Health & Fitness

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 ..

VERTEBROPLASTY: GAINING GROUNDS

      ■ 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..

IS ‘OBESITY PARADOX’ REALLY A PARADOX?

      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..

SIGN THAT CAN MAKE YOU FIT

  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..

HOW TO CONTROL LIFESTYLE DISORDER

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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 ..

WHY STRETCHING EXERCISES ARE IMPORTANT

  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

  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

  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..

BOULDERING MAY TREAT DEPRESSION

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..