Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

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Common cold: Why are some people more susceptible than others?

The research looked at two defence mechanisms that cells in a person’s airway use to protect themselves from threats: one that protects against viruses like the common cold virus and another that protects against ‘oxidative stress.’ This form of cell damage is triggered by viruses and other irritants, such as cigarette smoke or pollen. The […]

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Taking vitamin D and E during pregnancy may ‘reduce likelihood’ of asthma, finds study

At present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change, and air pollution have all been associated with an increase […]

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Pune: Temperature fluctuations behind rise in viral infections

Know about what causes ‘viral infections’ and how to prevent them

The number of viruses and the infections they cause is truly increasing. They cause diseases ranging from the common cold, sore throat, skin infections, allergies, diarrhoea to dengue fever and meningitis. What does ‘viral fever’ mean? Diseases caused by viruses ranging from the common cold, flu spread quickly and widely among people when there is […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases 

The state health workers formed teams to go door-to-door to find people who were showing early symptoms of tuberculosis. As a part of the state funded ‘Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojana,’ over 2,000 health teams visited door-to-door and screened over 18 lakh people across ten districts in Himachal Pradesh, excluding tribal districts of Lahaul […]

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7 Tips to protect your lungs during the cold winter months

After a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter has arrived. The nights are getting longer, and the New Year excitement is at peak, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illness. It majorly impacts your respiratory […]

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Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn experts

For children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review. For adults, there’s little evidence that decongestants help with congestion, one of the most bothersome cold symptoms. For kids, there is […]

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