Eat only 6 French fries in one sitting says Harvard nutrition professor

That french fries are unhealthy shouldn’t come as a surprise. But this latest statement by Professor Eric Rimm, from Harvard University’s nutrition department, will still worry and depress you. The professor said in a story in The New York Times that one serving of french fries should be limited to 6 only. Yes, 6 french…

This is why women reject preventive drugs for breast cancer

According to a recent study, only some women who are at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease. The researchers, led by a team from the University of Leeds, asked more than 400 women at a higher risk of breast cancer, whether they thought they needed to…

This is why women reject preventive drugs for breast cancer

According to a recent study, only some women who are at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease. The researchers, led by a team from the University of Leeds, asked more than 400 women at a higher risk of breast cancer, whether they thought they needed to…

Microsoft unblocking AI to help 1 bn persons with disabilities

As over one billion people, roughly 15 per cent of the world’s population, grapple with some form of disability, Microsoft has begun unblocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve assistive technologies in several ways, the company’s India President Anant Maheshwari said on Monday. Maheshwari, who had a life-altering learning experience in 2008 when he was afflicted with…

Drink lassi for good health: Radha Bhatia’s book

Love to drink lassi? A new book on varieties of lassi offers recipes for a healthy living. Lassi is a staple drink that accompanies culturally diversified Indian cuisine and is full of therapeutic properties. The book — “Lassis of India – Smoothies with a Twist” by Radha Bhatia — attempts to span five generations of stories,…

Eat your way to good health: Experts

Paying attention to what and when you eat goes a long way. Take small steps and make wise choices for a healthy life, say experts. Chef Mohammed Eliyaz, Chef de Cuisine at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru and Reshu Agarwal, Consultant, Internal Medicines, Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, share tips on how to stay healthy while at work: Agarwal…

Did you know? Eight-hour sleep may boost academic performance

Sleep is vital. “Better sleep helped in final exam performance, which is contrary to most college students’ perceptions that they have to sacrifice either studying or sleeping,” said Michael Scullin, Assistant Professor at Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences. For improvement in academic performance, a student does not have to be an ‘A’ grade,…

6 few tips to combat atopic dermatitis in babies

Babies have delicate skin, which is sensitive to humidity and changes in the weather. Cold weather affects the skin even further by causing rashes, redness, and itching. Most rashes are harmless and go away on their own. However, in some situations, the skin condition can become chronic and difficult to manage. Atopic dermatitis, also called atopic eczema, is one…

Fruits & Vegetables stickers prohibited in Punjab

The Food Safety Commissioner in Punjab has prohibited pasting of stickers on fruits and vegetables being sold across the state. Commissioner K.S. Pannu said on Tuesday that stickers on food products are commonly used to provide information on traceability, grades and price. “But, a lot of times these stickers are applied directly on food sources such as on fruits…

Excess or poor sleep linked to heart disease, death, says study

Do you sleep too much or do you not get sufficient sleep? If so, there is bad news. The amount of time you sleep, including daytime naps, is associated with the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, a new study warns. The study found that people who slept for longer than the recommended duration of six to…