11 snacks that you have to endure if you are an Indian guest

1. Indian guests, beware! Almost all of us have gone through the ordeal of being a guest. We call it an ordeal because irrespective of the fact that you might be watching your weight, are a diabetic, have gluten allergy or have a thing against sweets, you are bound to be goaded with those typical snacks which are offered to almost every guest that comes visiting an Indian family. If the guest refuses to oblige by gorging on the booty on the table, it is dexterously transferred to air-tight containers…

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5 South Indian Regional Cuisines You Need to Try if You Haven’t Already

For many years, South Indian cuisine was often painted with the same brush. That’s changed across the country as a combination of evolved diners and a plethora of restaurant openings showcases the differences between the cuisines of major South Indian states. But anyone who has travelled for food in India will know that flavours and ingredients change almost every 100 kms. It’s the same in almost all parts of South India. Almost every state’s culinary specialities are in fact a medley of some very distinct regional cuisines that have been…

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An Obamacare Repeal Could Hurt You Even If You Get Insurance Through Work. Here’s How

If you get your health insurance at work, you may have brushed off the fight over Obamacare as someone else’s problem. What you may not realize, though, is that the law added new benefits and protections to employer-based health insurance that you may have come to rely on. President Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to repeal Obamacare, and both have made moves to begin unraveling significant parts of the law. The path forward is far from clear, but the GOP-controlled Congress is expected to go about dismantling portions of…

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If Obamacare Dies, Cities Will Feel It

Every year, about 300 children under age 6 turn up with elevated blood-lead levels among the thousands of lab tests surveilled by Houston’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program. In the vast majority of cases, their staff follows up. Health officers reach out to parents to ensure that their kids are receiving care. Lead inspectors visit the aging homes in which those kids often live, and remediation crews scrape and replace the toxic paint from window frames and siding. Educators knit themselves into communities, educating schools, churches, PTA groups, and organizations…

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Brexit will lead to cheaper food if right policies adopted, says OBR official

British households are on course to enjoy cheaper food after Brexit if the UK returns to the system of farming subsidies adopted before joining the European Union, a top official from the Office for Budget Responsibility has claimed. Sir Stephen Nickell said breaking away from the EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) and returning to subsidies where the UK “traded at world market prices in agricultural products” and compensated farmers to ensure they didn’t “all go bankrupt” could also reduce Britain’s borrowing bill. Asked to describe the possible “positive” aspects of…

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Worried if your toddler is allergic to peanuts? Here’s how you can find out

Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them. A recent study that offers guidance on this topic will definitely help out parents without going “nuts.” “The first step is determining if your child is at high-risk for peanut allergy,” says Amal Assa’ad. “Before introducing peanut-containing foods to a high-risk infant, the infant should be seen by their primary health care provider who will determine if referral to an allergist for testing and/or in-office introduction is needed.” According to…

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