Health

Pulmonary disease: Docs for awareness, early detection

Air pollution in the city has increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 50%, say experts. COPD is a non-communicable lung disease that progressively robs the patient of breath. However, recent studies indicate that 25% to 50% of people with clinically significant COPD do not realize they even have it. “That is because the early stages of COPD are often ... Read More »

Obesity and diabetes increase bone fracture risk

Development of obesity and Type-2 diabetes negatively affect bone structure, formation and strength over time, thereby increasing bone fracture risk, says a new study. The researchers also found that exercise can not only only prevent weight gain and diabetes but also increase bone strength. “Researchers once thought obesity was protective of bone because with more body mass, individuals have more ... Read More »

Having over 300 pals on FB ups stress level 

Having more than 300 friends on Facebook may increase levels of stress hormone cortisol in teenagers, a study has found. On the other hand, teens who act in ways that support their FB friends -for example, by liking what they posted or sending them words of encouragement -decreased their levels of cortisol. The researchers recruited 88 participants aged 12-17 years ... Read More »

Know the warning signs of Diabetes

Diabetes is often called the ‘silent killer’ because of its easy-to-miss signs (hence ‘silent’), but ability to wreck havoc through multiple organ damage (hence a potential ‘killer’). In diabetes high blood glucose acts like a poison; it is often accompanied by high blood pressure and abnormal blood lipids, forming an evil team to harm the individual. The cells in your ... Read More »

Home remedies for backache

Backache is the most common problem and here are few home remedies to cure it. Stressful life, travelling, workouts or aging — all these lead to one most common health problem i.e. backache. It is one health issue which makes us restless and if not taken care of results in making our routine terrible. Here are a few home remedies ... Read More »

A quick guide to cervical cancer 

When abnormal cells develop and spread in a woman’s cervix (the lower part of the uterus), it leads to cervical cancer. Experts say when detected early, there are high chances of complete recovery. Unfortunately, symptoms of cervical cancer rarely show up in the beginning. Instead, they usually start showing when the cancer is fast progressing. Symptoms include unusual vaginal discharge, ... Read More »

2-3 cups of coffee a day reduce death risk: Study

Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily may reduce your risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and suicide, researchers, including those of Indian-origin have claimed. In the study, people who regularly drank moderate amounts of coffee daily–less than 5 cups per day–experienced lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, Type 2 diabetes and suicide. The benefit ... Read More »

Early antibiotics help kids with respiratory infections 

Giving children a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness, new research has found. Children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty in breathing are generally given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy. “Oral corticosteroids such as prednisone have ... Read More »

How to avoid winter allergies 

Winter’s round the corner and everyone seems to be falling sick these days. While it’s easy to shrug it off, have you considered the possibility of winter allergies? You might be allergic to pollen, mites or molds which linger in dust during the winter months. The biggest difference between a cold and an allergy is the duration. A cold usually ... Read More »

Most employees suffer from stress at workplace

One in four employees are suffering work place stress issues, according to new research. The study shows up to one in four people calling a national employee assistance helpline say that workplace stress lies at the root of their problem. Experts at the firm say they have seen first-hand through their Employee Assistance Programme how stress levels have risen alongside ... Read More »