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Sweet potatoes have benefits galore.(Shutterstock)

Diabetics, take note! You can nosh on sweet potatoes to control your blood sugar

By Geetika Sachdev
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Sweet potatoes or shakarkandi has been termed a ‘superfood’ by the American Diabetes Association for Diabetes. Here’s why it is a must-add to the diabetic diet.
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In India, close to 70 million people have diabetes and another 40 million are insulin-resistant, which is a precursor to diabetes.(Shutterstock Image)
In India, close to 70 million people have diabetes and another 40 million are insulin-resistant, which is a precursor to diabetes.(Shutterstock Image)

Treating diabetes: Integrated care helps improve patients’ mental health, finds study

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:32 AM IST
Around one in five people (19.7%) with diabetes have depression in India, compared to 15.1% people in the general population.
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Many states in India have halted immunisation and reproductive health outreach services as community health workers help with Covid-19 surveillance and contact tracing. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Many states in India have halted immunisation and reproductive health outreach services as community health workers help with Covid-19 surveillance and contact tracing. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Need to reboot health care system to also focus on non-Covid patients

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:42 AM IST
With social distancing being the new normal, reduced movement associated with social distancing and unhealthy snacking is threatening to aggravate risk factors for NCDs, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol.
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A woman wears a mask as she walks past a closed shutter of a shop that displays lock at Kasba Peth in Pune.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
A woman wears a mask as she walks past a closed shutter of a shop that displays lock at Kasba Peth in Pune.(REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Couple seek clarification from neighbour about Covid-19 infection rumours, get assaulted

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:58 PM IST
A complaint has been lodged by Gangubai Uttam Goyane, 45, whose husband Uttam Goyane, is an ex-defence service personnel working as an ambulance driver for ex-servicemen contributory health service (ECHS) polyclinic
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Messy magic: A mango-eating competition during the Mango Festival at Dilli Haat in New Delhi in June 2018.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)
Messy magic: A mango-eating competition during the Mango Festival at Dilli Haat in New Delhi in June 2018.(Burhaan Kinu/ Hindustan Times)

Excerpt: Fix it With Food; Superfoods to become Superhealthy by Kavita Devgan

By Kavita Devgan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 11:37 AM IST
This chapter on the benefits of the marvellous mango tells you why you should treat yourself to this king of fruits. Like you need an excuse!
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Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)

Hydroxychloroquine use may lead to irregular heartbeats, low blood sugar

By Press Trust of India | Toronto
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The drugs chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, being used to treat and prevent COVID-19 despite weak evidence for their effectiveness, may have adverse side effects on patients like irregular heartbeats and reduced blood glucose levels.
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More than 90% of diabetes can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle(Hindustan Times)
More than 90% of diabetes can be prevented by a healthy lifestyle(Hindustan Times)

India faces a diabetes crisis. But you can avoid it

By David S Ludwig and Dawn Ludwig
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2020 06:59 PM IST
Although diabetes can run in families, this epidemic has increased far too fast to blame on genes. Fortunately, six simple changes in diet can make a huge difference
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The study also showed that eating a low-calorie breakfast increased appetite, specifically for sweets.(Unsplash)
The study also showed that eating a low-calorie breakfast increased appetite, specifically for sweets.(Unsplash)

Want to lose weight? Have big breakfast, light dinner

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 01:40 PM IST
Diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT), is a measure of how well our metabolism is working, and can differ depending on mealtime.
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Data from study participants was analysed as a single group and by two ethnic groups - Hispanic women or non-Hispanic women - in order to determine if total sitting time and/or average uninterrupted sitting periods may have an impact on heart disease risk factors and whether these relationships varied by ethnicity.(Unsplash)
Data from study participants was analysed as a single group and by two ethnic groups - Hispanic women or non-Hispanic women - in order to determine if total sitting time and/or average uninterrupted sitting periods may have an impact on heart disease risk factors and whether these relationships varied by ethnicity.(Unsplash)

