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Going Down Under

Written by Himadri Shekhar | Published:March 19, 2017 12:00 am (Illustration: Subrata Dhar) I arrived in Sydney in January 2016. I uprooted my relatively stable 12-year-old life in Bangalore. I left my job, sold my car. The idea was simple — find a job, settle down and live. It was …

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Maternal Vitamin D levels may prevent autism in kids

By: IANS | Sydney | Updated: March 18, 2017 2:42 pm Autism describes lifelong developmental disabilities including difficulty to communicate with others. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Intake of Vitamin D supplements during the first trimester of pregnancy is likely to prevent the development of autism traits in children, researchers found in …

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World Sleep Day: 7 foods for a good night's sleep

Prev Quality sleep is the pre-requisite of a healthy life. Nobody wants to suffer from ‘sleep-crisis’ in this mechanical world and everybody looks for the right ingredient for proper sleep. As 17th March is observed as World Sleep Day, let us browse through some health-friendly food items that lead to …

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Your addiction to drugs may cause tooth decay

By: IANS | Sydney | Published:March 17, 2017 5:48 pm Effects of drugs! (Source: Thinkstock Images) If you are addicted to drugs, you may be at greater risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease than people with no substance use disorders, a study has showed. ALSO READ | Smoking pot …

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Protein linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) identified

By: IANS | London | Published:March 17, 2017 8:00 pm Normally, the protein inhibits an important signal pathway of the cell, the so-called Ras/ERK-MAP kinase cascade. (Source: Thinkstock images) Researchers have found that the absence of a protein could trigger obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that can lead to repetitive ritualised behaviour …

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Eating broccoli may lower prostate cancer risk

By: IANS | New York | Published:March 17, 2017 5:05 pm Broccoli also protects from skin cancer. (Source: Thinkstock Images) An increased consumption of cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, that are high in sulforaphane may lower the risk of developing prostate cancer, a study has claimed. Among men, prostate cancer …

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At a glance: Key highlights of the National Health Policy 2017

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:March 16, 2017 10:20 pm The National Health Policy, 2017, will address current and emerging challenges rising from changing socio-economic, technologican and epidemiological environments. (File Photo) The National Health Policy, 2017, was approved by the Union Cabinet Wednesday, two years after a …

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