Manali Shah

Manali is a senior staff writer based in Mumbai. She writes on Indie music, culture and trends for HT48Hours.

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Breast cancer signs, diagnosis, treatment, all you need to know about it

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in women. That’s reason enough for you to read up about its symptoms, risk factors and more.
Breast self-examination should start from the age of 20, at least once a month.(Shutterstock)
Breast self-examination should start from the age of 20, at least once a month.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 08:47 AM IST
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5 lesser-known signs of an unhealthy heart that you shouldn’t ignore

Not all heart problems have obvious warning signs. Even something seemingly unrelated can signal a heart disorder.
Read on for atypical symptoms of heart disorders that you may not be aware of.(Shutterstock)
Read on for atypical symptoms of heart disorders that you may not be aware of.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 08:36 AM IST
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10 superfoods to include in your diet plan for weight loss, better health

We speak to experts to find out which superfoods can make sure you reach your #fitnessgoals in no time.
Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, which reduce cell damage, and nutrients that benefit overall health.(Shutterstock)
Superfoods are rich in antioxidants, which reduce cell damage, and nutrients that benefit overall health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 08:43 AM IST
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Being overweight can lead to these 12 health problems

Being overweight or obese can put you on the fast track to a number of health troubles, from heart disease to diabetes. Here are some of the common problems.
Read on to know the 12 conditions you could be facing if you are on the heavier side.(Getty Images/iStock)
Read on to know the 12 conditions you could be facing if you are on the heavier side.(Getty Images/iStock)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 09:01 AM IST
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Diabetes cure, symptoms, treatment, diet plan, everything you need to know

If you’re at risk of developing diabetes or have been diagnosed with the condition, here’s the ultimate guide to understanding diabetes.
Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body can’t use glucose normally.(Getty Images)
Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the body can’t use glucose normally.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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5 reasons why yoga is great for weight loss, heart health, reducing stress

On International Yoga Day (June 21), take a look at what makes yoga the perfect exercise for losing the extra kilos, boosting heart health, managing diabetes, and more.
If you practise yoga regularly, your body and organs function at optimum levels.(Shutterstock)
If you practise yoga regularly, your body and organs function at optimum levels.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 11:22 AM IST
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Include these 6 foods in your diet plan to be your strongest version yet

Being fit is not only about training in the gym, it’s also about nutrition. Here’s what experts recommend you should eat every day.
Diet plan: These superfoods will ensure you reach your #fitnessgoals.(Shutterstock)
Diet plan: These superfoods will ensure you reach your #fitnessgoals.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 18, 2018 05:41 PM IST
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Practical tips to protect yourself from air pollution, dust, smog

Dust storm and the worsening air pollution in Delhi can leave you with a number of health problems. Here’s what you should do to shield yourself from air pollution. Read on to know how you can avoid the harmful effects of air pollution.
New Delhi, India - Nov. 7, 2017: Foreign tourists wearing masks as they visit Lotus Temple on a smoggy morning, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The national capital’s air quality dipped to ‘severe’ with Tuesday morning beginning on a hazy note. Reports from Haryana and Punjab also indicated similar smog-like conditions. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - Nov. 7, 2017: Foreign tourists wearing masks as they visit Lotus Temple on a smoggy morning, in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The national capital’s air quality dipped to ‘severe’ with Tuesday morning beginning on a hazy note. Reports from Haryana and Punjab also indicated similar smog-like conditions. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 09:41 AM IST
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How to boost your immune system: Superfoods that keep you fit, disease free in monsoon

If you want to boost your immune system and make it strong in monsoon to stay fit and disease free, you must include a few fruits and veggies in your diet. Here’s help from experts on how to design a diet plan to increase your immunity level.
Here’s how to boost your immune system: Citrus fruits, which have abundant amounts of Vitamin C, can boost your immune system instantly.
Here’s how to boost your immune system: Citrus fruits, which have abundant amounts of Vitamin C, can boost your immune system instantly.
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 11:48 AM IST
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Healthy snacks for weight loss, refer to this expert-approved list for quick results

You may be exercising regularly and eating healthy meals to reach your weight loss goals faster. But if you turn to junk food while snacking, you’re not likely to see progress. Read on to know which foods are approved by experts.
Diet plan for weight loss: Munch on these healthy snacks to reap health benefits.(Shutterstock)
Diet plan for weight loss: Munch on these healthy snacks to reap health benefits.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 14, 2018 09:32 AM IST
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Fruits that help in weight loss, diabetes, heart health: Here’s all you need to know

