Antibiotics in the food chain: How much do you know? Consumers International (CI) observed 14-20 November 2016 as Antibiotics Awareness Week. The quiz below is part of their campaign material: 1. Â Â Antibiotics are powerful medicines th..
Exaggerated claims When a packet of snacks claims the product is â€œcholesterol freeâ€, has â€œlow sodium saltâ€ and is â€œ100% attaâ€ you would not mind indulging yourself. This is the case with Patanjali Jeera Bite..
Misleading offer costs McDonaldâ€™s Rs. 12 lakh When Kapil Mitra visited a McDonaldâ€™s outlet in Delhi, he was given a coupon which said Panasonic mobile phones, iPods and a Chevrolet Optra could be won! He was told the terms and co..
Demonetization: What can common man do to cope? From the midnight of 8 November 2016, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes ceased to be legal tender. Prime Minister Narendra Modiâ€™s bold step was aimed to end corruption, curb black money Â and ..
IRCTC gives some tipsÂ On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week-2016, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) gave the following tips so that people become aware of and prevent cases of cheating/corruption:Â Wh..
Traffic noise increases heart attack risk Living near the highway could cost your heart dear as researchers have found that risk of heart attack goes up with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk is greates..
Thereâ€™s a right time to eat these healthy foods Eating healthy is not just a question of what or how much you eat. When is equally important, say food and nutrition experts. True, we canâ€™t look at theclock every time we eat somet..
Indian govt wakes up to dangers of asbestos The Indian government is finally waking up to the dangers of asbestos use. Environment ministerÂ Anil Dave has said his ministry would ask scientists to find a non-hazardous substitute for asbestos..
Â Buying a car? Know about the safety features We talked to automobile and road safety expert Samir Pathak who has over 30 yearsÂ of experience in the field. Â Q. Â What are the safety features available in Indian cars, especially in..
USA How you fight with your spouse may affect different body parts Emotions are known to influence health, especially when they are negative or intense. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have been studying marital conflict ..
Simple, inexpensive path to legal reformÂ Â The functioning of our legal system is hurting the economy. Economic development depends on the efficient working of the judicial system. The 2016 World Bank report on â€˜Ease of Doing Busin..
Dangerously misleading The print advt reads: â€œIntroducing Indiaâ€™s first diabetes care oil â€“ Fortune VIVOâ€. It is accompanied by claims like â€œhelps reduce high blood sugar levelâ€, â€œimproves insulin se..
Bavishi Fertility Institute rapped for making false promises Lakshmi and Dipsinh Waghela underwent fertility treatment at Ahmedabad-based Bavishi Fertility Institute in 2010. The institute assured them of 100% success after treatment of six mo..
Dirty tanks cause for water contamination Test findings reveal that direct water supply is free from pathogens Â Drinking water or potable water is defined as water safe enough to be consumed by humans. The most common and widespread health..
Customers not liable for e-frauds, if reported in time The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has introduced a policy of â€˜zero liabilityâ€™ for customers in third-party frauds if they are reported within three days. Third-party frauds are ..
Â Â How long should your child sleep? Â Getting a good nightâ€™s sleep is vital for a childâ€™s mental and physical health and development. It is just as important as healthy eating and exercise. Overall, a child will spend 40..
What your pee and poop tells you about your health Find out what is normal and when you should be worried We live in a society where urinating and defecating are not activities we discuss with others. In fact, we seldom look at the toilet bowl..
Protect yourself from online scamsÂ Â Â Â Â Online scams are schemes to con you out of your money using your computer and the internet, either through fake websites, emails or social media. Donâ€™t be pressured into making a d..
Hospital repays excess amount charged Prabodh Haldeâ€™s mother-in-law was admitted in Hiranandani hospital, Thane, as she complained of increased palpitations. She was kept in a HDU room (high dependency unit) where she underwent several ..
Miracle product? Seeing the print advertisement and TVC of New Sunsilk Long and Healthy Growth shampoo, you would think it is a miracle if your hair grows up to 4 cm in 3 months! But, several studies show that normal growth rate of hair is 1.5..