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Pandemic weight gain increased type-2 diabetes risk: UK study

Extra weight gained as people lived through the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple lockdowns means they are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new UK study reported on Saturday. Kindly......

'We were lucky we got the disease late'

'That allowed us to learn from the rest of the world, on what worked, what didn't work, both in terms of prevention and in terms of treatment.' IMAGE: A health worker collects a swab sample in......

Why Baichung wants to eject Chamling from office

'Chamling's legacy is toxic.''7 out of 10 teenagers in Sikkim abuse drugs.''The youth are dying and the future looks bleak.' IMAGE: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling, India's longest serving......

Reading the signals from the TN tax raids

In private, AIADMK spokespersons say that the raid on Chief Secretary P Ramamohana Rao might be aimed at weakening the AIADMK, and demotivating the party from selecting/electing J......

Praful Bidwai's final column: Why covert ops are wrong

Veteran journalist and columnist Praful Bidwai passed away in Amsterdam on Wednesday. A regular columnist for Rediff.com, Bidwai's has always been a voice against extremism and communalism.......

MFIs need social MF

The recent recommendations of the Malegam Committee have drawn attention from all quarters.Treating criticism and praise alike, the committee's chairman, Yezdi H Malegam, 77, a Board member of the......

How the American housing dream went bust

The US housing boom, which occurred around 2001-2005 attracted a lot of curiosity and interest. The people and the banks of United States, wondered how to make the most of this consistently......

What Paris Hilton can teach you about branding

Alex Bogusky often touts a maxim: "Our basic philosophy is we're going to take a brand and make it famous." Bogusky is chief creative officer of Crispin Porter + Bogusky, a Miami- and Boulder,......

Chidambaram's Budget speech

Speech of P. Chidambaram Minister of Finance PART A Mr. Speaker, Sir, I rise to present the Budget for the year 2005-06. 2. Last year, while presenting the Budget, I had suggested that the vote in......

AIDS! What's your company doing?

First, the hard facts: India has a population of five million people who are HIV+, and almost no integrated action plan to combat what is being called the biggest killer disease of all......

Hot, beautiful, in demand!

No, Ram Kapoor is not talking about himself, discovers Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com.  Actor Ram Kapoor belongs to that rare breed of Bollywood actors who appreciate a self-deprecatory joke or......

Review: Vaaranam Aayiram

If Kamal Haasan had his Dasavatharam with oodles of make-up and a blast of Chaos Theory, then this can easily be called Surya's Dasavatharam -- minus a couple of incarnations, of course. Rarely do......

Five months pregnant, woman finishes 10K Bengaluru run

'I don't have any complication, so I was given a green signal to go ahead and do my running. Even my physiotherapist, who has been with me for the past three years, encouraged me to do a slow run......

Openers put India on firm ground

Scorecard Wasim Jaffer scored a fine century as India ended Day 1 in the third Test against South Africa on 254 for 3, in Cape Town on Tuesday. The Mumbai opener scored 116 and was involved in a......

McCaw to meet Board officials next week

Bat manufacturer slams ICCThe International Cricket Council has beencriticised by a leading sports goods manufacturerfor practising double standards with regard to the use of bats by cricketers.The......

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