Here are fruits that will help you in weight loss. Dietitians say why fruits are important to keep your heart healthy and manage diabetes.
Fruits that help in weight loss: Fruits can help you in losing weight, controlling blood sugar and more.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Fruits that help in weight loss: Fruits can help you in losing weight, controlling blood sugar and more.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 11, 2018 01:38 PM IST
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Sayani Gupta says she doesn’t believe in dieting, here’s how she stays fit without exercising

Actor Sayani Gupta, known for her work in Margarita with a Straw, Parched and Jolly LLB 2, says she believes in eating whatever she likes, without any guilt. Here’s how she still manages to give us #fitnessgoals.
Sayani Gupta’s eating mantra is that you should eat what your ancestors ate.
Sayani Gupta’s eating mantra is that you should eat what your ancestors ate.
Updated on Jun 10, 2018 09:36 AM IST
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PCOS cure: Include almonds, milk and veggies in diet to beat infertility

PCOS cure: If you have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), you must take extra care of your diet. Here’s what experts say you should include in your diet to beat infertility.
PCOS cure: The symptoms of PCOS can be difficult to manage, but with the right diet, you can feel a whole lot better.(Shutterstock)
PCOS cure: The symptoms of PCOS can be difficult to manage, but with the right diet, you can feel a whole lot better.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 05:09 PM IST
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If you’re opting for late pregnancy, here are 5 options for you

Advanced medical facilities along with fertility solutions have made it easier for many women to consider a late pregnancy. Here are 5 ways that you can get pregnant, even after 35.
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
In order to avoid unnecessary complications during pregnancy, it is advisable to undergo a routine checkup such as regular prenatal tests.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 10:54 AM IST
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World Bicycle Day, this is why cycling is the best exercise you need to lose weight

On World Bicycle Day (June 3), take a look at the benefits of cycling. It’s one of the best forms of exercise if you want to lose the extra kilos.
Cycling isn’t just for people looking to cut the flab. It also increases your endurance, making you a stronger person.(Shutterstock)
Cycling isn’t just for people looking to cut the flab. It also increases your endurance, making you a stronger person.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:54 PM IST
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Health benefits of almonds, the most important superfood in your weight loss diet

If you are looking for a superfood for your weight loss diet, look no further than almonds. Dietitians call it a powerhouse of nutrition and energy. Here’s why a handful of almonds daily will go a long way in making you fitter.
Weight loss superfood: Almonds are a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats.(Shutterstock)
Weight loss superfood: Almonds are a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 09:04 AM IST
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Lose weight in a month, simple diet and exercise tips for quick results

Do you want to lose weight in a month during Ramzan? You can if you follow a disciplined diet and exercise regularly. Here’s what experts recommend you should eat for weight loss and stay fit.
Lose weight in a month: Ensure you have enough proteins and complex carbohydrates in your diet for quick results.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Lose weight in a month: Ensure you have enough proteins and complex carbohydrates in your diet for quick results.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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Period pain, home remedies and medication tips to reduce menstrual cramps

Period pain can interfere with your daily life and hold you back from reaching your potential. Here are easy ways to reduce menstrual cramps.
Women usually experience menstrual cramps on the first and second day of the period.(Shutterstock)
Women usually experience menstrual cramps on the first and second day of the period.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 29, 2018 01:02 PM IST
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Heat wave taking a toll on you? Avoid heat stroke, stay healthy with this summer diet

Even as Delhi and north India is sweltering under heatwave-like conditions, with temperature touching 43.6 degrees celsius on Saturday in the capital, here’s a summer diet plan, recommended by nutritionists and food consultants, to stay healthy and avoid heat stroke.
Don’t let the heat wave take a toll on your health and fitness. You can beat the heat by eating right.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Don’t let the heat wave take a toll on your health and fitness. You can beat the heat by eating right.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 27, 2018 10:00 AM IST
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How to make jeera water for weight loss and unleash its health benefits

