How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Dual Work-Home Balancing Tips For The Superwoman
May 24, 2009 – 10:07 am | 2 Comments
Many of the successful get setting women get engulfed in the viscous cycle of guilt. Although women are better performers in the work place than their male counterparts, many corporate organizations would prefer to hire a less competent male counterpart who was willing to spend more hours in the office. The long work hours have eventually taking toll of her health with severe incorrect habits like binge eating, smoking and less physical exercise. Only a woman herself can take stock of her situation and bring harmony to her life. Chalk down your aspirations: Just shut out all the distractions around you and pen down your goals, career aspirations, passions and interests. Prioritize what is most important and what can be kept on the side and remain firm with what you decide. Maintain a track record of both work and home activities which can be delegated if time is not enough. Chart out day’s schedule: Pay more importance to focal issues that dominate the day and leave the rest like  [...]

Ten Reasons To Dump The Idiot Box For Brighter Youngsters
May 24, 2009 – 2:01 am | No Comment
Many children are introduced to television from as young as when they are still in their cots. Many parents look as television as a built-in baby sitter since it keeps the children amused when they busy doing their own work or when there is no one else around to overlook them. For many years now, children television has gained popularity and takes away more of the child’s playtime than all the other activities combined into one. Television is the least bit useful for a child who watches it alone. Although he might be watching a highly educational series, he’s less likely to absorb anything constructive from it if he is watching it in an entirely passive form. He would ideally benefit from such a situation if the program is watched with other peers who would express their comments, or best with an adult who would question the child and make necessary observations and conclusions. It is only then will the program act as springboard for discussions and debates for ideas. This is anytime  [...]

Top 3 Unlikely Places To Catch Infections This Summer
May 23, 2009 – 5:54 pm | No Comment
Infections can occur in the most unlikely of places. One could be venturing out on a vacation, enjoying a dip in the common bath pool, which could be the breeding ground for several infections. The most common infection is Trichomoniasis, affecting the vagina in women and urethra in men. These bacteria can be shed from the infected person through water. Also a dip in hot water pool, steam and sauna areas or spa are hot beds for water breeding germs that might be the cause of a varied number of respiratory, skin or nervous system infections. Swimmers with skin breakouts or infections, or HIV infected when in the water, can contaminate the water with their excretion. The excreta from unintended discharge from bathers or bodily fluids washed into these waters in the beaches or a local swimming pool can be detrimental to one’s health. If you are the fitness fanatic who hops to the gym for a routine workout, be well aware to the several factors mostly overseen that can crop up. The germs  [...]

Quick Stop For Luscious Lips
May 23, 2009 – 9:00 am | No Comment
The first thing to catch one’s attention is the sight of a great pair of lips. Lips tend to bear the brunt of daily vagaries of life, sunburn, parchedness, ageing, incorrect dietary intake, unhealthy lifestyle, poor water intake and shriveling up. Many women would indulge in expensive spa treatments for their face and body, but unfortunately the most ignored part, the lips, has to be content with a lip balm or lipstick. You can possess a great pair of lips with the easy to reach stuff from around your house. One can try this option while simply making a cup of tea for oneself. In a tea cup, take about less than half the cup of chilled water. Get hold of a tea pouch and keep immersing it in the water till it picks up the color. This might take sometime as the water is chilled. The reason is that chilled water will revitalize and give a smooth texture to your lips. The next step is to mix powdered sugar, about a teaspoon into the cup. Once you get a slurry mix, dab the mix on your lips  [...]

Do You Have A Gluten Sensitive Child?
May 23, 2009 – 1:00 am | No Comment
There are several cases of children who show an allergic reaction to the protein present in cereals and grains. Unconsciously, many mothers feed their child with the allergen, since gluten is present in most cereals or anything made from brown or white flour. A child with gluten sensitivity will initially show a failure to thrive, which means that the child may not be as energetic as you would expect. The gluten sensitive child may be a little sleepy and not show as much weight gain as quickly as one would expect. Other tell tale signs include the stools passed by the child would vary between a fatty Consistency meaning staying afloat despite flushing or could be quite loose. The reason is that the allergic reaction in the bowel lining does not facilitate proper digestion and absorption of fatty substances. Thus, you may find your child suffering from frequent spats of diarrhea and subsequently the child will become quite irritable. If this condition goes undetected in girls, it can  [...]

Do You Have The Hives?
May 22, 2009 – 3:54 pm | One Comment
Hives also called nettle rash or Utricaria, being the medical terminology, is a skin disease which is very itchy, often looks like a fairly bad nettle sting. One can see the formation of large clusters of red patches with uneven edges and sizes, caused due to the reaction to chemical, histamine. It may result in swelling of the eyes, the lips or possibly the tongue. If the later occurs, one must immediately get in touch with your doctor as soon as possible. One of the most offending agents is aspirin which gives rise to the rash, swelling of the face, eyelids and mouth. Hives can cause incredible discomfort causing pain, scratching sensations and generalized immobility to carry day-to-day activities. There is a particular form of utricaria called papular urticaria which is caused by flea bites, usually from fleas on domesticated animals like cats, dogs. The cure for this is to get pest control done on your pets. There are many offending factors leading to this disease, namely, reaction  [...]

How Safe Is It To Own Pets?
May 22, 2009 – 5:49 am | No Comment
Many would shrug at the fact that our furry, feline friends can pose significant health hazards for us. The cute, cuddly, man’s best friends can be the root cause for several ailments. There are several cases of roundworms found in cats and dogs. Their eggs are passed on in their faeces, so any family member when playing on the ground where the animals have defecated can instantly get infected by the parasite. Toxocara also called Toxocara canis or cati, is the parasitic worm which harbor in the gastrointestinal tracts of dogs and cats. The eggs of these parasites can infect the surroundings, thus posing immense health risks for people, other birds and animals around them. If you have a child in the house, it can be quite possible that he might ingest the eggs if he puts his dirty hands in his mouth. The eggs burrow through the intestinal wall and are carried in the bloodstream to the lungs. They are then coughed up, swallowed and continue to dwell in the intestines. There are generally  [...]

Tips For That Envious, Mango Licious Skin & Hair !
May 21, 2009 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
There is great news for the avid mango maniac. Mango, the king of all fruits, has effective power to fights against cancer producing cells and various oxidants. Mango is a rich iron source which is good for the health and especially advised for expecting mothers. It helps to retain the normal acidic level in the stomach and aids in absorption. Mango when combined with other ingredients usually available at your home can also be a very effective to treat blocked pores in the skin. Mango, the multimineral, multivitamin fruit helps to protect one from heart ailments. When used alone or mixed with honey dew melon and applied on the face gives a natural glow to the skin. A blended version of a fully ripe mango and about a small bowl of yogurt is an excellent option for people who have reactive skin. A good exfoliater is the blended mix of a cup of mango and yogurt each, a half cup of oats and about three full tablespoons of honey. We can rub this mix vigorously all over the body for about  [...]