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The acids can be found in some traditional Chinese medicines that are given during childbirth, to prevent parasites and promote healing.

Chinese herbal medicines may cause liver cancer, says study

Findings suggest measures needed to prevent people from consuming aristolochic acids (AA), derived from woody vines of Aristolochia plants.

The training programmes researchers compared are tools scientists rely on to test the brain's working memory (Photo: AFP)

Training exercise to boost brain power identified by scientists

Scientists decided to compare directly the leading types of exercises and measure people's brain activity before and after training.

Despite significant advances in the understanding of valve disease, mitral regurgitation has until now been largely considered a degenerative disorder (Photo: AFP)

Risk of heart valve disorder may increase due to hypertension

Mitral regurgitation leads to a backflow of blood into the heart, causing symptoms such as shortness of breath and tiredness.

In the new study, Ropars and colleague Albert le Floch spotted a major difference between the arrangement of cones between the eyes of dyslexic and non-dyslexic people enrolled in an experiment.

Scientists may have discovered cause of dyslexia

In people with reading disability, cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse brain with "mirror" images.

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Fasting after every two days may help fight obesity

Here is what researchers discovered.


Bhavana Pandey, Dolly Sidhwani and Nandita Mehtani.

Stylish, sexy and spirited gals!

Mumbai-based designers Dolly Sidhwani, Bhavana Pandey and Nandita Mahtani talk about fashion, style and more.

Model Priyanka Diwan

Keep those ‘lines’ in ‘check’

Plaid is back in vogue and some of our top Bollywood stars are endorsing the same.

Photographers claim that some influencers are making money from their photos while they get nothing in return. (Photo: AFP)

Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

Photographers claim that some influencers are making money from their photos while they get nothing in return.


From left to right, Pep-Up-Smoothie, Fruit Salad, Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy

Easy recipes for the lazy cook

Here's a list of dishes that can be whipped up at any time of the day.

The 2017 harvest was abundant, meaty and rich in color and taste thanks to a scorching hot summer. (Photo: AFP)

Hot and sweet and red all over, Serbian village hangs peppers out to dry

The 2017 harvest was abundant, meaty and rich in color and taste thanks to a scorching hot summer.

Items like Coffee Liqueurs and Irish Cream can enhance the flavor and texture of cold desserts and shakes or coffee.

Spirit-u-al Cooking

Cooking with various alcohols is gaining much popularity. Here are a few recipes using wines, vodka and tequila by Masterchef Puneet Mehta.

State Agriculture Minister Prabhu Lal Saini said the brand, named Olitia, The Olive Tea, will be launched by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. (Photo: Pixabay)

Rajasthan may soon offer a new kind of tea

Rajasthan started cultivating olives in 2007. We list five health benefits of olive which shows why this may be a great idea.

If you want to concoct your own signature cocktails or simply just expand your own knowledge base, finding out the origin can be an interesting exercise. 

There’s history in your glass

Since we all love our classic cocktails, here’s a little know-how about how they came to be.


Vimal Geethanandan

Travelling the tough way

Here’s how Vimal Geethanandan travelled across the country in nine months without spending any money.

With his family

Stories from the sand dunes

Explore the stark and vibrant beauty of the Thar desert.

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Unique yens

On the lookout for an unconventional weekend activity or getaway? Here are ideas worth putting on your bucket list.

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation in collaboration with the city corporation, had undertaken the clean city scheme at a cost of Rs 11.65 crore. (Photo: File Image)

Meenakshi temple declared the cleanest among 10 holy sites

The city had also been selected for the "Clean Holy city" award.


The play was well directed and featured some good performances from the actors like Kunwar Himanshu Tyagi as Andhak and Nitin Choudhary as Yavakri.

Agni Aur Barkha: A complex but lively tale of love, lust and sacrifice

The play featured some good performances from actors like Kunwar Himanshu Tyagi as Andhak and Nitin Choudhary as Yavakri.

Japanese director Naomi Kawase’s works explore a sense of loss and the fear of death, but they try to show how people can connect in unlikely ways to find hope in the most desperate situations. (Photo: AP)

Japan auteur Kawase explores how film ties past and future

Ms Kawase acknowledged performance art was a refreshing switch from the world of film.

Nilesh Auti dances during a performance.

Multi-talented Lavni performer infuses painting with dancing

While some artists are singers, dancers, painters, musicians or possess other talent, there are a few who are all-rounders.

This time one more dimension has got added to Ehsaas by way of a very lyrical film on the project by theatre and film personality Rajesh Tailang. 

Creating an Ehsaas that speaks in myriad ways

It was as if I had collected these myriad experiences over nearly half a century so that they would converge in Ehsaas.

Two Phad paintings created by the Bhopas. There are set colours for specifics of the phad. Orange hues are used on limbs, yellow for ornaments and red for royal clothing.  flags and blue for water and curtains.

Regaling ballads of kings and queens

The rest have been painted by the scions of the Joshi family Kalyan and Gopal Joshi over last two years.


Women prefer kisses and hugs with loved ones to get their day off on a happier note. (Photo: Pixabay)

No sex for men in mornings, they want Facebook

According to research, social media rituals have become more important that intimate moments with partners in the mornings for men.

Weisntein was checked into rehab in Arizona on Friday as dozens of women accuse him of rape, sexual assault or inappropriate behaviour.

Sex addiction does not exist, say experts

Weinstein’s rehab move is being looked upon as a swift move by the disgraced movie mogul to save face just days after the scandal erupted.

Cristiano Ronaldo with Cristiano Ronaldo Jr and his new born twins, Mateo and Ava.

Ronaldo chose surrogacy for a ‘perfect baby’?

Ronaldo had seemingly paid the woman a reported sum of £10 million to not only keep her identity a secret but also to give up the baby.  

According to the study, women in longer relationships are four times more likely to not care about having a passionate night than those in shorter relationships. (Photo: Pixabay)

Women lose interest in having sex with same man in 12 months

Same does not hold true for men as their sexual interest does not fade over time.

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Man arrested after trying to light cigarette with nozzle

Police also found the man was carrying several small, zippered bags with methamphetamine residue.

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Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

Locals say the fights were a way to preserve a tradition of hunting in the area.

A congregation at the church also claimed to see a bright light (Photo: AFP)

People in Kerala flock to church after children claim they saw the Virgin Mary and Christ

The sighting followed a girl claiming that her hearing issues were immediately cured with holy water.

The only bad incident was when a customer broke the most popular doll (Photo: AFP)

Following success of outlet in Austria, Germany gets its first sex doll only brothel

Every doll is booked 12 times a day with customers paying close to Rs 7000 an hour.

The research shows that food sharing among this group of mountain lions is a social activity. (Photo: Pixabay)

Pumas more social than previously thought: study

The research shows that food sharing among this group of mountain lions is a social activity.