How technology will help fight food fraud

How technology will help fight food fraud

Food fraud is everywhere. In the aftermath of the horsemeat scandal in Europe, and with cases reported around the world, including in Canada, awareness is high. Dalhousie University recently released a study on food fraud and the results were surprising: A whopping 63 per cent of Canadians are generally concerned about food fraud. Worse still, more than 40 per cent of Canadians feel they have been victims of food fraud already. These are alarming results that can’t be ignored. Food fraud can take many forms. It can include adulteration — substituting one ingredient with a much cheaper…

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Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Top health news of the week: 5 study results that help you fight asthma, breathe easy

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways in the lungs. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. That it is a significant problem in India is evident from the statistics: The sales of anti-asthma medicines in India went up 43% over the past four years, shows market data, with 2016 marking a 15% growth in anti-asthma prescriptions across children and adults. Despite the statistics, there are ways to prevent asthma and certain things can help you cope better. Here’s a round-up of research…

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Turmeric may help fight breast cancer

Turmeric may help fight breast cancer

Breast cancer is no more a disease linked to developed countries only. It is on the rise among women of developing and under developed world as well. Increasingly becoming the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in females, this dreadful disease needs to be prevented and treated in the best possible ways. The reason for increasing numbers of patients can partially be due to the fact that breast cancer awareness among women is growing rapidly and more are being diagnosed than before. Besides this, there are several other factors like increase…

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Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Mumbai parents win fight against fee hike, civic body asks school to roll back its decision

Parents of those studying in Turner Orchids, the International School in Koparkhairne on the outskirts of Mumbai have managed a small victory. Taking note of their complaint, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has ordered the school to roll back its fee hike. The parents, in their complaint, said the school has asked parents to pay Rs10,000 (for Class 6 and 7) and Rs15,000 (for Class 8) for the upcoming academic year (2017-18) under the Orchids Careers Foundation Programme (OCFP), in addition to their regular fees. The parents claimed the…

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Daily dose of vitamin B can help you fight air pollution

Daily dose of vitamin B can help you fight air pollution

Vitamin B supplement can potentially reduce the harmful impact of particulate matter on human body, claim researchers.(Images: Shutterstock) Taking a vitamin B supplement everyday can help mitigate the effects of the most dangerous type of air pollution, claims a new study. Published on Monday, the research suggests that vitamin B supplement could potentially reduce the impact of the tiny particles on the human body, although they stressed that research was in its early stages and the sample size was small. Particulate matter, or PM, is a type of air pollutant…

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Tree nuts literally fight cancer in the human body

Tree nuts literally fight cancer in the human body

QUICK: WHAT DO Paleo dieters, hardcore vegans, and tree squirrels all agree on? DEEZ NUTS. Okay, you had to see that coming. But seriously: Over the last decade, R.D.s and nutritionists have revealed that nuts and seeds are on top of the heap of whole foods you should be eating everyday. These calorie-dense nuggets of antioxidant action—these protein-packed pieces of power—should be making it into your mouth one daily handful at a time. Eating nuts consistently (and consciously) is perfect for pumping up heart protection, warding off obesity, and keeping…

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Yoga Can Help Fight Back Pain: 4 Effective Poses You Must Try

Yoga Can Help Fight Back Pain: 4 Effective Poses You Must Try

Back pain can be caused by simplest of things. One of the most common reasons would certainly include sitting all day long with minimal physical activity. Wrong sitting posture, excessive driving, wrong sleeping posture or just an old injury resurfacing can be few factors contributing to that nagging back pain. In some cases skeletal imbalance or morbid obesity are also to blame. “The muscles between your shoulder blades, the Rhomboid and Trapezius muscles, work hard to keep your head straight in line with the centre of gravity.  When these are…

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Sit Up: Good Posture Can Boost Your Mood and Help Fight Depression

Sit Up: Good Posture Can Boost Your Mood and Help Fight Depression

A secret wish that we all have, somewhere playing at the back of our mind, is to be stress free. The non-stop daily schedule with strict deadlines and a billion things to do can definitely take a toll on our health no matter how good we are at multi-tasking. This chase for money, or call it a means of better living, doesn’t come easy. But your health is not what you should be willing to compromise on. Both, your physical and mental health, are essential for your well-being. There are…

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Eat These Foods and Fight Diabetes

Eat These Foods and Fight Diabetes

Tricks for avoiding diabetes About 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 8 million of those people don’t even know it. Another 86 million people in the U.S. are estimated to have prediabetes, which is an elevated blood sugar that’s not quite high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis (but probably headed in that direction). Both conditions can dramatically boost your risk of heart disease and stroke. But there’s good news. While there’s no magic food to prevent type 2 diabetes, there are wise food choices that, along with exercise,…

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Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors arm immune system to fight cervical cancer cells

Doctors were bewildered when they went through the case sheet of a woman who was diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer nearly 10 years ago. More than a year after a full dose of radiotherapy, cancerhad spread to the lung. By then the disease should have claimed her life. Yet, she continues to visit them for periodic checks. Tests show she is free of the ailment. When diagnosed with cancer, her oncologist at the Cancer Institute (WIA) here had included her name for an experimental treatment – immunotherapy. Rather than directly…

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