Parmita Uniyal
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Voluntary Blood Donation Day: Significance, benefits of voluntary blood donation

Voluntary blood donation can not only save lives and help manage several disorders but also help the donor in a number of ways.

Donating blood not just benefits the receiver but also the donor as it stimulates formation of new blood cells(Freepik)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 06:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Vegetarian Day 2023: History of the day and benefits of turning vegetarian

World Vegetarian Day is observed on October 1 every year. Know why many people across the world are turning vegetarian and many benefits of veg food.

Many studies prove that vegan or vegetarian diet can reduce risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. It can also reduce risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes(Freepik)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 04:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

What goes into your sambar: 11 ingredients and benefits of each one of them

Sambar is a medley of vegetables, spices, tamarind and lentils. Each of the ingredients that goes into it contributes to its irresistible taste and nutrition.

Sambar is a popular accompaniment to curries in Burmese cuisines and is also a part of Sri Lankan and Maldivian cuisines. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 02:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Work stress doubles heart disease risk in men; essential heart care tips

According to a new study, men who experience stressful working conditions and receive low rewards have nearly twice the risk of heart disease.

Work stress can also lead to plaque build-up and increase in blood pressure which in turn can affect heart. Mindfulness, exercise, meditation, stress relieving activities can help keep heart issues due to stress at bay.(Freepik)
Published on Sep 30, 2023 11:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

What is silent walking? Know its benefits and how to practise it

Silent walking combines benefits of mindfulness and physical exercise and is a wonderful way to beat stress and improve focus.

The silent walking practice provides a route to inner calm and mental health, which has its roots in mindfulness and meditation. (Pixabay)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 06:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Top 4 heart diseases that can affect your dogs and cats

Heart diseases in dogs and cats are not so easy to detect as they have a tendency to hide their illnesses. Here are some common heart disorders in pets.

This World Heart Day, let us take a look at issues concerning our pets and animals, and stay aware so that better care can be given to them(Freepik)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 04:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Heart Day: Early warning signs of heart attack women may have weeks before

Heart attack warning signs in some women may be detected weeks earlier. Pay attention to these early signs that can save lives and minimise damage.

Most of the women who develop heart disease do develop symptoms much prior to the heart attack or the cardiac event, but a lot of times these symptoms are underplayed.(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 01:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 9: Nutmeg can treat cold and cough; the right way to consume

Nutmeg, the ancient spice that even finds mention in Vedas, can be an effective remedy for cold and cough, nausea and anxiety. Know how to consume it.

Nutmeg can be used to flavour both sweet and savoury dishes
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Severe Covid survivors at 2-3 times higher risk of heart illness: AIIMS doctor

AIIMS cardiologist Dr Ambuj Roy says that people who have had severe Covid-19, face higher heart disease risk for at least one year.

Dr Ambuj Roy says heart attacks in India are on rise due to multiple factors like poor diet, lack of exercise, tobacco use, uncontrolled high BP, stress and obesity.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 12:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sophia Loren suffers multiple fractures; how to prevent bathroom falls

Bathroom accidents can lead to serious fractures and brain injuries in elderly. Here are expert tips to avoid such accidents and tips to recover.

Actor Sophia Loren won an Oscar in 1962 for her role as Cesira in Vittorio De Sica’s classic film, Two Women.
Published on Sep 28, 2023 06:51 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Indians are eating too much salt and it's quite harmful; how to reduce intake

Excess salt consumption can wreak havoc on our health. The most common consequence is increased blood pressure which also puts added strain on the heart.

While some amount of salt is important for important function of the body, too much of it on a regular basis may lead to many chronic diseases(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 04:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Rabies Day 2023: Rabies symptoms in dogs and cats; vaccination tips

Rabies can induce significant behavioural abnormalities in animals and infected dogs and cats may exhibit unusual aggression.

The rabies virus infects the central nervous system of the affected animal that causes disease in brain and ultimately leads to death. (Freepik)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Heart Day: Difference between cardiac arrest, heart attack, heart failure

A cardiologist explains how the three CVD conditions - heart attacks, heart failure and sudden cardiac deaths, differ in condition, symptoms, and treatment.

Stress, alcohol, smoking, lack of exercise, poor diet are among the major factors that are affecting heart health of people of all age groups.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 12:26 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 8: Coriander can lower cholesterol; ways to consume

Coriander, also known as cilantro, is a versatile herb that has been cherished not only for its culinary delights but also for its health benefits.

Coriander or dhaniya is an essential flavouring agent in almost all Indian kitchens.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 11:15 AM IST
By, New Delhi

What is Disease X; can this potential threat be deadlier than Covid pandemic?

While Covid-19 pandemic is almost over, healthcare professionals are now preparing for a potential new pandemic called Disease X.

