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Air pollution can cause stroke: Neurologists

As pollution levels deteriorate in the National Capital Region, health experts have warned that continuous exposure to polluted air has the potential to cause a stroke among adults. Alhough it was earlier believed that pollution only increased the risk of heart problems, it also possesses the capability to damage inner linings of veins and arteries.
“In the current scenario, the situation is getting worse. Many young patients in the 30-40 age group suffer from stroke. We get around 2-3 patients almost every month. The number of young stroke patients has almost doubled as compared to last few years. Studies suggest major risk factors include soaring air pollution,” said Praveen Gupta, Director Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.
Research bodies estimate that the number of fragments of dead cells in the bloodstream increased with higher levels of pollution. Polluted environment promote stroke incidences more pervasively and at an earlier stage than previously thought. Nearly 15 million people annually suffer a stroke worldwide, of which around six million die and five million are left with permanent disabilities such as loss of sight and speech, paralysis and confusion.
On the occasion of World Stroke Day, October 29, the experts emphasised that indoor air pollution caused by combustion of solid fuels is equally contributing to the stroke burden in the society. On an average, the internal air pollution in Indian rural homes exceeds the World Health Organisation (WHO) norms by 20 times.
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For a cracking Diwali this year, just let there be light

The air quality in the Capital post-Diwali, according to SAFAR forecast, will continue to be in the “very poor” category even if only half the crackers from last year are burnt. However, if as many crackers as last year to go off, the air quality would be “severe” or to a level that could trigger the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) to take stricter pollution-control measures.
Delhi’s air quality is likely to worsen mainly due to meteorological conditions that will trap pollutants from local sources such as firecrackers.

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Drinking More Water May Reduce the Risk of UTI in Women

Urinary Tract Infections or also known as UTI are very common in women. It is an infection from microbes that may affects the urethra, urinary system, bladder and even the kidneys. The most common symptoms include pelvic pain, increased urge to urinate, burning sensation during urination and blood in the urine. The infection can be treated with antibiotics but a new study has found that drinking more water on a daily basis may help in reducing the risk of contracting UTI all-together.

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7 minute easy yoga poses and stretches you can do at your desk

Working while sitting on a chair for the most part of the day is not good for your health and body. But, work is worship and it should not be skipped or denied. But, the desk-bound and sedentary lifestyle in cities are responsible for causing obesity as well as neck & back pain. The good news is that you can use your chair to do yoga stretches in order to refresh your mind and body. Please follow the below mentioned easy to do yoga stretches.

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7 Skin Care Mistakes for Men – How to Protect Skin Naturally & Artificially

  1. Effects of not applying sunscreen: A study has proved that the population of men expiring from skin cancer is greater than women. Sun can also untimely make you old which is why it’s right time for you to start applying sunscreen carefully. Use sunscreen with minimum SPF 15 on a daily basis. In case you are an athlete or cricketer or field engineer, use it two times in a day.
  1. Applying costly products for style: In opposition to widespread opinion, expensive skincare products are not convertible to superior worth and fine skin. A healthy skin grows out of healthy habits and not from costly beauty products. Purchase a quality product which you believe in or inquire for tried-and-true references. And positively follow it with a hygienic and healthy standard of living.

3. Focus to your skin type:  There are 4 to 5 unique categories of skin types that you must be informed of. It’s significant particularly with reference to which skin products you should or should not use, as some constituents go well with one type of skin and not others. For instance, salicylic acid goes well with oily skin and not dry skin. It is recommended to identify your skin type prior to purchasing and using a product

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Things to do before and after Yoga

The very basic and the truly essential suggestion is to respect your mind and your body, to pay attention to its nature and limits, and have trust in your own insight of principles and moral philosophies. It is not simple at the start but progressively the yoga will raise your values, understanding, self-knowledge, and self-control.

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