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From Baia do Sancho to Playa Norte, here’s a list of world’s top 10 beaches

  Want an international beach holiday? We round up the 10 best beaches in the world. Which one do you think has bagged the first spot? With winter gone and two months into the new year, it is time you had a relaxed beach holiday. No, we are not talking about Goa or Pondicherry. We are talking of places where the sand is a soft white and the water, crystal blue. Shortlisted by TripAdvisor, we list the top 10 beaches that you need to visit at least once. Baia do…

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Green tea variations, toxins harming kid’s development and 76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

This week was packed with some very shocking yet important health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. 76% of world’s population obese About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. Are toxins silently harming our kid’s development? A child policy review study in US has reported that babies under two years of age are 10 times more vulnerable to chemicals than adults. Destress your 2017 with these 10 green tea variations Adding to your…

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76% of world’s population ‘overfat’

About 5.5 billion people -up to 76% of the world’s population -are `over fat’, warn researchers. They said that the new pandemic had overtaken the planet and argued for a change in global health efforts against chronic and metabolic diseases. The researchers, including those from Auckland University of Technology, have put forth a specific notion of overfat, a condition of having sufficient excess body fat to impair health. They argued that how, in addition to those who were overweight and obese, others falling into the overfat category included normal weight…

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World’s first Chikungunya vaccine developed

US researchers have developed a vaccine for chikungunyafever made from an insect-specific virus that does not have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective. The study indicated that the vaccine quickly produces a strong immune defense and completely protects mice and nonhuman primates from disease when exposed to the chikungunya virus. The findings were published in journal of Nature Medicine. “This vaccine offers efficient, safe and affordable protection against chikungunya and builds the foundation for using viruses that only infect insects to develop vaccines against other insect-borne…

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Health Weekly Roundup: Diwali air over north India world’s worst, air pollution behind 1 in 10 under-5 deaths, new breast cancer cases to rise to 3.2 mn a year by 2030

This week was filled with important medical discoveries, researches and health news. To ensure that you don’t miss any, we bring you a weekly roundup. Here is this week’s aggregation of the latest news stories on health, fitness and diet. Delhi chokes on worst Nov smog in many years The air quality index for 4 pm on November 2 was 432, in the “severe” category, while the index on October 31 (post Diwali) was 445. At 14 times the safe limit, Ggn breathes fire Concentration of PM 2.5 touched the…

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Diwali Air Over North India Was World’s Worst

Over the Diwali weekend of 2016, India’s air quality was among the world’s worst, between 40 per cent and 100 per cent worse in five north Indian cities than at the same time the preceding year, according to global air pollution data, and an IndiaSpend analysis of national data and its own #Breathe network of sensors. On October 30 and 31 this year, from 9 pm to the wee hours of the next morning, North India — especially parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar — recorded PM 2.5 levels…

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