Health


 Save the elderly at your home from adverse effects of summer heat. Take them for a walk in the malls where it is cool or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, Senior Consultant at Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital

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New mothers who struggle with post-delivery weakness can find respite in natural ingredients which help heal the postpartum body, experts say. Hema Divakar, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, says skin may be more sensitive during pregnanc

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 If you thought hitting the gym only builds your physical strength, think again. A study of nearly half a million people has revealed that stronger people perform better in brain functioning tests. Muscular strength, measured by handgrip, is

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Shimla, April 21  The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients. The Technical

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Excessive sitting may also slow metabolism, which has an impact on the body's ability to regulate bodily functions, as well as break down body fat. Being physically fit can also protect against some of the effects of stress in the

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Yoghurt has been consumed by humans for hundreds of years. It's very nutritious, and eating it regularly may boost several aspects of your health. For example, yogurt has been known to reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis, as we

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 It is that time of the year and swimming pools are filled with people who wish to escape the heat. Before you step out this summer, ensure you have some skin protection, say experts. Omkar Kulkarni, Head of R&D department, Netsurf Networ

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Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. A team of researchers found that individuals with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml in blood

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In the midst of today's hectic lifestyle, let's spare a thought for one of the biggest threats to our health and general well-being: Excess of processed high calories and sugar. It is said that "prevention is better than cure". Does

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Suffering even a mild concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury may be associated with nearly 60 per cent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study. Parkinson's is a degenerative disorder of the central nervo

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Obesity may increase risk of developing a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other complications, says a study of nearly 70,00 patients. The findings, published in the journal Am

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