Parmita Uniyal
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Burning or watery eyes due to pollution? How to protect eyes from smog

Due to air pollution or smog, people may develop common eye conditions like watery eyes, itchy eyes or burning sensation. Here are important tips to remember.

Exposure to environmental pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and dust particles are making people prone to red, watery eyes and various eye allergies. (Freepik)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 07:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dhanteras 2023: Auspicious time to buy gold on November 10 and November 11

Dhanteras 2023: Purchasing gold is of great significance during Dhanteras as it is considered a symbol of prosperity and good luck. Check out when to buy gold.

Buying of gold is especially considered of great significance during Dhantrayodashi as it is considered a symbol of prosperity and wealth and is said to bring stability and good luck(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 10, 2023 10:21 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi pollution: How to keep your pets safe as the air quality dips

From keeping them indoors, to hydrating them well, here's how to safeguard your pet’s health amid severe air pollution.

Insulate your house from bad quality air. It is best if you have an air purifier at home. Keep it on at all times when the air pollution level is high. (Freepik)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 04:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 25: Amazing health benefits of black pepper

Black pepper is regarded as a healing spice in Ayurveda having cleansing and antioxidant properties. Here are all the benefits of the wonderful spice.

Black pepper has a rich history dating back to ancient times. It was highly prized in the Roman Empire and was even referred to as 'black gold' due to its significant value
Published on Nov 08, 2023 01:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Should we go for morning walk amid severe pollution? Dos and don'ts to follow

Here's how you should approach morning walks or workouts for the coming weeks amid deteriorating air quality and Diwali smoke.

It's critical to put your health first by working out indoors, using equipment, and keeping an eye on the air quality(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 08, 2023 11:30 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Diwali weight loss: 7-day diet plan to shed kilos before festivities begin

This 7-day Diwali diet plan by a nutritionist will help you feel and look better apart from helping you in your weight loss journey.

Dietitian Vidhi Chawla, founder of Fisico Diet and Aesthetic Clinic shares a diet plan for you ahead of Diwali.(Freepik)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 07:03 PM IST

Can air pollution trigger heart attack? Here's what cardiologists say

Pollution can have both short term and long terms effects on heart health and the culprit could be the fine particulate matter that can go deep into the lungs.

There are many risk factors for coronary-related disease, which ultimately leads to a heart attack. These risk factors are advancing age, male sex, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, smoking, and sudden other risk factors as well(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 06:28 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Cancer Awareness Day in India: All about the history and significance

National Cancer Awareness Day in India is observed to spread awareness around the types of cancer, need for early detection, and important lifestyle changes.

National Cancer Awareness Day in India is celebrated on November 7 every year in India.(Pexels)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 04:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

First finger-prick test to detect early brain cancer recurrence

A finger-prick test is being developed by a team at Nottingham Trent University for early detection of brain tumour recurrence.

A team at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is working to develop the first finger-prick test to detect brain tumour and if successful, it can help save thousands of lives across the world, said an Independent report. (Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 02:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 24: Weight loss to digestion; amazing benefits of Triphala

Triphala's benefits go beyond digestion and immunity; the herb is useful in heart disorders, high blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and liver problems.

Triphala not only aids in digestion, but is the ultimate detoxifying agent that cleanses colon, treats constipation and has beneficial effect for GI tract and colon.
Published on Nov 06, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How dengue affects brain; worrying neurological complications of the virus

Dengue can cause inflammation in the brain leading to neurological complications in people of all ages from 3 months old kids to elderly aged 60.

 Along with the many complications dengue puts us at risk of, the virus's impact on brain has come in focus(Freepik)
Published on Nov 06, 2023 11:59 AM IST

4 surprising reasons behind your high cholesterol from stress to gut issues

People who have elevated cholesterol levels often go overboard on dietary restrictions but fail to recognise these hidden factors that may be causing the spike.

Nutritionist Rashi Chowdhary in her recent Instagram post says that eating foods that are high in cholesterol is not the only factor that raises your cholesterol.(Freepik)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 07:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to stop your dog from pulling on lead; pet behaviourist shares easy tips

Walking on lead doesn't come naturally to dogs. Here are easy tips to prevent them from pulling on lead.

Dogs see the world differently from us. They walk on four limbs and are much faster in movement than us and this is the reason why wanting to go faster can make them pull on their lead(Freepik)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 04:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ghosted by your best friend? 5 common reasons why friends suddenly snap ties

From misunderstanding to hidden rivalry, there could be a range of reasons behind your best friend suddenly snapping ties with you.

Best friend drama: Gaining an understanding of this abandonment can make it easier to handle the circumstances and comprehend what might have gone wrong or altered(Freepik)
Published on Nov 05, 2023 03:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

8 morning detox drinks to fight air pollution

Waking up with burning eyes, sore throat and dull mind in pollution season? It's time to start a morning detox routine to deal with toxic air.

Morning detox routines are often emphasized for several reasons, focusing on jumpstarting the body's natural processes and promoting overall well-being. (Freepik)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 09:07 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Vitamin D deficiency: Why it's becoming common; lifestyle changes that may help

Vitamin D deficiency is on rise due to modern lifestyle, says expert. Here are changes in your routine that may help.

