1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEF

An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, UNICEF warned today in a new report on children, food and nutrition

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight, states UNICEFThe State of the World’s Children 2019: Children, food and nutrition finds that at least 1 in 3 children under five – or over 200 million – is either undernourished or overweight. Almost 2 in 3 children between six months and two years of age are not fed food that supports their rapidly growing bodies […]

#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccine

On Global Handwashing Day, know more about this simple hygiene which offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness

#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccineThe simplest way to ensure basic hygiene is washing hands. It is our best defence and a self-vaccine that fights all kinds of pathogens (a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease), including cold and flu virus, and E. coli bacteria, and can reduce the risk of you developing any diarrheal and respiratory […]

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?

Beetroot juice can be consumed either prior to the workout or post-workout, according to many studies

Does consuming beetroot juice help in muscle recovery post-workout?Beetroot juice is a nutritious energy drink that can either be consumed before or after workouts, and as simply part of the regular diet. The juice serves many purposes for it has plenty of iron, magnesium and folate, among antioxidant properties. Ray Bass, certified fitness trainer and wellness editor at mindbodygreen, pondered over when exactly […]

Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  

The study randomly assigned patients to perform yoga and conventional exercise or asanas, in addition to standard chemotherapy. The sample size for the study was 605 patients, with at least a year of follow-up.  The improvements were found on those performing these asanas regularly

Yoga improves quality of life in #breastcancer patients, proves study  An Indian study by including doctors Nita Nair, Nishu Singh Goel and five others from Department of Surgical Oncology, Breast Disease Management Group and Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) in Mumbai have evaluated and proven that yoga helps improve the quality of life for women undergoing medical treatment for breast cancer. Interestingly, the study shows that […]

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  

It’s becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect foetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and New York-Presbyterian now identifies the types of physical and psychological stress that may matter most

Stress during pregnancy can increase the risk of preterm birth, finds study  The study was published online in the journal PNAS, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “The womb is an influential first home, as important as the one a child is raised in, if not more so,” says study leader Catherine Monk, Ph.D., professor of medical psychology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians […]

Home remedies and natural cures for burning sensation in stomach

In addition to your treatment plan, there are home remedies you can try to further aid with your symptoms and reduce the burning sensation

Home remedies and natural cures for burning sensation in stomachKnowing the underlying cause of your burning stomach can help you narrow in on a specific treatment method. In addition to your treatment plan, there are home remedies you can try to further aid with your symptoms and reduce burning sensation in your stomach. Here are some home remedies for burning sensation in stomach you […]

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouth

Doctors reveal how an innocent habit of putting a pen or a pencil in the mouth can damage one's jaw overtime. And the effects can it cause to you or your kids

Here’s why you should discourage your kid from holding a pencil in their mouthHave you ever been scolded by you mother/father or elders in the house – to not hold or put the pencil in your mouth? And most of the time the answer would be a loud yes! All of us have had the habit of holding or putting a pencil in the mouth, while we are […]

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancer

Sunburn can lead to skin cancer, so it is especially important to be careful in summer. From suspect moles to suitable sunscreen, you can minimise your risk if you know the steps to take and the warning signs

Seven vital ways in which you can prevent skin cancerKnow your moles Moles are clusters of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) and are usually harmless. Melanomas – the least common, but most dangerous type of skin cancer – can arise in pre-existing moles. Things to look out for include rapid growth, a change in colour, shape or border, and a previously flat mole becoming raised. Bleeding, […]

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel sore

Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your eyes, feeling weighed down by heavy eyelids, or having to wipe away excess tears now and then? Based on the type and severity of your symptoms, you may be overdue for an appointment with an eye care professional.

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel soreHere are some of the possible reasons why your eyes feel sore and irritated: You are suffering from dry eye symptoms If you have a condition known as dry eye, you are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate the surface of your eyes. Symptoms include episodes of excess tearing after dryness, heavy eyelids, and […]

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss

Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. But prolonged use of conatct lenses can be hazardous to your health. Apart from causing nasty infections, it can also increase your risk of blindness

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision lossThe study reported that sleeping in your lenses can be lead to dangerous consequences for your health and can even cause irreversible eye damage. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems. Six tales […]