This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to science

While it sounds pretty simple, it turns out that neatness can make a good difference for a lot of us, not just in terms of appearance but even when it comes to your physical and mental health

This is why cleaning can be good for your health, according to scienceBy taking control of our surroundings, cleaning can be ‘an escape’ when we are overwhelmed by things like work or technology. Darby Saxbe, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California, says that the physical act of cleaning up and setting things in order can be therapeutic. “We’re typing, thinking, and living […]

Key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine, found in llama blood

Llamas make an array of immune system antibodies so tiny they can fit into crevices on the surface of an invading virus.That feat could one day protect humans from entire families of flu viruses that bedevil scientists with their unpredictable and shape-shifting ways

Key ingredient for a universal flu vaccine, found in llama bloodA universal flu vaccine could finally end this inefficient guessing game. According to the National Institutes of Health, such a vaccine should be 75% effective, protect against group I and group II influenza A viruses (the most common to infect humans), last for at least one year, and be suitable for all age groups. All, […]

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sick

While flu antiviral drugs can help in some cases, they are not meant to act as a substitute for the flu vaccine. Since flu season is right around the corner, it is important to start taking preventative measures. Here are five easy tips for avoiding the flu this year

With a change in weather, here are some important tips top avoid falling sickFlu vaccine The most significant preventative step you can take is to get a flu shot each year. Since the viruses keep evolving, the World Health Organization makes regular updates to their recommendations for vaccine compositions. Though influenza can affect people all year round, illnesses are particularly high during flu season. Keep your hands clean […]

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked nose

Although a cold can pass quickly, typically in just five to 10 days, a blocked nose is a major factor that contributes to us feeling under the weather

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked noseA blocked nose is primarily caused by inflamed nasal passages, according to GP Dr Roger Henderson. The body’s immune system – its natural defences – attempts to fight off the cold or flu virus by targeting the inflamed areas. While antibodies attack the virus, blood vessels around the nasal passage begin to swell up, causing […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]