New patient network to support people with obesity

DUBAI: A new patient network to support people living with obesity, backed by clinicians across the Gulf and Lebanon, is being launched by the World Obesity Federation. Designed to raise awareness of the multiple causes of obesity and provide access to information about healthier lifestyle choices, treatment options and ongoing management, the programme marks World […]

What to do about dry skin on the penis

The skin on a person’s penis is particularly sensitive, and dry skin may cause discomfort. A person may develop dry skin on their penis skin for many reasons, including unlubricated sex or masturbation, chafing clothes, and use of harsh soaps. Dry skin on the penis by itself is not usually a sign of a sexually transmitted […]

Skin care tips; This is why you need to apply sunscreen indoors

Technology and harmful radiations from devices have barged into our living and sleeping spaces in a big way. “The increasing digital dependency has exposed our skin to the most harmful blue rays. Though consumers are well versed with the precautionary measures to protect themselves from the UVA rays, they are unaware about the damaging effects […]

Health tips to keep in mind during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is a crucial month for the Muslim community, both physically and spiritually with the belief of learning restraint through practice. During this period the community observes Roza i.e. fast, which involves its members abstaining from eating and drinking, right from sunrise until sunset. Fasting during Ramadan is known to help […]

How to get glowing skin? The right exfoliation may be the answer

Scrubbing dead skin off might sound scary and harsh, but the fact is that it is an essential skincare step if you’re looking for that flawless glow Image: Chris Craymer For the longest time, exfoliation in an Indian beauty routine has been about using a random off-the-shelf scrub or creating one at home with fruit granules—both which have been used […]

Severely obese people in middle age 50% more likely to die early, study finds

Researchers urged obese individuals to ask their doctors to be assessed for any obesity-related diseases. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA People who are severely obese in middle age are 50% more likely to die early than those of a healthy weight, according to a large study of UK data. The research shows people with the highest levels […]

Obesity and Diabetes Risk Linked to Common Food Ingredient

The combined results from a small-scale randomized human trial and studies in mice suggest that consuming propionate, a common food ingredient that is used widely to prevent mold, increases levels of hormones that are linked with diabetes and obesity. The research, headed by a team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, found […]

Obesity May Affect Protective Blood Brain Barrier, Lead To Memory Loss: 5 Tips To Manage Obesity

Obesity is one of the most common causes of health concerns around the world. Obesity is marked by abnormal body mass index (BMI). Obesity is tied with several health conditions such as diabetes and kidney failure. If the findings of a recent study are to be believed obesity can break down the protective blood-brain barrier […]

ICMR asks stakeholders to share evidence on efficacy of stem cells

NEW DELHI: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)has appealed to doctors across the country to share scientific evidence on clinical efficacy of stem cells in any disease condition or disorder in their specialties. The appeal comes in the wake of several complaints by patients about the misuse of stem cell therapy. The apex research body […]