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India’s lost 9.2 million productive years to heart diseases!

India has lost 9.2 million years to heart diseasesWith the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases quadrupling in India in the last few decades, we as a country are sprinting towards being a weak hearted nation! And with recent reports indicating that by 2015 we will be accounting for 60% of all heart related diseases in the entire world, it sure is a scary scenario. The Indian Prime Minister in an . . .

Medicines you must have in your medical cabinet

must have medicines in your medicinal cabinetThe Khan’s had returned home at midnight, from a 7 day trip to a neighboring state, where they had indulged in all kinds of adventure sports ranging from bungee jumping to scuba diving! No wonder the Khan’s were a bunch of sore shoulders and stiff joints, but what they hadn’t bargained for was their youngest son falling sick upon reaching . . .

Can you taste Fat ?

junk food Find yourself regularly drooling over junk food, yummy chicken, that heavenly Butter Chicken, Baingan Ka Bharta, Hyderabadi zaffrani Pulao, Chicken Tandoori, Pav Bhaji,….the list is quite endless and so is the drool factor! But as we all daydream about eating the above mentioned delicious dishes that make our palate go into overdrive, do we ever give a thought as to WHY? . . .

Use Ear Muffs to protect your little one's hearing!

ear muffsThe picture to your left is sure to inspire a variety of ‘aww’s’ and ‘choo chweet’s’ from you! But did you know that ear muffs, apart from boosting the already high levels of ‘cute’ which all babies come naturally endowed with, also protects their sensitive hearing. During the first few years of the child’s life, their sense of hearing is quite . . .

How to be ethical - inspite of being a doctor !

I attended a very interesting conference on Medical Ethics over the weekend where I was invited to give a presentation on the ethical aspects of IVF. My talk was on IVF - the good, the bad and the ugly, and I will be uploading this soon.What I found very interesting was a talk by one of the organisers, Dr Sunil . . .

No more Boring gym routines, anymore!

tired at the gymHow would you feel, if you were given the choice between working out just one day in the gym as opposed to working out 7 consecutive days that too with the same result? Awe-struck, right? Jan Helgerud, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is of the opinion that the intensive work out designed for Olympic level athletes can very . . .

Will you please stand up!

people standing up“Go sit in that corner”, is a common line that adults use while admonishing their children. Irrespective of whether you are an adult or child reading this, you are bound to have sat in that proverbial corner atleast a few times. But research now has shown that sitting in corners, chairs, sofa’s… or just sitting for a long period of . . .

When to eat What ?

food“Eat your greens”, “eat your cereals”, “don’t forget to drink milk and eat those eggs, calcium is important after all”, “Oh! You just have to eat those beans, they are an amazing source of proteins!” No one is spared from these statements, which brings us to the question, “When to eat what?” Sure, everyone is telling us what to eat, but . . .

Flexible work schedules for healthy employee's!

Imagine a workplace where you had flexible deadlines, flexible timings… in short a flexible work schedule itself! It would be great, wouldn’t it? Researchers from Durham University, in England have proven that Flexibility in work schedules boosts employee health! According to Review lead author, Kerry Joyce; workplaces with strict work schedules tend to add to the employee’s health risk. Strict work . . .

Osteoporosis is affecting the young!

Do you belong to the majority of people who think that bone diseases will affect only the old people? Don’t worry; there are a lot of others, who think the same! But you might be shocked to find that doctors are now warning against bone diseases such as Osteoporosis affecting even the young. Indian women as young as 20 years old are being affected by the disease today, primarily due to their sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which lack sorely in calcium. Calcium is needed by the body to maintain healthy bones, and also to prevent bone diseases such as brittle bones and osteoporosis. A recent study conducted by Hinduja Hospital, has found that women with a low BMI (body mass index) are more prone to suffering from Osteoporosis, especially after menopause!osteoporosisDo you belong to the majority of people who think that bone diseases will affect only the old people? Don’t worry; there are a lot of others, who think the same! But you might be shocked to find that doctors are now warning against bone diseases such as Osteoporosis affecting even the young. Indian women as young as 20 years old . . .

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