How to prevent dengue fever

Dengue fever and other severe dengue symptoms are the result of a viral illness spread by mosquito bites. Those infected with dengue often have a high temperature, headache, bodily pains, nausea, and rash. As the population of Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit the dengue virus, has surged in the early days of summer, medical professionals have warned that Bangladesh may have an even more severe outbreak of the disease in 2023 than in the previous years.

Decoding the mind: Unravelling 7 cognitive biases that shape human decision-making

Humans make constant decisions due to their logical nature. Our choices range from simple to complex issues, such as what to eat for lunch to capital investment in a business. While we cannot be 100 per cent rational at all times, we mostly make logical decisions by weighing the pros and cons of each of our choices. That being said, we have developed some mental shortcuts known as cognitive biases to navigate and ease this decision-making process.

5 health benefits of green tea

Back in the times of ancient medicine, green tea was used to heal cuts, help digestion, improve the health of the heart and mind, and keep the body at the right temperature.

7 yoga positions that boost hair growth

Hair loss or thinning can be a frustrating stressful experience for everyone. While there are many treatments and products available to help promote hair growth, yoga can also be a natural and effective way to boost hair growth. Yoga not only helps reduce stress, which can contribute to hair loss but also increases blood circulation and oxygen flow to the scalp that promotes hair growth.

Dos and don’ts of menstrual health and hygiene

Many women nowadays have to work outside of their homes for extended periods of time, often without access to appropriate washroom facilities. This can be difficult to manage when it comes to menstruation. This challenging scenario demands a sanitary napkin that can provide reliable protection for at least 12 hours, allowing them to go about their daily lives without worrying about leakage or discomfort. Finding an appropriate product can be essential to ensure that women can be productive and confident at work.

5 Ayurvedic secrets for hair health

Just until a few decades ago, South Asians were blessed with the most beautiful and thick hair that was as long as it was lustrous. The recent rise in pollution, lifestyle challenges, seasonal fluctuations caused by climatic imbalance, and increased stress have wreaked havoc with hair health. Fortunately, Ayurveda has lots of secrets and the power to restore our crown back to its timeless glory lie in the shelves and containers of our very own kitchens.

How to quit smoking this Ramadan

A person who is trying to give up smoking may find that participating in activities throughout the month of Ramadan, such as visiting relatives, helping with the preparation of iftar or seheri meals, and praying helps keep them busy and provides assistance in doing so. Moreover, people may lessen their desire to smoke by taking measures like engaging in physical activities such as walking after iftar, consuming a large quantity of water after iftar, and avoiding the company of other individuals who smoke.

Top 5 health benefits of fasting in Ramadan

Fasting during Ramadan has numerous health benefits in addition to observing one’s religious and spiritual obligations. Fasting in Ramadan highlights how giving your body a break from eating can lead you to being healthy. By approaching fasting with mindfulness and intention, both physical and spiritual benefits can be attained in this holy month. So, let’s take a look at the top 5 health benefits of fasting during Ramadan.

Changing your food habits and lifestyle for a healthy body

The food you put in your system will have an impact on your organs, bones, brain, and cells. Scientific research states that on average an adult loses over 300 billion cells every day and the only way to replace those cells is through the food we eat, which acts as fuel for us to replenish those lost cells. When we eat toxic, less nutritional food our bodies stop manufacturing new healthy cells. Also, regular indulgence in processed food fills our system with chemicals and toxins that affect our organ’s resilience. When we eat healthy it replenishes our body internally and we see the results of having more energy, and more spontaneity in our daily life.

12 foods that unclog arteries

Clogged arteries are the first step towards coronary diseases. A poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, obesity and smoking, among plenty of other factors, can all cause poor heart health. A healthy heart ensures a long, healthy life and here are 12 foods to incorporate into your life that can help with achieving that.

Signs of depression in children

Children, at every age, are trying to navigate emotions bigger than themselves and it is not unusual for them to feel down and washed out from time to time. However, when the feeling is very intense and continues for a long time, particularly in a way that impacts a child’s social, family or school life, it may be worth probing into.

Musculoskeletal Disorders: signs and symptoms to lookout for

To say that neck and back pain are minor speed bumps in the process of ageing would be quite an understatement. Rheumatoid illnesses pack a cocktail of conditions that start off with one area of the body and gradually spill onto other parts, thus impacting our functionality and eventually productivity.

Top 5 Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is quite possibly the harshest season when it comes to our skin. Because of the lower humidity and colder temperature, our body loses out on a lot of moisture, causing loads of damage to the skin. To prevent that outcome, here are the top 5 things you can do to take care of your skin this winter.

Ray of hope for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers

In the past, gastrointestinal cancers such as colorectal cancer and stomach cancer were usually treated with surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy, but the advent of targeted therapies has had a significant effect of prolonging life for patients with these diseases.

Revolutionising colon cancer treatment

Colorectal cancer or colon cancer, which occurs in the colon or rectum, is the third most common cancer behind only lung and prostate cancers in men and lung and breast cancers in women, and the second leading cause of cancer death.

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Pinu Haq has led a healthy, productive life. Having retired ten years ago as a communications consultant, she now leads a simpler life, spending time with family and her grandchildren.