FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effect

Colistin and its tolerance limits will be removed from the list of antibiotics and veterinary drugs for foods. The food regulatory body came up with the draft of the amendment and directed that it be operationalised immediately

FSSAI implements ban on colistin use with immediate effectThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on August 8, 2019, issued a draft regulation to prevent the use of antibiotic colistin in food, banned by the Union government in July. In exercise of the power conferred under section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006, FSSAI has framed draft Food […]

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Globally, India bears the highest burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STH), parasitic worms which live in the intestine. These worms consume nutrients which are meant for the human body

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to doWorm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoid

From purple potatoes to vegetables to fruits, read on to see the perfect food to eat that could help reduce the risk of having colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer: Here’s what you need to eat and avoidColorectal cancer affects either the rectum or colon but some people may develop the disease in both areas. Colorectal cancer commonly affect older people. But younger groups are also at risk due to genetic and lifestyle factors. Diet is among the major factors contributing to the development of the cancer for young and older individuals. […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Mandira Bedi grabbed the eyeballs with TV shows like ‘Shanti’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, for playing Preeti in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and for proving that women can host cricket matches too. She has tried everything from acting to anchoring and even fashion designing and aced it all. In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire her for being a fitness icon. Here, the 45-year-old yummy mummy, who is committed to her fitness routine, reveals what keeps her looking super svelte and fit!

Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet planKnown for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout and her diet plan. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I […]

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patrons

The FDA has sent its final draft to the Maharashtra government through which restaurants will have to display the calorie content in its meals through a signboard or a menu card. Restaurants will be required to promote safe and healthy eating practices and help consumers in making informed choices through calorie information labelling

Maha: Soon, restaurants to display a ‘calorie chart’ for patronsSoon, the restaurants in Maharashtra will have to display a signboard mentioning the calorie content in food items The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has sent a final proposal of the draft to the government Sources say the government is expected to take a final decision in a month’s time. In the first phase, […]

Hungry? Know how to calm hunger pangs

Hunger pangs strike at the wrong time, mostly before lunch or before dinner, ruining your appetite. They can even strike at night or an hour after you've eaten lunch. Owing to which, you end up gorging on unhealthy food. Experts give you healthy options to help you block those hunger pangs

Hungry?  Know how to calm hunger pangsYou’ve probably experienced gnawing, painful feelings in your stomach at some point, in the upper left side of your abdomen. These are commonly known as hunger pangs. Hunger pangs, or hunger pains, are caused by strong contractions of the stomach when it’s empty. This uncomfortable sensation is often accompanied by hunger, or the desire to […]

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling full

Almost everyone knows the feeling. You’re at a restaurant or a holiday meal, and your stomach is telling you it’s full, so logically you know you should stop eating. But what you’re eating tastes so good, or your friends and family are still eating, or you don’t get this treat very often. So you keep going

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling fullBut why do we do this? Some may wonder if it has to do with the taste or being in an environment that encourages indulgence. But a new study on mice from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests that it all comes down to the brain. University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of […]

Consuming extra protein at breakfast helps control hunger, finds study

 A high-protein breakfast may help curb your appetite later in the day, suggests a small study in the October 2018 Journal of Dairy Science

Consuming extra protein at breakfast helps control hunger, finds studyResearchers assigned 32 healthy adults to eat a breakfast containing two servings of a high-carbohydrate cereal, with either 1 cup of commercial milk that contained 12.4 grams of protein, or 1 cup of milk mixed with a whole-milk protein concentrate or a whey protein powder that boosted protein intake to 28 grams. The participants then […]

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygiene

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]
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