6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

6 things to see your pharmacist for (if you can’t get a GP appointment)

Pharmacists working in high street pharmacies are highly-trained health professionals, who can help with lots of health-related matters as well as supply medicines. A new public health campaign is urging people to consult a pharmacist first for minor illnesses, such as sore throats, coughs and colds, instead of booking a GP appointment, which is estimated to cost the NHS £31. The Stay Well campaignaims to reduce the number of unnecessary doctor and hospital visits, which are estimated to cost the NHS £850 million per year. Here are a few things your…

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Should you breastfeed or give formula to your premature baby? Here’s what WHO recommends

Should you breastfeed or give formula to your premature baby? Here’s what WHO recommends

Babies, even those who are premature, underweight or sickly, should be exclusively breastfed, from the maternity ward and ideally for two years, UN agencies said on Wednesday. Hospitals and health facilities must support mothers in breastfeeding right after delivery and not promote use of infant formula unless there is a medical reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “This initiative is really about the first few days of life, it’s about what happens in our birthing facilities. ..It is a critical juncture to make sure…

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Is your child feeling bogged down by academic pressure or social anxiety? Yoga at school will help

Is your child feeling bogged down by academic pressure or social anxiety? Yoga at school will help

Yoga and mindfulness activities at school can help improve emotional health of children with anxiety, according to a study. Researchers at Tulane University worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing supplementary support. Third graders, who were screened for symptoms of anxiety at the beginning of the school year, were randomly assigned to two groups. A control group of 32 students received care as usual, which included counseling and other activities led by a school social…

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This Chinese therapy with ice can relieve all your pains

This Chinese therapy with ice can relieve all your pains

​Chinese therapy to relieve all your pains   We often do not bother about every day pains that are too teeny-weeny to see a doctor. That’s where we go wrong. We will not even realize when these pains may grow to become lifelong troubles. But here’s a good news. To keep them at bay, you do not need to visit a doctor. Here we bring you a no-cost, simple and effective Chinese therapy to deal with all such kinds of problems. According to Chinese medicine, the spot on your neck…

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Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

There are a few things that adversely affect your looks like stress. From premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and puffy eyes to dark circles, stress can lead to or aggravate a large number of beauty problems. “Living under constant stress is like leaving a soft rubber pipe under the sun to dry. Two of the most common skin problems that I see very young people struggling with these days is premature ageing and uneven skin tone. This is often a direct outcome of not being able to manage stress”,…

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Dry fruits are good for you: Protein from nuts and seeds keep your heart healthy

Dry fruits are good for you: Protein from nuts and seeds keep your heart healthy

While eating red meat that is rich in protein is linked with increased risk of heart disease, protein from nuts and seeds could be beneficial for the human heart, suggests a study. The study, appearing in the International Journal of Epidemiology, found that people who consumed large amounts of meat protein experienced a 60% increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), while people who consumed large amounts of protein from nuts and seeds experienced a 40% reduction in CVD. “While dietary fats are part of the story in affecting risk of cardiovascular…

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How to know if your child is autistic? Age-wise signs to watch for!

How to know if your child is autistic? Age-wise signs to watch for!

Imagine a child who likes to keep to himself. As a toddler, catching a smile on his face was like mining a diamond in the soil. He just had two odd toys he played with, slept with, caressed, went out with and even took bath with. Even after turning a year old, he wouldn’t respond to being called. He likes to play and puddle in water and will not come out of the bathroom till called for at least ten times or scolded. Now that he is three, he still…

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Yucky ducky: Your kid’s cute bath-time friend carries nasty bugs

Yucky ducky: Your kid’s cute bath-time friend carries nasty bugs

Scientists have the dirt on rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time friends are, as some parents have long suspected, a haven for nasty bugs. Swiss and American researchers counted the microbes swimming inside the toys and say the murky liquid released when ducks were squeezed contained “potentially pathogenic bacteria” in four out of five toys studied. The bacteria included Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that “often implicated in hospital-acquired infections.” These cute yellow bath-time friends are a haven for nasty bugs. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) The study by the Swiss Federal…

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Is Consuming Ghee In Summers Good For Your Health?

Is Consuming Ghee In Summers Good For Your Health?

Desi gheemakes for an indispensable part of most Indian households. You may agree that a generous helping of ghee on rice, chapattis and dals made them taste amazing. In fact, our grandmothers swore by this greasy delight and used it in most ‘gharelu nuske‘. Desi ghee is made with cow or buffalo’s milk, and is generally churned at home by heating white butter or malai. In the Ayurveda wisdom, ghee is considered to be a rejuvenating ingredient that is used to cure most ailments. Ghee, an unprocessed fat is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid along with vitamin-A, which helps to keep your…

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How to master Art Deco style in your own home

How to master Art Deco style in your own home

It was an era that influenced countless decades and still remains one of the most inspiring periods of design history. Art Deco design, furniture and architecture is all about opulence and glamour, using gilded detailing, rich textures and geometrics for a luxury, streamlined look which has managed to stay relevant since the late 1920s. But perfecting that Art Deco look (without heading into naff territory) can be dangerous without the help of a professional stylist. We quizzed Bethany James of James Saidabout all things Art Deco, because let’s be honest, we…

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