The flu epidemic- How to flee the flu this season*

We all associate the winter and holiday season with also the flu or influenza season. It’s a yearly occurrence in most households and mostly people get over it after a week or two of intense suffering. This year though in 2018, the flu has been particularly deadly with hospitalization rates being the highest it has… Read More

Wake up everyday with a headache? Maybe it’s sinusitis*

Sinusitis is a term which is used by the general population to denote headaches, dullness and nasal discharge they may be suffering from. It is a common condition and affects between 10-30% of the people each year in the United States. Sinuses are interconnected air-filled cavities located in the skull, around the nose and eyes.… Read More

Detect Breast Cancer- ‘Know your lemons’ *

A simple metaphorical representation of the breasts using lemons for identifying signs of breast cancer. A young designer, Corrine Ellsworth who lost both her grandmothers to breast cancer launched a campaign called ‘Know your lemons’ and started a website for charity called Worldwide breast cancer, to help women identify and seek medical advice immediately if… Read More

Ways to heal your hemorrhoids and alleviate the pain in the other end *

Hemorrhoids, commonly known as ‘piles’ are veins in the rectum and anus that get swollen and inflamed, usually as a result of constipation. It is a very common complaint which most adults experience at some point in their life. Symptoms include pain, bleeding during bowel movements, itching around the anus, difficulty sitting and sometimes a… Read More

Gutsy microbes that are your friends!*

The human body is a host to trillions of micro-organism’s which play an important role in health and disease. Our gut microbiota consists of a variety of these microorganisms that live in our digestive tract and they share a symbiotic relationship with us. They help in synthesizing vitamins B and K in our bodies, help… Read More

Keep moving to prevent Alzheimer’s*

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder affecting the memory and cognitive functions. It is a disease which progressively gets worse and starts to affect day to day functioning. Initially the symptoms of memory loss may be mild but as the disease progresses it may become so severe that the patient is unable to even recognize their… Read More

Thyroid disorders and Homeopathy*

The thyroid gland located in front of the neck produces 2 important hormones, T3 and T4 which are essential for life. Their production in turn is dependent on having adequate levels of another hormone released from the brain called TSH. Thyroid hormones are needed for the normal brain development in the newborn. They are also… Read More

Burns- First aid and management*

With Deepavali, the festival of lights just around the corner, many Indian homes brighten up with candles and diyas lit everywhere around. The most common medical emergency at this time are ‘burns’. We are providing you with few tips on how to handle the situation if such an untoward incident were to happen. Burns are… Read More

Calculate your heart age using the new ‘CDC heart age calculator’*

It has been found that in 3 out of 4 American’s their heart age is older than their chronological age. The Center for Disease Control wants you to take care of your heart health and are trying a new approach to drive the point home. The calculator takes into consideration factors like your age, gender,… Read More