Health

Food you consume could impact your memory

New York, Jan 30 : Although you might be familiar with the statement, “you are what you eat”, the food you consume could also impact your memory, suggests a new study. Continue reading “Food you consume could impact your memory”

Morrisons introduces US-style paper bags

LONDON Jan 29: Morrisons and Waitrose each step up their attempts to curb plastic waste, with the former introducing paper carrier bags to stores and the latter unveiling a £1m grant fund to tackle the environmental problem. Continue reading “Morrisons introduces US-style paper bags”

NHS to offer paid-for genetic blueprints that predict health risks

LONDON Jan 28: The NHS will allow people to pay for a report of their genetic blueprint that can predict major health risks.

Genetic data will be used to put together a health report that, it is claimed, can predict the risk of contracting a range of serious conditions such as cancer and dementia. Continue reading “NHS to offer paid-for genetic blueprints that predict health risks”

Plastics Have Entered Human Food Chain

PARIS Oct 24: Bits of plastic have been detected in the faces of people in Europe, Russia and Japan, according to research claiming to show for the first time the widespread presence of plastics in the human food chain. Continue reading “Plastics Have Entered Human Food Chain”

Children may become anti-social as a result of harsh parenting: study

Washington Oct 15: Parents, take note! A harsh environment at home and less emotional warmth can make children aggressive and antisocial, a study has found. Continue reading “Children may become anti-social as a result of harsh parenting: study”

Life-threatening germs found in cash and coins

LONDON Oct 4: The cash and coins we carry are covered by up to 19 types of bug and potentially deadly bacteria, experts say.

Our banknotes, coins, purses, pockets and wallets are mostly contaminated by bugs associated with people failing to wash their hands properly after going to the toilet, researchers at London Metropolitan University showed. Continue reading “Life-threatening germs found in cash and coins”

India Ranked 5th In Pictorial Warnings On Cigarette Packets

NEW DELHI Oct 2: India has slipped to the fifth position among 206 countries in terms of the largest pictorial warning on cigarette packs with 85 per cent of both sides of the packets covered, according to a report released by the Canadian Cancer Society on Monday. Continue reading “India Ranked 5th In Pictorial Warnings On Cigarette Packets”

Girls Banned From Wearing Skirts, Jeans At Amritsar Medical College

AMRITSAR Sept 27: The Government Medical College (GMC) of Amritsar has banned girls from wearing skirts, t-shirts, jeans and shorts in the college premises.
Boys have also been asked to wear formal trousers instead of jeans, according to a circular issued by college Principal Sujata Sharma.
The head of the department has been asked to ensure that the dress code is followed by all the students, it said.
The new dress code will come into effect from October 1.
A group of students, led by their leader Mansimrat Singh, on Wednesday met the college principal, requesting her to withdraw the circular.
However, Sujata Sharma declined to withdraw it, the students said.

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don’t know it

WASHINGTON Sept 22: Eight out of every 10 people that have genes that raise their risks for breast, pancreatic, ovarian and prostate cancers do not know it, a new study reveals.

Mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes raise a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer before the age of 80 by 72 percent and 69 percent. Continue reading “More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don’t know it”

Indiaasks Harvard to retract statement of ‘coconut oil pure poison’

New Delhi Sept 10: Dr BN Srinivasa Murthy, India’s horticulture commission on last day wrote a letter to the Harvard University on a recent lecture claiming that coconut oil is pure poison and one of the worst foods you can eat. Continue reading “Indiaasks Harvard to retract statement of ‘coconut oil pure poison’”