Autism can be related to short gap between pregnancies

A new study warns couples rushing to get pregnant within two years of giving birth have a higher chance of having a child with autism. So, think wisely before planning your second baby. The study, conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed a clear correlation between short birth spacing and autism. According to […]

Asian kids ‘most obese’, says new report

by LAUREN CODLING SOUTH ASIAN children are the most likely to be overweight or obese in the UK, a new study has found. Fifty per cent of south Asian boys and 40 per cent of girls were shown to be overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, in research conducted by St […]

South Asian parents urged to vaccinate their children against flu this winter

Over three million children are being offered the free flu vaccination this winter Last year’s flu vaccine reduced the risk of flu in children by 65% This year’s programme includes children in school year 4 for the first time Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging parents and carers to help protect the three million eligible […]

One in six deaths caused by pollution worldwide – report calls for government action

POLLUTION caused nine million deaths in 2015 – three times more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined – scientists said yesterday (19), calling for governments in poor countries to act. India fared worst, with 2.5 million people dying early because of pollution, followed by China with 1.8 million deaths, according to The Lancet Commission on Pollution […]

‘High density city life is healthier and happier’

NEW research shows that urban living encourages exercise and socialising. Contrary to popular belief, busy city centres beat suburban living when it comes to human wellbeing, as socialising and walking make for happier, healthier people, according to a new report. Downtown residents – packed together in tight terraces or apartment blocks – are more active […]

Shake Up Your Working Lunch with Our Trendy Food Ideas

Much though we might all like to have lunch out of the office, the reality is that most days, most of us take lunch at our desks. And it’s not just the location that can feel routine; it’s all too easy to fall into a rut and produce the same packed lunch to bring to […]

Chef Mira Manek offers soul food from India

By Lauren Codling THE author of an Indian cookbook hopes her recipes will counter the notion that food from the subcontinent is “oily, heavy and creamy”. Mira Manek’s first book Saffron Soul is a collection of Indian dishes with a contemporary twist. Indian-inspired recipes for layered lentil and sweet potato jars; mango shrikhand (a sweet […]

Choreographer Geeta Kapoor graces the ramp on India Runway Week Winter/Festive 2017

The second day of the India Runway Week Winter/Festive 2017, witnessed a vibrant journey of colours that the diverse yet united India has in it, courtesy jewellery designer Akassh K Aggarwal’s Rangyatra. With a spirit to celebrate India, the collection resonated the symbolism of old tribal Indian art of dokra, koftgari, bidri, meenakari, peroi, jadau […]


NRI’s and PIO’s have a reason to cheer now as HDFC brings a property exhibition in London for the 10th consecutive year   HDFC Ltd, India’s leading mortgage lender is hosting for the 10th edition of the ‘India Homes Fair 2017’ – a property event exclusively for assisting NRIs and PIOs wanting to own a […]

Olive oil compound may prevent diabetes

Scientists have identified a compound in olive oil that may prevent diabetes by helping the body secrete more insulin, paving the way for low-cost strategies to fight the disease. The health benefits of olives – and associated natural products such as olive oil – have long been recognised and touted by proponents of the Mediterranean […]