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone which is involved in the process of bone growth and metabolism.(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 08:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

HTLS 2023: India will have the best cancer care system in the world, says Wadhwa

On the Day 5 of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Vivek Wadhwa and Keith Flaherty talk about their grand plan to make India a global hub for cancer healthcare.

Vivek Wadhwa and Keith Flaherty in a conversation with Sanchita Sharma, Senior Communication Officer at WHO India, on the fifth day of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit
Published on Nov 04, 2023 05:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi Pollution: How to take care of your lungs; dietary tips, lifestyle changes

As air pollution in Delhi NCR continues to wreak havoc on our health, here are lifestyle measures and nutrition tips that can help protect our precious lungs.

Individuals with pre-existing lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, COPD, or respiratory infections are at a high risk due to exposure to poor-quality air.(Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 01:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can low blood pressure be deadly? 5 signs and 5 complications. Tips to manage

While hypotension doesn't seem as alarming as high blood pressure, if not managed, it can cause severe complications.

Low blood pressure or hypotension happens when there is decrease in the force of blood flow through arteries. A reading below 90/60 mm Hg is considered low blood pressure. (Unsplash)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Date and Shubh Muhurat: Date, moonrise and star sighting time

Ahoi Ashtami 2023 Date and Shubh Muhurat: Ahoi Ashtami fasting is done without food and water from morning to dusk and is concluded after star sighting.

While in earlier days, Ahoi Ashtami vrat was kept for the longevity and well-being of sons, in modern times it's kept for both son and daughter. (Pinterest)
Updated on Nov 05, 2023 12:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Skin issues in pollution season? 10 tips to protect your skin from toxins

Air pollution can wreak havoc with your skin health and worsen existing conditions. Here are tips to protect your skin from harmful toxins.

It is important to protect your skin from ill effects of air pollution. Use of natural ingredients like triphala, ashwagandha, amla, giloy and Vitamin C can immensely help (Freepik)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 04:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How many steps should we walk during festive season to burn calories efficiently

Festive season can derail your weight loss journey. Walking can help you stay active and fit. Here's how many steps you must walk for burning calories.

Walking is a convenient and easy way to stay fit during Diwali festivities and one can always find time for a quick walk while making arrangements and participating in get togethers.(Freepik)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 03:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Air pollution and infertility: How toxic air takes a toll on women's health

From disrupting menstrual cycle to causing infertility, pollution can have a range of adverse effects on reproductive processes of women.

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report states that one in six people worldwide will experience difficulties becoming pregnant at some point in their lives. (Unsplash)
Published on Nov 03, 2023 01:48 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Sandwich Day 2023: Easy and delectable sandwich recipes for a satisfying meal

World Sandwich is celebrated on November 3 annually. Here are easy-to-make and delicious sandwich recipes that you can rustle up at any time of the day.

World Sandwich is celebrated on November 3 annually to commemorate John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, who gets the credit to invent world's first sandwich
Published on Nov 02, 2023 08:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Is your young dog throwing teenage tantrums? Signs of puberty in dogs

Your sweet puppy can turn into a rebellious ‘teenager’ due to hormonal changes and reorganisation of brain.

The transformation from being a puppy to an adolescence is an important one and pet parents must spend quality time with their canine friends to support them in this new journey (Megha Mookim)
Published on Nov 02, 2023 07:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dhanteras 2023 date and time: When is Dhanatrayodashi, the first day of Diwali?

Diwali 2023 celebration is set to begin with Dhanteras, which is celebrated on the 13th lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Kartika.

On Dhanteras, goddess Laxmi is worshipped along with Lord Kubera, the God of wealth.(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Ancient Wisdom Part 23: 5 ancient spices for weight loss; how to consume them

From improving metabolism to curbing appetite, spices like cinnamon, ginger and black pepper can work wonders for your weight loss journey.

In this edition of Ancient Wisdom, we talk about five ancient spices that can aid you in your weight loss journey ahead of Diwali festivities by improving metabolism, stabilizing blood sugar, curbing appetite to helping burn calories in a natural way.
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 09:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pain-free oral insulin spray instead of injections to be launched soon

Oral insulin spray Ozulin, a needle-free alternative for regulating blood glucose, can be a game-changer for diabetics if approved.

Insulin is an important hormone that plays a key role in regulating blood sugar and converting it into energy, and also signalling liver to store the excess sugar for later use. (Shutterstock)
Published on Nov 02, 2023 01:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Karwa Chauth 2023: Fasting with diabetes? Tips to remember; sargi foods to eat

Karwa Chauth 2023: Women with diabetes must take extra precautions while fasting and in case of uncontrolled blood sugar levels must avoid it, say experts.

A day long fasting for Karwa Chauth by a diabetic woman can be observed depending on one’s health status. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 08:23 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Heart attack in young: Why severe Covid patients should avoid too much exercise

Amid rise in heart attack cases in young, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has advised severe Covid survivors to avoid strenuous exercises or work.

Covid-19 is said to weaken heart and lungs and overexertion can put a strain on these crucial organs. (Freepik)
Published on Oct 31, 2023 07:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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