How to get smooth skin and keep your skin soft all through the year

Cold dry air, harsh winds tend to dry out the skin while causing itching and several other skin problems. While we are bidding goodbye to winter, the sunlight and mild woollens may cause serious skin rashes. Beauty experts have rounded up 10 remedies to tackle itching and dry skin issues. Don’t scratch your skin but […]

Grammy Awards 2019 red carpet: Pantsuits, sex appeal and lots of skin

In 2018, the Grammys red carpet was full of stars wearing white roses in support of gender equality. This year, with women better represented among the nominees on music’s biggest night, music’s A-list went back to red carpet basics Sunday. That means sex appeal, lots of trouser suits and rock-star glamour. And for others… it […]

Nail health and care 101: Perfection at your fingertips

If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse nail damage, then you’re only partly right.(iStock) Our hands, especially nails, take a beating as we go about our daily lives and chores, leaving the nails brittle, discoloured and unhealthy. If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse the damage, then […]

With 6,700 cases and 226 deaths, spike in swine flu triggers health alarm

India has recorded an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) this year, with 6,701 cases and 226 deaths confirmed till February 3, compared to 798 cases and 68 deaths during the corresponding period in 2018. The sharpest spike was in the week ending February 3, which reported close to a third (2,101) of the total […]

Best weight loss tips, stop making these exercise and diet mistakes to lose weight faster

Conventional weight loss wisdom will have you believe that regular exercise and a healthy diet is the key to losing weight. But did you know that simple lifestyle mistakes could derail your best plans? And no matter how expensive are the health foods you buy, or the superfoods you gorge on, you won’t achieve your […]

Exercise with your partner and share fitness goals to lose weight faster

If you’re involving your partner in your weight loss journey, it’s time to pause and rethink it. It could boost the number of kilos you lose, or it could lead put your relationship in jeopardy. A study conducted by the Taylor & Francis Group revealed that there are various kinds of ‘relational environments’ which determines […]

Keep the flu at bay with healthy foods like garlic, radish and more

There is no doubt that healthy eating habits are an inexpensive health insurance policy which boost immunity. While nutrition cannot eliminate the chances of contracting flu, it would certainly be helpful in strengthening our immune system and lessening the duration and severity of flu symptoms. Instead of turning to antibiotics, it’s always better to try […]

Obesity prevention and management

In its ‘Obesity prevention and management: Position statement February 2019’, the RACGP Specific Interests Obesity network acknowledges that obesity is one of the most important health issues facing Australia – affecting health, wellbeing and productivity, linking directly and indirectly to many chronic conditions, and causing significant morbidity. The RACGP emphasises the central role that general […]