A reusable mask on a mannequin.

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It Is Best To Clean Reusable Masks Every Day: Health Experts

Gurugram-based Fortis Memorial Institute's Dr Bela Sharma advises washing of reusable masks, especially cloth-made, after every use. Moreover, washing cloth-masks in hot water is considered better if one has coughed or sneezed while wearing it. Dr. Sharma also said that N95 masks should be discarded after five days of usage, while the surgical masks must be disposed off after single use. However, it is advised to use reusable masks and avoid… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 01:00 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Fortis Memorial Institute, Gurugram, Face Masks, Dr. Bela Sharma, Lifestyle

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: A cup of black coffee.

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Dietician Advises How To Consume Black Coffee For Weight Loss

While black coffee is considered best for weight loss, there might be repercussions for inappropriate consumption. As per dietician Ashley Shaw, consuming black coffee without adding sweeteners can help with weight loss and overall health. Moreover, Shaw recommended consuming only four cups-of-coffee per day equating 400 mg caffeine. Besides, she advised to add low-calorie sweeteners if necessary and accompanying coffee with food to avoid… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 03:35 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dietician, Ashley Shaw, Black Coffee, Caffeine, Lifestyle

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Sooji ka halwa

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Nutritionists Suggest 'Sooji Halwa' To Satisfy Sweet Tooth Cravings

Nutritionists suggest people with sweet tooth to consume 'Sooji ka halwa' owing to its nutritional value. However, they suggest to use less clarified butter (ghee), sugar substitute 'stevia' and low fat milk. While a single serve of halwa contains 285 calories, its basic ingredient 'Sooji' or 'semolina' provides a rich source of iron, magnesium and fibre. Dieticians also recommend the dish as it helps in maintaining healthy heart,… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 10:56 AM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: food, Sooji ka halwa, cholesterol, sheera, Indian Dish

Courtesy: Times Now

Representational photo of a women under stress.

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Keep Stress Hormones In Check! Health Counsellor Advises Women

Mental health counsellor Arouba Kabir suggests that excess secretion of cortisol (stress hormone) might make women more moody, depressed and sleep-deprived. Moreover, high cortisol levels due to low estrogen secretion cause premature-ageing besides complications like arthritis, osteoporosis and ectopic pregnancy later in life. Arouba recommends prioritizing mental health by including exercise, antioxidant-rich food and optimal sleep. She also… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 03:57 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: mental health, Arouba Kabir, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Lifestyle

Courtesy: The Indian Express

hair Colour

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Trichologists Bust Hair Colouring Myth Causing Grey, Damaged Hair

Busting fears of hair colouring, trichologists suggest that one can get his/her natural black colour hair even after colouring them. Moreover, the hair specialists stated having grey hairs are genetic phenomena and do not have a link with hair colouring. While the deficiency in vitamins and minerals causes hair thinning, the experts say that with proper selection of colour-safe shampoo, conditioner, and serum, one can flaunt the colourful… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 06:17 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: hair color, Myths, Hairstylist, Lifestyle, Hair Dyes

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Kamini's Women (In Photo: Kamini Sinha)

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Kindness, Emancipation Go Hand-In-Hand For This Madhubani Artist

Kamini Sinha - an illustrious Sohrai and Madhubani artist from Ranchi - etched her name in the hearts of countless tribal women for her emancipatory act of kindness. Despite objections from in-laws over pursuing a career in the art, Kamini proved herself as an artist, besides imparting the skill to 100-plus tribal women for free. By creating and retailing novel designs at state-organised exhibitions, these women have now become self-… read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 04:06 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Madhubani, sohrai, artist, tribal

Representational photo: An athlete performing Tabata workout.

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Japanese Tabata Workout Effective In Weight Loss: Fitness Expert

Fitness trainer Mindy Pedersen explained the dynamics of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) like the Japanese Tabata workouts. Tabata workout follows eight repetitions of the 20:10 format i.e. 20 seconds of rigorous exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. This should be followed by 60-90 seconds of rest before starting any different exercise. Highly effective for weight loss, Tabata that originated in Japan was designed for Japanese… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 12:07 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: HIIT Training, Tabata, Olympic, Lifestyle

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Representational photo: Woman examining dark under-eye circles.

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Dark Circles Not Majorly Associated To Sleep Duration: Dermatologist

New York's dermatologist Robyn Gmyrek has debunked the myth that sleep deprivation causes dark circles. According to her, dark circles are more likely caused by genetics rather than amount of sleep. Besides, Hyperpigmentation, chronic eye-rubbing or blue veins under the eye also contribute to the dark circles. Moreover, she also discarded the myth that eating greasy food causes acne as, according to her, only milk is associated to acne… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dermatologist, Robyn Gmyrek, New York, skin care

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Representational photo: Itchy skin.

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Dermatologist Suggests Ways To Avoid Winter-Caused Eczema

Eczema/ Dermatitis is a common winter-related skin complication that arises due to improper moisturization but can be avoided with proper care, said Dermatologist Aakriti Mehra. She explained the skin turns itchy and inflamed with extreme dryness that may be caused by triggers like pollen, dust, food allergies and even genetics. Dr Mehra, thus, advises proper moisturization of the skin, avoiding respective triggers and making a few lifestyle… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 12:29 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Dermatologist, Eczema, Dermatitis, Food Allergy

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Dragon fruit

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Gujarat To Call Dragon Fruit As 'Kamalam', Files Patent For Name Change

Citing the dragon fruit’s name as inappropriate, the Gujarat government has decided to call the fruit 'Kamalam', hence has applied for a patent to officially change the nomenclature. Refuting any political motive behind the decision, CM Vijay Rupani on January 19 said it has been renamed since the name does not sound "appropriate" and the fruit resembles a lotus. Reportedly, the Sanskrit word ‘Shri Kamalam’ is the name of Gujarat BJP's … read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 10:15 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, Dragon Fruit, Kamalam

Courtesy: News18