As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasting
As Karachi scorches, deaths linked to power and water cuts, fasting

 Sabir Majeed, 59, had been fasting for Ramadan amid Karachi`s 45-degree Celsius heat wave when he became dehydrated and fainted Monday afternoon.

China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region
China bans Ramadan fasting in mainly Muslim Xinjiang region

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open, official websites showed as the holy month began on Thursday.

Fasting Telugu actor shifted to hospital
Fasting Telugu actor shifted to hospital

Police in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town forcibly shifted Telugu actor Sivaji to hospital on Wednesday as his condition deteriorated on the fourth day of his indefinite hunger strike to demand special category status to the state.

Fasting reduces breast cancer risk

Overnight fasting may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, says a study.

Fasting-drugs combo may replace chemotherapy

Fasting combined with a less-toxic class of drugs may starve cancer cells to death so effectively that the new treatment may one day replace chemotherapy, suggests new research.

Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul
Navratra fasting – A feast for body, mind and soul

Give your body and mind a chance to break out of a pattern and give it a new direction. Fasting is a gift to an over-burdened body and an over-indulged mind.

Vasanta Navaratri: What should be your diet plan?

As per Hindu calendar, Vasant Navratri is from March 21 to March 28. Our experts suggest you the perfect diet plan for this Navaratri.

'Feast and famine' diet may help you live longer

 Intermittent fasting may help people live longer and healthier, according to a new study.

Here`s how dieting and fasting can help ward off Alzheimer`s, diabetes

 A new research has revealed the anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting.

'Feeding and fasting' hormone can improve insulin action

A researcher has found that adropin, a hormone that regulates whether the body burns fat or sugar during feeding and fasting cycles, can improve insulin action in obese, diabetic mice.

Why some people choose junk over healthy food when it comes to midnight snacking

A new study has shed light on why some people pick junk over healthy food when it comes to midnight snacking.

Exercise and fasting could boost brain's functions

 Exercise along with occasional fasting is good for boosting the brain's neurons, shows a new research.

China restricts Ramadan fasting in Xinjiang

China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramadan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday.

Fasting can reduce cholesterol levels in prediabetic patients

A new research on periodic fasting has identified a biological process in the body that converts bad cholesterol in fat cells to energy, thus combating diabetes risk factors.

Fasting 8 days a year can boost your immunity

For those who hate fasting, starving for just eight days a year can bolster your immune system like never before.

Break your Karva Chauth fast the healthy way

Karva Chauth - a tradition originally associated with North India has now become a fad among Hindu women across the country.

Fasting wife of Andhra minister shifted to hospital

Wife of an Andhra Pradesh minister, who was on fast for last six days in Kakinada town opposing state`s bifurcation, was forcibly shifted to a hospital by the police in the early hours of Friday.

How to stay fit while fasting and feasting during Ramadan

Those who fast during Ramadan often end up overeating leading to weight gain, acidity and digestion problems.

Fast twice a week to live a longer life

Fasting twice a week could be the key to a longer life by slashing the risk of a host of killer diseases, a new study has revealed.