Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctors

Arthritis has troubled innumerable people in their old age for many years. It’s a painful condition that causes joint pain in your body. However, in the last few decades, there is a steady increase in the number of youths suffering from rheumatic arthritis

Rheumatic arthritis growing at an alarming rate in the youngsters, worry doctorsWhile the growth, at which the younger generation is undergoing, is disturbing, the reasons for this are many varying from injuries, hereditary among others. Recently, a 26-year-old patient, at Nanavati Hospital, complained of severe knee pain, stiffness, inability to straighten his knee and walk without an aid. For many years now, he has been suffering […]

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

A recent study reveals that nowadays teenagers prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a litany of social media apps, as compared to teens from the past generations

New study says teenagers avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never beforeToday’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates. According to a recent study from psychologists Jean Twenge and Heejung Park, teenagers instead prefer to sit at home, say no to drugs and alcohol, and scroll through a […]

Practo Healthcare releases report on chronic diseases plaguing urban India

It takes a comprehensive look at the disease and illness trends in India. Annually, Practo facilitates 45 million appointments on its platform

Practo Healthcare releases report on chronic diseases plaguing urban IndiaThe second edition of the Annual Practo Healthcare Map of India highlights some of the key consumer health concerns. The report is a comprehensive look at the disease and illness trends across India. Annually, Practo facilitates 45M appointments on its platform. The report is based on those health care appointments that were booked across 35+ […]

Timely intervention saves 17-year-old footballer after heart attack

Health experts recommend that youngsters also need to be cautious about their heart health. Any sign of stress and uneasiness should not be ignored and must be followed by preventive check-ups and consultation

Timely intervention saves 17-year-old footballer after heart attackIn March 2017, a local footballer Venkatesh (34) died following a massive heart attack in Bengaluru and in May, a 17-year Belgian footballer Joel Lobanzo, who played for Royal Antwerp, had also suffered a cardiac arrest during training, met the same fate. Unlike these two footballers, a district level 17-year-old Mumbai footballer was lucky. He […]

Why couples are not having sex? 

Sexless marriages and sexless youths are increasing all around the world. Various studies across the world point out at increase in the sexless marriages owing to a low self-esteem and body shamming or porn addiction

Why couples are not having sex? A lot of people are visiting psychiatrists for a solution to solve their sexless marriages. Surprisingly, this isn’t a very ‘Indian’ problem, but a worldwide phenomenon, according to a study. Payal and Dev Kapoor (names changed) were there for a problem which is less discussed among couples. Both in their early thirties got married about […]

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with it

For tattoo removals, the options range from skin grafting to laser treatments. Laser treatments need to be done at three week intervals, with about five to six sittings which are generally safe

Tattoo gone wrong? Here’s how you can deal with itNowadays there is an increasing trend to get piercings and tattoos which are done in various areas of the body. Perceiving a certain body image for oneself has become a new trend. It is common to get requests for piercing to be done of the belly-button (navel), nipples, tongue, ear rims, and even private parts […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

iPhone craze lands Pune youths at doctor’s doorstep

While newer smartphones with latest features being introduced every day in the Indian market, the craze for buying the most latest one is leading youngsters to fall prey to having a case of personality disorder

iPhone craze lands Pune youths at doctor’s doorstepA doctor in Pune has received two cases of personality disorder wherein two young boys have shown a maladaptive pattern of behaviour for buying ‘the latest version of an iPhone’. A craze for buying the latest version of a smartphone is one of the telling traits of a personality disorder; that is seen in modern […]

Here’s how you can be 50 and still look like your just 20

A good attitude and graceful acceptance of the inevitable changes can go a long way to making you both feel and look younger. You can’t do anything to alter your genetics, but you can look to your relatives for an idea of what your aging trajectory might be

Here’s how you can be 50 and still look like your just 20If you’ve spent any time on the internet, you’re likely aware that a lot of fake content lives there. From fabricated news stories to photo-shopped UFOs, the internet is a rich source of bogus material. Perhaps that’s why it’s no surprise the stories of a 50-year-old man and woman who look like they’re in their […]