Wed, Sep 30, 2020

  • Stretch marks are a common annoyance during and post-pregnancy and the easiest and most convenient way of reducing these marks is by following a pregnancy skincare regimen, health experts have said.
    How to manage stretch marks during and post-pregnancy
    Stretch marks often appear on the belly, thighs, breasts, and hips, during their second trimester as during pregnancy the skin undergoes several changes.Along with the appearance of stretch marks, the skin tends to sag and become dry and itchy due to lack of moisture.However, the best part is that with early intervention, these skin changes may fade or disappear after childbirth. Skin tends to change during pregnancy, which means regular skincare routine probably won't be very effective. Hence, understand the nourishment that skin requires during this phase and choose a regimen accordingly, said Dr Prathibha Babshet, Ayurveda expert, R& D, The Himalaya Drug Company.For pregnant mothers, Babshet shared an essential two-step skincare routine for stretch marks during and post-pregnancy.First, massage gently before bedtime: A massage is...
  • Covid phobia disrupts medical checkup of heart patients: Experts Covid phobia disrupts medical checkup of heart patients: Experts

    On World Heart Day, several public health experts raised concern over the dual challenges being faced by patients with cardiovascular disease amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Extracurricular sport in childhood more beneficial for girls Extracurricular sport in childhood more beneficial for girls

    Girls - but not boys - who participate actively in school sports in middle childhood show improved behaviour and attentiveness in early adolescence, say researchers.

  • Ordinary conversation quickly spreads virus droplets inside: Study Ordinary conversation quickly spreads virus droplets inside: Study

    Researchers have found that ordinary conversation creates a conical 'jet-like' airflow that quickly carries a spray of tiny droplets from a speaker's mouth across metres of interior space.

  • Eating dairy products may cut bowel cancer risk: Study Eating dairy products may cut bowel cancer risk: Study

    Eating dairy products may reduce bowel cancer risk, but there's no evidence that garlic or onions, fish, tea or coffee protect against the disease, say researchers.

  • Acid reflux medicines may raise diabetes risk: Study Acid reflux medicines may raise diabetes risk: Study

    According to the researchers, participants were also asked whether they had used PPIs regularly in the preceding 2 years: regular use was defined as 2 or more times a week.

  • Covid-19 may deteriorate men's testosterone levels: Study Covid-19 may deteriorate men's testosterone levels: Study

    The cohort study was divided into three groups: asymptomatic patients (46), symptomatic patients who were hospitalized in the internal medicine unit (IMU) (29), and patients who were hospitalized in...

  • Clinical trial of Ayurvedic remedy for Covid-19 shows groundbreaking results Clinical trial of Ayurvedic remedy for Covid-19 shows groundbreaking results

    A groundbreaking interim report on a clinical trial being conducted in three hospitals has shown that Covid-19 patients on natural treatment are resolving most symptoms earlier than those on...

  • Common breathing test comes up short on accuracy: Study Common breathing test comes up short on accuracy: Study

    Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found that a routine test used to monitor patients' breathing may be unreliable and may put them at risk.

  • Heart disease in teenagers linked to diabetes exposure in womb Heart disease in teenagers linked to diabetes exposure in womb

    In a major study, researchers have revealed that heart disease in young adults and teenagers may be related to exposure to diabetes in the womb.