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Reduce maternal, neonatal mortality rates: Experts

Rangpur Correspondent Experts at a discussion here have put importance on ensuring safe motherhood, healthy pregnancy period and safe delivery for healthier babies to further reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates. The observations came at a post-rally discussion arranged at the conference room of the Civil Surgeon Office on Sadar Hospital premises in the city on Saturday afternoon in observance ... Read More »

5 simple hacks to stay sweat free at all times

Health desk Sweat stains can be unpleasant and embarrassing, so try using sweat pads or an antiperspirant to prevent it, suggests an expert. Gunjan Gaur, make-up expert and Executive Director of ALPS Cosmetic Clinics, shares some hacks to prevent sweat patches on your clothes: Protect with sweat pads: You can steer clear of embarrassing sweat stains by affixing a sweat ... Read More »

To sleep better, stay cool , cut clutter

Health Desk Here’s how to tweak your environment for a good night’s rest. For a good night’s sleep, try turning down the thermostat or reading a book – a printed book, not an e-book. Dark, quiet, cool but not cold, not too humid or dry, calm and uncluttered – that’s the perfect setup for sleeping. So find a noise-free room, ... Read More »

Water drinking trick can help you lose weight

 Lifestyle Desk Dinking a pint of water before you get to the kitchen table may help you lose weight, a new research published in Obesity suggests. Recruiting 84 obese adults to take part in a 12-week-long study, the authors, after providing the participants with an in-person weight management consultation, randomly advised half of them to drink approximately a pint of ... Read More »

Fairness cream may cause foul results

 Health Desk The desire to get fair skin like your favourite Bollywood actor’s may ravage the natural beauty of your face as most fairness creams available in the market contain steroids. This warning was issued by doctors at an event organized to make people aware about the side effects of steroids being used in fairness and antifungal creams. Doctors believe ... Read More »

6 ways you should change your beauty routine in the Summer

 Health Desk You wouldn’t wear winter sweaters and tights in the summer, so why would you continue to wear your cold-weather makeup when the temperature starts to rise? The products you use most of the year won’t necessarily hold up to the extra oil and sweat your body produces in the summer, so it only makes sense to adapt your ... Read More »

Five reasons why talcum powder does you more harm than good

Health Desk Over the last three months, US courts have awarded millions of dollars in damages to two women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products. We spoke to Dr Rohit Batra, consultant dermatologist, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and Dr Rajat Kandhari, consultant dermatologist, Dermatosurgeon and specialist in aesthetic procedure , on why it’s best to not use talcum ... Read More »

What you must know about food hygiene matters

Health Desk It commonly takes place when raw food like meat, fish or chicken touches or its blood drips onto ready-to-eat foods like yogurt, salads, kebabs, burgers etc. So, it is very important to prevent food contamination as it is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Following precautions may be taken to prevent it: * Always wash ... Read More »

8 reasons to smile

Lifestyle Desk 1.Smiling makes us more attractive We are drawn to people who smile. Smiling keeps us from looking worn-down, stressed or tired. By simply smiling more often, you can improve your facial appearance… for free! Smiling makes you happy Try feeling sad and smiling at the same time. It simply doesn’t work. Smiling can trick the body into helping ... Read More »

Prevent makeup from melting in heat

Health Desk An unrelenting heatwave has been sweeping the country for few days which results in raising mercury. The heatwave affects your skin and hair more than you realise. And more than anything, it gets difficult for your makeup to stay on and look fresh. Learning how to prevent makeup from melting in hot weather is important to looking your ... Read More »

This 30-day plank challenge will transform your body

Health Desk A strong core is the foundation to a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk wasn’t solid and stable. Doing core work isn’t just about your middle, either. Having a strong core will make you a better runner, surfer, or yogi (or whatever activity you like to do) while improving your posture and ... Read More »

Five traditional deshi solutions to beat the heat

 Lifestyle Desk With temperatures at a record high, and expected to plateau or even climb over the next week, we’re pretty much in for a roast. Operating on the assumption that not everyone has the luxury of being holed up in an air-conditioned environment round the clock, we’re going back to our roots to bring you five fool-proof ways to ... Read More »

Beat belly fat with this 45-minute running workout

Health Desk Trying to get rid of extra weight in your stomach? Interval training is proven to blast belly fat. Here’s a 45-minute interval workout you can do on the treadmill (set the incline to one to prevent shin splints) or head outdoors and use one of these running apps on your iPhone to keep track of your speed. Or ... Read More »

How many times a week should you shower?

