Aching thumb? It could be thumb arthritis

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While thumb arthritis was always a problem in people aged 40 and above, our increasing dependence and use of smartphones is making us more prone to the ‘smartphone thumb.’ Thumb arthritis refers to arthritis in the thumb — a painful condition that’s caused by repetitive movements of the thumb. Thumb arthritis is now… Read more »

Listen up, women: Go out in the sun often get enough vitamin D to reduce risk of breast cancer

We always knew that vitamin D was important for us they help to build healthy and strong bones and prevent age related bone disorders. However, for women there is more good news in store. Recent studies have shown that if you are spending some good time under the sun and getting adequate… Read more »

Study says regular intake of dairy products have a protective effect on heart

Our basic knowledge on diet and dairy products tell us that milk and milk products are rich in saturated fat. But a new study published in the Lancet medical journal recently pointed out that people who consumed three servings of milk, cheese or yoghurt a day had lower rates of cardiovascular… Read more »

Vitamin D-rich foods you need to have

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Vitamin D is the only nutrient that the body produces when the body is exposed to sunlight, and while close to 50 per cent of the world’s population not getting enough sun light, Indians have this particular source in abundance. And despite that, 65 to 70 per cent Indians face… Read more »

Bid adieu to your dry cough by sipping on tulsi tea

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A reflex action that clears your airway of irritants and mucus can be called a dry cough. It can negatively impact your day-to-day life and can lower your productivity. Environmental allergens, pollutant or toxins  can cause dry cough. Though, can be expelled out of the body by coughing. Just be… Read more »

If you have lived near a park, you will have 71 reduced risk of asthma, says study

We used to play in the parks near our house as kids but didn’t know that those playtimes could benefit us as adults. However, a new study has just cropped up to prove that growing up near a park cuts a person’s risk of developing asthma in adulthood. A team of researchers… Read more »

A successful radio surgery treatment helps a cancer patient to walk pain free

Advance technology of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) used by radiation oncologist, Dr Karan Chanchlani at Oncolife Cancer Centre Hospital at Satara, helps 55-year-old Mrs Seema Kumar (Name changed) undergo painless and non-invasive procedure successfully, who was diagnosed with multiple lungs and skeletal metastasis cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. Mrs Seema Kumar… Read more »

Intestinal bacteria produce an electric current from sugar, finds study

A new study from Lund University in Sweden found that intestinal bacteria can create an electric current. According to the Science Daily report, the results are valuable for the development of drugs and also for the production of bioenergy. However, it is already known that bacteria can create an electric current… Read more »

Nearly 50% unaware of hepatitis status, finds a PGI study

Do you have Hepatitis or not? This is the one of the first few questions that a medical professional asks a donor at a blood bank. The answer—yes or no—is the first step of screening. But a study conducted by the doctors at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research… Read more »