Study suggests smoking could increase risk of stroke

Scientists have urged people with atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm disorder — to quit smoking if they want to reduce stroke risk. Previous studies have shown that smokers are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation and subsequent stroke…reports India Daily News “Smoking precipitates blood clots that could lead to a stroke, which

COVID-19: Dr Reddy’s launches Avigan tablets in India

Indian Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd on Wednesday announced the launch of Avigan (Favipiravir) 200 mg tablets in India. The medicine is being produced for the treatment of COVID-19 in the country. The launch is part of the global licensing agreement with Fujifilm Toyama Chemical Co. Ltd that grants Dr Reddy’s, the exclusive rights

Tech Neck Crisis In Teens

Amid school and college closures, many teenagers are attending online classes from home. Sitting without a proper desk in wrong postures for long hours invites a temporary neck and back pain that doctors are seeing more and more of, lately. Notably, the government has capped the hours of screen time for school students this week…reports

Let Kids Be Aware Of Oral Health

The common saying ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ is applicable to almost everything in life, including our health. When it comes to oral health and hygiene, dentists say it is good to start early. According to laser and cosmetic dental surgeon, Dr. Gunita Singh, you can teach kids the value of oral hygiene and

Tips To Maintain Foot Hygiene

While we focus on washing our hands at regular intervals, let’s not forget that it’s important to maintain feet hygiene as well. As we continue to juggle work from and for home, your feet bear the brunt as many have either settled to wear slippers or go about our business are a foot…writes Puja Gupta

Control Blood Sugar Using Ayurvedic Means

Diabetes has taken over the lives of millions of people around the globe. It brings with it several complications, and in many cases, it can become fatal. A constant on-the-go life, jumping from one task to another, disturbed sleep cycles and lack of exercise brings about disturbances in our hormonal levels leading to lifestyle diseases

Misconceptions On Protein Consumption

Although 95 per cent of Indian mothers claim to know protein as a macro-nutrient, only three per cent of the population really understands the prominent functions of protein or why one should consume it daily, reveals a new study. Across cities, 82 per cent mothers residing in mini-metros such as Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Hyderabad were

Eye care Tips for monsoon

During the rainy season, we take precautions like avoiding street food or getting soaked in rains. But most of us forget to protect our eyes from the onslaught of rains. Monsoon brings with it high levels of humidity which is the primary reason for many eye infections. While adults have a fair sense of taking

Cues To Get Relaxed Sleep

No matter who and where you are, your circadian rhythm (the basic sleep-wake cycle or body clock) is the internal process that determines your physical, mental and behavioural changes throughout the day and night. Sleep is a critical part of this circadian rhythm and any disruption in the sleep cycle can affect your overall health.

Pet Care In The Post Covid Era

While some of us chose to remain in a self-imposed lockdown, many are returning to life as it was before the lockdown. For pets this can be daunting, especially after having spent so much time with you at home. If you’ve started going back to work, Devanshi Shah, founder, Petkonnect shares some tips with to