Health and Lifestyle

Sunday, October 17, 2021Contraceptive pill can reduce diabetes risk in women with PCOS: Study

Oct 17, 2021: Contraceptive pill can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by over a quarter in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), claims a study.

PCOS, which affects 10 per cent of women worldwide, is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.

The contraceptive pill is often given to women with PCOS to improve the regularity of menstrual bleeds


Wednesday, September 15, 2021New Beauty Product Launches from RAMICOS you need to bookmark

Ramya Nalli, CEO of RAMICOS Cosmetics

Beauty enthusiasts, we bring you more reasons to show your skin some TLC this weekend. If you have been searching for exciting new beauty products to try, then you need to bookmark these promising offerings from renowned beauty brand RAMICOS. Be it skincare or makeup, you can get your hands on nourishing face serums, anti-aging night cream, illuminating eyeshadow liquids, and more, that boasts ta


Wednesday, September 1, 2021Nearly 100 dengue cases in Delhi this year; 45 in Aug

NEW DELHI; At least 97 cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital this year, according to a civic report released today.

The number of dengue cases for the January 1-August 28 period is also the highest this year since 2018 when the count had stood at 107 in the same duration.

Forty-five cases were reported in the month of August, according to the report, which is about 46


Wednesday, August 5, 2020Healthy tips for a healthy living

Jammu, Aug 5: All humans have to eat food for growth and maintenance of a healthy body, but we humans have different nutrition obligations as infants, children (kids), teenagers, young adults, adults, and seniors. For example, infants may require feeding every 4 hours until they gradually age and begin to take in more solid foods. Eventually they develop into the more normal pattern of eating thr


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Katrina Kaif's at-home workout tips amid coronavirus lockdown

Mumbai: If you are missing your gym sessions due to coronavirus outbreak, don't worry. Actress Katrina Kaif has shared some amazing workout exercises you all can do at home, amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Taking to her Instagram account, Katrina posted a couple of her workout videos. She is seen performing squats, pushups and situps along with her trainer Yasmin Karachiwala at her terrace.



Tuesday, March 17, 2020Smartphones main reason for sleep deprivation among Indians

Bengaluru: A whopping 92 percent Indians check their phones just before going to sleep, said a study on Tuesday which revealed that digital services have emerged as a major sleep disruptor, adversely affecting the health of people.

Of the 50,000 responses collected for the study, 54 per cent said they indulged in social media and over-the-top (OTT) platforms late into the night, a 2x increase


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Health Ministry to allow accredited pvt labs to conduct tests for coronavirus

New Delhi, Mar 17: To enhance capacity for diagnosis and detection of novel coronavirus amid rising cases in the country, the Union Health Ministry has decided to allowed accredited private labs to conduct tests for COVID-19, officials said on Monday.

At present only government labs are permitted to do the test and the Centre is making arrangements to nearly double its capacity to test for the


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Goat milk products you should add to your skin care routine

New Delhi: Skincare products such as soaps, lotions, creams and cleansers made with goats milk is slowly making way into the mainstream beauty markets in India.

Shrey Kumar, Co-Founder & Director - Aadvik Foods that recently launched goat milk soaps, said: "Goat milk soaps are renowned across the globe as it is good for the skin smoothening. Now, people in India can also enjoy the benefits and


Tuesday, March 17, 2020Boost your immunity with turmeric

New Delhi: Health is the biggest wealth in everyone's life, even more so during the present unforeseen times when we are grappling with the deadly Coronavirus attack.

"Immunity" is the body's natural defence against disease-causing bacteria and virus which can considerably reduce the odds of getting sick. It is only due to the weak immunity that people are getting affected with the widespread


Monday, March 16, 2020COVID-19 does not spread from pregnant mothers to newborns: Study

Beijing, March 16: Amid the novel coronavirus scare around the globe, some good news has emerged about the COVID-19. Chinese researchers have revealed that viral infection is not transmittable from pregnant mothers to newborns at birth.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics, is the second out of China within the last month to confirm that mothers infected with coronaviru


Monday, March 16, 2020What's in a banana?

