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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 …

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Essential oils from herbs may help treat Lyme disease: Study

Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. According to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, these oils may be especially useful in alleviating Lyme symptoms that persist despite standard antibiotic treatment. The study, published …

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Alcohol intake is key to long-term weight loss in diabetic people: Study

Turns out, alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes. It was earlier noted that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes. While the best practice for weight loss often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examined whether people who undergo weight …

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Focal epilepsy poses higher risks during pregnancy

Women’s susceptibility to suffer from an increased number of seizures during pregnancy increases the risk of distress and neurodevelopmental delays for the baby. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which disrupts the nerve cell activity of the brain causing seizures. Seizures occur due to electrical disturbances in the brain. Focal (partial) seizures are caused when disturbed …

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Banana for hypertension: An effective remedy for high blood pressure

When it comes to hypertension, it is important to know what to eat and what to delete in your diet. Your diet habits can greatly influence your blood pressure. A person is said to have hypertension when the blood pressure readings are 140/90 mmHg or higher. Those with high blood …

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