Health

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment

Antibiotics could replace surgery as appendicitis treatment Antibiotics may be an effective treatment for acute non-complicated appendicitis in children, instead of surgery, a study says. The condition, which causes the appendix – a small organ attached to the large intestine – to become inflamed due to a blockage or infection, affects mainly children and teenagers. Appendicitis is currently treated through ... Read More »

You have been cleaning your ears all wrong

Feburary 18, 2017 1/6Your step-wise guide to remove earwax 0 We get too overzealous about maintaining our hygiene, sometimes pushing the Q-tips as much in our ears as humanly possible. We would still be thinking that this is the right way to go about it but that’s not so! Studies have shown how dreadful this habit can be. Earwax, in ... Read More »

Beware! Your child is not safe from depression

Kalpana Sharma| TNN | Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 10.13 PM IST “Exams are near and I am scared… not from exam pressure but from your expectations, Mom. I know you really care about my studies and get angry at me for not studying but do you know I try really hard.” “Mom dad, you look so stressed during my exams ... Read More »

How to spend your final week before the Marathon

How to go about and what to do in the week before the run up to the Marathon/Half Marathon? I love this week as this is the most relaxing week where you do not have to work hard running around. You have to bid good bye to your LSDs (Long Slow Distance). You have put in a lot of disciplined ... Read More »

Positive effects of stress

Feburary 17, 2017 1/7How stress can be good for you 0 “Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you,” said Donald Tubesing about spices. You’d be surprised to know that the same saying can be applied to stress too! Stress is so much like spice – in the right proportion, it enhances the flavor of a ... Read More »

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migraine more common among women

Health Weekly Roundup: India tops in ozone pollution deaths, non-communicable diseases on rise in India, migra… Read More This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Fight your ... Read More »

Slim down your body the non-surgical way

Non-surgical techniques can help you lose stubborn fat (Thinkstock) There are times when despite the efforts, your body just refuses to give up on the diet-and-exercise resistant fats. Areas around the thighs, abdomen, bulges around the back, flanks and other localised fat deposits can be difficult to get rid off permanently. And, that is when one needs non-surgical alternatives and ... Read More »

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Premature babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk of physical problems but are also more likely to experience later in life mental health problems — mainly involving attention, anxiety-related and social problems, a study says. “Our findings provide evidence that individuals born at extremely low birth weight are at higher overall risk for psychological difficulties ... Read More »

7 types of sexualities: Which one is yours?

1/87 sexual orientations: What are you? There are many ways a person can feel sexually attracted – to others of the same gender, to others of the different gender, to both, to neither or even to himself. There are as many as sixteen types of sexual orientations yet identified. Labels can be bad for some, while it can also help ... Read More »

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D

Fight your cold and flu with Vitamin D Regular intake of Vitamin Dsupplements may help protect against cold and flu, as well as tackle high levels of the vitamin’s deficiency in countries like India, a study has said. The ‘sunshine vitamin’ as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels ... Read More »