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Actress Anaya Soni undergoes dialysis after kidney failure; factors that can affect renal function

There are several reasons as to why one might suffer from kidney failure and the reason differs for every individual. However, the two most common cause of kidney failure is high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Both of these can damage the kidneys and affect its ability to filter waste.

India's 2012 Under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand suffers eye injury; why is it important to wear protective gear while playing

While it is a good thing that you enjoy the game but it is also important that you wear your protective gear, and that is essential for whatever game you play. From cricket to hockey to cycling, protective gears prevent the chances of serious injuries, some of which might be life-threatening.

Ways of working through self-criticism: Psychotherapist suggests

From challenging self-criticism with positivity to tracing back to the origin of when it all started, here are a few ways of working through self-criticism.

Shiitake: Experts weigh in on health benefits, nutrition facts, and more

From peppermint to ginger: Home remedies for dry cough

There are several medications available for dry cough and you could take those after consulting your doctor as they might have other side effects as well. However, you could also resort to home remedies and they too work well to provide relief from the condition.

No more fears over sudden seizures; IISc algorithm will alert before a strike

Based on the point of origin of the brain's erratic signals, epilepsy is classified as either focal or generalised epilepsy. Focal epilepsy occurs when the erratic signals are confined to a specific region in the brain. If the signals are at random locations, then it is termed as generalised epilepsy, an IISc statement said.

Open defecation, sterilisation linked to anaemia in women

A study probing the high prevalence of anaemia among women in West Bengal (64%) compared to Bangladesh (41%) has suggested that higher use of sterilisation as a method of contraception and higher levels of open defecation in West Bengal could be contributing factors and not just diets.The study noted that over a whole decade, there was a drop of a ...

The diabetes burden: How will India be affected

Diabetes is one of the largest global health emergencies of this century, particularly in developing economies such as India, owing primarily to the rising prevalence of overweight/ obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.

Jasprit Bumrah diagnosed with ‘stress reaction’ – Ortho lists the causes and symptoms

Jasprit Bumrah played a few matches against Australia but was absence in the serious opener against South Africa – it was then that the BCCI issued a statement saying that he had back pain. Later, it was reported that he might miss the T20 World Cup due to a stress fracture – however, coach Rahul Dravid said that they are waiting for his recovery but he is in contention to make it to the final squad.

An online stranger 'beautified' my photo without my permission. I was very disturbed, then sad.

The author shares how the original photo was taken while she was going through chemotherapy and the stranger said she looked ugly.

Bipolar Stroke | Time to Fix the Age-old Problems of the Elderly

As the average age of Indians increase, to live a long life should be a joy and to be old should not be a burden

Tips to handle stress at workplace

Work-life balance is stressful and it affects our productivity. Stress, while unavoidable, is not unmanageable. Check out these tips to handle stress at workplace

Former UP CM Mulayam’s health deteriorates, shifted to ICU

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav has been shifted to the ICU of Medanta Hospital here on Sunday after his health deteriorated, sources said. According to hospital sources, the 82-year-old leader is being treated under the supervision of oncologists Dr Nitin Sood and Dr Sushil Kataria. He is under […]

How to relieve a stomach ache

Whether it’s acid reflux, anxiety, bloating, a bacterial infection, or constipation, stomach pain can be caused by a multitude of factors. This means that there are also a multitude of treatments. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind the next time you have a stomach ache.

NIH to fund experimental ALS drugs under patient-backed law

Drug manufacturers have long been tasked with financing so-called compassionate use, despite the fact that many of them are unable or unwilling to provide their medications free of charge to terminally ill patients.

5 Reasons To Include Vitamin C Serum In Your Skincare Routine

Skin is the largest organ in your body, and it requires proper upkeep to preserve its health and appearance. Otherwise, your skin may get damaged and signs of ageing can show up prematurely. That is why skin care is termed very important. One of the most popular and most beneficial skincare products is vitamin C serum. This is because Vitamin C plays an important role in maintaining even, glowing and smooth skin. However, just consuming Vitamin...

Navi Mumbai: Over 78k citizens ‘boosted’ against COVID-19 during Amrit Mahotsav campaign

More than 78,000 people in Navi Mumbai received free Covid booster dose during the Centre’s 75-day Amrit Mahotsav's vaccination campaign. So far, 1,86,896 citizens have already been boosted. Of them, 78,348 were vaxxed during the campaign, said the Navi Mumbai civic body, adding that they are in the 18-59 years age group. Striving for maximum inocu...

