Be Sure to Cure the Cracked Feet

cracked feet

Ever feel that the soles of your feet itch terribly? Do you have cracked feet? It’s just a few cracks, you think. It will go away with time. However, it doesn’t. Now what to do? What exactly are cracked feet? The skin on the soles of our feet are tough and dry. There are no …


Is your Sneezing Problem due to Allergic Rhinitis?

allergic rhinitis

Sneezing constantly? You might have allergic rhinitis. What is that? Allergies can be rather annoying. Especially if you’re not sure what exactly you are allergic to. Sometimes everything from pollen and dust to cobwebs, fungus and skin flakes can cause allergic reactions. Anything that can cause an allergy is known as an allergen.  When an …


Don’t Squeeze that Pimple! | Teenage Acne

teenage acne

Aargh! She yelled and sped to the bathroom, rummaging for make up to cover up the big pimple that had popped up on her forehead. As she didn’t want her friends to make fun of her for that. She was fourteen and every pimple was a big deal. As puberty starts to kick in, many teenagers find that they …


Hypothyroidism – Why is it Important?


Secretions from several glands in the body are responsible for being healthy. One of them is known as the thyroid gland that secretes thyroid hormones, thyroxine (also known as T4) and triiodothyronine or T3. Under or over secretion of the hormone can be harmful and interfere with their normal functioning. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid …


Anxiety Disorder Strikes Younger Populations

childhood anxiety

Today’s fast paced life and increasing stress have led to a rise in mental illnesses worldwide. Even children are not immune from this; suffering from anxiety disorders, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and many more.  A study conducted in 2009 states that the overall childhood and adolescent mental illness in India was between 6% …


Stress Factors for Students


Homework, assignments, assessed projects, extra classes, tuition, tests and finally exams! The world of students revolves around these words. Once a student reaches high school, these words adopt a greater value, and students spend all their time immersed in schoolwork. The parental expectation and pressure, peer pressure, and increased work load associated with it start …


Antibiotics are losing the battle against bacteria?


Antibiotics — this class of drugs have been hailed as our saviour ever since Alexander Fleming discovered that penicillin could kill bacteria. Today, we have several classes of antibiotics, natural or man-made that work on many types of bacteria. There are penicillins, β lactams, quinolones, cephalosporins and so on, and they are used to treat all sorts of …