Parmita Uniyal
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Covid-19 vaccine for kids: Experts bust top myths

  • As vaccination drive for adolescents picks pace in India, many parents are coming forward to get their kid jabbed, but some are apprehensive due to fear of adverse effects.
Children in the age group of 12 to 14 may start receiving the Covid jabs March onwards.
Children in the age group of 12 to 14 may start receiving the Covid jabs March onwards.
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 04:56 PM IST
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Does Covid add to depressive tendency? Expert take

As the pandemic continues to rage on and the current Omicron wave wreaks havoc, mental health of people has once again become a cause of concern.
Are we becoming more depressed and susceptible to mental health conditions in pandemic times?(Pixabay)
Are we becoming more depressed and susceptible to mental health conditions in pandemic times?(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 02:11 PM IST
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Sunlight to cold shower; tips to improve mood, metabolism and sleep

  • Simple tricks such as getting early morning sunlight, taking a cold shower or switching off all gadgets after 10 pm can make your life more productive and happier.
Bright light can not only improve your mood but your overall health and of course sleep.(Pixabay)
Bright light can not only improve your mood but your overall health and of course sleep.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 25, 2022 11:42 AM IST
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Is kombucha actually healthy? A nutritionist talks about pros and cons

  • Many people are replacing their tea and coffee with kombucha considering it as a healthier alternative. So is it as healthy as it is being marketed to be?
Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 10:33 AM IST
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Omicron wave: Will black fungus make a comeback? Here's what experts say

  • As Omicron cases surge across India, return of mucormycosis or black fungus is being dreaded by many. Will it wreak havoc again? Here's what experts say. 
Mucormycosis: Referred to as black fungus, is a fungal infection caused by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. Mucormycosis causes blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing of blood. It mostly affects coronavirus patients with weakened immune system and diabetes.(PTI)
Mucormycosis: Referred to as black fungus, is a fungal infection caused by coming in contact with the fungal spores in the environment. Mucormycosis causes blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing of blood. It mostly affects coronavirus patients with weakened immune system and diabetes.(PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 06:45 PM IST
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Can too much sugar cause cancer? Here's what experts say

  • While it is clear that excessive consumption of sugar can put us at risk of some deadly diseases, but is cancer one of them? We asked a few experts.
Studies over the period of time have warned us about the ill-effects of eating too much refined sugar(Pixabay)
Studies over the period of time have warned us about the ill-effects of eating too much refined sugar(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 04:45 PM IST
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Warning signs of thyroid problem in your baby

  • Parents must watch out for thyroid-related symptoms in their newborns and must get it treated at the earliest to avoid problems like low IQ and other developmental difficulties
In congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), thyroid gland is underdeveloped or absent or the thyroid gland is unable to produce thyroid hormone(Pixabay)
In congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), thyroid gland is underdeveloped or absent or the thyroid gland is unable to produce thyroid hormone(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 24, 2022 12:55 PM IST
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Add methi seeds to your diet for these incredible benefits

  • From controlling diabetes to reducing hair fall, methi or fenugreek seeds have a wide range of benefits.
The powerful superfood has been used for medicinal purposes from the ancient times to treat many diseases(Instagram)
The powerful superfood has been used for medicinal purposes from the ancient times to treat many diseases(Instagram)
Published on Jan 24, 2022 09:42 AM IST
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How to deal with a friendship breakup; expert offers tips

  • There are occasions when a friend "ghosts" you or severs ties with you without any explanation. Here's how to deal with a friendship breakup.
There can be many reasons why your friend might want to ‘break up' with you.(Pixabay)
There can be many reasons why your friend might want to ‘break up' with you.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 06:34 PM IST
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Cervical cancer: 6 lifestyle changes to prevent the disease

  • Can cervical cancer be prevented by making certain lifestyle changes? Here's what an expert has to say.
You can greatly reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer with regular screening tests and receiving a vaccine that protects against HPV infection.(Shutterstock)
You can greatly reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer with regular screening tests and receiving a vaccine that protects against HPV infection.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 23, 2022 04:00 PM IST
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Get rid of these unhealthy habits to beat acidity

