The superfood craze has been gaining a lot of steam lately. But why is it so? Do they have some sort of superpower? Can they fly or read your mind? Of course not! It’s simply a modern label given to foods that are believed to be nutrient-rich and good for health. Social media is often […]
Why it is necessary that you maintain a good posture at work
How much time does an average man spend in his office in a lifetime? Approximately 90,000 hours! When calculated to years, it adds up to be a little over 10 years. Not only do we spend a significant part of our life working, it is done in the prime years of our life. Hence our […]
A life of perpetual effort: Living with PCOS
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS has emerged as one of the most common hormonal issues among women of child bearing age. Almost one in ten women have reported some or all the symptoms characteristic of PCOS.A hormonal disbalance, PCOS is a condition wherein the ovaries produce large amounts of androgen or male sex hormones. The […]
Are you getting enough sleep?
We have almost been convinced that you cannot sleep enough to your success. The sacrifice of sleep, in order to achieve success is a romanticised idea in cultures across the globe, giving birth to idioms and phrases like ‘burning the midnight lamp’ or ‘burning the candles at both ends’. We see it as an important […]
Medics transplanted a pig’s kidney to a human body and it worked!
A New York based medical centre, Langone Health, achieved a major breakthrough in the world of organ transplant. The medics successfully transplanted a pig’s kidney to a human body without triggering the immune system to reject the organ. This was achieved by altering the animal’s genes so that its tissues no longer contained a molecule […]
5 Myths Vs Facts about Diabetes
“Stay away from desserts,” “go for a sugar-free diet,” “you should never eat after 8 p.m.” — it seems like everyone has a piece of advice for you when you have diabetes, isn’t it? Friends, family, and even strangers think they know it all about this chronic disease. They are quick to judge you and […]
The spectrum of Autism
Most of us identify autism with the very few extreme cases we come across in our lives. In such cases, the child is too behaviourally paralysed to live life the “normal” way, and the signs or symptoms are visibly evident. Our hearts reach out for these children and at the same time we feel relieved […]
Top 3 Incredible Medical Breakthroughs That Will Change the World
So, you missed your medications again? Why don’t you let the digital pill keep track of it? Need organ transplantation? You should rather consider 3D-printed organs. Scared of needles? How about painless injections? Having a hard time keeping your hospital germs-free? Get Superbug-zapping robots on it. No, we aren’t blabbering. This is just a preview […]
Can diabetes be cured permanently in the future?
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic ailments that cause high sugar levels in the bloodstream of the affected patients. In the US alone, 30 million people suffer from diabetes, and 50-80 million are pre-diabetic, this brings the total toll to around 100 million people who suffer from diabetes in that single nation. Its […]
Nipah Virus: all you need to know about it
Confirmed cases of Nipah virus have been coming from the Indian coastal of Kerala and has claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy. In a pandemic struck world, these are worrying signs as people fear the outbreak of another pandemic. Here’s all you need to know about the virus. Origin and past outbreaks: Bats are […]