Health & Fitness


  The new guidelines emphasise a ‘move more, sit less’ message to encourage everyone to do just a little more physical activity and to spend a little bit less time sitting. By David E Conroy & Sherry Pagoto I t’s that time ag..

Mood-Boosting Foods

  By Kelsey Kloss, W inter is synonymous with all things warm and cozy, including comfort food. However, too often, the foods we crave in chilly weather are far from the kind we should be eating to prevent or soothe seasonal mood changes. About 5..


  Combining two compounds found in coffee can act as therapeutic against Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia -- the two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration, say researchers. The study, led ..


  With the low temperature outside and our bodys reluctance to shed off those extra layers of fat, we tend to not give a thought to stay fit and healthy. But experts have a few tips on how to stay fit in this cozy yet lazy season. Soumen Das, Seni..


  By Ram N Kumar, T he healthcare access of a country reflects its economic, social and political standards and growth on the world stage. According to theWorld Health Organisation (WHO), half the world’s 7.3 billion population lacks access..


  By K S Jayaraman, Researchers in Hyderabad are developing a new strategy for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI) for which currently there is no satisfactory cure. Spinal cord is a bundle of nerves running down the middle of one’s b..


  By Catherine Winters, Sciatica is leg pain caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. Although the pangs begin in nerve roots located on either side of the lower spine, they then course through the sciatic nerve, which runs the length of each..

Importance of early breakfast

  Turns out, people with Type II diabetes who eat breakfast later, are more likely to have a higher Body Mass Indices (BMI). According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago,an‘evening person’islinked to higher b..


  A ccording to the WHO, liver disease is the 10th most common cause of deaths in AIndia. Gone are the days when liver disease was only associated with the consumption of alcohol.With the increased prevalence of obesity and metabolic diseases such..

Harmful cocktail of beauty products

Exposure to a cocktail of different chemicals widely used in cosmetics and personal care products can lead to changes in women’s reproductive hormones, a study has found. Researchers from George Mason University in the US collected total of 509 ur..

Good news for EARLY RISERS

  W omen who begin their day early are likely to have a lower risk of breast cancer, than late beginners, suggests a research. The study found that a preference for mornings reduced the risk of breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with being an e..


  Newborn babies are bundles of joy for every parent. However, taking care of them is not just exciting but challenging as well. Their laughter brings happiness to everyone around, and their cries fill the atmosphere with a sense of urgency. When ..


  I dn today’s stressful times and era of lifestyle diseases ruling the roost, the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle couldn’t have been more stressed upon. And to ingrain this message in our minds, a recent study conducted ..


  Higher intake of yogurt may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among hypertensive men and women, a new study suggests. According to the researchers, clinical trials have previously demonstrated beneficial effects of dairy consumption on ca..


  By Emily Shiffer, When the world witnessed the giant purple bruises that covered Michael Phelps’ back and shoulders during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, everyone wondered where they came from. From there, the world of cupping thera..

Water reduces risk of UTI

  Women who drink about an extra litreand-a-half of water daily are nearly 50 per cent less likely to suffer from bladder infections, especially in premenopausal stages, a new study has found. According to researchers from the University of Texas ..

Exercise daily for healthy muscles

Regular exercise helps in removing toxic proteins in muscle cells that can lead to atrophy and muscle weakness, says a new study. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed that the lack of muscle stimulus results in a build-up of in..


    Natural ways For good liver health it is advisable to consume a healthy diet and supplements containing herbal ingredients that help the liver metabolise foods, eliminate waste, and balance hormones. A ccording to theWHO, liver diseas..

Amazing benefits of HOLY TULSI

  I ntegrating Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) to your diet may not only help you look good but can also boost your physical and mental health, says an Ayurveda expert. Various studies in the past have suggested that there are tangible benefits to phys..

SUDARSHAN KRIYA The Healing Breath

  By Dr Manjusha Hatwar & Dr Rajeshree Patil, Medical science is currently rediscovering and validating many of the ancient health practices from traditional cultures world wide. Sudarshan Kriya (SK) is one novel practice that is undergoing e..


