Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds study

Previous research has linked Bikram yoga to improvements in the elasticity of blood vessels, which can help lower blood pressure and reduce the potential for arteries to harden and cause heart attacks

Bikram yoga doesn’t need hot room to benefit heart health, finds studyBikram yoga, a series of 26 poses typically done in a sweat-inducingly hot room, may not need to be practiced at steam-bath temperatures to help improve blood vessel health, a small experiment suggests. Millions of people worldwide practice Bikram yoga, typically in 90-minute sessions that involve breathing exercises and holding poses for up to one […]

Maharashtra: Heat wave grips Vidharbha, Chandrapur sizzles at 46.8 degrees Celsius

Maharashtra is reeling under a severe heat wave. The Vidharbha region has already crossed the 45.6 degree Celsius mark. Brahmapuri in Chandrapur district has recorded the highest temperature 46.8 degrees as of Monday evening

Maharashtra: Heat wave grips Vidharbha, Chandrapur sizzles at 46.8 degrees CelsiusAs the mercury is soars at 45 degrees Celsius, Vidharbha and Marathwada region of Maharashtra, are battling with the severe heat wave conditions. Chandrapur district has already touched 46 degrees, with Bhahmapuri reaching the top of the list in Maharashtra recorded temperature around 46.8-degree Celsius. Temperatures across Vidharbha region Chandrapur - 46 degrees Celsius Bhamhapuri […]

What causes nosebleeds during summer and how to prevent them

Nosebleeds are caused by a small blood vessel rupturing. There are two main types of nose bleed, upper and lower septum nosebleeds. In children, many doctors feel that nasal drying is a common cause of nose bleeds. Although the sudden trickle of blood may make an individual get panicky, nosebleeds are hardly a serious cause of concern

The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis. Because of the position of the nose - right in the middle of the face - and its high density of blood vessels, most of us will have had at least one nosebleed at some time during our lives. Although seldom a cause for alarm, nosebleeds can […]

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!

The summer, apart from the incessant heat bring in its wake a host of skin and hair problems. With summer officially here, experts tell you how to protect your skin and take care of your tresses

Tips to protect your skin and hair this summer!Summer heralds the arrival of sweat, lack of energy, dehydration, seasonal diseases, harsh sunburns, deep tanning and myriad skin and hair problems. With blazing heat, the body’s first defense organ, the skin and hair takes the onslaught of the scorching sun-rays. Know how to keep our skin healthy and hair lustrous. Dr Apratim Goel, Dermatologist and […]

Mumbai: Heat wave takes a toll on birds

As the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal and they had peaked at 40 degrees in the last week of February. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end

Since the last two months around 350 to 400 birds have been treated at Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals in Parel. Among the species of birds - pigeon, doves, cuckoos, crows, owls, parrots and seabirds have been most affected with heat related issues.  These birds can suffer from fever, skin diseases, vomiting and […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’

As the heat wave grips Mumbai, on Sunday a maximum temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius was recorded in the city. Since, the mercury is rising in the city; health conditions like cold, cough, viral, sore throat and so on can give Mumbaikars a tough time. So, experts advise appropriate care to keep these health issues at bay

Mumbaikars feel the ‘heat’On Sunday, the maximum temperatures recorded by IMD Santacruz observatory were 37.6 degrees Celsius, which was 5.5 degrees Celsius above normal. And by IMD Colaba observatory: 36.5 degrees Celsius, 6 degrees Celsius above normal.  As per the experts, it is essential to take charge of health by taking the necessary precautions. “Since, the temperature has […]

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillers

In a modern era with technology and advances in healthcare, we have learnt to rely on antibiotics and physicians. While there is nothing wrong in finding a solution to our illnesses, at times the simplest and most effective cure lies with Mother Nature. Here are five natural painkillers which can help you with different health problems

Find relief with the use of these five natural painkillersTurn to nature If you have a toothache, backache, or any other type of pain, your first impulse may be to reach for a pill. Many people rely on medications, but they come with the risk of side effects, drug interactions, and habitual use or addiction. You may find the relief you need from a […]

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The infamous October heat is already making Mumbaikars hot under their collars. People are carrying umbrellas and covering their heads to avoid the sun. In this haunting heat, women find it difficult to maintain their personal hygiene. Doctors offer some useful tips for better personal care. As, a good personal hygiene is the first step to good health

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for womenThe October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

Unbearable heat forces Mumbaikars to visit hospitals

In the end of August, Mumbai witnessed a heavy downpour. But in the beginning of September, there was a sudden rise in the temperature as heat in Mumbai is on its peak. A thick haze enveloped the city, despite a high temperature in the day. As Mumbai’s air quality worsened, people suffered from respiratory ailments like cough and cold and fever

Mumbaikars are reeling with heat and experiencing the October heat, in the month of September itself. People are sweating it out due to unbearable heat and humidity. Since Mumbai is experiencing heavy rains and heat and humidity at the same time, which has affected their health. Lot of people are making trips to the private […]

Protect your skin from Mumbai’s scorching heat

As the temperature is soaring in the city, the heat and humidity is becoming unbearable, and while you’ve trained your body to combat the scorching heat, the same is needed for your skin and hair too. Heat and humidity can aggravate annoying skin and hair problems like acne, dandruff and so on. Here, the city dermatologists give you tips to tackle them

Protect your skin from Mumbai’s scorching heatMumbai’s tryst with heat and humidity is worrisome. And In spite of your best efforts you may land up with skin problems that arise due to the warm weather and spending your days outdoor. According to the dermatologists, hair fall, dull skin, pigmentation, greasy face, acne and dandruff are the most common problems which can […]