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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What is Epilepsy: Its Causes and Treatment

What is Epilepsy: Its Causes and Treatment

The word “epilepsy” comes from the Greek word, “epi” which means “upon” and “leptos” which means “seizure”. People with epilepsy tend to have recurrent seizures (fits). The seizures occur because of a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. This causes a temporary disturbance in the messaging systems between brain cells. During a seizure the patient’s brain becomes “halted” or “mixed up”. Every function in our body is triggered by messaging systems in our brain. What a patient with epilepsy experiences during a seizure will depend on what part…

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Ebola Strikes Again: What are the Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Ebola Strikes Again: What are the Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Ebola virus or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a severe illness in humans caused by a virus which is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. Fruit Bats of the Pteropodidae family are known to be natural Ebola virus hosts. Ebola virus disease outbreaks were first discovered to be occurring in remote villages in Central Africa around the rain forests while a later outbreak in West Africa. It involved major urban as well as rural areas. An Ebola patient suffers severe fever, muscle…

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What Is Lupus?

What Is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease which is caused when our immune system does not function properly. It may have mild effects but in severe cases it can also become life threatening. It is not contagious.There are types of lupus that may affect a person. These include Discoid, Drug-Induced and Neonatal. According to the Lupus Foundation of India, about 5 million people worldwide suffer some from the disease. It further states that more than 90% of lupus sufferers are women. Doctors believe that it results from both genetic and environmental stimuli….

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What Is Gluten?

What Is Gluten?

What exactly is “gluten”? Gluten is a Latin word and it means glue, mixture of proteins found in wheat, rye, oats and barley and all the ancient and hybrid grains like Spelt, Khorasan and Triticale. Just like its name which means glue it works like glue and makes the dough of baked goods elastic and stretchable. Wheat flour contains two types of protein strands – Glutenin and Gliadin, wrapped around starch granules. When wheat flour is combined with water, the protein strands unwind and link together to form a membrane-like…

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Tokyo’s New Health Craze: What is Adult Swaddling Therapy?

Tokyo’s New Health Craze: What is Adult Swaddling Therapy?

Who doesn’t love a good cuddle? The feeling of warmth that embraces the body provides a sense of calm that is unmatchable. But, not all may have the luxury of a good cuddle. So what’s the next best thing? Introducing – Adult Swaddling Therapy, which is new craze in Tokyo. Inspired by the ancient method of swaddling a baby to keep the little one warm, as well as restrict his or her sudden movement to enable good sleep, this therapy can work wonders for adults too. Swaddling is basically a…

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What Is the Keto Diet, and Should You Be Trying It?

What Is the Keto Diet, and Should You Be Trying It?

There’s a lot of recent buzz about the ketogenic diet, aka the “keto diet,” which has received a ton of praise from elite athletes (eh hem, LeBron James) as it is low in carbohydrates and high in good fats, and it provides a lot of energy. The idea is that by eating high-fat, moderate-protein, and fewer carbs, the body goes into ketosis, or the metabolic state in which ketone bodies (fat-like molecules) become the main fuel source instead of glucose. How does that break down into a daily diet? When meal…

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What to Eat Before and After a Workout

What to Eat Before and After a Workout

Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple ones so that the release of energy during your workout is slow and steady throughout your routine. Whole-wheat toast with fruit gives you both types of carbs with the bonus of being super easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep your motor humming, while the fruit adds an extra kick of energy. For those training for…

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Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Stomach Ache? What to Eat to Feel Better

Soothe your tummy Upset stomach? Whether it’s nausea, vomiting, or just a general icky feeling due to a stomach bug or something you ate, you want to feel better—now. Sadly, your doctor may say that the best treatment is to just wait until the germ or symptoms run their course. However, choosing the right food may make that waiting period a bit easier. Here’s a guide to what the experts generally recommend to soothe tummy trouble. Bananas Bananas are the first item in the “brat” diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and…

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What triggers people to eat more

What triggers people to eat more

Regular intake of a “western diet” — consisting of foods that are high on sugar and fat levels — is behind an alarming rise of conditions such as overeating and obesity, researchers warned. However, according to the study, the increased “peripheral endocannabinoid signalling” in the western food is the key factor that triggers an anxiety in the people to eat more. The endocannabinoid system — located throughout the mammalian body, including the brain and all peripheral organs — helps in many aspects inside our body with major functions related to…

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