Health

Are you obese? You might have chronic kidney disease.

Keep obesity at bay, to keep your kidney healthy. Obesity, according to city doctors, is one of the biggest drivers of chronic kidney disease, a condition where the kidney functions....................

This Holi, play with colour carefree: 5 hacks to protect your skin and hair.

Do you stay indoors on Holi for the fear of what colours and chemicals can do to your skin and hair? Restrain no more for we bring you quick hacks to help you get back to your regular beautiful...........

Use pram covers to protect babies from air pollution.

This one is for all young parents. Use pram covers to protect your babies when taking them with their older siblings on the school run. Infants are twice as likely to be affected by air pollution in........

Sleep on left side, drink water from copper vessel: How to fix indigestion naturally.

Physical activity helps keep your digestive system working smoothly. But is important to take a nap after every meal to soothe your digestive system. While taking the nap, you should first sleep on...........

Girls, beware: Colouring hair, taking contraceptives ups breast cancer risk.

Though getting your hair coloured may feel nice for a while but it exposes you to the risk of breast cancer, just like using hormonal contraceptives do, warn researchers............

Asthma patients more vulnerable to flu than others.

Asthmatics are likely to have worse symptoms when they get the flu because of weaker immune systems, claims a new research.........

Early periods associated with 50% more risk of gestational diabetes: Research.

Girls who start menstruating at a younger age are 50% more likely to develop gestational diabetes, researchers including one of Indian origin.........

This Women’s Day, filmmaker Madhureeta Anand wants you to Know Your Porn.

Taking up a taboo head on is no mean feat. And bringing it to spotlight is braver still. While we all know that mindsets need to change to protect our women and children, we rarely do anything about..........

Teens should sleep timely, more so during weekends, to boost brain function.

Lack of sleep and late bedtimes can reduce the volume of gray matter in the brains of teenagers, claims a recent French study, published in the.........

Heard this? Smart sensor attached to your ear helps you track diabetes.

Have diabetes and are tired of getting your blood glucose levels tested every few days? A sensor clipped to your earlobe can now give you a reading within 60 seconds without drawing blood...........

Here is how you can banish that post-lunch drowsiness at work.

The hardest task at the office is not working but keeping the drowsiness away once you’ve had your lunch. Most of us find ourselves yawning, craving for a cozy quick afternoon nap after...............

Short, fair men more likely to bald prematurely. Here’s why.

Men with short height and light skin colour are at an increased risk of getting bald prematurely, claims a new study...........

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy raises cerebral palsy risk in kids.

Being overweight or obese early in pregnancy can increase the risk of cerebral palsy in children.......

Caffeine isn’t all that bad. It can save you from dementia.

Drinking that mandatory cup of coffee everyday may be doing you good. According to a recent study, caffeine is among the 24 compounds that boost an enzyme in the brain known to prevent dementia...........

Vaginal progesterone treatment may help pregnant women cut preterm birth risk.

Treatment with vaginal progesterone in women with a short cervix and a twin pregnancy may reduce the risk of preterm birth, claims a new study..........

More children are dying of cancer than previously thought: Study.

Childhood cancer often strikes its youngest victims the hardest, and the death rate for infants may be up to four times higher than previously thought, American researchers said on Monday....

This Women’s Day, fight against the cosmetics that are killing you. Go au naturel.

Your quest for beauty could be killing you ….. slowly. Did you know your lipstick contains heavy metals and chemicals that are also used to manufacture rubber.....

Meet Class 10 student who developed a device to predict ‘silent’ heart attacks.

Akash Manoj has been reading medical literature for fun since he was in the 8th standard. It comes as a little surprise then that this Class 10 student has developed a device to.................

Islamic prayer practice can cut lower back pain, boost elasticity in joints.

The complex physical movements of the Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain if performed regularly and properly, claims a recent research.....

Should students use trollies instead of schoolbags? This is what researchers think.

The discussion on how much burden schoolchildren should carry on their shoulders has been.................

Here’s how you can prevent, manage multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects around 2.3 million people worldwide and can cause blurred vision, slurred speech, tremors, extreme fatigue, problems with memory, balance,............

Training for marathon? Here’s all you need to know to boost your nutrition levels.

With the marathon and half-marathon season just around the corner, Alexandra Dalu, a doctor of nutrition and anti-aging, has seven nutrition tips...........

That awesome tan is not good for you, it’s making your skin age faster.

Heading to the beach to get a beautiful tan? Think again, as radiation from the sun or tanning sessions hasten skin ageing in the long run, a new study has warned..........

Hand sanitisers could lead to abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting in children.

Parents take note! Hand sanitisers may do more harm than good, warn scientists who found that these alcohol-based, scented products may tempt young kids to swallow the substance - leading to serious.......

Predicting silent heart attack: Technique by this schoolboy shows you how.

A Class 10 student from Tamil Nadu has developed a new technique that can non-invasively detect.......

Going bald or facing hair fall? 14 myths about hair growth you shouldn’t believe.

Along with the facts come the myths. For years, people have believed in old wives’ tales about hair growth and hair loss.......

Your cell phone is wreaking havoc on your skin! Here’s how you can stop it.

If you wake up in a state of horror, wondering how did you get acne, blemishes all over your face suddenly, then you can blame it on your shiny smartphone......

Living in Delhi may affect your hearing. Study links city noise to hearing loss.

Urban noise pollution and hearing loss are closely linked, according to rankings of 50 large cities in both categories released on Friday..............

The health of Indian children is improving but there is still a long way to go.

India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) reduced by 16 points over the last ten years – 41 children below...........

Exercise may work better than medicine to reduce fatigue in cancer patients: Study.

For patients suffering with cancer-related fatigue, indulging in exercise such as gentle yoga, walking, running or cycling and/or psychological therapies.....

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