Keep burns at bay, celebrate the day!

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Diwali is a time when, we are all abuzz with preparations for Poojas, decorating the house, getting the sweets and savories ready, and not to forget, stockpiling the house with firecrackers. Children and adults alike, we are absolutely crazy about those fireworks. Their mesmerizing colors and the beautiful sparks are all lovely….till one of us …

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Do you know much about lung cancer?

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Lung cancer causes about 27 percent of all the cancer-related deaths, according to International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). A significant increase in lung cancer cases was seen in the last four years. Lung cancer This type of cancer is the most common type of cancer and has been in the media …

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5 ways to burn calories while at work

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Many of us are at a job where we spend the better half of the day stuck behind a desk. Even though we promise ourselves everyday that we are going to make it to the gym everyday after work, how many of us can actually say we kept our promises. Desk jobs can lead to …

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Take care of your eyes during festivals

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Make sure you take care of yourself and your family during festival times. When the lamps are all burning and the children are running about with fireworks, make sure they stay safe. During the festive season, particularly Diwali, one doesn’t come across even a road where the sparks from fireworks aren’t flying around. This can be …

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World toilet day: hygiene and sanitation methods

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World toilet day was an initiative that was started by the united nations (UN), to achieve their sustainability goals of ensuring that all international communities have access to toilets by 2030. Many of you may think are toilets really such a big deal? It is a basic right for humans to have access to clean water and …

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How to deal with cracked heels?

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As monsoon ends and winter approaches, there are whole host of conditions that our skin needs to deal with. Primarily, our skin may dry out, become itchy and peel away. One common problem that many of us may face are cracked heels. Learn some quick home remedies that can put those cracked heels to rest. …

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What to do if someone has epilepsy?

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What would you do if a person in the train standing next to you suddenly goes rigid, falls down and starts twitching? This is a serious situation. Seizures happening more than once is a characteristic of epilepsy. This is due to the malfunctioning of the electric signals in the brain. According to a study, there …

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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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