Saturday, 01 Apr, 2023


Ramadan food: 10 things to eat to prevent fatigue, stay energetic

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until dusk. The Islamic ritual can be challenging for many and may leave those practicing feeling less energized and weaker during the day. To avoid feeling sluggish, it is important to consume

World Kidney Day: Some habits can damage your kidney

World Kidney Day is a yearly event that takes place on the second Thursday of March. It is aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of kidney health, risk management and dealing with kidney issues.  This year, the event is being held on March 9 and provides an opportunity to

YouTube videos on sleep disorders contain ‘alarming’ levels of misinformation: Study

A new study has found that YouTube is rife with misinformation about good sleep habits. The study, led by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, US, revealed an “alarming” amount of medical misinformation within videos discussing sleep disorders on

The ancient drink that powers Indonesia

In the streets of Central Java, women carefully load their bamboo baskets with bottles of jamu, a homemade elixir. Their hands are stained yellow from the turmeric that they have freshly ground to a pulp that morning with a pestle and mortar, along with other rhizomes, roots, fruits, bark

Humans ‘may need more sleep in winter’, study finds

For those of us who struggle to leave our beds in the winter, taunts of “lazy” could well be misplaced. New research suggests that while humans do not hibernate, we may need more sleep during the colder months. Analysis of people undergoing sleep studies found that

What Types of Music Help You Fall Asleep The Easiest

You might be hard-pressed to find any commonalities between the children’s lullaby “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and the k-pop hit “Dynamite” by BTS. It turns out both songs are commonly used to help people fall asleep. Surprised? So were the

Hair Fall In Winter: Follow These Tips To Control It

It's not surprising to notice that you're losing more hair in the bath than usual as winter approaches. The hair loss you're likely to experience throughout the winter is cyclical, just like the health of your skin, which is dependent on the changing seasons.  Winter

Improve your memory with these natural remedies

It is not unusual to forget things as you age. As we grow old, our ability to remember and recall things decreases. While it’s natural, the condition can be aggravated due to other factors, including certain health conditions.  In Ayurveda, the ability of the brain to carry

Recipe: Homemade eggnog

Those of us who grew up with creamy yellow jugs of eggnog around the holidays find ourselves out of luck in Tokyo this time of year. As with many cocktails, the true origin of this drink is cloudy, but generally the name and image comes from colonial America. In 17th-century Europe,

25 Quick Ways to Reduce Stress

Taking care of your long-term mental and physical health is an important part of stress management. However, there isn’t always time to take a nap, hike a fourteener, or read a novel. Thus, here are 25 ways to reduce stress in five minutes or less. From eating chocolate to

Can younger workers speak up without managers bristling?

As millennials and Gen Zers make up more of the workforce each year, there’s one big difference emerging that sets them apart from their predecessors. Unlike the generations that came before them, these younger workers are more eager to be heard in the workplace, whether

10 Best Ways to Stay Healthy In Winter

As we grumble upon the fact of facing winter blizzard, it's quite hard to imagine that this frigid low temperature could possibly bring any health benefits, but according to Ayurveda, winter is the season in which there is inherent immunity boost up.  Cold weather leads to

Diabetes: Simple tips to manage your blood sugar levels in winter

Winters can make people less active with the chilly weather and good food around. While getting out of the cosy bed is an effort during winter, being sedentary can be quite damaging in the cold months and can especially prove to be problematic for people with diabetes.  Our

Why daily exposure to sunlight is good for your health

Amidst our hectic schedules, we end up spending a large part of our days in front of the computer, inside our homes and offices. While staying indoors is comforting, we often miss out on one essential ingredient to living a healthy and happy life — sunlight!  Did you know

5 Ayurvedic Masks That Will Help You Maintain Your Glow In Winter

Winter calls for extra attention to one’s skin. Everyone wants their skin to look spotless and glowing in every season. But, the winter season makes the skin look dry and dull. To protect the skin from dryness and dullness, people often turn to skincare products available in the

Why you should not miss out on eating ‘singhara atta’

Singhara or water chestnut is a popular fruit that is not just delicious but also comes packed with numerous health benefits. Despite its colour, shape, and name, water chestnut is not actually a nut and is, most commonly, used as a fruit. In India, however, many use its by-product

Five must-have muscle foods for pregnant women

Protein is an essential nutrient during pregnancy because the building blocks of protein, called amino acids, play countless roles in the body — from maintaining the structure of our muscles, skin, and bones to producing critical hormones for growth.  Eating enough protein

5 Hobbies Women Should Try in Their 40s

Who said that hobbies were only confined to youngsters? We understand that you are in your 40s now and your kids have their own life. They are now in their college or are finally working. Life is serene, but it could be mundane. You may miss the time when you were occupied. You feel like

How banana helps in treating piles

The key to good health is undeniably, a perfect balance of a healthy body and mind. In fact, our metabolism plays a pivotal role in determining the health conditions. No wonder, our metabolism is directly related to our digestive system, as the food we eat gives us the energy to keep

Man who didn't wash for half a century dies at 94

A hermit dubbed by media as "the world's dirtiest man" has died at the age of 94, just months after having his first wash in decades. Amou Haji had refused to use soap and water for more than half a century, fearing it would make him sick. The Iranian, who lived in the

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