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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Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017: 5 Kinds of Siblings and Desserts They Would Love

Happy Raksha Bandhan 2017! The bond between siblings is one that is special and ought to be celebrated. Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival which brings forth the brother-sister love, and is celebrated with much fervour throughout the country. This is the time when you will find the whole family coming together to worship the Almighty, as well as cherish the bond they share with each other. And no festival in India is complete without accompanying it with an array of delicious treats. Raksha Bandhan too is a sweet affair with…

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Chefs on food they would like menus to be free of

I’d like to be able to remove basa fish and garlic bread from my menus. They are both overrated and overused, and restaurants can afford to make much better dishes with much more exciting ingredients. Chef Manu Chandra,  Executive Chef and Partner, Monkey Bar and The Fatty Bao. Though I realise this will annoy a lot of north Indians, I wish we could remove paneerfrom our menus. It’s not south Indian and the only reason it’s present in our thalis is because Delhi people ask for it so often Arun Kumar, Executive Chef, Zambar restaurants I would…

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Subramanian Swamy, Asaduddin Owaisi both say they will abide by Supreme Court’s decision on Ram Mandir

NEW DELHI: Fierce opponents BJP MP Subramanian Swamy and AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi said today they both will accept the decision of the Supreme Court on the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi site, no matter what that decision is. And that’s not all they agreed on. They both were united in their distrust for finance minister Arun Jaitley. Owaisi openly talked about that while Swamy mostly alluded to it. The two were debating at the Times Litfest in Delhi and TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai moderating. “I will accept anything the court…

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Polite couple fail to report unexploded bomb in their cellar as they did not want to wake the neighbours

A father who found an unexploded German bomb in his cellar waited until the next morning to call the police because he “did not want to wake up the neighbours”. Stephen Sin, 44, was mid-way through a clean when he stumbled across the 1930s incendiary device. He and his wife, Janice, eventually reported the discovery to the police – but only after a night’s sleep and a morning of errands. I thought, it’s been down there for 50 years, another couple of hours isn’t going to matterStephen Sin Mr Sin,…

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