It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking ... Read More »

It’s Clear – We All Need to Take Salt Off the Table

Image credit: Istock After all this time, why don’t we know for sure whether eating too much [FILL IN THE BLANK] is bad for us? You can fill in that blank with saturated fat, with meat, with cholesterol, and the answer’s the same, because the kind of research that would definitively answer that question is impossible to do. We can’t ... Read More »

Everyday Mindfulness May Help Keep Glucose Levels Healthy

Those who score high on mindfulness – the ability of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings – are significantly more likely than people with low scores to have healthy glucose levels, suggests new research. We all know that elevated glucose levels may increase risk of Type-2 diabetes. The researchers also sought to identify factors that might explain the ... Read More »

Alcohol During Pregnancy May Affect Many Generations

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may affect not only your child but also increases the chances in next three generations of developing alcoholism, warns a study conducted on rats. “Our findings show that in rats, when a mother consumes the equivalent of one glass of wine four times during the pregnancy, her offspring and grand-offspring — up to the third generation ... Read More »

You Snooze, You Lose? Think Again

Image credit: Istock Your fitness routine is in full swing two months into the year: You’re eating right and you’re exercising, but you’re not yet seeing the results you want. What’s missing? It might be sleep. So say an increasing number of studies that show sleep deprivation causing such negative outcomes as weight gain, an increase in overuse injuries, a ... Read More »

Could Truffles be Contaminated with Radioactive Compounds?

Good news for mushroom lovers. A team of researchers has tried to clear the air around burgundy or summer truffles, a type of mushroom that ranges among the most expensive foods in the world, being contaminated by radioactivity. In a new study, experts suggest that truffles which are found mostly in central Europe are safe to eat and these may ... Read More »

Walking for Health: Just 10-Minutes Might be Enough

 If you’re not a person who would like to sweat it out in the gym, just a few minutes of sedentary time with some sort of movement may help improve your health. In a new study involving over 3,000 people aged 50 to 79, the researchers found that the least active people were five times more likely to die during ... Read More »

Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids to Your Diet May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

 A new study reveals that foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are likely to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are obese and in post-menopausal phase. The study shows that increasing levels of Omega-3 in the blood were linked with reduced breast density. However, the association was found only in women with a body mass index above 29, bordering ... Read More »

Drink for Health: 5 Juices You Should Include in Your Regular Diet

I am a huge fan of juicing. Whether it is your regular juices or the latestcold-pressed ones, nothing can beat the nutritional efficacy and the power of juices. I am not talking about the regular, palate pleasing orange juice or apple juice; those are excellent for health anyway. I am talking about certain food items that are usually not enjoyed ... Read More »

Goan designer to showcase India’s weaves in World Fashion Week

Verma D’Mello has sourced diverse fabrics from across the country. Fashion designer Verma D’Mello has been invited to showcase her work titled “A paean to timeless India” at the prestigious World Fashion Week to be held in San Francisco, on February 20. Sourcing diverse fabrics from 29 States and seven Union Territories across India is never an easy task. Her ... Read More »