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Are you diabetic? Okra may help you bring down your blood sugar levels

Okra or lady’s fingers is a rich source of potassium, calcium, folic acid and vitamins B and C.  This humble vegetable has now come under the scanner for it reported health benefits....

Should you worry about COVID-19 transmission from your clothes?

COVID-19 has truly shaken the world, killing over 72,000 people across the globe. The infection rate is rapidly rising in India too. Currently, there are 4643 active COVID-19 cases and 149 deaths...

Using ACs, coolers during COVID-19 pandemic: Know the ideal temperature to keep germs away

As the mercury level increases, people have started switching on their air conditioners, coolers and fans to beat the heat. But considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many health experts have raised concerns...

Suspected case of bubonic plague identified in China: Some facts about this bacterial infection

The world is busy battling the COVID-19 pandemic, which has infected more than 11 million people and claimed over 5 lakh lives, but coronavirus is not the only threat facing humans today....

Ayurvedic cure for Coronavirus: Is it just another myth?

Fear has gripped the nation after new cases of coronavirus emerged earlier this week.  On Monday, India reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus – one in Delhi and another in Telangana....

Effective home remedies that offer relief from heel spur pain

While lockdown has made many people lethargic, some are constantly on their toes cooking and doing household chores. No wonder, many people now complain of foot and ankle related problems. These foot...

Role of vitamin D in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of speculation about the role of vitamin D in bringing down your risk of and preventing infection. Though many say...

Russell Tovey poses in pants for Terrence Higgins Trust’s HIV campaign

He's the hunky star of Looking, The Pass and Him & Her. And Russell Tovey has delighted many a fan by shedding his clothes to showcase his chiseled torso to pose for a portrait to raise...

Single dose of arthritis drug tocilizumab lowers COVID-19 mortality rate of critically ill patients...

According to a new study from the University of Michigan, critically ill COVID-19 patients who received a single dose of tocilizumab intravenously were 45 per cent less likely to die overall. They...

Novel coronavirus: Is this WHO’s mysterious ‘Disease X’?

Some years ago, the World Health Organisation had spoken about a mysterious “disease X”. The premier organization also warned that this disease may spark an international contagion. Now, fast forward to the...