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Postpartum depression: What is it and how to deal with it

Written by Ishita Sengupta | New Delhi | Updated: May 14, 2017 6:25 pm There are times when women don’t even realise they’re going through postpartum depression, and that they can do something about it. (Source: Thinkstock Images) Motherhood, as most women would agree, is regarded as one of the …

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Chronicle of Age Foretold

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Published:May 14, 2017 12:02 am Here’s looking at you: Ishan, 6, suffers from a rare degenerative disease, progeria, that accelerates aging. (Photo: Amit Chakraborty) It’s 40 degrees in Jarewadi village, Satara, Maharashtra. Inside a tin-roofed brick house, there is just one cooler, which is always …

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Smoking marijuana can hamper your performance at school

By: IANS | Toronto | Published:May 12, 2017 10:39 pm Don’t let your kids to smoke Marijauana! (Source: ThinkStock images) Teenagers who regularly indulge in smoking marijuana may be less likely to get good grades in school as well as have decreased academic aspirations, according to a new study. The …

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Common cold troubles? Try zinc lozenges for quick relief

By: IANS | London | Published:May 12, 2017 6:40 pm Say goodbye to cold. (Source: File Photo) Taking zinc lozenges not exceeding 100 mg of elemental zinc per day may make recovery from common cold faster, suggests new research. Analysing three randomised controlled trials, the researchers found that zinc acetate …

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Common sweetener in low-calorie foods may increase obesity

By: IANS | New York | Published:May 12, 2017 1:49 pm The findings revealed that erythritol, found naturally in pears and watermelons and increasingly used as a food additive, can be metabolised by and even produced in the human body. (Source: File Photo) Sugar alcohol — erythritol — commonly used …

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