- Jan 19, 2015 18:49 IST
The way you live is likely to determine how long you will live. Diseases linked to lifestyle choices -- smoking, alcohol abuse, eating too much sugar, salt or fat among others -- kill 16 million prematurely. Many of these deaths could be averted with small investments, the report found.
- Jan 17, 2015 20:50 IST
Depression tends to creep up on you when you least expect it, which often makes it difficult to diagnose. It becomes all the more difficult when, like Deepika Padukone, you have all the trappings of success: fame, money, good looks and a supportive family.
- Jan 25, 2015 17:12 IST
Staying active gives you an edge over people who don't exercise, irrespective of what you weigh. Overweight people who are burn around 100 calories through exercise -- walking fast enough to be slightly out of breath for 20 minutes at a time -- each day lower their chances of getting a lifestyle disease.
- Jan 17, 2015 16:56 IST
Many people believe that losing your temper is a great way of letting off steam and putting a grudge or a troubling situation behind you. Wrong. Anger hurts you far more than the person bearing the brunt of your vitriolic venting.
- Jan 10, 2015 18:15 IST
As the flu season peaks in India and sporadic swine flu deaths bring back memories of the 2009 pandemic that killed close to 20,000 people worldwide, what everyone wants to know is how you can ward off the flu. Here are ways to stay healthy.
- Jan 04, 2015 14:58 IST
If you experience breathlessness and difficulty breathing after exertion for longer than three weeks, you might want to take tests to rule out chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
- Dec 27, 2014 17:50 IST
Every second adult in urban India lives with a chronic illness or health issue. In most cases, the problems are undiagnosed. Another widely prevalent and often undiagnosed condition is the urge to give unsought advice to everyone and anyone, specially on issues to do with their health or lack of it.
- Dec 21, 2014 13:37 IST
From terror attacks in a Peshawar school that left 148 dead to the 17-hour armed siege in Sydney, news channels often have more graphic images of violence in one news bulletin than video games and films with adult ratings. And here's what this does to children.
- Dec 13, 2014 17:38 IST
There's no single cause for failing memory, just as there's no single outcome for it. It may improve with some effort, or it may worsen with time. What all neurologists agree on is that if you give as much thought to your brain as you do to your body, the brain will keep whirring longer.
- Dec 12, 2014 22:19 IST
A rare blood is a one that is found in 1 in 1,000 people in a given population, but Bombay “Oh” is rarer, occurring in one in 7,600 people in Mumbai and one in 2,500 in south-west Maharashtra. It’s absent in other parts of the country.
- Dec 07, 2014 12:16 IST
How much salt should I eat? It’s a question most of us ask physicians when our blood pressure creeps up and we are forced to acknowledge we can’t live forever. The answer is: Use added salt as little as possible. Here's why.
- Nov 29, 2014 17:36 IST
Viruses cause colds and throat infections, exposure to cold doesn't. Only people who carry a latent virus develop a cold because when the body is chilled, the blood vessels in the nose and throat constrict, lowering the supply of infection-fighting white blood cells.
- Nov 22, 2014 12:08 IST
Pakistan's Punjab Information Technology Board's dengue activity tracking system uses real-world field testing of aedes egypti (mosquito that transmits dengue) larvae and confirmed cases of dengue from hospitals to predict where outbreaks are likely to happen.
- Nov 09, 2014 13:51 IST
Dr Anita has a flourishing practice in Bihar. She is the most sought-after consulting gynaecologist in a state with India's highest fertility rate. But Dr Anita is not a real person. She's a recorded voice that works as an audio-visual aid for community health workers advising families on mother and child health.
- Nov 01, 2014 17:44 ISTHEALTHWISE
From screening passengers coming from West Asia to having isolation wards in designated hospitals and rapid response teams, India does have a contingency plan in place. But what about awareness about the virus beyond India's half a dozen metros, asks Sanchita Sharma.