Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangover

A ‘fitness hangover’ isn’t just muscle soreness but complete exhaustion, nausea and even anxiety

Are you an avid gymmer? Here’s how to avoid a fitness hangoverAt best a hangover can leave us feeling a little rough, at worst they can leave us feeling like the cold chill of the bathroom floor is all we have left to live for, but whatever stage our hangover’s at, we all accept that it’s our own fault. But what happens when your hangover isn’t […]

Know how occupational stress is taking a toll on employees

Stress is a universal and common challenge to organisation and employee productivity, it is the reality of modern-day workplace. High levels of occupational stress have been linked to an increased risk of physical injuries, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, depression and increases in negative personal behaviours such as anger, anxiety and irritability

Know how occupational stress is taking a toll on employeesStress is an inevitable part of work-life and without enough eu-stress (minimal amount of stress to perform), we all can’t function well, while on other hand, de-stress is experienced when the job demands exceeds the capacity of employees. Rapid industrialisation has taken a toll on everyone’s well-being. Job insecurity, mismanagement and law-based policies which don’t […]

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

In the past few days, Mumbai was dealing with bad air quality. While today morning, Mumbaikars woke up to light rain. The sudden temperature fluctuations can take a toll on people's health. It can increase the risk of viral fear and infections. It can be more problematic for people who suffer from asthma. Health experts say that this can lead to a rise in respiratory illnesses

Bad air quality, sudden rains wreak havoc on the health of MumbaikarsThe weekend showers are also likely to help improve the air quality in the city, which has been deteriorating since monsoon’s departure. While Mumbai’s Air Quality Index (AQI) remained well below 50 during monsoon, it shot up to 111 for the first time in four months on Wednesday, October 16, according to System of Air […]

This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mind

While for some folks, Diwali can’t be celebrated without ushering it in by bursting firecrackers and lighting up fireworks. Apart from the environmental impacts and noise pollution it causes, one should also be conscious about its detrimental effects upon the health of birds and animals

This Diwali, keep the safety of animals in mindDiwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among women

Women with high exposure to triclosan were more likely to have bone issues, with Chinese researchers associating the ingredient commonly used in consumer products with a twofold increase in the chance of developing bone density issues and osteoporosis

Chemical in soaps, toothpaste, hand sanitisers tied to osteoporosis risk among womenTriclosan, a chemical commonly added to a myriad of consumer products to kill bacteria, may be bad for women’s bones, a new study suggests. Women exposed to triclosan, may be more likely to develop osteoporosis than women who don’t have this exposure. Triclosan has been widely used for years as an antimicrobial agent in consumer […]

Chemicals in e-cig flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals study

Two chemicals commonly used as e-cigarette flavours might harm users’ airway passages, a small experiment suggests

Chemicals in e-cig flavours could harm respiratory tract, reveals studyThe results point to the need to further study how the highly popular cigarette alternatives affect human bodies, researchers say. In test tube experiments, the researchers exposed cells from the lining of human airways to two flavouring compounds: diacetyl – a chemical with a butter-like smell – and its ‘chemical cousin’ 2, 3-pentanedione. In the […]

Surgical masks just as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protection

Researchers may finally have an answer in the long-running controversy over whether the common surgical mask is as effective as more expensive respirator-type masks in protecting health care workers from flu and other respiratory viruses

Surgical masks just as good as respirators for flu and respiratory virus protectionA study published today in JAMA compared the ubiquitous surgical (or medical) mask, to a less commonly used respirator called an N95. The study reported “no significant difference in the effectiveness” of medical masks vs. N95 respirators for prevention of influenza or other viral respiratory illness. “This study showed there is no difference in incidence […]

Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressure

People tend to ignore their condition due to some myths about high blood pressure. High blood pressure or hypertension could lead to a range of health problems, such as stroke and heart disease. If left untreated, this condition could even cause death

Debunked: 5 misconceptions related to high blood pressureIncreased blood pressure can damage blood vessels, the heart and kidneys, among other organs. However, the risk of having hypertension remains unknown for many people despite a wide range of studies and medical warnings. In some cases, people tend to ignore their condition due to misinformation. To date, some myths are still widely thought to […]

7 salt related myths you need to know

Too much sodium in our diet may not be good for our health, but eliminating our entire sodium intake can also have an undesirable effect on our physical well-being

7 salt related myths you need to knowFor people dealing with high blood pressure, controlling their sodium intake has turned into a matter of life and death. Contributing to lakhs of death globally each year, high blood pressure has been named the leading risk factor for death in women. On top of high blood pressure, too much sodium in our diet can […]
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