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7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

7 signs that your thyroid is not functioning properly

Thyroid dysfunction is a major illness which affects many but they don’t even know of it. Problems start clumping when a lump forms at the base of the thyroid gland which affects the normal production of important hormones. Difficulty in maintaining weight, hair thinning and irregular blood pressure are the most prominent signs of your […]

Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

Limiting screen time can lead to better cognition in children, says study

NEW DELHI: Limiting screen time to less than two hours every day for children between the ages of eight to 11 will enhance their mental ability, according to a new study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. According to the study, as reported by the BBC, limiting screen time along with nine to 11 hours of […]

Decoding the benefits of antioxidants in human body

Decoding the benefits of antioxidants in human body

By Swati Dubey  Ever seen your mom dipping freshly chopped vegetables like brinjal and potatoes in cold water before cooking them? Cold water, which here works as an antioxidant and prevents these vegetables from oxidising results in spoiling their color, texture, taste and nutrient value. Similar is the case with antioxidants in the human body. They […]

Taking small exercise breaks during work recharges brain: Study

Taking small exercise breaks during work recharges brain: Study

Getting a mental blockage while at work is a usual occurrence. During the long working hours, if the thinking part of your body is not given a rest, one can often warm up to the dullness of the routine and lose efficiency. A recent study from Japan says that a good way to recharge your […]

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

PM Narendra Modi to launch PMJAY in Jharkhand; 22 states ready

By Abantika Ghosh Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) at a public rally in Jharkhand on September 23. However, of the 29 states on board, about 22 may see rollout of the scheme. The decision on the launch venue has been taken keeping in mind the state of preparedness of the […]

From blinking more often to avoiding excess light: 5 tips to avoid eye strain at work

From blinking more often to avoiding excess light: 5 tips to avoid eye strain at work

Most of our jobs require us to look at the computer screen for long hours, which in turn affects our vision. Eye strain can often lead to a range of problems including eye twitching, sore eyes, fatigue, tiredness and decreased productivity. According to a study by NCBI, in a questionnaire survey, the prevalence of visual symptoms […]

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

Unhealthy levels of chemicals present in cereals, report says

A report by Environmental Working Group(EWG) has stated that several of America’s popular breakfast food come with a “hefty dose of the weed-killing poison” as quoted by a report in CNN. Traces of glyphosate, an active chemical ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, was found in two among the 45 products that were made with oats. It […]

Mumbai girl dies, iron tablet blamed: All you need to know about the medication

Mumbai girl dies, iron tablet blamed: All you need to know about the medication

A student from a school run by Mumbai’s civic body died Friday, a day after she consumed iron and folic tablets as part of a health initiative. While the 12-year-old’s parents have alleged that she vomited blood after consuming the tablet, doctors in Mumbai have said that they are still investigating the cause of death […]

Computer simulations can predict the spread of HIV: Study

Computer simulations can predict the spread of HIV: Study

Researchers have found that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) across populations, aiding in preventing the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, found that the simulations were consistent with actual DNA data obtained from a global public HIV database.   Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

3 things you need to do for a pain free period: Alia Bhatt’s nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shares tips

3 things you need to do for a pain free period: Alia Bhatt’s nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shares tips

NEW DELHI: Almost one in ten women suffer from a common reproductive endocrine disorder called Polycystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD). Besides, creating problems in conceiving, this prevalent disorder also shows other signs, including acne, excessive weight gain, facial hair growth, irregular and painful periods, among others. While there is no specific cure for this recurring disorder, one […]

15 things your eyes, hair and skin could be trying to reveal about your health

15 things your eyes, hair and skin could be trying to reveal about your health

You can know about your fitness and health simply by looking at your eyes, hair and skin. This is because various underlying health issues such as heart disease, kidney problems and osteoporosis make themselves heard through the state of your eyes and skin. Eyes Various health conditions can be detected via our eyes, which is why ophthalmologists and optometrists […]

Thailand cave rescue: How meditation can help overcome fear and cope with a stressful situation

Thailand cave rescue: How meditation can help overcome fear and cope with a stressful situation

As the Thai Navy Seal unit succeeded in rescuing 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped inside a flooded Thai cave for more than 10 days, the world breathed a sigh of relief. The 25-year-old coach Ekapol Chanthawong stood strong and took care of the children and what kept the boys going were […]

Everything about metastatic cancer that has affected Sonali Bendre

Everything about metastatic cancer that has affected Sonali Bendre

As per cancerindia.org, there are about 2.5 million people living with cancer in India and over 7 lakh new cases get registered every year. Of all the various types of cancer, those of the oral cavity and lungs in males and cervix and breast in females account for about 50 per cent of all related […]

TB vaccine may help people with Type-1 diabetes

TB vaccine may help people with Type-1 diabetes

A vaccine primarily used for treating tuberculosis (TB) may be effective in reducing high blood sugar among people with Type – 1 diabetes, results from a clinical trial has revealed. Type – 1 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produce little or no insulin. The findings showed that, three years after receiving […]

What causes aircraft related cardiovascular damage?

What causes aircraft related cardiovascular damage?

LONDON: Researchers have identified an enzyme located in the inflammatory cells of the body which is responsible for cardiovascular damage caused by aircraft noise. Various studies have shown that long-term exposure to aircraft noise can lead to increased development of cardiovascular diseases. The findings showed that removal of the enzyme phagocytic NADPH oxidase completely prevents […]

What is liquid filled balloon trick to lose weight and why you should NEVER follow it

What is liquid filled balloon trick to lose weight and why you should NEVER follow it

  Losing weight with the help of liquid filled balloon inserted in your stomach is the new weight loss trick. But a warning has been issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration after 12 deaths have been reported by following this method.  What is the method? A balloon is inserted into the stomach via an invasive endoscopy […]

6 surprising reasons you’re losing weight but not belly fat!

6 surprising reasons you’re losing weight but not belly fat!

  Despite eating healthy and doing strength and weight exercises, it is sometimes difficult to lose that darn stubborn belly fat. You may reach the desired result but when it comes to belly fat, you may feel disappointed. Indeed, with loss of weight, belly fat is ought to shrink but there is a possibility to lose weight disproportionately! The […]

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018: Two men’s efforts to spread awareness about women’s personal hygiene

World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018: Two men’s efforts to spread awareness about women’s personal hygiene

NEW DELHI: “Don’t enter the temple if you are on your periods.” “Don’t touch the pickle if you are menstruating.” “Your mother can’t enter the kitchen, she is ‘dirty’ right now,” these are some of the common things most girls and women across India have heard growing up. While menstruation is a natural body process […]

Nipah Virus: Everything about the virus that’s taking lives in Kerala!

Nipah Virus: Everything about the virus that’s taking lives in Kerala!

Kerala has been on high alert due to mysterious deaths of eight people because of an unidentified viral attack. Out of these, three were reported to be caused by Nipah Virus(NiV). As per the National Institute of Virology, Pune, Nipah Virus is the sole cause of these three deaths. Rajiv Sadanandan, Kerala’s health secretary, has assured that the government […]

Can we live longer by eating less?

Can we live longer by eating less?

Caloric restriction, or decreasing caloric intake by 20-30 per cent, was first shown to extend life in rats nearly 80 years ago. Since that time, limiting food intake for longevity has been investigated in species from yeast to humans. In yeast and lower animals, caloric restriction has repeatedly been demonstrated to lengthen the life span, […]

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