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Diet
Health  /  Published 20.10.20

Egg-citing advice

Dietary advice on egg consumption varies from year to year. Eggs were once hailed as an excellent source of essential ingredients. “One egg a day kept the doctor away.” Practically overnig...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 13.10.20

A fall is dangerous

Q. I hit my toe on the door. The CT scan showed a small hairline crack. The surgeon just taped  the toe with the adjacent one. This is called “buddy taping” and usually is all that i...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 29.09.20

Zero magic

Artificial sweeteners hold the promise of satisfying your sweet tooth without the downside of excess calories, and they are increasingly used in products ranging from diet sodas and powdered drink mix...
By Anahad O’Connor in

Health  /  Published 29.07.20

A game for losers

The word “diet” conjures images of women counting calories, of slimming clubs and weight loss shakes. Yet for men, so long left out of the weight loss conversation, a reckoning may be clos...
By Mark Bailey in

Health  /  Published 21.07.20

Proper exercise and diet

I exercise regularly but my weight remains absolutely constant and my shape (sagging arms and protuberant belly) has not changed at all. In addition to exercise, you need to count your calories. Eat ...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 01.07.20

Masks: when to change after getting home?

Q. How often should I change my mask? Facemasks are going to be a way of life for a long time to come. You need four to five masks. They must be removed when you come from outside, washed with soap a...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

What not to do when you have acid reflux

We Indians are becoming inactive and fatter by the day. But, instead of all-round obesity, there is a propensity for the fat to settle around our middles. When we walk, the stomach leads from the fron...
By Dr Gita Mathai in

Health  /  Published 02.10.19

No need to see red in red meat, say scientists

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.But ...
By Gina Kolata/New York Times News Service in New York

Health  /  Published 30.04.20

Tips to boost your immunity

On the whole our immune system does a great job of defending us against disease-causing microorganisms but sometimes it fails and we get sick when a germ invades successfully. With the ongoing pandemi...
By Smita Tripathi in

Health  /  Published 16.01.20

Rujuta Diwekar's three rules of sustainable health

The three rules of sustainable health1) Metabolic health parameters vs weight loss The thing is that even when diet trends come back with a new name and a new game, the basic premise stays the same ...
By Rujuta Diwekar in


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