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, […]

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis cases

Around 1,481 people have been affected across eight districts in the state. It is caused by ingestion of excessive fluoride. The state government has started a door-to-door campaign. Through which they will diagnose people. Free treatment will be given at civil hospitals to those affected. It is a treatable dental disorder

Maharashtra witnesses increase in dental fluorosis casesFluorosis is a defect of tooth enamel caused by too much fluoride intake during the first 8 years of life. Although fluorosis can be cosmetically treated, the damage to the enamel is permanent. The cases of dental fluorosis are rising due to the drought in Maharashtra, as people have to dig deeper to gain access […]

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind it

Excessive thirst is usually not a serious problem. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition. Here are some possible reasons to explain it

Are you always feeling thirsty? Know the reasons behind itAre you constantly feeling parched? While it is nothing serious in most cases, excessive thirst could indicate an underlying health problem in some cases. Dehydration “The main reason people feel thirsty is because they are dehydrated, they are not drinking enough water,” Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., a family doctor at One Medical in Phoenix, Arizona. She […]

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 […]

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 […]

Health workers save pregnant woman in labour with an ingenious idea

It’s always been a challenging task for health workers to provide emergency medical services to the patients in the tribal areas. And during monsoon, due to the swelling of the riverbed, and streams, it becomes all the more difficult. On September 20, a doctor from Melghat region of Maharashtra, had successfully evacuated a pregnant lady, by helping her in the nick of a time

Health workers save pregnant woman in labour with an ingenious ideaIt was around 10:30 a.m. in the morning, on September 20, when Dr Sajid Khan, who was on duty in the 108 ambulances received a distress call from a family from Berda Bela village. The ambulance which is attached to Dharni Sub-district hospital, Melghat, Maharashtra rushed to their aid. When they reached there they saw […]

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will organise a global sanitation convention to mark the beginning of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, also coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission

Global sanitation convention to usher in 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) will be a 4-day international conference that will bring together sanitation minsters and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world. A host of national and international dignitaries are slated to attend the event, for which preparations are under way. The convention will culminate on […]

Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, says study

Researchers found that athletes who lost fluid equal to 2 per cent of their weight took a hit to their cognition

Dehydration can impair your ability to think clearly, says studyEven 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 […]

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 […]

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled water

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22 to focus on the importance of access to clean and fresh water, sanitation, and hygiene, which are huge challenges in developing nations in particular. The need for clean drinking water cannot be overemphasised, as contaminated water (in water bodies) can lead to a whole host of ailments such as gastrointestinal infection, cholera, and dysentery, which can cause life-threatening forms of diarrhoea

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled waterIn 2010, the United Nations’ General Assembly recognised water and sanitation as human rights. It is not just about access to water, but it is also about the quality of water people drink. There are more than 663 million people around the world who live without supply of safe water near their homes; several people […]