Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of stroke

As the number of vehicles on roads is on a rise, so is the traffic. And this can elevate an individuals’ risk of getting a stroke even in low-pollution environments! Results of a new study are revealing more about the impact of exhaust from gas and diesel engines on a person’s future risk of stroke

Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of strokeThe study, which was carried out by a team of investigators from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established a link between long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) from black carbon as a result from traffic exhaust and an increased risk of stroke, even in residential areas. The researchers came to this conclusion after investigating […]

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your health

Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste built up in our immune system

6 reasons why drinking warm water is good for your healthMost of us start our mornings with a fresh, hot cup of coffee or tea to warm our bodies after getting out of bed. When we drink water, we tend to prefer it cold, but according to Ayurvedic medicine, we have it all wrong. Regularly drinking very warm water, especially in the morning, can heal […]

Excess water consumption can lead to brain dysfunction

Sodium levels can become dangerously low if your body can't process all of the fluids you take in. This can lead to a condition called hyponatraemia or water intoxication. Headaches, vomiting, confusion, seizures and even death can result from hyponatraemia

Excess water consumption can lead to brain dysfunctionFrom centuries, we’ve been taught about water and its benefits along with the role it plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, many people are unaware of the fact that pushing yourself over a certain limit can damage the human body. The idea behind having a low intake of salt and over intake of water […]

Sip for health: Water bell concept to be launched in schools across India

After the initial success of the 'water bell' initiative in schools in southern India, the Association of Primary Education and Research has appealed all schools to adopt this concept. Schools in metros like Delhi, Pune and Bangalore will soon take part in this initiative 

Sip for health: Water bell concept to be launched in schools across IndiaTaking a queue from schools in Karnataka and Kerala, schools in the metros like Delhi, Pune and Banglore will soon adopt the concept of ‘Water Bell’. Till now, 53 schools from these three metros have shown their interest in launching this unique initiative. The Association of Primary Education and Research has appealed to all the […]

‘Water bell’ for health, Mangaluru school’s reminder for students to drink water

A bell in a school has a special connection with the students. Weaving this unique thread, a school from Mangaluru, Karnataka, has initiated a special drive for the students. Here, the bell rings, and student pick up their water bottles and start drinking water

‘Water bell’ for health, Mangaluru school’s reminder for students to drink water  Sound’s strange right? What’s the connection between a bell and drinking water? ‘Water Bell’ an initiative has been launched by Indraprastha School in Uppinangady, Mangaluru. And, its aim is to encourage students to drink more water. In this school, the bell rings thrice a day, to remind students to drink water. While speaking to […]

Smart health tips to maintain hydration

The body needs to stay properly hydrated to support daily functions and to avoid some health problems

Smart health tips to maintain hydrationIt is important to stay hydrated. Water helps you stay cool, maintains skin health, supports kidney functions and helps energise muscles among other health benefits. However, staying properly hydrated can be difficult for some people. Drinking water may not be a priority for other people because of their demanding and busy life. In some cases, […]

Know about the top 6 foods which can help maintain vaginal health

Not a lot of women know that there are certain foods for one’s vaginal health. Read this article to learn how you can keep everything down there healthy

Know about the top 6 foods which can help maintain vaginal healthThere are certain foods to keep each part of our body healthy, including that of a woman’s vagina. The truth is that women struggle with vaginal health for a number of reasons, one of which is the lack of awareness as to the practices they needed to follow. Moreover, the majority of the women are […]

Pune youth jump on the bandwagon of the ‘alkaline water’ health fad

The idea that alkaline water promotes health has been around for decades. But with new marketing, the same beverage is being promoted as a performance-enhancing sports drink that’s at least double the price of bottled water. It is a new health fad which has encapsulated the minds of the youth in Pune. With many of them consuming it for its potential health benefits

Pune youth jump on the bandwagon of the ‘alkaline water’ health fadBottled water popularly called as ‘alkaline water’ or ‘black water’ is becoming a new luxury for health-conscious Punekars. Many shops and shopping malls in the city have started selling this water. My Medical Mantra spoke to a few nutritionists to gauge their opinion on this new health trend. To know whether they are any health […]

Can adequate water consumption help prevent headaches?

Dehydration, in general, could be accompanied by a headache. Being well hydrated can help curb the chances of such headaches from occurring

Can adequate water consumption help prevent headaches?  When people suffer from headaches, it is convenient to pop a painkiller as a temporary solution, but that could lead to side effects and worsen health. Instead, they can figure out the underlying reasons behind the headaches, be it either emotional or physiological. But as a small step towards self-preservation, keeping one’s self hydrated […]

7 things you follow are nothing but health myths

Right from belief that one must drink eight glasses of water to a mandatory eight hours sleep, read how you’re following some health habits which are of no good to you

7 things you follow are nothing but health mythsMaybe your mom repeated them to you or you picked them up from friends at summer camp. Perhaps even a well-intentioned but out-of-the-loop doctor drilled them into your head. However you heard them, health myths definitely aren’t doing you any good. Find out why it’s time to give them the heave-ho—and the simple moves you […]
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