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5 Benefits of Drinking Water in a Copper Vessel

April 19, 2021, 8:12 a.m.

70% of human body is made up of water. Copper was the first element known to man. Even our grandparents and ancestors used to store water in the containers made up of copper, with an intention to s…

Article by Shivani Nandi Ph.D. (785)

My Mother and Alzheimer’s disease (Shivani Nandi Ph.D.)

April 25, 2021, 8:52 a.m.

Faced with a request from a dear childhood friend that was impossible to turn down, I agreed to delve into some long forgotten painful memories to write something about dementia and Alzheimer's dis…

Article by Dr.Vishwanath Jagannath (548)

Family Planning Services and Male Participation

April 18, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

Traditionally the focus of family planning services has been on women. This can be seen from a large number of methods available for women compared to men. Women’s reproductive health is pres…

Article by Dr.Vishwanath Jagannath (606)

Antibiotic Resistance:What You Should Know

April 18, 2021, 7:09 p.m.

In our families, we observe the diseases which can be broadly classified into five groups -Genetic or Hereditary: Diseases which run in the family -Nutritional disorders: Under Nourished or Ove…

Article by Dr.Vishwanath Jagannath (650)

Know Your Body Defence Mechanism and how to keep it Robust

April 18, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

Readers would like you to visualise your High school Biology classes wherein you have read about the various systems of our body. You also remember the story of an African fable where all the body …

Article by Dr.Vishwanath Jagannath (560)

Vaccines and Immunisation

April 19, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

In the last article had promised for a write up on Vaccines which is the most important topic for the world now. Never the entire population of the world has waited for a vaccine like now. Interest…

Article by Dr. Robert Friedland (737)

Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and how to practice gene therapy in the kitchen

April 25, 2021, 8:02 p.m.

I am honored to share my thoughts on Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. I will begin with a short quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said “Memory -without it all …

Article by DR. Gayatri Mohapatra (623)

How little we know about the feelings of old people!June 15th is world elderly abuse awareness day!

June 15, 2020, 7:47 p.m.

Oscar Wilde said "The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young". Our elders have lived and seen life & form the strong fabric of our society. Some are fortunate eno…

Article by Dr Nandita Bajaj (580)

Epilepsy... by Dr.Nandita Bajaj(Consultant paediatric neurologist, Germany)

June 19, 2020, 5:29 p.m.

Epilepsy, also known as “Mirgirog”or“Apasmar rog” in the Ayurvedic literature of Charaka Samhita, is a brain condition that causes repeated episodes of sudden, brief changes…

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AMAZING BENEFITS OF EATING DATES/KHAJOOR

July 24, 2021, 5:41 p.m.

Dates, known as khajoor or kharjura might look like humble fruits, but they are packed with nutrition and have a lot of health benefits. Additionally, they are high in fibre which is good in clearing…

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PINEAPPLE: BENEFITS FOR HEALTH, HAIR AND SKIN

July 17, 2021, 5:50 p.m.

Pineapple is said to have originated from South America and is rich in nutrients and antioxidants that can fight inflammation. Also, known as Ananas comosus, this healthy fruit has loads of health…

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Ripe Unripe Bananas Health Benefits Nutrition

July 5, 2021, 5:56 p.m.

When it comes to bananas many of us go well… literally “bananas” for them; after all, they are the nation’s favorite fruit and the original 100-calorie snack! Sometimes we…

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GUAVA: BENEFITS, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, LEAVES/BARK USES

June 28, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

Guava is a tropical fruit that grows in dry or humid heat. Both the fleshy fruit of the guava plant and the leaves are edible, with the fruit most often eaten as a snack and the leaves commonly boile…

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JAMUN: FACTS, BENEFITS, USES, DOSAGE, PRECAUTIONS

June 21, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

Jamun or Java plum is a fruit that is loaded with vitamin C and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and folic acid. Fruit is diuretic, anti-scorbutic, and carminative in properties and…

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF JACKFRUIT

June 14, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

In Northern India tender jackfruit or kathal is a gourmet vegetable and in Bengal, it’s gacch-patha, panasa in Orissa & in Kerala, it’s primarily a healthy carbohydrate, Chakka, the…

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MANGO: NUTRITION, BENEFITS AND HOW MUCH TO CONSUME

June 7, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

One cup (165 grams) of sliced mango offers the following nutrients. •Calories: 99 •Protein: 1.4 grams •Fat: 0.6 grams •Carbs: 25 grams •Sugars: 22.5 grams •F…

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WHY ZINC INTAKE IS IMPORTANT?

May 24, 2021, 6:17 p.m.

Zinc plays a very important role in our body. Our body doesn’t naturally produce zinc, we need to obtain it through our diet or supplements. Zinc is required for numerous processes in your…

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5 TYPES OF FOOD TO LIMIT

May 17, 2021, 6:19 p.m.

Do you know the food which you are eating right now can be unhealthy? Worry not we are here to tell you 5 types of food that you can avoid and make your diet healthy. Keep scrolling! 1. Food accom…

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF KADHA OR HERBAL TEA

May 15, 2021, 6:38 p.m.

This pandemic taught us the importance of a healthy immune system. People are now returning to their roots and adding natural ingredients in their diet. Kadha or Herbal tea is one of the best drinks …

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF RAGI OR NACHNI

May 10, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Ragi has always been a part of the Indian diet. While it is called ragi in the south, it is also called nachni in the North. It is a cost-effective source of various nutrients. It is a rare source…

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5 WAYS TO AVOID TRANS FATS

May 3, 2021, 6:51 p.m.

