Wednesday, 15 August, 2018

Topic: Health

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Who will be the next king of vaccines — India or China?

Although India leads China in vaccine production and export, China has achieved full immunisation rates.
A cheeseburger and french fries

Your child’s burger-and-Netflix binge has India on the edge of a crisis

A quarter of patients undergoing bariatric surgery for obesity-associated diseases were overweight as children, a study has found.

Increasing taxes on alcohol will add 500 healthy years to every 10 lakh people: WHO study

Study by WHO researchers found that taxation most cost-effective way of reducing alcohol effects; based on data from 16 countries, including India.
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Modi govt takes U-turn on e-cigarettes, says no plan to ban import

But minister tells Lok Sabha that e-cigarettes are harmful for both active and passive users.

South Delhi herbal clinic ‘cures’ couple it declared HIV positive, is fined by consumer court

Court also fines Mumbai lab that ‘conducted' test Rs 25,000 for falsely misleading couple.
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New way to predict heart attacks: A high-resolution camera that peeps into your arteries

The procedure, called OCT, is done in addition to a normal angiography, and produces a three-dimensional image from inside the heart.
Physical exercise stimulates brain development and academic performance | pixabay

Exercise your way to better grades

Physically fit children have greater volume of grey matter that leads to enhanced academic performance, suggests study. 
The government has made it mandatory for chemists to display generic drugs | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Why India is not ready for Modi government’s generic medicines-only diktat

Blatantly fostering generics will boomerang sooner or later if the regulatory system for quality checks is not made robust.
A 'latte art' fern pattern sits on the surface of a cup of coffee in the U.K. | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Research check: does drinking coffee help you live longer?

While there is an association between coffee consumption and a lower risk of death, we still can’t say coffee was the only cause of it.
Health challenge

PM Modi says yoga powerful unifying force in strife-torn world

He said World Yoga Day had become the biggest mass movement across the globe "in the quest for good health and wellbeing". Dehradun: Prime Mi...

Modi’s I-Day speech: Should ISRO focus on human spaceflight or refine robotic missions?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech announced a manned mission to space by 2022. This comes over half a century after Americans, Russian...