Parmita Uniyal
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What is Narali Purnima, the festival that coincides with Raksha Bandhan?

Narali Purnima is celebrated on the same day as Raksha Bandhan and thus it's a double celebration for many families of Maharasthra, Goa and Karnataka.

Naralu Purnima is known as Avani Avittam in South Indian states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 05:35 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Yoga or gym, which is better for your health? Expert reveals

Is it a better idea to hit the gym or roll out the yoga mat? An expert shares the right workout as per your requirements.

Exercise promotes both muscular building and functional fitness. Yoga teaches you how to increase your flexibility, strength, and focus on your breathing.(Pixabay, Freepik)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 04:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

New Covid variant ‘Pirola’ or BA.2.86 is different from others; 5 key facts

Coronavirologist Dr Pavithra Venkatagopalan says that Pirola or BA.2.86 variant has as many changes as Omicron had from Delta.

One of the recent variants that has been discovered is BA 2.86. This variant is interesting because it has a lot of 35 new mutations that sets it apart from previously known prevalent covid variants.
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 07:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dengue prevention diet: Foods to eat and avoid for boosting immunity

Give a boost to your immune system by including seasonal foods, drinking plenty of fluids and avoiding roadside food. Here are expert tips to prevent dengue.

Practising mindful eating behaviours, choosing seasonal foods, staying physically active and being positive is the best way to maintain good health status(Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 08:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Heat pack or cold pack, what should one use in case of injuries, aches and pain

Whether to apply heat pack or a cold one depends on the nature of injury on discomfort. Here is an expert's guide.

In case of swelling or bruising, cold pack will work better and heat therapy should be avoided. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 07:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Raksha Bandhan 2023: How to celebrate the festival when you don’t have a brother

Raksha Bandhan honours the lovely bond between siblings. Although the celebration has historical roots, it transcends biological connections in its essence.

This year Rakhi is being celebrated on two days - August 30 and August 31.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 05:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

What you should feed your dog as per their age; expert suggests

It is every pet parent's responsibility to raise their pets well and give them the nutrition they deserve.

Your dog’s best food will depend on its unique needs, most importantly their life stage, weight, and known medical conditions(Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 03:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

9 reasons dengue cases are turning more severe; role of global warming

The researchers of a study found that global warming could be possibly changing the disease dynamics of dengue.

Dengue is the most common viral infection that is caused due to mosquito bites. In recent times, there has been a growing concern over the severity of the dengue virus and its implications for public health. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 01:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Heart health to diabetes control; 10 amazing benefits of makhanas

Convenient to eat and easy to prepare, makhanas can be your go-to snack when hunger pangs strike. They are also a storehouse of wonderful nutrients.

Makhana or fox nuts are also good for your skin health and amazing for digestion.. (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 08:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Longevity to weight loss; 6 wonderful health benefits of regular exercise

Exercise isn't just about weight loss, it's also about boosting brain health and living longer. Here are all the benefits of regular workouts.

Research supports all these benefits of physical activity be it boosting self-esteem, sleep quality to moods and energy. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 06:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet parent shares 6 things that helped her dog deal with separation anxiety

To ensure the well-being of your furry friend, it is recommended to establish a structured routine for them as well as spend quality time.

It's widely understood that most pets thrive on human companionship and can experience stress or boredom when left alone for extended periods. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 04:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why ghee shouldn't be consumed on empty stomach; an Ayurveda expert explains

Ayurveda expert Dr Rekha Radhamony in her recent Instagram post talks about the right and wrong way of consuming ghee for health benefits.

Ghee is most popularly added to chapatis, on top of dal chawal and other curries to add a dose of nourishment and healthy fats to the meal.(Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Don't overuse your contact lenses; follow these tips to prevent eye infections

Contact lenses should not be used more than the number of days that are designed to be used. Here's how you can prevent eye infections.

It is estimated that over 150 million people worldwide are using contact lenses. Contact lenses are being used for correcting vision, for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons to improvise the colour of the iris and eye.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 08:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Do silicone breast implants raise risk of breast cancer? What experts say

Any new change in or around a breast implant such as swelling, pain, a new lump, or a new rash should be evaluated by a doctor, say experts.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had reported that a small number of cases of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) had been found in the scar tissue of women with breast implants. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 07:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can castor oil treat poor vision, glaucoma? Experts reveal the truth

TikTok videos claim that rubbing castor oil over eyelids and under the eyes can help treat eye problems from poor vision to glaucoma. Doctors reveal truth.

Castor oil, it is a vegetable oil which is used to treat skin infections and is a common ingredient in over-the-counter eye drops(Freepik)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 04:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Running tips: Want to run faster and longer? Here are 7 rules to follow

It takes a combination of practise, the right form, and general health to increase your running speed and endurance, says a fitness expert.

