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Pregnancy care during winters

Babies born with a healthy weight have a lower risk of health problems at birth and later in life. During winters, you should take care against flu-like infections, common cold, chills, among others. Pregnancy care should comprise measures to elevate immunity levels by consuming the right kind of food in the right quantity. Foods to […]

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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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Here’s how to protect yourself from pneumonia this winter

#WorldPneumoniaDay: Here’s how to protect yourself from this condition

Pneumonia can range in seriousness from mild to life-threatening. It is most serious for infants and young children, people older than age 65, and people with health problems or weakened immune systems. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection caused in one or both lungs, occurring due to an infection which causes inflammation in the […]

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Can lip balm make your chapped lips worse?

Lip balms provide only temporary comfort, and some types can make scaly lips even drier. That’s because, in part, when the thin film of moisture from the lip balm evaporates, it dehydrates your lips even more. “It starts a vicious cycle,” Dr Leah Jacob, an assistant professor of dermatology at Tulane University, told Live Science. […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Major Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases 

The state health workers formed teams to go door-to-door to find people who were showing early symptoms of tuberculosis. As a part of the state funded ‘Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojana,’ over 2,000 health teams visited door-to-door and screened over 18 lakh people across ten districts in Himachal Pradesh, excluding tribal districts of Lahaul […]

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Beauty tips: Here’s how to take care of your skin and hair this winter

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winter

Here are a few essential tips to maintain healthy skin and hair, this winter Use moisturising creamy face washes and body washes that hydrate and don’t strip the skin of essential oils. Moisturise with a body emollient containing ceramides and or paraffin that forms a barrier on the skin and prevents evaporation and retains water. […]

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Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Experts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

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