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It’s the genes!

Reena always felt tired, no matter how well she slept. Weight had started creeping up despite her practically ...

Speedy girls

I successfully defended my PhD in New Zealand last month. My PhD was a novel study and one of the first to inv...
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Social distancing might be safe, but it comes at a cost

After a fight between siblings after a fight. A tight hug between friends when they meet after a long time. A ...

The shot that you need

The government has decided a massive immunisation rollout against the pandemic- causing coronavirus. Earlier, ...

Signs of dehydration

It has become very hot, so I feel worried about dehydration. What symptoms should I look out for? Dehydration...

Discover the benefits of pedaling

There are many benefits to cycling, especially if you can do it on open fields. Let’s look at the advant...

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Health  /  Published 25.02.21

Five warm-up mistakes to avoid

1. Skipping warm-up totally Skipping a warm-up may be tempting, but don’t do it. A warm-up will raise the body temperature via an increase in your heart rate and blood pressure and loosen tissu...
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Health  /  Published 24.02.21

Antivirals for cold sores

I get blisters in the same place at the angle of my mouth 2-3 times a year. They are painful and take more than a week to heal. It looks like you have cold sores. These are infections caused by the H...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 24.02.21

Find your fitness fit

People who have never tried intense interval training might be surprised to find that the workouts can be more appealing than they anticipate, according to a new study of people’s emotional reac...
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Health  /  Published 24.02.21

Mothers will be Mothers

It is impossible for doctors to remember the details of all the patients they see during a day. Yet, some patients stand out. In my case, it was a young woman with schizophrenia, a severe mental illne...
By Dr Debanjan Banerjee in

Health  /  Published 18.02.21

No rush for brush hour

The right time to brush your teeth is after dinner? Yes and no. Some foods that are high on carbohydrates and sugars, such as soda, bread or cookies, cause certain bacteria in your mouth that can att...
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Health  /  Published 18.02.21

Teen challenge

With increased dependence on technology, no avenue for outdoor activity and a typical teenage tendency to revolt against anything regimented, physical fitness is the last thing on the mind of a teenag...
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Health  /  Published 17.02.21

The story of raising hair

Looking into a mirror and realising that you are losing hair is depressing at any age. The density of hair might become less all over the head or it may begin to thin at the front, sides and crown (ma...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 17.02.21

Time your workout right

Is it better for our bodies to work out at certain times of day? A new study of exercise timing and metabolic health suggests that, at least for some people, the answer is a qualified yes. The study, ...
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Health  /  Published 11.02.21

Welcome the body neutral

Body positivity is everywhere, along with self love and self care. Before that we had body negativity, which never actually went away. It’s a fundamental state with many of us, not cured by body...
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Health  /  Published 11.02.21

Special benefits of weight loss for women after 50

Losing excess weight is good at any age. But dropping a few kilos after 50 may be especially beneficial because of several reasons, especially for women: 1. Lower risk of dementia Obesity at 50 was ...
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