Q: I have a thick, corny allergy on my palms since a month. It itches a lot and is painful. I get some relief when I heat my hands over the gas or pat them with very hot water. It may have started when I wore a new gold ring in
Indian curries are incomplete without garlic – a simple ingredient with packed health benefits. It is very strong and bitter but adds an unbelievable flavour to the cuisine. Any description of garlic is incomplete without
Aromatherapy is an alluring journey into an ancient holistic healing art literally meaning ‘a therapy using aromas.’Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, increase energy and reduce the
The festival of colours is round the corner. Holi will be celebrated on March 27 this year. It is the time to smear others with vibrant colours and get smeared too. But beware. Toxic chemicals in colours could cause skin or eye
‘All Abhishek wanted was to fit into his T-shirts. But his huge chest prevented him from buying them. He brought XXL T-shirts but they were unusually big for him,’ they said. ‘His classmates pinched his chest and made
Does your baby have food allergy? According to researchers, high vitamin D levels in pregnancy could have been the trigger. The study conducted by Kristin Weibe's team from Helmholtz used samples from the LINA cohort that the
Babies born through Caesarean surgery are five times more susceptible to allergies by the age of two years, a new study suggests. ‘This further advances the hygiene hypothesis that early childhood exposure to microorganisms
A high-dose shot of a common asthma drug, once a month, has been found to be highly effective in treating teens and adults chronically afflicted with severe, itchy rash, says a new study. Known as omalizumab, the drug was tested
Acupuncture is a non-drug therapy which is making its presence felt in the complementary medicine scene. According to a new study by Australian Medical Association, acupuncture may be beneficial in a small way in treating
According to a US study, people residing near the equator may find themselves sneezing and wheezing more than usual due to exposure to higher ultra violet radiations.
‘UV-B rays (type of ultraviolet radiation) exposure is
As per a study conducted in the University of Auckland's department of pediatrics, it has been proven that eating fast food thrice a week or more elevates the risk of asthma and eczema, while eating fruit with the same frequency
If you are in north India it is natural to shield yourself against the bitter chill with a heater or hot air blower. But beware! According to doctors, excessive use of blowers can push you towards various allergies.
Exposure to high pollen levels in the last three months of pregnancy significantly increases the baby’s risk of contracting asthma, warn Swedish researchers. High pollen count was associated with a 35 per cent increased risk of
What is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis is a collection of symptoms occurring mostly in the nose and eyes. It occurs when you breathe in something you are allergic to (allergens) such as dust, pollen, insect venom, etc. It