Osteoporosis: what women need to know?

We often make the mistake of taking things for granted, and we do exactly that  to our bones as well. Our bones are responsible for supporting and protecting various organs. They enable body movements, provide a framework for attachment of muscles and tissues, store minerals and help with the production of red and white blood…

Arthritis – 5 things you must know!

Numerous misconceptions and myths surround the term “Arthritis”. However, before jumping into conclusions regarding this health condition, doing an extensive research can be helpful for you. Indicating inflammation of joints, arthritis is also known for causing swelling, loss of motion and stiffness of joints. Chronic pain is a prevalent aspect of this condition along with…

When and why you need bypass surgery?

Similar to any other body organ, heart also needs a regular supply of oxygenated blood. It is the job of coronary arteries to supply blood to the heart muscles. Bypass surgery, or Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, is performed to replace the damaged coronary arteries. Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) is the most commonly performed open…

5 Things to do daily to keep your heart healthy!

What does a healthy heart look like? The heart is a hard working organ that pumps blood, providing oxygen and other nutrients that nourish and fuel your muscles, brain and other organs. Being active and maintaining a healthy diet are the most important answers to heart related problems but making these practices a day-to-day habit…

Valuable heart attack advice and what can you do to save a life?

Myocardial infarction or in simple words, a heart attack occurs when the flow of oxygenated blood to a section of the heart gets blocked. Coronary Heart Disease is the most common cause of heart attack. In such a condition the coronary arteries get narrowed and eventually blocked due to the gradual deposition of fat, cholesterol…

Breast cancer: warning signs & self examination

There are a number of direct and indirect causes that increase the susceptibility of contracting breast cancer. This cancer is most common in women, especially after the age of 40, but can also affect other age groups, which is why it is important to keep a watch on the signals which may indicate breast cancer….

Step by step guide to hand hygiene!

It’s unhygienic! – For most of us this phrase means eating street food, drinking water from dodgy sources  and using public toilets. We often confuse hygiene with cleanliness; it rarely occurs to us that what looks clean can be full of germs. Germs are present in almost everything and we pick up these germs on…

A quick guide to pre winter skin care

Winter is approaching, and with it comes the warmth of sweaters, hot chocolate, cosy bonfires and blankets. But as the weather gets chilly, putting summer officially behind us, the cold dry air also wreaks havoc on our skin. Who doesn’t dread flaky skin and chapped lips that are stripped of moisture? But with some extra…