Health

Doctors says air pollution may severely affect eyes

If you think it is just the lungs or the respiratory system which get affected by polluted air containing high levels of toxic gases and suspended particles — think again. Medical experts say poor air quality can cause several problems for the eyes as well, including corneal damage. “Unlike the nose or mouth, it is very …

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Maharashtra Government launches campaign against measles, rubella

A state-wide vaccination drive has been launched by the the Maharashtra Government to protect children from measles and rubella. According to the sources, it has plans to vaccinate more than three crore children as part of the drive in the coming six weeks, beginning Tuesday. According to the State public health minister Deepak Sawant, school-going children would …

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Living in a polluted city can reduce your lifespan by over 4 years: Study

Isn’t it scaring to know that your lifespan can be reduced by over 4 years if you live in a polluted city? For people living in India and especially Delhi, it is. That is why a new study has suggested that people in India would live an average of 4.3 years longer …

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Study says lesbian, gay, bisexual students at higher risk of self-harm

Students who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at a higher risk of self-harm when compared to heterosexual individuals, a recent study suggests. The research also shows that low self-esteem may explain the increased risk of self-harm in LGB students. Self-harm typically includes behaviour such as cutting, hair pulling, scratching, …

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Lung disease linked to dementia in later life: Study

According to a recent study, lung disease in middle age could be a risk factor for dementia or cognitive impairment later in life. The findings have been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Lead author Pamela L Lutsey of the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, and a …

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Air pollution associated with intellectual disabilities in children

Air pollution has become the talk of the town these days. And, its ill-effects are not hidden from anybody now. One more element has come to the limelight that acts as an aid in its harmful effects. A new study conducted at the University of Sydney has revealed that air pollution …

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Certain dietary, nutritional supplements may improve sperm quality

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 27 (ANI): According to a new research, certain nutrients and dietary supplements can benefit sperm quality and male fertility. The study was published in the Journal of Advances in Nutrition. Infertility affects 15 percent of the world population and is recognised by the World Health Organisation as a …

Food

Why you must drink amla water daily

1. Health benefits of amla Amla or Indian gooseberry is a vibrant green coloured fruit that has tons of health benefits packed in it. It is known as Amla in Hindi and Amalaki in Sanskrit. This fruit is considered sacred in India because of its healing properties and is also …

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10 dishes you must not miss trying this Thanksgiving

1. Top recipes for Thanksgiving Spending time with your loved ones over a scrumptious meal is something we all look forward to, and with the fourth Thursday of November as the Thanksgiving Day, we look forward to some delicious dinner recipes that we can easily make at home. It’s not just a …

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Eat Shahtoot or mulberry to flush out toxins from the liver

1. Health benefits of mulberries Do you remember too to have munched on delicious and juicy shahtoot berries hanging from trees in school, or on your way back home? Back then, they simply meant yummy, juicy fruits that grew willd, tasted divine and stained our fingers with a purple hue. …