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Reduced meat diet has several advantages, study suggests

New Delhi: Globally, food is responsible for a quarter of human greenhouse gas emissions. A large part of this is due to livestock farming. Animals convert only a small portion of the fed calories into the meat. Ruminants also produce methane, which further accelerates global warming. Furthermore, what we eat also has consequences for our health and animal welfare. When ...

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COVID patients on antidepressants are less likely to die: Study

Washington: A new study of health records from 87 health care centres across the United States found that people taking a class of antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) were less likely to die of COVID-19. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘JAMA Network Open’. The results add to a body of evidence indicating that ...

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Exclusive: Tips to stay healthy while fasting for Navratri

New Delhi: The auspicious occasion of Navratri is here, and everyone is excited to kick-start the festive season with glee and enthusiasm. The most awaited time of the year, Navratri marks the beginning of all the festivities. These 9 days are dedicated to worship the 9 forms of Goddess Durga, where people come together to celebrate with friends and family ...

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Exclusive: Your body symptoms can tell if you have COVID-19, Dengue or Malaria? Expert explains

New Delhi: With the onset of monsoon season vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria are rising but with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and similar symptoms that are seen in the three diseases, people are confused about how to figure out their cause of trouble.  Fever, headaches, body aches and fatigue are experienced in all three diseases. “A virus is responsible ...

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Kids should play outside to combat short-sightedness

Optometrists across the country say they are diagnosing higher numbers of children with short-sightedness (myopia) since the start of the pandemic. They put this down to less time spent outside due to Covid restrictions, more time spent on screens, and a drop-off in numbers of eye tests carried out during the pandemic. The College of Optometrists is calling for parents ...

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Is it safe to mix Protein powder with Hot milk?

New Delhi: Protein is one of the three primary macronutrients that our body needs for its functioning (the other two are carbohydrates and fats). While our body can store carbs and fats, it cannot store protein – that is why it is essential to consume protein on a daily basis. Protein helps in building muscles, strengthening bones, improving our metabolism, ...

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How Pfizer COVID vaccine cuts risk of Delta infection

New York: Despite causing a surge in infections that has resulted in thousands of hospitalisations and deaths, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is not particularly good at evading the antibodies generated by the Pfizer vaccine, according to a study. The findings, published in the journal Immunity, help explain why vaccinated people have largely escaped the worst of the delta surge. ...

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