Should you breastfeed or give formula to your premature baby? Here’s what WHO recommends

Should you breastfeed or give formula to your premature baby? Here’s what WHO recommends

Babies, even those who are premature, underweight or sickly, should be exclusively breastfed, from the maternity ward and ideally for two years, UN agencies said on Wednesday. Hospitals and health facilities must support mothers in breastfeeding right after delivery and not promote use of infant formula unless there is a medical reason, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. “This initiative is really about the first few days of life, it’s about what happens in our birthing facilities. ..It is a critical juncture to make sure…

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Young women who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure post delivery

Young women who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure post delivery

Young women suffering from hypertension are at an increased risk of heart failure within the six weeks after delivery, also known as the postpartum period, according to a study. Heart failure is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and death, affecting relatively young reproductive-age women, especially among those with the presence of an additional disease or condition, such as hypertension. The study found that although less than 2% of all pregnancy-related hospitalisations occurred during the postpartum period, nearly 60% of pregnancy-related heart failure hospitalisations took place during the same time….

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Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

If your child snores, don’t ignore it. It could lead to some serious health trouble later in life. A team of researchers has shed some light on the vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children’s metabolic characteristics – including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease – in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. Led by endocrinologist Christos…

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WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

WHO Warns About Lack of Antibiotics: Immunity Boosting Foods for the Flu Season

A report released by World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated some shocking facts. According to it, antibiotics that are currently in clinical development are insufficient to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most of the drugs currently in the clinical phase are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions. There are, however, very few potential treatment options. The growing resistant infections pose the greatest threat to health, including drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) which kills around 250,000 people each year. There are also very few oral antibiotics in…

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Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Urjit Patel: An RBI governor who doesn’t talk but acts

Raghuram Rajan had taken over as governor of the central bank in the world’s fastest-growing major economy in the thick of the taper tantrum in September 2013 when the local currency was depreciating every day against the dollar and inflation was in double digits. His predecessor D Subbarao had witnessed the collapse of iconic US investment bank Lehman Brothers a few days after he had taken over, leading to the transatlantic financial crisis. In contrast, Urjit Patel, the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI’s) 24th governor who completes first year in…

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Do you have fussy kids who refuse to eat greens? Get a wind-chime

Do you have fussy kids who refuse to eat greens? Get a wind-chime

Hanging wind-chimes in the kitchen or dining area may encourage children to eat more green vegetables, an Oxford study suggests. Researchers found that playing high chirpy notes like wind chimes while children eat, inadvertently improves flavour by sweetening the taste. Charles Spence, a professor at Oxford University in the UK, said that ‘sonic seasoning’ can help enhance taste and suppress the bitterness of vegetables for children who are picky eaters. A survey of 2,000 adults found that their biggest food phobia as a child was sprouts, followed by cabbage, peas and broccoli….

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Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Diet Secrets of People Who Lived For More Than 100 Years

Who wouldn’t want to live up to 100 years and beyond? But in today’s time with the kind of stressful lives we lead, is it really possible? Here are some diet secrets from the world’s people. We can’t vouch for whether nor they’ll work for you, they definitely seem to have worked for them. You must want to steal some tips. Take a cue. 1. World’s oldest person, Emma Morano died at the age of 117 in Italy on 15th April 2017. Born in Britain, she celebrated her 117th birthday last…

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From Alia Bhatt to Sridevi: Who wore what at Justin Bieber’s concert

From Alia Bhatt to Sridevi: Who wore what at Justin Bieber’s concert

Bollywood stars at Justin Bieber’s concert   Canadian pop-star, Justin Bieber landed in Mumbai on Wednesday to perform for the very first time in India. The 23-year-old singer took centre-stage at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai, which saw a bunch of Bollywood stars to relish the event. From Alia Bhatt working denim on denim look to Sridevi keeping it chic in a flowy maxi dress, here are the best-dressed celebrities who stunned us at the concert. (Photograph by: Prathamesh Bandekar) Alia Bhatt   Alia Bhatt kept it cool in denim…

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Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple Hires Man Who 3D-Printed His Brain Tumour: Report

Apple has hired Steven Keating, the doctoral student from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who made a 3D printout of his own brain after he was diagnosed with a tumour, a media report said. According to a report in CNBC on Friday, it is still not known whether Keating is working on one of Apple’s teams dedicated to health care or he has joined another team that can take advantage of his expertise in mechanical engineering. Keating made headlines in 2015 after revealing the depths of his science experiment to…

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Girls Who Face Early Menstruation At The Risk of Premature Menopause: Study

Girls Who Face Early Menstruation At The Risk of Premature Menopause: Study

A new study published in the Journal Human Production indicates the risk that women who get their period early and those who’ve never had a child face. The study shows that women who have their periods before the age of 12 and those who have not borne a child till the age of 35, face the risk of early menopause. The age at which a girl gets her first period and the age at which women hit menopause are important key factors that determine the overall reproductive health. Moreover, the risk…

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