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Healthy food swaps

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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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  We tell men when they are boys, “Be careful… you might hurt yourself.” We physically protect them because the ground is hard, and pain...
Food scraps

Waste not, want not

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

‘Manifold increase in spine problems post-lockdown’

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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’

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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?

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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

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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

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

Understanding anger

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It is important to use feelings of anger to bring about a positive change, writes SAROJA SRINIVASAN

Spider venom may work as a painkiller for irritable bowel syndrome

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The venom produced by one of the largest spiders in the world may bring the hope to ease the gut pain suffered by millions...

All you need to know about PCOS

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According to experts, one in five women can suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, which means, there may be several women around you...

Turmeric supplements can effectively treat osteoarthritis knee pain

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Researchers have found that an extract of Curcuma longa (CL) or turmeric has been found to be more effective than placebo for reducing knee...

Benefits of mindfulness meditation

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This meditative technique helps us understand and cope with situations in real time, without being judgmental writes SAROJA SRINIVASAN

Five screen-free ways to fight screen-fatigue

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This year has been a rollercoaster ride and has seen most of us adapting to the “new normal”. Remote working has become the order...

Eco-friendly, cow dung rakhis gain popularity in India

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For the upcoming Raksha Bandhan festival, there will be a new, eco-friendly and healthy option in the state of Maharashtra - rakhis made...

Sitting on the floor vs sitting on a chair – which is better for...

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For thousands of years, humans have rested on the ground using variations of a squat, cross-legged or a kneeling position. And despite the availability of...

Lifestyle changes for building immunity in winters

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Winter can be a challenging time of year for our immunity. The combination of colder temperatures, not to mention the bouts of showers, and...
Perimenopause

All you need to know about perimenopause

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Most women know the signs of menopause which happens around the age of 50. But there is another phenomenon called perimenopause which many are...
Sleep quality

Food that improves sleep

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There is a strong correlation between sleep quality and dietary pattern. High intake of confectionary and noodles was associated with poor sleep quality, whereas a...

Disease-fighting foods

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There are certain healthy foods that should be part of every household diet as they contain a wealth of disease-fighting substances. These nutritious items should...

Highlight your strengths and manage your flaws (Part II)

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Waist Long waist/torso: If you belong to this category, wear short jackets if you are not very voluptuous, or wear long jackets with short shirts which...
hair care

Essentials to guard hair problems

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Transition from the hot and humid summers to winter gives a relaxed feeling to a lot of individuals. It also calls for holidays, shopping,...

Covid-19 affecting mental, physical health of kids, young people

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While children and young people seem rarely to be victims of severe Covid-19, they are experiencing indirect adverse effects of the pandemic on their...
sweetness

Guilt-free sweetness

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Added sugar is one of the most controversial ingredients in the modern diet. As we stay at home, this tough time demands extra attention and...

Power up your diet with almonds

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Yoga and every other forms of exercise imbibes the concept of whole health – which includes healthy eating, a peaceful mind and fit body.  Making...
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Embrace the power of virgin coconut oil

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Coconut oil has been an indispensable feature in most Indian households for many years, most commonly used as a beauty solution passed on from generation...

Benefits of black pepper on your body

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Some foods are considerably healthier than others from a nutritional point of view, and healthcare professionals and nutritionists consider certain foods to be extra...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

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WATCH: Toddler copies TV dance moves

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  Watch as this little kid copies the dance moves of a girl she's watching on the telly! What could go wrong with an excited...
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WATCH: Bollywood fans from Indonesia recreate “Kala Chashma”

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  "Kala Chashma" from Baar Baar Dekho was the ultimate party song back in 2018, and even years later, it clearly remains a hit. Check out this...
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Big Indians No Chief

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  Over the past few weeks, tensions have emerged within some sections of Sydney’s Indian community after a car rally with overtly religious overtures found...