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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Javadekar directs Navodaya Vidyalayas to go solar

Javadekar directs Navodaya Vidyalayas to go solar

New Delhi Human resource development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday directed the government-run Navodaya Vidyalayas to adopt solar energy and to ensure that future buildings benefit from solar power and water harvesting. Addressing the 35th meeting of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), the minister said rainwater and solar energy harvesting should form part of the proposals for new building plans. He also directed that these schools “explore the possibility of having water harvesting facilities and biogas plants in existing campuses”, a statement from the ministry said. Javadekar applauded the students on…

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Stressed and Frustrated with Office Work? Go Take a Walk or Try Swimming

Stressed and Frustrated with Office Work? Go Take a Walk or Try Swimming

Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Stress isn’t always bad. Stress within your comfort zone can help you stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges in the workplace. Stress is what keeps you on your toes during a presentation or alert to prevent accidents or costly mistakes at work. But in today’s hectic world, the workplace can often seem like an emotional roller coaster. Long hours, tight deadlines, and ever increasing demands can leave you feeling worried,…

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Go for a life audit

Go for a life audit

Where is our life headed? It’s a question we all ask ourselves as we step into a new year. Let 2017 be the year when you take up your life’s ledger and do an audit. Times Life tells you how… A new year has a way of making us happy and sad at the same time. As we spend time around our family, party with friends, there’s also that knot in the tummy, that nagging thought that doesn’t leave us. Will this year be any better or worse than the…

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Healthy food choices for students on the go

Healthy food choices for students on the go

Raiding the refrigerator is a cinch when you want a late-night snack at home. But when you’re living in a dorm without a full kitchen, it can be slim pickings. Fortunately, there are plenty of good, healthy choices that take little or no preparation and can be easily stored in a dorm room or compact refrigerator. Here are some breakfast foods, snacks, and frozen entrees that received high marks from the food testers at Consumer Reports. Frozen waffles Frozen waffles are a good breakfast choice for students with a shared…

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How to go easy with these diet snacks

How to go easy with these diet snacks

The demand for healthy diet snacks has gone up as people have become quite fitness conscious. But if you gorge on them mindlessly, even these healthy snacks can cause trouble in your weight loss plans. Nuts All nuts are good news so eat your walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashew or pistachios raw or dry roasted. They are rich in fiber and protein, and help control blood glucose and lipids. However, they are loaded with calories, so grab a handful each time. Also avoid fried or packaged nuts as they are often…

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Mumbai’s air quality dips, to go down further today

Mumbai’s air quality dips, to go down further today

Mumbai’s air quality dips, to go down further today With temperatures falling and winds calming, the air quality in Mumbai that was poor on Friday further dipped on Saturday . And it is only expected to get worse on Sunday , according to the System for Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR). The city’s overall air quality was indexed at 283 on Saturday evening, down from 267 Friday .Both fall in the poor air category meaning people with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged…

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Frequent Traveler? Expert Tips On How to Remain Fit On The Go

Frequent Traveler? Expert Tips On How to Remain Fit On The Go

Neil Hill, the founder of a world class fitness training programmes Y3T, has literally no time for rest. He keeps an extremely busy schedule, which involves a lot of traveling. Those of you who relentlessly live through the horrors of incessant traveling – and spend more days commuting than resting – would actually realise its aftermath on health. Not only does it mess around with your sleep cycle but also alters the appetite and takes away the time to exercise and remain fit. As Neil Hill got in conversation with…

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Playing Pokemon Go May be Good for Your Health: Experts

Playing Pokemon Go May be Good for Your Health: Experts

Image via AFP Playing Pokemon Go may be good for health as the widely popular augmented reality game is making people exercise more, a UK doctor has claimed. According to an article in medical journal The BMJ, the location-based game is not marketed as a health app but gamers do a lot of walking while playing. The popular app has made the streets of Britain a “reclaimed playground to have interconnected fun,” Dr Margaret McCartney wrote in the article. McCartney noted that a player walked 225 kilometres and lost 12.7…

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Huawei Y3 II, Huawei Y5 II Android Smartphones Go Official

Huawei Y3 II, Huawei Y5 II Android Smartphones Go Official

Huawei has introduced two new Y-series handsets, the Y3 II and Y5 II, both of which are now listed on the official site. While there are no official availability and pricing details of the Huawei Y3 II and Huawei Y5 II, we expect that the company will announce them in the coming days. Both the new Huawei Y-series smartphones will be available in Rose Pink, Sky Blue, Arctic White, Obsidian Black, and Sand Gold colours. Both Huawei Y3 II and Y5 II come with Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the…

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