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healthmeup - 04/17/2014 06:00:00

Is Staying Indoors Hazardous to your Health?

Is Staying Indoors Hazardous to your Health? We spend 90 per cent of our time indoors. So, it's a good idea to know the quality of air we are breathing every day. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. According to the latest reports by the World... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 04/06/2014 07:30:00

10 Foods That Influence Your Weight

10 Foods That Influence Your Weight A team of Harvard researchers has revealed the results of a study of 1,20,877 people showing that small changes in lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity, sleep duration, and TV-watching are strongly correlated with long-term weight gain. But the most important factor was diet—and among... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 01/08/2014 12:30:00

Cervical Cancer: Diet Tips for Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer: Diet Tips for Preventing Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is third most common cancer in the world and it kills nearly 200,000 women a year. “Cervical cancer, a slow-growing cancer that starts in the lower portion of the uterus known as the cervix, is still a very scary and deadly disease”, points Dr.Bandita Sinha, MD Obs & Gynac,... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 11/18/2013 07:30:00

Premature Greying of Hair: Causes and Remedies

Premature Greying of Hair: Causes and Remedies Hair greying is an eventual and irreversible reality of life and is often associated with growing old. But how and why exactly does black turn white? There has been a drastic change with a growing number of younger people in their 20’s and younger reporting grey hair. This premature greying of... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 10/08/2013 16:00:00

Malaria: All about Malaria

Malaria: All about Malaria A series of diseases caused by mosquitoes are at its peak in the city of Mumbai, especially Malaria and Dengue. According to BMC reports, so far more than 7,000 cases have been recorded this year. We try and learn more about this disease, so that we can take precautions. Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 08/01/2013 08:30:00

You Ask, We Answer: How Early Diagnosis can Help Fight Major Diseases?

You Ask, We Answer: How Early Diagnosis can Help Fight Major Diseases? In India, the health system needs major reforms because in most cases, diseases are only managed after an outbreak and sometimes only when they worsen. In a WHO report on prevention (published in 2006) the death toll is expected to rise to 7.63 million by 2020. Ameera Shah, MD & CEO, Metropolis... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 07/19/2013 06:30:00

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: What is Chlamydia?

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is caused by the bacterium; chlamydia trachomatis. According to Information available from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) it is a condition found in 23% of women who are tested in an India. In the US, about 2.86 million new cases... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 06/07/2013 14:00:00

Breast Cancer Prevention: Importance of Screening and Mammography

Breast Cancer Prevention: Importance of Screening and Mammography Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. Alarmingly, the incidence of breast cancer is rising rapidly in India, pushing cervical cancer to the second spot. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported that one in 22 women suffer from breast cancer. Dr Anil Heroor –... Continue Reading »

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healthmeup - 06/06/2013 07:00:00

You Ask we Answer: Can Eggs be Part of a Balanced, Heart-Healthy Diet?

You Ask we Answer: Can Eggs be Part of a Balanced, Heart-Healthy Diet? According to reports in the media and a lot of hearsay eggs are full of bad cholesterol which is bad for the body. But is it really true? Not egg-zactly. Eggs are a cheap storehouse of protein, healthy fats, folic acid and essential vitamins. Each egg provides two third of daily recommended intake... Continue Reading »

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