‘I won't say such a surgery is very useful.’
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Just because you have lost weight, doesn't mean you're fit.
"Protein deficiency may cause symptoms like slow metabolism, trouble losing weight, fatigue, poor concentration, and mood swings among others."
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Some time ago, I had written an article about the possible link between talcum powder use by women and ovarian cancer. Today, I want to try to make a case (that's the lawyer in me talking) about why s...
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"I'm 72 — I'm not dying, so why should I behave like it?"
While December tends to be the time we splurge on chocolate for breakfast and wine for dinner, January is the time when we bemoan the festivities and try to get back on track But with every one try...
"Baba, I couldn't be with you when you wanted to talk to me—not because I couldn't, but because, they wouldn't." I have repeated these lines innumerable times in my sleep. My subconscious hopes...
Bottomline, there's no shortcut to fitness.
Sometimes the thought of trying to lead a healthier lifestyle just seems too daunting. We spend every week promising ourselves that we will start on Monday and then when we do, it just takes one little hiccup and we’ve ‘ruined’ it.
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Cartwheeling heads over heels in love.
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We are all used to appalling standards at government hospitals, but the fact that we are shocked when private doctors or hospitals betray us shows a silver lining in an otherwise sordid tale. The Hippocratic Oath still means something and we don't think that a disregard of it is a "way of life".
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When it comes to embracing the benefits of Ayurveda, watching what you eat is possibly the best way to start. “Ahar (meaning dietary habits in Ayurveda) says that food eaten should have at least one o...
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When you are young, you can get by solely on pizza and fun, but as you cross over to the wiser side of 30, it's time to begin considering good health more seriously. It isn't easy to start or maintain...
According to the ancient principles of Ayurveda, honey is medicine not food. "In Ayurveda, honey should ideally be consumed by an individual only after a consultation with a trained Ayurvedic doctor,"...
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Neil O'Brien, a pioneer of quizzing in India and leader of the Anglo-Indian community, passed away here on Friday, his son and TMC MP Derek O'Brien said. He was 82. Brien is survived by his wife Joyce...
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Who hasn't admired the graceful lines that an accomplished and trained yogi effortlessly creates with her or his body? (In case you haven't, check out this beautiful Instagram account.) Let's face it...
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Selfie-addicts, take note! Constantly exposing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones may damage your skin, speed up ageing and promote wrinkles, dermatologists have warned. Doctors can...
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Is your travelling coming in the way of your workout schedule? Just pick up a Resistance Band, and you're all out of excuses. The guys at Gold's Gym in Gurgaon suggest 6 excellent Resistance Band work...
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At least a quarter of pregnancy related deaths recorded worldwide occur in India, according to a study conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO). One woman dies every five minutes in child birt...
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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken a decision to include short term yoga programmes in Tourist Visa and e-Tourist Visa. Realizing the spread and importance of yoga world over, the government...
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Smoking kills, but the vice may also help you shed a few kilos, says a new study. The study was done on rats and when nicotine was administered to them, it restricted body weight gain irrespective of...
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After an arduous billing process and a long wait, when we were graced with the GP's presence, my mother started speaking eagerly. But even before she had described her symptoms, the GP was already writing the new medication -- "I think you should change your BP medicine. Try this..." I couldn't stop myself. "But you haven't even measured her BP. You haven't used your stethoscope. You haven't even heard her history."
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The HRD Ministry has asked all states to make yoga compulsory in school curriculum and the course is expected to start from the coming academic session, Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik...
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There is more bad news for meat lovers. A study conducted by Arizona’s Mayo Clinic says that eating meat, especially red or processed, can shorten your lifespan. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in the U...
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Over-medication, unnecessary tests or preventable surgeries may prolong recovery or hurt long term well-being of patients. Irrespective of how we want to view the statistics, there is a good possibility of hurting your health while seeking medical help.
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In this day and age when so much information about food and nutrition is freely available, suddenly everyone is an expert. As a nutrition specialist, it often makes me laugh (and sometimes even cringe) to hear some of the myths which are perpetuated. Since the first step towards achieving your goals effectively is to differentiate the facts from misinterpreted and false claims, here are some tips to get you started.
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If there is one thing that is a part of everyone's resolutions, New Year or otherwise, it is to be healthier and fitter. Regrettably, there is no miracle cure for this. The silver lining here is that a lifelong commitment to simple things will keep you in fairly good stead. On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to share with you 6 simple rules to eat healthy for a lifetime.
Comparing the healthcare systems of two of the world's biggest democracies--the United States and India--highlights changes we can make to improve the access and outcomes in our own country while also bringing to the fore some of our potential strengths. The big question, of course, is whether the decision-makers are listening.