Why are Punekars feeling ‘SAD’ this winter?

A sudden drop in temperature affects your mood? Then you are not alone. It can be a symptom of a psychological disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder. The SAD is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons

Why are Punekars feeling ‘SAD’ this winter?If a sudden drop in temperature affects your mood, then you are not alone. This winter, Pune city witnessed temperatures, as low as 6 degrees, and many people suffer a psychological disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The SAD is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons. If you’re like most of […]

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

Health workers in Himachal Pradesh have endured harsh wintery condition to go door-to-door for detecting new TB cases. They have gone above their call of duty to help spread awareness on tuberculosis (TB) and also collected sputum samples in seven of the ten districts in the North Indian state

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 […]

How to take care of asthma in winters

Dr Arvind Kate, a Pulmonologist at Zen Multi-speciality Hospital, Chembur, shares various symptoms of asthma and explains how to prevent asthma attacks in winters

How to take care of asthma in wintersAsthma is an epidemic in the making. India has witnessed a whopping 43% surge in its incidence since 2013. One of the major causes of concern is the growing rate of pollution in our country. According to a recent report, globally, thirteen of the most polluted cities, of top 20, are in India. One of […]

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

In winter months our skin and hair face a lot of issues such as dryness and chapping and diseases such as eczema, psoriasis can flare up. Skin care and hair care therefore needs to be altered to keep skin looking supple and healthy

Beauty tips: Learn to take care of your skin and hair this winterHere 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. […]

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

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 youngstersExperts 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 […]

Natural remedies to reduce knee pain caused due to wintery weather

Do you dislike the cold weather because it makes your muscles feel cramped? Joints feel stiff on waking up in the morning? You are not alone. The chilly weather changes the dynamics of the human body leading to several health-related ailments

Natural remedies to reduce knee pain caused due to wintery weatherThe knee joint is one of the weight bearing joints of the body and most individuals experience pain in knees while walking or climbing up/down the stairs at some point in time in their lives (especially with advancing age). Symptoms may worsen in cold conditions leading to increased difficulty in performing activities of daily living. […]

Essential tips for skin and hair care during winters

Dr Shuba Dharmana, a Dermatologist, Lejeune Medspa, shares useful tips to keep your skin and hair healthy during this winter season

Essential tips for skin and hair care during wintersIn the winter season, our skin and hair face a lot of issues like dryness and chapping, and the incidence of diseases such as eczema, psoriasis can flare up. Skin care and hair care, therefore, needs to be altered to keep skin looking supple and healthy. Here are a few health and beauty tips to […]

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winter

Dry air can trouble the airways of people with lung diseases which can lead to wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath

Climate fluctuations: Know how to take care of your lungs this winterAfter a scorching summer and a wearisome monsoon, winter is almost here. The nights are getting longer and festival decorations are going up, but for many people the winter season does not bode well. Cold weather can quickly flare-up the symptoms and make you more susceptible to illnesses. Cold weather, and particularly cold air, can […]

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin condition

Being near heat sources will not only leave your skin drier than usual, but they can also come with a more dangerous downside

Exposing your skin to heat during winters can give you bizarre skin conditionYour beloved electric blanket or space heater never fails to keep you cozy on cold, drafty days. And while you might already know that hanging out near (or under) these heat sources could leave your skin drier than usual, they can also come with a more dangerous downside. Turns out, they can actually burn you. […]

Pregnancy care during winters

Dr Bandita Sinha, a Gynaecologist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, and Ms Niyati Likhite, a Dietician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, share how an expecting mother can take care during this season

Pregnancy care during wintersHealthy nutrition is needed during pregnancy to keep you and your baby healthy. The need for certain nutrients such as energy, protein, iron, iodine, calcium, and foliate increases during this period. Have a balanced diet, including five food groups like cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products and fats that provide the body with essential […]
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