Health

Slurp Alert: 5 Benefits Of Rasam That’ll Make You Love The Tamarind-Based Soup Even More

Ask any south Indian food lover, why is Rasam one of the best things to have happened to mankind, and he will run out of words to explain. Such is the charm of Rasam! You have it once and you are a fan forever. Rasam is a heart-warming soup preparation from South India, which is made using tamarind juice, pepper, tomato, cumin and other spices. Rasam has a distinct ... Read More »

Health Ministers Pledge To Set Up National Food Testing System

The ministers assured to work towards creating a culture of self-compliance among food businesses. New Delhi: Health ministers of all states today pledged to set up a robust national food testing system by ensuring adequate number of laboratories and focus on nutrition by promoting healthy dietary habits and addressing rising incidences of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. It was part of a ... Read More »

Your Neighborhood, Education and Income Could Be Tied To Your Heart Health: Study

Your heart health may be contingent upon the place you inhabit claims a new study. The new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes studies the risk of neighborhood and socioeconomic status like education and income on heart in detail.For the study the team compared the census tract data on socioeconomic deprivation – a clustering of neighborhood-level ... Read More »

Mothers’ gut bacteria could impact future health of children: new findings

THE bacteria in a mother’s gut before and during pregnancy can influence the future health of the offspring. These findings pave the way for women in the future to have their gut microbes tested upon pregnancy confirmation, to determine the prescriptive diet or supplements she needs to obtain a healthy microbiome for her and her infant. BACTERIA HOPE FOR BLOOD ... Read More »

Is contact with parents always best? Child mental health study challenges convention

Children brought up by extended family members should not always have contact with their parents as it could harm their mental health, according to new research. Interviews carried out for the charity Grandparents Plus examined the effects of parental contact on the increasing number of children being cared for by relatives other than their parents . It is estimated that more than 180,000 ... Read More »

Is being a chef bad for your mental health?

In October last year Andrew Clarke, head chef of the much-admired Brunswick House restaurant in Vauxhall, London, posted a picture of himself to Instagram. It’s in black and white. He is sitting at a table against a wall of distressed plaster, his straggly hair unsuccessfully tucked away beneath a ragged beanie hat, tattooed arms on show. In his hand is a ... Read More »

Dogs May Be Good For Your Health…Except When They’re Not

While having a dog may be good for the heart, as my colleague Alice Walton just wrote, and is certainly good for the soul, you might want to read the “terms and conditions” in the fine print. Heather Stone Leo and Laila, my granddogs, as irresistible puppies I’ve seen some impressive and life-threatening infections from dogs. None of them, until Lyme, gave me ... Read More »

Is Sleeping With Your Dog In the Bed Bad For Your Health?

Every night, a 45-pound, 3-year-old Dalmatian/Heeler mix shares my bed. We’ve had the same bedtime ritual for years: I give her a treat, she “gives me five” (with one paw), then “gives me ten” (with two paws), and then the lights go out. Recently, however, my dog did something that made me wonder if sharing my bed with her was ... Read More »

Coffee Brings More Health Than Harm: Study

Shutterstock Coffee drinkers have had a very good month. Last week, a study reported that coffee—up to six cups per day—was linked to heart health. This week, a large analysis in The BMJ finds that coffee consumption is associated with a variety of health outcomes, from reduced risk of diabetes to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The caveat, as always, is don’t pair your coffee with doughnuts: sugar, as ... Read More »

The Iron Paradise: Dwayne Johnson’s travelling gym has 18,000 kg equipment

You probably already know that it takes years of rock hard commitment and discipline to build a body like that of Dwayne Johnson. But what you wouldn’t know is the extremes to which this hulk, the world’s highest paid actor, goes to ensure he never misses out on his daily workout: He carries his gym, all 18,000 kilos of equipment, ... Read More »