(CNN)Vitamin D supplements do not help prevent disease for the majority of people, according to a new study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal.

Sunday, 03 December 2017 09:48

Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?

(CNN)We all know the grandmotherly wisdom of serving chicken soup to someone with a cold, but does this particular meal really have medicinal properties? Could slurping up chicken soup save me a trip to the local pharmacy?

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:45

Ummah at war

The ummah is at war with itself. What other way is there to describe the brutal bloodletting by Muslims of Muslims in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Turkey, and, of course, Pakistan.

Monday, 03 July 2017 07:31

A singer, a doctor and a kingdom

On social media recently I came across the wedding photographs of a young female singer. In the traditional wedding costume, she was radiant. Taken with obvious professionalism, the photography brought out the hope and joy of the beginning of a young couples new life with poignancy.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:44

With the begging bowl

The Grenfell Tower blaze where most of those who perished, or who lost everything in the flames, were Black and Minority Ethnic people, and they were all poor living on a council estate triggered this article. What happened at Grenfell Tower is part of a larger issue of structural inequality in general, and housing in particular, in which the poor are pushed out of quality housing in favour of regenerating the city for affluent and largely white renters and buyers.

You can win your dream life if you're willing to fight for it.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:22

Flooded with woes

The massive downpour and the subsequent floods experienced especially in the districts of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Matara, Galle and Hambantota dominated the TV and newspaper headlines last week.

The much awaited Cabinet reshuffle finally took place on Monday morning following the swearing in of nine Cabinet ministers whose portfolios were shuffled.

The average sex life appears to be dwindling - and it may reflect some troubling anxieties at the heart of modern society, says Simon Copland.

Monday, 15 May 2017 09:38

Ex-women cadre as armed virgins

The reference in the title is to those classified as ex-LTTE female cadre. Peter Schalk, in his article “Tiger Women

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