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Feeling the heat? Here are some ways to beat it.

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May, 2018

Feeling the heat? Here are some ways to beat it.

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Summer season in India starts around March and goes on until June. Summer is the most difficult season in India as the temperature touches 40 and even goes beyond that. This unbearable heat leads to a lot of summer illnesses like – heat strokes, sun headaches, epistaxis (nose bleeding), dehydration, mosquito-borne diseases etc. There really is no respite to it but all we can do is take preventive measures to keep ourselves fairly unaffected by the heat and its repercussions. Here are some ways to keep yourself healthy and going: Clothing […]

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Factors to Consider While Buying Health Insurance for Your Parents

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Apr, 2018

Factors to Consider While Buying Health Insurance for Your Parents

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Healthcare is becoming increasingly unaffordable owing to the rising cost of treatment in the recent years. Take the story of, Ramesh Sharma who retired two years back. While Ramesh had saved a lot in terms bonds, deposits, shares and accumulated wealth to support his lifestyle, but the dynamics got affected when he had to go through angioplasty. He was forced to pay a hefty bill from his pocket since he did not invest in a health insurance and always thought it was a waste of time to invest in it […]

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ORGAN DONATION IN INDIA

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Aug, 2017

ORGAN DONATION IN INDIA

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The need for organ has gone up substantially all over the world. India too suffers from acute organ shortage with little to no solution for this issue. It is estimated that every year 1.5 lakh people suffer from renal failure out of which only 3000 people get donors. Similarly, every year around 2 lakh people die of liver failure or cancer and rarely get any help in the form of organ donors. It is the same for heart patients, for every 50,000 heart attack patients there are only 15 hearts […]

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Benefits of Breastfeeding – World Breastfeeding Week

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Aug, 2017

Benefits of Breastfeeding – World Breastfeeding Week

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On August 1st 1990 at a WHO/Unicef meeting, the members unanimously decided to declare the first week of August as breastfeeding week to promote, and to educate people about the benefits of breastfeeding and to choose mother’s milk over formula whenever possible. In its 27th year, the campaign aims to promote policies that will encourage women and make it easier for them to breastfeed everywhere. On this occasion, we also thought of jotting down some advantages of breastfeeding and why it should always be given a preference over supplement or […]

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Insurance becomes mandatory for ECR passport holders

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Jul, 2017

Insurance becomes mandatory for ECR passport holders

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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has made it mandatory for all ECR category passport holders to obtain an insurance cover for at least 2-3 years while looking out for work opportunities in 18 countries that have been notified by India. This rule, which will be put in place by 1st August 2017, has been put forward under the Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana 2017. The MEA notification states that every Indian applying for clearance from the concerned Protector of Emigrants (PoE) is required to obtain an insurance policy for a […]

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Obesity – How does it affect the body?

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Jul, 2017

Obesity – How does it affect the body?

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Obesity is a medical condition in which the body accumulates excessive body fat that remains stagnant, so much so that it has a negative effect on the body. Obesity is becoming a concern as the cases of obesity have doubled not only in kids but in adults as well, leading to life-threatening diseases and even death. The main cause of obesity is the imbalance between calories consumed and calories burnt. Lack of physical activity and consuming food high in fat is one of the main reasons that leads to obesity […]

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