Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. That it is a significant problem in India is evident from the statistics: The sales of anti-asthma medicines in India went up 43% over the past four years, shows market data, with 2016 marking a 15% growth in anti-asthma prescriptions across children and adults. Despite the statistics, there are ways to prevent asthma and certain things can help you cope better. Here’s a round-up of research…

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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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Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

Fashion week preview: What to expect as the runway rolls out in Delhi

For autumn/winter 2017, the Indian weaver’s prowess meets design and textile innovation at the fashion week which is ready to get underway in Delhi. And, the focus is also back on menswear as well as creations that celebrate gender fluidity. Fashion Week in Delhi kicks off on Wednesday. Madhu Jain’s creations (above) will take on the runway on the opening day too.(Avantika Meattle) Fashion week season is back, and autumn/winter 2017 looks all set for a designer makeover. Here’s what to expect from the four day showcase in the Capital…

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From shiny leather to flying fur: 6 big fashion takeaways from Paris Fashion Week

From shiny leather to flying fur: 6 big fashion takeaways from Paris Fashion Week

A creation of Indian designer Manish Arora on display during Fashion Week in Paris on Thursday. (Reuters) As the Paris Fashion Week autumn-winter shows reach their conclusion, we look at the biggest womenswear trends so far on the catwalk: Mad hatters A model presents a creation by French designer Johanna Senyk as part of her Fall/Winter 2017-2018 women’s ready-to-wear collection for the label Wanda Nylon during Fashion Week in Paris. (Reuters) Paris has fallen head over heels for hats. This week has seen an unprecedented sprouting of headwear on the…

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Working for More Than 40 Hours in a Week May Harm Your Health!

Working for More Than 40 Hours in a Week May Harm Your Health!

Have you been working over time? Or think you still got room to expand your work shift? This new report advises you to think again. Long working hours, sitting most of the day and staring at the computer screen – if this is life for you there’s bad news. This kind of a lifestyle may often lead to a dinky stress on the shoulders or a minute neck-ache at most but a new research from The Australian National University will change your perception completely. This new study shows that the…

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The Best Foods to Eat During Finals Week

The Best Foods to Eat During Finals Week

And the time has come. Just like that, finals have made their way into our lives. For many of us, the stress is at an all time high. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. And happiness will return when you take your last final. Since it’s time to buckle down, focus, and concentrate on the material at hand, I have listed below five foods that will help strengthen the brain, because knowing all the vocabulary for organic chemistry is not okay. Ever. 1. Salmon Getty…

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3 Make-Ahead Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Night of the Week

3 Make-Ahead Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy Every Night of the Week

Photo: James Ransom If just the thought of cooking five weeknight dinners in a row makes you anxious, good news: Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs of Food52 fame have a new book out that is a game changer. With tons of hearty recipes that turn supermarket ingredients into company-worthy meals—plus make-ahead tips and tricks for elevating leftovers—Food52 A New Way to Dinner ($35, amazon.com) is a must. We chose a few of our favorites from the book, and collected some pro advice from Hesser and Stubbs. So next time the “what’s for dinner?” question comes…

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Panchakarma treatment for a week may reduce heart disease risk

Panchakarma treatment for a week may reduce heart disease risk

One week of Panchakarma programme — an Ayurvedic-based well being programme that features a vegetarian diet, meditation, yoga and massages — can lead to measurable decreases in a set of blood-based metabolites associated with inflammation, cholesterol regulation and cardiovascular disease risk, the results of a clinical trial have shown. “It appears that a one-week Panchakarma programme can significantly alter the metabolic profile of the person undergoing it,” said senior author Deepak Chopra, Professor at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and a noted proponent of integrative medicine….

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Manish Malhotra set to open India Couture Week 2016

Manish Malhotra set to open India Couture Week 2016

  The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) announced couturier Manish Malhotra, as the opening designer for the India Couture Week 2016. Manish will showcase his bedazzling creations on July 20th at 9:30 pm at the Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi making it a star-spangled night to remember. With more than 25 years of extensive experience in the industry, Manish not only created iconic looks for films, but has also contributed to the revival of several Indian crafts from Chikankari to the Benarasi weave. Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said in…

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OMG: Sonam Kapoor stuns at Paris Fashion Week!

OMG: Sonam Kapoor stuns at Paris Fashion Week!

  If there’s one actress who hasn’t stopped wooing people with her breathtaking fashion choices, it’s Sonam Kapoor. And, the Kapoor babe is back to doing what she does the best – taking our breath away, this time at the Paris Fashion Week. Sonam was spotted at Ralph and Russo’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-2017 show, as part of Paris Fashion Week. Looking lovely in an oversized flared embellished white coat with a high-low hemline (a Ralph and Russo creation) teamed up with pointed toe pumps and a smart clutch, Sonam…

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