Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Frequent usage of kitchen towels could be putting families at risk of food poisoning, according to new research. Bacterial build-up was measured on 100 towels over the course of a month during an experiment by scientists at the University of Mauritius. Researchers found bacteria growth on 49 towels, with more than a third testing positive for coliforms, the group of species of which E.coli is a member

Repeated use of kitchen towels can cause food poisoningMulti-use of kitchen towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests. Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as […]

Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests study

A new study found that drinking soda daily increases your risk of dying from any cause

Ditch carbonated drinks if you want to live longer, suggests studySoda lover? Can’t go a day without cooling down via a carbonated drink? Or is soda just your go-to beverage? You might want to reconsider. That’s because according to a new study, people who drink two or more glasses of any kind of soda on a daily basis has a higher chance of dying from […]

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work

Sitting for long periods of time has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, but a new study suggests that not all types of sitting are equally unhealthy

#WorldHeartDay: Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at workThe study, led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that leisure-time sitting (while watching TV), but not sitting at work, was associated with a greater risk of heart disease and death among the study’s more than 3,500 participants. The study also found that moderate-to-vigorous exercise may reduce or eliminate […]

PMC to implement ‘cool roof program’ to reduce health risks of air pollution

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) entered an agreement with the NRDC, and the IIPH-G, to work in creation and implementation of an air quality management system. It will implement a system of cool roofs programme for climate resilience homes in select houses

PMC to implement ‘cool roof program’ to reduce health risks of air pollutionThe Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), on July 9, entered an agreement with the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), and the Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar (IIPH-G), to work in creation and implementation of an air quality management system. Moreover, it will implement a system of cool roofs programme for climate resilience homes in […]

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease risk

Eating at odd times of the day disrupts the skin’s biological clock, and impacts the effectiveness of enzymes which protect against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. People who either have jet lag or work night shifts could be damaging their health in the long-term

New study reveals late night snacking tied to diabetes, heart disease riskAre you fond of munching into some snacks late in the night? According to a latest study, this habit of yours may put you in the risk of heart diseases and diabetes by raising levels of harmful blood fats. The findings are published in the journal Experimental Physiology, said those in the shift-based job could […]

Facilitate smoking cessation through effective policies not bans, states survey

The central government has disclosed its intention to ban e-cigarettes instead of working towards regulating it. The question that arises here is, wouldn’t it be odd to ban e-cigarettes when there is no such ban on tobacco cigarettes? Smokers in India are the least informed across the globe on the harm and risks to their health due to smoking.

Facilitate smoking cessation through effective policies not bans, states surveyThe government has been taking several steps towards discouraging tobacco consumption and reducing the risk of cancer. The state of Rajasthan is also conducting a study to understand the impact of nicotine as harm reduction tool. However, these steps would be futile if the government doesn’t work towards smoking cessation by providing regulated nicotine alternatives, […]

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease

The findings showed that compared to married patients, being unmarried was associated with 24 per cent higher risk of death from any cause and 45 per cent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. And specifically, the risk of heart attack was 40 percent higher for those who were never married, the study said

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart diseaseIn a new paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, he and his team remark that while there is good evidence to suggest that divorced people are more likely to die prematurely, it is not clear whether marital status makes a difference to cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart disease. They also […]

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

The laxity of Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) exposed people to inferior quality drugs between 2012 and 2017. A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report revealed that delay in recalling 25 per cent of drugs marked Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) exposed public to health risk. About 1,006 cases of sub-standard drugs were reported between 2012 and 2017, but FDA failed to recall most of these drugs

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugsThe country’s top auditor has found the state’s food and drug watchdog slacking on the job as it thoroughly neglected its basic responsibility of checking consumables and cosmetics for quality through regular tests and inspections. A report tabled by the CAG in the state legislature on Wednesday revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed pharmacies […]

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govt

Recently, there has been a rise in food adulteration. The Bombay High Court has pulled up the state government over the use of pesticides being sprayed over fruits and vegetables. The other issue, the High Court wished to highlight was the antibiotic injections being used on chickens to make them appear plump. The High Court questioned the state government whether such food is safe to eat

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govtIs the chicken people consume safe? How safe are the grains and vegetables people consume? The Bombay High Court raised these questions in front of the state government. Day by day there is an increase in food adulteration, this can become a health risk to people. The Citizen Circle for Social Welfare and Education, filed […]

Drinking hot tea can increase risk of esophageal cancer

Drinking hot tea on a regular basis is linked to esophageal cancer in people who also smoke and drink alcohol habitually. Esophageal cancer was already known to be linked to drinking alcohol and smoking, but those risks are heightened by the addition of daily cups of hot tea, researchers discovered

Drinking hot tea can increase risk of esophageal cancerAcross the world, hot tea is a much-loved drink; Euromonitor International estimate that around 2.9 million tons of tea were consumed in 2016 alone. This comes as no surprise, seeing that teas are tasty and can bring many health benefits, often brought about by the antioxidant effects of compounds such as polyphenols. However, a recent […]