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How do tears affect your skin?

Does crying makes your skin glow? Here's what experts have to say

Feb 17, 2022, 03:34 PM IST

At times crying can make us feel better and improve our state of mind. Apart from an emotional impact some people even feel that their skin starts glowing and turns brighter after shedding tears. Read here to know how crying impacts your skin.

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Masturbation affects sexual performance? Debunk misconceptions, stigma surrounding sex

Feb 16, 2022, 02:59 PM IST

Many people are still unaware of maintaining hygiene before, during and after sexual activity, which is the direct consequence of misconceptions around sexual health and impacts the overall health of the person.   

Bappi Lahiri suffered from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA); condition that Bappi Lahiri suffered from

Feb 16, 2022, 01:56 PM IST

If you snore heavily and feel tired after a full night's sleep, you may have sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is most common in older men, but it can affect anyone, including children.

Lassa Fever

After COVID, Lassa fever creates havoc. Know its symptoms, causes and treatment

Feb 15, 2022, 02:58 PM IST

In 20 per cent of infected individuals, the Lassa fever may progress to more serious symptoms including bleeding, breathing difficulty, repeated vomiting, facial swelling, haemorrhaging (in gums, eyes, or nose), pain in the chest, back, and abdomen. Neurological problems including hearing loss, tremors, and encephalitis are also been described.

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Self-care tips for parents of intellectually disabled children

Feb 14, 2022, 02:50 PM IST

Awareness about the developmental milestones of the child is required, till about the age of 5 years, when maximum development takes place in the child. If parents would know about the normal they would definitely be alerted about the deviation. As timely corrective measures have higher chances of near normal correction as compared to late detection, so awareness is the key to near normalcy. 

Cancer patient

What are the common cancers and how to spot them?

Feb 14, 2022, 12:03 PM IST

It's important that the cancers are diagnosed when they are in the nascent stage so that treatment could yield a high cure rate and minimize morbidity associated with cancer. Please have regular follow up and health checks with your primary care physician to stay healthy.

Have a healthy heart with these indoor exercises

Have a healthy heart this Valentines day with these indoor exercises

Feb 11, 2022, 03:59 PM IST

How often do you sit in the wrong postures and complain of aches? Relatable right? So, let's start by sitting straight and not slouching. It can be difficult at first, but everything easy initially starts from being tough.

dry eyes

Troubled by dry and sore eyes in cold weather? Know precautions and treatment

Feb 10, 2022, 12:54 PM IST

Dry eye can damage your cornea and other eye tissues because they lack the moisture they need to stay healthy. Our eyes rely on the moisture naturally in the air to help them stay hydrated, so dry eye symptoms typically worsen at this time of year. 

High blood pressure affects one out of every three people in the UK.

Use of paracetamol daily increases risk of heart attack? Here's what the study warns

Feb 08, 2022, 12:51 PM IST

A study conducted by the experts from the University of Edinburgh revealed that the blood pressure of people with a history of high BP increased within four days of eating paracetamol, further increasing the chances of a heart attack or a stroke by 20 per cent.

What is Xerostomia or dry mouth, what are the common symptoms

Xerostomia: The after effect of oral cancer; everything you need to know

Feb 04, 2022, 05:00 PM IST

Xerostomia occurs when the salivary glands of the body fail to produce adequate amounts of saliva to keep the mouth moist. Saliva has several important functions including mechanical cleansing action, antimicrobial activity, and removal of food debris from oral cavities, control of pH, oral cavity lubrication, and remineralisation and maintaining the integrity of the oral mucosa.

How much water should a woman drink a day?

6 reasons to monitor your daily drinking water consumption

Feb 04, 2022, 02:34 PM IST

If you’re bad at drinking water, it’s best to start by tracking the amount. Most doctors recommend 2-3 litres across the entire day. It’s best to break it down in terms of glasses and simply keep a track of your hydration levels.

Lifestyle changes that may help prevent cancer

World Cancer Day 2022: What are the lifestyle changes that may help prevent cancer?

Feb 04, 2022, 12:39 PM IST

Healthy lifestyle choices are always dependent on people. Taking some simple steps to living a healthier lifestyle will not only help prevent serious diseases such as cancer but will also contribute to better physical and mental health.

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Cancer treatment affects fertility in females: Informs doctors

Feb 04, 2022, 06:38 AM IST

Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery can have many side effects and tend to increase the risk of or cause infertility. Infertility is the inability to achieve pregnancy. Cancer treatment can damage the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix that are involved in reproduction.

Working during pregnancy? 6 tips to keep in mind for your safety and comfort

Working during pregnancy? 6 tips to keep in mind for your safety and comfort

Feb 03, 2022, 06:33 PM IST

If you are pregnant, it does not mean that work has to stop. However, during the second and third trimesters, certain things need to be kept in mind so that you can be productive at work while not having to jeopardise your pregnancy.

World Cancer Day 2022

World Cancer Day 2022: Date, Theme, History and Significance

Feb 04, 2022, 09:12 AM IST

"I think cancer came into my life as a gift. My vision is sharper, my mind clearer, my perspective realigned. I have succeeded in transforming my passive-aggressive anger and anxiety into more peaceful expressions." - Manisha Koirala

Risks involved in taking patients home directly post-surgery

Risks involved in taking patients home directly post-surgery

People | Feb 02, 2022, 06:27 PM IST

Patients who have undergone surgery or ICU treatment generally want to return home to their familiar surroundings and prefer to recover in the company of their loved ones. It's important to remember, however, that it may be preferable not to take a patient home right away. 

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Feb 02, 2022, 02:24 PM IST

There are mainly two types of IBD-- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease causes pain and swelling in the digestive tract (from the mouth to the anus). It most commonly affects the small intestine, while, Ulcerative colitis causes swelling, redness and sores in the large intestine (colon and rectum).

BTS ARMY worries about Jimin's appendicitis surgery. Everything you need to know about this health e

BTS' Jimin undergoes appendicitis surgery. Everything you need to know about this health emergency

Feb 01, 2022, 12:31 PM IST

A person suffering from acute appendicitis may experience severe pain in the abdomen along with other symptoms like fever, nausea and constipation. It is advised to seek medical attention immediately otherwise complications may arise.

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Omicron cleared from body in about a week but infected individuals can spread it within hours

Feb 01, 2022, 02:41 PM IST

So far Omicron has spread to more than 120 countries, outpacing the previous Delta variant to become the dominant one. While it has surged infections in many countries, the infections are generally touted as mild, leading to less hospitalisation as well as deaths compared to Delta.

What is Palliative care; how it improves the patient's quality of life

What is Palliative care; how it improves the patient's quality of life

Jan 31, 2022, 04:05 PM IST

Palliative care aims to alleviate suffering and give patients and their families the best possible quality of life. Pain, depression, shortness of breath, exhaustion, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and worry are all possible symptoms.