Health

India Top Court Lifts Ban on Jains' Santhara Death Fast

India's Supreme Court has suspended an order of the Rajasthan high court banning santhara - the controversial Jain ritual of fasting unto death.

India Weighs Update to 1970s Abortion Law

The plight of rape victims has put India's abortion laws under the spotlight.

Indian Doctor’s Legal Troubles Bedevil World Medical Association

Dr. Ketan Desai, who is scheduled to be inaugurated as president of WMA next year, faces charges of conspiracy and cheating in two cases registered against him

Haldiram’s Snacks Checked for Safety

Inspectors in Maharashtra are checking Haldiram’s popular snacks and salty mixes for contamination after it was reported some of the food company’s products were found unfit for consumption and rejected for sale in the U.S.

Is India Losing its Appetite for Packaged Food

Maggi ban hits sales of packaged fast food, noodles and pasta; sales dip by 10%

Young India Moves Beyond Corrective Cosmetic Surgeries

The whole focus of plastic surgery has shifted from looking younger to looking in shape.

Indian Home Cooks Lead the World

A global survey of cooking habits around the world found that Indian cooks spend 13.hours a week preparing food.

Indian Nurses in UK Could be Forced to Return Home

Nurses from India employed with Britain's state-funded National Health Service (NHS) could be forced to leave the UK under new immigration rules.

India-made Food Products Face USFDA Heat

The data shows that most of snacks that were rejected were made by Haldiram's, a major Indian snacks and sweets manufacturer based out of Nagpur.

Fiji to Paris, India Flaunts Soft Power

Modi led what India's foreign policy establishment rates as arguably the country's most successful single public diplomacy initiative ever.

Nestlé’s Noodle Mess Has Entangled One of India’s Hottest Industries

Nestlé s struggle serves as a cautionary tale for all the food companies that have recently rushed in to set up shop in Asia’s third-largest economy.

The Town Built on Indian Art

The town of Rishikesh in northern India is often called the yoga capital of the world.

Millions in India, World Mark 1st International Yoga Day

Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.

Nestle India's Maggi Problems

Nestle will destroy 400 million packets of its hugely popular Maggi noodles, following a ban imposed by India's food safety regulator.

Yoga Gets India all Knotted Up

21 June is set to be celebrated as International Yoga Day. The Modi govt seeks to brand yoga as India’s gift to the world.

The First Lady of Yoga Wasn't Indian

According to Michelle Goldberg, it was Russian woman Indra Devi who took yoga from India to Shanghai to Hollywood, where she opens up one of the first yoga studios.

Rajneeti Asana Day

Yoga without the ‘surya namaskar’ is like Karate without punches

After Maggi, are Starbucks, Kellogs Next

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India has rejected approvals for 500 products as of 30 April 2015.

Our Cupboard Laid Bare

We looked into our larder and found it stacked with goodies that are mostly not so great for our health.

Singapore Resumes Sale of India-made Maggi

Singapore has allowed the sale of Maggi noodles manufactured in India after safety tests by food authorities here found that the popular instant snack does not pose any health risk to consumers.

Maggi Fiasco Prompts Celebs to Rework Ad Contracts

The government had announced that any brand ambassador or celebrity endorsing products or services is liable for action if an advertisement is found to be misleading.

Maggi Controversy

Court Orders Case Against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta.

No Time to Eat, Silicon Valley Drinks its Meals

Soylent, Schmilk typically taste like bland, gritty pancake batter. But never mind that, since the meal replacements save techies money and time.

Four of 10 Stents Used Locally Made in India

A sizeable number of stents-tiny, mesh-like tubes that are used to open up narrowed diseased arteries - used across hospitals in 2014 carried the 'Make in India' label.

Decoding Diets

Eat like a caveman, lower your calorie intake, sugar is enemy No.1—a low-down on popular diets and what they can or can’t do for you

Suicide Fruit Makes Headlines

Odollam tree widely grows in Kerala’s marshy areas but it is relatively unknown to Western doctors, chemists, analysts and even coroners or forensic scientists.

Kareena to Sue Medical Company

Kareena Kapoor Khan made headlines recently when it was alleged that she had used some weight loss pills to shed the extra pounds.

Delhi Doctor’s Remove World’s Largest Kidney

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have removed a kidney weighing 2.75 kg from a patient suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) last month.

Cosmetic Beauty’s New Frontiers

Cancer drugs for skin lightening, vampire facials for anti-ageing—there are many stories to be found and told here

Sex Ratio Kills Honeymoon Dream in Gujarat

Finding a bride has become a Herculean task. There are 40 bachelor boys on the wrong side of 30s in my village."

Facebook May Make You Depressed

Frequent Facebook use may be associated with a higher risk of depressive symptoms.

Yoga is Secular, Not Gateway to Hinduism

Ruling that yoga taught in elementary schools is not a gateway to Hinduism and does not violate religious freedoms, a California appeals court has allowed it to continue.

Indian-American At Heart of US Abortion Wrangle

A judge sentenced her to 30 years in prison - with ten suspended - on the felony neglect charge.

Women Milk Bank Opens in Jaipur

The centre has benefited many mothers who suffer from hyper-lactation and infants whose mothers are ill.

The Scourge of the Betel Nut

betel nuts are believed to be one of the most popular mind-altering substances in the world.

India and US Clash Over Swine Flu Strain Mutation

India has disputed US scientists' findings that the deadly swine flu virus has acquired more virulent mutations in the South Asian country.

WHO Lauds India for Anti-smoking Mechanisms

WHO calls India a ‘champion’ for curbing tobacco marketing in films.

Junket Jolt to Doctors

Doctors campaigning for ethics in medical practice have cautioned that incentives from drug companies may influence doctors to prescribe expensive drugs.

Monitoring Drug Safety

New outsourcing frontier in India.

The Best Ayurvedic Formulas for Your Health

Ayurveda is the ancient science of natural medicine with roots going to back Vedic India.

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