- 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.
- Mar 01, 2015 12:22 IST
India's private healthcare sector treats patients as revenue generators by prescribing expensive drugs, getting kickbacks for referrals, and doing unnecessary tests and surgeries.
- Feb 07, 2015 17:29 IST
While humans rely heavily on personal communication, experts fear that reading facial expression, body language and other forms of non-verbal communication is a skill getting lost among the generation spending more time with gadgets than living and breathing people.
- 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).