Daily Horoscope for Thursday, 15 April 2021: For Libra, dream project will materialise and take its first steps towards a successful future today. Know what the stars have in store for you
Libra: Dreams do not generally come true but in your case, your dream project will materialise and take its first steps towards a successful future today.
Scorpio: Working towards a better future is what you will be doing today. However, do not expect radical or dynamic changes. Analyse and study every step of yours to go ahead.
Sagittarius: Everyone cannot be satisfied and happy with what you do. Understand this and stop pleasing everyone. Be cautious and patient as your tolerance will help you overcome the problem.
Capricorn: Today is the day when you will be experiencing both the good and the bad. On one hand, negative feelings will fill your mind while on the other efforts at work will yield good returns. Stay calm and focus on your goals.
Aquarius: The day is very productive and is all about communication and associations. At work, it will be a busy day which will be spent teaching, explaining, negotiating, co-ordinating and arranging meetings.
Pisces: Relationships are all about compromises and you know how important it is to lose an argument to win over a heart and this is one of the areas where others try to imitate you.
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Aries: Marriage is on the card so you are advised to start making the preparations for it. Also, before making any final decision, look at both sides of the coin.
Taurus: Shopping is what you will be doing today, also you are likely to be haggling over prices in order to get the best deals.
Gemini: Today will be a well-spent day with friends and family. Do not to neglect your family members in the group activities.
Cancer: It will be a bit busy day as a string of domestic responsibilities will be put on your shoulder. This sudden rise in work pressure can also have an impact on health like blood pressure issues.
Leo: Kids will be your priority today. The day seems good to monitor their progress in school.
Virgo: Hard work is all that is required to get success in whatever work you have opted for. Avoid taking short cuts and all the pain and trouble will pay off with rich returns.
Libra: The day promises a definite sense of pride and joy from children. Fiscal gains are also on the cards. Good earnings can be made today by money-lenders and stockbrokers.
Scorpio: Stay away from confrontations and troubles of any kind as it is the mantra you should be adopting today. However, by evening, the day will turn a bit relaxing.
Sagittarius: Making most of your overseas contacts, you are likely to expand your business. Effective communication skills will help you get your tasks done.
Capricorn: Success will be knocking the door today in both social as well as professional life. At work, prepare to get loaded with new assignments and dealing with existing work pressure.
Aquarius: The day is all set for parting for even the smallest reason. Otherwise, the day will be as usual. However, a bit of planning is required to march ahead successfully in business or any other profession.
Pisces: A parent-teacher meet awaits you. However, it is likely that you will only receive news about how proud your children are making you.
Aries: The day is likely to be filled with activities related to your relationship. However, before moving ahead, weigh all the pros and cons carefully.
Taurus: Do not go around fighting and quarrelling with anyone as today, you are likely to feel short-tempered. Quarelling mayend up spoiling some healthy relationships.
Gemini: House renovation and decoration is what you will be busy doing today. Flaunting your house to your friends, relatives, neighbours, will come naturally.
Cancer: Think before you behave a certain way as your strange and unconventional behaviour does not always go down well with many people. This will mainly happen because people will not be able to understand you.
Leo: The world will be at your feet today. It will be easy to achieve whatever you want with the help ofgorgeous appearance and gregarious attitude.
Virgo: Fear will surround your mind today. You are likely to end up spending on your foreign associates. However, stay careful of those expenses.
Libra: The day might spend loseningyour pocket for getting success or desired results today, especially if it is a new project that you have undertaken. Use the leftover amount to purchase new assets that may pay dividends in the future.
Scorpio: As you will gear up for new events today, your energy level will be very high. However, there are possibilities that you will not be satisfied with these events.
Sagittarius: Today is the day when you will be completing all your pending works rquiring attention. Disputes will be solved with proper logic today.
Capricorn: You will be very optimistic about your work, future and everything that can lead you to success today. Pay attention and care in dealing with day-to-day work.
Aquarius: The day will be moving slow however, you will be winning all the races as lots of opportunities will come your way.
