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Food is a miracle which enriches our nutrition requirement daily. While it positively correlates with our health, an overconsumption would tend to affect our health negatively. Therefore, maintenance of a better health is a big challenge since the fo
The World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year and helps raise awareness about a skin condition that could result in severe deformity if not treated properly. Leprosy can simply be defined as an infection leading to severe
Nidikumba (Mimosa pudica linn) is a plant that has many medicinal and therapeutic properties but has been mistaken for a weed. It could be found in almost every district in Sri Lanka.
When many vision related conditions tend to show symptoms in terms of gradual loss of sight or vision impairment, a condition that is asymptomatic until the final stages is diabetic retinopathy. One of the leading causes of blindness according to the
Nowadays people don’t give much attention to food, sleeping and other habits that need to be prioritised. Therefore they look for easy ways to prepare meals. With globalization, people have been discovering new materials to prepare cooking utensils
Do you believe in the genesis creation narrative? Some say that God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being. Some say that man was created from fire and clay. Respecting a
This is a herb found in both dry and wet zones in Sri Lanka and is mostly used in treating skin conditions. Eth Thora leaves are used in treating colourless skin lesions (aluham). Several balms used in Ayurveda are made out of Eth thora seeds.
Losing weight might sound like a good thing and maybe that’s what everyone dreams of. Finally changing into a skinnier person might excite you and you might also win a few compliments. Maybe all the hours spent on daily workouts succeeded in bringi
Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes can be easily distinguished as it is larger in size and have black stripes on its body, so it is sometimes called tiger mosquitoes. They breed in artificial accumulation of
Have you been experiencing a change in your normal bowel habits recently where there are days with diarrhea followed by constipation and vice versa without a regularity at all? Time to time variations of the bowel habits can be completely normal espe
Iramusu is a herbal plant that could be found in any part of Sri Lanka. While the entire plant is used to treat various ailments and illnesses, it’s roots contain Hemidesmine smilasperic acid. Although it is an aromatic herb it has a mild bitter ta
Hypertension or high blood pressure is a symptomless silent killer that quietly damages blood vessels and leads to serious health problems. While there is no cure, using medications as prescribed and making lifestyle changes can enhance your quality
From january 2020, the Dailymirror Health Capsule is introducing a column based on Ayurveda to give a better understanding about the curative values of eastern and ayurvedic medicine and how local herbs could be used to get rid of ailments and illnes
Ever yearned for a quick break in between all your work? This is probably because your mind is saying ‘ENOUGH!’ When you have too much to handle, you can’t get the best out of you because one part of your mind is already pre-occupied with somet
We all are fond of celebrations. Because, they carry love, laughter, happiness and food.
Ever felt uncomfortable in your belly; an abdominal pain perhaps, that is hard to explain? Or maybe insomnia or a relentless itching that does not subside? The culprit could perhaps be a wriggling friend; in this case ‘worms’. Today’s topic for
Ageing is, as inevitable as death itself. It is a process inextricably linked to the life-cycles of all living beings that dwell on the face of the earth. Today we will be focusing on an extremely rare progressive genetic disorder termed Hutchinson-G
Waking up in the morning to have an ugly wart greet you from the mirror could be frustrating. Your frustration grows as no amount of make up, facial cream or other beauty products can make them go away. Understanding this clearly, Daily Mirror spoke
Vision is as important as every other sense and organ in our body. But due to age and lifestyle changes vision could get weaker with time. In a study done in 2010, uncorrected refractive errors wereknown to be the most common cause of distance vision
Sugar is a problematic and controversial compound since it is a major contributor to a number of health problems, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
A sprain can occur to anyone at anytime and therefore, it is definitely important to obtain a proper idea about it in case of an unexpected emergency. The human body is made of certain joints that assist in movement.
Having fever, cough and a runny nose due to wet weather? Then you are possibly experiencing a seasonal influenza; also known as the viral flu. While it is a common occurrence, virologists observe this time of the year as a peak season for influenza a
Reported as the second most common killer in other countries, but only affects around 6% of those who suffer from cancer in Sri Lanka, colorectal cancer is a cancer that has a overall survival rate of 60%, if detected between stages 1- 3. Daily Mirro
Every time you ask your child to stay up late studying, you are inherently asking her to fight against his or her own biological design. Every time your child stares at his or her phone late in the night, he is endangering his psychological wellbeing
Have you ever wondered why your diet isn’t working for you? Or why you are back in square one a few months after you stop your low calorie diet?Well, the reason is simply because you are not following a proper diet plan. The conventional low calori
As Sri Lankan most of us start our day with a cup of tea. Some like to have lukewarm tea while others needs very hot tea. Both green tea and black tea are beneficial for our health since they contain plenty of health-related chemical compounds. Tea i
Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown aetiology, commonly known as CKDu is prevalent especially in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Today, many villagers have given up hopes on life because once diagnosed, they are unable to do anything on their
A life void of medical maladies is quintessential to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Among the many diseases already plaguing the people today, HIV and AIDS can also be listed as diseases that could not only deteriorate one’s live but is also incu
Have you come across your grandmother or grandfather complaining about a crackling sound in the knee with pain during movement? Have you noticed that this pain has been worsening over time and he or she prefers to be bed-bound rather than move around
The immune system of the body is like a natural body guard that comes as a bonus in life. It is the body’s defense against infectious diseases, ensuring a healthy and happy life. The immune system consists of a network of cells, tissues and organs
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