As air quality remains in 'very poor' category post-Diwali, causing people to experience breathlessness and other respiratory problems, here are a few tips to protect yourself and your family from pollution. A day after Diwali celebrations, the air quality in Ludhiana - and its surroundings, continues to remain in ‘very poor’ levels due to emission from firecrackers and stubble burning in adjoining areas of the city. While rising levels of pollutants are causing serious healt
What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormone disorder that affects 5%-10% of women. Like all syndromes, PCOS is a collection of problems that are found together. Not all women with PCOS have all the same symptoms.
To be diagnosed with PCOS, a woman must have 2 of 3 possible issues: 1. Chronic lack of ovulation (anovulation) 2. Chronic high testosterone (hormone) levels (hyperandrogenism), and 3. Ovaries that have multiple small cysts containing eggs (polycysti
Monsoon brings with itself the promise of rain, new life, and an escape from the heat and humidity of summer. However, it is not just humans who love the rainy season. Plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses enjoy it just as much. As a result, while we might love taking a walk in the rain, diving into a puddle in the field, or just enjoying a freshly cut fruit on the road, it certainly isn’t entirely harmless. For you to stay safe and enjoy the rains to the fullest, we prepare
Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) affects central nervous system, mostly in children and young adults. It starts with high fever, then hampers neurological functions causing mental disorientation, seizure, confusion, delirium, coma. Currently, the state of Bihar is seeing an outbreak of the deadly neurological disease, which has claimed lives of at least 113 children in Muzaffarpur and the adjoining districts. And over 200 children in the state have been admitted to hospital
Australian, London Olympics medallist rower, Sarah Tait has died after a battle with cervical cancer - she was 33. She is survived by her senior national coach husband Bill and two children. Sadly, the HPV vaccine she had when she was younger didn’t save her and neither did the chemotherapy. Remember, studies have shown that Gardasil (the HPV vaccine)can make women MORE likely to get the high risk strains of HPV that lead to the deadly cancer, than women who’ve received no va