New Delhi: Are you willing to jump a little high on the fitness bar this season? Well, fitness is not just about a balanced diet and a routine, it's also about exercise and monitoring your food intake. If you have newly begun your journey to fitness, it's recommended that you start slow, and focus on one single aspect of your diet. But fitness and health is more about being consistent, so what ca


Saturday, March 14, 2020Ritu Kumar features on Middle Eastern e-comm platform

New Delhi: Indian designers have always aspired to make inroads into the Middle East, and Ritu Kumar joins the long list of Indian names in the Middle Eastern fashionscape.

While some designers have their flagship stores and lines at multi designer stores, others like Manish Malhotra and Suneet Verma often exhibit their collections in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. However, taking it one step further an


Saturday, March 14, 2020Let's stay strong and fight coronavirus outbreak: Kohli

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has called on the world community to "stay safe and vigilant" amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak which has been now been declared as pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

"Let's stay strong and fight the COVID19 outbreak by taking all precautionary measures. Stay safe, be vigilant and most importantly remember, prevention is better than cure.


Thursday, March 12, 2020How important it is to know your kidney's health

World Kidney Day

New Delhi: Kidney disease is a major healthcare burden in both the developing and the developed world with a global prevalence of approximately 850 million people worldwide. The modifiable risk factors for the development of kidney disease are on the rise, which mainly include lifestyle diseases, which are not often closely monitored and treated appropriately.

The global burden of Chronic Kidn


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Grandmother's beauty tips

New Delhi: Like every year, this new year also brought in a lot of resolutions that we promised to keep. One such common resolution was pampering our skin and while there is a huge possibility that we have done absolutely nothing towards it. But there is something about grandma's tips that create a sense of credibility one could always fall back upon. One can easily follow tips which are simple a


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Playing games while eating may decrease food intake

Dear Parents, please take note. Researchers have found that being distracted by technology during mealtimes may decrease the amount of food a person eats.

"When 119 young adults consumed a meal while playing a simple computer game for 15 minutes, they ate significantly less than when they ate the same meal without distractions, said study lead author Carli A Liguori from University of Illinois


Wednesday, March 11, 2020Spring ready with these styles

New Delhi: Get up to date with the latest makeup and fashion trends, cause it's spring! While many of us stick to our go-to tricks for beauty, maybe it's time to shirk the inhibitions and experiment.

Here's a peek into the top makeup trends to usher in the season. Take cues from the fashionistas of Bollywood who show you that confidence can help you carry of any style.

1. Dramatic and exag


Wednesday, March 11, 2020The new chicken substitute post corona scare

Lucknow: With the sales of chicken and mutton going down due to the coronavirus scare, it is the humble 'kathal' (jackfruit) that is emerging as an acceptable alternative.

'Kathal' is now selling at Rs 120 per kilogram -- an increase of more than 120 per cent over the normal Rs 50 per kilogram.

The jackfruit, in fact, is now higher priced than chicken which is selling at Rs 80 per kilogram


Tuesday, March 10, 2020Deforestation for coffee production ups malaria risk

Sydney: Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have estimated that 20 per cent of the malaria risk in deforestation hot spots is driven by the international trade of exports including coffee, cocoa, palm oil, tobacco, beef and cotton.

Previous studies have shown deforestation and rainforest disturbances can increase the transmission of malaria by creating conditions where mosquitoes t


Tuesday, March 10, 2020COVID-19: 669 in J&K under observation; 460 in home quarantine

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir government has said till date 669 people in contact with suspected cases of coronavirus have been put under observation, with another 460 in home quarantine.

Eight cases are in hospital quarantine, 55 in home observation, while 146 completed their 28 days surveillance period, the government said.

