Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma attacks in children, who live near a busy, major roadway or a playground, is often severe, suggests a new study. Long-time exposure to traffic-related pollution and dust has been linked to asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of paediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away. It has been long known that smog and pollution can bring on an asthma attack…

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Get ready for some Versace-designed furniture in your living room

Get ready for some Versace-designed furniture in your living room

Italian fashion and lifestyle major Gianni Versace is planning to bring in its range of furniture in India to tap the fast-growing luxury market here. At present, furniture is the only product category in Versace’s portfolio that is not available in India. “We are looking (at launching the furniture range).. We have no reason why we shouldn’t,” Gabriella Saracino, worldwide licensing and home division director, Gianni Versace SpA told PTI. However, she did not share the timeline of the launch of the furniture range in India. “We want to be…

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OnePlus 6: Launch in India ‘Soon’ on Amazon Website

OnePlus 6: Launch in India ‘Soon’ on Amazon Website

The OnePlus 6 upcoming flagship phone is set to be launched in India soon, with Amazon as the official online selling partner. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, owned by BBK Electronics is expected to launch their flagship, OnePlus 6 in India on 18th May. With a dedicated page for OnePlus 6 going live on Amazon India, users can now sign up for updates regarding the smartphone via the ‘Notify Me’ Button. The upcoming phone is said to be a proper upgrade over the previous OnePlus 5 and is not supposed to…

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Anxiety and aggression in young boys may increase due to low iron levels

Anxiety and aggression in young boys may increase due to low iron levels

Iron deficiency and low blood levels of Vitamin B12 in small boys may be associated with behaviour problems, such as anxiety and aggression, when they get in middle school, according to a new study. The findings showed that iron deficiency, anaemia and low plasma vitamin B12 levels in boys at around age 8 were associated with 10% higher mean scores on externalising behaviours such as aggression and breaking of rules. Iron deficiency was related to an adjusted 12% higher mean on internalising problem scores like anxiety and depression. “Some parts…

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Packaging affects how food is absorbed by our bodies, and not in a good way

Packaging affects how food is absorbed by our bodies, and not in a good way

Turns out, food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body. According to a new study conducted by the Binghamton University, food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates. “We found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can change the way that your intestine absorbs nutrients or your intestinal cell gene and protein expression,” said researcher Gretchen Mahler. According to Mahler, these ZnO nanoparticles are present…

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40% women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers, likely victims of passive smoking

40% women lung cancer patients in Goa non-smokers, likely victims of passive smoking

Almost 40% of women in Goa who have lung cancer do not smoke themselves, which means it is likely that they are victims of `passive smoking’, an anti-tobacco NGO has said. The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) said yesterday that there has been a rise in the number of women in the state who smoke. The overall percentage of smokers in the state’s population has dwindled in the last three decades, it said. NOTE India president Dr Shekhar Salkar told reporters that almost 40% of the women diagnosed with…

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Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

Stress can ruin your beauty in the most shocking way: Here’s how to fight back

There are a few things that adversely affect your looks like stress. From premature wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone and puffy eyes to dark circles, stress can lead to or aggravate a large number of beauty problems. “Living under constant stress is like leaving a soft rubber pipe under the sun to dry. Two of the most common skin problems that I see very young people struggling with these days is premature ageing and uneven skin tone. This is often a direct outcome of not being able to manage stress”,…

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Global Vice Index: Cigarettes, alcohol cheapest in Luxembourg, most expensive in Ukraine

Global Vice Index: Cigarettes, alcohol cheapest in Luxembourg, most expensive in Ukraine

The cost of maintaining a drugs, booze and cigarettes habit got a lot more expensive in the U.S. last year, rising the most of almost anywhere in the world, the annual Bloomberg Global Vice Index shows. Americans had to fork out over $200 more for a basket of so-called vice goods last year versus 2016, with only New Zealand seeing a bigger increase. The gauge compares the share of income needed to maintain a broad weekly habit of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine and opioids across more than 100 countries….

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Is Consuming Ghee In Summers Good For Your Health?

Is Consuming Ghee In Summers Good For Your Health?

Desi gheemakes for an indispensable part of most Indian households. You may agree that a generous helping of ghee on rice, chapattis and dals made them taste amazing. In fact, our grandmothers swore by this greasy delight and used it in most ‘gharelu nuske‘. Desi ghee is made with cow or buffalo’s milk, and is generally churned at home by heating white butter or malai. In the Ayurveda wisdom, ghee is considered to be a rejuvenating ingredient that is used to cure most ailments. Ghee, an unprocessed fat is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acid along with vitamin-A, which helps to keep your…

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How to master Art Deco style in your own home

How to master Art Deco style in your own home

It was an era that influenced countless decades and still remains one of the most inspiring periods of design history. Art Deco design, furniture and architecture is all about opulence and glamour, using gilded detailing, rich textures and geometrics for a luxury, streamlined look which has managed to stay relevant since the late 1920s. But perfecting that Art Deco look (without heading into naff territory) can be dangerous without the help of a professional stylist. We quizzed Bethany James of James Saidabout all things Art Deco, because let’s be honest, we…

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