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Not homemade remedies, proper medication is the only way to beat head lice

A child, who constantly scratches his /her head, becomes a social embarrassment for the parents. This situation puts parents in a difficult situation in public places. The infestation of head lice causes the major itching in the head. Though this problem is commonly observed in the school-going children, adults are also not protected from it. […]

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Teens who seek solitude may know what’s best for them

Exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes a week beneficial to infants, says study  

In Indian tradition, it is a well-known practice to massage an infant and then keep him/her in the sunlight for a while. This is done to give the baby adequate exposure to sunlight. Now, a study done by doctors at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi shows this custom really does benefit infants.  […]

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Not homemade remedies, proper medication’s the only way to beat head lice

A child, who constantly scratches his /her head, becomes a social embarrassment for the parents. This situation puts parents in a difficult situation in public places. The infestation of head lice causes the major itching in the head. Though this problem is commonly observed in the school going children, adults are also not protected from […]

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ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

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40% students in NCR region obese, says study

Warning: Weight-based bias can date back to childhood and takes a serious toll

A very slender friend recently admitted to me that she “can’t stand to be around fat people.” Her reaction is almost visceral, and it prompts her to avoid social and professional contact with people who are seriously overweight. Although she can’t pinpoint the source of her feelings, she said they go back as far as […]

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