October 18, 2019 Jonathan

Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear! Cotton tips are for cleaning out bellybuttons – not ear. You have probably heard these admonitions from parents and doctors ever since your childhood. What do they mean? And what’s wrong with using cotton buds or bobby pins to clear…

October 4, 2019 Jonathan

Till 1978, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the womb – was the commonest major operation performed on women (Today, it is the second most common, after caesarean section). Not only are the statistics alarming, but the reasons for them, too. Hysterectomies are being performed for perfectly frivolous reasons such…

September 26, 2019 Jonathan

If you are on regular medication and have a new problem in the looks department, there may be – just may be – a link between the two! Health and beauty go hand in hand, they say, and there’s no denying that a person in ‘the pink of health’ has…

September 12, 2019 Jonathan

Whether you call them love handles, jelly bellies or beer guts, out-of-shape abdomens are a major problem for most adults. Chances are that the more desperate have done countless sit-ups and leg lifts, but all it got them was tired – and even more desperate. So, what do you do…

September 5, 2019 Jonathan

Although cancer strikes millions of men and women a year, many cancer patients are living longer, largely because they knew the disease’s early-warning signs and sought treatment promptly. The quicker the detection of cancer, the better the chance of a cure. To protect yourself from two forms of the disease…

July 27, 2019 Jonathan

Being “stressed out” can manifest itself in a variety of ways – headaches, shoulder and neck tension, irritability, a general feeling of tiredness, an inability to sleep. The symptoms can be mild to severe, depending on the individual. If it signals from the body are not heard, if changes to…

July 16, 2019 Jonathan

The sky beyond the distant mountains takes an orange hue. Early risers come out of their houses, long baskets hung over their backs. Some of the younger ones, dragging their feet behind their elders, are still struggling with the effort of waking up so early. They set out for the…

June 30, 2019 Jonathan

Ask someone, “Do you really want to be happy?” and what you will get in reply are strange looks, puzzled shrugs or a counter question of, “Who doesn’t want to be happy?” It is true that all the hullabaloo of our lives is in pursuit of happiness, but does anyone…

June 19, 2019 Jonathan

Aloe Vera has been used by mankind for several thousand years. Over the centuries there have been references to Aloe Vera from the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, as well as in Indian and Chinese literature. Famous physicians of the past – including Galen, the father of modern medicine –…

May 28, 2019 Jonathan

“Beauty is a combination of qualities that gives pleasure to the senses and to the mind.” – American Heritage Dictionary “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.” – An old proverb When defining beauty, scientist and poets contradict each other. The concept of beauty remains mysterious and illusive to…

May 19, 2019 Jonathan

Give It a Shot Who doesn’t like to wear fresh new clothes for an evening party? Who doesn’t want to sport the trendiest shoes displayed in the shop window? We want new cars, freshly picked flowers, a refreshing holiday: the list is endless. But when it comes to taking a…