Lifestyle

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

A rising middle-class, state-of-the-art health care facilities, expert physicians, and increased dependency on technology to facilitate health care at the prevention stage are driving the growth of the industry in India, thereby expecting the industry to grow rapidly. Indian health care market, which is worth USD 100 billion, is likely to grow at 23 percent CAGR to reach USD 280 ... Read More »

Is Eating At Night Making You Gain Weight?

Health experts have touted breakfast as the most important meal; on the other hand, lunch and dinner have to be the lightest. It is said that your metabolic rate in the morning is the highest as compared to later in the day. In fact, eating late at night has been associated with weight gain. According to a study published in ... Read More »

Carambola Fruit: Here’s Why You Should Add This Exotic Fruit To Your Diet!

We have a trove of exotic fruits that are not just good looking but also offer uncountable health and beauty benefits. Also known as star fruit, carambola is the fruit of the tree with the scientific name Averrhoa carambola. The fruit is about three to six inches in length and the flesh colour ranges from greenish yellow to yellow and ... Read More »

Dried seahorse, manta ray gills and tiger bones: Can they cure asthma, cancer or AIDS?

A pinch of powdered chimpanzee bone, some gecko saliva, a dash of vulture brain. These are not the ingredients of a fairytale witches’ brew, but some of the prized substances helping drive the multi-billion dollar illegal trade in animal parts touted to cure anything from a hangover or asthma, to cancer and AIDS. Along with better-known products, such as rhino ... Read More »

What is doms?

It’s a familiar feeling if you’ve hit the gym after a long time, started mixing your workout or turning up the intensity. DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is characterised by localised soreness, reduced range of movement and reduced muscle function. It is the stiffness and pain that you feel between 24 and 48 hours after doing high-intensity physical exercise that ... Read More »

3 most common reasons behind irregular periods

Most common reasons behind irregular periods MOST COMMON REASONS BEHIND IRREGULAR PERIODS: The problem of irregular periods is more common than what you think. You will be surprised to know that not some but many women experience irregular periods throughout their reproductive years. According to a 2011 report, published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular period is a common ... Read More »

How can I get pregnant if my male partner is infertile?

With infertility on a rise, it is no surprise that many couples are facing issues when it comes to bearing children. If we talk about the last five years, infertility has gone up by 20 to 30 per cent in our country! The responsible causes are a range of lifestyle factors, such as a routine that involves drinking and smoking, no exercise, ... Read More »

Do you lead a sedentary lifestyle? Counter diseases through wellness activities

Sixty one percent of the deaths in India in the age group of 30 to 70 are due to non-communicable diseases such as heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer, according to a WHO report published in September 2017. Most of these are preventable deaths since they are associated with lifestyle choices made by individuals from early on in their lives. The ... Read More »

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Scientists have found a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria infection, an advance that may lead to better treatments for the disease. By studying mice and samples from malaria patients, researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic build-up of iron in red blood cells and helps protect these cells against ... Read More »

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is ... Read More »