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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says in his book The Salt Fix that the World Health Organisation and the US and UK advisory bodies on diet have got it Read More


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A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

Could eating more salt really reduce the amount of sugar in our diet and help us lose weight? Photograph: Hera Food/Alamy Public health experts in the UK have spoken out against a new book that claims many of us should be eating more salt, not less – claiming the advice could endanger people’s health. New York scientist James DiNicolantonio says Read More


Education in 2020s: your AI-powered teacher will take your attendance and predict your grades

The steady march of technology is making some jobs obsolete. While reskilling is one solution, can AI be used to change the way students learn and make reskilling easier for future generations? Andrew NG, Co-founder of Coursera and former chief scientist at Baidu recently likened Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ‘electricity of the 21st century’. He said at a Wall Street Journal event, Read More


The mess in Mumbai’s real estate sector

Land is scarce in Mumbai which was originally an island city.(HT FILE) The controversy over the allegations against state housing minister Prakash Mehta has once again highlighted the mess in Mumbai’s multi-billion rupee real estate sector. Mehta is accused of favouring builders in two different redevelopment projects. In one case, he allegedly tried to re-allot land under a transit camp, owned Read More


How to Compromise on Health Care

Wait, what?  Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Getty Images Progressives are understandably breathing a sigh of relief following the Senate’s failure to repeal Obamacare and replace it with legislation that would have scaled back health-insurance coverage. But they shouldn’t be too comfortable in their victory — it’s temporary. President Donald Trump has threatened not to support the Affordable Care Act. If the Trump administration decides Read More


Hong Kong leader reminded of need to strengthen national education of young

Mainland China’s education minister reminded Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of President Xi Jinping’s instructions on the need to strengthen young people’s education on the Chinese constitution, Basic Law, and Chinese history and culture. Chen Baosheng also assured Lam that his ministry would spare no efforts in helping the city address “all questions” and responding to “all requests” Read More


Not Your Business If I Stay Out Late, Says Woman Who Was Stalked

Varnika Kundu was allegedly chased down the streets in a car by the son of Haryana BJP chief. CHANDIGARH: HIGHLIGHTS Varnika was allegedly chased in a car by the son of Haryana BJP chief Haryana BJP leader had questioned why she was out late at night “It is none of his business,” responded Varnika to BJP leader’s comments Varnika Kundu, Read More


Express Recipes: How to make Watermelon Sorbet

  It is that time of the year when you sweat a lot. Watermelon is almost 92% of water and is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Also, it prevents you from dehydration. Presenting the recipe of this yummy frozen dessert Watermelon Sorbet to refresh your senses. Watermelon Sorbet Serves 6 Ingredients ½ watermelon (tarbuz) ¾ cup powdered sugar 2 tsp Read More


Express Recipes: How to make Idli Finger Fries

Have leftover idlis but don’t know what to do with it? You can make an interesting snack with it and team it with your evening tea. Ingredients Idli – 6 to 7 Chaat masala – 1 tsp Oil – for frying idli   Method * Take one idli and cut it into four parts. Likewise cut all the idlis. * Read More


Express Recipes: How to make Fresh Strawberry Ice cream

You cannot go wrong with strawberry ice-cream. An evergreen frozen dessert which can be served on all occasions. And it’s especially a hit among kids. Serves 6 Ingredients 200-250 gm fresh ripe strawberries 250 gm fresh cream, 6 tbsp powdered sugar 1 tsp gelatine, 2-3 tbsp strawberry crush ½ tsp strawberry essence a few drops of red food colour (optional) Read More