#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing is the best self-vaccine

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

#GlobalHandwashingDay: Handwashing 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 […]

#MentalHealthWeek: Aamir Khan draws attention to ‘emotional hygiene’

Actor Aamir Khan took to Instagram to share a note on the occasion of World Mental Health Week this year. On World Mental Health Week 2019, Aamir took the opportunity to speak to his fans about the importance of mental health. Through a post on a social media platform, he stressed on the importance of emotional hygiene

#MentalHealthWeek: Aamir Khan draws attention to ‘emotional hygiene’Many youngsters are suffering from anxiety, depression or other mental health conditions. Aamir’s message for these youth is that people should start talking about mental hygiene, as much as they talk about physical hygiene. Being a humanitarian and social activist at heart, he has contributed to several social campaigns. One important social issue, which he […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does washing raw poultry lead to sickness? Health experts weigh in

One food safety tip that seems to be disregarded time and again by cooks and housewives is the admonition not to wash raw chicken under the tap or faucet to clean it

Does washing raw poultry lead to sickness? Health experts weigh inWhy? Because washing raw chicken before cooking can increase the risk of food poisoning from campylobacter and salmonella bacteria. Water splashing inside a kitchen from washing raw chicken carries these bacteria in all directions. Washing chicken will spread these bacteria onto hands, work surfaces, clothing, plates, knives, forks, spoons and cooking utensils. Water droplets can […]

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 […]
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