• Rethink if you wait for cheat day

    Los Angeles: Cheat days are very tempting but there are many reasons that they might not be such a good idea. Eating clean comes with its difficulties, particularly when you're trying to fight against those unwanted sugar cravings. It's even more of a challenge not to eat everything and anything cal...

  • Getting pregnant: Overcoming the PCOS challenge

    By Sowmya A RamanEvery street in India may not have a hospital, but there is at least one centre that promises the joy of pregnancy, however remotely located. From uncontrolled reproduction, we have recently graduated to planned parenthood. Blame food, lifestyle, urbanization, westernization, stress...

  • Steps to rein in dengue this rainy season in Bengaluru

    Sowmya A RamanBengaluru: Incidences of the dengue epidemic have been on the rise in Bengaluru. In 2016, the city of Bengaluru alone had 389 suspected cases out of which 113 were confirmed.According to the World Health Organization, dengue is a viral infection carried by mosquitoes of the aedis aegyp...

  • Eating walnuts may help control appetite

    New York: Individuals who regularly consume walnuts, salmon and canola oil -- rich in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) -- are likely to experience hormonal changes that can control appetite and make them feel less hungry, a study has shown.The study found that consuming a diet high in PUFAs caused a sig...

  • A new address in town for 'authentic' momos

    By Aditya BaruahGuwahati: There is a new address in town for momo lovers -- the Arunachal Kitchen -- and its claim to fame is that it serves the most "authentic" of dumplings.Momos, the ubiquitous stuffed dumpling believed to have originated in Tibet, are available in almost every nook and corner of...

  • Use cucumber pack, cumin seeds for sun-kissed summer glow

    By NiveditaNew Delhi: With the temperature soaring high, it's important to keep your skin nourished and moisturised to retain a natural glow. What can be better than trying out some homemade treatments like a cucumber pack, tomato puree, cumin seeds and age-old methods using turmeric, curd and lemon...

  • New app to improve lives of people with dementia

    London: In a first, an app is being developed by researchers to help improve the environment at workplaces, public buildings and homes for people living with dementia.The app being developed by the researchers at the University of Stirling in Britain will digitally assess how suitable a residence, c...

  • Internet withdrawal may increase heart rate, BP

    London: Just as a drug addict may face withdrawal symptoms, people who use the internet a lot may experience significant physiological changes such as increased heart rate and blood pressure when they go offline, scientists have found."We have known for some time that people who are over-dependent o...

  • Vitamin D supplements may help manage pain

    Sydney: Vitamin D supplements, combined with good sleeping habits, could help manage pain-related conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual cramps and chronic back pain, says a study.The findings, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplements combined wi...

  • Beware! Cotton buds may do more harm than good

    New York: Using cotton buds to clean ears may seem harmless, but they have the potential to cause minor to severe injury to the ear, researchers have warned."The two biggest misconceptions I hear as an otolaryngologist are that the ear canals need to be cleaned in the home setting, and that cotton t...

  • Rava Idli in a jiffy

    Ingredients:500 gm Semolina (Rava/Sooji)1 Sachet Eno1Cup Curd (Dahi)2 Big Spoon Oil1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds1/2 Cumin Seeds (Jeera)1/2 Fennel Seeds (Saunf)1/2 Fenugreek (Methi)1/2 Split Chickpeas (Chana Dal)1/2 Split Beans(Urad Dal)5-6 Curry LeavesGreen ChilliSalt as per TasteInstructions: Take a pan an...

  • 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...