  By Amber Brenza We’ve heard beauty and wellness experts say that a green juice a day keeps aging skin away, but a new trend takes it to another level: drinking aloe juice. Not the gooey gel savior of sunburns, but a clear, slightly sour j..


  By Dr Manoj Kutteri Muscle soreness is one of the main reasons why many people are skipping their exercises. It is important for us to know the tips on how to end an exercise without going through this unpleasant condition.  Stretching I..

For healthy eating out.

    By Sapna Vyas It is totally possible to eat at restaurants and be healthy - you just need to know few tricks so you can be prepared to make good, healthy choices. Here are my tips for how to eat healthy at restaurants. Scan the menu Lo..

Highly Effective Treatments for LOWER BACK PAIN

Highly Effective Treatments for LOWER BACK PAIN..

for A b etter posture

    By Dr Pratiksha Gadpal In our day to day life most of us experience that at the end of each workday our body feels exhausted and our muscles and joints aches. As a physiotherapist one of the most important cause of these discomfort tha..


    By Lisa Antao W ith the influx of technology and social media, we have started leading a frenetic pace of life that takes a toll on our mind and body. Due to longer working hours, higher stress levels and imbalance between personal and ..

Maxillofacial rehabilitation: A lesser known treatment modality

Maxillofacial rehabilitation: A lesser known treatment modality ..

7 daily habits to make wellness a way of life

7 daily habits to make wellness a way of life..

Get rid of sore throat naturally

    Your saliva goes down like sandpaper, and every cough makes you wince. Sore throats can be rough. But some of your favorite home remedies may just be masking the pain-not resolving it, says Brett Comer, MD, a head and neck surgeon at the..

Home remedies to KEEP YOUR GUT CLEAN

Home remedies to KEEP YOUR GUT CLEAN..


      ■ By Jen Mccaffery Your finger and toenails are fun to paint, but they can also clue you in to undiagnosed medical problems. Just like with your skin, changes in the nails can reveal health issues ranging from nutrients lacking ..



New waves in psychiatric treatment

    By Gargi Gupta Magnetic waves to treat depression? The idea may sound newfangled, but that’s exactly what psychiatrists around the world have turned to – repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), as the technolog..

Soothe your upset stomach naturally

    By Tieraona Low Dog I NDIGESTION AND bloating, even if they’re not serious, can ruin your day--and even interfere with your enjoyment of life. Dinner out becomes a challenge, and just lounging on the couch can be uncomfortable if ..

Liver transplant through live donor

    By Dr Ravinder Pal Singh Malhotra The future of liver transplantation in India should move toward a more accountable, equitable, and accessible form. This is solely attributed to the awareness among Indian citizens who have shown treme..

Signs You’re Not Getting Enough MAGNESIUM

    ■ By Alisa Hrustic When you think of the nutrients you need every single day, your mind probably jumps to vitamin D, iron, or even calcium. One crucial mineral you might miss? Magnesium. “Magnesium is a very important mineral and ..


      By Dr Vivek Ravi Charde ow-a-days percentage of heart disease is on rise. Stress, irregular lifestyle, consumption of junk food, lack of exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption are some of the responsible factors. Heart diseas..

CrossFit can vouch for heart matters

    Turns out, the highintensity workout program, CrossFit, can do a lot besides just keeping people fit and fine. According to a study conducted by The Physiological Society, a six-week CrossFit exercise programme can lead to improved contr..

Choose labs wisely

      ■ By CA (Dr) Ruchi Gupta M any people in our country at some point of time in their life have received an incorrect diagnosis or seen a doctor who has been baffled by their symptoms. Symptoms can go away with the right medicatio..

Scrutinising ‘OCD’

    By Brielle Gregory W e all know someone who says they’re ‘so OCD’ about cleaning their house or washing their hands. The good news is, they’re probably wrong. “Just because you like things orderly and wash ..

ACCESS CONCIOUSNESS Empowering people to know, that they know

    ■ By Indu Agarwal Usha was fed up with her life going on and off, means between having a job and no job. Other problems also triggered in her life at the same time - her parent’s health issues were engaging her mind. One friend su..

