Heat Stroke: 4 Effective Home Remedies to Beat the Heat

Summer 2017 seems to be getting hotter by the day. With most metro cities hitting temperatures higher than 40-degree C, which is the mark for announcing a heat wave by the Indian Meteorological Department, cases of heat stroke, dehydration, headaches, sun burn and other heat-related health issues are on the rise. The scorching sun rays can bring about various health problems if adequate care is not taken. This is why it is crucial to watch one’s diet, stay indoors and keep hydrated by drinking large amounts of water and summer…

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Quiz: Are you healthy?

Quiz: Are you healthy? According to WHO, more than 90 per cent of people die of preventable diseases. These diseases can be prevented simply by modifying our lifestyle. Take this quiz to know things you are doing right and where you are going wrong. 1. How often do you smoke? Everyday (Score = (-10)) Sometimes (Score = (-7)) Rarely (Score = (-2)) Never (Score = (3)) 2. How often do you drink? Everyday (-10) Sometimes (-7) Rarely (-2) Never (3) 3. How much sugar do you eat? A lot (-10)…

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Deep slumber can keep the aged healthy & wise

Ageing typically brings on a decline in deep non-rapid eye movement or “slow wave sleep”. (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Loss of sleep in the elderly may increase the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists who claim that deep slumber can act as a fountain of youth in old age. As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed…

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28-day cleanse: Lose weight with Huma Qureshi

28-day cleanse: Lose weight with Huma Qureshi Actress Huma Qureshi has started a 28-day cleanse on her Instagram (#28DayCleanse), motivating thousands to follow suit. That’s exactly what we all want when every second person we meet is cribbing about his bulging tires or a fat paunch. The campaign started on March 26 and has yet reached its Day 9. Here’s what Huma shared on her Instagram, something which you too can easily follow if you are looking for a healthy weight loss diet plan. The actress started by sharing the…

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Women’s Health: Teeth Loss Post Menopause May Increase Death Risk

Menopauses or climacteric caused by the decrease in hormones is a phase when women don’t menstruate anymore and can’t conceive a baby. Every woman at an average of 45 years of age goes through this biological change in the body, further involving several other changes. Some common symptoms that are noticed by women at least a year before menopause include change in flow of blood and frequency, hot flashes, night sweats and disturbed sleeping patterns. Post menopause too the body faces several changes, some also leading to severe health problems….

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Pink eye picks pace early this season

With the onset of summer, conjunctivitis is on the prowl. Doctors said though the peak period for the eye disease is yet to come, the number of patients has already started picking up. Since the viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious, the infection can soon assume an alarming proportion if the affected and those who are in their close contact don’t take preventive and precautionary measures. “The infection itself is self limiting (an illness or condition which will resolve on its own), lasting between three days to two weeks. But, the…

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Dental hygiene in kids: Where are you going wrong?

Instilling oral hygiene among kids is harder than you think. Things get even more complicated when parents are clueless about the right dental practices. In an exclusive, Dr Srivats Bharadwaj, Founder and CEO, Vatsalya Dental answers some pertinent questions that every parent finds daunting. Common mistakes parents commit when it comes todental hygiene in kids The most common mistake is thinking milk teeth are not important. The general thought is that milk teeth will fall and new permanent teeth will grow, so why bother. However, the fundamental foundation for good…

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Now, get updated on health of structures

Researcher showcases it at new flyover in Thagarapuvalasa in Visakhapatnam A city-based engineering expert has developed state- of-the-art real-time vibration and condition monitoring systems using photonic technology to assess the structural health of railway track, bridges, and other infrastructure. Patent applied The breakthrough, for which patent application has been submitted, was showcased at the new flyover at Thagarapuvalasa, about 40 km from here, before Director-General (Road Development), Ministry of Transport and Highways, S.N. Das, on Saturday. Mr. Das told The Hindu that they would consider examining the efficacy of the…

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Health fears grow over fashionable ‘grumpy’ flat-faced cats

First it was dogs, now its flat faced cats who are paying the price of being in fashion. Persians, British and Exotic Shorthair cats are increasingly suffering from health problems because their characteristic shortened muzzle features have become more extreme through breeding. Vets have warned that this can lead to breathing difficulties, along with eye and skin infections, because of constricted nasal passages. In some cases the cats even have problems picking up food because of their flattened ‘grumpy’ faces. A recent study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh…

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