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How hair loss can impact your mental health

  • Experts say alopecia or hair loss can potentially have a psychological impact in the form of stress, anxiety, depression, loss of confidence, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, and social phobia.
Studies have found that substantial hair fall could lead to lack of self-esteem and a host of other mental health issues ranging from stress and anxiety to suicidal tendencies in extreme cases.(Shutterstock)
Studies have found that substantial hair fall could lead to lack of self-esteem and a host of other mental health issues ranging from stress and anxiety to suicidal tendencies in extreme cases.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 08:50 PM IST
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Sleep deprived? Cardiologist on how it can raise risk of heart attack

  • If you are consistently depriving yourself of sleep at night, you might be doing a disservice to your heart.
It is recommended that adults should get at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep every day at a regular time.(Pexels)
It is recommended that adults should get at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep every day at a regular time.(Pexels)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 07:31 PM IST
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Healthy and delicious potato recipes that will help you lose weight quickly

  • Not all potato recipes are fattening and some of them can in fact aid weight loss. All you have to do is to cook them in a healthy way.
Studies show that potatoes can lead to shrinking of fat cells and high potassium in them can also prevent water retention which helps maintain healthy weight.(Pinterest)
Studies show that potatoes can lead to shrinking of fat cells and high potassium in them can also prevent water retention which helps maintain healthy weight.(Pinterest)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 03:13 PM IST
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Effective tips to avoid dengue during monsoon

  • The risk of contracting dengue increases manifold during rainy season. Expert shares tips for prevention.
It is best to avoid the disease by keeping a check on mosquito breeding and wearing clothes that fully cover your body so that mosquito bites can be prevented.(Pixabay)
It is best to avoid the disease by keeping a check on mosquito breeding and wearing clothes that fully cover your body so that mosquito bites can be prevented.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 04, 2022 01:23 PM IST
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Monsoon recipes: 5 delicious soups and beverages to have during rainy season

  • Move over chai and pakoda, try these delectable soups and beverages to warm up your monsoon evenings.
While chai-pakoda is the first thing that comes to your mind during monsoon, there is no dearth of monsoon snacks that are much healthier and can be rustled up in jiffy to welcome rains.(Pinterest)
While chai-pakoda is the first thing that comes to your mind during monsoon, there is no dearth of monsoon snacks that are much healthier and can be rustled up in jiffy to welcome rains.(Pinterest)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 06:18 PM IST
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Ayurveda expert on why you should avoid drinking milk after eating chicken

  • In Ayurveda, certain food combinations are prohibited and considered Viruddha Ahaar. Here's what happens when you combine milk products with chicken.
According to Ayurveda, foods requiring different digestive environments need to be consumed in isolation.(Pinterest)
According to Ayurveda, foods requiring different digestive environments need to be consumed in isolation.(Pinterest)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 03:54 PM IST
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High protein superfoods you can easily include in daily diet

  • Here are high protein foods from peanut to paneer that can be easily included in your diet.
Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post shared 5 high protein foods that are also affordable and can be included easily in your diet.(Pixabay, Pinterest)
Nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram post shared 5 high protein foods that are also affordable and can be included easily in your diet.(Pixabay, Pinterest)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 02:24 PM IST
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Health benefits of drinking mint water in all seasons

  • The easiest way to add mint to your diet is boiling some mint leaves in water and having the concoction at your desired temperature throughout the day.
An ancient herb that has been used for thousands of years for both culinary and medicinal purposes, mint keeps unhealthy cravings at bay, helps you lose weight, maintains electrolyte balance(Pixabay)
An ancient herb that has been used for thousands of years for both culinary and medicinal purposes, mint keeps unhealthy cravings at bay, helps you lose weight, maintains electrolyte balance(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 01:32 PM IST
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Monsoon pet care tips: How to take care of your dog during rainy season

  • From giving them boiled or filtered water, fibre-rich diet to keeping their ears and fur clean, here's all you can do to take care of your pets this monsoon.
Pet parents need to be careful with the health and hygiene of their furry babies as they are at risk of several skin infections and water-borne diseases etc in the rainy season.(Pixabay)
Pet parents need to be careful with the health and hygiene of their furry babies as they are at risk of several skin infections and water-borne diseases etc in the rainy season.(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 07:19 PM IST
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Asthma: Foods to eat and avoid when suffering from the lung disease

