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Chilled water

5 Adverse effects of drinking chilled water during this hot season of the year!

Mar 30, 2022, 06:56 PM IST

Most of us drink chilled water to overcome the exhaustion we have throughout the summer day. But do you know that this small pleasure can hurt our bodies in the long term? 

Gudmar Leaves

Gudmar: A quick medical remedy to control blood sugar level of diabetic people

Mar 30, 2022, 03:33 PM IST

Gudmar is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help to control blood sugar levels. Along with this, it protects the pancreatic cells from damage caused by free radicals and increases the secretion of insulin, which lowers the blood sugar level.

Asthma care during summers

Asthma Guide: Easy care for breathing problems and allergens to beat this Summer heat

Mar 30, 2022, 03:01 PM IST

Summer days have started already, so does the heat and humidity. These scorching sunny days create a lot of trouble for people who suffer from Asthma. As one needs to take care of themselves to prevent allergens and asthmatic attacks. Here is the guide which will help you overcome the issues.

cloves

5 Health benefits and side effects of eating cloves in summer season

Mar 29, 2022, 06:39 PM IST

Many people are confused as they do not know if one should use cloves during summers or not? Here is the answer to your question- a big YES! You can use clove during summers as it has several benefits to it.

Food rich with Zinc

Boost your immunity with these 7 best foods that are rich with Zinc

Mar 29, 2022, 03:10 PM IST

Zinc is considered an essential mineral that is required by the human body. It helps in running a smooth immune system, generating cells, and repairing tissue. But, our bodies do not produce zinc naturally, one needs to consume it from food.

Will Smith, Jade Smith, Oscars Award

What is Alopecia Areata; condition Will Smith’s wife Jada Smith is suffering from

Mar 29, 2022, 11:57 AM IST

Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith was trolled by comedian Chris Rock at the Oscar Award 2022 event. Jada, who is suffering from a hair ailment got stunned when her husband Will went on to slap the comedian on stage. Let us tell you more details about Alopecia Areata.

Fruit, Grapes, Watermelon, Apples, Berries

Heart healthy fruits that will keep your high cholesterol at bay!

Mar 29, 2022, 11:57 AM IST

There are many fruits that keep your cholesterol level at bay! Along with adding deliciousness and nutritional value to your diet, there are fruits that add soluble fiber and minerals that are good in balancing the high cholesterol level in the body.

Vitamin Rich Food

List of all the Important Vitamins you should include in your diet plan

Mar 28, 2022, 04:29 PM IST

Vitamin not only adds nutritional value to one's body but, also helps in the overall growth of bodily functions. So, here is a list of all important vitamins one should add to their diet plan to lead a healthy life.

Squat Exercise correct form

Get your Squats Right: Correct way to do Squat exercise

Mar 25, 2022, 03:57 PM IST

Squats, famously known as lower back building exercises, are best for several reasons such as prevention from lower body problems, which also helps in lower back strengthening, body toning and losing weight.

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day 2022: Ayurvedic remedies to help deal with this deadly disease of the lungs

Mar 24, 2022, 06:32 AM IST

Tuberculosis is caused due to under-nourishment, HIV, alcohol, smoking and diabetes. This ailment disproportionately affects the financially marginalised sections of the society, and the stigma associated with this disease lead to underreporting and underdiagnosis.

Exergaming

What is Exergaming? How it helps people to be more active and healthy

Mar 23, 2022, 07:35 PM IST

Traditional exercise, such as weightlifting or running, doesn't appeal to some people. But they might be open to active video gaming because it doesn't seem like exercise. It's just fun and that desire to play might help people dip their toes in physical activity without heading to the gym.

Know health benefits of betel leaves or paan

Reap these 7 health benefits of paan or betel leaves in summers

Mar 23, 2022, 07:11 PM IST

Betel or paan leaves are an inseparable part of India's rich culture and traditions. Apart from its spiritual connection, it is a wonder leaf packed with several health benefits.

diabetes

COVID increases risk of type 2 diabetes, reveals study

Mar 23, 2022, 03:34 PM IST

SARS-CoV-2 infection may lead to a strong release of pro-inflammatory signalling substances (cytokines). Activation of the immune system may persist for months after a SARS-CoV-2 infection and impair insulin effectiveness (muscle, fat cells, liver). 

Malaria

Malaria Breakthrough! Know symptoms, treatment, prevention and control of mosquito caused disease

Mar 22, 2022, 07:44 PM IST

Although there is no specific vaccine for Malaria, in 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission.

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What is the gap between 1st, 2nd COVID-19 vaccine & booster shots in India & around the world?

Mar 22, 2022, 02:08 PM IST

Health experts recommend that for better effectiveness of the vaccines people should not only get the complete dosage but also keep in mind the recommended gap duration between each dose. Know more about it here.  

Beat pollution with THESE beautiful air purifying indoor plants

Beat pollution with THESE beautiful air purifying indoor plants

Mar 22, 2022, 01:49 PM IST

Indoor plants are undoubtedly the best and the easiest method to counter pollution as well as make your home look a bit more relaxed. There are people who create a lush indoor garden with the help of these plants and eventually breathe in the fresh air. Here we've listed out several house plants that are super-effective in purifying your air at home.

Know everything about plank exercise

Set to kickstart your fitness regime? Know about 6 major benefits of doing plank exercise daily

Mar 21, 2022, 08:37 PM IST

The plank is one of the best exercises because it tightens the deepest core muscles which in turn help to improve strength, balance, coordination and most importantly back pain. Read here to know about the six major health benefits of this exercise.

Beware! WHO lists 3 misleading facts brewing around COVID and Omicron

Beware! WHO lists 3 misleading facts brewing around COVID and Omicron

Mar 20, 2022, 11:40 AM IST

WHO’s Maria Van Kerkhove stated that a lot of misleading information regarding the virus is circulating. It states that the infection of Omicron is mild. Not only this but many are thinking that the COVID pandemic is over. Apart from this, there is a huge confusion as people are thinking that this is the last variant that we will have to deal with. Well, all of this is actually not true!

blood clots

Good diet, active lifestyle & exercise: Know how to reduce the risk of having blood clots in brain

Mar 17, 2022, 11:48 PM IST

Arterial clots in the brain are called strokes and patients with blood clots in their brains can experience problems with their vision or speech, seizures and general weakness.

Vitamin C

Orange is NOT the richest source of Vitamin C; debunking myths about this water-soluble vitamin

Mar 15, 2022, 05:16 PM IST

With Vitamin C boosting overall immunity and wellbeing, there is no evidence to prove that it helps in curing COVID. However, it has the ability to reduce common colds and protects the body from various viral infections. Here are myths and facts about Vitamin C.