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A strong handshake offers more information about you than you realise. Health-wise too

The strength of your grip is a window into your health.
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Presence of phthalates in diapers worrying, may be linked to diabetes, cancer, says study

The study says that although there are regulations in place for phthalates in plastic toys in India, there are no such regulations for diapers.
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The three Khan films that started Indian middle-class men’s love for abs, pecs and biceps

In ‘Muscular India’, Michiel Baas writes that it took 3 movies and a magazine to popularise a new body ideal among Indian men. And it was very different from the pehlwan body type.
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White rice linked to diabetes, especially in South Asia, says 21-nation study done over 10 yrs

Study involved 1.3 lakh people who were followed up on for a decade across 21 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America.
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Capacity is not what’s hindering India’s testing rate, government price caps are

The best policy now is for India’s health ministry to completely deregulate Covid-19 testing, if it wants to focus on contact tracing and isolating.
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Constitution wasn’t ready for health crisis like coronavirus. It is leading to a logjam

Judicial and democratic processes have been put on hold due to Covid. Stark constitutional and legislative reforms are required to ensure India runs smoothly.
A worker serves food to her children outside the Secunderabad railway station | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

All focus on Covid ignores India’s silent epidemic — malnutrition. Our children are at risk

In post-Covid world, Modi government should consider our Assam model for tackling malnutrition. India can’t afford to risk its young generations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers and officials interact with chief ministers via video conference Monday | Photo: ANI

Narendra Modi govt has failed India in its hour of need — both economy and people

As India goes for a free fall due to Covid and lockdown, insensitive would be too mild a word to characterise Modi government’s shameful handling of the crisis.

Short trip, virus screening hotel, social distance on beach – this is the future of holidays

It’s becoming painfully clear that our next vacations will be close to home and overshadowed by concerns about health precautions.

The Covid crisis has changed what we eat and how we eat

People want comfort. They also want to eat their way to stronger immune systems. They’re stress baking, but they’re also eating healthier.

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Our dark financial tunnel could get longer — that’s the message from bad loans of SBI Cards

Credit card debt as a percentage of the total is tiny, but it is expensive credit, and default is usually a sign that personal finances are in trouble.
RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.


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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.