Diabetic senior citizens need to be cautious. They are at increased risk of fracture

The deadly disease, diabetes, is on a rise in India. If your parents or grandparents are suffering from it, take note. “Fracture in older adults with Type-2 diabetes is a highly important public health problem and will only increase with the ageing of the population and growing epidemic of diabetes,” said lead author of the study Elizabeth Samelson of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife in Boston, US. The study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, found older adults withType-2 diabetes had deficits in cortical bone –…

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Chow Chow Bhath: Karnataka’s Popular Meal Combo You Need to Try

If there’s one thing you can take for granted in Bengaluru, it’s how almost every dish at the city’s traditional eateries is served piping hot. ‘Bisi’ is the Kannada word for hot and it’s the prefix in the region’s favourite mixed rice – Bisi Bele Bhath. There’s another dish that’s usually served ‘bisi’, it’s one of my ‘go to’ breakfast or anytime dishes in the city – Chow Chow Bhath. It’s essentially two dishes brought together on a single platter. There’s the spicy Kara Bhath or Uppitu (or what is…

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The FDA Reauthorization Act Symbolizes Need for Bipartisan Health Care Solutions

The Republican Party promised that as soon as they were elected they would repeal and replace Obamacare. Six months later — after multiple failed attempts — there is only a glimmer of hope that our nation’s legislatures will still work to find better healthcare solutions for Americans. But just last week, in a rare bipartisan fashion, Senate Democrats and Republicans came together to pass the FDA Reauthorization Act. The bill, which passed without amendments from the House version passed in June, went straight to President Trump’s desk and is expected…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About VK Sasikala’s ‘VIP’ Lifestyle in Jail

Sasikala was convicted by the Supreme Court in the 21-year-old disproportionate assets case. The interim AIADMK general secretary, a close aide of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, was named in the Rs 66 crore corruption case along with the latter and is barred from contesting for elections for 10 years. File image of VK Sasikala. (Image: PTI) New Delhi: After major controversy over AIADMK leader VK Sasikala having paid bribes and getting VIP treatment in the Bengaluru prison, Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has ordered an inquiry into allegations made by…

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This Matzo Lasagna Recipe Is Exactly What You Need for Passover

This delicious veggie lasagna from Cooking for Luv is the perfect thing to eat during Passover. The secret? Noodles are replaced with kosher-friendly matzo! The homemade pesto, cheese, and kale upgrade the matzo flavor from kind of bland to something you’ll actually look forward to eating. Recepe developer Stephanie Goldfinger recommends adding more sauce and cheese than normal to replicate the texture and taste of traditional lasagna. More cheese and sauce? You don’t have to tell us twice. Passover Matzah Lasgna with Pesto and Kale Lasagna Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cake Frosting

Come any occasion, be it birthdays, anniversaries or weddings, cakes are our go-to desserts to signify a sweet beginning. We all have a sweet corner for cakes and you would agree we love gorging on to these creamy and frosty delights. However, if you love baking cake, you would also know the effort that goes into frosting and icing the cake. It’s not particularly an easy task, but a rewarding one for sure. There are also many types of cake frosting that you could experiment with to create spectacular cakes. So…

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Chocolate Ball Fire, the Dangerously Addictive Dessert You Need to Try

You know what’s topping the dessert game these days? It’s undoubtedly the chocolate ball. Why, one may ask. It’s not the ordinary chocolate ball that’s been an all-time favorite since childhood.  There is always room for transformations and reinventions, and in the recent years we have seen various food dishes getting quirky twists. The chocolate ball is back, this time much bigger and better, and to top it all, it lits up too! While the practice of flambé´- flaming cocktails and so on – is an age-old practice, the newest trend that is taking the internet…

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Lifestyle change: “I know what to do, I just need to do it…but how?”

I hear this nearly every day in my primary care clinic. Many of my patients are overweight or obese, which mirrors the national trend: two out of three adults in the US are overweight or obese. Many of these folks suffer from medical issues such as low back, hip, knee, and foot pain; asthma; obstructive sleep apnea; fatty liver; type 2 diabetes; high blood pressure; high cholesterol; or depression. We know that these conditions often improve with weight loss. So, I often recommend weight loss as a first step in…

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10 Food Lies We Need to Stop Telling Ourselves

We are bombarded with an overload of information these days, thanks to the internet. Though this is a blessing sometimes, some of it may also be propaganda to serve the interests of certain lobbyists. Lies, some big and some small, are told to us over and over again, until we believe them. And then, a study comes out against them or someone writes an article like this, to arm you with knowledge, and help you decide for yourself, what is fact and what is fiction. Here are some of the…

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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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