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5 Awesome DIY Drinks You Should Have For A Healthy Liver

5 Awesome DIY Drinks You Should Have For A Healthy Liver

Contributed by: Prityaish Srivastava Did you know? The liver is the second largest organ and the largest gland The liver aids in detoxification It stores essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, D, E, K, B12, iron &  copper The liver performs more than 500 functions Introduction The liver is an approximately 1.3-kilogram organ.  It is located in the upper right corner of the abdomen – on top of the stomach and below the diaphragm. The gland performs 24 hours, carrying out more than 200 crucial functions simultaneously to keep you healthy.  Some of these essential functions include: Producing…
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9 Supercharged Fat-Burning Foods That’ll Help You Lose Weight

9 Supercharged Fat-Burning Foods That’ll Help You Lose Weight

Contributed by: Rachana Arya Introduction If you’ve been attempting to lose weight healthily but haven’t seen results, despite committing to an exercise routine, it might be time to assess your eating habits. Heavily processed foods might make it harder to sustain a regular weight loss, while high-fibre foods are some of the finest foods for weight loss. Fibrous meals are frequently lower in calories, and therefore help you stay full after a meal. According to research, the more dietary fibre one consumes on a daily basis, the better able they are to fight “abdominal fat accumulation.” In this blog, we…
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Investors search for safe havens as Omicron takes hold in Asia

Investors search for safe havens as Omicron takes hold in Asia

The threat of the omicron variant is becoming real for many of Asia’s biggest countries just as it looks set to subside in some Western nations, and that’s complicating investors’ search for winning share bets in the region. The problem is that Asian governments are carrying out widely diverging coronavirus policies, with strategies ranging from China’s pursuit of Covid Zero to Australia’s move to live with the virus, and almost everything in between. The speed of vaccinations and the strength of health-care systems also vary greatly in the region. It’s another example of how Covid is forcing investors to face…
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Stretched to breaking point, say govt hospital doctors in Delhi, call for better quarantine

Stretched to breaking point, say govt hospital doctors in Delhi, call for better quarantine

New Delhi: Doctors in the national capital’s government hospitals are being stretched to a breaking point as they face a severe manpower crunch amid the raging third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking to ThePrint, several doctors said the shortage happened primarily due to the  delay in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2021 counselling. But the crisis was aggravated by the explosion in Covid infections among a large number of government doctors. This has severely stretched the remaining doctors at these hospitals, who are struggling to fill in for their sick colleagues while awaiting the new batch…
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Achieving COVID-19 vaccine equity is a long road. Overcoming hesitancy is the first step

Achieving COVID-19 vaccine equity is a long road. Overcoming hesitancy is the first step

It still feels like a medical miracle: scientists worldwide have developed not one but multiple vaccines against the coronavirus in record time. It gave our world the hope of rapidly containing a pandemic that has killed millions, damaged our global economy, and most hurt those who could least afford it. And yet, our world could still snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The reason is a two-pronged vaccine hesitancy. Firstly, and most obviously is among the public, where people doubt the achievements of science and delay getting vaccinated themselves (even though many of them are not outright vaccine refusers). The second…
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Skin rashes not very common among Covid patients, at least in India, Delhi study shows

Skin rashes not very common among Covid patients, at least in India, Delhi study shows

New Delhi: Skin rashes are not very common among Covid-19 patients, at least in India, and may have been overestimated in previous studies that linked dermatological conditions with viral infections, according to a study conducted by doctors from Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences.  The peer-reviewed study — titled ‘Paucity of cutaneous manifestations of Covid-19 among inpatients in a referral hospital in India’ — was accepted for publication in the JAAD International, an official publication of the American Academy of Dermatology, on 6 January. Previous studies from across the world have suggested that patients…
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The Yogic & Ayurvedic Way Of Managing Thyroid Disorders

The Yogic & Ayurvedic Way Of Managing Thyroid Disorders

Contributed by: Priyaish Srivastava Introduction Thyroid disorders are common in India, mostly affecting women.  Some research studies suggest that around 42 million Indians suffer from thyroid complications, hypothyroidism being the most common one. Although there is no specific data available for why women are more susceptible to thyroid disorders, some studies suggest that it is due to the hormonal changes in their bodies. Managing thyroid disorders is not that difficult, and you can even minimize the risk of getting affected by it.  According to studies, yoga and having herbal foods are some proven and effective ways to manage thyroid diseases. …
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Thyroid Consciousness Month: Debunking 9 Myths About Thyroid Disease

Thyroid Consciousness Month: Debunking 9 Myths About Thyroid Disease

Contributed by: Rachana Arya Introduction Thyroid disorders strike an estimated 42 million people in India. These are significant numbers. But despite its huge health impact, the butterfly-shaped endocrine gland remains one of the most misunderstood parts of the body. In fact, there are numerous myths and misinformation surrounding thyroid disease which leads to confusion about how to recognize the disease. So it’s no surprise that people delay the diagnosis and treatment of the condition. January is observed as a thyroid awareness month. It aims to create awareness about the dangers of thyroid diseases and also highlights the prevention, treatment, symptoms…
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Omicron is driving 3rd wave, but don’t use other countries’ data for Indian trends: CCMB chief

Omicron is driving 3rd wave, but don’t use other countries’ data for Indian trends: CCMB chief

Hyderabad: The Omicron variant has been driving the current third wave of Covid-19 infections, but data should not be extrapolated from other countries to explain trends in India, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) director Vinay K. Nandicoori has said. In an interview to ThePrint, the chief of the Hyderabad-based institute, under the Council of Scientific And Industrial Research (CSIR), said data extrapolation would not be effective as it reacts differently from one population to another.  A lot of factors — such as population, infection rate and the number of people vaccinated — are different in every country, Nandicoori…
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India can handle 10-20 lakh cases daily, govt estimates based on Omicron hospitalisation trend

India can handle 10-20 lakh cases daily, govt estimates based on Omicron hospitalisation trend

New Delhi: As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus progresses through the country — possibly replacing other variants — India is equipped to handle anywhere between 10 lakh and 20 lakh daily cases depending on hospitalisation numbers, according to top government sources.  The country reported 2,47,417 new cases in the 24 hours preceding Thursday, with the test positivity rate standing at 13.11 per cent.  A senior official associated very closely with pandemic management told ThePrint that going by the international experience of Omicron, it is possible that the number of Covid cases requiring hospitalisation may dip even lower than the…
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