Pisces: Children will be your priority today. You will be surprised by their ability to step up to the occasion, with just a little bit of coaching or training.
Aries: Political or social matters will be heavy on your mind today. The day might make you concerned about issues like future of your children and family. Try talking to others about it, might prove helpful.
Taurus: If you are on a journey to self-love, today is the perfect day to push you towards your goal. Honesty will bring rewards to you today!
Gemini: It is time for you to switch to yoga and meditation and spend some time with self to know what you want and what disturbs you. Self-discovery will come naturally to you today. Writing a dream journal and manifesting what you wish for can be useful.
Cancer: If people around you cannot appreciate your worth, take a break today. Do not struggle for unnecessary things. Stay with people who make you feel wanted, appreciated and comfortable.
Leo: You might have an urge to participate in some gossip about your friends, though try to resist the temptation. Do not end up losing friends over petty issues. Be careful.
Virgo: You will receive appreciation and recognition for your good work from a close friend or colleague. Celebrate, as you seem to have achieved one of your goals lately.
Libra: Do not work impulsively. Give time to realize whatever you hear today and do not give in to every random juicy story. People saying things about others might do the same to you some other day.
Scorpio: The day is lucky as you might receive some long-standing financial news that will make you happy. Be careful with how to spend your money, do not waste extravagantly.
Sagittarius: Impressing others is an art and you seem to have mastered it with your skills. You will be recognised and appreciated for your work, giving you a much needed confidence boost.
Capricorn: The day will be productive for you. Whatever you pick today will bring you success. Use this time to your best capacities. Opportunities are knocking your door, it’s time to let them in.
Aquarius: Spend the day with friends and family. Help them with chores and you will find your happiness as well. Outing to a park or a movie night will add to the fun.
Pisces: Spiritual matters will be your forte, today. You will do good work to help humanity. Helping unfortunate people will be your goal today.
Aries: Work, work and work is what you will be doing today. You may feel tired and dejected due to insufficient inputs from others however, things will become clear as the day will conclude.
Taurus: Whatever you will do today, it will give you success and pleasure. You will show outstanding calibre in handling the responsibilities assigned to you.
Gemini: You will be using your brain to get things done today. However, your modesty will not do any good to you. Your day will be saved by your extraordinary brilliance which will translate into exceptional performance.
Cancer: Your relationship will get all your attention today. However, all that effort and energy may not get its due as you may get a cold response from a few of the relatives.
Leo: Today is the day when it will be wiser to be working hard especially if it is the success that you desire. You need to be cautious as there is no substitute for hard work and you will realise this soon.
Virgo: Your soul mate will both give and demand pleasant surprises today. You are also likely to get some good news from your business partners.
Libra: Emotions will rule your mind today. People may get surprised today by seeing you so emotional. On the work front, you will enjoy higher responsibilities given to you.
Scorpio: Victory is going to make you feel arrogant and overconfident and hence it can push you away from what you have aimed for. You are advised to set a goal and stop when you reach there without getting overwhelmed by small achievements.
Sagittarius: You will try to find the root cause of your problems today and will take good initiatives to solve the issues.
Capricorn: The day will prove to be a bit hectic because of the amount of work assigned to you. You are likely to leave your rivals trailing behind in terms of business strategies. If you ensure to be mindful of your moves and steps, then success will be yours.
Aquarius: It is ok if you are feeling like crying today and want to share your problems with someone. You will feel better by evening.
Pisces: Pressure at the workplace is likely to grind you today. By evening there is something important waiting for you and you are advised to go by it.
Multiple myeloma is a complex disease. It is a type of blood cancer that is rare, and males are more likely to develop multiple myeloma than females. It is also termed Kahler’s disease.
Plasma cells which are a type of white blood cells produce antibodies that fight infections in our body. Due to multiple myeloma, these plasma cells start multiplying in an abnormal way. In multiple myeloma, cancerous plasma cells cumulate in the bone marrow and crowd out the healthy blood cells in our bones. The cancer cells prevent the production of helpful antibodies and instead, produce abnormal proteins that often lead to low blood counts, impairing the body’s ability to fight off infection.
