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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Masaba Gupta shares health benefits of jujube fruit; here’s why you should eat it, too

January 19, 2022 2:30:17 pm

"Many names, many benefits," the designer shared an Instagram story about the seasonal fruit.

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How to look after your mental health if you’re at home with Covid-19

January 19, 2022 12:00:58 pm

When living in a time of great uncertainty and threat, it can be difficult to remember and practice simple strategies to maximise wellness


Can monitoring brain waves boost mental health?

January 18, 2022 10:30:01 pm

The treatment is known as neurofeedback, a therapy some say can improve our attention, moods, sleeping habits and even our athletic ability by measuring brain activity and showing it to us — either on a screen or through headphones — in real time.

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Five health concerns and risks that women must discuss with their gynecologist

January 18, 2022 8:50:11 pm

Stop overlooking symptoms that can be better tackled if addressed early.

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Detoxify the body with this immunity, energy-boosting jaggery drink (recipe inside)

January 18, 2022 7:30:49 pm

"The best thing is it's not an empty calorie source that’s nutrient deficient like sugar - it’s backed with goodness," said yoga coach Avni Talsania

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Health Ministry revises guidelines for management of adult Covid-19 patients; know more here

January 18, 2022 4:30:58 pm

Dr Shuchin Bajaj said that in the latest guidelines, all previous medicines like Ivermectin, oral steroids, and oral antivirals and plasma therapy, have completely been removed

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Celine Dion gets treated for ‘severe and persistent muscle spasms’; know about this health condition

January 18, 2022 3:50:24 pm

Muscle spasms or cramps are "sudden painful and automatic contractions of muscles", a doctor explained.


Nutritionist shares simple trick to plate your meals in a healthy, balanced way

January 18, 2022 3:00:35 pm

"A meal which is delicious, packed with nutrients, and fills you up are three main factors you should be looking at while plating," said nutritionist Nancy Dehra


Why Ayurveda suggests soaking almonds overnight and eating them without the skin

January 18, 2022 1:20:58 pm

"Almonds are a protein source that help stabilise blood-sugars, lower blood pressure, and also have antioxidant properties," said ayurvedic practitioner Geeta Vara.

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‘Small, sustainable changes can go a long way in improving deep health’: Munmun Ganeriwal

January 18, 2022 2:00:06 pm

"You may eat the best superfoods of the world, but without a healthy gut function, nutrients will fail to reach your cells and tissues and not benefit you," the celebrity nutritionist said.

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‘Rule of threes’: Remove mucus buildup in the lungs during Covid-19 recovery with this breathing exercise

January 18, 2022 10:00:26 am

Experts recommend incorporating breathing exercises in one's fitness routine during Covid-19 recovery to improve lung function

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Covid-19: How long should women wait before planning pregnancy after recovery?

January 17, 2022 4:30:28 pm

Experts opine that while vaccines are not full-proof prevention, they certainly reduce the possibilities of acquiring the infection, its severity and hence the complications.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month: Four things every woman should know

January 17, 2022 11:30:08 am

HPV is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. Most sexually-active women contract the infection at some point in their lives with or without symptoms, says a doctor

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Health benefits of soaking up the sun, and how much exposure is safe

January 16, 2022 9:40:32 pm

While the right amount of sun exposure depends on skin type, age, health, diet, and where you live, a general 5-15 minutes is great if you want to reap multiple benefits.

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Self-compassion: Here’s why you need to be kinder to yourself

January 15, 2022 3:25:52 pm

Mental health practitioners on the importance of self compassion and how to identify if you are a self-compassionate person

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Computer vision syndrome: Know the effects of increased screen time on eye health

January 15, 2022 11:41:36 am

Whether it is for educational purposes, or for entertainment and leisure or for work, a full-fledged digital lifestyle has increasingly come to define us. Indeed, as part of this lifestyle change, work-from-home has become a more permanent feature of our everyday routine.

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Life in 50s: Weight loss is challenging, but not impossible

January 15, 2022 5:37:10 pm

Guide to eat right: After 50, many people find it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Ageing makes it more difficult to lose excess body fat. Sedentary lifestyles, metabolic changes, and poor diets are some of the factors that contribute to weight gain.

How exercise may tame our anxiety

January 14, 2022 10:30:15 pm

A large-scale study of almost 200,000 cross-country skiers, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, found that being physically active halves the risk of developing clinical anxiety over time.

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From fighting inflammation to increasing fat breakdown: The many health benefits of pineapples

January 14, 2022 8:00:18 pm

Wellness coach and author Deanne Panday, took to Instagram to share the many benefits of this humble fruit.

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Can common cold provide protection against Covid-19? Here’s what a study says

January 15, 2022 7:16:52 pm

The researchers found that T-cells — a type of white blood cell that helps protect the body from infection — from common cold coronaviruses may be able to provide protection against Covid


This festive season, follow Covid-appropriate behaviour to keep Omicron away, urge experts

January 15, 2022 8:00:56 am

"Taking medication without the doctor’s knowledge can be risky and invite unwanted complications like throat infections," said Dr Sanjiv Dang, ENT specialist


Sustainable diets may lead to fewer blood clots in the brain; know more here

January 15, 2022 1:05:51 pm

"Diet is a major source of #CO2, which we need to reduce," said Christina Dahm, study author

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It is essential for women to get regular screening tests for cervical cancer; here’s why

January 14, 2022 9:10:14 am

Every year, January is observed as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the condition and raise awareness about the need to get screening tests done regularly.


Can you get the flu and Covid at the same time?

January 13, 2022 10:30:13 pm

A co-infection doesn’t immediately mean that a patient will be doubly sick. A strong immune response may actually help the body fight off pathogens of all types, so one infection could stimulate some additional protection.

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WHO calls for new Covid vaccines to combat emerging variants; here’s what experts say

January 13, 2022 1:20:10 pm

"A vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable," WHO Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-Co-VAC) said in a statement