New robot can help treat rare birth defect that affects the food pipe of babies

Scientists have created a robot, which can be implanted into a baby’s body to treat a rare birth defect that affects the food pipe. The prototype robotic implant, developed by the researchers at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in the US, encourages tissue growth in babies. The robot […]

Love adding extra salt to your food? You may be putting yourself at risk of dementia

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned. In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28% in the cortex and 25% […]

Read labels: Here’s how to find out if the food products you buy are truly organic

The demand for organic foods began with fruits and vegetables when there were reports of pesticide residues in them. However, the popularity of organic foods has now extended to food grains, pulses, tea, spices and even oilseeds. “Organic foods have gained popularity because people have become aware of their benefits. […]

Pregnancy Food Chart and 5 Key Nutrients For a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy demands good nourishment for the health of the baby and mother. Well planned meals made with fresh ingredients provide all the nutrients required. The basic principles of a healthy diet remain the same, which means each meal should provide macro nutrients like – Proteins, Carbohydrates, and fats and micronutrients including vitamins and […]

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her […]

Interesting Godh Bharai (Baby Shower) Food Rituals From Across the Country

In India, pregnancy is celebrated with much grandeur and the grand party organized before the advent of the baby includes various Indian customs and rituals that are followed in different regions. This party-of-sorts is known as Godh Bharai or commonly called the Baby Shower. It is also known as Seemandam or Valakaapu […]

Move Over Dark Chocolate: Look Out for Pink Chocolate, the New Food Trend

With so many different food ingredients getting spectacular makeovers in the recent years, it’s now time for chocolate. For over 80 years now, the three different kinds of chocolate – dark, milk and white – have ruled the world of chocoholics. Now there’s a new variant to munch on for a sinful indulgence […]