Did you know of these 7 things your hair reflects about your health

Sudden changes, such as a lot of hair loss, are more likely linked to a treatable health problem than are gradual changes, such as thinning. Next time you look in the mirror, look out for these hair symptoms

Did you know of these 7 things your hair reflects about your healthThe health of your hair can reflect underlying medical conditions you didn’t know about. You probably think about your hair on a daily basis — whether you’re having a good or a bad hair day or maybe wondering whether you should try a new style from the pages of your favourite magazine. But you might […]

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctors

The condition known as hematohidrosis is a rare disease characterised by blood oozing from intact skin or mucous membranes, such as from inside the nose. Symptoms can include sweating blood, crying bloody tears, bleeding from the nose, or bleeding from other skin surfaces, according to the National Institutes of Health's Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. There is no known cure for hematohidrosis

Mysterious case of Italian woman who sweats blood baffles doctorsA young woman in Italy has a rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood, according to a new report of her case. The 21-year-old told her doctors that, over the last three years, she periodically experienced bleeding from her face and palms, without any cuts or skin lesions. These bleeding episodes typically […]

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say experts

Stress, anxiety and depression are common prolonged factors seen in such cases. Reasons behind stress may include fear of dying, financial insecurity, worrying about family members, undergoing constant hospitalisation, prolonged medication etc

Stress and depression commonly seen in patients on organ wait list, say expertsOrgan transplant is often the last resort for those at the last stage of organ disease. Be it the heart, lungs, kidneys or the liver; an organ recipient on the wait list, and his family, wait with bated breath until the telephone rings informing them that a perfect match donor has been identified. The long […]

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’

A collaborative stress survey that was conducted by the Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis Healthcare and No Worry No Tension Healthcare. 2463 individuals from across the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Mohali, Ludhiana, Bangalore, Chennai and Jaipur

‘Evaluation of stress levels needs to become an integral part of preventive health packages’Inherent personality traits and natural disposition of individuals play a significant role in determining their ability to tolerate stress. External factors such as life circumstances and difficulties at home play a minimal role in contributing towards stress levels. The findings of the survey suggested significant levels of stress being experienced by individuals, attributed to their […]

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 […]