  • Certain unhealthy habits like drinking too much tea or coffee, lying down immediately after eating and including lots of spicy food in our daily diet can aggravate the problem of acidity.
Making lifestyle modifications like taking enough rest, drinking lots of water, having a sound sleep, practice Yoga, pranayama, meditation and exercising regularly can help with your acidity issues.(Shutterstock)
Making lifestyle modifications like taking enough rest, drinking lots of water, having a sound sleep, practice Yoga, pranayama, meditation and exercising regularly can help with your acidity issues.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 01:37 PM IST
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Is it Covid-19 or tuberculosis? How to differentiate between the symptoms

  • Considering many symptoms of Covid and TB overlap, it is important to differentiate between the two diseases.
TB is caused by a bacterium that spreads through tiny droplets released in the air when one coughs and sneezes.(Shutterstock)
TB is caused by a bacterium that spreads through tiny droplets released in the air when one coughs and sneezes.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 12:21 PM IST
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Pregnancy in times of Covid-19: Top myths busted

  • There is no dearth of myths surrounding pregnancy and Covid-19 has added a few more to the list. An experts debunks some of them.
Pregnancy myths busted(Pixabay)
Pregnancy myths busted(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 05:01 PM IST
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Yoga tips: What to do when you have a stiff neck

  • Be it stress or wrong posture, follow these yoga tips to treat your stiff neck.
When you have a stiff neck, it's difficult to move your neck, especially when you want to turn your head to the side(Pexels)
When you have a stiff neck, it's difficult to move your neck, especially when you want to turn your head to the side(Pexels)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 02:09 PM IST
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Caring for a Covid patient? Don't forget to follow these precautions

  • Caring for a person with Covid-19 can be challenging. One needs to keep calm, have a clear thinking and be very cautious about not contracting the virus from the patient.
Remember to wear mask, follow social distancing measures, and wash hands with soap after touching any potentially infected surface.(Pexels)
Remember to wear mask, follow social distancing measures, and wash hands with soap after touching any potentially infected surface.(Pexels)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 12:30 PM IST
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What is the right way to fight with your partner? Expert suggests

  • Our response during a fight could affect the long-term viability of a relationship.
While infidelity, addictions, domestic abuse, family issues, incompatibility are among the top reasons behind the end of a relationship, a lot of times it is miscommunication that is the culprit.(Pexels)
While infidelity, addictions, domestic abuse, family issues, incompatibility are among the top reasons behind the end of a relationship, a lot of times it is miscommunication that is the culprit.(Pexels)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 11:15 AM IST
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Ear infections on rise during winters; expert tips to follow

  • Experts say that the chances of ear infections in children and adults increase in winter season as bacteria and viruses thrive in cold weather. Here are tips to follow
Experts are saying the number of ear infection cases have gone up substantially as compared to last year.(Shutterstock)
Experts are saying the number of ear infection cases have gone up substantially as compared to last year.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 03:23 PM IST
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Can Omicron cause heart damage? Here's what experts say

  • In case of previous variants, a large number of Covid patients ended up with heart damage. Can Omicron affect heart? Experts answer.
The predominant symptoms of Omicron include headache, lethargy, throat pain, dry cough, fever and loss of appetite.(Pixabay)
The predominant symptoms of Omicron include headache, lethargy, throat pain, dry cough, fever and loss of appetite.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 06:56 PM IST
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Sore throat? Follow these Ayurvedic tips for quick relief

  • Salt water gargles is an age old remedy that is known to provide relief from throat pain and discomfort. Here are other Ayurvedic remedies to soothe a sore throat.
Whether or not you have tested positive for Covid-19, Ayurveda can come to your rescue in soothing a dry, scratchy and sore throat.(Pixabay)
Whether or not you have tested positive for Covid-19, Ayurveda can come to your rescue in soothing a dry, scratchy and sore throat.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 11:52 AM IST
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Can poor gut health lead to diabetes? A nutritionist explains

  • A nutritionist suggests that diabetes is directly related to our gut health and eating a diet high on carbs and fat can lead to increase in bacteria that causes toxin accumulation.
Studies suggest that diabetes is directly related to our gut health(Pixabay)
Studies suggest that diabetes is directly related to our gut health(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 10:07 AM IST
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Glaucoma Awareness month: Ayurvedic remedies to improve eye health

