The Mantra to lose Ms. Weight

December 13, 2018

Hello friends! I am Ms. Weight; I step into your life when you think 'I am hungry, let me have a cheeseburger,' and be an uninvited guest who never leaves you. After you acknowledge my presence, you start dreaming of losing me; but I wont leave you if you shoo-me-off lying down on your couch. A

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Hi everyone! My name is Mr. Joint and I help you perform daily activities like walking, jumping in joy, climbing the stairs, clapping your hands, turning around to wave at your friend or running to the washroom. I allow the movement of various parts of your body, to a predetermined extent in eac

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SAD- Let's catch them, Young.

December 12, 2018

Swapna, a 23-year-old software programmer who recently moved to Hyderabad, found that she often feels distressed and gets anxious in social situations and has a fear of being judged by others. This fear, anxiety, self-consciousness, and embarrassment experienced during daily interactions is called

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Osteoporosis is characterized by an abnormally low bone mass and defect in bone structure. This makes the bone unusually fragile and at greater risk of fracture. 50 million people in India are either osteoporotic or have low bone mass. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men above the

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Did you know the human mouth harbours over 700 different strains of bacteria? While some bacteria are beneficial, others can cause tooth decay and gum disease. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene right from a young age to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Not just that, poor oral hygie

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Acne or breakout happens when your hair follicles get blocked with oil, dirt and dead skin cells. It often leads to whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. These annoying bumps generally appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back and shoulders. Acne affects people of all age groups but is most comm

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Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes rapid growth of flakey/scaly lesions and patches on the skin. These scales may typically develop anywhere on the body but are more commonly found on the extensor aspects of hands, feet, scalp or face. There is no cure for Psoriasis, but it

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How to identify a Ganglion Cyst? If you notice one or more small, round/oval lumps near the joints of your hands & legs like wrist, ankle, knee etc., it could be Ganglion Cyst. They can range from the size of a pea to that of a golf ball. Are they painful? Usually, the cysts are painle

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Did you know that Antibiotics do not work against viral infections like cold and flu and misuse of Antibiotics is leading to Antibiotic resistance throughout the world? Antibiotics are medicines prescribed by doctors to treat bacterial infections. They are used for simple bacterial infections lik

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Hives are transient red swellings on the skin that often itch. It can appear on any part of the skin, varying in size from as small as a pen tip to as large as a dinner plate. A hive often goes away in less than 24 hours. New hives may appear as old ones fade, so hives may last for a few days or

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Gout is a form of Arthritis. It is caused by the deposition of Uric acid in a joint. Uric acid crystal deposits cause inflammation of the joint leading to pain, redness, heat, and swelling. It is so prevalent in India that according to a study, by 2025, India will become the capital of Osteoarth

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There is just so much information on Diabetes everywhere-the internet, your relatives, friends or even the neighbours. Are you beginning to believe you will never know enough? Keep calm. It's simpler than you think. Here are 9 absolute must-know facts about Diabetes. Must read about - Al

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1. It is a skin condition. Folliculitis is very common and can affect the skin anywhere the hair grows. It is most likely to occur on the thighs, buttocks, neck, armpit or even scalp. Basically, places where friction is common. Hair follicles are tiny pockets from which the hair grows. Foll

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Vitamin B12 also called Cobalamin is a water-soluble vitamin. It is one of the rare Vitamins that is not synthesised in the human body. However, it plays a key role in the normal functioning of the nervous system and the formation of the red blood cells. What puts me at risk of a B12 deficiency

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I live in a suburban area of Hyderabad. The Hyderabad rains are both a relief in the summer, and a problem. In their wake, they often leave several waterlogged potholes and open drains. My story starts the week after the torrential rain had subsided and the city was springing back to normal life.

