The secret to happiness may have to do with relatives and friends rather than money and fame, reports a recent scientific study.
Plastic carry bags that are so liberally doled out by grocers and store-keepers are emerging a major health hazard and killer.
I had honestly not heard of ZIKA virus till recently, when this hitherto unheard virus shot into international fame for allegedly damaging the brains of babies growing in their mother’s wombs, and having them being born in vegetative states with mental retardation.
The regular depiction in TV serials of a doctor arriving home almost instantaneously when summoned on telephone to attend to an emergency, could not be farther from reality. Most good doctors do not attend home calls, and the chances of getting one in the middle of the night when you are down with an attack of incessant vomiting or an allergy could be well neigh impossible.
The paradox that scientists are trying to come to terms with is that our “healthy” human body is loaded with germs, and that these germs might be conferring positive health to our bodies. To be specific, we carry over a trillion bacteria in our guts. And they belong to as many as 400 different species. […]
Heart attacks are common above 40, often coming at odd times, without warning, and are the commonest killer of our modern times. The best chances of reducing the severity of an acute attack and improving the chances of survival are by chewing aspirin at the very start and reaching a hospital within 2 hours.
Excessive hair loss, or alopecia as it is medically called, now has a promising new therapy. Doctors are using platelets from the patient’s own blood to stimulate hair growth.
The imaginative concept of matching transportation demands of people with cab facilities using a smartphone platform that Uber is credited to having created is now beginning to be applied to health care as well.
The recent incident in which an angry demonstrator vented his ire by breaking the leg of an innocent horse who was faithfully serving his master, has attracted universal condemnation and rekindled debate on how we should view cruelty towards animals. A person can indeed be judged by how he treats helpless animals.
While loosing weight can indeed be a formidable challenge for those suffering from obesity, my experience suggests that most do not really try hard enough to get back to shape! They go through the customary dietary consults and sermons on regular exercise, give the appearance of being convinced and motivated, but turn up after a couple of months without having shed any weight. Sometimes, their weight paradoxically go up after they start going to the gym.
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