Health  /  Published 23.02.22

You don’t need to join a gym to be healthy

I cannot afford gym fees. Also, the gym is far from my house. I want to make a habit of exercising regularly. It is not essential to join a gym to be healthy, though the companionship and motivation ...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 22.12.21

Itch fighters’ guide

My skin is dry and cracked. It itches, and sometimes I scratch so hard that it bleeds. Dry skin can be familial or due to medical conditions such as ichthyosis , psoriasis, underactive thyroid or age...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 04.08.21

Soothe me, says the itch

Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, affects 25 per cent of the children in India. Many develop it in infancy or early childhood. Red and itchy discoloured areas may develop on the cheeks, the inner aspect o...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Health  /  Published 29.05.19

How much is too much?

Q I feel my husband drinks too much, but he feels it is “all under control”.Your husband is drinking too much if:He craves a drink and then finds excuses to have a fewHe is drinking more than he u...
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