• Thu, Jul 27, 2017
  • Get plenty of sleep before maiden flight

    Updated: Jul, 26, 201702:13 PM

    The main reason why people continue to smoke is because they are addicted to nicotine.
    Get plenty of sleep before maiden flight
    How do I overcome my cigarette addiction?? — Sanjay K, Pallavanthangal The main reason why people continue to smoke is because they are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine Replacement Therapy will reduce help reduce unpleasant withdrawal  effects, such as mood swings and headaches, which may occur when you stop smoking. It can be bought from pharmacies and some shops. It is also available on prescription from a doctor. It is available in various forms, namely, skin patches, chewing gum, inhalators (which look like plastic cigarettes, tablets, oral strips and lozenges and nasal and mouth spray). However, it is essential to meet a psychiatrist if your attempts go in vain. — P Nilam, CounsellorI am going to travel by plane for the first time. What must I do to ensure I do not fall sick? — Aakansha D, Aminjikarai Carry all necessary medication. If...
  • Eliminating hepatitis should be next focus area Eliminating hepatitis should be next focus area
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201702:06 PM

    The prevalence of HBV infection in India has been estimated to be 4.7%, which makes India an intermediate prevalence country.

  • Swap kidney transplant,  one way to meet demand Swap kidney transplant, one way to meet demand
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201701:59 PM

    Stating that guidelines for the same are yet to be put in place, nephrologists say that SKT is an excellent way forward.

  • Stressed-out kids? Here are the best coping strategies Stressed-out kids? Here are the best coping strategies
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201705:45 AM

    Between homework, schoolwork, exams and test anxiety, post-school activities and bullying, kids can be super stressed out. However, whether a child or teen’s stress is triggered by anxiety about a new...

  • Don’t let your fitness routine dry out in monsoon Don’t let your fitness routine dry out in monsoon
    Updated: Jul, 25, 201706:15 AM

    Fitness is not just a habit, it is a lifestyle; one that requires commitment and dedication so don’t let monsoon dampen your spirits.

  • Anushka swears by yoga Anushka swears by yoga
    Updated: Jul, 25, 201705:45 AM

    A yoga freak, Anushka Shetty can’t stop swearing by the benefits of yoga, and the impact it has had on her life, both on a mental and physical level.

  • A big breakfast daily may help you stay slim A big breakfast daily may help you stay slim
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201711:06 PM

    Want to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline? Make breakfast the largest meal of the day as it may help maintain your body mass index (BMI), researchers say.

  • Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly Tai chi may help prevent falls in elderly
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201701:56 PM

    Tai chi is an ancient Chinese practice focused on flexibility and whole body coordination that promotes harmonised motion in space.

  • Now, Japanese matcha is a health choice Now, Japanese matcha is a health choice
    Updated: Jul, 23, 201702:00 PM

    With Indian consumers getting more aware and conscious of healthy eating, consumption of green tea, gluten-free products or super foods has seen a rise. Matcha, a green tea from Japan, is an...

  • Just a minute's running daily may boost bone health Just a minute's running daily may boost bone health
    Updated: Jul, 22, 201701:47 PM

    Want to improve your bone health? Running -- a high-intensity and weight-bearing physical activity -- for just one to two minutes each day may help you, new research shows.