Jharkhand  /  Published 11.08.20

Boiled eggs for infected prisoners

In a bid to help prisoners fight Covid-19, authorities have included boiled eggs and kadha – a therapeutic Indian drink for boosting immunity– to the daily diet of infected inmates in jail...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.18

Food security does not equal good nutrition

One is what one eats. A study by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization confirms that poor-quality diet poses a greater threat to public health across the world than malaria, tuberculosi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 14.10.19

Malnourished children: shocking but not surprising

India is busy building five-trillion-dollar castles in the air. In the meantime, less than 7 per cent of its children under two years of age get an adequate diet. The stark numbers thrown up by the Co...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.19

Lean budgets, thin children

The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey was recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare. While the progress in reducing stunting (short stature or low height-for-age) is encoura...
By Chandrika Singh in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Keep away BP, diabetes the Yanomami way

The reason blood pressure tends to rise with age may be a Western diet and lifestyle, concludes a study of remote tribal communities that has been recently published in the journal, JAMA Cardiology.Hi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 27.07.19

Meal to see and pose with, not eat

Pregnant women were made to sit before a sumptuous platter for a photo op before being handed food parcels and shooed away from a government event, meant to promote nutritional awareness among expecta...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

Education  /  Published 14.10.19

Imposing a veg diet in schools will hamper nutrition

YESHealth benefitsA non-vegetarian diet includes meat, eggs and fish. It has several health benefits because this type of food is rich in protein and Vitamin B. Non-vegetarian food strengthens our mus...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 10.10.18

Grandmother knew best, says this nutritionist

Nutritionist Kavita Devgan has recently written Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits For a Fitter You. She believes there was inherent logic and intrinsic value in traditional Ind...
By Rushati Mukherjee in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

Indians must take women's health seriously

Unlike many countries in the world, Indian women had shorter life spans than Indian men until the mid-1990s. Because females are generally believed to have greater biological powers of endurance than ...
By Nandita Saikia in


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