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Seven hacks to good health for mothers

IANS | Dec 19, 2016, 05.33 PM IST Seven hacks to good health for mothers (Getty Images) Eat well, stay hydrated and snack smart for good health while balancing pregnancy with busy schedules, says an expert. Poornima Shankar, Senior Research Scientist at The Himalaya Drug Company, gives some tips on how mothers and mothers-to-be can recharge their energy: Striking the ... Read More »

Using the internet to self medicate could damage your health

When Purva Mehta started depending on painkillers to ease her chronic backache regularly, she didn’t realise that it could lead to long-term kidney damage. Similarly, when Rakesh Chhabria decided to treat his daughter’s viral fever using over-the-counter medication suggested by a random health website, he was unaware that it could cause further complications for his child. Purva and Rakesh are ... Read More »

Amma’s health worsens: Several Chennai schools declare holiday

Tamil Nadu’s School Education Minister K Pandiarajan on Monday stated that the government did not send any direction to shut down educational institutions in the state. In picture, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa (File Photo) RELATED STORIES Kashmir unrest: Sign of relief for kids, schools to run on weekends Financial literacy camp to promote digital hamlet and cashless transaction: ... Read More »

Is cardiac health all in your genes?

Is cardiac health all in your genes? (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The good news: Healthy behaviour appears to slash the risk of coronary disease in people at high genetic risk for events. The bad news: Folks with “good genes” cant expect their genetic makeup to offset bad habits, warns a senior cardiologist here. Basically, it means that the foundation for prevention ... Read More »

Menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone health: Study

Menopausal hormone therapy can improve bone health: Study (Getty Images) Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes can not only increase bone mass, but also can improve bone structure, according to a new study. According to previous studies, menopausal hormone therapycan have positive impact on bone mineral density. The new study showed that menopausal hormone ... Read More »

Brisk walk can improve artery health of diabetics

Brisk walk can improve artery health of diabetics (Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images) Compromised arterial health is an underlying mechanism that promotes the progression of cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the leading cause of death in individuals with Type-2 diabetes. Effectively managing cardiovascular disease risk in this population is a major challenge for health professionals. “What we found from our analysis, is ... Read More »

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study

Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study ANI | Nov 10, 2016, 04.31 PM IST   Scouting helps in better mental health in later life: Study Taking part in the scouts and guides not only help you in physical, mental and spiritual development, but also lower the risk of mental illness in later life. A study by ... Read More »

Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age

Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age (Getty Images) Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland. A quarter-century study of Finnish businessmen found those who worked more than 50 hours a week and slept less than 47 hours ... Read More »

Adverse events in childhood may affect child’s health

Adverse events in childhood may affect child’s health Household dysfunction or any adverse event in childhood may have a short-term affect on a child’s health and weight in early days as well, finds a study. The study suggested that children exposed to early adversity also have increased risk for asthma, infection, somatic complaints, and sleep disruption. Solution to reduce air ... Read More »

Tips to maintain your mental health

Mental health is often negated in front of physical health. Mental well-being means you are able to function well in your day-to-day life and sudden challenges don’t make you fall. We spoke to Dr Rajesh Goyal, consultant psychiatrist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, to bring you top six practical ways to maintain mental well being. 2/7Maintain a regular routine 0 Try ... Read More »