• Exercise, good diet could help prevent osteoarthritis

    London: Lifestyle changes such as improved diet, increased physical activity and weight loss may help prevent osteoarthritis, a common form of arthritis.Osteoarthritis disproportionately affects post-menopausal women who are more pre-disposed to the condition because of biology, genetics and hormone...

  • Getting more sleep, drinking coffee may help ease pain

    New York: Rather than taking painkillers, patients with chronic pain might benefit from better sleeping habits coupled with daytime alertness-promoting agents such as coffee, suggests a research.The study, conducted on mice, revealed that five consecutive days of moderate sleep deprivation can signi...

  • Only 1 in 10 children aged 6-23 months gets adequate diet

    Only one in 10 Indian children aged 6-23 months gets "adequate diet", according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4). Consequently, 35.7 per cent of children below five years of age are underweight, according to NFHS-4 data.After birth, between 0-6 mo...

  • Mother's oily fish intake may cut kids' diabetes risk

    London: Women who increase consumption of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) -- found especially in oily fish such as salmon and trout -- during pregnancy or lactation period, may protect their children from developing Type 1 diabetes, a research said.More than 20 million people worldwide a...

  • Perth: An elegant blend of old and new

    When I expressed my desire to visit Perth, my friends wondered as to why I was going there, since most tourists who visit Australia visit its Eastern parts such as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, and Brisbane.I wanted to visit Perth mostly because of cricket. Dennis Lillee, one of the fastest bowlers e...

  • Women go for luxury brands due to social circle: Study

    New Delhi: When it comes to buying high-end bags, most of old school shoppers go for luxury products because of their social circle, a survey has revealed.My Luxury Bargain, a portal for buying and selling of pre-owned luxury, conducted a survey to understand the mindset of the old school and the ne...

  • Basava Jayanti: Remembering the life and times of a radical thinker

    Jagajyoti Basaveshwara was a great humanitarian, philosopher, thinker, a social reformer, and a revolutionary who taught that right conduct is heaven, work is worship, and who preached the ideals of simple living and equality of all people. Basaveshwara is said to have been a mystic by temperament, ...

  • Robots are people too

    Legislative officials in the European Union have been trying to decide whether robots are people or not. This is idiotic. Of course they are people. The little robot in my smartphone told me. (Not a joke. I asked Siri if she was human and she replied: "Close enough.")One defines "people" as sentient...

  • Connecting the dots: The BJP, Hindutva and fringe organisations

    Title: Shadow Armies: Fringe Organisations and Foot Soldiers of Hindutva; Author: Dhirendra K. Jha; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 228; Price: Rs 499The rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from two seats in 1984 to a staggering 282 in 2014 may be seen as the growing appeal of its ideology -- Hi...

  • 'Mohe pir paayo, Nizamuddin Auliya...': The saint and his grace

    Title: Song of the Dervish; Author: Meher Murshed; Publisher: Bloomsbury India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs 499The bit in the headline is from one of the subcontinent's best-known qawwalis honouring one of its most venerated Sufi saints but its true worth is seldom realised. In it, the singer is addressin...

  • 'Unleash your wild side' with Sussanne, Malaika, Bipasha

    Mumbai: Bollywood's fashionable queens Sussanne Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Bipasha Basu's online fashion brand TheLabelLife.com has tied up with ice cream brand Magnum for a limited edition fashion collection that would encourage consumers to wear their wild side.The Unilever brand has launched a...

  • How to make your bedroom summer-friendly

    New Delhi: Go for subtle hues like mint and lime, declutter and ditch the heavy carpets from your bedroom for a cool summer, say experts.Sonam Gupta, Design Head, Tangerine, a soft furnishing home decor brand, and Amrit Borkakoty, Founder, Serenityonline.in, an online home styling store, suggest how...