Wellness

  • From The Pantry
    Aug 28, 2015 17:36 IST

    Pods of flavour: Indian or Italian, thank god for garlic

    From Indian to Italian, nothing connects the culinary world like garlic. An expert, and a reader, make the best of it.

  • Outdoor exercise
    Aug 28, 2015 17:02 IST

    Fitness tips: 5 outdoor exercises to tone your body

    If you don't have the time or money to join a gym, find the nearest park or garden and get started. We tell you five ways to exercise outdoors for a toned body.

  • My Ideal Weekend
    Aug 28, 2015 17:07 IST

    Riyaaz Amlani's ideal weekend? Partying in baby's nursery

    The restaurateur tells us all about what he likes and doesn't.

  • Antibiotics
    Aug 28, 2015 16:10 IST

    Careful with antibiotics, too many could lead to diabetes

    Taking too many antibiotics could lead to Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Many types of antibiotics were associated with a higher risk of diabetes, but there was a stronger link with the use of narrow-spectrum antibiotics such as penicillin V.

  • Drink water to lose weight
    Aug 27, 2015 17:16 IST

    Drink up more water guys! It's the easiest way to lose weight

    Researchers have shown that drinking 500ml of water half-an-hour before eating the three main meals of the day may help you lose weight. For the study, which is published in the journal Obesity, obese adult participants recruited from general practices are monitored over a 12-week period.

  • Aug 27, 2015 15:32 IST

    Don't fear mistakes: Your brain learns best from failures

    The brain has two ways of learning, one is avoidance learning in which negative experiences train the brain to avoid repeating mistakes. The other is reward-based learning in which the brain feels rewarded for right answers.

  • Aug 27, 2015 13:35 IST

    Really, is incense smoke as dangerous as cigarette smoke?

    Clearly, there needs to be greater awareness and management of the health risks associated with burning incense in indoor environments. A new study warns that burning incense may put your health at great risk including cancer.

  • Aug 26, 2015 18:55 IST

    Can your kid's 'lazy eye' lead to a brain disorder?

    Amblyopia, often known as the 'lazy eye', could be a physical manifestation of a brain disorder linked to changes in its connection to the weaker eye, a new study says.

  • Aug 26, 2015 18:03 IST

    Debunked: Fish oil supplements don't prevent mental decline

    The study also finds that consuming fish oils in the form of pills is not same as eating fish. The popular belief that consuming fish oil can prevent dementia is not true finds the study.

  • Teeth flossing
    Aug 25, 2015 20:09 IST

    US woman gets knee infection due to vigorous tooth flossing

    In a rare medical case, a woman in the US got a bacterial infection in her prosthetic knee due to a vigorous tooth flossing regimen.

  • Fit
    Aug 25, 2015 16:40 IST

    Outdoor exercises: Five ways to tone your body

    Get this! Exercising outdoors is the new big thing. Fitness coach Thétis Guimbioko has come up with five easy exercises you can do using what's around you.

  • Stress
    Aug 25, 2015 15:46 IST

    Workplace stress: When are women most affected?

    Negative workplace social climates encountered by women in male-dominated occupations may be linked to negative health outcomes. Cortisol levels naturally fluctuates through the day but people with high levels of stress exposure have different patterns of fluctuation than people exposed to more average levels of stress.

  • Travel
    Aug 24, 2015 14:45 IST

    Enjoying solo travel does not make you a loner: Study

    While traveling with friends or a significant other can be a lot of fun, traveling solo can be fun too. But are solo travellers lonely people, who are deprived of a suitable company and forced to go alone? No, says a study, adding that they are actually the most fun-loving people who want to enjoy it alone.

  • Working woman
    Aug 24, 2015 14:33 IST

    This app lets you post anonymous messages, ease office tension

    You know what they say about tension; that when it's thick, you could cut it with a knife. And if you are having pent up feelings about your office culture or the colleagues, there is a new avenue now where you can unload your frustrations without the risk of bumping into your boss.

  • The EPsyClinic centre at Delhi's Select City Walk mall
    Aug 23, 2015 15:16 IST

    Talk time: On Skype with the psychiatric

    As everything moves online, so has mental healthcare. A Delhi mall now has a virtual centre. Experts across India are using Skype and WhatsApp. Therapists say this has its pros, and cons.