Dear moms-to-be, don’t fear Zika virus. A new vaccine can protect your unborn child

Dear moms-to-be, don’t fear Zika virus. A new vaccine can protect your unborn child

The Zika virus has got a lot of people worried. Many efforts are being made by researchers tominimise the transmission and effects of the virus. Pregnant women need to be especially careful as their healths and habits affect the child. Now, researchers have found that immunising women with a Zika vaccine during pregnancy can protect the transmission of virus from mother to her baby in utero. Researchers from the University of Texas’s medical branch at Galveston in the US found that the Zika vaccine can protect unborn child against infection and birth…

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A reason to wake up helps us sleep better

A reason to wake up helps us sleep better

The secret to a good night’s sleep is having a reason to wake up in the morning, say scientists. A team of researchers, including a team from Northwestern University in the US, has said that older adults who felt their lives had meaning were 63% less likely to have sleep apnoea – a disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. According to the researchers, these people were also 52% less likely to have the restless leg syndrome, and had moderately better sleep quality. Although the participants in the…

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Menstruation Leave Is Now A Thing: Here’s How You Can Beat Period Pain Naturally

Menstruation Leave Is Now A Thing: Here’s How You Can Beat Period Pain Naturally

Undeniably, menstruation brings some of the most dreaded days in a woman’s routine. While some are lucky to breeze through them with much ease, others may experience severe abdominal pain, cramps, lower back pain, fatigue and weakness, nausea and vomiting among many other symptoms. Most women opt for medication to tackle the pain , others choose to stay in with some comforting food and a hot water bottle tucked in. Almost every woman must have skipped school or work at some point in her life owing to the excruciating period. While an Indian…

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Coconut oil: are the health benefits a big fat lie?

Coconut oil: are the health benefits a big fat lie?

Is coconut oil ‘the little black dress of wellbeing’? Photograph: Alamy It wasn’t that long ago that the closest most Britons got to a coconut was at the fairground or on the inside of a Bounty bar. Yet in the past three years, this hard, hairy drupe (that’s the official term) of the coconut palm tree has emerged as the latest “superfood” extolled by celebrities and health food shops for its nutritional, healing and mind-enhancing powers. Aisles of health food shops are packed with bags of flour, snacks, milk, sugar…

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Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Got a favorite travel photo? You could win $1,000 in our 2017 Destinations Photo Contest! Enter here! (copy)

Vacation photographs often capture a perfect moment in a favorite place. Send us your best vacation photos now for a chance to win up to $1,000 in our Destinations Photo Contest. The top photographs submitted will also be featured in a national publication reaching more than 1 million households. Readers across the country will be able to vote for their favorite photos, and photographers who submit entries will be eligible for one of three top prizes: Photos can be submitted now through July 18. Many of the best photographs will be…

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College festivals are getting bigger and better. Here’s a sneak peek

College festivals are getting bigger and better. Here’s a sneak peek

When Pooja Dewolkar applied for a fellowship programme with a reputed national bank in 2014, this is what she wrote on her application: “I was the chairperson of Malhar in 2013, the annual inter-collegiate festival of St Xavier’s College”. It worked in her favour. Her experience at helming a prestigious college-level event led assessors to believe she possessed qualities such as leadership and damage control. Malhar, Dewolkar says, helped her learn to think on her feet and deal with problems on the go. Akhil Dhoot, 23, was a BTech student…

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I Thought My Pain Was Normal—Then I Found Out I Had a ‘Ton’ of Fibroids

I Thought My Pain Was Normal—Then I Found Out I Had a ‘Ton’ of Fibroids

I had never heard of fibroids when I was diagnosed with them in the ER one night just a few months ago. I had gone to the hospital because I was in so much pain, it felt like my appendix had burst. I had also been feeling very tired, experiencing painful cramping, and bleeding way more than normal during my period. But it didn’t occur to me that all those symptoms could be related; at 33, I figured they were just part of getting older. So when the doctor told me I had a “ton” of fibroids in…

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Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food prints are a rage this season. Make the best of this delicious fashion trend

Food has been a major source of inspiration for many international design houses. In 1937, designer Elsa Schiaparelli showcased a Lobster dress that became quite a rage. Later, many designers such as Stuart Weitzman and Italian luxury fashion house Moschino came out with food-inspired collections. Chanel also launched a limited edition milk carton shaped minaudière which was a hot selling piece. And in Spring Summer 2017, Dolce & Gabbana showcased a pizza-pasta inspired collection. The trend is becoming popular in India with fashionistas wearing their love for food on their…

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First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

First job? Here’s a survivor’s guide to sail through

We dealt, last fortnight, with common mistakes (and, let’s face it, obvious signs of immaturity) that young people make when trying to land their first jobs. But what happens once you’ve already got the golden ticket – a job interview or an offer letter by a firm, the first step of your career? Experts say the first three months of a fresher’s life are crucial. It’s when companies are looking at how fast you adapt, how much you understand, and how hard you are willing to work to stand out….

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Do You Watch TV for More Than 10 Hours a week? You Need to Stop!

Do You Watch TV for More Than 10 Hours a week? You Need to Stop!

  Television or TV viewing is one of the most common pastimes for many. We consume any and every form of information from this so-called “idiot box” hours at end, without even realizing our limit. As soon as the television is turned on, our eyes are glued and we just can’t seem to get ourselves to turn the power button off. Excessive television watching has already been linked to a variety of health problems as well as an increase in snacking tendencies. This holds especially true for the youth of…

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