Dengue fever – do not give Aspirin or Ibuprofen to the patient
October 4, 2013 at 10:25 am
The cases of dengue are at an all-time high this year, especially in New Delhi. While people are scrambling to find out more about dengue symptoms and its treatment, they don't know something very important. Since dengue presents as a fever with body ache in the beginning, most people mistake it as
Why you shouldn’t neglect a dry mouth
June 4, 2013 at 10:25 am
If you've noticed that your saliva is stringy and sticky, your lips appear parched and dry, your tongue appears to have a white deposit over it even after cleaning it well, have bad breath,have red and swollen gums, are unable to eat spicy food and feel thirsty all the time, you just might be
Thumb sucking and other oral habits in children could warrant braces!
June 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm
If your child who sucks on his or her thumb, bites lips or finger nails constantly, thrusts the tongue often or needs pacifiers all the time after around four years of age, it's time you put an end to these habits soon. They could cause their young teeth to shift from their positions and cause
‘How we to care for India’s vaginas?’
April 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
Before you think how incompetent the editor of the site has to be allow such a grammatically incorrect headline, let me clarify that this is a real search query that some one had on our site. This question is so deep at different levels, that it is astounding. It shows how most Indian men see us
Load up on iron, ladies! (Women’s day special)
March 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm
March 8 is International Women's Day.
Aashna, 33, is the typical superwoman wannabe. She is a successful techie and works for more than 10 hours a day. She makes sure she spends enough time with her daughter, is the ideal bahu and wife. She believes she is 'healthy' as she isn't suffering from
Health 2.0 India 2013: A peek into the future of healthcare
February 18, 2013 at 12:46 pm
Picture this - 40-year-old Mayank is at the peak of his career when he is diagnosed with diabetes. While most people would fret at what caused it and how one should deal with it, Mayank was confident that he could lead a happy and fulfilling life while living with diabetes. And that’s because he
Are the farmers in Punjab paying a price for the Green revolution?
January 30, 2013 at 10:33 am
The green revolution has been lauded for what it did for our country. We went from a country begging for food to being an exporter. However, along with it came several drawbacks too, the foremost being the increased cancer prevalence in states like Punjab which contributed majorly to the
Tips to lose weight before your wedding
January 4, 2013 at 8:10 am
Before you take your wedding vows with him, you need to take your fitness vows seriously. Think of the fitness goal long term rather than just losing kilos for the wedding. Studies show that married people gain more weight than others do in their first few blissfully wed years. Here are some
Tips to avoid binging at parties
December 28, 2012 at 11:56 am
New Year is round the corner and it's party time! But it's also followed by regret the next day because our calorie conscience goes for a toss on these occasions. Such social occasions are dominated and revolve around food and alcohol. We are a bunch of people who like to eat and make no
Sepsis and low platelet count – will the Delhi rape victim recover soon?
December 24, 2012 at 9:58 am
The 23-year-old gang rape victim in Delhi is critical because of sepsis and low platelet count. Will she survive it? What are the symptoms that might indicate sepsis? How is it treated? What are the chances of recovery?
Sepsis is not severe infection per se as is commonly misunderstood. It is the
How are bioabsorbable stents better than regular ones?
December 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Recently, the Asian Heart Institute became one of the first few hospitals in the country to conduct an angioplasty with the new generation biodegradable stent. Surgeons there successfully performed a biodegradable stent implant on a patient on the first day after the launch of Abbott's
Delhi rape case – why such brutality?
December 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Picture this - A 23-year-old girl with dreams of a great future shifts to Delhi from her hometown for further studies. She's travelling in a bus with a friend when four men assault the duo with an iron rod and proceed to rape the girl with such unspeakable brutality that would make you
Have you noticed these diabetes symptoms?
December 18, 2012 at 8:05 am
Now coined the 'diabetes capital of the world' India has 40 million or four crore people currently suffering from the disease. According to estimates, by 2025, one in every five Indians will be a diabetic. With these statistics, it is necessary that you follow a healthy lifestyle and be on the
Beware of food allergies!
December 11, 2012 at 9:36 am
Allergic conditions are on the rise the world over but more so in India. While allergy testing and proper labelling standards are followed in the west, the large, unorganized food market in India is yet to follow this. Lakhs of people consume foods which they do not know they're allergic to. In