Wellness

  • Orange glasses
    Apr 21, 2015 10:30 IST

    Get this! Orange glasses may help you sleep better

    Orange glasses have been found to block certain wavelengths of light emitted by electronic screens which hamper our sleep cycle, making it easier for us to sleep.

  • Mother
    Apr 20, 2015 16:49 IST

    Want to quit smoking for real, new moms? Try breast-feeding

    Seventy percent of moms-to-be who quit smoking during pregnancy pick it up again within the first year after childbirth, but breastfeeding could reduce that statistic, according to a new study.

  • Woman
    Apr 20, 2015 16:18 IST

    Throat and mouth cancer could soon be detected on your breath

    Thanks to new technology being developed by Swiss scientists and already tested on patients, blowing into a portable apparatus equipped with sensors will allow for the detection of certain cancers of the head and neck, such as throat and mouth.

  • Sunscreen
    Apr 20, 2015 16:05 IST

    Wellness tips: With rising heat, natural ways to absorb Vitamin D

    With the rising temperature, our preference to stay indoors increases. Rightly so, the thought of stepping out in the sweltering heat of above 40ºC gives perspiration.

  • Summer skin
    Apr 19, 2015 13:51 IST

    Summer rashes and itches? Here's how to stay skin happy

    The temperature is rising, and so are skin troubles ranging from simple rash to stubborn allergies. Treatment for most is simple, but ignoring early signs could spell trouble.

  • Suicide
    Apr 19, 2015 11:39 IST

    Is it ever worth taking your life?

    We're all living through our respective hells in life, and we've kinda got used to it. I'm not sure if it'll be a good idea to try and trade it for yet another unknown hell. It may just be worse. Just wait it out, things have to get better. Suicide is not the last resort.

  • Botox
    Apr 18, 2015 18:31 IST

    Botox's less glam avatar treats spasm, incontinence

    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.

  • Summer food
    Apr 18, 2015 16:29 IST

    Five food items to hydrate your body this summer

    Yoghurt is one of the best choices in summers to prevent dehydration because of its 85% water content. It is full of live micro-organisms called pro-biotic, which provides a lot of health benefits and fights summer allergies.

  • Solitude
    Apr 18, 2015 16:12 IST

    Weekend fix for the soul: The power of solitude

    It is a myth that solitude requires quiet and stillness - or that one needs to go to a far off cabin in the mountains or meditate in the Himalayas. Solitude is not measured by the miles of space between a person and his society. Soul searching can happen anywhere and anytime you choose - no conditions.

  • toned arms
    Apr 17, 2015 18:44 IST

    You may not be able to express how happy you are, but your sweat can

    You may not have to express if you are happy, as a new research claims that humans may be able to communicate positive emotions like happiness through the smell of their sweat.

  • salad
    Apr 17, 2015 18:11 IST

    Seven super delicious, easy dressings for your perfect summer salads

    Tired of the same old mayo and olive oil dressings? Take the boring out of your salads with these easy ideas.

  • Blood test
    Apr 17, 2015 17:31 IST

    Coming soon: Forget 'scary' needles, painless blood tests are here

    A device the size of a ping-Pong ball that extracts blood when held against the skin might soon replace needles, according to representatives from Tasso Inc., a company that is working closely with the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the project.

  • Amitabh Bachchan with his dog Shanouk
    Apr 16, 2015 18:26 IST

    Stress busters: The benefits of having pets as companions

    As a study reveals the benefits of having animals as companions, pet owners in Mumbai discuss its merits.

  • Breast cancer
    Apr 16, 2015 15:38 IST

    Now, a simple blood test can predict future risk of breast cancer

    While a mammography can detect newly developed breast cancer with a sensitivity of 75%, the new metabolic blood profile is able to predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer within the next 2 to 5 years with a sensitivity of 80%.

  • High heels
    Apr 16, 2015 14:47 IST

    It's true! Your high heels could cripple you

    Scientists scanned the knees of healthy women as they walked at a normal pace in flat shoes, 1.5 inch heels and 3.5 inch heels, and found that when women wear high heels, their knees are held in an awkward, bent position causing the joints to perform as though aged or damaged joints would.