What the pill can do

The contraceptive pill may not have caught on in India as it has in the West, but it has the lowest failure rate: less than 0.1 pregnancy per 100 women per year. Dr Ankita Kaul, Senior Consultant, Gynaecology, Apollo Hospital answers some FAQs on the pill:

Belly full of danger

Doctors should measure more than your weight at appointments. They should measure your waist. For years, scientists have observed that an apple-shaped figure or a big beer belly is a health risk. But now they have gained more insight into why this is so.

Healthy ice cream

Could eating ice cream make you healthier? There is growing interest in adding nutriceuticals – foods with medicinal properties – to ice cream.

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