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Essential Tips On Stress Management In The Workplace

24 October, 2016
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Any job brings some pressure on its employees. Everyone who has done a job has felt and been through the pressure in their workplace. No matter if you love your job or not, the stress is something that you will experience for sure: be it the pressure to meet the deadline or to satisfy a …

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Prevent Obesity – Before it Strikes You

18 June, 2014
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Whether currently at a healthy weight, overweight, or at risk of becoming obese, everyone can take steps to prevent weight gain from unhealthy habits and health problems. Preventing obesity or unwanted weight gain is similar in action steps to losing weight, and involves changes in lifestyle, like a healthy diet, exercise and a long-term commitment …

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Child Obesity Is A Reality

27 May, 2014
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What is childhood obesity? Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge faced globally by many middle- and low-income countries, especially in urban settings. WHO statistics show that there were over 42 million overweight children under the age of 5 across the world in 2010, and close to 35 million of these lived in developing …

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Life After Bariatric Surgery

11 January, 2017
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Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is an essential process to set tone for a healthy life for obese patients. However it alone cannot benefit the patient since it is not a permanent cure to obesity and good aftercare and lifestyle changes can make sure that the effect is long term. Your post-surgery diet Post-surgery …

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Common GI Problems in Women

6 January, 2017
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While the gross anatomy and physiology may look similar on a gross scale, there are minor differences in the way that men and women’s GI tract works and these differences may present with unique symptoms in women for shared diseases or even unique diagnoses for women.   Heartburn Women have better ways to prevent food …

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National Nutrition Week – Things You Need to Know

3 September, 2016
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We all know the importance of staying healthy, eating right and staying on track with our exercise regime, lest we want to spend most of our middle age and old age life paying hospital bills. We work our way up from being kids who spend hours playing to growing up as people with huge bellies, working …

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Are Diabetes and Heart Disease Related?

29 August, 2016
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While relating diabetes and heart disease, a renowned Cardiologist in Gurgaon says People with diabetes often develop heart diseases termed as ‘diabetic heart disease’ (DHD). As compared to non diabetics, people who have diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease at a much younger age. This stands true for both type 1 and type 2 …

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Stroke FAQ

3 February, 2015
550 Views

Stroke FAQ: What is stroke? Stroke (or Cerebrovascular accident) is an emergency condition. Sudden loss of function of a part of brain is caused by sudden brain damage either due to sudden stoppage of blood supply to brain or due to bleeding within brain. The patient usually complains of paralysis of either one side of …

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Does Surgery cause Hernia?

11 December, 2014
595 Views

Hernia is a health condition that occurs in a major portion of the human population today. Almost sixty percent of human beings around us have been suffering from the disease. In the human body, different tissues have different functions and in their place, the tissues, muscles and ligaments are required to perform at their optimum. …

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Dealing with embarrassing Urinary Incontinence

24 November, 2014
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What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence (UI) is a condition in which a person loses bladder control, which leads to leaking of urine involuntarily when s/he coughs or sneezes or has a sudden and strong urge to urinate (often with the person failing to reach the toilet in time). The condition can vary from patient …

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PCOS: Importance of a Healthy Diet

2 July, 2014
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Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS is a metabolic disorder that affects the normal functioning of ovaries. Until recently, the role of nutrition in determining the extent of the disorder was not thoroughly explored. However, managing nutrition is now an integral part of controlling PCOS. Importance of nutrition in PCOS Many women with PCOS are overweight, …

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Genu Valgum or Knock Knee: Abnormal condition of the legs

29 April, 2014
744 Views

About Genu Valgum Knock Knee, medically known as Genu Valgum, is an abnormal condition of the legs where the patient is unable to join the knees and the ankles at the same time. This condition, usually found in children aged 3 years, and more common in girls than in boys, often disappears when they reach …

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Painful Joints: Understanding Bursitis

8 April, 2014
472 Views

What is bursitis? A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and other tissue like tendon, muscle or skin, which reduces friction between these structures. Bursas are found throughout the body. When swollen, these cause a painful condition known as bursitis. Though the most common locations for bursitis …

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Dealing with Depression: Everything you need to know

28 March, 2014
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What is depression? Feeling sad or depressed at times is a normal reaction to loss or life’s struggles. However, when intense sadness envelops a person, involving feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and helplessness, which last from days to weeks and keep a person from functioning normally, it is referred to as depression. Different forms of depression …

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Stomach Tumours – How curable is it?

20 March, 2014
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 What is a malignant stomach tumour ? The stomach is a hollow organ in the upper abdomen, part of the digestive system. Food reaching from oesophagus becomes liquid in the stomach before being pushed into the small intestine. The wall of the stomach is divided into five layers: Inner layer or mucosa Submucosa Muscle layer Subserosa Serosa …

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Ovarian Tumours: Types & Treatment

12 March, 2014
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What is an ovarian tumour? A tumour is an abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumour can develop in any part of the body, but unlike a cyst that is fluid-filled, a tumour is a solid mass of cells. Tumours can be benign (non-cancerous, do not spread to other parts of the body or malignant …

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PCOS lifestyle changes

11 March, 2014
483 Views

 Adopt healthy eating habits – A diet low in carbohydrates (and refined sugars) and rich in fibres can help regulate sugar levels in the body. Managing glucose and insulin levels in body can help reverse PCOD symptoms. Exercise daily – A 30-minute moderate physical activity is important for women with PCOD. Exercise will boost metabolism, …

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PCOD: Lifestyle Tips

11 March, 2014
529 Views

Polycystic ovarian Disease (PCOD) that affects women with reproductive and metabolic issues is receiving increased attention due to the long-term health effects that are associated with the disorder. Women with PCOD suffer various risks that may have lifetime consequences. These include: Infertility – PCOD causes irregularities in menstrual cycle like infrequent ovulation, which causes difficulty in …

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PCOS: What Happens Next?

11 March, 2014
587 Views

Diagnosis and treatment Diagnosing PCOS is mainly done by the principle of exclusion or considering all signs and symptoms and ruling out other likely disorders. There’s no specific test that can provide definite diagnosis of PCOS. Women must consult a doctor if they observe PCOS-like symptoms like irregular periods, excess hair growth on face and …

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How can I prevent Degenerative Arthritis?

10 March, 2014
517 Views

Degenerative arthritis of the spine is also known as degenerative joint disease or spinal osteoarthritis or spondylitis. Though degenerative joint disease can occur in any joint of the body, in the spinal column it results in a condition in which the protective cartilage that forms a cushion the spinal joints and discs in the neck …

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