Hair loss in your 20s? It could be Androgenetic Alopecia

Male pattern baldness is a harmless condition and much more common than you think   Bangalore: When you look into the mirror and spot more skin than hair on your head, that’s your first clue. Balding is a natural part of the aging process, especially in men.    But a receding hairline and hair-thinning on top of the head at a much younger age usually signifies a condition called androgenetic alopecia, or male  Read More

Want to feel 10-years younger? Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Smoking, drinking, physical inactivity & bad diet ups mortality risk 2.5-folds   Washington: A new study has claimed that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help in increasing one’s lifespan. With the rise in the number of heart diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disorders, the Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) is working towards developing a national prevention strategy with a view t Read More

Avoid ‘woman-on-top’ position to prevent penile fractures

50 per cent of all penile fractures have been linked to this dangerous sexual position   London: Men who prefer their woman on top, brace your penises for it is the most dangerous sex position, claims a new study. The women-on-top position is responsible for half of all penile fracture cases recorded across various hospitals.   Researchers in Brazil examined the cases of the 44 men who attended three hospitals with suspecte Read More

Chronic high BP can cause glaucoma in older patients

Questions widely-held belief that hypertension can counteract the high eye pressure   Washington: Scientists have discovered people who have chronic high bold pressure are at increased risk of developing glaucoma. Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness in the world, is a condition that occurs when too much pressure builds up inside the eye. This excess pressure pushes back against blood trying to enter the eye, resulting  Read More

Exercising during pregnancy lowers high BP risk in kids

Increased level of physical activity in moms-to-be has a direct effect on the baby’s health   Washington: Mothers can lower the chances of their offspring developing a high blood pressure problem as adults, by exercising while expecting, claims a new research. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a key factor in cardiovascular health.   It’s been well established among doctors and researchers alike that bab Read More

This New Year, commit to good health. It's easy. Here's how.

In 2015, let’s commit to a healthier life for ourselves and our families   The start of a New Year is always a good time for resolutions, to take a pledge, to make a new beginning. In 2015, let’s commit to a healthier life for ourselves and our families. It’s easy. Here are a few tips to get started:   Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Have plenty of vegetables (particularly the green leafy kinds) and kee Read More

Revealed: The secret of losing weight the healthy way!

It’s essential to have a raised metabolism, that’s your body’s ability to burn calories at rest   Mumbai: Believe it or not, losing weight the healthy way is actually quite easy. But with a constant buzz every week around a new diet on the block and its quick-fix results, it’s easy to get trapped and confused. For an easy way out of this trap and to lose weight the right way, remember the two golden rul Read More

How to improve your heart health during the festive season?

Add blueberries, grapeseed extract, cocoa flavanols, almonds & walnuts to your diet   Washington: When holidays are around the corner, it is easy to delve into foods that are high in cholesterol and have increased risk of high blood pressure and poor circulation – the 3 major factors that affect overall heart health.   Fortunately, help is at hand as the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has come up with a  Read More

Stay on top of your diabetes with a few lifestyle changes

Get 2½ hours of moderate intensity exercise every week & eat a balance diet within the specified daily calorific intake   Bangalore: Diabetes is a metabolic disorder wherein your blood sugar levels are increased beyond the normal range, over a prolonged period. It usually causes symptoms like increased frequency of urination (polyuria), increased thirst (polydipsia) and increased hunger (polyphagia).   Uncomp Read More

If you want to get rid of that chronic back pain, stop smoking!

Smokers are three times more likely to develop back pain compared to non-smokers   Washington: A new study has revealed that if smokers want to get rid of their chronic back pain issues, they’ll have to put out their cigarettes.   A study undertaken by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine has found that smokers are three times more likely to develop chronic back pain compared to non- Read More

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