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Wholesome bite
By Peta Bee
It used to take a packet of cheesy Wotsits or a nuclear blue Slush Puppie for nutritional panic to strike in parents. But, as sugar has become more of a dietary pariah than fat or artificial additives, markers of what’s healthy have shifted towards the ridiculous.Concerns about widening waistlines mean that, whatever form it comes in, sugar must go. And in the rush to avoid the sweet stuff,...
Scarring the caring   
I was visiting a hospital in Hyderabad for a seminar. One of the senior administrators was taking me around the hospital. India was shining, or so the slogan went. The waiting rooms were packed, and the business of caring seemed to be booming. “What is the malpractice situation like?” I asked. “Oh, that!” he replied, “It is street justice. They will assault the...
Droid healer   
Mathew Daniel's life took a turn for the worse last year when a severe pain in his abdomen was diagnosed as pancreatic cancer. Doctors told him that the cancer had already reached an advanced stage. A surgical removal of the tumour could give him some relief, but the unrelenting abdominal pain stopped doctors from doing the surgery. “All I needed was something to stop that unbearable...
What's on her mind?   
Cooking, cleaning, in-laws, children’s homework, an absent maid—just a few of the many thoughts that clog a working woman's mind. She straddles home and work and keeps everyone happy, often at the expense of her own health. A recent survey called ForEve, conducted among 200 women executives by Dr L.H. Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai, revealed that hormonal issues (22 per cent),...
Stay in shape   
When we talk of arthritis, we usually associate it with the image of an elderly, short-statured, fat woman in her 50s or 60s with painful, swollen and deformed knee joints with multiple medical problems like diabetes, thyroid problem, high uric acid or cholesterol. However, age-related degenerative osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis,...
Knowledge is power   20 April, 2015
Look; learn; see   29 October, 2011
Reboot!   20 April, 2015
As you wish   20 April, 2015
Periodic dysfunction   20 April, 2015
The 'man' who gave birth to twins   23 March, 2015
Sacred healing drink can treat depression   08 April, 2015
Telling gestures   23 March, 2015
You will pay for this!   23 March, 2015
Yes, you can!   23 March, 2015
Strengthof the spirit   23 March, 2015
When you lose, you gain   07 March, 2015
Heart stirrings   07 March, 2015
Divine root   07 March, 2015
Unfeeling swine   21 February, 2015
India's new fab five   16 February, 2015
I am a Neanderthal!   16 February, 2015
The incredible idiots   16 February, 2015
Take it easy   16 February, 2015
Pose for thought   09 February, 2015
Reduce the use of antibiotics   02 February, 2015
Now more tears   02 February, 2015
Present tense   02 February, 2015
Dignity on a platter   02 February, 2015
Eat, love, trust   02 February, 2015
Let out a burpee   05 January, 2015
Trick & treat   15 December, 2014
Key to recovery   15 December, 2014
Meouch!   15 December, 2014
At home@work   13 November, 2014
Minimum hassles   13 November, 2014
Face value   13 November, 2014
Work out like a woman   13 November, 2014
Keep the drum beating   01 November, 2014
Liv‘err’ lifestyle   01 November, 2014
Breaking noose   01 November, 2014
10,000 steps a day   01 November, 2014
Rice buffet   04 October, 2014
Forget me not   29 September, 2014
No liquor for liver   29 September, 2014
Mission NTDs   29 September, 2014
Dark temptation   29 September, 2014
A new look at our abilities   29 September, 2014
The art of saving lives   06 September, 2014
Take a break; fast   06 September, 2014
Food for tot   16 August, 2014
Austerity in yoga   16 August, 2014
Silent threat   04 August, 2014
A spot of bother   04 August, 2014
More in less   04 August, 2014
All's not well   26 July, 2014
Life vs FOMO   21 July, 2014
Man with a mission   07 July, 2014
Herbs curb   07 July, 2014
Building a bond   07 July, 2014
Fringe focus   07 July, 2014
Knot ready? We are!   16 June, 2014
Dishing out love   16 June, 2014
WEDded to the earth   16 June, 2014
C the change   20 May, 2014
Happy feat   20 May, 2014
Back to life   20 May, 2014
Within limits   05 May, 2014
Alternate route   14 April, 2014
Smart sole   14 April, 2014
Excess baggage   14 April, 2014
The morning after   14 April, 2014
BxOne of a kind   14 April, 2014
Back to Basics   25 March, 2014
Joy of giving   25 March, 2014
Hook worms   25 March, 2014
Steady state   25 March, 2014
Twists & turns... and triumph   25 March, 2014
Bumpy road to recovery   03 March, 2014
Diet of colours   03 March, 2014
Living in fear   03 March, 2014
Caught in the web   01 February, 2014
Back to basics.   01 February, 2014
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