  • Poor nutrition could worsen asthma symptoms while eating well can help one prevent the disease. Here are foods you must eat and avoid when suffering from asthma.
Studies show that people who eat foods rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of asthma.(Twitter, Pixabay)
Studies show that people who eat foods rich in vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, flavonoids, magnesium, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids have lower rates of asthma.(Twitter, Pixabay)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 05:00 PM IST
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5 simple things that make people genuinely happy

  • What makes one truly happy? Experts say there are no shortcuts to happiness and one needs to build a foundation of a peaceful life first.
Binge-watching, eating mindlessly, going on buying spree even though you don't truly need things, can make one unhappy in long run.(Pixabay)
Binge-watching, eating mindlessly, going on buying spree even though you don't truly need things, can make one unhappy in long run.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 03:04 PM IST
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Healthy monsoon foods you must eat to prevent infections during rainy season

  • Eating too much of high-calorie stuff can lead to acidity, bloating and other digestive issues during monsoon. Here are foods you must have to boost immunity and prevent infections during this season
Popcorn and lemongrass tea can help in boosting your immunity and preventing you from infections.(Pinterest)
Popcorn and lemongrass tea can help in boosting your immunity and preventing you from infections.(Pinterest)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 01:26 PM IST
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How to prevent liver illnesses in monsoon; experts offer tips

  • Monsoon can put you at risk of getting serious liver diseases if you are not careful. Experts offer tips to protect your liver during rainy season.
Liver infections or hepatitis can reach epidemic proportions during monsoon and are mostly caused by A and E viruses.(Pixabay)
Liver infections or hepatitis can reach epidemic proportions during monsoon and are mostly caused by A and E viruses.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 05:59 PM IST
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Lotus roots: Know the many benefits of kamal kakdi from a nutritionist

A storehouse of macro and micro nutrients that can promote your heart and digestive health, lotus roots are also rich in fibre and low in cholesterol
Lotus roots or kamal kakdi is also an excellent brain food and helps stabilise your moods and lessen anxiety.(Pixabay)
Lotus roots or kamal kakdi is also an excellent brain food and helps stabilise your moods and lessen anxiety.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 03:55 PM IST
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5 psychological reasons why you feel lazy all the time

  • Not feeling motivated enough to get up from the bed or complete a task could have a root psychological cause that you may not have paid attention to, say experts.
It is important to assess your routine, life choices and overall lifestyle to see what's missing and make positive changes accordingly.(Unsplash)
It is important to assess your routine, life choices and overall lifestyle to see what's missing and make positive changes accordingly.(Unsplash)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 02:16 PM IST
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High humidity risks: How deadly mix of heat and humidity could impact our health

  • The combination of high heat and humidity can be deadly and may lead to many unexpected health issues, say experts.
When the humidity in the air is high, the warm moisture stays on our skin longer, making us feel even hotter(Pixabay)
When the humidity in the air is high, the warm moisture stays on our skin longer, making us feel even hotter(Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:31 PM IST
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High cholesterol: Watch out for these warning signs that appear on skin

  • In most people high cholesterol remains dormant and is not discovered till later in life in the form of blocked arteries. An expert on how to spot signs of high cholesterol on your skin.
High cholesterol generally doesn't show any symptoms but the levels can be monitored with a simple blood test. (Pic for representational purpose only)(Pixabay)
High cholesterol generally doesn't show any symptoms but the levels can be monitored with a simple blood test. (Pic for representational purpose only)(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 08:35 PM IST
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National Doctors' Day: Yoga tips for doctors to beat stress and stay healthy

  • National Doctors' Day 2022: It is important for doctors to press the pause button, relax and rejuvenate for better physical and mental health.
National Doctors' Day 2022 is observed annually on July 1 in India(Unsplash)
National Doctors' Day 2022 is observed annually on July 1 in India(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 08:21 AM IST
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International Joke Day: History, significance; benefits of sharing jokes

  • International Joke Day 2022: International Joke Day is celebrated every year to appreciate the fact that life is better when you are laughing, sharing jokes and making memories with people you love.
International Joke Day 2022: The day is annually celebrated on July 1(Unsplash)
International Joke Day 2022: The day is annually celebrated on July 1(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 08:12 AM IST
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Relationship rules: Psychologist on 'bare minimums' of a healthy relationship

