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Psychologists believe smiling can make people feel happier

In a new study, psychologists have found that smiling indeed makes people feel happier. The study published in the journal ‘Psychological Bulletin’ looked at nearly 50 years of data testing whether facial expressions can lead people to feel the emotions related to those expressions. “Conventional wisdom tells us that we can feel a little happier if we simply smile. Or that we can get ourselves in a more serious mood […]

Research studies confirm Ayurvedic treatments help kidney ailments

Two separate studies published in Internation journals by Indian researchers have confirmed benefits of using ‘Punarnava’, an Indian herb, for kidney ailments. The extract from the plant can help with both preventing and managing kidney disease, said researchers, and added that one can definitely help slow the disease’s progression and treats its symptoms and complications by using formulations containing ‘Punarnava’ and a careful diet. According to a case study conducted […]

Put Yourself First: 5 Health Tests That Every Indian Woman Should Get Done

Multi-tasking is a way of life for us women. For a majority of women around the world, daily life is such a bustle that amid all the action, what gets lost, is the need to take care of their own health. The number of crossed out periodic health check-ups on the calendar keeps rising till, unfortunately, urgent intervention becomes a need. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of […]

5 Shocking Side-Effects Of Eating Late At Night

Eating late at night is quite tempting and all of us have done it at some point or other in our lives. While catching the occasional midnight snack may not be of any particular problem, making a habit out of it can have serious long term impacts on your health and your overall well-being. There’s a reason all health experts, nutritionists and doctors will tell you to beat the habit […]

Ridiculed For Her Face, Kerala Woman Is Fighting Her Destiny & Needs Your Help

A native of the Chelakkara town in Kerala’s Thrissur district, Preethi was born with a severe case of Ichthyosis, a rare skin condition that causes dryness and a scaly appearance. While Preethi has been through multiple treatments for her skin, including both Ayurveda and allopathy, the condition causes her skin to peel bringing with it agonising pain, during the summer. “My condition is such that I must not be exposed […]

Happenings are always good

We often say, what happened was good, what is happening is better and what will happen in future, will be the best. Perhaps, for this reason, we say that God is always good. Then, one can raise this question: “If everything is good, why do we feel pain or agony in many incidents in our life time?” Whatever may be the feeling – good or bad – that is temporary, […]

Research studies confirm Ayurvedic treatments help kidney ailments

Two separate studies published in Internation journals by Indian researchers have confirmed benefits of using ‘Punarnava’, an Indian herb, for kidney ailments. The extract from the plant can help with both preventing and managing kidney disease, said researchers, and added that one can definitely help slow the disease’s progression and treats its symptoms and complications by using formulations containing ‘Punarnava’ and a careful diet. According to a case study conducted […]

Vitamin D may help control asthma

Besides making bones strong, higher levels of Vitamin D can also help children with asthma to become more resilient to harmful respiratory effects caused by indoor air pollution, say researchers including one of an Indian-origin. “Asthma is an immune-mediated disease,” said lead author Sonali Bose, Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “From previous scientific studies we knew that vitamin D was a molecule that may […]

Ontario Government Considers Banning Single-Use Plastic And Ontarians Are Ecstatic

Ontario Government wishes to ban single-use plastic items such as straws and cutlery. In a new strategy to limit the amount of waste that is being put into the landfills each year, the Ontario Government has announced that they are considering banning single-use plastics throughout the province. After the government released a discussion paper which outlines their ideas for addressing the waste problem in our province, many Ontarians have seemed […]

All you need to do is…RUN!

Women never have it easy, be it work or maintaining their fitness levels. To juggle between a thriving career, happy family, their social life, managing their physical and mental health, is a constant challenge for women. In the constant quest to strike a balance, they tend to lose out on some or the other aspect. But why should one have to compromise one for another?! Mostly women don’t take up […]