Be Cautious Against Jaundice
Apr07

Be Cautious Against Jaundice

Over the years, we all have seen lots of people especially newborn babies diagnosed with jaundice, which turn out to be of great a concern for most of us. First thing that comes to mind (esp. of grandparents) that in old days jaundice was not so high among newborns, but why is it now? Are doctors over diagnosing it? Is our baby kept unnecessarily in nursery? Dr. Varghese Cherian, Head of Department of Pediatrics & Neonatology at...

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Beating the Summer Heat
Apr07

Beating the Summer Heat

The summer is here again with added vigour, thanks to the aggravating global warming. These are the days when your skin seems to be sucking the heat deeper into your body rather than helping you cool down. An occasional afternoon downpour brings more grief than relief for it just splatters on humidity that is thick enough to slice with a knife. A rash kind of heat wave seems to be consuming India and is probably indicative of an...

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Take Care of your Food in summer!
Apr07

Take Care of your Food in summer!

Summer season is here with its scorching heat, sweat and high humidity levels, leaving you exhausted and de-energized. As temperatures and humidity go up, the risk of heat and food related illnesses too go high. It is the time of the year that we really need to take extra care about what we eat and drink.  And do not forget, for kids it’s time for holidays, which means they will have plenty of time exploring places and trying on...

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Protect your Skin from Cancer
Apr07

Protect your Skin from Cancer

Incidence of skin cancers has been increasing since the last few decades worldwide. Non Melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the commonest variety of cutaneous malignancy. Conventional wisdom has it that the incidence of all varieties of skin cancers is lower among Indians due to the protective effects of melanin. This article by Dr. Mohanan Nair, who is a Specialist in Pain and Palliative Medicine, gives a detailed analysis on Skin Cancer....

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Snoring Can Be Dangerous!
Mar09

Snoring Can Be Dangerous!

With the fast pace of lifestyle and the round the clock activities, sleep disorder is very common. Though it is a problem people always have made fun of, snoring can be a serious problem and could also indicate a potentially life-threatening condition like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Hence it is very important to know what snoring is, what causes it and how it could be cured. What is snoring? Snoring is a condition that occurs when...

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Change Your Behaviour for Happiness
Mar09

Change Your Behaviour for Happiness

Who doesn’t want happiness in life? But happiness is not something that occurs automatically. Only you can make yourself happy amidst all odds in life. A few behavioural changes can make wonders in your life. Here are some guidelines for being happy to ensure a safe living. Happiness is a universal aspiration of everyone. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials....

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