How self-medication harms you?

Hidden Dangers of Self-Medication

Remember that time when you felt sick and just decided to go ahead with self-medication? At some point, we are all guilty of self-prescription. We might just be too busy to visit a doctor or we think we know what’s going on with us and we could just treat it ourselves. That’s called self-medication. In …


Back acne is back!

back acne

There has been a lot of talk of facial acne. It’s unsightly and so we try everything we can to get rid of it. However, in 61 percent of acne cases, the pustules are in the back and the chest. Surprised? This is called truncal acne. Truncal acne This is just acne that appears in …


Water to cure abdominal pain

water abdominal pain

Don’t believe it? Do you have acute abdominal pain? Do you feel mild difficulty in passing urine? Do you have frequent nausea or vomiting? You might have a kidney stone. Kidney stones Kidneys’ filter impurities from the blood, and then pass it out if the body as urine. The impurities mainly are mineral crystals and …


World Anti-Obesity Day


Its Anti-Obesity day today. The pound jumps from the vest (£) to the waist —the magic of obesity! Why has obesity become such a problem this century? We live in the age of globalization. We can get American burgers, Italian pizzas, Chinese dim sum and Belgian waffles with the click of a button. All we …


Keep burns at bay, celebrate the day!


Diwali is a time when, we are all abuzz with preparations for Poojas, decorating the house, getting the sweets and savories ready, and not to forget, stockpiling the house with firecrackers. Children and adults alike, we are absolutely crazy about those fireworks. Their mesmerizing colors and the beautiful sparks are all lovely….till one of us …


Do you know much about lung cancer?

lung cancer

Lung cancer causes about 27 percent of all the cancer-related deaths, according to International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). A significant increase in lung cancer cases was seen in the last four years. Lung cancer This type of cancer is the most common type of cancer and has been in the media …


Take care of your eyes during festivals


Make sure you take care of yourself and your family during festival times. When the lamps are all burning and the children are running about with fireworks, make sure they stay safe. During the festive season, particularly Diwali, one doesn’t come across even a road where the sparks from fireworks aren’t flying around. This can be …


What to do if someone has epilepsy?


What would you do if a person in the train standing next to you suddenly goes rigid, falls down and starts twitching? This is a serious situation. Seizures happening more than once is a characteristic of epilepsy. This is due to the malfunctioning of the electric signals in the brain. According to a study, there …


The bane of lungs — COPD

COPD day

We all know that smoking is bad for the lungs. It can cause lung cancer. However, did you know that it can also be a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? It is a non–infectious disease that affects the lungs and can chronically affect health. It has reached epidemic proportions in India. Around …


Turn the ‘e’ in sweet into ’a’ and sweat!

world diabetes day

The season of festivities is behind us. We’ve had Eid, Navratri, Dusshera and lately Diwali and Halloween. There are tasty treats all around and resisting the urge to take just one more laddoo is futile! Since it’s World Diabetes Day, we are increasing awareness of the condition. However, here comes the bad news — the overindulgence …