Sex, alcohol and stress – things likely to give you a stroke!
November 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm
What are the primary triggers of stroke? Sex, alcohol and stress are the leading candidates. A recent study conducted by AIIMS on 290 stroke victims found that stress, alcohol and sex some of the common triggers for stroke in Indian men. The study found that high-risk activities are responsible
Is the withdrawal method good enough to prevent pregnancies?
November 8, 2013 at 11:24 am
The withdrawal method, also known as coitus interreptus, is probably the oldest form of birth control practised in the world. The mechanism is pretty simple, while having sex a person is supposed to pull out before they ejaculate. Sadly, it’s never as easy as it sounds. Here are the pros and
Asexuality (not being interested in sex) is completely normal
November 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Do you feel absolutely no attraction to people of either sex? Do you find the very notion of sex preposterous? You could be part of 1% of the world’s population that identifies as asexual. Most modern experts on sexuality consider asexuality the fourth orientation after hetero, homo and
Five common exercising myths busted
November 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm
If you’re ever set foot in a gym, you must have heard some pretty crazy myths. We recap five of the craziest one we’ve come across about exercising:
Myth: Women should not lift weights
This is a myth that we find extremely frustrating. The notion that weight training is only for men is
Happy b’day Shah Rukh Khan: 4 things he needs to change for his health’s sake!
November 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm
Bollywood’s King Khan turned 48 today and we must say that we really love him. There’s something about him which is quite unlike other actors. It’s almost as if he has no PR agency to prove him with sound bites, he says what comes to his mind, does what his heart desires . Basically he’s
Don’t pile on the extra pounds this Diwali!
November 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm
The Festival of Lights is notorious for playing havoc with the best laid weight loss and diet plans. While we don’t want to play spoilsport, the truth is that this elongated festive season tends to seriously affect our health thanks to the tonnes of sweets, fried stuff and unhealthy stuff in
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s birthday: 5 reasons we love the actress
November 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm
There are very few Indian actors who’ve achieved global recognition like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Thrust into the limelight when she appeared in a Pepsi commercial with Aamir Khan, the actress went on to win the coveted Miss World title, the same year her contemporary Sushmita Sen won the Miss
Resistance bands and tubes – are they better than weights?
November 1, 2013 at 9:42 am
Earlier used as fitness equipment, resistance bands and tubes are nowadays commonly used by physiotherapists for rehabilitation as well. In some ways they are similar because both of them provide some form of resistance, allow a free range of motion and allow a variable speed of movement. But are
Revealed – the Aamir Khan Dhoom 3 diet!
October 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Ever since the Dhoom 3 trailer was released on YouTube, everyone’s been gushing about Aamir Khan’s superbly stylish look and toned, lithe body as he brings to life a character christened the Clown Thief. The actor who took bulking up to the next level with Ghajini has pulled off another
Ten silly sex myths we have heard
October 31, 2013 at 10:42 am
Our educators and decision-makers seem to believe that teaching children and young adults the realities of sex will result in a widespread moral degradation so sex education in schools is pretty much non-existent. This coupled with other dubious sources of information like peers, porn and films
Exercises for the really obese
October 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm
Going to the gym for the very first time can be extremely intimidating, but for an obese person it can be downright scary. But don’t worry, here are some tips that will help you not only get over your fears about exercising but also help you lose a significant amount of weight.
How do you
Time to declare a war on soft drinks?
October 28, 2013 at 12:34 pm
Where do you think you get the maximum sugar from in your diet – sweetmeats, ice-creams, desserts or cakes? Wrong it’s from soft drinks. A recent study by the Credit Suisse Research Institute titled Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroad stated that 43% of added sugars in our diets came from
Five easy tips to lose weight by an ex-obese!
October 26, 2013 at 3:19 pm
I have been obese for the better part of the last two decades. Fatness was a part of my personality, it defined who I was. It didn’t matter how smart, intelligent or funny I was, being fat overshadowed all those qualities. Then things got worse when I took a tumble down a hole, alas instead of
Medical negligence case: Do we know our rights and responsibilities as a patient?
October 25, 2013 at 2:40 pm
On October 24, the Supreme Court of India a landmark judgement which asked the Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to pay a whopping Rs 5.96 crore compensation for medical negligence. The court was ordered to pay the amount for the case of medical negligence which occurred in 1988. His