Lifestyle

Weight loss, exercise and diet tips, experts say follow these for super fitness

Losing weight is all about making simple changes that optimise your healthy habits, and reduce the unhealthy ones. You can also take help from existing medical research and studies for tips on foods and activities that boost weight loss. Here are 10 ways to lose weight that health experts swear by: Poha makes for a great breakfast option. (Shutterstock) Eat ... Read More »

‘I am not the type of parent I thought I’d be’

Ciara O’Brien and co: “I try to enjoy almost all of it, because I’m reliably informed this stage passes quickly, and before I know it, they’ll be either ignoring my existence or telling me they hate me.” I am not the type of parent I thought I’d be. Let’s be honest, is there anyone out there who would say they ... Read More »

10 parenting secrets to changing kids’ bad behavior

During her time as a Girl Scout leader, an Odyssey of the Mind coach and a playground volunteer, Katherine Reynolds Lewis began noticing something amiss. “The kids seemed more chaotic, less respectful and to have more trouble focusing than I remembered,” Lewis says. She began digging a little deeper and found such statistics as these: A National Institute of Health ... Read More »

Mummy blogs: Why they won’t help you be a better parent, but these services can

PHOTO: Parents fear they’ll be judged if they admit to struggling with parenting, but those that don’t get help can become isolated.(Flickr: Kat Grigg) Mummy blogs and parenting forums have cornered the market on family advice, but research has found many people won’t seek help because of a fear of judgement. The pressure to portray a perfect family image is blocking ... Read More »

How to control hormonal imbalance: Don’t ignore warning signs like low libido, hair fall

Have you been breaking out into a sweat with your face turning red for up to a minute? Or have you been experiencing a sudden rapid heartbeat, hair loss or unexplained anxiety? One of the reasons for these conditions could possibly be a hormone imbalance in your body. But before we get into what you should do about this condition, we need ... Read More »

Delhi govt move to reduce medical cost good, but has to consider reality

There is no doubt that the recent policy of the Delhi government is aimed at bringing down the cost to patient by preferring prescribing drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and capping profits that hospitals can make on the rest of the drugs and consumables. It also attempts to bring in transparency, for example, by clearly displaying ... Read More »

Legal dilemma, missing details in draft advisory to cap profits of private healthcare providers

The Delhi government this week released an advisory aimed at capping profits of private healthcare providers in the city. The non-enforceable advisory would act as a draft for an amendment to the state’s Nursing Home Rules, giving government the power to cancel licences of erring hospitals. “The draft will be put out in the public domain. And, after a 30-day ... Read More »

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first fully implanted DBS system that ... Read More »

This new form of vertigo has no known cause

Do you suffer from dizzy spells or lose your balance? You may be suffering from vertigo. The usual causes of vertigo could be a tumour or high/low blood pressure, stress or diabetes. But recently, scientists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, that may respond to treatments. “These conditions can be difficult to diagnose and quite ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence can better detect skin cancer than dermatologists

An artificial intelligence system can better detect skin cancer than experienced dermatologists, a study has found. Researchers trained a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network (CNN) to identify skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas (the most lethal form of skin cancer), as well as benign ... Read More »