Freezing ovarian tissue may help reverse menopause

Freezing the ovarian tissue of younger women can help reverse menopause and restore natural fertility, allowing them to become mothers much later in life, say scientists. The procedure, which involves removing and freezing the ovarian tissue and remains in the realm of experiment, yields positive outcomes for nearly four of 10 women who undergo it, …

Go bitter in the rains

Immunity levels suffer a setback during monsoon and it becomes really difficult to digest food. Then there is the risk of all kinds of skin and stomach infections. According to Ayurveda, bitter foods are a great combat material for rain toxins. They neutralise Pitta dosha, help in digestion and have anti-bacterial properties. …

How I start my day

The greatest investment you’ll ever make is in yourself. This applies to how you start your day. My day actually starts the night before. I write down what I want to get done the next day, and when I close my eyes to sleep, I work on the intention of …

Nutritional choices for perfect abs

Luke Coutinho, MD, alternative medicine shares the secret for getting perfect abs. Whoever said, “Abs are made in the kitchen” made a lot of sense. But it all depends on what’s being prepared in your kitchen. No matter how cliched, the answer is: Healthy and balanced meal. And if you’re looking …

How can you learn to love your own fate?

In life, good and bad happen to all of us. The good is fine but how does one deal with the bad? In Latin, there’s a word called Amor Fati, which means love of one’s fate. The philosophy says you don’t just accept your fate but learn to love it. It may sound …

7 per cent decline in road deaths, crashes

Road fatalities have fallen during the first quarter of this calendar year in comparison to the January-March period in 2016. Both fatalities and crashes have decreased by at least 7 per cent, according to the data shared by state governments with the Supreme Court committee on road safety. The maximum …

Diabetes hits urban poor in rich cities

Diabetes, often seen as a rich man’s disease, is assuming epidemic proportions among the urban poor in “rich cities” and is more prevalent in states with higher GDP, shows a recent study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) across 15 states.The findings, published online in ‘The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology’, …

Blood you receive at hospital may not always be risk-free

An RTI document has revealed that Delhi hospitals collected nearly one million units of blood through replacement donations in the last five years. This is the third highest across all states. At 20.15 lakh, Uttar Pradesh has the highest rate of blood collection through replacement donors, a practice discouraged by National Blood …