Stay Healthy this Monsoon!

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Dreading the monsoon and the illnesses accompanying it? Chill! Here are some sure-fire tips to keep you healthy, happy and safe this monsoon!

Diseases and ailments to watch out for

Malaria and Dengue are major diseases that can strike anyone. Before you go out:

• Apply a strong insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away, and to prevent yourself from being bitten.
• Install mosquito netting on all the windows of your home.
• Avoid wearing dark clothes. Research tells us that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours (not only black) because dark colours absorb heat while lighter colours tend to reflect heat. Since mosquitoes have sophisticated and highly-sensitive heat sensors, they are attracted to darker clothes, where there is more heat.

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Noel Keymer is an ex-RJ AIR & 93.5 RED FM, who now lectures on Radio & Communication to post-graduates at leading colleges. He is also a freelance writer and author who has written and published four books; the latest, an e-book Dal Bhat for the Indian Soul.

Noel Keymer

Noel Keymer is an ex-RJ AIR & 93.5 RED FM, who now lectures on Radio & Communication to post-graduates at leading colleges. He is also a freelance writer and author who has written and published four books; the latest, an e-book Dal Bhat for the Indian Soul.