Building stamina gradually, stretching before and after running, training consistently and taking rest and repair time can also help.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 02:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: 6 reasons why dogs are the perfect companion for humans

International Dog Day celebrates the remarkable bond between humans and dogs. Here're reasons why dogs are often considered perfect companions for humans.

Their unwavering affection provides a source of comfort and companionship that is both genuine and heartwarming(Freepik)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 01:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: Date, history, significance, celebration and things to do

From pampering them with their favourite treats to adopting them, here are all the things you can do for dogs this International Dog Day.

International Dog Day founded by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert Collen Paige is observed every year on August 26.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 08:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to manage eczema flare-ups during monsoon; 7 home remedies that can help

Managing eczema flare-ups during the monsoon season can be challenging due to heat and humidity. Here are seven home remedies that may help alleviate symptoms

Excessive sweating can also irritate sensitive skin and could cause skin issues. During monsoon, temperatures are usually warm which can increase itchiness and discomfort.
Published on Aug 25, 2023 07:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: What is puppy Yoga; know benefits for pets and humans

A perfect bonding time for dogs and humans, puppy Yoga or doga entails doing Yoga practice in presence of your pet children. Know all benefits.

Puppy Yoga has become quite a rage nowadays as people are also allowing their animal companions to accompany them on Yoga mats multiplying their joy and mindfulness as well as adding to their pets' happiness.(Pinterest)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Zika virus in Mumbai: Warning symptoms and prevention tips by experts

A 79-year-old man in Mumbai has been tested positive for Zika virus. From fever to joint pain, here are symptoms of mosquito-borne illness.

Minimizing exposure to mosquito bites is crucial. This involves using insect repellents, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and wearing long-sleeved clothing and socks(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 04:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Can aspirin reduce risk of second heart attack? What cardiologist says

If you are a heart attack survivor and your doctor has suggested you take aspirin, you should probably follow their advice. Here's why.

Taking aspirin may play a key role to cut the risk of recurrent heart attack as it works as a blood thinner, holding back small blood cells called platelets from forming clots. (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 01:59 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Burger Day: Know secrets to make a delicious burger from a chef

National Burger Day is observed every year on August 24 to celebrate the comfort food that is loved by many. Know how to make a delicious burger at home.

As per the legend, burger was invented in the year 1900 at New Haven, Connecticut (Shutterstock)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 06:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

New Covid variant Eris symptoms appear a week before positive test? Know why

Experts say this could be because when a person contracts a virus, it takes time for it to replicate within the body to trigger noticeable symptoms.

. As the Eris and other Omicron variants are being detected, people are also reporting a 'pre-Covid' phenomenon that was even being reported in the initial days of pandemic. (Pixabay)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 05:12 PM IST
By, New Delhi

This diet during pregnancy can improve cognitive abilities of the child at age 2

Stress reduction and Mediterranean diet can both make social and emotional development of your child better at the age of 2, found a trial.

The Mediterranean Diet is a way of eating that promotes consumption of plant-based foods and healthy fats. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 03:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Lunch recipe: Team millet and basil conjee with jowar roti for a satisfying meal

Millet and basil conjee and jowar roti make an excellent combination for a healthy and nutritious meal.

Teaming this healthy porridge with jowar roti can boost its nutrition quotient by several notches as sorghum has its own set of benefits in blood sugar management, cardiac health, bone health, lowering cholesterol and easing digestion.
Published on Aug 23, 2023 01:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

10 popular junk foods that are ruining your child's health

From burger, pizza, sugary drinks to processed meats, here's a list of junk foods that your children should avoid as per nutritionists.

The problem with junk foods like pizza, burger, chips is that they are devoid of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and other essential nutrients that can support a child's physical and mental development(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 12:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Eastern equine encephalitis reported in Alabama and New York, causes one death

Eastern equine encephalitis is rare in the US and only few cases are reported every year 30 per cent of which could turn fatal and may have severe symptoms.

Starting from high fever, headache, chills and nausea, eastern equine encephalitis can progress to seizures, disorientation, and coma. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 23, 2023 11:20 AM IST
By, New Delhi

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day: Why your cat needs regular check-ups

National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day is celebrated on August 22 every year and is a reminder to take care of our kitty's health and well-being.

Concealing pain is a second nature to cats and even cat parents may find it difficult to detect signs of illness in them.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to get 21g protein from a vegetarian meal; 4 protein ingredients

From Besan to bean sprouts, here are 4 protein ingredients that you must use in your meals to improve protein quality and quantity in your diet.

Vegetarians are often deficient in protein, but this could be corrected by adding right ingredients to your meals.(Instagra,/Juhi Kapoor, Pixabay)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 07:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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