RiskWise

Find information on how risky lifestyle choices such as alcohol, smoking etc. affect your health and life. Also find information on how to manage this risk and quit if you want to!

Birth Control Pills: How To Use Them

The ‘pill’ is a most comforting friend for a women in early years of reproductive life. It not only gives protection from chances of getting pregnant but also helps in reducing excessive bleeding or pain during menses.

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HIV / AIDS who is at risk? What tests are available?

If you are searching for HIV AIDS, most like you are aware that this is a dreaded disease much like cancer. But, unlike cancer, it has a huge social stigma attached!

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Health insurance: why should you get one? And which one?

India is an appalling example of  failure of public/government  healthcare systems, run by government. Private healthcare providers cater to nearly 70% of all healthcare needs of Indians.

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Emergency contraception: what are the options and how soon?

A woman may need to use emergency contraception, if she had an unplanned sexual intercourse. Also, one may also need it if the usual birth control method has failed.

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What are the most serious effects of smoking and how quitting helps?

The most publicized risk of smoking is that it causes cancer. Smokers see graphic images of lung and oral cancers on cigarette packs every day. No doubt, cancer caused by smoking kills many every year!

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What’s the harm in drinking? What are the harmful effects of alcohol on the body?

Whether drinking becomes harmful for you or not, depends on multiple factors which include: how much and how long you have been drinking, your genetic predisposition and your body’s response to drinking.

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Alcoholism and alcohol abuse: are you falling prey to excessive and harmful drinking?

Alcoholism is a very scary word! It gives the picture of a socially and functionally ruined person who is also seriously ill because of drinking too much for too long. Alcoholics seem to be on a path of no return.

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How to quit smoking: get ready for smoking cessation properly

Often smokers are themselves prepared to quit smoking and make multiple attempts to quit smoking, but fail! It is all due to lack of will power, as we frequently blame ourselves?

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What is safe level of alcohol consumption for Indians?

If consumed in low/moderate amounts and safe conditions, drinking alcoholic drinks can stay as a recreation/fun activity with friends. But alcohol abuse can disrupt your health, family life/work life and even lead to fatal accidents!

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