Health & Fitness

Hope floats- ‘Tailor-made cancer vaccines prove safe’

Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient’s tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported on Wednesday. The vaccines also triggered an immune response to tumour cells, they said, although this does not necessarily equate to a cure. These are the first drug trials in humans with personalised vaccines directed at neoantigens -molecules, caused by ... Read More »

Shilpa Shetty yoga

The Bollywood diva, Shilpa Shetty, is among those who have mastered the yogatechniques aesthetically. While her fans are going gaga over her fit and curvaceous body, the fitness icon is quite active in endorsing the benefits of yoga. “Yoga did not just help me with my body, I became fitter from within. It helped me to focus better. In the movies, we may look very ... Read More »

Air Pollution Could Be Ruining Your Sleep

The list of health problems linked to air pollution is long and disturbing, and it seems to grow a little longer every week. Studies have previously connected air pollution with an increased risk of lung and heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death, and this week there’s news that air pollution is screwing with your sleep – which in ... Read More »

The 7 Rules Of Weight Loss

To transform your brain as well as your body, we’ve compiled a guide to everything you need to know to build a lean, defined body. 1. Think Process, Not Outcome According to the science of habit change, goals should be quantifiable. That means “Lose weight” or “Look good with my shirt off” is less likely to pay off than “Lose ... Read More »

Are You Sitting Comfortably? How To Perfect Your Posture

  All too often it takes a problem to arise before people will do any work to correct their bad posture. Instead of sitting – or indeed slouching – there, waiting for lower back or neck pain to develop and then working on your posture, put in some preventative work now and hopefully you’ll avoid such issues altogether. We spoke ... Read More »

10 best headphones for running

Looking to soundtrack your path to fitness? These are the best running earphones to plug in and help you stay motivated whether you’re hunkered down in a gym, hitting the road, biking, kayaking, or running to the hills, like Iron Maiden. The Optoma NuForce BE Sport3 is the best pair of running headphones for pure audio quality. They’re comfortable, sound excellent, they’re ... Read More »

‘On the Last Day of High School, I Almost Died. CPR Saved My Life.’

It was the last day of high school. With one exam left to go, a group of us were sitting in the senior class hangout, some watching Netflix, some cramming for the test. I was braiding my friend Jackie Acierno’s hair. I’d gotten midway down her back when I started to feel dizzy. I had been having similar spells for about ... Read More »

Two New Cases of Human Plague Have Been Confirmed in New Mexico

Two new cases of plague have been confirmed in New Mexico, bringing the total number of cases of human plague in the state this year to three. The New Mexico Department of Health reported that two women, ages 52 and 62, from Santa Fe County were diagnosed with plague. The first case of plaguein Santa Fe County this year, found in a 63-year-old ... Read More »

What Happens If You Put Two Drops Of Garlic Juice In Your Ears?

There are a lot of people out there suffering from ear infections. Digging your ears with buds will only worsen the problem and hence it is recommended to go for a natural solution to treat this problem. This infection can hence be treated effectively without any drugs. Garlic juice is known to be very beneficial for treating ear infections, as ... Read More »

70 Per Cent of Home Blood Pressure Monitors are Inaccurate: Study

70 per cent of digital blood pressure monitors used at homes are “unacceptably inaccurate”, and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them, said researchers in a recent study. The study found that these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer (used by medical practitioners) leading to flaws in ... Read More »