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Need for Seed: Why You Should Eat Watermelon Seeds


Some of the best things about summer – chilling out with popsicles, slurping an iced drink and diving into a sweet, juicy watermelon. When I feel like I’m melting into a puddle, I turn to this refreshing summer fruit. Watermelons are delicious on their own. I love them in cocktails and salads, but there’s something more comforting about letting the ... Read More »

Benefits of Cucumber Juice for Your Skin, Hair and Overall Health


Ever wanted to find a magical elixir that can improve your overall health and give you that glow you’ve always wanted? Presenting: Cucumber juice. Shilpa Arora (Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach) says, “Cucumber juice is packed with nutrients like Vitamin K, Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, riboflavin, B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, iron, silica, calcium and zinc.” That’s perhaps ... Read More »

Heart disease: Five simple ways to prevent it!


New Delhi: Heart disease has now become the leading cause of mortality in in our country. It remains to be the top killer of both men and women in the world. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. Though some people are born with heart disease, but there are many things which you ... Read More »

Smoking: Five ways it affects your health!


New Delhi: We all know that smoking is not good for health, but still most people are addicted to it and find it hard to quit. Tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death globally. Nicotine in tobacco also makes it hard for people, especially smokers to give up. The prolonged use of tobacco increases the risk of ... Read More »

Bring private care to the interiors: JP Nadda


In a bid to improve healthcare in rural and semi-rural India, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda has asked private hospitals to set up their centres in these areas and make their services more affordable. Nadda called upon private hospitals to set up medical facilities in semi-rural areas to ensure accessibility. “I urge private institutions to establish ... Read More »

Here’s why you should never smoke in front of your kids


TORONTO: Children exposed to tobacco smoke in early childhood adopt anti-social behaviour, engage in proactive and reactive aggression, and face conduct problems at school, even drop out at age 12, a research has showed. Exposure to tobacco smoke is toxic to the developing brain at a time when it is most vulnerable to environment input, the researchers said. “Young children ... Read More »

Practice testing protects memory against stress: Study


Learning by taking practice tests can protect memory against the negative effects of stress, according to a new study. Scientists from Tufts University in the US conducted experiments involving 120 individuals who learned a series of words and images by retrieval practice showed no impairment in memory after experiencing acute stress. Participants who used study practice, the conventional method of ... Read More »

Sugary diet may increase heart disease risk: Study


Increased intake of food and drinks with added sugar may raise the risk of heart attack or myocardial infarction by about a third in some people, a new study has warned. Sucrose occurs naturally in fruits and vegetables, but the majority of our consumption is through added sucrose, researchers said. Besides sweetened beverages, cakes and sweets, sucrose is added to ... Read More »

Centre forms national panel to monitor bird flu

The Centre on Wednesday set up a national helpline and high-level committee to monitor the status of bird flu in the capital. Meanwhile, three more birds died in the capital — one in the Delhi zoo after a week-long gap and two in Shakti Sthal — taking the toll to 68. A day after Delhi Development Minister Gopal Rai wrote ... Read More »

15 Per Cent Adult In Need Of Intervention For Mental Ailments: Report

NEW DELHI:  Nearly 15 per cent of Indian adults are in need of active interventions for one or more mental health issues, according to a report released today. The report is based on National Mental Health Survey, 2016 conducted by Bengaluru-based National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) with the support of the Ministry of Health and Family ... Read More »