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Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. [...]

November 24, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

Breastfeeding could reduce the risk of eczema in children, according to new research into the impact of programmes designed to support new mothers in feeding their babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that babies should be fed just breast milk for six months to help protect them from infection, prevent allergies and provide nutrients [...]

November 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on New moms, take note: Breastfeeding could reduce eczema risk in children

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

Govt plans to reduce number of PSU banks to 10-15

Govt plans to reduce number of PSU banks to 10-15

India is looking to reduce the number of state-run banks to 10 to 15, more than what was envisaged earlier, through a series of mergers and acquisitions so that none of the banks become too big to fail, said Sanjeev Sanyal, principal economic adviser at the finance ministry. “Consolidation will not be taken too far [...]

August 21, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on Govt plans to reduce number of PSU banks to 10-15

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

Released prisoners may be less likely to commit violent crimes if they’re prescribed certain kinds of psychiatric medications, a new study suggests. These medications can affect someone’s mental state. They include antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, drugs to treat addiction and antiepileptic drugs, the researchers said. The study authors looked at information on more than 22,000 prisoners [...]

November 2, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

India aims to reduce its hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022 through increasing domestic output, fuel efficiency and the use of alternative energy, its oil minister said on Friday. India currently imports 70-75 percent of its energy requirements, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters. The minister spoke on [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on India aims to reduce hydrocarbon imports by 10 percent by 2022, oil minister says

Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

Saskatchewan is inching closer to fewer health regions. Health Minister Dustin Duncan announced on Thursday the review of the province’s health authorities, appointing a three-person review panel. Their task is to recommend a structure with fewer health regions. Duncan also wants suggestions on how to improve front-line service delivery. “I want to be clear: while panel members will provide [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Saskatchewan’s health minister tasks panel to reduce health regions

GST could usher transparency in real estate sector, reduce cost of ownership of homes

GST could usher transparency in real estate sector, reduce cost of ownership of homes

NEW DELHI: The Goods and Services Tax(GST) could bring in transparency in the functioning of the real estate sector and even reduce the cost of ownership of homes for buyers, especially if the GST rate is lower than all the current rates put together, said builders and tax consultants. These consultants, however, said there’s one [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on GST could usher transparency in real estate sector, reduce cost of ownership of homes

Ford upbeat latest technology can help reduce road accidents

Ford upbeat latest technology can help reduce road accidents

Ford has introduced new technologies into its new Ford Everest SUV to prevent fatal crashes. According to the WHO’s Global status report on road safety for 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, the total number of road traffic deaths worldwide has reached 1.25 million per year since 2007. The latest report ranks Thailand as number [...]

July 25, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Ford upbeat latest technology can help reduce road accidents

Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

The participants in the study, published inPLOS One, were shown a picture of an adolescent girl who had been physically beaten by an adolescent boy, and their emotional responses to the image were measured. “Most people would look at these images and say the girl pictured has to be terrified,” states co-author Brad Bushman, a [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Do sexist, violent video games reduce empathy for female victims of violence?

Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers

Study coauthor Man Yee (Mallory) Leung, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues publish their findings in the journalPLOS One. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proportion of women in the US who have their first child after the age of 30 has increased [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Delay motherhood to reduce career income losses, say researchers