Trans fat has become a buzzword. But do you know what is it and how to avoid it? Trans Fats exist naturally in small amounts in some meat and dairy products. However, they’re also artificial…

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING PULSES

April 26, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

India is known all over the world for its unique culture and cuisine. People are in awe of the food we serve because it’s different, diverse and delicious. The main essence of Indian cuisine is…

Article by Dr.Dilip Mahapatra (450)

COVID-19 PANDEMIC & FUTURE IMPLICATIONS

April 16, 2021, 7:15 p.m.

The world is seeing the effect of COVID-19 and multiple re-immergence in different variant forms around the globe.This has been met by unequal responses in many countries which has led to differe…

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GET YOUR DAILY FIBRE

April 12, 2021, 7:22 p.m.

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health? Dietary fiber — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — is…

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WORLD HEALTH DAY 2021

April 7, 2021, 7:24 p.m.

World Health Day is observed on 7 April each year. The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as o…

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TIPS ON OILS AND FATS!

April 5, 2021, 7:29 p.m.

Oils and Fats Purchasing Tips •A product labeled "whipped butter" is regular butter that has had air beaten into it in order to increase the volume and to make it easier to spread. It shoul…

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WHY EATING GREENS IS SO IMPORTANT!

March 22, 2021, 7:46 p.m.

Leafy green vegetables are brimming with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eating a healthy portion every day can help protect you from many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, and …

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Eat Light at Night!

March 15, 2021, 10:53 a.m.

The popular saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper” is the easiest way to remember the eating pattern one should follow throughout the day. In …

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Vitamin-E

Feb. 22, 2021, 10:57 a.m.

Vitamin E is a vital nutrient for good health, and it's found in a wide variety of foods and supplements. The best way to consume this vitamin is through a healthy diet. Deficiency is rare, and overd…

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Facts about Salts

Feb. 15, 2021, 11 a.m.

Salt is also called sodium chloride (NaCl). It consists of 40% sodium and 60% chloride, by weight. Salt is by far the biggest dietary source of sodium, and the words “salt” and “s…

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Top 5 Benefits of Drinking Water

Feb. 8, 2021, 11:04 a.m.

1.Increases Energy & Relieves Fatigue- Since your brain consists of 73% water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels a…

Article by Dr.Anuradha Majumdar (504)

Eat Right During Covid -19

Oct. 16, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

COVID-19 means putting health first. It means putting our money where it matters the most. It also means that we will have to do much more to prevent diseases — stop co-morbidity because of b…

Article by Dr.Sabyasachi Patnaik (519)

EYE CARE TIPS FOR DIABETICS

Oct. 1, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

If you are a diabetic, please remember Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss and even blindness. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage tiny blood vessels i…

Article by Dr.Dilip Mahapatra (522)

Atharvaveda: Medical Treatise of Ancient India!

Sept. 26, 2020, 11:21 a.m.

During the Vedic period, four Vedas emerged with some medical content but it was the last one, Atharvaveda(AV) which accounts for a fascinating compendium of medicine in its various stages of primi…

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Eye care tips to protect the gift of sight

Sept. 12, 2020, 11:24 a.m.

Eyes are the most precious gifts given to us and its importance can only be realised after losing it or watching the activities of a person deprived of the gift of sight. In order to maintain go…

Article by Dr Gayatri Mohapatra (453)

The stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds AD is a global problem

Sept. 21, 2020, 11:28 a.m.

September 2020 will mark the 9th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder tha…

Article by Dr.Bidhu Bhusan Samanta (501)

Hepataitis

Aug. 13, 2020, 11:32 a.m.

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, most commonly caused by a viral infection. It’s one of the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than AIDS and malaria com…

Article by Dr.Sujata Misra (482)

Combating diabetes in pregnancy

July 11, 2020, 11:35 a.m.

Diabetes, a metabolic disorder, encompasses a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both. Approximately 2 to 5% o…

Article by Dr.Anuradha Majumdar (541)

Eat Right Campaign

July 11, 2020, 11:38 a.m.

If it is not safe, it is not food •Food Safety is an important aspect of public health. Eating safe & eating right is the key to good health. Let’s look at the present scenario; g…

Article by Dr.Anjana Pramanik (447)

POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

July 11, 2020, 11:41 a.m.

A brief review relating it to INFERTILITY: PCOS is a collection of signs and symptoms in a woman of reproductive age group. It is the most common hormonal disorder relating to INFERTILITY -a multi…

Article by Dr.Bidhu Bhusan Samanta (446)

Exercise Is Medicine- Being Active For A Better Life

July 1, 2020, 11:45 a.m.

The three major factors that influence our health and longevity are genetics, the environment, and behavior. Because we have very little control over genetic factors, it is critical that we focus o…

Article by Dr.Swarup Patel (466)

Hypertension... understanding the basics!

July 1, 2020, 11:48 a.m.

Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a condition where the pressure on the blood vessel wall is increased from inside. It is a common condition worldwide. We all know someone in the family …

Article by Dr.Brushabhanu Karan (640)

The world of Bipolars

July 1, 2020, 11:51 a.m.

Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder(BPAD) previously known as manic depressive psychosis (MDP) is the most important neuropsychiatric disorder not because it is so common affecting aroun…

Article by Dr Gayatri Mohapatra (419)

Reflections...on being a doctor

Sept. 1, 2020, 12:13 p.m.

"Medicine means Mercy – Empathy – Dare – Integrity – Care – Ingenuity – and Ethics" - Abhijit Naskar "The presence of the doctor is the beginning of the cure…

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World Heart Day 2021

Sept. 29, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

World Heart Day is celebrated on 29th September of every year. It is aimed at drawing people’s attention to heart illness and the range of associated health issues. The day is commemorated …