Is fasting during pregnancy safe?

Like no two pregnancies are the same, the answer to this is not the same for all expecting women. Before a pregnant woman decides to fast, she must consult her doctor to confirm whether it’s safe for her specific case, says, Capt Ritu Kumar Singh, Nutritionist & Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist. The Nutritional needs of a pregnant woman depend on certain factors like - 1. Which Trimester is in she? (She needs more caloric intake in the 2nd and...

Kidney detox: 5 best herbs for kidney cleansing

Kidneys are organs that essentially cleanse themselves However to help in this process you must drink enough fluids and remain hydrated

Maharashtra records 379 Covid-19 cases, one death

Maharashtra reported 379 Covid-19 cases and one death on Sunday. The new cases took the state`s tally to 81,22,252 and the toll to 1,48,347, a health official said, according to the PTI. The addition to the tally on Saturday was 460 and the fatality count was three, he said. The Mumbai circle led with 171 of the new cases, followed by 95 in Pune circle, Latur (29), Nagpur (22), Nashik (20), Akola (17), Kolhapur (14) and Aurangabad (11), as per...

Red eyes: 5 causes of sore eyes you need to know

COVID-19, although an infection of the lungs and respiratory tract, can take a toll on the heart and eyes as well. According to doctors, red eyes can either be a symptom of covid or a side effect. This may happen when the virus enters the body through the eyes.

MP families sink into debt after online classes

Bhopal: During the COVID 19 epidemic, Kumer Singh, a resident of Amarpura village in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district, sank into debted as he bought a mobile by taking out a loan for his daughter's online education. Closure of educational institutions due to the epidemic, followed by online education, have caused problems for many poor families in ...

Can’t get enough of milkshakes and yogurt? Study links specific milk products with low risk of type-2 diabetes

Apart from people who are lactose intolerant or vegan by choice, milk products are a go-to for bone-related conditions and overall health – and since childhood, mothers give their children a tall glass of milk twice as day for the same reasons. And now, a study associates specific milk products with a lower risk of type-2 diabetes – one of the most common chronic lifestyle disorders.

SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav in ICU, complains of breathing trouble

Mulayam Singh Yadav is said to have been admitted to a Gurugram hospital after a decline in his health. Samajwadi Party said his condition was stable.

Egg Freezing: Difference Between Clinical And Social Egg Freezing

Egg freezing, sometimes referred to as human oocyte cryopreservation, is a procedure used to remove and safely store woman's eggs.

Weekend workout: 10 easy indoor exercises when you don't want to hit the gym

Here are 10 easy and fun indoor exercises you can easily do from the comforts of your home.

Choose these 6 oils to battle hair loss and increase your hair density

Just like a flower tends to age, dry up and wilt away with time, your hair goes through a similar fate. You see it go through dryness and damage even though you try your best to nurture it. But there comes a time when you end up worrying about the reducing hair on your scalp. … Continue reading "Choose these 6 oils to battle hair loss and increase your hair density"

Centre to launch national tele-mental health programme, toll-free helpline number

There has been a 10% rise in the number of suicides reported in 2020 in India as compared to 2019, according to NCRB data.

Meghan King was 'completely horrified' by her nose job

Meghan King was left "completely horrified" by her nose job and did not realise how intense the swelling would be.

Happy Birthday Hina Khan: Fitness secrets of the Bigg Boss star

The Bigg Boss star is also a fitness freak and she takes her workout regime and diet very seriously. Hina Khan describes her diet as one that is low on carbs and high in proteins. She strictly adheres to her diet and eats her cheat meals only during Sunday lunch.

5 simple dos and don'ts for boosting heart health as per Rujuta Diwekar

When it comes to a healthy heart, one needs to set certain ground rules and steer clear of toxic habits and addictions that are poisoning our heart slowly.

Know how diabetes can affect your vision and 4 ways to prevent the damage

Diabetes is an extremely common problem. People are not just battling with this disease, they also have to deal with the multiple side effects it can have on one’s body. One such side effect is blurry vision. Let’s see how diabetes can affect your eyes. Health Shots reached out to Prof Dr Mahipal Singh Sachdev, … Continue reading "Know how diabetes can affect your vision and 4 ways to prevent the damage"

The 25 most contagious diseases

COVID-19 has been in the news for over two years now, but it’s not the only contagious disease out there. People, whether rich or poor, have suffered from all sorts of ailments since the dawn of humanity. Here are history’s 25 most contagious diseases.

