- Jun 14, 2015 11:12 IST
If you ask yourself when was the last time you met a doctor who listened to you, you're likely to struggle to recall. If you've actually met one who did, it's likely he or she is the one you keep going back to for every real or imagined threat to your health.
- Jun 06, 2015 15:57 IST
If you're wondering why we're all not dead despite this deadly onslaught, it's because our liver, kidneys and digestive system work overtime to break down and excrete most of these toxins, usually within hours.
- May 25, 2015 13:49 IST
Sweating leads to excessive loss of salt and minerals, causing the body to dehydrate severely and causing problems.
- May 23, 2015 18:15 IST
Though India is one of the few countries that legally recognises the third gender and gay-rights activists are getting increasing popular support, India ranked 81 among 127 countries ranked in the Gay Happiness Index compiled by Planet Romeo, a popular dating app that surveyed 7,100 people in India.
- Apr 18, 2015 18:31 IST
Botox reaches the brain but does not cause side effects, which shows its use is safe. But at the end of the day, it is a neurotoxin. When given in wrong doses by untrained hands, Botox can play havoc with your nerves.
- Apr 25, 2015 20:04 IST
Kleptomaniacs rarely set out to steal. They nick because they are unable to overcome a sudden irresistible urge to pilfer things they don't want or need. It's the act of stealing, not the object swiped, that gives kleptomaniacs a high.
- May 09, 2015 18:45 IST
In most cases, hypertension does not cause symptoms. And in rare cases when symptoms- headaches, ringing in the ears, lightheadedness, sleeplessness, fatigue - do occur, people put it down to stress and overwork and don't seek treatment.
- May 16, 2015 16:37 IST
Though taking photos of yourself with your dinky camera has been around for a few years -- 'selfie' was the Oxford Dictionary word of the year in 2013 -- the trend is riding the social media wave to become become inescapable.
- Apr 11, 2015 14:32 IST
If these studies are anything to go by, doctors should consider replacing their high-end tests with a simple old-style measuring tape.
- Apr 05, 2015 12:01 IST
It's not easy to let go of your possessions. It's natural to hang on to mementoes and keep some essentials at hand for future use. But many of us take this to an extreme, accumulating and hoarding things of little or no use that soon take over our personal space.
- Mar 28, 2015 17:12 IST
Bustling Mumbai is undoubtedly India's most vibrant metropolis, but with 60% of its 13 million population living in slums, inevitable shortfalls in housing, sanitation and nutrition make people susceptible to infection.
- Mar 22, 2015 12:45 IST
Frequent bouts of nerve-racking anxiety, catatonic depression and stuporous lethargy can be triggered by a complex interplay between unrelenting work and social pressures. Or they could simply be a result of dietary omissions.
- Mar 14, 2015 15:24 IST
Parental depression, however mild, during the first years of parenting raises a toddler's chances of developing troubling behaviours such as hitting, lying, anxiety and depression during a critical time of development.
- Mar 13, 2015 15:51 IST
A possibly mutated and more deadly virus, more than 28,000 infections and 1,600 deaths in a little over 10 weeks! This year's swine flu outbreak sounds like a nightmare from hell.
- Mar 07, 2015 18:48 IST
Have you been feeling tired and listless for no particular reason? It could be stress, depression or, most likely if you're a woman, the ubiquitous but very fixable anaemia.