Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, says study

Even this mild to moderate level of dehydration- the loss of 2 pounds for someone who weighs 100 pounds and four pounds for someone weighing 200 – led to attention problems and impaired decision making, according to the report in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In particular, dehydration led to impairment in tasks […]

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Smart health tips to maintain hydration

It 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, […]

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Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of stroke

The 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 […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excess water consumption can lead to brain dysfunction

From 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 […]

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

Taking 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 […]

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‘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 […]

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

Bottled 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 […]

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Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

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 […]

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