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Fundamental right to health includes affordable treatment: Supreme Court
Here is how you can train your brain to tackle stress
Surprising health benefits of flaxseeds and the best way to have them
4 foot stretches that you should do every day
What happens when you swallow a pill without water
Using Tea Bags? You May Be Consuming 11 Billion Plastic Particles At Once
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GavelFundamental right to health includes affordable treatment: Supreme Court

Dec 18, 2020
The apex court also reiterated its directions with regard to measures to be taken to contain the Covid-19.
New Delhi: Fundamental right to health includes affordable treatment, the Supreme Court observed on Friday while issuing several significant directions in the matter in which it had suo motu (on its own) cognizance of Covid-19 situation in the country, treatment of patients and handling of dead bodies,
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Here is how you can train your brain to tackle stress

Dec 15, 2019
Washington: Opined by neuroscientist Dr Selena Bartlett, inculcating several healthy habits in life can train your brain to tackle stress. Bartlett, who has been mapping the way our brains react to stress for the last 25 years as a researcher, our brains often deal with stress and trauma through addictive behaviours such as the consumption of sugar and alcohol, reported Stuff.co.nz. …

Flax SeedsSurprising health benefits of flaxseeds and the best way to have them

Nov 26, 2019
Flaxseeds are being used since ages for the numerous health benefits they provide. Recent researchers call tiny shiny seeds as ‘superfood’ due to the goodness they provide us with. If not chewed properly, flaxseeds will not give you any health benefits and that is why many people prefer soaking and then having them. You can also grind the seeds and make a powder for easy consumption. To reap the health benefits you don’t need to consume a lot but just a teaspoon in a day. …

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4 foot stretches that you should do every day

Nov 15, 2019
01/5Try them everyday
Our feet carry the entire weight of our body. They support us when we are standing, walking, running, wearing heels or doing any other work. The muscles of our feet work throughout the day to balance the weight of our body.
But as we get older, the muscles of our feet get weak and people often experience foot and ankle pain. To prevent such complications later in life, it is important to take necessary steps now. Here are 4 foot stretches you should do every day for flexible and strong muscles. …

What happens when you swallow a pill without water

Oct 17, 2019
01/4Do you take medicine without water?
Have you ever swallowed a pill without water? At some point, you might have tried to pull this stunt either because you are too lazy to get a glass of water or you are too busy. Whatever the reason might be, but gulping pills without water is not a good thing to do. Not because you may choke while doing so, but the reason is more dangerous. …

Using Tea Bags? You May Be Consuming 11 Billion Plastic Particles At Once

September 28, 2019
A couple of years ago, Nathalie Tufenkji stopped by a Montreal cafe on her way to work and ordered a cup of tea. She sat down with her mug, enjoying its warmth, before she noticed something strange: Her tea bag appeared to be made of plastic.
“I thought, ‘That’s not a very good idea, putting plastic into boiling water,’ ” she told The Washington Post. …

What’s the Difference Between Sweet Potatoes and Potatoes?

(Found on Healthline.com on 20.09.2019)
Sweet and regular potatoes are both tuberous root vegetables, but they differ in appearance and taste.
They come from separate plant families, offer different nutrients, and affect your blood sugar differently.
This article describes the main differences between sweet potatoes and other potato varieties, plus how to prepare them in healthy ways. …

Siesta improves your heart health, finds study

Sep 15, 2019
WASHINGTON: We often see people taking naps or dozing off during the daytime. A new
study claims that it not only re-energizes you but also protects your heart. Probably now you can easily defend your siesta in office! …

Here’s how aloe vera helps in reducing wrinkles naturally

Sep 4, 2019
Who doesn’t want to look beautiful and youthful, and to fulfill this desire we often dig a hole in our pockets by going for various skin care treatments. No wonder, these expensive treatments can be an instant fix for so many skin issues, but are they sustainable in the long run. …

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks

September 4, 2019
London: Greater consumption of sugar-sweetened and artificially-sweetened soft drinks is linked to a higher incidence of all-cause mortality, researchers have warned.
“We found that higher soft drink intake was associated with a greater risk of death from any cause regardless of whether sugar-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks were consumed,” said study senior author Neil Murphy from International Agency for Research on Cancer in France. …