Decodingdementia:IT’S NOT ADEMON

Decodingdementia:IT’S NOT ADEMON..

Easy fixes forUPPER BACK PAIN

Easy fixes for UPPER BACK PAIN..


   By Dr Gupta L iver is one of the most important organ of human body. Liver disease has been prevalent for long and burden of liver disease is on the rise. Most of liver disease can be broadly divided into acute and chronic disease. Acute..

an ancient cure for ailments

  A bilments like piles, skin disease, bproblems related to the eyes, buterus, leprosy, bleeding and bgynaecological problems can be cured bthrough the allopathic route, but did you bknow that something as natural and simple bas Bermuda grass offe..

IS HAIR TRANSPLANT an affordable solution?

    W e all know that hair transplants is one of the most reliable, effective, and safe procedure to get hair back on your head. However, you need to consider the cost of the transplant process as well. Do you know that cost of hair transpla..


  Nice. Easy. Affordable. These are some of many positive things people have to say about dental i m p l a n t s . Dental implants are the spearhead of modern dentistry. If you got a missing tooth, a dental implant is right for you. They’re ..

Control your back pain naturally

  By Dr Akash Saoji Back pain is the very common problem that is face by most of the people, especially by the elderly group. Although back pain may be painful or uncomfortable, it is usually, not taken seriously unless, it takes a toll on your r..

Meditate your way to a quiet mind, happy heart

  Anxious? You may want to add meditation to your daily routine as according to a recent study, it can ease anxiety and improve cardiovascular health. The Michigan Technological University study with 14 participants showed preliminary data that ev..

Hacks to slowdown your AGE CLOCK!

    A ccording to a study,alifetime of regular exercise can delay aging. The researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London set out to assess the health of older adults who had exercised most of their adult lives..

Combat bad breath with natural mouthwashes

    Wantto maintain oral hygiene? Get your hands on natural mouth washes like cinnamon and clove which arealcohol-free,easy to prepareand don’t cost much, say experts. Bhumika Madan, Dental Consultant, Aakash Healthcare Hospital, has s..

Boon in the age of stress

        Healing can be done in various ways - medical, surgical and even spiritual. It is in tradition to go out and seek a doctor for an immediate cure and heal ourselves from pain. According to various studies, it is proven tha..

Prioritise Neonatal Screening

      A fter delivery, newborn screening is the first and foremost important test to be done for a baby. All the parents are given this opportunity to have their babies screened for various rare but serious disorders. These tests look ..


      ■ By Dr Arvind G Kulkarni A njum, 58 years old lady was suffering from severe and consistent back pain for over 2 years. She was extremely obese (class 3) weighing 104 kgs. She was also suffering from uncontrolled diabetes and ha..

Consequences of teeth grinding

      Did you know that if you suffer from nagging headaches - including migraines, tension headaches and behind-the-eye pain - your teeth could be the root of your problem? Involuntary and excessive clenching and grinding of the teeth..


      rwise known as the ‘obesity paradox’. According to the study led by the European Society of Cardiology, the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure, increases a..

Aromatic revival of mind, body and soul

Aromatic revival of mind, body and soul..

Group workouts, a key to follow fitness goals

  People are more likely to stick to their fitness goals if they workout in groups, according to a study published in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. The study was published after Anglia Ruskin University conduct..

Energy drinks: Wings come at health cost

  Apparently, regular energy drinks give you wings and serious health risks! A new review of current scientific knowledge on energy drinks found their advertised short-term benefits can be outweighed by serious health risks, which include risk-see..


  Are you -like most people- always finding reasons to not exercise?  What if life came with little reminders to make healthy choices? To address that question, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether a simple sign could..

Exercise buddy

    Listening to music while exercising can help you work out for a longer time than those who do not have music playing in their ears, a team of researchers, including one of Indian origin, suggested. Music can have a powerful impact on our..

