Mumbaikars, is your pani ‘puri’ safe to eat?

When it comes to pani puri be it any part of the country, there are hunger pangs for this roadside delicacy. But before you have your next pani puri have you ever taken the time to stop and question the hygiene of the area. Is the puri being used of a good quality? Is the water pure?

Mumbaikars, is your pani ‘puri’ safe to eat?In Mumbai, after the humble vada pav, the second most favoured street food snack has got to be the pani puri. Whether you are at beaches like Girgaum Chowpatty or Juhu beach or even just shopping at Bandra one cannot resist giving into our cravings and tucking into it right away. You may want to […]

Doctor assault: Two junior doctors beaten up at Ahmedabad civil hospital

Two junior doctors attached to the Ahmedabad civil hospital were attacked by the angry relatives of a patient. The incident occurred on Wednesday night when a patient was brought to the hospital in a serious condition

Doctor assault: Two junior doctors beaten up at Ahmedabad civil hospitalThe patient died while undergoing the treatment. The relatives alleged that the on duty doctors that night did not treat the patient, and proceeded to hit and abusing the doctors After the incident, the resident doctors have gone on a flash strike. But, later the strike was withdrawn after the police assured strict action against […]

Excess water consumption can lead to brain dysfunction

Sodium levels can become dangerously low if your body can't process all of the fluids you take in. This can lead to a condition called hyponatraemia or water intoxication. Headaches, vomiting, confusion, seizures and even death can result from hyponatraemia

Excess water consumption can lead to brain dysfunctionFrom centuries, we’ve been taught about water and its benefits along with the role it plays in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, many people are unaware of the fact that pushing yourself over a certain limit can damage the human body. The idea behind having a low intake of salt and over intake of water […]

Maharashtra: Former minister Ajit Pawar helps accident victims reach hospital

Former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Ajit Pawar had come to the aid of ailing road accident victims on Thursday afternoon

Maharashtra: Former minister Ajit Pawar helps accident victims reach hospitalThe NCP heavyweight was on his way to Tiroda, near Gondia, Maharashtra, to address a public gathering for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. The accident victims were taken to the local public hospital and were later transferred to a hospital in Gondia district. As per sources, the accident had taken place near the Bisari Phata […]

Mumbai: FDA begins crackdown on fake Ayurvedic medicines, 57 drugs seized

The samples which have been seized by the Food and Drug Department, have been sent to the laboratory for testing. FDA officers say as people are opting for Ayurveda as an alternative medicine, the business of bogus drugs has been increasing. In order to curb this, the government should make registration mandatory for all Ayurvedic medicine stores

Mumbai: FDA begins crackdown on fake Ayurvedic medicines, 57 drugs seizedThe Food and Drug Department (FDA) has made a crackdown on the Ayurvedic drug shops in the state. In the past three years, the FDA has seized 57 bogus Ayurvedic medicines from the sellers FDA officers say the stores selling Ayurvedic medicine are not governed by the state and the time has come to bring […]

Nipah virus: Health ministry issues advisory, says infection localised

The high-level team which is monitoring the situation has said that Nipah virus disease is not a major outbreak and it is only a local occurrence. The deadly Nipah Virus has already claimed 12 lives so far, and 14 people have been currently hospitalised for the treatment. As per the union health ministry, 20 suspected cases have been found

Nipah virus: Health ministry issues advisory, says infection localisedAs the fear of Nipah virus spreads panic in Kerala and the other states, the Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory for the general public The Ministry has warned people from consuming raw dates palm sap or toddy. The ministry has also asked people not to eat half-eaten fruits from the ground. After reviewing […]

First surgery successful in Lalita’s transformation into ‘Lalit’

On Friday, May 25, Lalita Salve, a police constable from Beed, Maharashtra, went under the knife to get reclaim her chosen identity

First surgery successful in Lalita’s transformation into ‘Lalit’A team of eight doctors attached to Mumbai’s state-run St George Hospital, have performed the first surgery on Lalita. Doctors have removed her breast and ovaries. They have also inserted a tube in her urinary bladders so that she can urinate like a man. The procedure lasted for three hours. The doctors said that Lalita […]

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Skipping breakfast may have negative effects on appetite-regulating hormones, blood sugar and insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar). Prior studies have shown that breakfast fans are less likely to be obese or have diabetes or heart disease

Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says studyMiddle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfast

Eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness. Results showed a significant difference on satiety ratings between the mushroom and meat consumption

Want to lose weight? Have a mushroom-rich breakfastEating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness, thereby helping you avoid consuming extra calories later, new research suggests. The findings, published in the journal Appetite, suggest that meat can be replaced by mushroom in some meals. “As with previously published research, this study indicates there may be […]

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiome

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract—may be behind some of those health benefits

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiomeWalnuts are just one in a line foods that contain dietary fibre and have interested scientists for their impact on the microbiome and health. Dietary fibre acts as a food source for gut microbiota, helping the bacteria to do their jobs—breaking down complex foods, providing us nutrients, or helping us feel full, for example. Fruits, […]