‘Pregnant women can take a break from fast’

HEALTH professionals have reminded expectant mothers there is no requirement to fast during Ramadan. Throughout the Islamic holy month, Muslims fast during daylight hours – but experts have said women who are pregnant or breastfeeding can observe it in alternative ways. Amina Hatia is a midwife from the pregnancy charity Tommy’s. Speaking to Eastern Eye, […]

The morning sickness that never goes away

THE DEADLY JOURNEY OF A HYPEREMESIS GRAVIDARUM SURVIVOR by JYOTI GADHVI IT’S been almost three years since I fell pregnant. It started pretty normally. I went on a holiday to New Zealand unaware I was even pregnant and tested positive when I got back. I was a little tired, and craving fresh fruit and vegetables. […]

Author Rupy Aujla cooks up just what the doctor ordered

by LAUREN CODLING AN NHS doctor believes people are taking their health more seriously in light of the global coronavirus pandemic as he revealed his new cookbook aims to make nutritious meals easy and accessible. Dr Rupy Aujla is a bestselling author and medical doctor, whose latest cookbook Doctor’s Kitchen 3-2-1 contains more than 100 […]

A flawless journey to great health

YOGA MASTER RAKHEE VITHLANI DISCUSSES HER NEW BOOK by ASJAD NAZIR YOGA has helped mental and physical health greatly during the Covid-19 lockdown. Many globally have taken up the ancient practice rooted in Indian tradition, including attending online classes from professionals like Rakhee Vithlani. The London-based yoga master has now gone a step beyond online […]

‘I almost died from a pregnancy-related health condition’

by LAUREN CODLING A MOTHER who almost died from a serious pregnancy-related health condition has urged expectant parents to seek help if they need it, as she voiced concerns that many will ignore symptoms due to the coronavirus crisis. Khilna Shah, 35, suffered from pre-eclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal death, during her […]

New year’s resolutions to combat Covid-19 blues

GREAT GUIDE TO ADOPTING EFFECTIVE ROUTINES FOR A HEALTHIER AND MORE IMPROVED LIFESTYLE IN 2021 by ASJAD NAZIR COVID-19 ensured 2021 was a transformative year for everyone and although vaccines are on the way, life will likely never be the same again. So, the choices we make at the beginning of this new year have […]

Unusual ways to get rid of stress

HOW TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND TACKLE ANXIETY IN LOCKDOWN by MITA MISTRY THERE is no denying that 2020 has been a difficult year for people around the world, and it is fair to say that most have likely had their stress levels raised to new levels. Many have either adopted common stress-busting methods like […]

Asian women shun cervical screening over Covid worries, say experts

by LAUREN CODLING SOUTH ASIAN women are the least likely to attend cervical screening appointments due to concerns about Covid-19, a report found this month. Research from charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust showed that a third of women from a south Asian background do not think it is safe to visit a GP surgery at […]

Nutritional Psychology: Best Foods for Mental Well-Being

When it comes to physical health, we all know that the food we eat influences our health directly. However, when it comes to mental health, a lot of people ignore what’s on their plate. This is a grave mistake because studies suggest that there is a link between our diet and mental illnesses. It also […]

Domestic abuse and mental health

by MITA MISTRY ACCORDING to the Office for National Statistics, 1.2 million women and 700,000 men experience domestic violence each year. And during lockdown, calls to police for help with domestic abuse, from both men and women, were received every 30 seconds. Domestic abuse often happens behind closed doors without anyone knowing, and it can […]

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