Sitting more might lead to heart diseases in older women, suggests study

By Asian News International | Texas
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 03:35 PM IST
In this observational study, researchers measured the sitting habits of older women who were overweight or obese.
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Chicken Salami Tacos served at Hyde restaurant in Mumbai
Chicken Salami Tacos served at Hyde restaurant in Mumbai

When Mumbai’s bars go ‘healthy’

By Yoshita Rao | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2020 05:16 PM IST
A trend of healthy snacking at restro-bars has cropped up but we find out what’s really cooking.
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Too much of partying can leave you exhausted and with a bad hangover too(Shutterstock)
Too much of partying can leave you exhausted and with a bad hangover too(Shutterstock)

Life is a party: 10 out-of-the-box hangover cures for you and yours

By Kavita Devgan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 10:46 PM IST
These will keep you feeling fresh as a rose after all that booze
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By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2019 05:06 AM IST
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Incorporate these 6 herbs in your diet and see the change for yourself.(Unsplash)
Incorporate these 6 herbs in your diet and see the change for yourself.(Unsplash)

Winter is here: These herbs will keep you warm during the cold weather

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 07:36 AM IST
These six herbs help in soothing stomach related issues, improve digestion, regulate blood sugar, weight management, stress conditions and infections among many others.
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A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.(Instagram/ Rakul Preet)
A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.(Instagram/ Rakul Preet)

Rakul Preet on her fitness and beauty routine, her style mantras and love for Dilli ki chaat

By Prerna Gauba Sibbal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:42 PM IST
A cautious eater, actor Rakul Preet Singh talks about her sartorial choices, fitness regime, what she eats in a day, her obsessive habits and more. Read on.
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Condition of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad is not stable as his kidneys are not functioning properly(HT Photo)
Condition of jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad is not stable as his kidneys are not functioning properly(HT Photo)

Lalu Prasad’s condition not stable, kidneys not functioning properly: Doctor

By Press Trust of India | Ranchi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Prasad, 71, is undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi. He has been in jail since 2017 after his conviction in fodder scam cases.
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Sauces often are packed with sugars, which make their way into your body despite your low-sugar diet.
Sauces often are packed with sugars, which make their way into your body despite your low-sugar diet.

How much sugar are you really taking in?

By Lavina Mulchandani | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2019 05:28 PM IST
Even if you’ve resolved to cut sugar from your diet, it makes its way into your system in disguise. Can you spot hidden sugars in ordinary foods?
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The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)
The epidemic of child deaths in Muzaffarpur in Bihar has made been making headlines for the past two weeks(AFP)

The resilience of the children of Bihar

By Dileep Mavalankar and Tapasvi Puwar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2019 07:56 PM IST
How do Bihar’s children do so much better than other states, given the odds against them? There is very little research on the positive aspect of low child deaths in the state
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Doctors treating a child showing the symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), Muzaffarpur, June 16(PTI)
Doctors treating a child showing the symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), Muzaffarpur, June 16(PTI)

To check encephalitis, Bihar must implement standard operating procedure

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:18 PM IST
If all children with sudden fever are identified and referred to a hospital or clinic within hours of developing symptoms as mandated, simple glucose is all that is needed to save many of the young lives
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Two more children died of suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur,(HT FIle Photo/Deepak Gupta)
Two more children died of suspected acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur,(HT FIle Photo/Deepak Gupta)

37 children die of acute encephalitis, Bihar government blames low blood sugar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 02:07 PM IST
So far 143 cases of AES have been reported from 11 districts of Vaishali, Sitamarhi, Sheohar, East Champaran, Patna, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Jehanabad, Gaya, Bhojpur and Aurangabad.
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Officials said that a notification, along with guidelines for implementation of the programme, has been sent to all educational institutes.(HT Photo)
Officials said that a notification, along with guidelines for implementation of the programme, has been sent to all educational institutes.(HT Photo)

Ban junk food in canteens, FDA tells colleges, schools in Maharashtra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 05:20 PM IST
The aim of the programme, promoted under the ‘Eating Right’ scheme, is to change eating habits and reduce chances of lifestyle diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, among adolescents and youngsters.
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The new study tested Invokana, a daily pill sold now to help control blood sugar, to see if it also could help prevent kidney disease when added to standard treatments.(Getty Images/iStock)
The new study tested Invokana, a daily pill sold now to help control blood sugar, to see if it also could help prevent kidney disease when added to standard treatments.(Getty Images/iStock)

