Yoga is usually understood as being limited to asanas or poses, and the advantages of yoga are associated with only physical well-being. However, yoga is also known for helping people manage stress and has many health benefits.
This monsoon, as you dig into your favourite samosa and tea, make sure you spare a thought for your health. For the monsoon will bring with it much more than magical drops from the heavens and refreshingly cooler climes.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for humans. The human body requires Vitamin D for regulating body minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, and also for the vital function of maintaining proper bone structure.
The Chikungunya virus is brought on by the bite of a mosquito. While not fatal or contagious (normally), the symptoms - fever and joint pain – can be acute, and the suffering can be long lasting. There was a time when Chikungunya was considered a ‘tropical illness’.
Bacteria are microscopic living things that have only one cell. There are both helpful and harmful bacteria. Some bacteria destroy cells causing infections and diseases, while others help with digestion and provide the vitamins necessary for the body.
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV), for which Hepatitis Tests (such as the HBsAg Test, or the Hepatitis B surface antigen Test) are normally recommended by the medical fraternity.
Breastfeeding is nature’s way of providing newborns with a powerful and complete source of nutrition. Breastfeeding is also known to help mothers recover quickly from the many ‘side effects’ of childbirth.
Vitamin B12 is an ‘Essential Vitamin’, which means that the human body will not be able to function properly in its absence. Vitamin B12 allows our DNA, red blood cells and nerves to carry out their normal, day to day activities.