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The Accidental Tea Bag: Ever Wondered Who Invented the Tea Bag?

  Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. A number of varieties of tea exist worldwide – green tea, black tea or flavoured teas like the lemongrass tea . A cup of tea has become a part of our daily lives and our culture. Earlier, tea used to be made in large pots. Hot water was poured over a bunch of tea leaves even to make a single cup. It is believed that this led to wastage of tea and that is where the story of the teabag comes…

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Amazon issues refund to customers who bought phoney eclipse glasses

E-commerce giant Amazon is offering refunds to customers who purchased eclipse glasses from the platform and warned them not to use the spectacles to view the total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21. The company began notifying the buyers about the “unverified” glasses on Saturday. Those who did not receive a recall email are safe to use the ones they purchased, CNET reported on Sunday. “We recommend that you do not use this product to view the sun or the eclipse,” the email issuing the warning read. Amazon…

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Infants who are peanut-sensitised or have peanut allergy are not necessarily allergic: Study

“This is a very exciting development for those of us who have been treating an increasing number of kids with peanut allergies in the past 25 years,” said Amal Assa’ad, Managing Director, ACAAI Food Allergy Committee, US. “To be able to offer parents a way of reducing the risk of their children developing peanut allergies is remarkable and of real importance.”   The authors recognised early introduction of peanut-containing foods may seem to depart from recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding through six months. Introduction of peanuts did not affect the length…

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WHO Study Indicate Hike in Depression Cases By 20 Per Cent: 6 Habits We Need to Stop Today

The rise in depression cases has become an alarming concern across the globe, especially in the last decade or so, where we see umpteen young adults, college students and adults falling prey to the mental illness. Another startling report published by World Health Organisation (WHO) earlier this year, has taken the entire global mental health circuit by shock. “These new figures are a wake-up call for all countries to re-think their approach to mental health and to treat it with the urgency that it deserves,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret…

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Girls Who Face Early Menstruation At The Risk of Premature Menopause: Study

A new study published in the Journal Human Production indicates the risk that women who get their period early and those who’ve never had a child face. The study shows that women who have their periods before the age of 12 and those who have not borne a child till the age of 35, face the risk of early menopause. The age at which a girl gets her first period and the age at which women hit menopause are important key factors that determine the overall reproductive health. Moreover, the risk…

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Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany. Having full-time custody of grandchildren can have a negative effect on health, but occasional helping can be beneficial for seniors, the researchers write in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. “Having no contact with grandchildren at all can negatively impact the health of grandparents,” said lead author Sonja Hilbrand, doctoral student in the department of…

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