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Experts shed myths of ‘Harlequin Ichthyosis’- a rare skin disorder

Bursting the myth of a rare genetic disease, which causes thickening of the skin, experts say that by rigorously following all the precautions and treatment, the newborns can lead a normal life. Harlequin Ichthyosis- is a very rare type of severe, inherited, genetic skin disorder and is characterised by thick white plates of skin with deep cracks, which are vulnerable to bacteria and other contaminants, putting the person at the risk of fatal infection. “The main cause of this rare genetic disorder is the mutation in a gene — the…

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‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cancer: Remember last year’s scary headline? “World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer.” Turns out, the science was not as dire as the headline made it sound. The WHO report said that eating 50 grams of processed meat every day (about one hot dog) increased the relative risk…

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Nutrition During Pregnancy: Debunking 5 Common Myths

One of the first changes a woman makes when she learns about her pregnancy is almost always diet related. Expecting mothers are surrounded by many relatives and friends who all offer so many different perspectives on what a pregnant woman should and should not eat that it can be very confusing for the mother-to-be. While our loved ones mean well, mothers-to-be should not follow any advice blindly when it comes to their diet.There are several myths and misconceptions about the kind of food expecting moms should consume and avoid. Here…

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‘Healthy’ Sweeteners, Protein-Powerhouse Quinoa and Other Nutrition Myths, Debunked

Is agave really better than white sugar? Will cleansing help my body detoxify? We all hunger for nutrition advice, but not all the advice you hear is worth believing. Here are the truths behind five common nutrition myths: Processed meat causes cancer: Remember last year’s scary headline? “World Health Organization Says Processed Meat Causes Cancer.” Turns out, the science was not as dire as the headline made it sound. The WHO report said that eating 50 grams of processed meat every day (about one hot dog) increased the relative risk…

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5 food myths every parent should know!

5 food myths every parent should know! (Getty Image) Here are some common food misconceptions that parents should know about… Myth 1: Sugary foods make kids hyperactive Various studies have concluded that there is no relationship between sugar and hyperactivity. Experts believe that children may behave in an uncontrollable manner not because of sugar rush but due to other factors like lack of sleep, poor diet with inadequate iron or lesser physical activity. Try giving your kids energy and nutrients through healthy snacks like whole wheat biscuits, etc. Myth 2:…

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