Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

Every childhood vaccine may go into a single jab

A technology that could eventually see every childhood vaccine delivered in a single injection has been developed by US researchers. Their one-shot solution stores the vaccine in microscopic capsules that release the initial dose and then boosters at specific times. The approach has been shown to work in mouse studies, described in the journal Science. The researchers say the technology could help patients around the world. Childhood immunisations come with tears and screams. And there are a lot of them. Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Hib and hepatitis B at…

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Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve your heart health by increasing good cholesterol levels and preserving the ‘repairing cells’ critical for maintaining blood vessels, a study has found. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “Fruits and vegetables exert their protective effects through plant polyphenols, which are found in cocoa, olive oil, and apples,” Di Stefano. “Research has found that the Italian Panaia red apple has very high…

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Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Older adults who get a good night’s sleep with the least disturbance and are able to dream well may be at a lower risk of developing dementia later, says a recent research. The study showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep – which is when most of our dreaming occurs – and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and…

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Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

Eating tomatoes every day may reduce risk of skin cancer, finds study

If you love eating tomatoes, then here’s another reason to keep up the good habit. A recent study has found that eating tomatoes daily brings down the risk of skin cancer, especially in men, by half. Through a study conducted on mice, researchers explained how nutritional interventions can alter the risk for skin cancers. Male mice were fed a diet consisting of 10% tomato powder daily for 35 weeks, then exposed to ultraviolet light. They experienced, on average, a 50% decrease in skin cancer tumours compared to mice that ate…

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What’s your reason to wake up every morning?

What’s your reason to wake up every morning?

It’s Sunday. You can wake up just to go back to bed today. But tomorrow is quite another matter. ‘I love Mondays’, said nobody ever. Though if you ask the Japanese, they’ll seem less worried. Monday, Tuesday, Friday or any day, they have their ikigai in place. What’s that? In simple terms, it’s your reason for being or the reason to wake up every morning. Now you may ask, why do we need one on an everyday basis? Because as per the Japanese — and they are known to be wise and grounded…

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HT Analysis: Girls outperform boys in every major subject in CBSE Class 12

HT Analysis: Girls outperform boys in every major subject in CBSE Class 12

The subjects that are opted by students in the Central Board of Secondary Education Class 12 examinations varies in terms of gender, an analysis of data for the CBSE results from 2015 shows. For instance, 55% of all the boys who appeared in the 2015 exam took mathematics as a subject, compared to just 36% girls. Biology was opted by 22% girls and 12% boys. Other subjects with a prominent difference were home science and political science, which were opted by a higher number of girls as compared to boys….

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New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

It is not a hidden fact that Android is not the safest mobile platform and that its open nature, which is also considered to be one of its biggest strengths, often gives room for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and compromise users’ security. G Data antivirus software firm has now discovered that the malware-infected applications are increasing at an alarming rate on Google’s mobile platform and at the current speed, 3.5 million new malware samples are expected to be discovered on the OS by the end of this year. G…

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6 Incredible Beetroot Juice Benefits: Why You Should Drink it Every Day

6 Incredible Beetroot Juice Benefits: Why You Should Drink it Every Day

The beautiful and bright colour of beetroots can make anyone fall in love with it yet it is often ignored, perhaps because of its distinctive taste. If you’re not a fan, you should know that beetroot has been gaining amazing popularity as the new superfood around the world. It’s low in fat, full of powerful antioxidants, rich in Vitamin C, and helps in the absorption of iron. Need we say more? Both the leaves and the roots can be eaten. While the pink root is sweet, the dark green leaves…

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6 Incredible Beetroot Juice Benefits: Why You Should Drink it Every Day

6 Incredible Beetroot Juice Benefits: Why You Should Drink it Every Day

The beautiful and bright colour of beetroots can make any fall in love with it yet it is often ignored, perhaps because of its distinctive taste. If you’re not a fan, you should know that beetroot has been gaining amazing popularity as the new superfood around the world. It’s low in fat, full of powerful antioxidants, rich in Vitamin C, and helps in the absorption of iron. Need we say more? Both the leaves and the roots can be eaten. While the pink root is sweet, the dark green leaves…

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Three Essential Nutrients for Every Pregnant Woman

Three Essential Nutrients for Every Pregnant Woman

Remember the food you eat is the main source of nutrition for your baby and can help your baby’s growth and development. Hence, one of the best things that you can do for your baby is to eat a healthy diet during pregnancy. There are three nutrients that every pregnant woman must include in her diet on a daily basis. Here’s a break-up: Protein The amount of protein required by your body increases during pregnancy to help develop the baby and the placenta (the organ which connects the developing baby…

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