According to Bingham, while scientists have identified 25 virus families encompassing thousands of individual viruses, there are millions of other viruses yet to be discovered, reported the Daily Mail.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 10:22 AM IST

Ganesh Visarjan 2023 date and time: Auspicious time, story of visarjan, rituals

Here are the auspicious timings to immerse Lord Ganesha's idol on Anant Chaturdashi (September 28) or Ganesh Visarjan. All you want to know about rituals.

After the 10 days of revelry and worship, people bid adieu to Lord Ganesha on eleventh day. Also known as Anant Chaturdashi on this day thousands of Ganesha idols across the country are immersed.
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 10:56 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Rabies Day: Can rabies be cured? Symptoms and stages of the infection

Rabies is a deadly viral infection that affects humans and animals, transmitted primarily through the saliva of infected animals.

It is very important to immediately take vaccination after potential exposure to prevent rabies as once the symptoms start showing, it turns fatal,(Freepik)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 03:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Tips to make healthy modaks for people with diabetes

Here's how you can prepare a crunchy, delicious and nutritious filling for Ganesh Chaturthi special melt-in-mouth modaks.

While Ganesh Chaurthi is the time when people indulge in their favourite sweets without worrying about calories, one can always be a little mindful about the ingredients.
Published on Sep 26, 2023 01:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can skipping breakfast cause cancer? Experts discuss adverse effects

Not eating breakfast over a long period of time can lead to many health complications from impaired glucose to certain types of cancer.

One should consume 6 short and frequent meals in a day, which includes 3 major meals and 3 minor meals. (Freepik)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 11:36 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Contraception Day 2023: Date, history, significance; types of contraceptiv

World Contraception Day is celebrated to spread awareness around the importance of contraception and to empower couples.

In addition to family planning, contraception also prevents HIV AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 05:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti 2023: Date, significance, rituals and celebrations

Bhuvaneshwari Jayanti is celebrated on the twelfth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada and is dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

Maa Bhuvaneshwari is one of the 10 mahavidyas and is considered to be the preserver of the universe. (Pinterest)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 01:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Heart Day: Can heart attack be detected by a blood test?

A heart attack is caused when plaque builds up in the arteries and leads to blockage. Here's how it can be detected.

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, tightness, discomfort, fatigue, cold sweat, heartburn, nausea, shortness of breath. (Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 12:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 7: Wonderful benefits of ajwain for weight loss

From the ancient times ajwain has been used to treat many disorders from fever, abdominal pain, to menstrual discomforts. It is also used for weight loss.

In Ayurveda, ajwain is considered a strong cleanser. It increases the appetite and boosts digestion.
Published on Sep 25, 2023 10:43 AM IST
By, New Delhi

World Heart Day: 10 signs of an unhealthy heart you shouldn’t ignore

World Heart Day is round the corner and it's the day dedicated to the well-being of your heart. A cardiologist on signs of poor cardiac health.

Heart disease, one of the major causes of death worldwide, can be treated and prevented to a great extent by early detection of certain signs(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 05:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

3 diabetes drinks to prevent sugar spikes as per a nutritionist

When it comes to managing blood sugar, certain herbs and spices can work wonders. Here are 3 morning drinks to keep glucose levels in check.

Cinnamon increases glycogen storage by affecting the glycogen synthesis activity.(Pinterest)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 04:07 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nipah virus can cause severe infection in kids; expert suggests preventive tips

Nipah virus can lead to many complications in kids and can prove deadly for them. Here are preventive tips by expert every parent must follow.

Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus and can spread from animals to humans as well as humans to humans. (Photo by Twitter/islantstudio)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Happy Daughters Day 2023: Date, significance, wishes, status, messages

National Daughters Day is celebrated in India on the fourth Sunday of September. Here's how to pamper your daughter at every age and stage of life.

A daughter should be pampered at all stages of life not just childhood. (Freepik)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

5 ways climbing stairs can improve your heart health

Climbing stairs is a heart-healthy exercise as it can not only improve cardiorespiratory fitness but also indicate if anything is wrong with your heart.

Taking the stairs instead of elevators is a simple yet effective way to improve your heart health. (Freepik)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 12:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

WHO's first-ever report on high BP's impact; 76 million deaths can be averted

The WHO report shows 4 out of 5 people with hypertension and not treated adequately and 76 million deaths can be averted between 2023-2050.

Hypertension is considered a silent killer and only half of people with the condition are currently unaware of their condition. (Unsplash)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 05:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Alzheimer's disease: Mystery of dying brain cells solved

About 55 million people live with dementia worldwide. New research into why brain cells die is enabling scientists to develop effective Alzheimer's drugs.

Researchers have been looking for medical treatments for Alzheimer's for decades, but their successes have been limited.(Jens Wolf/dpa/picture-alliance)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 02:31 PM IST
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