2.5 lakh blood units donated in two-week drive

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on the concluding day of the drive and praised the donors.

Rita Wilson still has cough after battling COVID-19

Rita Wilson still has a "persistent cough", more than two years after contracting COVID-19, but insisted she isn't concerned by it.

Study: Protein could be used to produce life-saving antifungals

A protein has been discovered which is responsible for controlling cell growth in yeasts. Read this story to find out.

Ayurvedic tips to prevent constipation

Constipation is generally described as having less than three bowel movements a week. If the stools are dry, hard, painful or you feel you have not fully emptied your bowels, you must start some home remedies, so the issue is not extravagated. Here are some Ayurvedic tips to prevent constipation

Thinking of signing up for birthing classes before delivery? Here’s why it may be a great idea!

A friend who is expecting her first baby had been going through the usual set of apprehensions and anxiety that every pregnant woman goes through. Needless to say, expecting a baby is as nerve-wrecking an experience as it is heart-soothing eventually. Of course, carrying a human inside you for nine months in itself is a … Continue reading "Thinking of signing up for birthing classes before delivery? Here’s why it may be a great idea!"

Ways moonlighting can affect mental health; experts offer insights

People who work for 11 hours or more are 2.5 times more likely to develop depression than those who work normal hours. Experts on how moonlighting can play havoc with your mental health.

Lisa Snowdon: Nature helped me through perimenopause

Lisa Snowdon has opened up about the things she did to cope with the perimenopause.

Four stretches to manage Iliotibial Band Syndrome

ITB or iliotibial band is a tendon that runs along the top of your pelvic bone to your knee. It is a thick elastic tissue that connects the muscle to the bone. Iliotibial Band Syndrome commonly occurs in runners when the ITB swells or is irritated due to excessive movement. Few movements and stretches can help get rid of the pain and reduce further...

Important things to keep in mind when you visit a new mom and her baby

When you visit a new mom there are certain precautions you ought to take so the newborn and everyone is safe. Here's what an expert says.

Want to address specific aches in body and heal them? Here's how cupping helps

Cupping is a form of alternative therapy aimed to relieve pain by improving blood flow in the affected area, releasing muscular tightness, and providing more flexible muscles. Doctors reveal its additional health benefits

COVID-19: Study finds blood tests could help detect long covid in patients

The study, published in the Lancet eBioMedicine journal, analysed proteins in the blood of healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 and compared them to samples collected from healthcare workers who had not been infected.

20 things to know about farts

No matter your gender, age, or nationality, we all have one thing in common. We fart. While flatulence remains taboo in many cultures, it is essential for good health. Let’s take an unabashed look at everything you should know about intestinal gas.

Here's why youngsters and children are more prone to heart defects, tips to treat anxiety to calm down an anxious heart

Heart attacks have become pretty common in India and shockingly the age group is lessening as compared to the past decades. These days youngsters and children are more prone to heart defects. Doctors reveal the reason behind it and share tips to treat anxiety, calm down an anxious heart

Lifting weights once a week linked to reduced risk of premature death – new study

Weightlifting and aerobic exercise were independently linked with a lower risk of premature death from any cause, except cancer

Why is diabetes and hypertension management critical for your heart health?

Heart diseases lead to the most amount of suffering and deaths in India right now followed by diabetes and cancer. What’s going wrong when we have hospitals, doctors, pharmaceuticals, medications, vitamins, Ayurveda, gyms, and nutritionists? Why are we getting sicker? Why do we see heart attacks in young people at the age of 24 and 25? Cardiovascul...

Here’s how sitting can not not make you obese, but also also disrupt your sleep

Being active is not as hard as you think. There are many simple ways to include some physical activity in your day

Yoga for digestion? Try THESE asanas that can aid in the process

Problem in digestion is something that is faced by a lot of people. However, the right asanas can help soothe the condition. Yoga can help to reduce stress which then has a positive impact on the digestive system. Moreover, the movements during yoga help to promote movement in the gut which then helps in digestion.