3 Ways to Tell That You Have Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa

Everybody has idealistic dreams about how they wished they looked. Yet, when those dreams engulf your life, your thoughts and your mind with an unhealthy vengeance, the dreams become a burden. Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder where the desire to lose weight overrides all other aspirations. You may see yourself in a completely new …


Is Your Work Lowering Your Chances of Pregnancy?

Pregnancy Working Woman

Being overworked isn’t a good thing for anybody, mentally or physically. Yet, along with the traditional problems associated with increased workloads, comes a new problem, difficulty in conceiving. THe link between too much work and chances of pregnancy A study conducted by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Brigham and …


A Parent’s Guide for Children’s Asthma

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Asthma is not a very easy disease to diagnose among children due to various factors. About 10% -15% of Indian children from the ages of 5 to 11 suffer from this condition. In fact, it is one of the major reasons for children visiting the hospital in their early years. Although, it can be caused by environmental …


Can Spicy Food Help You Live Longer?

Spicy Food

What do spicy foods have to do with longevity? This may be hot news for those of us who want to lead longer lives. It turns out that the components in spicy food can extend your life span. In a new study conducted at the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, it has been found that …


How To Firm Up That Cellulite?

Cellulite Firm

How Do you Tackle Cellulite? Nobody wants cellulite hanging off their bellies and thighs. It is a common, albeit unwelcome addition to most people’s bodies as they grow older. Yet, there are ways to tackle it and make it less noticeable. Exercise Right Cellulite may not disappear entirely, but if the underlying muscles are toned …


Innovative Sanitary Napkin Disposal Device

Sanitary Napkin

Disposing off used sanitary napkins is one of the key challenges faced by women in rural India. Mr. Shyamsunder Bedekar from Gujarat addressed this problem with his innovation named ‘Ashudinashak’ which translates to ‘impurity destroyer’. This device is a low cost incinerator that burns used sanitary napkins and makes it easier for women to dispose …


Can Coke Help Treat Lung Cancer?

Lung Cancer Coke

We’ve always been told that sodas are bad for us, they ruin our teeth and send our sugar levels through the roof. Beverage companies have been ridiculed for promoting sodas as items that should be included in our daily diets, and armchair activists have spoken out against the soda tribe. It turns out though, we …


First Diagnostic Blood Test for Asthma

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Currently, the diagnostics tests for asthma do not provide conclusive results. Incorrect diagnosis has led to inhalers being prescribed without definitive reasoning. According to Asthma UK, better diagnostic tests are urgently required. A study at the Hershey Medical Center, has found asthma biomarkers required to develop the first diagnostic blood test. This test may overcome …


Do You Have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Do you arrange the food in your plate at specific angles to each other? Or perhaps the knives and forks in your kitchen are organised in rows and columns, at 90 degrees to each other in the cutlery tray. Habits like these may be described as personality quirks, but if they are more persistent and …


Can Exercise Reduce Lower Back Pain?

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Got a throbbing pain in your back? Not to worry, just put on your sports shoes and head for a jog! According to National Health Service UK (NHS), studies have found that exercise could alleviate lower back pain by up to 35% and reduce the risk of taking time off work due to it, by …