Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

Dear parents, watch out for these 9 signs that indicate your kid needs an eye test

With the proliferation of screens in our lives – phone screen, tablets, Kindles, computers – television isn’t the only source of eye strain for kids and adults. But, unlike in case of adults, it is harder to gauge when children develop vision issues. “More often than not, vision problems go unnoticed until children begin school,” said associate professor of Ophthalmology Marcela Frazier, “Children grow up naturally adapting to vision issues, so when they get into school and start reading and learning, that is when parents and teachers begin to notice…

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Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. That it is a significant problem in India is evident from the statistics: The sales of anti-asthma medicines in India went up 43% over the past four years, shows market data, with 2016 marking a 15% growth in anti-asthma prescriptions across children and adults. Despite the statistics, there are ways to prevent asthma and certain things can help you cope better. Here’s a round-up of research…

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Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

Household items that should be cleaned DAILY!

What are the daily chores that you consider mandatory when it comes to basic hygiene? Vacuuming the floor, washing your utensils and dusting the furniture. Well, if your list looks similar to this, you are ignoring some important areas, which, if left ignored can make you and your family seriously ill. We have listed few such household items that need attention, on a daily basis (along with a few others that SHOULD be cleaned in a week or at least once in 15 days). (Image: Shutterstock) Microwave: Often used to…

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Feeling hassled and unable to cope? Here are 5 apps that will relieve stress

Feeling hassled and unable to cope? Here are 5 apps that will relieve stress

There has been a lot written about the ill effects of stress. It is inescapable and it can damage your body. Over a period of time, it can increase risk of cardiovascular disease, can lead to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in your child, and can even be infectious. ) Just Rain: As anyone who has slept soundly to the sound of rainfall will tell you, it is one of the most soothing experiences. But since it can’t rain through the year, the app Just Rain allows you to simulate its noise and visuals….

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Researchers create a smart underwear that prevents lower back pain

Researchers create a smart underwear that prevents lower back pain

Engineers in the US have designed a smart, mechanised undergarment that may help prevent lower back pain by reducing muscle fatigue. While solutions for back pain are aplenty, most of them have at least one of three problems — they are unproven, unworkable or just plain unattractive. “People are often trying to capitalise on a huge societal problem with devices that are unproven or unviable,” said co-investigator Aaron Yang from Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee, US. “This smart clothing concept is different. I see a lot of health…

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7 breakfast mistakes that are making you fat

7 breakfast mistakes that are making you fat

How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of your day? While you might be aware that skipping breakfast could lead to weight gain, small mistakes you make every morning while preparing your breakfast could also prove to be counter productive for your weight loss regimen. If you’re trying to lose weight within a certain time span, avoid these seven breakfast mistakes. 1. You have flavoured yogurt One of the latest weight loss fads in India are a wide range of expensive, imported yogurt brands that are…

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6 Ways To Improve Your Body Confidence That Aren’t Exercise

6 Ways To Improve Your Body Confidence That Aren’t Exercise

If you’d like to build a better body Coach is, of course, here to help – but we’d never want that help to turn into a hindrance and make you feel bad about your body. Something that’s not said nearly enough is that low body confidence can have a negative impact on your health, work and relationships, and the most effective solutions have nothing to do with changing your body shape. We asked Dr Luke James, medical director at Bupa UK Health Clinics, to explain how simple lifestyle changes can go a…

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Interesting Facts About IIT That Will Make You Fall in Love with The Institution

Interesting Facts About IIT That Will Make You Fall in Love with The Institution

Studying in an IIT is a dream for many. From putting in the best of the efforts to finding the finest coaching institute that uses excellent teaching methodologies including mock tests, helping the students easily apply for JEE online, online studying options like Aakash iTutorand providing them with the required study material, students do it all to get a step closer to their dream of studying in an IIT. Rated as the best tech institute of the country, IIT is the hub for toppers and is equipped with the best…

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How to Get Small Waist Through Yoga: 5 Effective Poses that Will Help

How to Get Small Waist Through Yoga: 5 Effective Poses that Will Help

Are you trying to fit into your favourite pair of jeans and failing ridiculously because of the few extra inches that you have gained around the waist? Can you see the fat bulging out of your body? Annoying, isn’t it? We all hate our waists turning into big portions of flab. No matter how much you cut down on your food intake, you may not get a smaller waist until you put an extra effort. Yoga has long been associated with slow yet effective weight loss. Yoga combined with a…

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Apple just bought a company that tracks your sleep

Apple just bought a company that tracks your sleep

Beddit Apple has made a move to get in bed with you. The iPhone maker has acquired Beddit, a startup that makes a sleep sensor. Beddit notified customers on Monday of the acquisition, alerting them that their data will now be collected in accordance with Apple’s privacy policy. CNBC first spotted the update to the Beddit’s webpage. Apple didn’t immediately return a request for comment. The company sells Beddit’s sleep monitor for $150 in its store. Beddit’s sensor looks like a thin rectangular pad that users place between their sheets. Working with a corresponding…

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