Frequent Infections During Infancy May Lead to Gluten Allergy

  is a serious condition that affects many due to consuming wheat or wheat-based products. This form of allergy could result in serious health consequences if proper care is not taken. So what really is the cause of the disease, know as Celiac disease? Research points to genes, but according to a new study done by Institute for Diabetes Research at Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany, infections during early life could also be associated with increased risk of gluten intolerance or celiac disease later in life. The study, published in…

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8 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy During Office Hours

A regular 9-to-5 desk job, sitting all day in an air-conditioned cabin, is what majorly constitutes an office for most of us. Office life can often get hectic, with no signs of stopping or slowing down. Work keeps piling up and the 40-hour workweek hardly seems enough. All this adds up to nothing but higher stress levels, unhealthy lifestyles and irregular eating habits. As such one tends to cash-in on unhealthy snacks that are available in tuck shops like chips, crackers, biscuits, and namkeens. The calories we consume are far…

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Children of Obese Mothers May Have Higher Risk of Fatty Liver During Teens

Maternal obesity does not only increase the risk of several pregnancy complications like gestational diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure or sleep apnea but it can also put the health of the child at risk. Obesity in pregnancy can have a negative impact on health later in life for the mother and the child. Children have a risk of future obesity and heart disease. According to a new study, published in the journal of Hepatology, children born to obese mothers are  twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents….

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals During Pregnancy Can Increase Child’s Asthma Risk

The use of plastic and its products has received a lot of flak from health experts. A lot of research and scientific studies have shown that plastics can leach chemicals when they are heated, damaged or used regularly for a very long time. Certain chemicals used to make plastic products like such as bisphenol A (BPA) have also been regarded as carcinogen for humans.A new study suggests that exposure to the toxic chemicals in plastic during pregnancy can impact your child’s health. According to the study, published in the Journal of Allergy…

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Vitamin B levels during pregnancy linked to child’s risk for eczema, study says

Lower levels of a form of vitamin B during pregnancy may increase the risk for eczema in children, according to researchers in England. Low levels of nicotinamide and related tryptophan metabolites — levels which can be maintained with a proper diet — play a role in development of eczema during pregnancy, University of Southampton researchers report in a study published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy. The finding confirms what researchers say has been a long-held theory that the skin condition originates during development in the womb, and that…

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Older adults benefit from laughter during exercise programs

They say laughter is the best medicine, and researchers say incorporating intentional laughter into exercise programs increases their health benefit for older adults. Simulated laughter techniques added to a strength, balance and flexibility workout improved older adults’ performance in an exercise program and significantly improved their enjoyment, making it more likely they would participate in physical activity and classes more often, report researchers at Georgia State University. Laughter has physical benefits, and in many cases has an effect on the muscles used during exercise programs designed for older adults, the…

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Live! ISIS planned for more operatives, targets during Paris attacks

18:19  WHO declares Sri Lanka malaria free: Sri Lanka was today declared malaria-free by the World Health Organisation which called it a “remarkable public health achievement”. WHO certified the tropical island nation of having eliminated malaria — a life-threatening disease caused by mosquito bites. “Sri Lanka’s achievement is truly remarkable. In the mid 20th century it was among the most malaria affected countries,” WHO Regional Director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh said. Sri Lanka is the second country in the WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate malaria after Maldives. The Regional Committee…

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How to Store Spices and Masalas During Monsoon: 5 Smart Tips

What makes Indian cuisine a lip-smacking affair is undeniably the smattering of spices and masalas that we so lovingly put into our food. From garam masalas to paanch phoran, our repertoire of whole spices and spice mixes has only broadened over the years. This is more so in today’s time with every grocery store offering an extensive range of ready-made masalas to make life easier. Therefore, dishing out different kinds of curries, stir-fries and other delicacies are possible at the drop of a hat. Spices are essential ingredients in the…

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