General Health articles

Nutrient from urine, anti-bacterial clothes: Innovations from IIT-Delhi

A process to recover nutrients from human urine and an antibacterial shirt to keep the body fresh in sweltering heat are some of the innovative solutions offered to the industry by students of the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) for the benefit of common people. These are part of around 500 research-based projects showcased at

Garlic: Wonder drug for healthy life

According to old wives’ tales, garlic can ward off vampires. While this benefit may just be folklore, what’s true about garlic is that it has many health benefits. This ‘wonder-drug’ contains more than 100 biologically useful chemicals. It also has various anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. Here’s a list of some of it’s proven

Simple Solutions to Beat Stress

Feeling the heat of stress? Try these easy home techniques to feel rejuvenated and invigorated. Whether it is the routine daily chores or tonnes of work on some special days, workload can sometimes leave our bodies fatigued and mind stressed out and all you feel in the end is grouchy. The recent crest and trough

Drinking too much water can be risky

Excessive water in your system can dilute your body fluids so much that the sodium levels become life-threateningly low. Water may be the elixir of life, but it sure can send your health into a tailspin, even endanger your life, if you drink too much of it. While packaged water, juice and cola companies hard-sell their thirst-quenchers to you through TV and print

Healthy eating heavy on the pocket

Healthy eating as a mantra may have gained popularity but it could be a little too heavy on the pockets of those from low income groups, Australian research says. The comparatively higher cost of eating a nutritious and balanced diet could actually drive such groups towards cheaper, processed foodstuffs with high fat, salt and sugar

Bikram yoga founder accused of sexual assault

How the founder of Hollywood yoga empire allegedly wooed former student Sarah Baughn and then sexually assaulted her when she refused to comply The founder of Bikram yoga, Bikram Choudhury, has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by a former student in the US. The 67-year-old founder of ‘hot yoga’ is alleged to have

Are you skipping your breakfast?

Never do the mistake of skipping your breakfast as it will affect your health in the long run Do you skip breakfast quite often? Running on empty stomach can leave you feeling fatigued and tired all through the day. In the long run, it also affects your health. So, start your day with a power breakfast and then see


Get to it! Ways to boost your fertility naturally

If you want to have a baby in 2013, try these tips to have the best shot at completing your family TRY TO KEEP YOUR COOL Sperm develops best in cool surroundings. Men who sit with computers on their laps can have reduced fertility levels. Men should also avoid long, hot baths. One study found

Sugary beverages amplify risk of obesity?

Washington: Higher intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) seems to amplify the risk of obesity, according to a finding. “The findings may motivate further research on interactions between genomic variation and environmental factors regarding human health,” said Lu Qi, assistant professor of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and senior study author. Although widespread