Category Archives: LifeStyle

What leads to herniated discs and treatment for a herniated disc?

Authored by Dr. Umesh Srikantha, Consultant – Neurosurgery, Head of Spine Services, Aster CMI Hospital Our spinal column comprises a series of bones that are stacked onto each other. These bones are cushioned by discs that protect them by absorbing shocks from daily activities like walking, lifting and twisting. Each disc has two parts: a soft gelatinous inner portion and ... Read More »

Heart Health during Pregnancy

Dr. Yasmin Imdad, Senior Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Kinder Women’s Hospital and Fertility Centre, Bengaluru Pregnancy is a remarkable phase in the life of woman that uncovers many aspects of her health and brings about changes. An expectant mother not only bears a child within her but also overworks in order to support its survival. Her heart, in this ... Read More »

Do Meat Eaters Get More Cancer?

One of the leading causes of human deaths, cancer affects millions of people every year. Various factors can lead to cancer such as inherited genetic mutations, hormones, smoking, alcohol, exposure to cancer causing materials, inflammation, viral or bacterial infection and radiation. A number of studies have suggested that eating habits can also influence the risk of getting cancer. It is ... Read More »

Is your child constantly falling sick while going to school? What do parents need to watch out for?

With the Covid-19 restrictions easing, people have once again resumed their normal lives. The pandemic took a toll on all of us and children along with senior citizens were the worst victims of the disease due to the unavailability of Covid-19 vaccines. As online classes have ended and children have started going back to schools, there is an emerging trend ... Read More »

Deadliest Bridge Collapse Accidents Of All Time

Building bridges is an old technology and it has been refined and advanced over the years. While bridges are usually considered among the safest of human created structures, accidents do happen. A bridge can partially or fully collapse due to various reasons such as structural defects, overloading and lack of proper repairs and maintenance. Other factors why a bridge may ... Read More »

Brain Stroke Cases Increasing in Younger Population

· The country has several risk factors for stroke that are unique to young Indian people · Food fortification with folic acid and vitamin b12 will help prevent brain stroke in vegetarian population in India DELHI-NCR / October 29, 2022: Brain stroke has long been considered a disease of the elderly, but recent data suggests it is now commonly occurring ... Read More »

Facebook Proven to Negatively Impact Mental Health

Tel Aviv University’s new study first to establish a causal link between the use of the platform and reported worsening in anxiety and depression among college students October 28, 2022: While many studies have found a correlation between the use of social media and various symptoms related to mental health, so far, it has been challenging to ascertain whether social ... Read More »

Robot-Assisted Prostate Cancer Surgery, An Oncology Breakthrough Brings a Host of Merits Over Conventional Procedure

Prostate cancer is one of the most common type of cancer amongst men, which affects the prostate gland, a small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces seminal fluid and nourishes and transports sperm. The spectrum of prostate cancer varies from trivial to severe forms. While some prostate cancers grow very slowly and are just restricted to the prostate gland, there ... Read More »

Hypertension: A potential risk factor among cancer patients

Hypertension is defined as a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Blood pressure above 140/90 is hypertension and it is considered severe when the count reaches beyond 180/120, causing health conditions like heart disease and stroke which could be fatal. Likewise, cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably, ... Read More »

Suffering from Bleeding moles? – It can be a sign of skin cancer

Skin cancer, though uncommon is increasing. It can easily be detected externally by regular visits to the dermatologist. The whole body will be examined and suspicious lesions will be frozen or biopsied, depending on their appearance. Types of Skin Cancer There are three major types of skin cancer – l Basal cell carcinoma – This type of skin cancer usually ... Read More »