Health Desk Here’s a tip to save time in the morning – don’t shower. A recent survey found that as many as a third of all Brits do not shower every day, but they may not be as stinky as you think. According to one expert, showers are really only needed about twice a week. Dr Elaine Larson, an infectious ... Read More »

Can using dry shampoo damage your scalp

Health Desk Remember when you discovered dry shampoo and it changed your life? Now some of us use dry shampoo a few days a week, usually on mornings when we want to sleep an extra 15 minutes. Nicole Baxter of Belfast, Northern Ireland, felt the same way — until she had a severe reaction to a dry shampoo, the details ... Read More »

Instant, easy, and affordable use of Eyebrows

Lifestyle Desk While women spend a lot of time on mascara, well defined eyebrows can make all the difference in a woman’s appearance. Eyebrows not only frame a woman’s face and accentuate her bone structure, but when they’re done right, they add a youthfulness to one’s look that no mascara, eye shadow, or eyeliner can. Along with gorgeous unmarred skin,full ... Read More »

Is knuckle cracking harmful?

Health Desk The straight answer is “No”. Many people have misconception about it. The interphalangeal and the metacarpophalangeal joints in the fingers are the easiest joints to crack. The “popping” sound is thought to be gas bubbles imploding and collapsing in the synovial fluid that surrounds the joints. Knuckling is annoying, but it actually does not cause arthritis. Someone might ... Read More »

How to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet in 21 Days

Health Desk Experts agree that most folks are OD’ing on sugar—a disaster for our health and waistlines. Spend the next three weeks ditching the sweet stuff, rewiring your cravings, and feeling better every day. Mounting research shows that going overboard on sugar can lead to high cholesterol and blood pressure and a greater risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, ... Read More »

The hair mistakes that make you look older

Health Desk A bad hairstyle isn’t always so easy to identify—and, chances are, if you don’t have a total hacksaw job, you probably think you are doing everything right with your current look (hello, high school yearbook photo). But, according to Aaron Grenia, owner at IGK salons, which recently opened its first Manhattan outpost at the Dream Downtown, there are ... Read More »

How to reduce energy consumption at your house

If power bills form a major chunk of your spending during the peak summer and winter months, researchers offer certain tips that can help you breathe easy.A study, published in the journal Frontiers in Built Environment, showed that opening the window had the greatest impact on energy consumption during times when the heater was being used to warm the house, ... Read More »

3 Reasons to heat up your conditioner

by KADIA BLAGROVE Hair conditioning is probably the most essential part of your haircare routine. It’s literally the remedy for all hair problems. While a quick three minute soak and rinse may leave our hair feeling soft and more manageable, we can always do a little extra for longer lasting results. Let’s talk heated deep conditioners. Read More »

Fear of death keeps people away from savings

If you are not saving enough for your retirement, you may not be alone. A new study has shown that a large number of people avoid saving for their old age because they are afraid to think of their own death.The result of the study showed that only a few people choose to invest in annuities-a guaranteed steady stream of ... Read More »

More vitamin C in your diet means lower risk of cataract

Including vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables in your diet can prevent your eyes from developing cataract, a new study in twins has found. Cataract is a common condition in which the lens of the eye becomes cloudy as a result of oxidation over time. Whilst this is a natural part of ageing for many, for others it is more ... Read More »

Tougher men less likely to be honest with doctors

Stop acting like a tough man and start facing the reality. A team of US researchers has found that most men on an average die five years earlier than women as they are less likely than women to go to a doctor.The study also says, if they do go, they are more likely to choose a male doctor and are ... Read More »

Anxiety could be the reason for a bad decision

Anxiety doesn’t just affect the way we feel — it can also have a significant impact on our daily behaviors, including our ability to make sound decisions.A new study from neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh finds that anxiety disengages the prefrontal cortex, a brain region that’s critical for flexible decision-making, as well as attention and higher-order thinking.“Anxiety is a ... Read More »

Eating disorders harm women’s fertility

Women with the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia may take a bit longer to get pregnant than other women.Researchers asked 11,088 pregnant women in UK to complete questionnaires at 12 and 18 weeks of their pregnancy. Of those women, 171 (1.5 percent) had anorexia at some point in their lives, 199 (1.8 percent) had bulimia, and another 82 (0.7 percent) ... Read More »

4 ways to counteract the harsh effects of tap water

You’ve probably read a few things about how New York City tap water is the best in the nation—that may be true, but there are still tons of trace chemicals and bizarre compounds that can do a number on your pretty face. Does that mean we should all buy Evian and bathe in it? Ideal, but not exactly realistic. Here ... Read More »

More Spring beauty tips

Spring has sprung. But what about your beauty routine? Could that do with an edit and a shakeup too? Or at least a taking stock? These five more spring beauty tips will help you emerge from winter’s hibernation in preparedness for the warmer months ahead. Read More »

Exercise may bring sharp memory in old age

Want to keep a sharp memory in old age? A study has found that moderate to intense regular exercise in old age may delay brain aging by 10 years.According to the study, the people who reported light to no exercise-their brain aged 10 years more than the people who reported moderate to intense exercise.“The number of people over the age ... Read More »