J&K nullifies employees mediclaim policy

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered revocation of the Group Mediclaim Insurance Policy for its employees starting from midnight December 31, following reports of irregularities in its allotment. An order issued by the state government here said: “Sanction is hereby accorded to the revocation/withdrawal of government order number 406-FD of 2018 issued on September 9 regarding the…

Exposure to pets during infancy reduce allergies later in life, finds study

Children who live with pets when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies and other diseases later in childhood, a Swedish study found. The study sought to learn about the possible benefits of germ exposure to infantsliving with pets in their home. For the study, the researchers from the University of Gothenburg included 1,029 children who were either seven…

Health burden from long-term ozone exposure

A novel method has been utilised by a new study in three major regions of the world to estimate long-term ozone exposure to quantify the health burden from long-term ozone exposure. According to the ANI report, the study has been published in the Journal of Environmental Research Letters. At the Duke University, the researchers estimated that 266,000…

Newer forms of birth control pills can reduce risk of ovarian cancer, says study

The latest form of birth control pills can reduce risk of ovarian cancer just like the older forms of pills, suggested a recent research. According to the scientists, the protective effect of the newer pills containing lower doses of oestrogens and different progestogens increased over time and remained for several years even after the women stopped popping…

Include these 9 foods in your diet to prevent dehydration this summer

1. 9 foods to stay hydrated Eating juicy fruits and vegetables and healthy foods like yogurt can save you from summer woes like dehydration, skin sensitivity, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, suggest experts. Manoj Kutteri, Wellness Director at Atmantan Wellness Centre, and Raheela Hasan, health and nutrition specialist, Director and Founder at Fitrition –…

Why Do We Eat A Lot When Sad Or Depressed; Science Has An Answer

There are times when we are low, sad or even depressed and this emotional breakdown may lead to emotional eating, wherein, you tend to eat more than the required calories you would need in a day. In a fast paced life, people tend to feel isolated and that’s when they find solace in nothing but…

How To Overcome Drug Addiction And Begin Your Life Anew

If you’ve decided that drug addiction is holding you back in life and you’re ready to make changes that will lead to a more empowered, productive mode of living, now is the time to implement strategies that will help you overcome your substance abuse issue. Below you’ll find five strategies that you can implement to…