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 and disrupted sleep leads to […]

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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 hormone disruption, impaired brain development, liver […]

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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 of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) […]

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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 nuts. This healthy diet pattern […]

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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 in the Journal of Antibiotics, […]

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