Winter: Don’t let upper respiratory tract infections stop you

Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy from upper respiratory tract infections. Dr Aditya Agrawal, a chest specialist at Bhatia Hospital said, “The number of patients with respiratory […]

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Winter-proof your body: Eat these foods to pump up your immune system

Winter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Experts have put together a complete guide about the foods to eat to help you boost your immunity. Manjari Chandra, Senior Consultant […]

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Sex toys users at a higher risk of getting infections

The sex narrative in India is undergoing a major shift. Many sexual wellness start-ups are seeing a huge growth in the country. From lubricants and massagers to edible lingerie and sex games from kinky costumes to hundreds of types of vibrators; the sexual wellness industry is offering a variety of product to its ever increasing […]

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Not homemade remedies, proper medication is the only way to beat head lice

A child, who constantly scratches his /her head, becomes a social embarrassment for the parents. This situation puts parents in a difficult situation in public places. The infestation of head lice causes the major itching in the head. Though this problem is commonly observed in the school-going children, adults are also not protected from it. […]

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Young infants with fever may be more likely to develop infections, suggests study

In a new study, researchers determined that for an infant less than eight weeks old, having a fever was associated with a doubled risk for developing serious bacterial infections, including meningitis and infections of the blood or urinary tract. Based on the findings, the researchers encourage parents of infants younger than eight weeks old to […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan launches eDantseva website to provide oral health information

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the eDantseva website and mobile application, the first-ever national digital platform on oral health information and knowledge dissemination in New Delhi on October 07 This marks an important milestone as e-DantSeva will reach out to more than one billion people with one click in the form […]

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Scientists debunk myth that waxing pubic hair increases risk of STIs

Women who remove their pubic hair do not increase their risk for sexually transmitted diseases, a new report suggests, despite a common belief and some recent research suggesting they do. Researchers studied rates of gonorrhoea and chlamydia among 214 female students at a large Midwestern university. More than half reported “extreme grooming” — the removal […]

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Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

Girls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

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