A walk after dinner: An aid to digestion?

  Growing up in India, it was a ritual for our parents to step out for a walk after dinner. They said it helped ‘improve digestion'. Is...
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Tea and banana waste used to make non-toxic activated carbon

  A team of scientists have used tea and banana waste to prepare non-toxic activated carbon, which, without any toxic agent, is useful for several...

National guidelines announced for allergy management at school

  It’s been known for quite some time now that Australia is the “food allergy capital of the world”. One in 20 school-aged kids, it is...
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Why it is exciting to see Australia open up to Ayurveda

  Ayurveda is an Indian term that the western world is finally beginning to pick up. A Sanskrit term made up of the root words...
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My life with PCOS: joining the ‘cysterhood’

  For many women, going to the gynaecologist isn’t always a pleasant experience. I should know – I’ve had to schedule a doctor’s appointment every...
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It’s OK if you have a little cry in lockdown. You’re grieving

  If you are one of the millions of Australians in lockdown, you are not alone in feeling a range of emotions difficult to put...
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Let’s talk about sex: Sexual health literacy survey by UoW

  Lecturer in Sexology at the University of Sydney, Dr Vijay Ramanathan is actively working to improve sexual health literacy within the Indian community and...
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My first Dry July: surviving lockdown without a drink

  As lockdown extends to the end of the month, some of us might be turning to that evening glass of wine to wrap up...
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Helping your child sleep in hospital

  Sleeping well at night can make you feel better, give you more energy and promote health and healing. There's no denying that sleeping well...
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Pocketful of sunshine: how to work on your Vitamin D levels

  As we continue to work from home, many of us may find ourselves going days without stepping outdoors. While it’s important to keep up...

Gratitude and art making to increase community wellbeing

  We sat in a circle, taking turns to speak. We each recounted a small aspect of our lives we were grateful for. As we...
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The ultimate goal of meditation is Nirvana

  Most people associate the idea of Nirvana with Gautama Buddha. And that is rightly so, because he made Nirvana (or Nibanna, as he termed...
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Dealing with loss in the family: How meditation can help

  During this difficult time, many of us are struggling to absorb the infinite grief in our hearts for loved ones who have left us...

Things to remember this Mother’s Day

  This year on Mother’s Day, some of us may be able to give mum a hug in person - a gesture we will never...
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5 videos that hit the mark on teaching young people about sex

  Two videos were removed this week from the Australian government’s recently released sexuality education resource for schools. The government released the Good Society resource in mid April, which consists...
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Women, what would you tell your school age self?

  Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, Monash University's Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah was asked to speak at a girl's school. The inspiring academic,...
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WATCH: Hindi poem about women empowerment

  Ever have those days where nothing is going your way? You feel demotivated and wonder, "what's the point?". The last couple of weeks in Australia...
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I’m a sexual assault counsellor. Here’s why it’s so hard for survivors to come...

  As a senior sexual assault counsellor working with Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, I often sit across from people on the worst day of...
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A tinnitus update on World Hearing Day

  World Hearing Day is celebrated on 3 March to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness along with promoting ear care. I spoke to...
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Healthy food swaps

A few simple changes to our regular diet can lead to a healthier and happier lifestyle, suggests GEETA KHURANA
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Pap smear: everything you need to know

  Despite being the second most common cancer in women between the age group of 15 and 44 years of age, the awareness towards cervical...

Emotional Intelligence: 10 ways to improve self awareness

  Emotional intelligence tends to fuel your performance on the personal front as well as professionally. Right from your self-assurance, empathy and positivity to your...

Encouraging good sleep habits in children

  Sleep is a big part of your child’s good health. Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behaviour, learning,...

Inside out: Men’s health month

  We tell men when they are boys, “Be careful… you might hurt yourself.” We physically protect them because the ground is hard, and pain...
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Waste not, want not

Don’t throw away your kitchen scraps; put them to work, writes GEETA KHURANA

‘Manifold increase in spine problems post-lockdown’

As vital as the spine is for the body, problems occuring due to the sedentary lifestyle in lockdown have amplified manifold in the ongoing...

Ophthalmologist Dr Sudarshan Sachdev, a community ‘eye-con’

To mark World Sight Day on 8 October, we chose to acknowledge the contributions of Dr Sudarshan Sachdev, one of the leading ophthalmologists of...

The snore story: Sleep apnea and depression – Is there a correlation?

Depression is often also connected with sleep disordered breathing, and not only by conventional wisdom, but by increasing clinical evidence day after day. As...

World Heart Day: Heart failures and healthy hearts

This World Heart Day, let’s have a light-hearted conversation about the importance of having a healthy heart and how one should take care of...

Skincare tips for when you workout

Sip water, wear a hat and sunscreen, go bare faced, writes MINAL KHONA


Let’s Talk Boosters: Indian Link podcast

  In LET'S TALK BOOSTERS, a new podcast series by Indian Link, host Ekta Sharma quizzes Dr Kritman Dhamoon of Blacktown Hospital Sydney about booster...
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‘Serving the community’: COVID testing in remote NSW

  The past two years have been a rollercoaster of COVID-19 related turmoil; from isolating lockdowns, closed borders, to trying to help Indians in the...

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

  Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...
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How accurate is your RAT? 3 scenarios show it’s about more...

  As Omicron surges through the community, getting the right answer from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is not as straightforward as reading one or...
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Sagarika Venkat is finalist in Young Citizen of the Year award

  What were you doing when you were 12 years old? Not receiving a ‘Highly Commended’ award on Australia Day, to be sure. Sydney’s Sagarika Venkat was...
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Deepak-Raj Gupta OAM: Community, business and politics

  Deepak-Raj Gupta has been honoured in this year’s Australia Day Honours with the OAM for service to the community of Canberra. “I feel honoured and...