Chronic cough? Count on these simple home remedies for immediate relief

Try out some home remedies that are tried and tested. (Photo: Getty Images/Thinkstock) Chest congestion is a constant struggle during the winter months that leads to throat ache, headache, cough and at times, even fever. One may sometimes even experience shortness of breath due to the build-up of mucous and fluids in the lungs. So if you or your loved ones are facing some of these winter niggles, its time to try out some home remedies that are sure to bring instant relief, suggests lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho. View this post on Instagram…

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Life in the home counties brings 16 more years of good health…

Wokingham, Berkshire, has the highest healthy life expectancy in Britain at 70.7 years. Photograph: Greg Balfour Evans/Alamy The gap in healthy life expectancy between parts of Britain has widened over the past decade to become as large as that between the UK and Sudan, a leading group of parliamentarians has warned. In a sign of growing inequality in Britain, residents in Blaenau Gwent in south Wales can now expect up to 16.4 fewer years of good health than those in Wokingham in Berkshire, according to a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group…

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Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics — testing for disease at home

Leonard Ortiz | Digital First Media | Getty Images Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration, to honor the [email protected], a group of employees who have served in the military and their spouses, in an event outside a hanger at the Long Beach Airport in Long Beach on Monday, November 12, 2018. The event included the unveiling Amazon’s 40th airplane named Valor in honor of the group. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County…

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How To Make Sensational Gun Powder At Home: A Perfect Recipe For Keeps

I still remember the quizzical look on the waiter’s face when a friend of mine from Delhi requested for some gunpowder to be served at the table. This was a few years ago at a popular South Indian restaurant in Chennai. You will still probably get the same quizzical expression in 2018 in most restaurants in Chennai. This is not a commonly used term in Chennai as it is in many parts of India to describe the traditional spicy powder that makes the perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas or even…

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Janmashtami 2018: 5 Easy Prasads To Make At Home

Janmashtami is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of the Indian subcontinent, and this year it would be celebrated on 2nd September 2018. Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna on earth. It is said that Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Each year, the festival is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm to welcome their beloved ‘Nanhe Gopal’ to this world.  Janmashtami has a fond association with food as Lord Krishna loved good food. A lot of prasads are prepared on this pious day. Here…

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How To Make Banana Chips At Home?

Crunchy, flavourful and delicious; that’s what banana chips are to most of us! These fried delights make for a great snack, a side dish and sometimes, a traditional food on most occasions in South India. Banana chips are generally dry, mostly salted or spiced and sometimes jaggery or sugar-coated. Widely enjoyed in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and locally known as nenthra-upperi, these chips are mostly fried in coconut oil. The sweet counterpart, which is made using jaggery, is known as sharkara upperi. Made with unripe plantains,…

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A Complete Guide To Making Perfect Burgers At Home

When it comes to burgers, the world’s your oyster; that’s why you can make anything, from avocado and bacon burgers to potato tikki burgers. No matter which burger floats your boat though, there’s something vividly satisfying about taking a bite of the moist meat, the salty cheese, the soft white bun, and the crisp-as-a-wafer lettuce leaf. One of North America’s most famous exports to the world, its very first mention appeared on a Delmonico’s menu in 1834, in New York. This wasn’t quite the burger we know today, but something quite similar.…

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How To Make Delicious Restaurant-Style Tomato Chutney At Home

We all love to eat south Indian food once in a while, don’t we? Sitting at a south Indian restaurant and thinking what to order; one thing that we are sure to try is the savoury, tangy tomato chutney. Although different restaurants have their own recipes of tomato chutney, here is my mom’s super hit tomato chutney recipe that she makes quiet often at home. This tomato chutney is different from the regular chutneys. My mom uses it as a pasta sauce (of course, without the coconut and curry leaves),…

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A Big Fan Of Kadha Prasad? Now Make Your Own Kadha Prasad At Home

If you love the kadha prasad served in gurudwaras, then you’ve come to the right place. The soft velvety halwa is believed to be as food blessed by the Guru. Rich in sugar and ghee, kadha prasad is immensely delicious and is undoubtedly difficult to resist on just one serving. The prasad is served out of the same bowl to everyone in equal proportions. As a sign of humility and respect, visitors accept the kadha prasad sitting, with hands raised and cupped. The prasad served in gurudwaras touches the soul as it is prepared with utmost dedication and devotion. Here is a…

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7 Tips To Make Perfect Hummus At Home

There must be something about middle-eastern cuisine that makes it such a global rage. In India too, middle-eastern wonders like shawarma, falafel, hummus have found their own niche and lovers in the food circuit. One of our favourite Levantine imports is hummus; the chickpeas-based dip or spread that has become a party staple of sorts. Whether being a part of the multifarious Lebanese platter dominated by meat and salad or an accompaniment to pita bread; hummus always manages to shine bright. It is the perfect recipe to whip up on days…

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