Monsoon attack! Be careful of these dreaded rainy weather diseases

Monsoon rainy weather diseases
Is the cold, damp and rainy weather getting on your nerves or do you relish the hot steaming coffee cup as the rain patters on the roof? One thing is certain, it’s pouring “cats and dogs” and bacteria, germs, are multiplying like crazy. These microorganisms are perennially on the lookout for potential grounds to...

Amazing health & beauty benefits of good old Amla!

amla
Given its succulent, sour and bitter taste, your taste buds aren’t likely to jump for joy after biting into the Amla, aka Amalaki or the Indian gooseberry, but this vibrant green colour fruit is packed with herbal goodness. Often consumed raw or as juices, pickles, chutneys, jams and murabbas, amla has been the center of...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Split ends? 5 natural remedies for this common hair problem!

Split ends
Split ends have to be the most common hair problem we face! You hear ladies complaining about it in salons, chatting about it over coffee sessions and blogging about split ends online. So why do we get these annoying twig ends to our tresses? Experts tell us that split ends occur when the protective...

Get rid of brown swollen warts the natural way!

swollen-warts
Disturbed and embarrassed by the dark and wealy swollen bumps on skin? They are the verruca vulgaris or vulgar warts. Basically warts are dead skin tissues that encase a virus infection inside and are not very pleasant to look at. Most of the warts are a result of the HPV or the human papilloma...

Pregnancy not impossible in cancer survivors

pregnancy
According to a report published in MedPage Today, young women who survive childhood cancer experience high rates of infertility, but the majority of those who struggle to conceive eventually get pregnant, researchers found. The study is among the largest and most comprehensive investigations of infertility in childhood cancer survivors ever conducted. It is also among the...

Suspension of anti-diabetes drug ‘pioglitazone’ may be withdrawn

The government is set to revoke the suspension order on anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, imposed late last month. However, pharmaceutical companies selling the drug will be required to carry a box warning indicating the possible risk of bladder cancer. The decision was taken in a meeting of the government's highest advisory body on drugs, the...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

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