Generally, the disease doesn’t show symptoms until it has advanced, so diagnosing multiple myeloma is truly difficult. The specific signs, age of onset, and rate of development of this disease differ from patient to patient. Multiple myeloma affects several parts of our body. As multiple myeloma gets worse, the plasma cells spill out of our bone marrow and while it gets spread, it damages more organs. Some of the symptoms of multiple myeloma may include bone pain, easily broken bones, frequent infections, upset stomach, fevers, excessive thirst, increased urination, fatigue, nausea, weight loss, weakness or numbness in arms and legs, kidney problems, constipation, etc.
Though the exact cause of this disease is yet to be discovered, there are multiple risk factors that include:
Increasing age, especially when the age is more than 65 years
Being exposed to radiation
Being exposed to chemicals used in rubber manufacturing, woodworking, or firefighting, or in herbicides
Some changes in our blood cells can show a red flag towards multiple myeloma. The presence of more than the required amount of calcium in our blood, a smaller number of red blood cells, in spite of the high level of total protein, specifically lacking in the protein called Albumin. Doctors may suggest a complete blood count (CBC) and along with it, checking the creatinine level in the blood helps to identify if the kidneys are working properly. Sometimes, doctors recommend bone marrow and biopsy.
There’s no cure to multiple myeloma, but with proper treatment, the progress of the disease can be slowed down, and sometimes the symptoms might disappear. The treatment of multiple myeloma depends on the overall health condition of the patient and the stage of the disease. The treatment helps in eradicating myeloma cells, control tumour growth, reduce pain, and allow patients to live an active life. Generally, the treatment of multiple myeloma involves chemotherapy which helps to reduce the number of abnormal plasma cells, some bone modifying drugs are prescribed to strengthen the bone and reduce bone pain and the risk of fractures. In some cases, a stem cell transplant is suggested. Some patients may undergo radiation therapy which destroys cancer cells and reduces bone masses that may develop.
Along with the treatment, some of the necessary regular habits need to be followed to stay active. These habits include: maintaining a healthy diet in consultation with a dietician, doing regular exercises, taking enough rest, and being occupied with things that one enjoys.
Aries: Looks and appearance will matter to you the most today. You are likely to try new looks.
Taurus: Today is the day for love as you will find answers to the finer aspects of your love life.
Gemini: You will be easily able to divide your time between family and work today. To spend some time with your family, you may plan a small outing.
Cancer: Negative thought and mood will ruin your work today. However, your efforts won’t go to waste as you will get the desired results sooner or later.
Leo: You may find yourself in a situation that will somehow feel like a landmark moment in your life today. Your social reputation is also likely to get a boost today.
Virgo: Idea will keep popping up in your mind today. However, you may get troubled by the see-saw between your contractual obligation and current duties.
Libra: You have been storing things inside you for a long time and today is the day when you may think of speaking it out. You can take a break from your normal routine and bring in some freshness.
Scorpio: You are advised to think before doing something. You will be spending your time with your near and dear ones today.
Sagittarius: Additional work responsibilities will be given to you at work. You are also likely to be given charge of new resources. Accept all the challenges coming your way as you will emerge victorious in all spheres today.
Capricorn: You are advised to not let your feelings rule you as you may take decisions that may stand in the way of success based on your sentiments. There are chances that your down-to-earth nature will win the hearts of many.
Aquarius: Whatever you choose to do today, you will excel in it. You will be recognised and rewarded for the same.
Pisces: Today is an important day for you. Either on the workplace or the domestic front, you can expect to reach a much-awaited milestone. Your professional status and social standing may receive a boost.
As an old phrase says, prevention is better than cure. Likewise, our health is our own responsibility and hence we should keep ourselves updated of what’s going inside our body. With today’s lifestyle that includes more work and less physical activities, routine health check-ups are even more important. Similarly, an increasing rate of non-communicable diseases and ailments like diabetes, obesity and cholesterol, requires an individual to be more cautious about his/her health. Sedentary lifestyle and junk eating are again, major enhancers of week physical health.
