1. Breaking out in a rash? It could be Chickenpox

    Breaking out in a rash? It could be Chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by varicella-zoster virus infection causing itchy rash with fluid-filled blisters. The disease spreads by droplets from a sneeze or cough or by direct contact with the infected person or his belongings such as clothes, bed linens, and other commodities. The infected person develops infection from 10 to 21 days, and the symptoms usually last for 5-10 days.SymptomsMajor symptoms of Chickenpox that are accompanied with itchy blisters include fever, loss of appetite, headache, tiredness and breathing difficulties. The skin around rashes is painful and red. The rashes that are observed during infection occur in various stages;Rash- These become severe when they cover the whole body. Spots- They are small, red and itchy and develop in clusters. Blisters- They develop...
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  2. No exercise for 6 years can trigger heart failure risk

    No exercise for 6 years can trigger heart failure risk

     Too busy or lazy to exercise? Men and women take note. Living without physical activity for six years during their middle age could be at an increased risk of suffering heart failure, researchers have warned. The findings, described in the journal Circulation, suggest that consistently participating in the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each week, such as brisk walking or biking, in middle age can reduce the heart failure risk by 31 percent. While it is known that people who are more physically active have lower risks of heart failure than those who are less active, but little is known about the impact of changes in exercise levels over time on heart failure risk. "Going from no exercise to recommended activity levels over six years in middle age may reduce heart failure risk by 23 per cent," said...
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  3. Get gorgeous summer skin with activated charcoal

    Get gorgeous summer skin with activated charcoal

    Summer is one of the hardest seasons for skin care. Scorching heat, pollution and sweat makes it impossible for one to keep their skin clean and glowing so a rescue potion is activated bamboo charcoal.During the hot days of summer, your skin also absorbs impurities from surroundings hence causing blemishes and blackheads so to prevent your skin from these damages, Vanlalmuanpuii from green trends Unisex Hair & Style Salon and Bina NG, Salon Director from Page 3 Luxury Salon & Makeover Studio, shares ways in which activated charcoal can be infused into your everyday skin care routine: * Scrub: Developing...
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  4. Got Chickenpox? Foods for a quick recovery

    Got Chickenpox? Foods for a quick recovery

    Chickenpox is an unpleasant and irritating disease, causing itchy rashes and lesions to appear all over the body. The best thing to do is to allow the virus to run its course. The infected person should take adequate rest and be careful not to scratch the pustules. Simple dietary strategies will help boost your immune system and speed-up recovery. Here are some diet tips:Foods for a recovering patient:Adding a lot of raw fruit and vegetables in your diet can boost the immunity. Including a rainbow diet with different colours of fruit and vegetables...
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  5. Some effective home remedies to tackle Hypertension

    Some effective home remedies to tackle Hypertension

    Hypertension is a medical condition which refers to high blood pressure. In severe conditions, it leads to risks of heart attack and stroke, and kidney failure. While several medications are available nowadays to help lower blood pressure, but they all come with side effects such as leg cramps, dizziness, and insomnia. Fortunately, a number of natural home remedies have proven to be effective in treating hypertension. These vary from maintaining an adequate body weight to regular exercise and following the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.Regular Physical Exercise- Moderate-intensity exercise including walking, jogging,...
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  6. DASH diet to control Hypertension

    DASH diet to control Hypertension

    DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is an enduring approach to promote healthy eating that’s formulated to help treat or prevent high blood pressure. The DASH diet promotes you to reduce the sodium in your diet and eat foods that are rich in nutrients such as potassium, calcium and magnesium that helps to lower blood pressure..Following the DASH diet for just two weeks will help you to lower your blood pressure by a few points, which can make a remarkable difference in your health risks. DASH diet is a healthy way of eating, besides lowering blood pressure it is also in line with dietary recommendations to...
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  7. Get The Readings Right This World Hypertension Day

    Get The Readings Right This World Hypertension Day

    By Dr S ManojMBBS, MD (General Medicine), DNB (General Medicine, Cardiology), DM (Cardiology), MNAMS High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a most common clinical condition seen in day-to-day practise of any health care provider. Globally the prevalence of hypertension is significantly on the rise. The theme for 2018 on World Hypertension Day is “Know Your Numbers with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world”. Hypertension is the No 1 killer disease across the globe leading to fatal strokes, heart attack, heart Failure and chronic kidney failure. An estimate of 10 million lives are lost each year needlessly due to raised blood...
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  8. Unhealthy Relationship between Salt and High Blood Pressure

    Unhealthy Relationship between Salt and High Blood Pressure

    By Dr S ManojMBBS, MD (General Medicine), DNB (General Medicine, Cardiology), DM (Cardiology), MNAMS Research shows a strong dose-dependent relationship between consuming too much salt and raised levels of blood pressure. Populations who consume diets low in salt do not experience the increase in blood pressure with age that is seen in most Western countries. When salt intake is reduced, blood pressure begins falling within weeks on average. Reducing sodium intake lowers blood pressure, with greater effects among people with hypertension.Facts on Hypertension: • About...
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  9. Gout won't increase your fracture risk: Study

    Gout won't increase your fracture risk: Study

    People with gout, a painful inflammatory arthritis, may not actually have an increased risk of fracture as earlier believed, show results of a new study. The findings, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), contrast with those of previous studies, which found higher risk of fracture in people with gout. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, caused by the build-up of urate crystals in a joint. It can result in severe pain and swelling in joints, most often the base of the big toe but also in other joints.  To better understand the links between gout and fracture risk, the researchers from Keele University conducted a...
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  10. How to neutralize acidity with these natural remedies

    How to neutralize acidity with these natural remedies

    Acidity is a common problem affecting people of all age groups and gender. It is an imbalance of acids produced by stomach. This causes stomach ache, gas, nausea, bad breath and other symptoms. Some simple natural remedies can be helpful to relieve discomfort and symptoms of acidity.Drink a glass of lukewarm water, just before sleeping at night and right after waking up, to neutralize excess acid in the stomach Avoid drinking water immediately after meal Directly eating or boiling 3-4 basil leaves (tulsi) Cinnamon (dalchini) is recommended to people suffering from...
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