Get over the DENTAL PHOBIA

  ■ By Nisha Dhankhar When it comes to pediatric dentistry, Dental Phobia alias Dental Fear is the most frequent problem. There are several factors that contribute to a child’s fear of pediatric dentist, and the most important factor is &ls..

4 hacks for women’s wellness W ellness

4 hacks for women’s wellness W ellness ..

Exercise to stay sharp

  Engaging in regular physical activity is good for your brain too, suggests new research that found a link between a lower fitness level and faster deterioration of vital nerve fibres in the brain. This deterioration results in cognitive decline,..

Ways to fight the SAD blues

  Every year it happens like clockwork, yet every year nothing seems to soften the blow-the anticipation and excitement of the holidays have come and gone, and our New Year’s resolutions have either been maintained through couple of months o..

Boost your mindpower naturally

  The advent of exams is a stress fultime for students, withfinal exams and board exams are here. Constantly worrying about exams can increases tress levelsand adversely affect concentration in students. A recent report released by Karnataka&rsquo..

VITAMIN Dmay ease painful IBS

  Regular consumption of Vitamin D supplements could help to ease painful irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms as well as quality of life, a new study has found. IBS is a debilitating, chronic, relapsing and functional disorder of the gastroint..

Delay age-related frailtywith properlifestyle

F railty,of ten assumed to bean inevitable part of ageing, may be prevented or delayed by a proper lifestyle and adequate physical, mental and social activities, researchers say. "Societies are not aware of frailty as an avoidable health problem and mos..

Tips For Ensuring Healthy Motherhood

  I magining the future asaparent and leaving all the worries aside is a predominant need for all couples. A woman can attain the right mindset and physical health for motherhood when her pregnancy is a planned one. Preparing the body and the mind..

Habits that are weakening youth

  ‘Health is wealth’ is more of hearsay than practice and rising incidence of health disorders, owing to poor lifestyle, are indicative of the fact that seldom our health is taken seriously. Dr Palash Gupta, Director Orthopedics and Jo..

How Runners Can Prevent back pain

  How Runners Can Prevent back pain If you’re a runner who experiencesback pain, here’swhatyou need to do. Researchers from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center examined what may cause chronicback pain in runners and the ex..

Infected, not recovering? Read on

  By Pallava Bagla, Love for chicken delicacies -- be it butter chicken or fried -- may involve a health risk for not only Indians but the entire world, a new study warns. According to the Indo-American study, Punjab, famous for its large and cr..

For a happier, healthier 2018

You’re just like the majority of people around you if getting more fit and losing weight is your New Year’s resolution to kick off 2018. Every year, many of us pledge to work harder at being healthy, losing weight or eating more veggies. Her..

Yoga postures for expecting moms

  By Akshar, The issue of premature birth is very crucial. lets bring everyone’s attention to it. Its been a leading cause of death in children below the age of five. Babies born too early are more prone to have long-term health issues.One ..

Stock up home with basic healthcare devices

  There are certain healthcare devices that are important to keep within your reach at home. Always keep a thermometer, weighing scale and a blood pressure monitor, say experts. Vineet Sikka, Advisor to concierge of medical services Credihealth a..


  Obesity and Type II Diabetes can both stem from sub-optimal lifestyles which can significantly alter one's quality of life.  Along with the growing awareness about lifestyle disorders, it is critical to also learn about ways to avoid unhea..

Treat back pain with yoga

  Practicing yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic lower back pain, according to a latest review of research conducted in India, the UK and the US. Lower back pain is a common health problem, and is usually treated with self-care ..

Why diet plans dont work

  A re you experiencing a weight-loss plateau despite being on some new and guaranteed diet that helped your friends hed those extra kilos?You are not alone. Many diet plans are doomed from the start and according to a new research from Baylor Uni..

The benefits of staying active

  It’s always a good idea to remind yourself about all the amazing things exercise can do for you, both physically and mentally. Not only is it motivating to remember why it’s so important, it helps shore up the commitment you need to..

