Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in Mumbai

The scorching heat is not only taking a toll on humans but also on the birds and animals in the city

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in MumbaiAs the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end. There […]

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early

When was the last time you measured your resting heart rate? Having a resting heart rate of 75 beats per minute (bpm) during middle-age may double the risk for early death, according to new research published in the journal Open Heart

Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die earlyThe study involved hundreds of men who had their resting rates measured on two occasions over the space of 10 years. A resting heart rate of 75-bpm (which is considered normal by the UK NHS) was shown to double the risk of early death. Men whose heart rate increased during their 50s were also more […]

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heat

During pregnancy, a woman has to undergo many types of problems but the summer heat can add to her problems. People generally like to eat and drink cold foodstuff during this season but doing so can cause swelling in pregnant women. If you are going to become a mother in the coming few months then adopt some helpful measures to avoid the heat

Health tips for pregnant women to cope with summer heatCommon problems faced by pregnant women in summer: Low blood pressure Dehydration Urinary tract infections Sunstroke Prickly heat Fever/cold Precautions to be taken: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water Don’t step outside during the peak hours of the day (11 am to 4 pm), when the sun light is harsh Eat fruits containing high water […]

Guidelines to beat heat exhaustion, sunburn

Dr Farah Ingale, Internal Medicine Specialist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, and Dr Sanjay Shah, a Consultant Physician & Internist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share their insights on how to tackle this scorching heat and stay safe

Guidelines to beat heat exhaustion, sunburnThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently issued a heat wave warning in north Maharashtra, and the maximum temperature reached closer to 41 degrees Celsius, Mumbaikar’s must be equipped to tackle the scorching heat. While most people prefer to stay indoors when the sun is at the top, many are forced to step outside for various […]

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

Does water diet work? 5 harmful effects of following this weight loss fad

Many people are trying water fasting due to various reasons, such as religious or spiritual acts, preparation for a medical procedure or for their goals to lose weight. This basically requires one to restrict intake of anything except for water

Does water diet work? 5 harmful effects of following this weight loss fadWater diet can help reduce the risk of some chronic diseases and help the body break down and recycle old parts of cells. However, this approach is not suitable for everyone. The presence of water in the body gives a number of health benefits, but restricting consumption of any food could also lead to health […]

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeating

If you are bored and have nothing to do, do you look at what is in the fridge? If so, you are in good company. According to research mostly people eat out of boredom and not because they are hungry. Such behaviour soon shows up on the weighing scales. It is difficult but not impossible to break this habit

Simple and effective tips to avoid overeatingSelf-control is a struggle for many people, especially when it comes to food. Eating too much in one sitting or taking in too many calories throughout the day are common habits that can be hard to break. Over time, eating too much food can lead to weight gain and put you at risk of chronic […]

5 signs your sore throat could be serious 

Often we are tempted to treat a sore throat at home but it can be a symptom of something far more serious

5 signs your sore throat could be serious A sore throat is a common health complaint, especially amongst children. While most sore throats are a result of a cold or flu virus, hay fever or other allergies, they can also be a symptom of a more serious condition It is recommends seeing a doctor as soon as possible if any of these factors […]

Reasons why your cough won’t just go away

Sick and tired of your cough that doesn’t seem to want to go away? There are many different possible reasons why your cough is not improving, and some of the most common ones are the following

Reasons why your cough won’t just go awayDehydration One of the smartest things you need to do each time you have the common cold or flu is drink plenty of water in order to loosen thick mucus in the airways, allowing them to be coughed up. If you’re dehydrated, your body is going to have an extremely difficult time getting rid of […]

Do you experience a sour taste in your mouth? Here are some possible causes

A bitter or bad taste in the mouth can be a normal reaction to eating pungent or sour foods. However, when the taste lasts for a long time or happens unexpectedly, it can be concerning

Do you experience a sour taste in your mouth? Here are some possible causesDo you notice a sour taste in your mouth that bothers you between meals? Or is your appetite suffering because your food just doesn’t taste as good as usual? What exactly causes that? Family medicine physician Amber Tully, MD, discusses the seven most common reasons it might happen, and when you can do something about […]
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