Monthly archives: June, 2017

OBESITY – The Rising Epidemic

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The irony is that in world so deprived, there are problems of excess. In the modern world, development has brought its share of problems and obesity is one such problem. Lifestyles have become indulgent and problems like obesity are adversely affecting the quality of life because we don’t know where to draw the line. According …

Understanding Obesity Paradox

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Individual can be said to have excess weight if his weight is more than ideal weight for his/her height and person can be classified according degree of excess weight. For this categorization, we use Body Mass Index that adjusts your weight for your height and is calculated as: BMI = Weight/Height2 ( kg/m2 ) Category BMI (kg/m2) Underweight …

How to develop hygienic habits among kids

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If you’re having trouble teaching your child benefits of a good hygiene, don’t fret. Children consider hygienic habits to be the least important on their to-do list. So how do we make them inculcate good habits? 1. Start with the basics: washing hands with soap and brushing their teeth twice daily are basic and therefore …

Headache – a frequent troublemaker – Its various causes

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Headache is one of the commonest disorders that can contribute to poor quality of life in women. Leading to irritability, depression and insomnia, headaches may get further aggravate and become chronic at times. In such a situation we should try and figure out the etiology of headache as it would help us decide the best …

Backache – a frequent nagging pain in women

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All of us have either suffered from backache at some point of the time or may know some one in our family who had. The good news is that most lower back pain usually gets better within a few days or weeks. What’s more, simple self-help strategies such as these can be surprisingly effective at preventing back …

Is Tea or Coffee bad for you?

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Tea and coffee are probably the oldest and most widely accepted beverages in the world. Although tea remains India’s most popular beverage over the last decade, consumption of coffee is on a steady rise. While most of us indulge in either of the two drinks it always brings up the question – Are they bad …