Think Twice Before You Strap On A Fitness Watch

December 28, 2021 12:39 pm

Nocebo is the stark opposite of placebo. Both are Latin words, the former translates “I shall harm” and the latter meaning “I shall please.” Fitness freaks or even the ordinary folks looking at a fitter themselves, have opted for noceboes as a guide to a healthier life. A paradox, isn’t it? Let us explain. The […]

Scientists Discover New Muscle layer Inside Human Jaw That Helps It In Stabilisation

December 26, 2021 6:01 pm

Researchers and scientists have recognized another muscle layer in the human jaw that helps it in stabilisation. This revelation was made by scientists at the University of Basil. The masseter muscle is the most noticeable of the jaw muscles, it’s connected to the strong or “coronoid” cycle of the lower jaw and can pull the […]

Fitness Coach Ankita Konwar Talks of Battling Depression

December 22, 2021 5:06 pm

No longer is depression a taboo subject. While hardliners accuse celebs of making it a fashion statement aka “depression is inversely proportional to your standing in the rat race,” some say India is coming out of being a promiscuous society. The recent name to have hinted at the blues taking over is fitness and yoga […]

WHO Approves Serum Institute of India’s Covovax

December 17, 2021 9:20 pm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has given a nod of approval to the Serum Institute of India’s (SII), emergency use vaccine Covovax. CEO of the Serum Institute of India Adar Poonawalla shared this news through his Twitter handle saying “This is yet another milestone in our fight against Covid-19, Covovax is now WHO approved for […]

Omicron In India: 5 Fresh Cases, Tally Rises To 38

December 12, 2021 7:31 pm

The Omicron is slowly but surely picking up pace in India. On Sunday, four new cases were reported: one each in Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. India’s Omicron tally rises to 38.  A “highly transmissible strain,” it has spread to at least 59 nations. The UK, Denmark, and South Africa are the top three […]

I Feel Nobody Understands Me. What Should I Do?

December 10, 2021 2:34 am

It’s Not Just You is an exclusive weekly column for apt mental health advice by Dr. Vishvamohan Thakur. He is a Consultant Psychiatrist. He is doing private practice for 38 years and also providing services at Zydus Hospitals. He is passionate about his subject and likes to demystify the functioning of the human mind. He […]

Shades Of Blackk Spalon Launches Blackk Traxx, The Fittnasium

December 11, 2021 1:20 pm

Fitness is a way of life and if you have been waiting to begin the healthy phase of your life then here is ‘Black Traxx’, The Fittnasium. The idea behind this gym is to give a holistic experience of exercise, music and fitness education.  Blackk Traxx, The Fittnasium is venture of Shades Of Blackk Spalon– […]

Rising Covid Curve: Gujarat Logs 67 New Cases In Last 24 Hours

December 8, 2021 9:34 pm

The state on Wednesday recorded 67 new coronavirus cases — an increase of six cases from yesterday’s 61 cases, taking the active cases tally in the state to 417. Eight patients are on ventilator support and no deaths were reported.  Yet again, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation logged the highest number of positive patients — 23, as […]

Gujarat Ranks Third Last In Survey On Menstrual Hygiene

December 7, 2021 5:54 pm

Twenty-three per cent of young women in India still use cloth instead of sanitary pads during menstruation, reveals the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) on menstrual hygiene by the International Institute of Population Science, Mumbai. In its fifth edition this year, the survey provides information on the use of hygiene products during menstruation in […]

Impact Of Global Influenza Outbreak Could Be Way Worse Than Covid-19 Pandemic

October 2, 2021 3:39 pm

A global influenza outbreak could manifold itself and prove to be far worse than the Covid-19 pandemic – says the infectious disease specialists. As per the director of the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, Professor Michael Osterholm – this global outbreak is a real risk to human beings […]

Shalby hospital of Ahmedabad introduces one-of-a-kind Digital Operation Room

September 28, 2021 8:22 pm

The Spine Surgery team at the Shalby Hospital has come up with great advancements in the spine surgery sector that is both – digitally advanced and cost-effective. An event was organised at Shalby hospital on September 28 at 3:00 pm where the Shalby team addressed the media and introduced their new Digital Operation Room (OR) […]

Older people with higher cholesterol live longer, says Japan study

September 27, 2021 12:52 pm

What if a study tells you that high cholesterol is actually a good thing and is in fact associated with longer life? It is more than possible. People die from causes ranging from heart diseases to cancer, or infection, or unnatural deaths. However, should it be a matter of concern? Should the cause of death […]

ICMR study says that 7.9 per cent of all cancer cases are childhood cancers

September 27, 2021 11:53 am

In a report published by the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) named  ‘Clinicopathological Profile of Cancers in India: A Report of the Hospital Based Cancer Registries, 2021’, it is noted that Childhood (0-14 years) cancers constitute 7.9% of all cancers. The cases in males (52.4%) is higher than females (47.4%) where gynaecological cancers, including […]

Shalby hospital launches Rehab Centre

September 5, 2021 7:18 pm

Shalby, a known name in knee replacement and multi-speciality hospitals launched a multi-purpose rehab centre here on Sunday, The Shalby Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences will cater to various types of rehabilitation and its scientific processes and treatment, said Dr Niraj Vasavada, heading this project and who works as the head spine surgeon at the hospital. […]

Don’t Give Fitness a Bad Name

September 5, 2021 1:07 am

The sad, shocking and untimely death of a popular actor due to cardiac arrest has made all of us introspect and scrutinise our own lifestyles.People are saying, “He was fit and still succumbed to a heart attack. What’s the point of hitting the gym or eating right then?” This thinking is so wrong at so […]

Stress = cardiac arrest, explain doctors from Ahmedabad

September 2, 2021 7:11 pm

Stressful life clubbed with a vice is a lethal formula for cardiac arrest in the age bracket of 40-60. Doctors in Ahmedabad concern for youngsters’ lives as the trend continues to be on the rise. Social media, television channels and practically all news portals were filled to the brim with the news of the death of […]

India reports first death from avian influenza

July 21, 2021 12:54 pm

An 11-year boy from Haryana was admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Science in Delhi on July 2 after he was diagnosed with leukemia and pneumonia died of the H5N1 avian influenza on Tuesday. It is the first such death registered in India in 2021, as reported by PTI. The news agency further […]

No evidence to suggest Delta variant escapes vax shield completely

July 13, 2021 4:04 pm

Given that the prevalence of the Delta variant caused a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country during the second wave, the fear that the additional mutation to the pre-existing variant signals the arrival of the third wave is widespread. Experts, however, assert that not only the fear is unfounded, but jumping the gun is […]

IIT Gandhinagar Researchers’ develop non-toxic, anti-viral surface coating material

July 12, 2021 9:15 pm

IIT Gandhinagar has developed an anti-viral coating material that can easily be applied to any material. The distinctive invention can help prevent viral infections. The IIT Researchers’ team who invented this anti-viral surface coating includes Professor Emila Panda, Associate Professor, Materials Engineering; Professor Abhay Raj Singh Gautam, Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering; Professor Virupakshi Soppina, Ramalingaswami […]

Being fit is the new sexy!

July 13, 2021 4:28 pm

Eating a healthy and balanced diet and doing regular exercises should be part of your lifestyle. It helps in maintaining physical health, mental health and overall well-being of your mind, body and soul.  Exercise Follow an exercise routine that you enjoy. Typically, should include stretching and strengthening exercises in combination with cardiovascular exercises. Working out […]