A melody for the mind: The story of ‘Sitar for Mental Health’

For sitarist, composer and music producer Rishab Rikhiram Sharma, music has been a part of his inherited family legacy, a career growing up and a medium for his creations. After battling his own demons alone, Sharma found music as his aid in the healing process. ‘Sitar for Mental Health’ is the 23-year-old’s quest in pointing … Read more

FDA authorizes a type of underwear to protect against infection during oral sex

This is a story about infections, sex and underwear. More specifically, it is about sexually-transmitted infections, oral sex and ultrathin, super-stretchy, vanilla-flavored panties. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the panties to be considered protection against infections that can be transmitted from the vagina or anus during oral sex. It is a first for … Read more

Why heart disease in women is so often missed or dismissed

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in America, killing nearly 700,000 people a year. But studies have long shown that women are more likely than men to dismiss the warning signs of a heart attack, sometimes waiting hours or longer to call 911 or go to a hospital. Now … Read more

Not just winters, summers can affect your heart, too: Follow these preventive measures

It is widely known that cardiovascular disease-induced deaths and risks increase during the winter season. Experts attribute this to the narrowing of heart blood vessels leading to less supply to the heart muscle. Also, there’s an inverse relationship between blood pressure and environmental temperature, putting stress on the heart. However, not just winters, the sweltering … Read more

Warhol’s $200 million ‘Marilyn’ could test art market’s health

In 1985, dealer Tony Shafrazi designed a poster promoting his show of paintings made jointly by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The image featured the two artists in boxing gloves as if preparing to spar with each other. Although playful, the poster hinted at the complicated relationship between Warhol and Basquiat; they were competitors as … Read more

Understanding the history, consumption trends, and health impact of edible gold

Gold! Gold! Gold!” exclaims Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as he talks to indianexpress.com about people’s love and curiosity for the metal, not just as jewellery but even as food. It is well-known that gold occupies an important place in our society and culture, and is used to make a variety of significant and prized possessions including … Read more

Why is gut health taking over TikTok?

Every few months, like clockwork, hundreds of videos promising tips and tricks to “hack” your gut flood TikTok. In March, influencers pushed shots of aloe vera juice: “My digestive system, like my gut health? Never been better,” one gushed in a video with one million likes while tapping on a purple bottle of the drink. … Read more