National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the regular diet. What we eat greatly influences our health, but as per the Ayurveda, the property of a particular food item, the time of food consumption as well as the taste of the food consumed…

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Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Kuwait gets first integrated national center for defense against WMDs

Saab and its Kuwaiti partner have delivered the world’s first integrated national center for defense against weapons of mass destruction to Kuwait. The chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, or CBRN, center is now operational and covers the entire country with fixed and mobile sensors and units. “This CBRN center in Kuwait strengthens our position as a supplier of advanced CBRN solutions,” Torsten Öhman, Saab’s acting head of Business area Support and Services, said in a company news release. “Our ability to take the prime contractor role for this ground-breaking CBRN solution…

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After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

After a 10-year gap, lotuses bloom in national park near Bangkok

For the first time in a decade a Thai lake has given up its dazzling secret – the pink blooms of tens of thousands of lotuses. The sea of colour in Khao Sam Roi Yot national park, three hours south of Bangkok, is a show-stopping feat of nature that has locals hoping for a tourist bonanza. But it has also sparked warnings over the fragility of the environment with park rangers pleading with people not to visit until the lake is healthy enough to deal with an influx of tourists….

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National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

National Deworming Day: 5 Home Remedies to Deworm Yourself

Intestinal worm is a common problem in growing children, particularly from developing countries. There are many causes to this parasitical infection which mainly arises due to unhygienic conditions. One of the most common modes of infection is consuming undercooked meat. In many places, particularly roadside stalls, meat dishes are not always prepared with utmost care. As such the infectious worms growing in the meat get transferred to your body, where it adheres itself to the intestinal walls, acting like a parasite where it draws nutrition from the host’s body to…

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Alcoholism is a National Problem that Localities Struggle to Address

Alcoholism is a National Problem that Localities Struggle to Address

A cohesive set of national policies is needed, one that recognizes not only that alcoholism is a disease but also that medical solutions alone will not solve social problems. Across the country, some local solutions are being tried. Housing First, an assistance approach that tries to provide homeless people with permanent housing quickly and gives them supportive services as needed, holds significant promise because it recognizes that the social situation is the real emergency. Housing First would house a person like Mr. P – whose story is told in the…

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High Incidence of Children Death Itself ‘National Calamity’: Pradhan

High Incidence of Children Death Itself ‘National Calamity’: Pradhan

Likening the death of at least 93 children due to Japanese Encephalitis and other reasons in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district of Odisha to a ‘National Calamity’, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said he would take up the matter with the Prime Minister’s Office and other ministries. The official death toll of children in Malkangiri went upto 93 today with death of one more child, official sources said. Asked whether the Centre would declare the Malkangiri children death as a National Calamity, Pradhan said that “the death of around 100 children is…

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Gestational diabetes: Urban K’taka beats national average

Gestational diabetes: Urban K’taka beats national average

Gestational diabetes: Urban K’taka beats national average (Getty Images) The prevalence of gestational diabetes, which strikes during pregnancy, in urban Karnataka is higher than the national average, reveal studies. Doctors say the statistics are a grim reminder of the threat of diabetes being transmitted from one generation to another. A study by Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of India (DIPSI) puts the incidence of pregnancy-induced diabetes in urban India at 15%. Records with the Asian Research and Training Institute for Skill Transfer (ARTIST) show the figure for urban Karnataka stands…

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