Litchi Fruit Behind Hundreds of Mysterious Deaths of Children in India
Mar13

Litchi Fruit Behind Hundreds of Mysterious Deaths of Children in India

Since 1995 a mysterious Brain illness has been seen in hundreds of children in Muzaffarpur city of Bihar State, India. Every year during the months of May-June, children used to fall sick suddenly, some of whom would slip into a coma, and about 40 percent of them even died – often within hours. Similar outbreaks were reported in few other Litchi growing regions in India like Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and West Bengal’s...

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Nutella Maker Fights Back on Palm Oil After Study Claiming Cancer Risk
Jan27

Nutella Maker Fights Back on Palm Oil After Study Claiming Cancer Risk

Nutella, the sweet and delicious hazelnut cocoa spread manufactured by Italian confectionery firm Ferrero is one of the best-known food brands and a popular breakfast treat for children. Nutella uses Palm Oil in its manufacturing process and has come up with a public defence of its use that some other food companies in Italy have been boycotting after a European study raised Cancer risks. The European Study and Cancer Risks A study...

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Beware: Your ATM Machine Might Dispense Bacteria
Nov21

Beware: Your ATM Machine Might Dispense Bacteria

In India, after the Ban of Rs500 and Rs1000 currency notes, the Government has implemented many temporary rules and restrictions for depositing, exchanging and withdrawing money. Because of the sudden changes, most of the time Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are completely queued up with lot of people wanting to withdraw money. This raised concerns about possible and potential health concerns over repeated use of ATM machines, i.e....

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Sugar Industry Shifted Focus to Fat as Cause for Coronary Heart Disease
Oct06

Sugar Industry Shifted Focus to Fat as Cause for Coronary Heart Disease

A group of researchers from San Francisco (California) examined some internal documents of Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), historical reports, and statements related to early debates about the Dietary Causes of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). The historical analysis published online in JAMA Internal Medicine journal on 12 September 2016 explains how the Sugar Industry shifted the blame and focus to Fat as a cause for Coronary Heart...

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Smoking Causes Long-lasting Damage to Your DNA, Study Reveals
Oct01

Smoking Causes Long-lasting Damage to Your DNA, Study Reveals

Despite many campaigns and laws to curb the use, Smoking still remains the main preventable cause of death worldwide. In related news, a significant study revealed that Smoking causes long-lasting damage to human DNA. Cancer and Heart disease are both caused by genetic damage, some of which is inherited, and most of which is caused by day-to-day living. Smoking is one of the biggest modern lifestyle habits that can damage your health....

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Zika Virus Is Spreading Around the World: Know Its Dangers
Feb01

Zika Virus Is Spreading Around the World: Know Its Dangers

Zika virus is spreading around the world, explosively in the Americas and has become a serious health concern. With new cases emerging every day, the Zika Virus is linked to neurological syndromes and alarming birth defects as it spread across many countries, in just a matter of few months. Zika Virus and the Transmission Zika is a mosquito-borne virus disease transmitted by infected Aedes genus mosquitoes, mainly the Aedes aegypti in...

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