Archive for June 18th, 2013

Quick and simple ways to prevent skin cancer

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Following some simple steps may help people reduce their risk of developing skin cancer, the most common form of cancer, says expert.

The easiest way to prevent skin cancer is to protect your skin with clothing, said board-certified dermatologist Zoe D. Draelos, MD, FAAD, consulting professor at Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.

He suggests carrying a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses before going outside.

Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and pants also can help protect from the damaging rays of the sun, he added.

In addition, Dr. Draelos shares these additional tips for preventing skin cancer:

Apply sunscreen every day – When you are going to be outside, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen to all skin that will not be covered by clothing. Reapply approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. Use a broad- spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that protects the skin against both UVA and UVB rays and that has an SPF of at least 30.


Easy and healthy food substitutes

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Simple replacements for what you eat can give you improved health and wellbeing.

Choose biscuits made of whole-wheat flour instead of refined flour.

You don’t have to deprive yourself of all things tasty, if you’re battling cholesterol, diabetes, weight or blood pressure – to name a few. Simple, everyday replacements for what you’re eating can significantly impact your health and wellbeing. These healthy food substitutes will allow you to still get all the flavour and satisfaction you’re used to.

Easy, healthy food substitutes:


Ayurveda Q&A: Home remedies for hair loss

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Dr Gowthaman, Founder and Medical Director, rVita Ayurveda and Yoga Centers and, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:

Dear Sir,

My eyes becomes dry quickly, I have to use lubricated eye drops couple of times. It makes hard to work, I constantly work with computers due to dryness I can not concentrate to work sometimes.

Also I have puffiness under my eyes.

I weigh about 53 kg. My age is 34 years.

I drink about 1.5 to 2 liters of water everyday, is that enough? should
there be different water intake based season like summer or winter?


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