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Farm to plate: Is your food safe?

“The butterflies will show you the way to the farm.” Farmer Sunil Gupta is not talking of mythical butterflies that will appear to guide me to the organic farm I am trying to locate amidst swathes of farmland, some lush with the standing paddy, some damaged in parts from last week’s strong winds, others dotted with vegetable patches or freshly ...

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Delicious, juicy summer fruit

There’s nothing more refreshing in summer than biting into a delicious and juicy fruit. What’s even better is that you can never over indulge in them, given their health benefits.So, if you wish to gorge on a generous doze of fruits this season, here is a list of top 5 must-haves…Pineapple: Though cutting a pineapple is an ardous task, it’s ...

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Harmful effects of mercury

Mercury poisoning is metal poisoning caused by exposure to mercury or its compounds. Exposure to mercury can result in impaired neurological development. It is particularly dangerous for pregnant women as well as children.Mercury poisoning was one of the topics discussed at the state level conference on ‘Health and Environment’ organized by MMM College of Health Science, Chennai on April 18.Dr. ...

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Significance of World Parkinson Day 2015

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative neurological disorder that causes a gradual loss of muscle control. The disease kills dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain that is responsible for planning and controlling body movement. Tremors, rigidity, slowness of movements and impaired balance are some of the characteristic symptoms of the disease. Dr. James Parkinson, a British physician, was the first ...

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Protecting eyes from UV rays

With temperatures soaring, taking proper care of our eyes is essential, feel Mumbai’s ophthalmologists. We spoke to Dr Keiki Mehta, ophthalmic surgeon, and Dr Nikhil V Nasta, consultant cataract and refractive surgeon to share some tips…Wear wrap-around UV sunglasses: Just like sunscreen stops harmful UV rays from damaging skin, UV treatment in eyeglass lenses blocks those same rays from damaging ...

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Pluck 200 hair to grow 1,200 new ones!

In a good news for men facing incessant hair loss, researchers have discovered that by plucking 200 hair strands in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up to 1,200 replacement hairs to grow! Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated this on a mouse. “It is a good example of how basic research can lead ...

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Protecting eyes from UV rays

With temperatures soaring, taking proper care of our eyes is essential, feel Mumbai’s ophthalmologists. We spoke to Dr Keiki Mehta, ophthalmic surgeon, and Dr Nikhil V Nasta, consultant cataract and refractive surgeon to share some tips…Wear wrap-around UV sunglasses: Just like sunscreen stops harmful UV rays from damaging skin, UV treatment in eyeglass lenses blocks those same rays from damaging ...

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Delicious, juicy summer fruit

There’s nothing more refreshing in summer than biting into a delicious and juicy fruit. What’s even better is that you can never over indulge in them, given their health benefits.So, if you wish to gorge on a generous doze of fruits this season, here is a list of top 5 must-haves…Pineapple: Though cutting a pineapple is an ardous task, it’s ...

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Revamp the kitchen

Kitchen is a true melting pot of flavours, aromas and time-tested culinary skills. So, keep it flawless by planning properly and keeping sufficient storage space.Tips on how to revamp kitchen:Keep a well-connected kitchen triangle that comprises stove, sink and the refrigerator. Maintain an open passage to ensure smooth and hassle-free cooking. Keep the setting spacious and fault-free, which can be ...

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Smartphones may alter function of human brain

Smartphones have become so integral to modern life, they may have altered the shape and function of the human brain, according to new research.Experts have discovered that people who use touchscreen phones on a daily basis have a larger and more powerful somatosensory cortex – the area at the centre of the brain which controls the thumbs. They think that ...

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