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Parents: Keep an eye on how much time your kid spends online!

Kids addicted to the internet In today’s internet age, almost all of us have a broadband connection in our homes. From internet connection in our PC’s to net connection in our laptops, notebooks and cell phones too, net connection is available at our finger tips. Under such conditions most parents, typically working parents, in urban cities, are either unaware or not in control of the . . .

‘Zero calories’ sweeteners actually make you gain weight!!

artificial sweetners do not help you lose weight Against the popular belief that using an artificial sweetener can actually help you lose weight, Rujuta Diwekar, famous author of ‘Don’t lose your mind lose your weight’, says that it actually helps you put on weight! She is of the opinion; your total calorie consumption goes up the moment you choose a sugar substitute over sugar. Using these substitutes make you . . .

What's in our Honey? Antibiotics!!! Another Tale of 'anything goes' in India

Honey contains antibiotics CSE or Center For Science and Environment has again done it. Their study conducted on major brands of Honey in India (Dabur, Baidyanath, Himalaya, Patanjali Products etc) showed that 11 out of 12 contain disturbingly high levels of antibiotics. Not only this, the imported brands (NectaFlor from Switzerland and Capilano Pure from Australia) also contain high levels of anti bacterial compounds which . . .

A McDonald’s burger can last a year without rotting!

Macdonanlds fries are harmful We have all heard that McDonald’s use preservatives in their burgers and fries. But here are very interesting studies and research that can prove how a burger has survived for almost a year! And more importantly what it is in that burger that is the reason for the burgers’ prolonged survival. There have been cases of fries and burgers that have . . .

Moderate drinking may actually keep you alive longer!

man drinking beer for living longer New studies suggest that those who drink moderately throughout their lives live longer than those who do not drink at all. In fact even heavy drinkers outlive teetotallers! Before you hurry to bring out that bottle, note by moderate drinking, we mean 1 to 3 drinks a day. In a study conducted over a period of 20 years, it was found . . .

Obese? No problem, just reduce the size of your stomach!

obese kid unhealthy eating Most teens are resorting to this very option. With increasing intake of junk food and horribly unhealthy diets, the number of obese kids between the ages 14-18 has increased three fold. And now they are resorting to the option of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery is a procedure wherein the size of the stomach is reduced — often by . . .

Mobile Applications help you lose weight!!

Loseit Losing weight was never that easy. From dieticians to nutritionists to gym trainers, they all tell you the same thing. Eat less and exercise more, keep a watch on how many calories you intake and how many you manage to shed. But what if you had a real time monitor over how much you were consuming and how much you were . . .

Beware! Malaria is on the Rise

malaria is on the rise in India ‘3- fold rise in malaria this month’ scream headlines in a leading city publication. With Mumbai reeling under the Mumbai has recorded a total of 13,818 cases since July 1, it is reason enough to worry if one were to compare these figures to the 4830 cases reported last June. With 1.5 million cases of Malaria being reported in 2009, the . . .

All this Sitting is Killing Us!

sitting for long periods of time can increase your death risk! 20th century has seen many such inventions that have been aimed at making our lives easier. But while doing so, these inventions have also made us considerably lazy! And this laziness has spilled over to our professional and personal lives, where physical activity has taken a back seat in favor of sitting. While, we all thought that there was nothing . . .

Household cleaners increase risk of Breast Cancer

household cleaners can double the risk of breast cancer Be warned women! For your efforts to keep you house sparkling clean, might just double your chances of developing breast cancer. According to a research conducted on 1500 women by breast cancer researchers from the American Silent Spring Institute, it was found that regular exposure to a combination of various household products doubled the risk of breast cancer! The study, which . . .

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