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Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils

Focused government policies can make India self-reliant in edible oils

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) With the right kind of policy initiatives by the government, the country can not only become self-reliant in terms of production but even export some of its indigenous edible oils like mustard oil.



76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

76 new antibiotic-resistant genes identified: Study

London, Oct 16 (IANS) Researchers have found 76 previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found while searching large volumes of bacterial DNA.

MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

MRI brain scans may help identify MS risk early in children

New York, Oct 15 (IANS) MRI brain scans may help identify children at high-risk of developing Mmultiple Sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, reveals a study.

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Neurological disease deaths up 36% in 25 years: Study

Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) The number of deaths due to neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, stroke and epilepsy has increased by 36.7 per cent worldwide between 1990 and 2015, a study says.

24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal

24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said as many as 24 people died due to dengue in the state in the last seven to eight months.

Ketone salts may slow down athletic performance

Ketone salts may slow down athletic performance

Toronto, Oct 12 (IANS) Want to increase your athletic performance by consuming additional nutritional salts? Think again, as researchers say ketone salts may inhibit, rather than improve, athletic performance during high-intensity exercises like running 10 km or cycling up a hill.

Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

Developing resilience may help kids combat bullying

New York, Oct 12 (IANS) Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of "resilience".

Less than 20 per cent urban kids in India eat fruits once a day: Survey

Less than 20 per cent urban kids in India eat fruits once a day: Survey

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Only 18 per cent of urban children in grade six to 10 in India eat fruits every day, show results of a survey, revealing poor eating habits of a vast majority of kids in the country.

Oil in salads may boost its nutritional benefits

Oil in salads may boost its nutritional benefits

New York, Oct 10 (IANS) Love to eat salads? Adding a spoonful or two of soybean oil as dressing may help you derive the optimal nutritional benefit from your veggies, suggests a research.

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

Stigma barring Indian workers from seeking mental health care

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Chronic stress stemming from the workplace can lead to mental health disorders, but they often stay untreated because of the social stigma attached to it, causing damage to an individual's health and career, health experts have warned. 

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