Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Soon, your doctor will help provide information on sexual health

A first-of-its-kind initiative was launched by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in June, last year. It was a Pan India Eduinformational Programme. Dr Deepak Jumani, noted sexual health physician and counsellor was appointed chairman of this initiative. Through this doctors were taught how to impart sex education and were trained in how to properly inform people and answer questions related to sexual health

Soon, your doctor will help provide information on sexual health30,000 doctors across the country have been given sexual education over the span of one year. This was through a one-year course specially designed to deal with matters on sexual health. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had started this initiative with an aim to create awareness about sexual health and hygiene The doctors have been […]

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in women

Majority of women still think that menstrual blood is impure, and many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist's help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls pursuing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are working on five points related to menstruation: awareness, accessibility, availability, disposal, and taboo

Pune girls work towards increasing menstrual hygiene in womenThe informed choice of using homemade biodegradable pads is overtaken by the pad manufacturing MNC’s. Majority women still think that menstrual blood is impure. Many families still refuse seeking gynaecologist’s help to treat menstruation-related infections in their girl child. Girls doing fellowship on menstrual hygiene in Pune are underling above trends. These girls are working […]

#WorldMenstrualHygieneDay: Menstrual hygiene tips that parents should give their daughters on menarche

There are few tips which every parent should guide their daughter on their first periods. Dr Kiran Coelho, gynaecologist at Lilavati Hospital, stated these tips should be followed by every woman to maintain menstrual hygiene and keep themselves away from infections

#WorldMenstrualHygieneDay: Menstrual hygiene tips that parents should give their daughters on menarcheMethod of sanitation There are a number of ways including the use of sanitary napkins, tampons and menstrual cups to stay clean. In India, most unmarried girls prefer to use sanitary napkins. Frequent switching between brands can make you uncomfortable and may lead to rashes. Changing pads/cups/tampons regularly The standard time to change a sanitary […]

‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health experts

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States have issued a warning against washing raw chicken before cooking. They warn of the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to other food or utensils and developing food poisoning at home

‘Don’t wash your raw chicken,’ warn health expertsThe CDC estimates that approximately a million people become ill after eating contaminated poultry. According to the CDC, this is because “Chicken juices can spread in the kitchen and contaminate other foods, utensils and countertops,” and many people are unnecessarily increasing their risk of illness by not following simple preventative hygiene steps. They warn that […]

Effective ways to get rid of smelly feet

Do you or anyone you know suffer from foot odour? And does this deter you (or the person you know) from taking off shoes in the presence of other people? Maybe this is already bothering the people around you, but they’re just too kind to confront you about it

Effective ways to get rid of smelly feetWhatever the matter, no one wants to deal with the embarrassment of stinky feet, and understanding its causes is the first step of getting rid of it forever. What are the perpetrators behind stinky feet? Good news! It’s not your feet. In fact, it was never your feet. Rather, it’s what you wear for your […]

The filthiest things in your office are right under your nose

Researchers found that the keyboards contained more 7,000 microorganisms, while headphones had more than 2,000. The average keyboard contains more bacteria than the average toilet seat

The filthiest things in your office are right under your noseYour office space is swarming with all kinds of microorganisms. Poor workspace health could be the reason you’re getting sick. At work, your desk is where you spend most of your day. From sending emails and writing reports to taking calls and scheduling meetings. Your keyboard, headphones, mouse, track pad, access card and mobile phone […]

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

Washing hands is the best self-vaccine

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

Washing hands 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 […]
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