Health and Lifestyle

Friday, August 17, 2018How mushrooms can aid in diabetes treatment

New York, Aug 17: Eating white button mushrooms daily can act as a prebiotic by improving microbial community in the gut, which could then improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, a finding that could one day pave way for new diabetes treatments, say researchers.

In the study, feeding white button mushrooms to mice changed the composition of gut microbes -- microbiota -- to produce more


Friday, August 17, 2018Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day

Aug 17: More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.

Some 11 per cent of respondents reported skipping breakfast often, according to the report by the Chinese Nutrition Society.

Of the people over the age of 18 in 31 provinces of China, one per cent said they never had breakfast.

"Limited time in the morn


Thursday, August 16, 201816 students fall ill after having food in school in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 16: At least 16 students and a staff member of a private school here were hospitalised today due to suspected food poisoning, a civic official said.

The Class 7 students and the staff member ate food (dal khichdi) served to them at the Sahyadri Vidya Mandir in suburban Bhandup following which they complained of stomachache.

They were admitted to a hospital in Mulund, the offici


Thursday, August 16, 2018Kareena to be showstopper at Monisha Jaising's LFW finale

Mumbai, Aug 16: Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018 edition as the showstopper in a creation by designer Monisha Jaising.

Kareena has added magnificence to LFW finales in the past. She dazzled the ramp when she was pregnant with her first child Taimur, and then she also did her first ramp walk at


Monday, August 13, 2018Marijuana safe to treat epilepsy in kids: Study

Aug 13: Consuming a marijuana-based drug may be safe in treating children with severe epilepsy, results of a clinical trial has showed.

Following treatment with cannabidiol -- a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana -- about one in five children were described as much or very much improved from their baseline, while around half reported none, or a very slight improvement, Xinhua news ag


Sunday, August 12, 2018Salman shares fitness video in response to challenge by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Aug 12: Responding to a fitness challenge by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Superstar Salman Khan shared a fitness video of him cycling and working out in the gym on the social media.

“Fabulous campaign by sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on ‘Hum fit toh India fit. I accept fitness challenge of Kiren Rijiju. Here is my video,' Salman posted on his twitter handle.



Friday, August 10, 201813 girl students hospitalised after suspected food poisoning in Rajouri

Srinagar, Aug 10: Thirteen girl students of Government High School Laroka in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir were hospitalized on Friday after suspected food poisoning.

Reports said the students of class 9 began to experience symptoms of food poisoning such like nausea and dysentery while they were studying in their classroom.

The school staff and locals rushed the girl students to Su


Friday, August 10, 2018THE MAGIC BALL CALLED LEMON

Did you know that the tangy lemon is actually a powerhouse of benefits? For centuries, lemon has been used to cure a multiple number of diseases and ailments.

The yellow, sometimes green, and Grandma’s absolute favorite fruit, lemon comes from an evergreen tree originally found in Asia. The whole fruit, with its pulp, the juice, the rind and the zest, is used for cooking as well as non-culinar


Wednesday, August 8, 2018Tofu, soy milk can boost bone strength in women

New York, Aug 8: Women who consume soy protein found in foods such as tofu and soy milk might be able to counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic health, a study suggests.

The study done on rats showed that those fed with soy had stronger tibia bones, which is an important part of both the knee joint and ankle joint.

For postmenopausal women osteoporosis, decreased p


Tuesday, August 7, 2018A movement to make India eat safer, healthier food

Aug 7: India bears a terrible burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with the lack of proper diet and safe food a major contributing factor. The country has seen an increase in the NCDs burden from 30 per cent in 1990 to 55 per cent in 2016.

The World Cancer Research Fund contends that 27 to 39 per cent of the main cancers can be prevented by improving diet, physical activity and body com


Monday, August 6, 2018Emergency services inaugurated in AIIMS Patna

Patna, Aug 6: Union Minister of State for Health Ashwani Kumar Choubey on Monday inaugurated emergency and trauma services at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Patna.

"This facility will provide much-needed help to those who had to travel to AIIMS-Delhi or hospitals outside the state," Choubey said.

Choubey also inaugurated 250 beds in the hospital's indoor department.



Saturday, August 4, 2018Rohit Kansal, DC Srinagar visit erstwhile Government Press premises

SRINAGAR: Principal Secretary Planning, Development & Monitoring and Estates Department, Rohit Kansal, Friday visited the erstwhile Government Press premises at Lal Chowk here to take a firsthand assessment of space available within its confines.

The Principal Secretary also inspected the adjacent SDA building in front of the Mechanized Car Parking lot.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed


Saturday, August 4, 2018Sensitization for Measles-Rubella campaign in full swung in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: In order to make the Measles-Rubella vaccination a grand success in Srinagar, sensitization programme about the campaign in the district is in full swing.

Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, Talat Jabeen, said sensitization programme about the vaccination campaign is underway across the district involving partaking by District Task Force officials including experts from Health, WHO and U


Thursday, August 2, 2018Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits: Study

Aug 2: Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices.

"Our study showed that just b


Thursday, August 2, 2018Salman, Katrina dazzle as show stoppers for Manish Malhotra

Mumbai, Aug 2: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif set the ramp on fire with their dazzling chemistry when both of them walked together for Manish Malhotra's Haute Couture 2018 as show-stoppers at the JW Marriot here.

The latest collection that was showcased on Wednesday night was titled "Zweena", featuring classic as well as contemporary Manish Malhotra signature shimmery and embellished ensembles


Tuesday, July 31, 2018Decoded: How ginger reduces bad breath

London, July 31: Ever thought how ginger helps reduce bad breath? A pungent compound present in the spice may be an answer to it, a new study suggests.