Tai Chi may boost exercise behaviour

  Finding it difficult to join a cardiac rehabilitation centre due to rigorous workouts or financial constraints? Take heart, practising Tai Chi -- a form of ancient Chinese martial art -- may help patients for whom physical exercises can be unple..

commandments to avoid heart Attack

  By Dr p p deshmukh, There is a silent but deadly epidemic of ischemic (i.e. deficiency of blood supply) heart disease, heart attack looming large over Indian subcontinent. It is much larger than plague and polio epidemics the world has seen. It..

Watch your waistline as you binge-watch

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, On-demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are leaving no stone unturned to increase their Indian subscriber base. Their library of movies and shows forces you to binge-watch. So do TV channels with their mar..

Stay active,stay healthy

  Whether it is a gym workout, a walk to work or a household chore, physical activity of any kind can prevent heart disease and death.The Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study involving more than 130,000 people from 17 countries, led b..


  Fennel is an aromatic herb belonging to the parsley family. It is used as a spice and possesses a sweet taste that is similar to anise. Fennel seeds are not only tasty but are also very healthy owing to their nutritional content. Fennel bulb is ..

Importance of healthy lifestyle

  Healthy life is a gift to which nothing compares and findings from a recent research suggest that lifestyle factors may affect how long individuals live free of disability. The study indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the durati..

Winning formula

  By Meghana Kumare, Without the right food, even physical conditioning and expert coaching are not adequate to attain the best results. Our country is making a mark in almost every field and sports are not an exception. Fitness is most important..


  Coriander or cilantro is an aromatic herb native to Western Asia and southern Europe. More popularly, it is called “hara dhaniya” in local terms. It is used for culinary purposes round the world. Apart from its culinary uses, it has ..


  Papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now available at most times of the year. Papaya is extremely rich in Vitamin C has a wide range of health benefits making it a great fruit option to include in your diet. Here are some of the top he..

Ectopic pregnancy

By Dr Amol Naik, Sowmya(36) was very happy to find out her pregnancy, but the dreams shattered as soon as she went for an ultrasound. It showed an empty uterus with no signs of an intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) or an extrauterine (ectopic) pregnancy. Dej..

Salty diet makes you hungry

  Eating salty food diminishes thirst while increasing hunger, due to a higher need for energy, according to new study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars.  The study found that “Cosmonauts” who ate more salt in the si..

A Healthy Connection Chakras & Food

  By Meghana Kumare, Our grandparents, have always insisted us about the Shuddha and Sampurna Ahaar. The cleaner, less processed and natural food you have in your diet, the chances of living a healthy life are even more. There are seven centres i..


  GINGER is a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine. However, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures. Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of ap..

Spice yourself healthy

By Mahesh Jayaraman, We live in a world where prescription medicine is getting more and more expensive as well as controversial. Alternative medicine is gaining momentum and with good reason. The same is true for treatments for Type-2 Diabetes. You have ..


  By Emilia Kliment Q UITE many times one can hear about stretching exercises and the importance of them though it is seldom really explained why they are so important. People who practise sports know that they are, or at least can experience tha..


  JACKFRUIT is a sweet, delicious and exotic fruit that is packed with many nutrients and benefits. It isarich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, fat and protein. This fruit also contains calorie but n..


  Jamun or Black plum is very nutritious seasonal fruit in India associated with many health and medicinal benefits. It is very attractive, sweet and delicious fruit found everywhere in the month of June and July and August. Jamun is a delicious f..


BESIDES building muscles and endurance, bouldering,which involves climbing rocks or walls to amoderate height withoutropes or a harness, may also treat symptoms of depression, suggests new research. “Bouldering,in many ways,is a positive physical ..

Obesity And Spine Health

By Dr Arvind Kulkarni A 59 year old lady who was morbidly obese (BMI 46.6) had unbearable back pain that would radiate down to her lower limbs. Infact, she had been suffering severe disability and activity restriction due to both strained back and obes..

New code system to check spurious medicines soon

New code system to check spurious medicines soon..

Forgetful immune systems

Jun 30 (IANS) Know why does your infant get infections every now and then? It has nothing to do with weak immunity but his/ her immune system may have forgotten to act on time. Forgetful immune systems leave infants particularly prone to infe..