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Category archives: Science & Technology

World Malaria Day: Here are some simple hacks to prevent malaria

When we are surrounded by blood-sucking mosquitoes who are capable of infecting us with Malaria, it only makes sense to take precautions. As they say, prevention is better than cure. Malaria is a life-threatening, mosquito-borne blood disease caused when the female mosquito bites and infects the human body. While we can’t completely avoid mosquito bites, some simple lifestyle changes can protect us from getting bitten by these insects. “As of […]

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 […]

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 […]

NASA says first person to land on Mars likely to be a woman

The first person to set foot on Mars is likely to be a woman, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. While Bridenstine did not identify a specific person, he said that women are at the forefront of the US space agency’s upcoming plans. Asked if a woman will go to the Moon for the first time, Bridenstine said “The answer is absolutely. In fact, it is likely to be a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fruits and veggies can boost your mental health

While it is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetable is good for physical health, a new research says that the benefits include mental health as well. The new study, conducted by Neel Ocean and Peter Howley from the University of Leeds, shows that an increase in the consumption of fruit and vegetable can be linked to an increase in self-reported mental well-being, and life satisfaction in data […]