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This is how you can drink more water

Aug 19, 2019
Why water is important for your body?
An average human body contains 70 per cent water, and drinking sufficient amount of water is extremely important for the health of a human being. A well-known rule of thumb states that we should aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water in a day. However, there is no scientific validation for this very fact. The lifestyle, bodily needs and climate determine the intake of fluids. Be it 8 glasses of water or 10, it should be simply according to how much your body asks for. …

Got high blood pressure? Here’s what causes it and how you can avoid it

August 19, 2019
Blood pressure can simply be defined as the pressure exerted by blood on the blood vessels when it moves. High blood pressure or hypertension happens when the blood moves through the arteries at a higher pressure than normal.
Many different factors can cause hypertension and if the blood pressure is too high or stays high for a long time, it can cause serious health issues. Uncontrolled hypertension puts you at a higher risk of stroke, heart disease, heart attack and kidney failure. …

Dealing With The Loneliness Epidemic: ‘Tea With Strangers’ Group Is Latest Experiment To Bring People Together

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July 18, 2019
To fight isolation, a health problem that a former surgeon general said can be as debilitating as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, several groups are working to create in-person connections. A group started by one former lonely heart in San Francisco invites strangers to talk over tea and has caught on in more than a dozen other cities. Public health news also focuses on: higher rates of memory loss reported among LGBTQ Americans; winners and fairness issues; sleep-tracking devices; drugs that bring on memory loss in older adults; Netflix’s decision to re-edit “13 Reasons Why”; critics of “Neuralink’; coping with the heat wave; a new way to diagnose pancreatic cancer; why STI’s are more common; mosquitoes; ticks in unsightly places; and more. …

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Drink THIS before meals to prevent bloating

Jul 2, 2019
In simple words, bloating is when your belly feels swollen after eating. This swollen belly can make you feel uncomfortable, nauseous and difficult to carry on with your regular work.
Why does it happen?
Bloating is caused by excessive gas production or disturbance in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system. It can cause pain, make you feel stuffed and uncomfortable. …

Cooking, boiling water can lead to high level of indoor air pollution, says study

Feb 19, 2019
New York: Making a simple breakfast toast could contribute to a high level of indoor air pollution, say researchers.
According to a research by the University of Colorado Boulder, basic household tasks like boiling water or cooking your dinner or cleaning can leave your home as polluted as a major city. …

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More: Aloe Vera, Peace Lily and Boston Ferns: 7 Indoor Plants That Will Keep Your Home Pollutant Free

Jan 05, 2019
Gone are the days when we opened our windows to breathe in fresh air, people living especially in cities, now prefer to keep it closed unless the harmful pollutants enter your private space. While air fresheners claim to bring a great smell, little do they help in cleaning the air. With the lack of fresh air, people are now increasingly keeping more plants at home to reduce harmful pollutants. …

Pathology labs may face shortage of ‘competent’ people to sign reports

January 11, 2018
Mumbai, January 11:  Pathology labs across the country may face a shortage of “competent” people to sign lab reports, cautions Girdhar Gyani, Director-General, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).
His concern stems from a recent Supreme Court directive that allows only medical practitioners with a post-graduate qualification in pathology to countersign a medical lab report. A view held by the Medical Council of India (MCI). …

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Powerful new gene-editing tools may eradicate hundreds of diseases

Oct 27, 2017
CHICAGO: US scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some of which have no known treatment.
One technique, by David Liu of Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, offers a highly precise way to fix single-letter mistakes in genes, which are stretches of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA. …

Yoga Can Heal, But Also Hurt If Done Wrong: Experts

Find out about health problems that you might face if you are performing certain yoga pose wrongly. 
September 26, 2017
Yoga is a great healer and contributor to improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, but wrong yoga poses can make your daily life difficult instead of easy, say experts.
Minakshi Fullara, Chief Consultant, Physiotherapy, Aakash Healthcare, said overdoing it or doing it in the wrong manner can lead to acute injuries, chronic pain, overuse strain and a hamstring pull. …

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Here’s why Rajma Chawal is hurting you

