Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder …

Osteoarthritis

osteoarthritis-262x174What is Osteoarthritis ?

Osteoarthritis (OA) also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, is an age related disease caused by the aging and wear and tear on a joint. Basically, the cartilages, the tough and flexible …

Types of pain and palliative care

Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensation both physically and emotionally.

woman-lower-back-pain-lgnPain that is from the organs is called visceral pain. It is pain that results from the activation of nociceptors of the thoracic, pelvic, or abdominal viscera (organs). Visceral …

Safety rules when taking medicines

Prescription Medication Spilling From an Open Medicine BottleAs we grow older, for most of us the number of medicines  we take each day seems to increase steadily.  Age related diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, heart ailments all require multiple tablets to keep in check.  Follow the …

Beware of the yield claims on tax-saving products

It’s the tax-saving season and one of the popular tax-saving instruments – the five-year tax-saving bank deposit – is being promoted by banks. A major public sector bank has been prominently advertising its five-year tax-saving deposit, stating yields of 16.64 …

Diabetic Retinopathy

retinopathyDiabetes is an emerging global health problem today, with India all set to take on the dubious mantle of “The Diabetic Capital Of The World” due to its huge volume of diabetic patients. Diabetes affects all parts of the body, …

IIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

18THWHEELCHAIR

Two students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have developed a wheelchair prototype that allows users to sit, stand and recline too.

The wheelchair, which allows users to manually operate it, has controls for the sitting, standing and …

Senior Heroes – Ingvar Kamprad

ingvar_kampradI read an article recently about the founder of IKEA and the world’s 8th richest man estimated to be worth 15.7 Billion GBP. One incident stood out!  Below I am quoting the article

Recently, a statue of him was erected

Choosing the right walking aid

As you age, it is not uncommon to have balance problems. Reasons could be as diverse as heel pain to dizzy spells. Once you have gone to the doctor and ensured that the underlying problem is being taken care, it …

Liquids funds – A supplement to your savings bank account

liquidfundsHave you been idling large sums in your savings bank account just to provide for any unforeseen need? If so, you could still have managed 5-6 percentage points more by setting aside at least a part of your money in …