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2019 04:10 PM IST
Doctors say it’s hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic.
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Here’s a list of superfoods to help you beat the heat(Shutterstock)
Here’s a list of superfoods to help you beat the heat(Shutterstock)

10 summer foods to make you thinner, stronger, calmer

By Lovneet Batra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Lose weight, build immunity and cool the mind by bingeing on these superfoods during the season of heat
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Globally, such exposure contributed to about 2.76 lakh deaths and 15.2 million life years lost to disability in 2017. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Globally, such exposure contributed to about 2.76 lakh deaths and 15.2 million life years lost to disability in 2017. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Diabetes deaths due to air pollution highest in India

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 08:19 AM IST
In 2017, exposure to PM 2.5 pollution was found to be the third leading risk factor globally for Type 2 diabetes-related deaths and disability after high blood sugar and excessive body weight
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While one may be following a healthy meal routine, intermittent snacking too becomes important in the long run.(Unsplash)
While one may be following a healthy meal routine, intermittent snacking too becomes important in the long run.(Unsplash)

Here’s why you should eat more almonds

By Asian News International | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, almonds can be a healthy option for some intermittent snacking.
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A dog’s effectiveness is affected by the individual dog and its connection with its human partner.(Unsplash)
A dog’s effectiveness is affected by the individual dog and its connection with its human partner.(Unsplash)

Dogs may help diabetes patients regulate blood sugar

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 09:29 AM IST
We already know from previous studies that patients’ quality of life is vastly improved by having a medical detection dog.
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The hangover is a nightmare! These foods will help you beat the post party blues(Shutterstock)
The hangover is a nightmare! These foods will help you beat the post party blues(Shutterstock)

Party special: 10 foods to help you crush the hangover

By Lovneet Batra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 10:49 PM IST
These foods will keep that head-pounding hangover at bay
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The key to a healthy morning meal is to choose a variety of foods to get a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutrients like vitamins and minerals - along with the much-needed fibre that helps manage blood-sugar levels.(Unsplash)
The key to a healthy morning meal is to choose a variety of foods to get a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and other nutrients like vitamins and minerals - along with the much-needed fibre that helps manage blood-sugar levels.(Unsplash)

On World Diabetes Day, we tell you the connection between breakfast and diabetes

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2018 02:11 PM IST
World Diabetes Day: It is well-established that starting the day with a wholesome breakfast can benefit everyone. If you have type 2 diabetes (T2D), breakfast is necessary and it can have real benefits.
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Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Kombucha is a form of fermented tea that can fight infections and cancer, as well as help to treat arthritis.(Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

5 reasons why Kombucha is the ultimate superdrink

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 01:57 PM IST
The fermented and probiotic drink Kombucha boasts of several health benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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The findings reveal that children of fathers aged 45 years or more had a 14% higher risk of being premature in addition to low birth weight (less than 2,500gm) compared to those whose fathers were aged 25 to 34 years.(Unsplash)
The findings reveal that children of fathers aged 45 years or more had a 14% higher risk of being premature in addition to low birth weight (less than 2,500gm) compared to those whose fathers were aged 25 to 34 years.(Unsplash)

Father’s age can play a role in pregnancy outcome, baby’s health

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 05:23 PM IST
A new study shows that as the age of the father increases so does the risk of the infant being born prematurely, having low birth weight and requiring healthcare support after delivery.
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Karwa Chauth 2018: Doctors warn day-long fasting during Karwa Chauth could overly stress pregnant women’s bodies. (Shutterstock)
Karwa Chauth 2018: Doctors warn day-long fasting during Karwa Chauth could overly stress pregnant women’s bodies. (Shutterstock)

Karwa Chauth during pregnancy, is it safe to fast? Everything you need to know

By Sanya Panwar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
Karwa Chauth 2018: Is keeping a fast if you’re expecting a good idea? Or does it pose a danger to pregnant women and their babies? Read on to find out.
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