With so many underlying reasons, falling prey to bad and weak health becomes easier, the question arises, how often should one indulge in a health check-up, quarterly or twice a year? Technically, the answer lies in our current health status itself. The recommendations for a routine health check-up lie majorly on age, medical history, health risk factors and the current status of your heath, says Tarun Sahni, Internal Medicine Specialist, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi.
“If you are already suffering from a chronic disease like diabetes, it’s always recommended to see your doctor more frequently. Basis the same, your doctor may suggest less or more time between your regular health checkups,” says the doctor.
Also, frequency of regular health checkups should be more often, once you start aging. It should be once every year, at the age of 60. For the people between the age of 30 to 40 years, regular health tests can be taken once in a couple of years, barring they don’t have any chronic ailments, he tells IANSlife.
“Else, on being diagnosed with any chronic disease like hypertension, cholesterol or diabetes, it is recommended to increase the frequency of health checks for the particular ailments, between the age of 30 and 40 years.”
*Knowing about life threatening health risks, early before they cause a problem
*Helping in maintaining a good health and previously faced issues, if any
*Being more aware and cautious about serious health ailments
*Letting you develop a habit of maintaining a routine and good lifestyle
*In limiting extra costs incurred over healthcare on ignoring an underlying symptom or condition
*Improving the quality of life.
What makes a part of your health checkup? The doctor answers:
“On visiting for a routine health checkup, your doctor will refer to your past medical history, vaccination records, current symptoms, if any etc.” On the basis of the collected information, your doctor will guide or order for further tests. A health checkup for an adult, should typically include an update of the following:
*Medical history and records
*Family medical history
*Reactions or allergies faced
*Prior medical tests
With the kind of lifestyle we lead today, men and women should typically be screened for:
*High blood pressure
*Vitamin deficiencies (especially vitamin D)
Ailments, women should be screened for separately:
*Mammogram, for breast cancer (between the age of 50-74 years)
Things you should keep in mind while talking to your doctor:-
According to the expert: “It is always advised to share your full medical history with the doctor. Even a smallest of symptom can be a breakthrough in guiding your doctor for an appropriate diagnosis.” Other than this you can list down these few important things for communicating with your doctor:-
*Always list down your questions, before visiting your doctor and frame them on the basis of your current health status
*Never hesitate in asking questions from your doctor
*Always understand the dosage of the prescribed medication with your doctor
*Share all the information about the medication you have been taking
*Take a note of important things mentioned by your doctor
It is very important to take care of your health as any symptom ignored may turn out to be fatal in near future. Your health is a window that guides you of things being alright or wrong inside your body. Don’t take it for granted and indulge in taking routine checks, as and when directed by your doctors and current health status, he concludes.
Aries: You will be in a mood of doing something for the environment today hence, plant trees, clean up your neighbourhood, etc.
Taurus: People around you will make you feel suspicious. You are likely to spend some time with your family and loved ones today.
Gemini: A pleasure trip is on the cards which will help you recharge your batteries. You are likely to spend your evening doing meditation.
Cancer: The day will prove to be a bit boring today. It will be just like another simple day at the office and home too.
Leo: Today is the day when you need to take some time out for your loved ones, and show them how much you care for them. On the work front, you will be able to impress everyone with your business brilliance.
Virgo: Pay attention to your inner feeling today. You can also plan a small tour or outing.
Libra: You have been continuously busy with your work schedule and now it is high time when to take a break and give yourself some time to relax.
Scorpio: Your ambitions are likely to make you overboard today. Think before you speak as it can lead to tarnishing your image.
Sagittarius: You can expect good news at work especially related to a higher pay package or an increase in office floor area.
Capricorn: Good news is likely to find your door today. On the work front, you will be enjoying your work and be focused.
Aquarius: You will be overloaded with work today, especially if you are an administrator. However, you will be able to manage everything and may plan to party in the evening.
Pisces: Your business associates will be pleased with your acumen and will also respect the insights you will provide for them to work with. You will be able to spend some quality time with your family.