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The bane of lungs — COPD

COPD day

We all know that smoking is bad for the lungs. It can cause lung cancer. However, did you know that it can also be a major cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? It is a non–infectious disease that affects the lungs and can chronically affect health. It has reached epidemic proportions in India. Around …

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Turn the ‘e’ in sweet into ’a’ and sweat!

world diabetes day

The season of festivities is behind us. We’ve had Eid, Navratri, Dusshera and lately Diwali and Halloween. There are tasty treats all around and resisting the urge to take just one more laddoo is futile! Since it’s World Diabetes Day, we are increasing awareness of the condition. However, here comes the bad news — the overindulgence …

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Do your eyes water constantly?

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Do your friends keep asking you why you are crying all the time? When in fact you are perfectly fine, but your eyes just water constantly? Epiphora or tearing is a condition during which tears overflow onto the face without any explanation. Learn about several causes that can lead to tearing eyes. When does epiphora (watery-eyes) …

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Keep your mind clear with Vitamin B12

vitamin b12

We are all busy chasing after our dreams. We try to maintain a healthy diet. However, sometimes in spite of the best efforts, we cannot fulfil our body’s requirements. There are some deficiencies the body develops, one of them is the deficiency of vitamin B12. Why do we need vitamin B 12? B12, like other …

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When would you need braces?

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Taking care of your teeth has become more important nowadays. Regular dental check-ups, dental procedures and cosmetic treatments are a lot more common. Not everyone has been gifted with straight teeth, so you can consider braces for cosmetic reasons or to address medical issues. However, many of you may think , do you really need braces? Learn what …

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Artificial pancreas herald a new era for diabetics?

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The US Food and Drug Administration announced its approval of an artificial system of delivering insulin to the body. It is paving the revolution in treatment for people with Type 1 Diabetes or Insulin-Dependent Type 2 Diabetes. This could spell a mountain of difference in the lives of millions, who currently live at the mercy …

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What exactly is a balanced and healthy diet?

healthy diet

A good, balanced diet is always recommended to stay fit and healthy. To fight and get over any disorder, a proper diet is essential. A balanced / healthy diet There are lots of diet fads and nutrient enriched-supplements available to us. Perhaps, trying to eat according to a strict diet plan is not the best …

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Is it that time of the month? Dealing with PMS

dealing with PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) affects a large proportion of women. Many women experience symptoms like cramping, bloating, mood changes, irritability and even anger. According to health.com, about 85% of women have reported at least one of these symptoms during that time of the month. The symptoms can be mild for some, but debilitating for others. Even though …

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Ten super foods to eat when you have a cold

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All of us get coughs and colds frequently. Some lucky people don’t have to face this too often, however for some of us, catching a cold is something that happens every few weeks. There aren’t any medicines that work on this viral disease. So, it is important to eat healthy to boost the immune system, which …

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5 Home Remedies for those Pesky Pimples

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Pimples are painful and inconvenient, when they pop up on days you need to look best. So, the natural response is to panic and scramble around to find something to help get rid of that nasty bump on your face. We have some easy home remedies to save you from that panic and harsh chemicals …

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