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India  /  Published 15.02.19

Panel proposes Rs 375 as minimum wage

A committee appointed by the Centre has recommended two sets of minimum daily wage, which are based on balanced diet and are higher than the prevalent rate, for any kind of work.The committee has sugg...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

Women athletes face a brittle fate

For some more than others, the journey towards success is riddled with obstacles. This is especially true in India, where disadvantaged communities — including women and religious minorities — hav...
By The Editorial Board in

Health  /  Published 17.01.19

Go easy on potatoes, not proteins, international panel says

An international panel has released the first scientific targets for healthy diets worldwide through sustainable food production that will require Indians to increase their protein consumption and cur...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Science  /  Published 12.12.18

Beef versus pulses: how food impacts climate

A gram of beef protein has a carbon footprint over 25-fold bigger than that of a gram of pulse protein, according to a new assessment of the impact of land and diets on climate change released on Wedn...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 27.11.18

Paan caution to diabetes patients

A panel of physicians has recommended that persons with diabetes should be screened and advised against betel quid chewing, saying the habit long recognised as a risk factor for multiple cancers also ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 14.12.18

What is a trigger point? How do you lose it?

I developed pain on the outer side of my thigh. I ran my hand along the leg and found that there was a very tender lump. There is agonising pain whenever I touch it.This is probably a “trigger point...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Food  /  Published 26.10.19

Mood food: On the effect of diet on depression

The relationship between diet and depression has been studied by multiple experts over the years. But most studies have been focused on specific nutrients such as fatty acids (omega-3) and vitamins B6...
By Kaushik Talukdar in

Opinion  /  Published 25.11.18

Farm policy can help tackle malnutrition

Rude shockSir — The report, “Lamp thugs harass lake tourists at Baranti” (Nov 16), was frightening. I visited the place with my family last month. We used to take strolls along the lakeside in t...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 27.03.19

Guard from the gut

Many older Indians — nearly 25 per cent of them — suffer from symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease or GERD. They have a plethora of disconcerting symptoms, some of which may seem unrelate...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Opinion  /  Published 17.03.19

Plus size, minus comfort

More is not always merry. Finding space can be problematic in a world that is shrinking and amidst a population that is burgeoning. But this crisis is not a novel one for everybody. The ‘plus-sized...
By The Editorial Board in


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