Nail health and care 101: Perfection at your fingertips

If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse nail damage, then you’re only partly right.(iStock) Our hands, especially nails, take a beating as we go about our daily lives and chores, leaving the nails brittle, discoloured and unhealthy. If you think monthly mani-pedi visits to the salon can reverse the damage, then […]

Sewage ‘lake’ in Gurugram Sector 67 sparks health fears

Residents of Ansal Esencia and neighbouring residential societies in Gurugram’s Sector 67 are concerned about their health due to the presence of a large pond of untreated sewage around the approach road. Residents said the site is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and is a “health crisis waiting to strike”. The area around the site […]

Irrfan awaiting final health report to start shooting for Hindi Medium 2, says Bhushan Kumar

Irrfan, who had been undergoing cancer treatment in London since April last year, is finally back in India. And if reports are to be believed, the actor will start shooting for Hindi Medium 2, directed by Homi Adajania on February 22. However, on contacting the makers of the film, co-producer Bhushan Kumar denied this report […]

Innovation could help India out of its health quagmire

Health innovations — from vaccinations to bed nets — have been instrumental in fighting some of world’s most persistent and deadly diseases. Now more than ever, countries around the world are recognising and investing in the potential of innovation to ensure that more people can lead healthy, productive lives. It’s exciting to see this trend […]

Loneliness damages health as much as obesity, smoking

Solitary confinement has escaped prisons and torture rooms and entered our homes and workplaces, making isolation and loneliness as big a threat to health than obesity, smoking, alcohol abuse and depression. Social apps on smartphones have replaced human interaction, reducing emotion to Facebook posts and Instagram likes that prompt most of us to spend more […]

With 6,700 cases and 226 deaths, spike in swine flu triggers health alarm

India has recorded an alarming spike in swine flu (H1N1) this year, with 6,701 cases and 226 deaths confirmed till February 3, compared to 798 cases and 68 deaths during the corresponding period in 2018. The sharpest spike was in the week ending February 3, which reported close to a third (2,101) of the total […]

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news with fans and Bollywood colleagues on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York. “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed […]

Loneliness damages health as much as obesity, smoking

In the US, a nationwide survey by the global health service company Cigna found Generation Z (adults ages 18-22) to be the loneliest generation.(Unsplash) Solitary confinement has escaped prisons and torture rooms and entered our homes and workplaces, making isolation and loneliness as big a threat to health than obesity, smoking, alcohol abuse and depression. […]

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news with fans and Bollywood colleagues on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York. “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed […]