Thursday, Feb 09, 2023

Lentils are not only nutritious, they have also been linked to long-lasting health benefits – find out here

February 8, 2023 17:30 IST

Dals or pulses, which have been a part of our diet for a long time, are a rich source of protein


In an unusual case, mehendi triggers seizures in 9-year-old; know why and when it may happen

February 8, 2023 17:00 IST

"Sometimes, mehendi is mixed with oil which produces strong pungent smell, leading to irritation of respiratory mucosa, watering of eyes, sneezing and respiratory distress," said Dr Ravi Shekhar Jha, director and head, pulmonology, Fortis Hospitals, Faridabad

When critical thinking isn’t enough: to beat information overload, we need to learn ‘critical ignoring’

February 8, 2023 11:30 IST

To regain control, we need cognitive strategies that help us reclaim at least some autonomy and shield us from the excesses, traps and information disorders of today's attention economy


Women, you must never ignore symptoms like pelvic pain, cloudy urine, burning sensation in the vagina

February 8, 2023 10:50 IST

Most commonly the infections take place in the lower urinary tract – the bladder and the urethra.

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In Jaisalmer for Sid-Kiara wedding, Juhi Chawla relishes ‘desi breakfast’; see pic

February 8, 2023 10:00 IST

Juhi Chawla enjoys a hearty breakfast in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer

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Vitamin B12: How much is too much?

February 8, 2023 08:20 IST

Pregnant women having extremely high B12 levels due to overdose increases the risk of autism spectrum disorder in their unborn child," said (Ms) Roshan Kore, senior dietitian and nutritionist, SRCC Children's Hospital, managed by Narayana Health (Haji Ali, Mumbai)

To keep your eyes healthy, avoid these 5 common mistakes

February 7, 2023 21:40 IST

Dr Rekha Radhamony, an Ayurveda expert, shared a few mistakes we, knowingly or unknowingly, make that can be damaging to the eyes


New study establishes link between egg consumption and heart health

February 7, 2023 19:00 IST

Dr Aparna Jaswal, director, Electrophysiology and cardiac pacing, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi said that a normal healthy adult needs 0.8 to 1 gram of protein a day for every kilogram of weight.


Chai lovers, we have some bad news — you must not consume tea in the evening; find out why

February 7, 2023 17:30 IST

Milk, when added to tea, reduces its bitterness or astringency -- which is due to the presence of tannins -- making it palatable and soothing for the taste buds," said Dr Smriti Jhunjhunwala, BHMS nutritionist and dietitian.

best food pairings

These food pairings can help your body ‘better absorb’ vitamins and antioxidants

February 7, 2023 17:00 IST

"Food pairing is a simple method that involves determining the ideal food mix -- taste, texture and effects," said Dr Ruchi Soni, diet and nutrition expert at ToneOP

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Salman Rushdie opens up about suffering from PTSD and writer’s block after the attack

February 7, 2023 14:10 IST

"I’ve found it very, very difficult to write. I sit down to write, and nothing happens," the Booker Prize-winning novelist said

Mass layoffs by tech giants how to overcome it

As mass layoffs shake up the tech sector, some steps to economically and emotionally weather such trying times

February 7, 2023 13:20 IST

“Layoffs happen when an employee cannot afford to keep the labour, i.e labour cost is more than the profit it is earning -- this is the economic reasoning behind it,” explained Benhur Ruqsana, a doctoral research fellow specialising in Economics at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University

Vaginal discharge

Women, these tips will help you differentiate between normal and abnormal vaginal discharge

February 7, 2023 12:30 IST

A change in texture, smell, colour and amount of discharge can indicate a problem.


Vitamins and supplements: what you need to know before taking them

February 7, 2023 11:30 IST

Vitamins are beneficial if taken for the correct reasons and as prescribed by your doctor. For example, folic acid supplementation in pregnant women has been shown to prevent neural tube defects. And individuals who reduce their intake of red meat without increasing legume consumption require a vitamin B6 supplement.


Change your life for the better by learning the art of eliminating ‘Automatic Negative Thoughts’

February 7, 2023 13:29 IST

"Automatic Negative Thoughts or ANT is as involuntary cognitions stemming from one's beliefs and perceptions about self and others," Amrita Roy, Assistant Professor at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences said


What happens when the heart is on the right side instead of left?

February 7, 2023 14:43 IST

"The exact cause of dextrocardia is unknown, but it is believed to be related to genetic or developmental factors," said Dr Nishith Chandra, principal director, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla Road, New Delhi

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For cooking, sautéing, or frying: Here’s how to pick the right type of oil for good health

February 6, 2023 19:00 IST

"When the smoke point of oil is achieved, it becomes unstable and begins to break down," said Garima Goyal, a registered dietitian


Does the ‘best Ayurveda tip’ actually help prevent heart disorders in winter?

February 7, 2023 12:43 IST

Those who cannot have this combination can instead opt for ½ spoon flaxseeds (not roasted), or a mixture of dry ginger and black pepper (2gms), or chew black sesame seeds (one spoon)

Period cravings

These hormones are to be blamed for all those sweet and junk food cravings you have while PMSing

February 6, 2023 17:00 IST

“These cravings, called as pre-menstrual symptoms, improve once the period starts and disappear a few days later," said Dr Smriti Jhunjhunwala, a nutritionist

High functioning depression

This is why you must never ignore chronic feelings of hopelessness, low mood, and loss of energy

February 6, 2023 13:20 IST

According to Professor Sneh Kapoor, Associate Director, Centre for Community Mental Health at Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, these could be symptoms of a "manifestation of depression that is often not diagnosed."

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Do men and women sleep differently, and why?

February 7, 2023 11:10 IST

Despite the fact that women tend to sleep longer and better than men, sleep disorders are more commonly seen among women

Sixteen-pound baby born in Brazil: here’s what increases the risk of giving birth to a giant baby

February 6, 2023 11:30 IST

To put this in perspective, newborn boys typically weigh 7lb 6oz (3.3kg) and girls 7lb 2oz (3.2kg)

Herbal teas

From managing sleep issues, period cramps, nausea to asthma: These herbal teas come packed with numerous benefits

February 6, 2023 09:10 IST

Are you a fan of herbal teas? Find out which one suits you the best


Is it absolutely important to gain weight during pregnancy (and how much)?

February 7, 2023 11:54 IST

Managing pregnancy weight gain is important to support your baby’s health.


Front-of-package warning labels can discourage unhealthy food choices: ICMR-NIN study

February 5, 2023 16:34 IST

The study showed that warning labels (WL and NSR) deterred more people from choosing moderately healthy or unhealthy variants, whereas the summary labels made them look healthier.