In the Union Territory of J&K, 55 samples have been sent for test


Saturday, March 7, 202052 labs made functional across India for coronavirus testing

New Delhi, Mar 7: In the wake of 31 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India so far, the Union health ministry has made functional 52 laboratories for testing samples while 57 labs have been designated for helping in sample collection for COVID-19 to enhance capacity for diagnosis and detection of the disease.

"Following the increase in load of screening samples from suspected cases with sympto


Saturday, March 7, 2020How to deal with hair loss

New Delhi; Unlike two decades ago, when men constituted 90 percent of patients who sought treatment for balding, now its 60 percent females who come to dermatologists for balding and hair loss.

The primary culprit is and can be a variety of reasons, but mostly a calorie restricted diet, continuous dieting, persistent stress, frequent chemical and heat-based hair treatments like colouring, str


Saturday, March 7, 2020Drinking alcohol will not protect you from COVID-19: WHO

New Delhi, March 7: With 31 individuals diagnosed with the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in India, everyone seems to be going into a state of panic.

And as a fallout, people are believing just about anything and everything they are coming across on the internet. Among several pieces of information, there is one that asks people to 'drink alcohol to stay safe and kill the deadly virus', w


Saturday, March 7, 2020COVID-19 death toll: Over 3300 dead, says WHO

Geneva, Mar 7: The World Health Organisation on Saturday confirmed that a total of 3380 people have so for lost their lives, worldwide, due to the deadly coronavirus which was first detected in China's Wuhan in late December and later spread across the world.

WHO said that it registered 2,873 new confirmed cases in past 24 hours, bringing the total count of infected people to 98,192, including


Friday, March 6, 2020Infinix S5 Pro with pop-up selfie cam launched for Rs 9,999

New Delhi: Infinix, a premium smartphone brand from TRANSSION Holdings, on Friday launched its cheapest phone 'Infinix S5 Pro' with pop-up selfie camera for Rs 9,999.

The smartphone will be available on Flipkart, starting March 13 in forest green and violet colours.

"With the launch of S5Pro Infinix has yet again proved to be a distinguished brand that focuses on the current trends and addr


Friday, March 6, 2020Exercise may slow brain aging in older adults

New York: Regular walking, gardening, swimming and dancing may slow brain aging and prevent brain shrinkage in older adults, say researchers.

The study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to measure the brains of people with a range of activity levels, including those who were inactive to those who were very active.

The scans showed less active people had smaller brain volume, the r


Friday, March 6, 2020No coronavirus case in J&K

Srinagar, March 6: There were no confirmed coronavirus cases in Jammu and Kashmir, a health official said on Friday, but advised the public to remain cautious.

Shafqat Khan, Nodal Officer, coronavirus control Jammu and Kashmir, told IANS that 230 samples were collected from across the Union Territory, of which 27 were sent for testing to Delhi.

But all the 230 sample were found to be negat


Friday, March 6, 2020Coronavirus casts a shadow on festival of colours

New Delhi, March 6 : The coronavirus scare in the country ahead of Holi on March 10 has cast a shadow on the festival of colors, with traders reporting lesser customers out to buy dry and wet colors and water guns.

The excitement over the festival of colours among children is subdued in National Capital Region, including Delhi. Be it children or the elderly, almost all seem to have the virus o


Thursday, March 5, 2020Pistachios are now a 'complete protein'

New Delhi: Pistachios might be your favourite nut, and a new analysis has shown them to be a source of "complete protein" for those who might want to move away from animal-based proteins.

"US grown roasted pistachios meet the generally accepted definition as a "complete protein," meaning they join the ranks of a small number of plant proteins such as quinoa, chickpeas, and soybeans that have


Wednesday, March 4, 2020CORONAVIRUS Mandatory screening for all incoming passengers to J&K

No case in UT so far; Checkpoints at all entry points

JAMMU: With the total number of persons tested positive for novel Coronavirus in the country rising to six, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday made it mandatory for all incoming passengers arriving in the union territory to undergo screening, even as check points with deployment of doctors have been established at railway stations, airports, bus stands and road entry points – Lakhanpur a