctors to understand their work pressure and how much quality time they spend with themselves or families. In the survey, 40 % of the doctors were female and 60% were male. In the age group of 40 and above, the doctors using sleeping pills is below […]

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctors

When all their non-medico friends settle down early and have achieved work-life balance, the doctors, on the other hand, have a different life trajectory. Many studies, conducted in recent years, show that doctors are handling a lot of stress.

Doctors Day: Work stress more now than earlier, state doctorsWhen a student opts for the field of medicine, s/he is not opting for the career option that is like any other which their non-medico peers may choose. A medical student has to study for more number of years, settle down late and has to handle an ample amount of workload. When their non-medico friends […]

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

With International Yoga Day just around the corner approaching soon, Dr Santosh Kumar Dora, senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute, informs us how yoga can have a positive impact on heart health

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heartMany studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds study

Levels of depression, anxiety, stress, rumination, and worry were assessed before and just after the yoga program, as well as 4 months later. The researchers found that levels of depression, anxiety, and stress decreased throughout the course of the yoga program, and these results remained 4 months after the program ceased

Yoga can be beneficial to ease chronic depression, finds studyAntidepressants remain the primary treatment for depression, but they may not benefit all patients. It is estimated that around 10 to 30 per cent of patients with depression either fail to respond to antidepressants or experience only mild improvements paired with severe side effects. With this in mind, researchers are on the hunt for new […]

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women

Yoga can help older women who fight frequent bouts of urinary incontinence, new research suggests. The finding stems from a small study of participants in yoga classes specifically designed to help older women with urinary incontinence. They were between the ages of 55 and 83 (average age: 66), and none practiced yoga before joining the study

Yoga can help prevent urinary incontinence in elderly women“In spite of their age, the frequency of their incontinence and their lack of experience with yoga, these women were able to learn to practice yoga effectively through a three-month yoga program that involved twice weekly group classes with six to 10 other incontinent women,” said study author Dr Alison Huang. “And by the end […]

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayama

Yoga is an old discipline from India. It is both spiritual and physical. Yoga uses breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. It helps to improve health and happiness

International Yoga Day: Benefits of yoga and pranayamaBenefits of yoga Improves flexibility Corrects your posture Prevents joint pain Increases circulation Improves your overall happiness Improves your cardiovascular health Improves sleep Increases breathing and lung capacity Decreases pain Improve strength Improve balance Reduce stress and anxiety Pranayama Pranayama is a part of yoga system that teaches you the art of extending your breath […]