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:
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.
Could eating ice cream make you healthier? There is growing interest in adding nutriceuticals – foods with medicinal properties – to ice cream.
A variation in a gene that is supposed to help the brain break down cholesterol may play a role in some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers say.