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Countries must empower persons with disabilities: UNDP

Globally one billion people live with disabilities, making them the largest minority in the world, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Achim Steiner on Monday, while calling on countries and governments to empower them and work for their betterment. “On this day, let’s commit to working together to ensure that persons with disabilities …

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Nose-dwelling bacteria may affect a baby’s first cold: Study

A new research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses offered clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, conducted by the researchers at the University Children’s Hospital of Basel, suggested that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living …

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Lack of sleep makes people more prone to falls, finds study

A recent study has linked disrupted sleep with reduced capability to control posture and balance. The researchers found that a single bad night sleep can decrease your chance of controlling posture, thereby increasing the risk of fall. The study, conducted at the University of Warwick, appears in the journal Scientific Reports. The research shows that fragmented …

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People with disabilities seek political partake, inclusion

On International Day for People with Disabilities, or World Disability Day, on Monday, the city’s disabled community may have released blue-yellow balloons while “walking to freedom” with glee, but it was not without demanding inclusion and political participation within the larger society. Gathered in the Delhi’s heart, the India Gate, …

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Toxic flame retardants in kid’s car seats may cause harm: Scientists

Scientists have found toxic flame retardants in newly manufactured children’s car seats, sparking concerns about children’s health. In the study, researchers from the Indiana University (IU) found that 15 of 18 children’s car seats contained new or traditional hazardous flame retardant chemicals — linked to a variety of negative health effects, including …

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Stay healthy by paying attention to what you eat

Chef Mohammed Eliyaz, Chef de Cuisine at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru and Reshu Agarwal, Consultant, Internal Medicines, Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, share tips on how to stay healthy while at work: Agarwal said: “If you start feeling fatigued, irritable and low on energy, even before half the day goes by, you …

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UGC calls for spreading awareness on hepatitis, says reports

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Monday asked all the universities and colleges to undertake an awareness campaign against hepatitis B and C on the occasion of Hepatitis Day on Tuesday. “Nearly 50 million people are infected in our country with hepatitis B and C. Next to China, India has the largest number of …

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Ensure benefits reach persons with disabilities, says Naidu

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday appealed for effective implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, in order to ensure the desired benefits reach the persons at the earliest. Education is the key to empowerment of every person including persons with disabilities, Naidu said after presenting National Awards for the Empowerment …

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68 per cent Indians are protein deficient, survey

68 per cent of Indians have poor protein content and 71 per cent suffer from poor muscle health in their body. Experts on Monday quoted 84 per cent vegetarian and 65 per cent non-vegetarian Indian’s diets lack protein. InBody Clinical Executive Dr Ankita Ghag was quoted saying, “According to our latest survey with IPSOS, …

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Mediterranean diet is good for pregnant woman, study

According to a recent study, pregnant women with higher intake of the Mediterranean diet have 32 per cent lower risk of having children with an accelerated growth pattern, as compared to offspring of women that did not follow such diet. The Mediterranean diet is characterised by a high content of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, legumes and …