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Debunking myths about pregnancy

Debunking myths about pregnancy

Pregnancy brings a lot of changes in a woman’s life and also inhibitions around myths related to delivery day. Experts debunk many such myths for a woman to enjoy this beautiful phase. Rinku Sengupta, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Abhishek Bhartia, Director, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, list ...

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Make a lifestyle change

Make a lifestyle change

Healthy habits go a long way in controlling high BP, says Dr Mukesh Goel Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is an ailment which afflicts almost every household in the country, especially in the urbanpopullation. It is estimated that one in every third Indian suffers from high BP and this situation ...

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Slim line

Slim line

Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to lead to macular degeneration — one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. “It’s no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye’s ...

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Rock ’n’ roll to mental recovery

Rock ’n’ roll to mental recovery

Ancient alternative therapies of healing like Ayurveda and yoga promote the use of music and dance movements to heal mental illness. In India, classical music is associated with spirituality and is designed to help a person connect with their inner self and explore their feelings and emotions. Indian classical music ...

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Care for your Eyes

Care for your Eyes

The hot and humid weather during monsoons leads to spurt of eye flu or conjunctivitis in people across cities. Experts tell Sangeeta Yadav the best treatment and preventive measures Monsoon brings a lot of viral infections including eye flu or conjunctivitis which is on a rise these days. Some gets ...

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Diet impacts emotional well-being in women: Study

Diet impacts emotional well-being in women: Study

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet than men to maintain positive emotional well-being, according to a study. Researchers from Binghamton University in the US conducted an anonymous survey of 563 participants (48 per cent men and 52 per cent women) through social media. They found that men are more ...

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No safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet study

No safe level of drinking alcohol: Lancet study

There is no safe level of drinking, according to a study which found that nearly three million deaths globally in 2016 were attributed to alcohol consumption. The study, published in The Lancet journal, analysed alcohol use and its impact on health for 195 countries and territories. “The health risks associated ...

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Smoking pot while breastfeeding, here’s what it does to your breast milk | health

Smoking pot while breastfeeding, here’s what it does to your breast milk | health

Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more US women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially cause harm, ...

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Lack of sleep doubles heart disease risk in men: Study

Lack of sleep doubles heart disease risk in men: Study

Middle-aged men who sleep less than five hours a night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event such as heart attack or stroke, a study has found. Previous studies have generated conflicting evidence on whether short sleep is associated with a greater chance of having a future ...

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5 eco-friendly ways to be a sustainable traveller | travel

5 eco-friendly ways to be a sustainable traveller | travel

With travelling comes the responsibility of making sure that you don’t pollute the place and leave it better than you found it. Small steps can go a long way in doing so, whether it is not littering, travelling on foot or by public transport, or opting for voluntourism. Here are ...

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