Delay in knee surgery affects spine

Delay in knee surgeries during severe osteoarthritis adversely affects the spine, said health experts on Monday. “It is commonly observed that people delay their knee surgery till the last stage without knowing that it is actually deteriorating their spine further. Walking with deformed painful knee joints may damage the spine to irreparable stage,” said L.(…)

Heart, lung and brain diseases – top 3 causes of death

Heart attacks, lung diseases and strokes are the three top causes of deaths in India, accounting for over one-third of total deaths. Along with diabetes and chronic kidney diseases, they make five non-communicable diseases that are part of the top ten causes of death. Communicable diseases in the top ten include lower respiratory tract diseases(…)

Certain protein in wheat may worsen chronic health conditions

Researchers have recently discovered that a certain type of protein present in wheat can trigger inflammation of chronic health conditions as multiple sclerosis, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. The protein in wheat, called amylase-trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) also contributes towards the development of non-coelic gluten sensitivity. It shows that the consumption of wheat that contains ATIs can(…)

Increasing waist size, high BMI and type-2 diabetes a cause for liver cancer

A study published in journal Cancer Research has found that individuals with high body mass index (BMI), increased waist circumference, and type-2 diabetes may be at a higher risk of developing liver cancer. The study found that for every 5 kg/m2 increase in BMI, there was a 38% increase in the risk for liver cancer in men,(…)

The computer keyboard has more bacteria than a toilet seat

Your keyboard needs to be kept healthy. And its not just about your correct posture and ergonomics. When it comes to health in the office you should be more concerned about your keyboard than the person at the desk near you who’s coughing and sneezing. Scientists have revealed the filthy secrets that lurk in PC(…)

Hygge, the Danish lifestyle makes you happier and fitter

Hygge (pronounced hoo ga) They say it’s the little things in life that bring us the most joy. The Danish have incorporated this very message in their daily routine; no wonder they are ranked as amongst the happiest people in the world! In fact, they even have a term to describe this mood or philosophy.(…)