Nail biting: A Bad Habit or Something More?

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Most of us have been guilty of gnawing at our fingernails, be it out of anxiety or habit, at some point in our lives. Does the act itself signify anything serious or could it lead to further problems? Here are a few facts on nail-biting, and some tips on tackling the habit. Why does nail …


Taking Care after a Major Surgery


Surgery is often a life-saving measure against many diseases. However, the struggle often begins soon after. The body reacts to any major operation the way it does to a trauma – activating its defense system and releasing stress hormones. The period after surgery is a particularly vulnerable one, and taking a few steps can ensure …


Can Precautions Keep Eczema Under Control?


Recently people have been on the lookout for Eczema. Eczema is a condition that causes inflammations on the skin. The patches of eczema can vary from person to person. It is usually a red, or inflamed, or scaly, or dry, or crusted itchy patch. It is bound to occur in different areas of your body …


Osteoporosis: Prevention and Treatment


Living with osteoporosis can be very limiting. It is important to ensure a strong, healthy framework well in advance, as it is difficult to alter the fate of our bones as our age advances. Irrespective of your age, what measures you adopt can decide the health of your bones for the rest of your life. …


Are your Bones Prone to Fractures as you Age?


As a baby learns to walk, it bumps and falls innumerable times before it takes a few clumsy steps. In contrast, older people may find themselves in excruciating pain and unable to move after a minor trauma or a tumble. Is it always a part of regular ageing, or could it signify an abnormal issue? …


Midday Napping may Increase Risk for Hypertension

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Amidst the bustle of everyday, nothing can replace the relaxing effects of a nap. However, does the short-term relief come at a permanent price? Is there evidence to support a link between daytime napping and hypertension? How does sleep affect our blood pressure? According to a recent study, a meta-analysis of nine studies, encompassing 120, …


Vaccine Walk-through: A Guide for New Parents


Recently vaccines have come under the radar for various reasons. From apprehensions about its constituents to reemergence in diseases on the verge of eradication, parents may still be flocking to get their children’s shots done in time, but with less fervor. Here we address some of these concerns and cover a few bases regarding immunization …


Importance of Taking Good Care of Skin

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Human skin is the primary layer of protection against germs and elements. It acts as a waterproof insulating shield, guarding the body against extremes of temperature, damaging sunlight and harmful chemicals. For a fact, it is the largest organ of the human body composed of a complex system of cell layers, nerves and glands that …


Protection against Glaucoma and Treatment


Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, the nerve responsible for carrying images from your eyes to the brain, which is progressive and permanent. It is one of the common reasons for acquired blindness. In most cases, it is attributed to the build-up of pressure inside the eye. However, it does not always make …


How to Tackle Menopause?


Menopause is a phase in a woman’s life when her period stops. It is not a disease, it’s a natural process and occurs most often after the age of 45. Average age of menopause is 48 years in India, if it occurs before the age of 40, then it is termed as pre-menopause or commonly …