How to prepare for the upcoming Mumbai marathon

Representational picture Mumbai loves to run, and the Annual Tata Mumbai Marathon is perhaps the city’s most festive marathon. In the last few years running groups have sprouted around the city and there is a marathon almost every weekend. Howev...

Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified

Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions. Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of ...

Benefits of sesame seeds for skin, health

New Delhi: Sesame seeds have health benefits -- while the antioxidant properties present in the seeds help in anti-ageing, the rich omega fatty acids content triggers hair growth, say experts. Nmami Agarwal, Nutritionist and Amit Sarda, Managing Dire...

Water sports may expose you to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Love to play water sports like surfing or bodyboarding? Beware, you may be three times more likely to swallow antibiotic-resistant Escherichia coli or E.coli bacteria in your guts, new research has revealed. Surfers were found to swallow ten times more...

Junk food may make immune system more aggressive, claims study

Junk food can make the body's defences more aggressive in the long term, according to a study which found that the immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. Even long after switching to a healt...

Bullied kids are at high risk of developing anxiety, suicidal behaviour

Children who faced bullying may be at high risk of developing mental health issues, including suicidal thoughts and anxiety behaviour in their teenage years, a new study shows. The findings showed that children who experienced severe peer victimisation...

Top 6 hair hacks you must try this winter

The drop in temperature and cold wind blowing can take away the moisture and natural oils of your hair, making them dry and visibly dull. It just needs a little bit of time and care and you can easily retain the shine in your hair, say experts. Shikhee...

Writing a to-do list will help you sleep faster at night

Unable to sleep at night? Try writing a "to-do" list at bedtime as it may aid in falling asleep, a new study suggests. "Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to explore whether the act of writing them down co...

Mumbai Marathon: Why you should consider your choice to run carefully

Move over, yoga. Running is increasingly capturing the fascination of health-conscious Indians of all ages. The 2004 Mumbai marathon, which was India's first major running event, sparked a boom, spawning nearly 150 running events across the country. ...

Here are some interesting skincare tips for women above 40

After 40, it is very important for a woman to choose the right skin care regime and make-up. Always hydrate your skin before applying the foundation and opt for peach or pink blush, says experts. Make-up artists Bhumika Bahri and Niti Luthra have li...