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IN PHOTOS: Haj pilgrims brave intense heatwave in Saudi Arabia's Mecca

Saudi Arabia has announced that it recorded 1,301 deaths among pilgrims during the Haj season, 83 per cent of whom were unregistered individuals. The Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel said on Sunday that the kingdom's healthcare sector addressed "numerous" heat stress cases, with some individuals still in medical care. The pilgrims are not only pouring water over themselves to handle the heat but also covering their heads with boxes and umbrellas

24 June,2024 01:05 PM IST | Nascimento Pinto
New Delhi: Indian Army personnel perform yoga on the 10th International Day of Yoga, on Friday, June 21, 2024

From streets to seas: Indians perform yoga across diverse landscapes

Celebrating International Day of Yoga, Indians across different cities united in yoga practice. Check out our curated images showcasing this nationwide union. Image courtesy: PTI

21 June,2024 06:32 PM IST | Editor
Here are some hygiene tips you must follow. Photo Courtesy: iStock

Five preventive health tips to follow during monsoon to fight off viruses

Monsoon invites various diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and common cold and flu. Maintaining hygiene becomes crucial to preventing falling sick

05 June,2024 08:49 PM IST | Editor
Edgard Camaros, a paleopathologist at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain called the discovery unique and extraordinary. Photo Courtesy: @UniversidadeUSC/X

Ancient Egyptians tried to treat cancer: Cut marks on 4,000-yr-old skulls act as evidence

The study shows cut marks on the skulls which reveal the extent of traumatological and oncological treatments practised by the ancient Egyptians

31 May,2024 05:05 PM IST | Editor
Dr Nitin Gupte, Gynaecologist, Apollo Spectra Pune lists down important measures for menopausal women for a healthy life

Going through menopause? Here are five tips to follow for optimal health

Menopause is a natural process that women usually experience in their late 40’s. In menopause, women do not experience periods or menstrual cycles for more than 12-14 months

21 May,2024 06:04 PM IST | Editor
Stress, sedentary lifestyle, genetic influence, sleep disorders and substance abuse are some of the key causes of hypertension in young. Photo Courtesy: iStock

World Hypertension Day 2024: High blood pressure in your 20s? 5 lifestyle modifications to make right now

Hypertension, once believed to primarily afflict older adults, is increasingly affecting young adults, even those in their twenties. It's imperative to make key lifestyle modifications to effectively manage blood pressure early on 

17 May,2024 08:08 PM IST | Aakanksha Ahire
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What is the autoimmune disorder ‘lupus’ that affects women more than men

People with lupus are more susceptible to infection, cancer, and bone tissue death, since the disease and its therapies can impair the immune system. Lupus also raises complications in pregnancy problems

12 May,2024 02:53 PM IST | Editor
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Five salon treatments to opt for in summer season as suggested by skin guru

Salons offer a wide range of services specifically designed to meet the needs of the summer season. From luxurious keratin treatments for hair to rejuvenating de-tanning facials, there is something for everyone looking to pamper themselves during the warmer months

09 May,2024 05:28 PM IST | Aakanksha Ahire
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Kokum butter: Lesser known hacks for skin-lightening

Adding to the list of natural skincare ingredients is a lesser-known marvel: the Kokum fruit. Apart from being a common kitchen item, Kokum serves as an excellent emollient that shields the skin from oxidative stress and environmental aggressors, shares Namrata Naik, a Mumbai-based skin expert and National Technical Educator at Biosoft

04 May,2024 01:29 PM IST | Editor
A woman along with her daughter carries an umbrella while walking through a market on a hot summer day in Hyderabad. Pic/AFP

Heat wave havoc: Indians seek shelter from escalating temperatures

According to the PTI, the ongoing spell of heatwave which is the second this month, is broiling parts of West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar. The intense heat could strain power grids and result in water shortages in parts of India. Global weather agencies, including the IMD, are also expecting La Nina conditions to develop later in the year

25 April,2024 05:00 PM IST | Editor
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What are the common symptoms of heatstroke?

Heatstroke occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body fails to cool down

23 April,2024 08:06 PM IST | Editor
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