Here’s how to make jeera water for weight loss and use the spice’s other health benefits. Also called cumin, you must include it in your weight loss diet. Here are its various properties and tips on how to incorporate it in your everyday meals.
Jeera water is very beneficial in weight loss. You must include it in your health diet.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Jeera water is very beneficial in weight loss. You must include it in your health diet.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 24, 2018 06:14 PM IST
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Important medical tests for women above 40 to avoid health complications

Important medical tests for women above 40 should include mammogram and ultrasonography. However, they must look at a few others, including thyroid and bone mineral density test.
Health tests for all women: An annual visit to your doctor goes a long way in ensuring good health.(Shutterstock)
Health tests for all women: An annual visit to your doctor goes a long way in ensuring good health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 23, 2018 03:44 PM IST
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Diabetes, obesity and stroke have a common trigger. Here’s what it is

Diabetes, obesity and stroke, according to experts, could be triggered by lack of sleep. If you don’t sleep enough, it could lead to many health problems.
You can save yourself from diabetes, obesity and stroke by getting adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation could lead to many health problems.(Shutterstock)
You can save yourself from diabetes, obesity and stroke by getting adequate sleep. Sleep deprivation could lead to many health problems.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 21, 2018 11:33 AM IST
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Signs your relationship is doomed and how to cope with a break up

Is your fairytale romance in trouble? Watch out for these tell-tale signs. And if you’re headed towards a split, find your way back with these tips.
If you’re constantly fighting, there’s trouble looming ahead.(Shutterstock)
If you’re constantly fighting, there’s trouble looming ahead.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 20, 2018 10:40 AM IST
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Full cream, double toned or skimmed? This is the healthiest milk for you

Confused between all the varieties of milk being offered today? Here’s a complete guide to choosing the right milk, based on their health benefits.
Let’s take a look at different types of milk and their nutrient profiles.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Let’s take a look at different types of milk and their nutrient profiles.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 21, 2018 11:16 AM IST
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Blood cancer’s signs, diagnosis and cure. All you need to know about it

We get doctors to share some of the common signs and symptoms of blood cancer in layman’s terms.
Prompt and early diagnosis of blood cancer, along with regular treatment by experts, increases chance of cure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Prompt and early diagnosis of blood cancer, along with regular treatment by experts, increases chance of cure.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 18, 2018 03:31 PM IST
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Diabetes warning, watch out for these early signs to minimise your risk

Diabetes is a lifestyle disease that can be avoided if you follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly and keep your stress levels low. Here’s everything you need to know about diabetes, its tell-tale signs and how to prevent it.
Diabetes can be controlled if you are alert to the symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know about diabetes, its symptoms and ways to control this lifestyle disease.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Diabetes can be controlled if you are alert to the symptoms. Here’s everything you need to know about diabetes, its symptoms and ways to control this lifestyle disease.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on May 17, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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Yanny or Laurel? People are hearing 2 different things in this viral clip

A short viral audio clip has generated fierce reactions around the globe. Some people can hear Yanny, while others swear they can hear Laurel. Here’s why.
Do you hear Yanny or Laurel or both?(Twitter)
Do you hear Yanny or Laurel or both?(Twitter)
Updated on May 16, 2018 01:36 PM IST
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Parents, too many extracurricular activities may harm child’s development

Overloading your child with too many extracurricular activities can do more harm than good. A new study suggests that it even has the potential to affect the child’s development and well-being.
A healthy balance between extracurricular activities and family time must be struck.(Shutterstock)
A healthy balance between extracurricular activities and family time must be struck.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 16, 2018 12:32 PM IST
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Walking is the best exercise to lose weight, control diabetes, say experts

To lose weight, control diabetes and cholesterol levels, here’s your best exercise. Fitness experts say walking is the nearest activity to perfect exercise.
Walking can improve your digestive system, reduce risk of a heart attack, boost mental health.(Shutterstock)
Walking can improve your digestive system, reduce risk of a heart attack, boost mental health.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 16, 2018 05:50 PM IST
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Consumption of alcohol, tobacco could pose bigger health threat than drugs

Around the world, heavy alcohol drinking and smoking cigarettes pose a greater threat to human health than illicit drugs, a new study has found.
Interestingly, according to research, people who quit smoking also start drinking lesser alcohol.(Shutterstock)
Interestingly, according to research, people who quit smoking also start drinking lesser alcohol.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 13, 2018 12:34 PM IST
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