This section contains useful information about how to live a healthier life by focusing on eating healthy food, drinking safe water, maintaining a healthy body, and keeping a healthy mind.

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What is Ebola, and How Do I Avoid It?

India has a population of more than 1.25 billion people, and more than 45,000 Indians currently live in the four Ebola-infected West African countries. These figures tell their own story. In a country as large and populous as India, it …

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The Importance of Safe Drinking Water

Water is a very vital part of our lives. It is the elixir of life. The fact that great civilizations have been built on the banks of water bodies endorses the supreme importance of water.   Significance of Water Water …

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Rock Climbing as a Sport – Part 1

This is the first article in a two part series on Rock Climbing as a Sport by Mr. Ajit S. Kushe, International Rock Climbing Referee.   The Call of the Wild   Man has always been intrigued and attracted by …

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Rock Climbing as a Sport – Part 2

This is the second article in a two part series on Rock Climbing as a Sport by Mr. Ajit S. Kushe, International Rock Climbing Referee.   Bringing Home the Wilderness   Artificial Climbing Walls are a sporting innovation that has …

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Good Oils, and How to Read their Labels

We cannot do without the use of oil in our daily cooking. What we need to do though, is to know which type of oil is healthy, what the components of each type of oil are, and how we should …

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Water Contamination & Water Borne Diseases in India

India is a huge contrast in water availability and scarcity. There are places in India which have an abundance of water and also places like Rajasthan where availability of water is a major concern. Towns and cities with ample water …

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Know Your Food

Our breakfast table has always been an array of fruits. Today’s line up… watermelon, musk melon, apple, grapes, banana. They all tasted similar though, like chemicals and not the juices I’d grown up on. What’s changed? The Problem There exists …

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Indian Standards for Safe Drinking Water

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has specified drinking water quality standards in India to provide safe drinking water to the people. It is necessary that drinking water sources should be tested regularly to know whether water is meeting the …

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Simple Office Exercises

Got a job? In your office, do you get hooked to your computer for too long? Is sitting all day a lot harder for your body? It’s great to do exercises before or after office, but what if you could …

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How to Get Safe Drinking Water

In India, the water we get at our taps is mostly not safe for drinking. It needs to be purified to make it potable. It contains impurities such as bacteria, virus, protozoa, cyst, pesticides, lead, VOCs and heavy metals. Due …

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It’s All About What You Eat

Food is the greatest necessity of all living organisms. Food gives us energy and ensures life. But what you eat is also important. There are a few simple rules of eating healthy. If these rules are followed we can be …

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Let Food Be Thy Medicine and Medicine Be Thy Food

Traditionally, food was more than sustenance, it was our medicine. Today, we turn to prescribed drugs for treatments. While such treatments do present immediate results, as opposed to building our immune system against attacks, it makes our system more dependent …

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The History of Blood Donation

Blood is the most important component in the human body. It supplies oxygen and nutrients like glucose, amino and fatty acids to different parts of the body. Blood also removes waste like carbon dioxide, lactic acid and urea, circulates white …

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The Dangers of Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that indicates that the amount of sugar or glucose in your body is high. This condition can lead to health problems like heart disease and stroke and can cause adult blindness, kidney failure and lower-limb amputation. …

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Know About Blood Groups

Who can give Blood to Whom, Who can be a Universal Blood Donor, and Who can be a Universal Recipient During life-saving blood transfusion, it is very important that the blood unit of the appropriate blood group is provided. In other …

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How to Tell the Seriousness of a Burn

Burns can occur almost anywhere, and can be caused by various things such as kitchen accidents, electrical shocks, etc. They can be very serious and even life threatening depending upon the degree of burns and the area covered by it. …

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Know About Blood and Blood Donations

Blood is the most important component in the human body. It supplies oxygen and nutrients like glucose, amino and fatty acids to different parts of the body. Blood also removes waste like carbon dioxide, lactic acid and urea, circulates white …

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How Do You Know If You Are Healthy?

I am perfectly healthy. Why do I need a Doctor’s health check? Think of your annual health check like your body’s report card – it tells you if everything is on track, and also warns you of any tell-tale signs …

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Home Remedies During the Monsoons

The Monsoon brings great joy and relief to the city every year, but also brings with it the risk of catching several diseases and ailments. By following these helpful tips, you can take better care of yourself and your family. …

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Common Summer Ailments and How to Avoid Them

Watch out for these ailments that can get you down in the summer heat.   1. Typhoid Symptoms: • High Fever • Loss of Appetite • Headaches • Abdominal Pain How to avoid it: • Typhoid is a water borne …

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Beat the Heat, and Exercise in Summer

Summer is no excuse not to exercise, but do make sure that you stay hydrated. You will sweat more, and are likely to feel tired more easily. Here are some fun ways to make sure that you burn those calories. …

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