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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

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Is it safe to take expired medication?

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Is it safe to take expired medication?

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Research has shown that a lack of sleep (both pre- and post-op) can worsen pain after surgery. This new study from the Department of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine set out to see if there were any interventions that could minimise the effect of sleep loss and reduce the severity of pain experienced after surgery. The [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Skin care regime nowadays is not just a woman’s prerogative. Noted beautician Shahnaz Husain has revealed the core difference between the skin of the two sexes. “Men’s skin is a little oilier and thicker than women. The difference also lies in texture, hydration and collagen density. Skincare products of men are manufactured differently as compared to women’s [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Men, take note: Here’s how to take care of your skin

Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Smoking is powerful enough to affect almost every part of the body. Yet surveys in the past has revealed that most smokers try to quit but fail, despite knowing ill effects. Now, new research has found that having peers who smoke doubles the risk that non-smoking teenagers will also pick up the habit. Led by Jiaying Liu, PhD, [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Dear parents, take note! Peer influence doubles smoking risk among teens

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Worried over your son or daughter is being too friendly with his or her mates? Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, say researchers. “Our research found that the quality of friendships during adolescence may [...]

August 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Parents, take note! Strong friendships in teenage may boost your child’s mental health

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

Flame retardant chemicals — commonly used in furniture and household products — may damage your child’s intelligence and cause loss of IQ points. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in the US conducted the largest meta-analysis performed on flame retardants to date, and found strong evidence of polybrominated diphenyl ethers’ (PBDE) effect [...]

August 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Moms-to-be, take note: A chemical found in furniture may lower your child’s IQ

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

Unless we know what we are fighting, we don’t know what to fight it with. Data in India is problematic because there is either a lack of an adequate number of people for collection or a lack of means to collect it. To overcome the gap between actual and official data, we need more people [...]

April 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These women take care of health documentation for 22 villages in Maharashtra

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in my travels around the country to conventions and keynote speech engagements, I’ve noticed that the faces of the audiences keep getting younger, regardless of the industry. Related: 5 [...]

January 7, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on 5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

The house was owned by the Disney family until 2015 — and Disney’s influence can be seen in the home’s colors, design and art deco influences. The house is 2,443-square-feet and has a pool, patio and impressive mountain view. Check out more photos of the home below: Zillow The entrance to Walt Disney’s former home. [...]

December 16, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on PHOTOS: Take a peek inside Walt Disney’s former CA home

Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network

Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network

A global crimeware network known as “Avalanche” was dismantled by United States and European authorities following a four-year investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI released a joint statement regarding the takedown network which infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. “November 30 began the start of a multi-national operation to dismantle a complex, [...]

December 4, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Government authorities take down ‘Avalanche’ global crimeware network