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Yogurt is dangerous for you !

Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed. The findings, led by researchers from Britain's University of Leeds, showed that yogurt products, particularly organic yogurt and those marketed towards children, contain high sugar levels. In the study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers analysed over 900 types of yogurt and yogurt products and found that fewer than one in 10 (9 per cent) qualified as low sugar -- almost none of which were in the children's category.

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SC lifts ban on Saridon, two other drugs for now

The Supreme court on Monday lifted a ban on the manufacture and sale of Piramal's painkiller Saridon and two other drugs - Piriton and Dart - for now. These drugs were part of the 328 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs whose manufacture, distribution and sale was banned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 12.

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Is social media driving pregnancy phobia

Horror stories of childbirth shared by new mothers on online forums and social media platforms like Facebook could be driving the rise in tokophobia -- a pathological terror of pregnancy and childbirth -- leading to more C-section requests and abortions, a media report said. "You just have to Google childbirth and you're met with a tsunami of horror stories," BBC Health quoted Catriona Jones, a lecturer at the University of Hull as saying. If you go to any online forums, "there are women telling their stories of childbirth - 'Oh, it was terrible', 'it was a bloodbath', 'this and that happened'. I think that can be quite frightening for women to engage with and read about," she added.

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Wah..Indians have added 11 years to their lives

It may be at the 130th spot among 189 countries in the latest Human Development Index released Friday by the United Nations Development Programme, but India's health is surely improving. Within South Asia, India's human development index (HDI) value is above the average of 0.638 for the region, with Bangladesh and Pakistan, countries with similar population size, being ranked 136 and 150 respectively.Between 1990 and 2017, India's life expectancy at birth increased by nearly 11 years, with even more significant gains in expected years of schooling

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Parrikar decides to quit as CM due to poor health, BJP team to visit Goa today

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has offered to resign due to his poor health. According to sources, Parrikar has conveyed his decision to PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah saying it is difficult for him to continue. BJP central team is expected to arrive in Goa soon to oversee political developments and speak to its party leaders, as well as assure allies over the future course of action, party sources said on Friday. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on condition of anonymity said that Parrikar has already apprised the party high command of his health condition during a telephonic conversation on Friday evening. "He has apprised the high command of his health status. When the central leaders visit Goa, they will be meeting BJP leaders, allies as well as Parrikar himself to discuss the leadership issue," the party leader said.

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HIV rocks India.. 2100000 Indians have killer disease, Maharashtra tops

Maharashtra has the highest number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in India which is around 3.30 lakh, contributing 15 per cent of total immunodeficiency virus-affected people in the country which is 21.40 lakh, according to the latest data by Health and Family Welfare Ministry. Nationally, around 69.11 thousand PLHIV died of AIDS-related causes in 2017. The report "HIV Estimations 2017" released on Friday compiled by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-National Institute of Medical Statistics (NIMS) is the 14th round in the series of HIV Estimations under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). According to the report, Andhra Pradesh (2.70 lakh), Karnataka (2.47 lakh) and Telangana (2.04 lakh) were the other states with high prevalence of PLHIV. In adult HIV prevalence, Mizoram has the highest in the country at 2.04 per cent, followed by Manipur at 1.43 per cent and Nagaland at 1.15 per cent. Lowest adult HIV prevalence was in Jammu & Kashmir.

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India's poor show in HDI..ranks 130 out of 189 after moving up 1 notch

Amid existing disparities, India has climbed one notch to 130 out of 189 countries in the latest human development rankings released on Friday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). India's Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2017 is 0.640, which put the country in the medium human development category. Francine Pickup, Country Director, UNDP India, noted the steady progress made by India in improving its HDI value. "The success of India's national development schemes like ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao', ‘Swachh Bharat', ‘Make in India', and initiatives aimed at universalising school education and healthcare will be crucial in ensuring that the upward trend on human development accelerates," Pickup said. The overall trend globally is towards continued human development improvements. Between 1990 and 2017, India's HDI value has increased from 0.427 to 0.640, an increase of nearly 50 per cent.

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Regrow your lost hair..Magical device is here..know details, don't miss

Researchers have developed a flexible, wearable LED photostimulator that could speed up hair growth in mice, an advancement that can one day be used on human skin to stimulate hair growth. A team led by Keon Jae Lee, scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), fabricated an ultra-thin array of flexible vertical micro-light-emitting diodes (µLEDs). The array consisted of 900 red µLEDs on a chip slightly smaller than a postage stamp and only 20 µm thick. Alopecia is considered an aesthetic, psychological, and social issue among modern people. Although laser

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Good news: This diet will increase your age

Adhering to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grain bread, nuts, olive oil and canola oil may help you live longer, a new study has found.

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News24 Editor-in-Chief will share her healthy recipes..Watch Sehat Ki Rasoi only on News24

She is a journalist par excellence. Top politicians sweat when she grills them with incisive questions. She is News24 Editor-in-Chief Anurradha Prasad. We all know about her grilling abilities as far as journalism is concerned. What we do not know is the fact that she is equally adept to grilling in the cookery sense too. She has now decided to share her healthy recipes with you. Book your date now and get an insight into the culinary skills of this media tycoon. So don't forget to watch "Sehat Ki Rasoi" at 1:28 pm only on News24 on Tuesday September 11. What she will cook, is a secret that will only be out at the above mentioned date and time.

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