The study found that the pungent compound -- 6-gingerol -- stimulates enzymes contained in saliva that breaks down foul smelling substances in the mouth ensuring fresh breath and better aftertaste.

The pungent principle of ginger makes the l


Monday, July 30, 2018Common workout mistakes to be avoided

New Delhi, July 30: If done correctly, exercises can improve your physique, body movement, joint strength and much more. But people tend to make minor mistakes in their body posture while working out which can even cause harm to health, say experts.

Aashish Chaudhry, Managing Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital has pointed out some of the mistakes:


Monday, July 30, 2018How to style juttis with different outfits

New Delhi, July 30: Juttis are surprisingly versatile and can be worn for a whole range of occasions, with a variety of outfits. Be it a crazy night at a wedding sangeet, or a girls' day out at a dance club or the neighbourhood cafe, these footwears hit that sweet spot of panache and comfort.

Aarti Chhabra and Akanksha Chhabra, owner of Pastels and Pop, lists down some ways to make your jutti


Monday, July 30, 2018Rohit Bal gives couture twist to Kashmir's floral beauty

New Delhi, July 30: Sunflowers, poppies, tulips and peonies -- the floral beauty of Kashmir has been encapsulated in Guldastah, an ornate couture line by ace designer Rohit Bal, who has Kashmiri heritage.

Bal showcased the collection of bespoke womenswear and menswear as the closing show of a couture gala in the capital on Sunday night, and he received a standing ovation as he did his trademar


Saturday, July 28, 2018Government ready to provide medical assistance to Karunanidhi

Salem, July 28: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday said the government is ready to render medical assistance to the ailing DMK President M. Karunanidhi.

Speaking to reporters the Chief Minister said the state government is ready to provide medical assistance to the five-time former Chief Minister and now a legislator if requested by his family.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Govern


Friday, July 27, 2018I'm not a born model, says Kareena Kapoor Khan

New Delhi, July 27: I'm a born actress, not a born model, Kareena Kapoor Khan said here as she shimmered in a heavily embellished 30 kg golden ensemble at a couture gala here on Thursday night.

Kareena felt "glamorous" and "beautiful" in the Falguni and Shane Peacock lehenga with a Parisian touch at the gala.

"I guess I am just a born actress, and not a born model. So when all the models we


Thursday, July 26, 2018Cheese your way to good health

July 26: Cheese is fattening! Cheese is for thin people! Common myths we have when it comes to cheese.

While there are several variants of cheese, one of the healthiest avatars called feta enriches your nourishment quotient. 'Feta' is derived from the Greek word for slice. Available in a soft texture, this white brined cheese which crumbles on touch is one the "healthiest cheeses in the world"


Saturday, July 21, 2018Rubella, a contagious mild viral infection

Kolkata, Jul 21: Rubella is a contagious, generally mild viral infection that occurs most often in children and young adults.

While rubella virus infection usually causes a mild fever and rash illness in children and adults, infection during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester, can result in miscarriage, fetal death, stillbirth, or infants with congenital malformations, known as c


Friday, July 20, 2018Shrine Board provides free medical treatment to all sick/injured pilgrims at SSH Kakryal

Katra, July 20: On the directions of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, free medical treatment is being provided to all pilgrims, who fall sick or suffer accidents and, besides, to the poor, needy and certain other specified categories of patients at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Kakryal. The cost of all such medical care is borne by


Thursday, July 19, 20185 natural methods to beat stress

New Delhi, July 19: A study of 200,000 respondents by Optum has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress.

Stress is the body's natural response to pressure. It can have a negative effect on your body, mood, as well as behaviour, with wide-ranging effects like headaches, anxiety, fatigue and irritability.

The causes of stress vary from one per


Thursday, July 19, 2018Decorate your home in a minimalistic way

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Simplicity is the special ingredient of decorating a home and size of the house should never matter for converting it into your dream house. With modern décor and eye catching furniture, anyone can make the living space attractive with minimum number of furniture and showcases.

Anjali Jain, founder of Kala Drishti (NGO) and Harpreet Ahluwalia, founder of Earthly Creat


Tuesday, July 17, 2018Sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir, alleges DAK

Srinagar, Jul 17: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said sale of substandard drugs continues unabated in Kashmir valley putting lives of patients at risk.

Kashmir has turned into a safe bastion for trade in substandard drugs and whole market is under the dragnet of these poor-quality drugs,” said DAK President Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement here this afternoon.

According to an


Friday, July 13, 2018Nearly 100 students fall sick in Bihar school

Patna, July 13: Nearly 100 students have fallen sick apparently due to food poisoning at a government-run residential school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, an official said.

Students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay in Barahiya complained of uneasiness soon after consuming dinner in their hostel late on Thursday, the district official said.

They complained of stomach pain, nausea and loose


Wednesday, July 11, 2018In Jammu, 184 of 259 health institutions without doctors

JAMMU: Indicating the sorry state of health services infrastructure in Jammu region, particularly in hilly areas, at least 184 of total 259 health institutions are running without doctors.

Taking cognigance of the matter as highlighted through a public interest litigation (PIL), a Division Bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has asked the state government to furnish a status report withi


Tuesday, July 10, 2018New treatment may help repair cardiac muscles after heart attack

July 10: Scientists have identified a new way to repair the damaged heart muscles and also recover almost all of its pumping function after a heart attack.

During a heart attack, the organ is starved of oxygen and the muscles are damaged. The body responds by sending in immune cells to clear up dead and dying cells, but these cells themselves cause further inflammation in the already damaged h