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  • The Humble Indian Spice We All Take for Granted

    The Humble Indian Spice We All Take for Granted

    Hoihnu Hauzel, December 19, 2014 08:54 IST

    Never take this important spice for granted. Not only is it one of the oldest known spices but it's subtle, sweet-scented aroma lends a delicate flavour to any dish that it's added ...
  • Indians are Now Expected to Live Longer

    Indians are Now Expected to Live Longer

    AFP, December 18, 2014 14:26 IST

    According to a study published in the British journal 'Lancet', India has made good progress as the life expectancy in men has gone up by 7 years and in women it's gone ...
  • A Highly Infectious Bird Flu Strain Reported in Italy

    A Highly Infectious Bird Flu Strain Reported in Italy

    IANS, December 18, 2014 14:21 IST

    A highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain has been reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy. The outbreak was 'ascertained' by local health authorities at a farm which is located near ...
  • Bird Flu Scare in Chandigarh, Duck Sample Tests Positive

    Bird Flu Scare in Chandigarh, Duck Sample Tests Positive

    IANS, December 18, 2014 12:16 IST

    After the outbreak of H5NI virus in three affected districts of Kerala, there have been reports about a bird flu scare in Chandigarh. An official has revealed that a sample of a ...
  • 10 Best Beetroot Recipes

    10 Best Beetroot Recipes

    NDTV Cooks, December 17, 2014 17:09 IST

    Ever heard of a food item that promises health and exhibits an exciting play of flavour and colour on our plates? We speak of a humble vegetable that boasts of its unparalleled ...
  • An Extra Dose of This Vitamin May Boost Your Immunity

    An Extra Dose of This Vitamin May Boost Your Immunity

    NDTV Cooks, December 17, 2014 16:52 IST

    According to a latest study published in the journal of Immunology, vitamin E can help regulate an ageing immune system and protect your body against bacterial infections, especially those that cause pneumonia...
  • Pizzas Contain Three Times the Daily Recommended Limit of Salt!

    Pizzas Contain Three Times the Daily Recommended Limit of Salt!

    Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent, guardian.co.uk, December 17, 2014 15:01 IST

    Study of 1,267 types of pizza finds that half contained more than 6g of salt, an adult's recommended daily allowance.Some takeaway and prepared pizzas contain almost three times an adult's recommended daily ...
  • Good Carbs Versus Bad Carbs: Do You Really Need to Worry?

    Good Carbs Versus Bad Carbs: Do You Really Need to Worry?

    Anahad O'connor, The New York Times, December 17, 2014 13:58 IST

    The idea that all carbohydrates are not created equal has become the foundation of many popular diets. Some argue that foods like white bread and potatoes, which have a high so-called glycemic ...
  • Vatican to Open Pope's Food Farm to Public

    Vatican to Open Pope's Food Farm to Public

    Associated Press, December 16, 2014 19:21 IST

    Pope Francis is opening the doors to an earthly paradise - the working farm at the papal summer residence that produces dairy products, meat and vegetables for the pope and his staff. ...
  • Overuse of Antibiotics Can Hurt Your Health

    Overuse of Antibiotics Can Hurt Your Health

    NDTV Cooks, December 16, 2014 18:33 IST

    For long health experts have spoken in favour of reducing the number of antibiotics prescribed to patients because overuse may cause resistance which can lead to several secondary infections and allergic reactions...
  • Why Men Should Eat Spicy Food

    Why Men Should Eat Spicy Food

    Kriti Malik, NDTV, December 16, 2014 16:18 IST

    His wit, candor, personality and elegant charm aren't the only things that make him an alpha male. It's also his love for hot sauce! According to a group of French scientists at ...
  • Bird Flu Virus Hits Japan, 4000 Chickens to be Culled

    Bird Flu Virus Hits Japan, 4000 Chickens to be Culled

    AFP, December 16, 2014 15:25 IST

    Japan has ordered the slaughter of some 4,000 chickens after officials confirmed bird flu at a poultry farm in the southwest region of the country.DNA tests confirmed the H5 strain of the ...
  • McDonald's Runs Out of Fries!

    McDonald's Runs Out of Fries!

    AFP, December 16, 2014 13:31 IST

    McDonald's in Japan has revealed that it is having to ration french fries, despite more than 1,000 tonnes of potatoes being airlifted, as eateries grapple with a crippling chip shortage.Industrial disputes on ...
  • International Experts: Yoga Can be Good for Your Heart

    International Experts: Yoga Can be Good for Your Heart

    NDTV Cooks, December 16, 2014 12:46 IST

    In modern times, heart disease has become more of a lifestyle concern where either people don't have time or luxury tends to make them lazy. That said, there has also been enough ...
  • 10 Best Carrot Recipes

    10 Best Carrot Recipes

    NDTV Cooks, December 16, 2014 11:17 IST

    The smell of grated carrot cooking in condensed milk and pure ghee lingers in many North Indian homes and marks the beginning of a chilly winter, and the 'carrot season'. Gorgeous ...
  • Laws to Prevent Food, Milk Adulteration to be Made Stringent

    Laws to Prevent Food, Milk Adulteration to be Made Stringent

    PTI, December 15, 2014 18:11 IST

    Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok Sabha recently that laws to prevent food and milk adulteration will be made more stringent. "We propose to comprehensively review the Food Safety and ...
  • Gout Attacks Are More Common at Night: Experts

    Gout Attacks Are More Common at Night: Experts

    NDTV Cooks, December 15, 2014 17:04 IST

    Gout is a medical condition which is a severe form of arthritis. It includes sudden attacks of pain, redness, inflammation and tenderness in joints, often the one at the base of the ...
  • Magic Mushrooms Found in Buckingham Palace

    Magic Mushrooms Found in Buckingham Palace

    NDTV Cooks, December 15, 2014 16:37 IST

    Hallucinogenic mushrooms, commonly referred to as magic mushrooms, have been found growing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. This variety of mushrooms helps in the growth and development of certain trees, but ...
  • The Cult of the Bulletproof Coffee Diet

    The Cult of the Bulletproof Coffee Diet

    Courtney Rubin, The New York Times, December 15, 2014 14:16 IST

    When Jimmy Fallon handed the actress Shailene Woodley a mug of coffee blended with butter on "The Tonight Show" in October, she didn't recoil. Instead she raved to the audience about the ...
  • 11 Ways to Eat More Healthily - Without Ruining Your Life

    11 Ways to Eat More Healthily - Without Ruining Your Life

    Joel Snape, guardian.co.uk, December 15, 2014 14:01 IST

    Believe it or not, you can improve your diet and still enjoy meals. Here's how ..."The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you ...
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