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Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be rough for the elderly. Take them for a walk in the evenings or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, list a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * Try to plan activities that require going outside during ... Read More »

How many drinks do you have in a week? It can predict how soon you will die

Here’s some sobering news. A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that means drinking guidelines in many countries may be far too loose. The study found that people who down more than seven drinks a week can expect to die sooner than those who drink less. “What this is saying ... Read More »

Digital addiction can be as bad as substance abuse, can lead to depression

Turns out, digital addiction can increase the feeling of loneliness, anxiety, and depression among people. In a new San Francisco State University study, researchers Erik Peper and Richard Harvey argued that overuse of smartphones was just like any other type of substance abuse. “The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to ... Read More »

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few alterations to one’s overall dietary ... Read More »

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent Cancer even if it runs in your family!

World Health Day 2018: This is how you can prevent cancer even if it runs in your family! According to health experts,cancer can be caused by genetic mutations and its risk can multiply if it runs in your family. Cancer can be caused by abnormal genes that get passed to the next generations by those affected. In such a case, it ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Sports can play a role in weight management

Uday Jhala at a football game. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint Football Uday Jhala, 36, hates working out and loves his junk food and drinks. Yet, he weighs a healthy 67kg—the ideal weight for a man 5ft, 9 inches tall. “Given the amount of trash I eat and drink, I should be thrice my size. Thanks to football, I am fairly fit ... Read More »

Guard yourself against tuberculosis. It can lead to male and female infertility

With over 20 lakh cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, India is the second leading country to contribute to the related mortality rate. In India, female genital tuberculosis is a rampant disease, which is also growing as a major health issue that leads to infertility. As per various medical researchers, tuberculosis is a root cause of infection which results in infertility ... Read More »