July 11, 2017

Your Diagnostic Reports Can Be Signed By Doctors Only, Says MCI

Mon, 03 Jul 2017
In an attempt to drive out medical errors in diagnostic reports, the Medical Council Of India (MCI) has notified that only those who hold MBBS degree and therefore lie under the professional purview of either the Medical Council Of India (MCI) or the Medical Councils of various states would be allowed to sign Diagnostic Reports from the different laboratories. While the decision has been received well in the medical fraternity, there are certain organisations who are wary of it and might file for further clarifications since previously, reports could be signed by both PhD scholars, researchers & doctors. …

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Beware of Hand Sanitisers: They Can Be Very Harmful for Children

March 06, 2017

We are living in a world where there is no scarcity of germs and harmful viruses to create havoc to our health and well-being. The only way we can stay safeguarded is if we make the conscious effort to stay in a clean environment and use precautions. Our hands are the most exposed parts of the body that are prone to catching germs. …

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Walking posture: Right and wrong

January 21, 2017

Why you need to wash your underwear separately

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January 13, 2017 
6 reasons you must wash your underwear separately 
We all are often too lazy to care for laundry etiquettes. We throw everything together in the laundry bag, from our white tees, our grandmother’s woollen socks, to our new Forever 21 jacket and even our latest jockeys or BVDs. While there are so many things to keep in mind for washing your clothes the right way, here we look into what happens when you wash your unders along with the other laundry. And believe us when we say this: These long and short johns in your machine can be the biggest culprits for spreading infections. …

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

January 14, 2017 
New Delhi: The role of herbs and spice in cancer prevention is becoming more important as researchers and the public are turning to alternative treatments.
Since time immemorial, herbs and spices have been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. …

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Heart disease: Five simple ways to prevent it!

January 7, 2017
New Delhi: Heart disease has now become the leading cause of mortality in in our country. It remains to be the top killer of both men and women in the world.
Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Though some people are born with heart disease, but there are many things which you can do to protect your heart and blood vessels by leading a healthy lifestyle. …

Good habits that are bad for you

Jan 05, 2017

Your ATM dispenses bacteria


Painkillers turning poison pills

Sep 16, 2016
New Delhi: NSAIDS, or the common painkillers, are not advisable for dengue patients because they are known to quicken internal bleeding. However, doctors have been prescribing them to relieve joint pain in suspected or confirmed cases of chikungunya. Now, in a worrying trend, these drugs have been found to be counterproductive even in chikungunya patients. …

Warning! Never Reheat These 10 Foods, They Can kill Your Family

Nov 02, 2015
1. Things you don’t know
Reheating dinner is a way of life. Whether it’s Friday night and you need to clean out your fridge, or you want to turn your leftovers from last night into a whole new meal, our microwaves are our handy kitchen companions. But research shows that reheating some of your favorite foods can be dangerous to your health. Take a look at these foods that can give you food poisoning (or worse). …

A glass of water contains ten million bacteria!   

28 Dec, 2015
London: A glass of clean drinking water contains ten million ‘good’ bacteria which may help purify the water and keep it safe, a new study has claimed. …

Easy ways to cure acidity


This is what ready to eat meals do to you

Nov 25, 2015
This is what ready to eat meals do to you
Ready meals can raise risk of memory loss, says scientific study.
There’s more reason to grouse. Apart from preservatives and additives affecting your physical health, ready meals can raise your risk of memory loss, a new study has found. …

Frequent Breaks, Not Exercise, Best to Cut Long Sitting Hours

September 22, 2015
London: If you want to remain fit and healthy, try to go for frequent breaks from prolonged sitting at workplace or home as daily morning exercise alone may not help you ward off the ill-effects of sitting for long hours. …

Don’t sit at one place, just hop around your workplace!   Economictimes.indiatimes.com
13 May, 2015
Every morning, after arriving at her office in Adyar, Divya Mohandoss heads to her department where she can choose from a Japanese-style low seating area, hanging rope chairs or comfortable seats at the coffee shop. …

Avoid sitting for long hours for a healthy heart  
Mar 8, 2015
Sitting for long hours everyday is associated with increased coronary artery calcification that can increase the risk of a heart attack, new research says. …

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