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Children suspended in school, more likely to engage in offending behaviour

Washington D.C., Jul 14: While schools might suspend students as a mode of punishment so that they do not repeat the mistake, a new study has shed light on on the same and states that pupils suspended in schools are more likely to indulge in offending behaviors including assault, stealing, and selling drugs.

The study was published in the...

Regulatory, industry bodies say salt brands in India are safe to consume

New Delhi, Jul 4: As allegations and concerns have cropped up over the safety of major Indian salt brands, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) have refuted the concerns that the major salt brands contain alarming level of potassium ferrocyanide.

The FSSAI tweeted: "Ferrocyanides are used as anti-caking agents in...

Concept of four day work weeks makes its way into corporate culture

Washington D.C. Jul 3: Working four day a week seems too good to be true, right? Well, here is some salt for your wounds - there are companies out there offering four-day work weeks to entice workers seeking a better work-life balance.

In the corporate world, where getting weekends off feels like a luxury, there are employees who only...

You may avoid these drinks before going to sleep

Washington D.C. Jul 2: While sipping on a cup of beverage before bedtime might seem tempting but experts advice people to avoid certain drinks before laying off to sleep.

“Things that contain caffeine are definitely going to be less-than-desirable for most people,” said Jessica Garay Redmond, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at Syracuse University...

Migraine increases risk of complications during pregnancy: Study

London, Jul 1: Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight, a study has found.

Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark worked with 22,000 pregnant women with migraine. They were compared with an approximately 10 times larger group of pregnant women without known...

Beer, wine bottles contain toxic substances: Study

London, Jun 29: Bottles of beer, wine and spirits contain potentially harmful levels of toxic elements, such as lead and cadmium, in their enamelled decorations, a study has found.

Researchers at the University of Plymouth in the UK analysed both the glass and enamelled decorations on a variety of clear and coloured bottles readily available in shops and supermarkets....

Machine Learning model developed to identify bat species that can spread Nipah

Researchers have developed a model using Machine Learning (ML) to identify bat species with the potential to host the Nipah virus, with a focus on India. Four new bat species were flagged as surveillance priorities.

"While there is a growing understanding that bats play a role in the transmission of Nipah virus in Southeast Asia, less is known about...

Suicidal tendencies linked to rheumatic, musculoskeletal diseases, claims study

Jun 15: A new survey has revealed that pain due to rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) impacts the mental health of people and they are more likely to have suicidal thoughts.

The results were presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019).

"This survey highlights the huge importance of pain on the psychological...

Here’s why parents should set screen-time limits for their kids

Washington, Jun 7: Parents should encourage their children to adopt healthy habits like physical exercise, a nutritious diet and getting sound sleep instead of spending long periods of time on electronic devices, a doctor who is leading the Canadian Pediatric Society’s digital health task force has said.

Dr Michelle Ponti said that the society’s new guidelines describe how and...

Boost your eye health with turmeric

New Delhi, Jun 6: After turmeric latte, it is now time for Haldi Eyes! While supermodels and celebrities ranging from Priyanka Chopra to Victoria Beckham swear by turmeric -be it in lattes, breakfast cereal or face packs and body scrubs, the humble haldi is finding its way into makeup kits.

Now Sephora, one of the most popular beauty havens...