Snoring is the sound produced, while sleeping, by the vibration of various structures of breathing apparatus due to blockage of air movement occurring during breathing. It is commoner in males. Besides being a social nuisance/ disturbance for the spouse and family, snoring is also a health hazard and can be an indicator of much sinister (and even fatal) Obstructive Sleep… Read more →
All of us feel sad, feel low or just moody or withdrawn from time to time and then recover; and most of the times there is a justifiable reason for the same. On the other hand, for some people these feelings are experienced very strongly and intensely, for long periods of time – at times for weeks, months or even… Read more →
Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, generally 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight and this has adverse impact on the health of the person. Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measurement of body fat based on height and weight of an individual. Obesity classification is generally done on the basis of BMI.
Nurture, Caring, Affectionate, Loving ….Unconditionally Loving…the most striking person which comes to the mind is Mother! And the obvious valid question arises why not a Father??? Probably it would but for few! A happy relationship, partnership and harmony between parents form the sheet anchor of healthy upbringing of the child. Probably the reason sadly is, despite increasing awareness of parenting… Read more →
More and more children as well adults are overweight/ obese. More and more parents are complaining that their kids are glued to smart phones, pads and computers. They lament that kids rarely venture out.
Here are few promises that a new parent should make to a new born baby.
From time immemorial, we have been maintaining that ‘Laughter is the Best Medicine’ and everyone just agrees. Is it really so? Rethink!
7th September, TOI carried an article, titled “Low-carb may trump low-fat diets” and went on to proclaim “People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.”
A new study had discovered that people with more fats on their abdomen face more risk of developing hypertension, heart attacks etc than the ones who are just obese overall. At the risk of repetition, we must mention that excess body weight has serious consequences for health. Overweight and excess fat deposition is responsible for high levels of LDL (“bad”)… Read more →
As a medical student I remember how our Preventive and Social Medicine teachers would threaten that if we did not remember Vaccination Schedule approved by Government of India we would be flunked in our Viva Voce. We needed to remember, by heart, which vaccines need to be administered in which month! And why the emphasis? Vaccines may cause mild symptoms… Read more →