  • Recognising Glaucoma in its early stages is helpful as it can be treated and reversed effectively. Here are some Ayurvedic remedies for relief.
Glaucoma shouldn't be taken lightly. If left untreated it can cause partial or complete blindness.(Shutterstock)
Glaucoma shouldn't be taken lightly. If left untreated it can cause partial or complete blindness.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 05:27 PM IST
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Do you have diabetes? This is the best time to have fruits

  • Is there a right time to eat fruits for people with diabetes? A nutritionist opens up.
Should people with diabetes eat fruits? The best approach is to follow some rules when it comes to consuming fruits and reap maximum health benefits.(Pixabay)
Should people with diabetes eat fruits? The best approach is to follow some rules when it comes to consuming fruits and reap maximum health benefits.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 02:52 PM IST
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Turmeric root tea to kadha: 5 powerful immunity boosters to fight Omicron

  • Suffer from poor immunity? It is time to make the right lifestyle changes and incorporate foods that are powerful antioxidants in our diet, in the wake of Omicron spread.
5 homemade immunity boosting drinks you must try for stronger immunity(Pinterest, Instagram)
5 homemade immunity boosting drinks you must try for stronger immunity(Pinterest, Instagram)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:42 PM IST
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Omicron positive with mild symptoms? Mental health tips during home isolation

  • Experts advise that one should stay active and develop a routine during home isolation.
The government's home isolation guidelines recommend a quarantine period of 7 days instead of 10 days for mild and asymptomatic cases.(Pixabay)
The government's home isolation guidelines recommend a quarantine period of 7 days instead of 10 days for mild and asymptomatic cases.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 12:35 PM IST
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Bathua can work wonders for your immunity. Know its many benefits

  • Eating even small amounts of bathua during winters can give a major boost to your vitamin A intake and improve your immunity.
Add bathua or chenopodium album to your diet this winter(Shutterstock)
Add bathua or chenopodium album to your diet this winter(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST
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Diabetes: How to control blood sugar levels when you have cancer

  • Chemotherapy during cancer treatment can play havoc with your blood sugar levels and can cause several complications. Here's how to manage diabetes when suffering from cancer.
It is important to manage diabetes during and after cancer treatment.(Pixabay)
It is important to manage diabetes during and after cancer treatment.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:07 PM IST
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Are you pregnant amid ongoing Omicron wave? Tips to follow

  • Getting jabbed for Covid-19 can reduce the severity of infection in pregnant women. Here are other tips that pregnant women should follow amid pandemic.
A person infected with Omicron showcases symptoms such as sore throat, cough, body pain, fever, runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue.(File photo)
A person infected with Omicron showcases symptoms such as sore throat, cough, body pain, fever, runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 11:10 AM IST
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Omicron: These simple habits will help you stay healthy

  • While Covid-related restrictions can play a havoc with one's physical and mental health, one can make appropriate lifestyle changes to sail through these unprecedented times.
Developing a routine where you give priority to your mental health and happiness by staying connected to your loved ones apart from staying active is the way to go forward.(Pixabay)
Developing a routine where you give priority to your mental health and happiness by staying connected to your loved ones apart from staying active is the way to go forward.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 09:58 AM IST
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Drink tulsi tea every day for these amazing health benefits

  • Known to boost immunity against infections and excellent for diabetes, tulsi is a wonderful insect repellent too. All you want to know about the health benefits of tulsi.
Tulsi leaves are packed with vitamins A, C and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also has loads of protein and fibre.(Pixabay)
Tulsi leaves are packed with vitamins A, C and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and potassium. It also has loads of protein and fibre.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 08:05 PM IST
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Are you dating an obsessive lover? How to recognise the signs

  • Are you in a relationship with someone who's showering you with too much attention, feels an overwhelming attraction towards you but oversteps boundaries? You may be dating an obsessive lover.
Obsessive love disorder has not been formally recognized as a disorder(Pexels)
Obsessive love disorder has not been formally recognized as a disorder(Pexels)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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