  • A psychologist lists some ‘bare minimums' of a healthy relationship that people should expect from their partner.
Do you get way too excited about receiving bare minimum in relationship?(Pixabay)
Do you get way too excited about receiving bare minimum in relationship?(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 01:57 PM IST
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Diabetes: Ayurveda expert on easy tips to control blood sugar in just 15 days

  • Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar discusses quick lifestyle changes that could bring down your blood sugar levels in a matter of 15 days.
Eating dinner early and hitting the bed on time are among the factors that could work wonders for your glucose levels.(Pixabay)
Eating dinner early and hitting the bed on time are among the factors that could work wonders for your glucose levels.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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Gynaecologist on tips for safe abortion; dos and don'ts to remember

  • If a woman has decided that having an abortion is the best option for her, it is important for her to follow safe abortion practices and get appropriate mental health support.
Having an abortion done by a qualified healthcare provider is the safest option(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Having an abortion done by a qualified healthcare provider is the safest option(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 07:41 PM IST
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Female hygiene tips you must follow during monsoon season

  • Monsoon can put women at an increased risk of vaginal infections. An expert shares tips to prevent the same.
During monsoon, it is important to take extra precautions for keeping your vaginal area clean and dry.(Shutterstock)
During monsoon, it is important to take extra precautions for keeping your vaginal area clean and dry.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 05:10 PM IST
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5 healthy habits to boost children's mental health

  • In order to raise a resilient, emotionally intelligent child, it is important to inculcate certain habits in them from a young age so that their mental health does not come under pressure as adults. Here are expert tips.
Most mental illness in children, almost 50% of them begin by age 1(Pixabay)
Most mental illness in children, almost 50% of them begin by age 1(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 02:51 PM IST
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International Yoga Day: Everyday breathing exercises to ensure optimal health

  • International Yoga Day 2022: Breathing exercises aid in the release of toxins from your body keeping it strong, and full of the vital life force of prana. Here are some easy breathing exercises to be practised daily.
When your body and mind are at rest, the optimum health is ensured and your immunity to fight infections and chronic diseases go up.(Unsplash)
When your body and mind are at rest, the optimum health is ensured and your immunity to fight infections and chronic diseases go up.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 07:16 AM IST
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International Yoga Day: Can CBD enhance your Yoga experience? Experts take

  • Experts say that CBD-based products could help ease Yoga experience for those who have chronic pain and mobility issues.
Are CBD and Yoga the right match?(Shutterstock)
Are CBD and Yoga the right match?(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 07:16 AM IST
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Early signs of mental health issues and how to get help

  • It's the truth that seeking professional help for managing mental health issues is an unfamiliar territory for most and people tend to brush aside these issues thinking they are making a big fuss about a minor thing.
While your emotional health may not interfere with your daily functioning or your professional responsibilities, it does indicate that something needs attention.(Pexels)
While your emotional health may not interfere with your daily functioning or your professional responsibilities, it does indicate that something needs attention.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 04:31 PM IST
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Why we need to stop spreading toxic positivity and save our relationships

  • Life isn't always positive and many a time people may feel stifled by all the toxic positivity coming their way as it ends up making them feel burdened, misunderstood or even like a failure.
Are you guilty of spreading toxic positivity? Stop now if you want to save your relationships.(Pixabay)
Are you guilty of spreading toxic positivity? Stop now if you want to save your relationships.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 03:06 PM IST
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Int'l Yoga Day: Purpose of Yoga is to reconstruct our lives fully, says Akshar 

  • On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2022, renowned Yoga guru Himalayan Siddha Akshar, in a free-wheeling telephonic conversation, talks about the essence of the ancient practice, the right time to begin yoga, and tips for youngsters to adopt various yoga techniques in their life.
International Yoga Day 2022: Himalayan Siddha Akshar aims to guide people in living their best potential life through yoga and spirituality.
International Yoga Day 2022: Himalayan Siddha Akshar aims to guide people in living their best potential life through yoga and spirituality.
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 07:17 AM IST
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Men's Health Week: Reasons why men don't talk about their mental health

  • Men's Health Week: In a society where men are not expected to cry, complain and be strong all the time, it doesn't come as a surprise that many of them do not reach out for help even when they struggle with mental health issues.
Men’s Health Week (June 13-19) provides an opportunity to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and get them to become aware of problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.(Pexels)
Men’s Health Week (June 13-19) provides an opportunity to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and get them to become aware of problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 06:19 PM IST
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