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How pollution could make you obese

Environment

How pollution could make you obese

Posted on 02 March 2015

            How pollution could make you obese Researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and their level of obesity. “We found that people with higher levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were quantitatively more obese and […] Continue Reading

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The many avatars of climate change

Environment

The many avatars of climate change

Posted on 02 March 2015

The many avatars of climate change Talking to a group of farmers recently near Madurai revealed that this is the first winter in three years when they have been able to plant rice. Rains have failed for many years, and Raja, a small farmer, has found it hard to make ends meet. A warmer world […] Continue Reading

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Tips to boost your immunity

Health Tip

Tips to boost your immunity

Posted on 02 March 2015

 Tips to boost your immunity Here are some tips that will help you boost your immunity levels With the weather changing everyday and more and more people falling prey to air-borne diseases, perhaps the best way of taking precautions is to boost your immunity system. Here are some tips for the same – Vitamins: The […] Continue Reading

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Need for safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals

Nutrition

Need for safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals

Posted on 02 March 2015

            Need for safety and efficacy of nutraceuticals Good nutrition contributes to healthy population that can lead the country towards better socio-economic conditions. Countries do formulate dietary guidelines on a regular basis, to enable its population to lead a healthy life. Nutritious foods support lives, physical growth, development, maintenance of […] Continue Reading

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Air pollution in India cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

Air

Air pollution in India cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years

Posted on 24 February 2015

              Air pollution in India cutting 660 million lives short by 3 years New Delhi: The life of 660 million Indians, about half of the country’s total population, is being cut short by around three years due to severely polluted air, said a new study released on Saturday, that […] Continue Reading

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Take these 9 vital steps to good health

Health

Take these 9 vital steps to good health

Posted on 24 February 2015

Take these 9 vital steps to good health Your health is your biggest asset. Here are steps that cost nothing but keep you fit so that you can enjoy your wealth. Go jogging instead of gymming Jogging is a great way to exercise and costs nothing. Cancel the expensive membership at the local gym and […] Continue Reading

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Excess arsenic and fluoride in Ghaziabad groundwater

Water

Excess arsenic and fluoride in Ghaziabad groundwater

Posted on 24 February 2015

 Excess arsenic and fluoride in Ghaziabad groundwater GHAZIABAD: First it was chromium, now it is arsenic and fluoride that are in excess in groundwater in Ghaziabad, going by an NGO’s report. After hexavalent chromium levels were found to be far in excess of the maximum limit of 0.5mg per litre in various parts of the […] Continue Reading

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Swine flu cases cross 14,000, 832 deaths

Health

Swine flu cases cross 14,000, 832 deaths

Posted on 23 February 2015

Swine flu cases cross 14,000, 832 deaths India reported 20 swine flu (H1N1 virus) deaths on Sunday, taking the death toll to 832 even as the number of cases crossed 14,000. On Saturday, 38 deaths were reported, the highest number of swine flu deaths in a single day this year. In 2014, India had 937 […] Continue Reading

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Skin-care essentials for summer backpackers

Health Tip

Skin-care essentials for summer backpackers

Posted on 23 February 2015

Skin-care essentials for summer backpackers For those who love to backpack in summers, the season can be usually hard on the skin and there is a greater need to tend to the skin woes. Dr. Sirisha Singh, the founding member and partner consultant at The Skin Center, has listed the must-carry products for those planning […] Continue Reading

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New midday meal norms focus on safety at all stages

Food Safety

New midday meal norms focus on safety at all stages

Posted on 23 February 2015

New midday meal norms focus on safety at all stages AURANGABAD: Schools implementing the Center’s midday meal scheme for students will now have to use only packed pulses, salt, spices, condiments and oil with AGMARK quality symbol. They will have to keep a record of tasting of the food, and have to serve it at […] Continue Reading

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