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Gastropubs and the Rise of Casual Dining in India: History and its Trend

India’s experimental artistry can be witnessed yet again, in the form of a fusion of fine dining with the casual aura of a pub or an innovative encapsulation that has become a favourite among its diners. With burgeoning consumer demands, hunger for exclusivity and desire for comfort food, gastro pubs have become the places to head to when eating out. It’s like a double-edged sword, offering not only deliciously scrumptious food but also an ambience that is capable of bestowing upon you an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s the “selfie corner” or the dance performance…

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Cancer Rates On the Rise: Women Are More at Risk Than Men

How healthy are you? This is a question you should take very seriously. You may convince yourself that all those binging of colas, fried snacks, greasy burgers, doughnuts and cupcakes wouldn’t hurt you after all, but remember that the effects show only much later, as you grow older. We all live very hectic lives with tight schedules, falling short of time for any physical activity or mindful eating. But shouldn’t your health be a priority? Unhealthy lifestyle habits can have various consequences on your health, paving way for deadly diseases…

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Rise in Malnutrition Must be Reversed Before it Creates Health “Catastrophe”: Experts

Malnutrition – which includes hunger and obesity – is on the rise and may affect half the world’s population by 2035 unless governments take urgent action to reverse its spread, U.N. agencies and experts said on Thursday. The problem affects a third of the world’s population and costs the global economy an estimated $3.5 trillion a year in healthcare and lost productivity, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says. Middle income countries are increasingly seeing both forms of malnutrition, putting a heavy burden on their purse strings in years…

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New HIV infections down, but AIDS deaths rise 35% in 3 yrs

Deaths due to full blown AIDSin the city have jumped by nearly 35% over the last three years though the number of fresh HIV infections has shown a decline, shows figures collated by the Mumbai District Aids Control Society. They suggest that a majority of the HIV cases are detected in the 35-49 age group, indicating that awareness campaigns are probably not making early inroads. AIDS deaths rose from 945 in 2013-14 to 1,270 in 2015-16 (see box). Activists are alarmed that the year-on-year increase in fatalities has ranged from…

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Cold Weather, Smog Could Lead to Rise in Heart, lung Cases

The week following Diwali has seen Delhi and the National Capital Region shrouded in a blanket of smog that has made breathing difficult and led to a rise in heart and lung complaints. With the situation unlikely to change for a few more days and the nippy winter already knocking at the doors, cardiologists and pulmonologists have warned that prolonged exposure to the highly toxic air can cause cardiac arrest and lung complications. Noting that cardiovascular disease (CVD), over the past decade, has emerged as the single most important cause…

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Health Weekly Roundup: Diwali air over north India world’s worst, air pollution behind 1 in 10 under-5 deaths, new breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

This week was filled with important medical discoveries, researches and health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Delhi chokes on worst Nov smog in many years The air quality index for 4 pm on November 2 was 432, in the “severe” category, while the index on October 31 (post Diwali) was 445. At 14 times the safe limit, Ggn breathes fire Concentration of PM 2.5 touched the…

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