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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Wellness

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5 videos that hit the mark on teaching young people about sex

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  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...
Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah twitter thread

Women, what would you tell your school age self?

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  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

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  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...

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  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

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  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

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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,...

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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Latest News

Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Indian states declare journalists as frontline workers

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  Journalists working in Goa will be designated as frontline workers and will be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said today. "We have...
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‘Bring them back’: Pawan Luthra discusses #StrandedAussies on The Drum

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  As the harsh second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through India, its drastic effects on the Indian healthcare system and the sharp rise in infections...
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Australia dispatches medical supplies to India

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  Australia will deliver essential medical supplies to India today as part of the initial package of support to the Indian government for combatting the...