• What should a diabetic keep in mind when having pumpkin?
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    What should a diabetic keep in mind when having pumpkin?

    Diabetes, a condition caused by insufficient insulin in the blood or lack of proper movement of the same, has today become increasingly common in people of all age groups. It is one of the most common disorders that is caused due to a sedentary lifestyle and wrong food choices, said Preety Tyagi, lead health coach, nutritionist and founder, MY22BMI. “A diabetes patient has to be mindful of what they choose to eat to keep their blood sugar level under check. Uncontrolled levels can have an adverse effect on their health, especially heart, kidneys, and eyes,” she said. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price As…

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    World Blood Donor Day 2022: Expert shares health benefits of donating blood

    World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14 every year to raise global awareness about the need for safe blood and blood products, and express gratitude to voluntary, unpaid blood donors “for their life-saving gifts of blood”, World Health Organisation (WHO) stated. Donating blood can not just be beneficial and life-saving for recipients but also the donors, said Dr Sumol Ratna, MD, Medicine, Assistant Professor, Noida International Institute of Medical Sciences. He added, “Donating blood provides numerous health advantages.” Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price Here are a few health benefits of donating blood, according to the expert. Best of Express Premium Premium…

  • Six simple steps to mental health management
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    Six simple steps to mental health management

    Even as the comforts and luxuries of everyday living are more now than ever before, an increasing number of people are talking about discontent, stress and loneliness. Caught in a whirlwind of personal commitments and unrelenting deadlines, what often gets relegated to the backburner of our priorities is our own self. A self-care routine is important because stressors may change form and context but will never go out of your life. And the sooner we accept this reality and gear ourselves up to face it, the better we will be. Self-care is not a luxury, it is a priority if you do not want to be overwhelmed by life, feel…

  • Why you mustn’t ignore symptoms like bloating, constipation, heartburn
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    Why you mustn’t ignore symptoms like bloating, constipation, heartburn

    Do you often feel bloated, and also have symptoms such as diarrohea, constipation, abdominal pain, or incomplete excretion? Then, you need to consult an expert on an immediate basis as these symptoms can be suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), said Dr Roy Patankar, gastroenterologist and director, Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price “This condition can take a toll on you, making it harder to carry out daily activities with ease. Seek timely medical attention; ignoring it is a strict no-no,” said Dr Patankar. What is IBS? Best of Express Premium Premium Premium Premium Premium IBS is a common…

  • Five simple ways to reduce bloating quickly
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    Five simple ways to reduce bloating quickly

    We are all familiar with the uncomfortable feeling of being bloated. It makes some people cranky and they lose interest in food as well. But what causes it? According to nutritionist and chef Ishti Saluja, when your abdomen feels stretched, tight and generally uncomfortable, it is usually bloating. Buy Now | Our best subscription plan now has a special price “Bloating is caused by many different things: constipation, excess wind, food intolerance, swallowing too much air while eating, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome. It occurs because of the accumulation of gas in the abdomen; gas formation is completely natural, but if trapped inside for too long, it causes bloating. This…

  • Watch your child for addiction; it can cause cancer
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    Watch your child for addiction; it can cause cancer

    This is one cancer story that no parent would like to hear about but for Dr Raj Nagarkar, managing director and surgical oncologist at HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, Nashik, it has been an eye-opener on how deadly tobacco consumption can be. A ten-year-old boy from Nashik, who picked up the habit of consuming tobacco from his father’s leftover gutka packets, developed cancer after a month of use and died within four years of diagnosis despite best efforts. Dr Nagarkar, who has performed more than 45,000 cancer surgeries in the last 20 years and operates on at least 250 cancer patients every month, was aghast when a cancer survivor (a woman…