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How I found out that it isn't just a feeling in my head. Having been a part of the corporate world for almost 10 years, I have one confession to make: Stress is real. Stress is this strange state of emotional tension with constant feelings of worry, confusion and anxiety. The last 5 years h

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The Monsoon is now just a few weeks away. Along with the torrential rain will come the silent attacks of the female Anopheles mosquito. One of the deadliest disease without a vaccine, Malaria, comes without a warning. A single bite leaves the parasite Plasmodium in the victims blood. The parasite

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Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carry the air to the lungs. This leads to a build-up of mucus, leading to a cough and shortness of breath. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic Acute bronchitis typically lasts less than 10 days, but the coughing can continue for seve

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Cellulitis is a common skin infection caused by bacteria like Streptococcus, Staphylococcus etc. In fact, there is an increasing number of cases of a staphylococcus infection called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which is quite serious. Here are 9 most frequently asked qu

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You wake up with that familiar sickening feeling. Your throat feels dry and hurts. Even swallowing water feels like a task. You know it's the dreaded Pharyngitis or commonly called 'a sore throat'. It is caused by the inflammation of the pharynx, which is in the back of the throat. It is also chara

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  Dry skin is a common condition. It can occur at any age and the reasons are many. Extremely dry skin can be a warning sign of a skin problem called DERMATITIS . Medically, this is also known as XEROSIS (ze-ROW-sis). Typically, Dermatitis is a reaction in which skin becomes reddened,

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Facial Palsy is also known as Bell's Palsy that is caused by the weakness of the facial muscles. This leads to a drooping face. It is believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the facial nerve. The facial nerve controls the muscles of expression on the face. Most of the times, Bell

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An inflammation of the Pancreas accompanied by shooting pain- Acute Pancreatitis leaves the patient writhing in discomfort. It usually lasts for a few days and ranges from mild discomfort to a severe, life-threatening illness. Most people with acute pancreatitis recover completely after getting

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Erectile Dysfunction is every man's nightmare. While many have been there, few ever seek treatment. Typically a man with erectile dysfunction, or impotence as it is commonly called, has trouble getting or holding up a penile erection firm enough for satisfactory sexual intercourse, even when he is

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1. What is Somatoform Disorder? The Somatoform Disorder is a form of mental illness. Also known as the Somatic symptom disorder (SSD), it causes one or more bodily symptoms including pain. The symptoms may or may not be traceable to a physical cause including general medical conditions, other

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So what causes dry skin? Are there different types of dry skin? What are the risk factors? Is there a permanent remedy for dry skin really? Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons. For one, you might have naturally

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Heat can be silently dangerous for your health. It is important to take necessary precautions and care. Here are 5 must-knows to take care of your health in the heat. 1. Stay hydrated and protect yourself: Drink water frequently and don't let it reach a point of thirst. Almost 1 cup

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So what is sinusitis? Who is most likely to be affected? What causes it? How do you recognise the symptoms? And what treatment options can you take to resolve it? Some quick facts on sinusitis Sinusitis is a common inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, the cavities that produce mucus neces

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When the appendix is inflamed, it causes appendicitis. It is a medical emergency and almost always requires an immediate surgery where the appendix is removed. If left untreated, the inflamed appendix may eventually burst or perforate causing the spreading of infection to the abdominal cavity.

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Dandruff is a common scalp condition in which small pieces of dry skin flake off, making your scalp itchy. It can happen to anyone at any age but is not common in children. It tends to be seasonal and is usually most severe during winters and mildest during summers. Dandruff is not dangerous, do

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Running has gone from being a niche passion to a more popular way to stay fit for all. But while runners enjoy clocking miles or exploring new tracks, it is very important to do it right. Here are 5 things to remember while you go for a run. 1. Start by fueling up your body! Before goi

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We all know it. Some of us have spent fateful hours dealing with it. Food poisoning is common and often leaves you clueless about what caused it. It comes without a warning and is caused by contaminated or toxic food. It is characterised by long, exhausting visits to the bathroom. Here are twel

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Hangovers are only part of the problem. Regular alcohol consumers tend to eat poorly, thereby limiting the supply of essential nutrients. This affects both the energy supply and the structure of your cells. Also, it interferes with your nutritional processes like digestion, storage, and utilization

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