How to cope with being alone on Diwali

Apart from symbolising the victory of good over evil, Diwali stands for happy times. A chance to be with family and friends, enjoy great meals, spend joyous moments and exchange gifts.


Make it a Safe and Happy Diwali

Every Diwali, thousands of accidental burn cases are reported across India. A majority of these complaints are of mild burns and most of the times, children between eight and 16 years of age are the ones affected.


10 signs that you may be suffering from osteoporosis

Known as the silent disease, osteoporosis creeps up on you. It ends up making your bones so brittle and weak that even a slight fall or mild stresses can cause fractures. Research by the International Osteoporosis Foundation reveals that in India, one out of three women between the age group of 50-60 years suffers from osteoporosis.

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How to lower your risk of breast cancer

A cancer that develops from the breast cells, breast cancer is the most invasive cancer in women across the world. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and 18.2% of all cancer deaths worldwide.


8 things you can do today to prevent arthritis tomorrow

Most of us tend to associate arthritis with age, but even young adults, teenagers and children can suffer from this ailment. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, and can affect one or multiple joints. There are more than a 100 different types of arthritis, each with their own features, symptoms and risk factors.

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10 signs that you need help for depression

Do you find reasons to avoid seeing your friends? Are you suffering from a recurring stomach pain that can’t seem to be diagnosed?
It may not be a passing phase or physical condition – these signs indicate you may be depressed.

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Why you need a customised weight loss plan

Losing weight isn’t easy. You may knock off a couple of kilos in the first month and then find yourself on a plateau, unable to get off. Diets are a dime a dozen, with varieties like the Jenny Craig, GM Motors, The Zone, Dukan and the South Beach Diet extremely popular.


I live in a sparsely populated area with two kids and an elderly father, so this app is extremely useful

Ahmedabad-based Sonal Mitra used the Doctor 24×7 app recently when her 18-year-old daughter suddenly took ill at night.


All you need to know about chikungunya

It may seem to be of Indian origin, but chikungunya was first reported in Tanzania during an outbreak in 1952. More than 60 countries across the world have reported cases since then, but India has now grabbed the spotlight with a chikungunya outbreak.

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Busting 7 myths about heart disease

Heart disease was once the preserve of the elderly. But with statistics showing that nearly 1/4th of all heart attacks in India occur at less than 40 years of age, this disease has become the number one killer in India.

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Potty training made easy for parents

Potty training is a major milestone – for your toddler and you. But it’s essential to start at the right time. If your toddler isn’t ready, both of you will end up frustrated and the process may end up taking way longer than it typically should.