Act FAST: signs and symptoms of stroke

Stroke is an emergency and kills…knowing the warning signs can help save a life. Stroke (or brain attack) is a medical emergency or a serious life-threatening condition that happens when there is a reduced blood flow to the brain. When a stroke occurs, the brain is unable to receive enough nutrients and oxygen which may cause brain cells to die. Stroke can lead to enormous physical damage (difficulty in movement, speech difficulty and memory loss). What can cause stroke? Atherosclerosis (narr...
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Berry Berry Healthy: Quick Recipes for Fruit Desserts

The healthy food pyramid, considered to be an ideal breakup of our recommended nutrition, gives fresh fruits great importance. After all, these bounties of nature come packed with essential nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals, and help prevent and regulate a variety of diseases such as cardiovascular and stroke problems, diabetes, kidney stones, bone damage, birth defects and other chronic diseases, as well as ensuring that you stay in the pink of health. Every one of us should be co...
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How can headphones damage your hearing?

Technology has been changing our lives since ages. Headphones and earphones that go over our ears are the two most common gadgets people use in their daily lives. Listening via headphones with loud sound for longer periods thrills but could impose many potential health risks. How do headphones harm hearing? The ear consists of three parts which work together to help us hear and maintain the balance of the body. These three parts are called outer ear, middle ear, and inner ear. The cochlea, a ...
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Artificial sugar sweeteners: How safe are they?

Artificial sugar sweeteners are chemical substances with low or zero calories. They are used to sweeten the foods and beverages instead of sugars. Nowadays, they are widely used in many food items like desserts, soft drinks, and ready-to-eat meals, chewing gums, cakes, and fruit juices. Artificial sweeteners are widely used as they give sweetness of sugar without any calories. People who are on a weight-loss diet or those who have diabetes prefer to have synthetic sweet substitutes instead of s...
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How to get prepared for external radiotherapy

External radiation therapy is gaining recognition as an effective cancer treatment. Radiotherapy is a method of directing high energy radiations or x-rays into the body to treat cancers. Radiation oncologists use these x-rays to destroy the cancer cells, to control the growth of cancer and relieve painful symptoms. The x-ray beams generated outside the patient body are directly targeted to the tumor site from a treatment machine. This reduces the harmful effects of radiation on healthy cells and...
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Help guide to deal with insomnia

Insomnia is an increasing problem around the globe, and it is estimated that 30-50% of people are suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes an individual have trouble sleeping. Individuals who have insomnia can have one or more below listed symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep Waking up too early in the morning Feeling tired upon waking As a result, they may have poor quality sleep and ...
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Five dental care tips you must teach your children

One of the first things you notice about a person is their smile. A sparkling smile with clean teeth can work wonders to make a good first impression, while decaying discolored teeth can put off a person and hamper your social skills. While it is important to ensure that you maintain oral hygiene to keep up your appearance, it is also equally essential from the standpoint of importance of health and hygiene. Just like all other habits, good oral health habits are best taught to children at a yo...
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Vegetarian diet and vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 is one of the most important water-soluble vitamins and is necessary for the formation of red blood cells, brain cells, and nerve cells. It plays a crucial role in growth, function and division of cells in the body. Vitamin B12 deficiency is very common and increasing problem nowadays in India. Symptoms and complications of vitamin B12 deficiency include: Fatigue Shortness of breath Irregular heartbeat Tingling in fingertips Sore mouth Menstrual irregularities Anemia ...
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Tummy cramps

Tummy cramps are often referred to the pain that is observed in stomach and abdomen regions of the body. The pain associated with tummy cramps does not last long but can be managed if treated promptly. Here, we have come up to discuss the causes and tips to ease cramps in the tummy. What causes tummy cramps? Tummy cramps is usually not a serious condition. However, the potential causes of tummy cramps may vary from mild food poisoning to severe inflammatory bowel’s disease. Most common causes ...
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Strategies to cope with chronic pain

Chronic pain is a persistent pain that lasts for a long time (from weeks to months). Chronic pain is an invisible illness and can occur anywhere in the body. Chronic pain can arise due to a simple problem like bad postures to a complicated disease like arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis and others. Here are few relief strategies for chronic pain sufferers. Distraction: Distracting yourself from the source of pain is the first step to overcoming the pain. Distraction techniques take off your...
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