How does a slow-paced workout like yoga tone the body

How does a slow-paced workout like yoga tone the body?

June 21, 2019

There is a yoga style for everyone out there and how you feel during and after practice is very important. But, how good is a slow-paced workout to tone the body in comparison to hitting the gym? This is a very personal choice. However, from an anatomical perspective, while a workout at the gym will

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Body Pain Syndrome: Causes and Management

May 29, 2019

Pain is an undesirable sensation in the body which is triggered by our brain. Pain experienced by each individual varies in frequency and severity. Complaints regarding body pain are very common, especially in women aged above 50 years. Many of them are habituated to taking pain killers and other modes of treatment. However, it is

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Dengue – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Precautions

March 14, 2019

Dengue fever is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. With rapid urbanisation and global travel leading to drastic demographic changes, dengue has become a threat to almost 40% of the world’s population i.e. over 2.5 billion people. Dengue in India has dramatically expanded over the last few decades. It is estimated that

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Male infertility

Male Infertility – Causes and Treatments

February 27, 2019

It is natural for couples to try and conceive at some point in their lives. Some people, however, face challenges in conceiving. Inability to attain pregnancy after regular intercourse for over a year is termed as infertility. This failure in attaining pregnancy may be due to infertility in males, females or due to unknown reasons.

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Myths and Facts of Asthma

7 Common Myths and Facts of Asthma

December 13, 2018

Myth: Asthma is present only when you face trouble in breathing. Fact: Asthma is a disease that is difficult to identify. Even without visible symptoms, there is a chance of underlying inflammation in the airways of people with asthma. Asthma exists even when symptoms are not visible. Asthma needs to be controlled by regularly consuming

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Heart Diseases in Children

Paediatric Heart Issues and Treatments

December 5, 2018

Around one in every 100 children has a heart problem, which may be a heart defect or a congenital (present from birth) heart disease. As sad as it sounds that children are afflicted with such conditions, the good news is that with the advancement in medicine and technology, children with heart problems can go on

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Child epilepsy

Epilepsy in Children and Ways to Manage it

December 5, 2018

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world, causing chronic and unpredictable seizures. It can affect people of all ages, even children. A child is diagnosed with epilepsy when they have at least two unprovoked seizures that were not caused by a known reversible medical condition. During a seizure, brain cells either

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Everything you need to know about Laparoscopic Surgery

November 8, 2018

Laparoscopy surgery is a ‘minimally invasive surgery’ which incurs small incisions, usually not more than ½ inch. It uses a long and slender device called laparoscope which is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. A camera attached to it allows the obstetrician–gynaecologist (ob-gyn) to view the abdominal and pelvic organs on an electronic

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Uddanam Nephropathy

Chronic kidney disease in Uddanam (Nephropathy)

October 23, 2018

Uddanam is a green, cosy and beautiful village situated in the northern coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. However, the village is in news due to a peculiar disease that inhabits the lives of the people of Uddanam. The mystery disease is CKDu – Chronic Kidney Disease of the Unknown Etiology which surfaces despite having no

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Kidney Transplant

6 Common Myths and Facts About Kidney Transplant

September 28, 2018

The function of a kidney is to remove waste from the bloodstream. When the kidneys fail to perform this function, the waste starts getting accumulated in the body. Over a period, the accumulation of waste leads to kidney failure and ultimately death. A kidney transplant is one of the most effective treatments to avoid total

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