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Asthma in children could become worse if you live near a busy road

Asthma attacks in children, who live near a busy, major roadway or a playground, is often severe, suggests a new study. Long-time exposure to traffic-related pollution and dust has been linked to asthma in children. According to a research conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, children living within a football field’s length of major roadways had nearly three times the odds of paediatric asthma compared to children who lived four times farther away. It has been long known that smog and pollution can bring on an asthma attack…

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Living near trees makes people less stressed by boosting their brain

Living near an abundance of trees makes adults less stressed, according to new research. People who build their homes in the lap of mother nature may have a healthier brain and may be at lower risk of developing stress-related depression and anxiety disorders than those living near the urban green or wasteland, the research says. The findings showed that city dwellers are at a higher risk of psychiatric illnesses such as depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia than countryside dwellers. This is because life in a city is full of noise…

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Amazon opens largest fulfilment centre near Hyderabad

E-commerce giant Amazon on Thursday opened its largest fulfilment centre near Hyderabad with the view to enhance customer experience ahead of the festive season. The four lakh square feet facility with a massive storage capacity of 2.1 million cubic feet has come up at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad, about 20 km south of Hyderabad. This is Amazon’s fifth fulfilment centre in Telangana and the largest in India. Amazon has ramped up the storage capacity to 3.3 million cubic feet in Telangana to enable faster deliveries to customers…

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Weekend spots near Hyderabad within one hour drive

Hyderabad is an ideal place for weekend travellers. There are many places of religious and tourism importance just few kms away from the city which are frequented by people all through the year. The best way to explore these places is by hiring a taxi through one of the reliable car rentals in Hyderabad.  We have compiled a list of most popular spots around Hyderabad. Osman Sagar Lake: Osman Sagarlake, also known as Gandipet, is located at a distance of 22 Kms from Nampally Railway Station. It is a beautiful…

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Smartphone Use Near Bedtime May Lead to Poor Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep, better cut down on smartphone use near bedtime, suggests a new study that found longer average screen-time is associated with poor sleep quality and less sleep overall. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression. “Exposure to smartphone screens, particularly around bedtime, may negatively impact sleep,” the study said. For the study, Matthew Christensen from the University of California – San Francisco, US, and colleagues sought to test the hypothesis that increased screen-time may be associated with poor…

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Explore these Offbeat places near Shimla

Shimla always fascinates you in different ways no matter how many times you have been here. Apart from the common tourist spots there are many offbeat locations near Shimla that are not only more serene but offer marvelous abode into the nature. Shimla is one of the most preferred weekend getaways for Chandigarh residents. The drive up to this beautiful hill station takes only 3 hours from Chandigarh. You can easily get good options to book Chandigarh to Shimla cabs online. It is always fun to explore more of the…

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