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Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

The Union budget speech recognized the need to measure learning outcomes in schools. An amendment has been introduced to the Right to Education (RTE) Act to permit detentions after class V and class VIII after a test, remedial education and a retest. In light of this, the following data captures some trends with respect to [...]

November 14, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on Trends in school enrolment and dropout levels

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Children who receive higher levels of Vitamin D during infancy and childhood may be significantly at a lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity as well as Type 1 diabetes, according to a study. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that is increasing by 3-5% annually worldwide and occurs when the body’s immune system [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Boosting daily requirement of Vitamin C may be helpful in curbing the development of leukemia — a deadly blood cancer, a study has found. Previous studies have shown that people with lower levels of ascorbate (Vitamin C) are at an increased cancer risk but the reasons were not fully understood. The new study, published in the journal [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat those oranges and lemons. It boosts your Vitamin C levels and reduces risk of leukemia

Lead Levels Below EPA Limits Can Still Impact Your Health

Lead Levels Below EPA Limits Can Still Impact Your Health

The residents of Flint, Mich., received some welcome news this week: Researchers released the results of a new round of water tests, showing lead levels in that city’s water system falling just below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Too many water samples above that level is a red flag for utilities, a sign that [...]

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High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

Phthalates come from a class of industrial chemicals that are used to make food packaging materials and other items involved in the manufacture of fast food and dairy produce. Previous studies have suggested that these chemicals leach out of plastic food packaging, causing contamination of highly processed foods. Researchers at Milken Institute School of Public [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food