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Caesarian Section Delivery Harmful to Baby’s Brain Development: Study

New studies have focused on otherwise a neglected area of caesarean births and found that baby’s psychological and brain development is a sine qua non of their birth experience. Not merely birth, even the birth weight and the mother’s age impact child development, said York University researchers in Toronto. Especially, these babies lacked to focus on one area of interest ...

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US Study Finds Link to Rise in Kidney Cases to Additive Food Phosphates

Phosphates artificially added to packed dairy and cereal products lead to spike in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, affecting kidneys and stiffening blood vessels, among other related complications, said a study by Houston Methodist researchers. “The Institute of Medicine recommends 700 milligrams of phosphate per day and we think that’s a good number. What we were seeing in ...

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Extreme Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Leads to Poisoning: Study

Australia-based Monash University researchers have discovered that extreme exercise can cause intestinal bacteria to leak into the bloodstream, leading to blood poisoning, after studying volunteers who had participated in extreme endurance tests, including 24-hour ultra-marathons and multi-stage ultra-marathons, run on consecutive days. Based on blood samples taken before and after the events, when compared with a control group, showed that ...

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Now Nepal Too Bans Maggi Noodles after India

In a sort of chair reaction trascending borders, neighbouring Nepal has decided to ban the import and sale of Nestle’s Maggi noodles from India citing the lead , following reports that the level of lead content in the popular instant snack in India was found to be above permissible limit. “We have banned the import and sale of Maggi noodle ...

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‘2 Minute Maggi Noodles’ Contains Harmful Levels of Lead, MSG? Probe On

Yes, the famous 2-minute Maggi Noodles, enthusiastically advertised by Madhuri Dixit on TV now, actually contains harmful monosodium glutamate (MSG) and ‘lead’ beyond the permissible levels, say officials. In their test, the authorities found that Maggi contained 17 ppm (parts per million) lead, which is harmful as against the permissible levels of 0.01ppm. While the authorities are going gor further ...

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Playing Holi? Beware of harmful, artificial colours!

Fifteen-year-old Priyanka Sahoo – a chronic dermatitis patient – will never forget the Holi of 2012. A brief fling with artificial colours led to her undergoing surgery and keeping off any type of cosmetics and colours for the next some years. Without knowing the difference between artificial and natural colours, Sahoo had ended up buying the former in bulk and ...

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E-Cigarettes help smokers quit, ban not required, goes on AAAS debate

Electronic cigarettes have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit and many believe them to be much safer than cigarettes. But the debate rages on. Today at AAAS, a panel of global advocacy, ethical, policy, health, toxicology and industry experts from Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and USA debated whether electronic cigarettes killing users softly or ...

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Meat-rich diet harmful for kidney patients, warn experts

Those already having complications in kidney should avoid eating meat-rich diet that could triple the risk of kidney failure, say researchers, including an Indian-origin. The chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients who consumed meat-riche diet which is high in acid were three-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid or vegetarian food rich in fruits and ...

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Mercury Effect: Women Should Mind What Fish They Eat, Warns Study

Merury traces in fish proved fatal for decades and Japan’s Minamata case in the late 1960s should remain a lesson for any marine food consumption without health precautions. New research has suggested that pregnant women who consume mercury-ladden fish food may develop the risk autoimmune disorders , which may be fatal to the babies inside. The study conducted by the ...

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Energy drinks trigger hyperactivity in school children

Middle-school children who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, reveals a new study. The finding has implications for school success and lends support to existing recommendations to limit the amount of sweetened beverages school children drink. The authors also recommend that children avoid energy drinks, which in ...

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Prenatal smoking ups diabetes risk for children

Children exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents while in the womb are predisposed to developing diabetes as adults, warns a new study. “Our findings are consistent with the idea that gestational environmental chemical exposures can contribute to the development of health and disease,” said lead author Michele La Merrill, an assistant professor of environmental toxicology at University of California, ...

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E-cigarettes impair immune response in body, warns new study

E-cigarettes, suggested to minimize cigarette smoking is found to compromise the immune system in the lungs and generate some of the same potentially dangerous chemicals found in traditional nicotine cigarettes, says a team of researchers including an Indian-origin scientist. “Our findings suggest that e-cigarettes are not neutral in terms of the effects on the lungs,” said Shyam Biswal, professor at ...

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Old Age Divorce Hits Women Hard with Heart Diseases, says Study

Older couples in a bad marriage – particularly female spouses – face a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind in the US, which also noted that marriage counselling is often focused on younger couples. “But results show that marital quality is just as ...

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‘Nanoparticles’ in packaged food harmful for humans, climate says study

Nanomaterials used in food packaging, personal care products and even as food additives may not only interfere with your digestion, but also lead to release of potentially harmful substances in the environment, a study reveals.  Food and drink manufacturers use nanoparticles in and on their products for many reasons. In packaging, they can provide strength, control how much air gets ...

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