• Addiction
    Feb 01, 2015 14:44 IST

    There's no fire in this smoke: Here's how to kick the butt

    Restrictions on smoking in public places and fear of cancer and disease are prompting young Indians to kick the butt. Here’s how you can too.

  • Puberty
    Feb 01, 2015 15:13 IST

    Growing up too soon: Saving kids from early puberty

    Colas and other sweetened drinks have been under flak for making children overweight, hyperactive, gappy-toothed and osteoporotic — largely because fizzy drinks have replaced milk as the drink of choice in many homes — but new findings are now linking them to early puberty (maturation) in girls.

  • Henna
    Feb 01, 2015 15:58 IST

    Wedded to tradition: Many hues of henna

    From Christian brides to Japanese teens, henna art is crossing boundaries of community, religion and country.

  • Gandhi
    Feb 01, 2015 17:15 IST

    Words of hope for health and happiness

    Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart,” said Mahatma Gandhi, whose anniversary of martyrdom we observed on Friday.

  • milk
    Jan 31, 2015 14:46 IST

    Think milk does your body good? See what science says

    Here is a quick review of what science currently says about milk's health benefits.

  • Mihir Sharma
    Jan 31, 2015 13:14 IST

    Banishing that paralysis of execution

    Mihir S Sharma wants us to start to reform all over again and to look for solutions that change attitudes and not just interest rates.

  • India Art Fair
    Jan 31, 2015 12:39 IST

    Come, let's go on a hallucinogenic trip

    With a variety of works that explore serious political, social and aesthetic questions, the India Art Fair is just spectacular

  • Ian Jack
    Jan 31, 2015 14:31 IST

    The view from within

    The latest issue of Granta magazine, an India special, presents an intense and detailed view of the country by some of its finest contemporary writers.

  • egg white and yoghurt
    Jan 30, 2015 14:55 IST

    That stinking feeling no more: Rotten eggs gas helps lower BP

    A new research has revealed that hydrogen sulfide, a gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odour, can lower heart rate, blood pressure and blood vessel stiffness.

  • Poland
    Jan 30, 2015 16:16 IST

    For a slice of Solidarity, head to Poland's Gdansk

    Gdansk, the biggest city in northern Poland, seaside destination and party zone, was once a key centre of opposition to Communist rule. This momentous history has left its mark on the city, and traces of key events and personalities from that era can still be seen if you follow the trail of these main sights.

  • Yoghurt
    Jan 30, 2015 14:36 IST

    Coming soon: A probiotic pill that'll make diabetes history

    This could well be the best news you'd have heard in a long time if you are a diabetic. A new research has revealed that probiotic helps diabetes treatment in rats, suggesting that it can lead to human remedy.

  • dengue
    Jan 30, 2015 14:23 IST

    Now a saliva test to detect dengue in 20 minutes

    Here's one potent weapon in your fight against Dengue. A team of researchers in Singapore has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be easily detected from saliva within 20 minutes.

  • lace
    Jan 29, 2015 18:43 IST

    Ladies, go lacy, channel your inner goddess!

    Looking good on the inside will never be a task now. This season, innerwear spells sexy laces! From Chantilly to Tulle, here’s all you need to know about various kinds of lacy lingerie.

  • food
    Jan 29, 2015 17:21 IST

    The way to a man's heart is indeed through his stomach

    A stomach hormone involved in the stimulation of our appetite by activating the brain's reward system may also enhance sex drive, a first-of-its-kind study has documented.

  • green tea/chamomile tea
    Jan 29, 2015 13:05 IST

    Just your cup of tea: Go green to fight oral cancer

    Now, here's more reason to sip on that green tea even if you are not into weight-loss. A new reasearch now tells us that green tea consists of an ingredient, which may help kill oral cancer cells, without touching the healthy cells.