An artisanal pasta-maker in northeastern France is struggling to meet demand after adding a crunchy, protein-rich ingredient to the noodles: insects.

If you thought consuming alcohol during pregnancy is fine, there’s one more reason to stop the bad habit. Studies on rats have shown that drinking during pregnancy could affect not only your child but actually increase the chances of the next three generations developing alcoholism.

Many recent studies have shown the important role our diet plays in everyday health, and in the prevention of cancer. On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4, we have rounded up some of the key foods to include in your diet that could help ward off cancer, as well as promote general health and well-being.

First, give yourself a pat on your back. You’ve worked hard and set an example for those who daily lose a battle with weight. Now, stop stressing! The problem of killing kilos but being unable to maintain it is common. The self-motivator: Many of us get back to our old routine once we hit our goal weight.

Why women are opting for C-sections

Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00

When Neha and Santosh Singh were told that she was likely to deliver their baby around February 5, they had a thought — why not time it to coincide with their wedding anniversary on January 27 instead?

With the news of exciting literary festivals in a number of cities, an old tale comes back that exists in several versions around the world. It contains the universal moral that wanting too much at once is bad for you. To track it backwards through time and space we could think first of the variation about ‘the goose with the golden feathers’ collected by the Brothers Grimm in Germany, in the heart of Europe, in the 18th and 19th centuries. Jean de La Fontaine had previously retold a version of ‘the goose that laid golden eggs’ in the 17th century for the king and queen of France, who did not listen, and Caxton, the English writer, diplomat and pioneer of printing had retold the tale in English in the fifteenth century from which we get the phrase “Killing the goose that laid the golden egg” as a comment on how greed does not pay.

Older parents produce offspring who tend to have shorter lives due to changes in their DNA after birth, a new study has found.

Are you still counting sheep? Don’t worry, you just need to do this one thing to sleep better and faster according to a new American study.

An Australian study, published this week in Science Translational Medicine, establishes a link between food allergies and an overactive immune system at birth. The findings could help scientists understand the origin of food allergies and develop new preventative treatments.

A recent study conducted by The University of British Columbia, Canada, establishes a connection between the act of donating money and one’s physical health. The study tested the blood pressure of several volunteers, and found that the condition of those who were at risk, i.e., those who suffered from high blood pressure, improved remarkably when they spent money on others.