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Donate Blood and Give Someone a Gift of Life

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Donate Blood and Give Someone a Gift of Life

World Blood Donor Day is observed on 14th June every year. Blood donation is one of the most significant contributions that a person can make towards the society. It is not harmful for an adult person to donate blood. The body of the donor can regenerate the blood within few days. It poses no threat […]

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India’s Great Healthcare Challenge – and Opportunity

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on India’s Great Healthcare Challenge – and Opportunity

By Nayan Kalnad, Niranjan Bose and Hari Menon | IANS India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising prosperity has been marked by a “dual-disease burden”, a continuing rise in communicable diseases and a spurt […]

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Use Cucumber Pack, Cumin Seeds For Sun-Kissed Summer Glow

By   /  June 10, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Use Cucumber Pack, Cumin Seeds For Sun-Kissed Summer Glow

By Nivedita  | IANS With the temperature soaring high, it’s important to keep your skin nourished and moisturised to retain a natural glow. What can be better than trying out some homemade treatments like a cucumber pack, tomato puree, cumin seeds and age-old methods using turmeric, curd and lemon paste? Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson, Blossom Kochhar Group, […]

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Boys, Let’s Talk About That Time of the Month!

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Boys, Let’s Talk About That Time of the Month!

By Trisha Mukherjee | PTI The nudge-nudge wink-wink humour in the schoolboys’ conversation caught Gurgaon teacher Manisha Gupta’s attention. The boys stressed the word “period” when the school bell rang and looked knowingly at each other. That was when Gupta decided that she had to talk openly to her class about menstruation. “The boys seemed curiously […]

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Smoking May Cause Bone Degeneration in Youngsters

By   /  May 31, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Smoking May Cause Bone Degeneration in Youngsters

Youngsters who smoke may be at risk of developing low bone density — a condition that may lead to an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, experts say. “Smoking has a negative effect on the bones, causing loss of bone mass and, eventually, premature osteoporosis when young people take up smoking,” Raju Vaishya, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, […]

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Low Performance of Scribes Linked to High Alcohol Intake

By   /  May 21, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Low Performance of Scribes Linked to High Alcohol Intake

While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests new research. Journalists’ brains, compared to other groups, showed a lower level of executive functioning […]

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15-20% Delhi Private School Students Have Sleep Apnea: AIIMS Study

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on 15-20% Delhi Private School Students Have Sleep Apnea: AIIMS Study

Some 15 to 20 per cent of students in Delhi’s private schools are suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in comparison to only two per cent students in government schools, an ongoing study by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has revealed. The study — whose first phase has been completed with over […]

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Substance Abuse Worsens Depression: Experts

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Substance Abuse Worsens Depression: Experts

By Vivek Singh Chauhan Far from offering any long-term solution to the problem of depression, abusing substances such as alcohol, opioids, and drugs like cocaine and heroin will only worsen it, health experts have warned. People suffering from depression reach for drugs as a way to lift their spirits or to numb painful thoughts. But depression […]

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Olive Oil Can Decrease Cardiovascular Diseases

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Olive Oil Can Decrease Cardiovascular Diseases

As heart attacks continue to kill one person every 33 seconds in India, health experts on Friday said that olive oil can help in decreasing cardiovascular diseases. Olive oil is rich in MUFA or mono unsaturated fatty acids which helps in improving glycemic control and plasma lipid control and increase insulin sensitivity in diabetics and […]

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Here’s Why Sound of Nature Helps You Relax

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Here’s Why Sound of Nature Helps You Relax

Researchers have discovered why the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. Playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems (associated with relaxation of the body), with associated […]

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