Melatonin: Uses, Functions, Side effects, Doses and Warnings

What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a serotonin derived hormone. It plays an important role in the sleep cycles. Pineal gland naturally secretes the hormone within our body. Skin, lymphocytes and gastrointestinal tract (GIT) also synthesize the hormone. The production and release of the hormone in the brain are directly related to the day and night […]

Why do hiccups come and How to stop Hiccups

Hiccups and Only Hiccups! Hic and Hic… well, it’s not a pleasant sound neither is the feeling. Most of us have brought up to believe that they can be stopped if you drink water or well, to get ourselves scared by someone. There might be some more traditional but not scientifically techniques prevalent all around. […]

Social Media and its effects on Mental Health

Where are you and your thoughts? An account on social media was a big accomplishment over a decade ago. Today, social media account is more necessary than the social security number. Your stance in the society is determined by how flashy your profile is. The new friends you make are determined by how much acceptance […]

ADHD: Causes, Symptoms & Favourable Characteristics

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder What is ADHD disease? Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a common childhood disorder, wherein the child is inattentive, impulsive, and hyperactive. These characteristics persist through the growing years of the child and extend into adulthood. Little is known adult stage onset of the condition. But, even with those negative characteristics, the children can be credited […]

Passive Smoking or Secondhand smoking: Harmful health effects

What is secondhand smoke? You might not have smoked a single cigarette in life. But your parents or partner might. This second-hand exposure is called passive smoking. The harmful effects of secondhand smoking or passive smoking are not very much different from that of actually smoking. It’s a little bit a hard to accept, isn’t […]

Anxiety: Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The fear of starting a new job? The apprehension in facing your boss? The stress to do well in exams? The doubts about the test results from the lab? It is nothing but anxiety engulfing you! What is anxiety? It is the nagging feeling that comes along with you in all of the above settings. […]

Coffee good or bad for you?

A Cup of Coffee for you! Who doesn’t love a cup of it early in the morning? Or while at work? or while extremely stressed? But most of us have been brought up by our Indian parents with the notion that coffee in any form is not good for health. Not just the parents, but […]

Antibiotic resistance in humans: Mechanism and Prevention

Got a sore throat? The slightly itchy feeling in the throat? Difficult to swallow? Feeling slightly feverish? Well “the doctors in all of us” will always self-recommend to take that antibiotic. In a country like India, scheduled or not schedule drugs, it is easy to get that antibiotic without prescription

Tips on how to improve Gut health

A healthy gut is the door to a healthy human body. It is an obvious fact that if the input is right, output is not going to be far away from being right either. But how many of us actually realise that what we are taking as food determines what and how we perform in […]