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Fake tanning products don’t protect you from skin cancer

Sunless tanning or fake tanning products like sprays, ointments, creams, foams, or lotions that promise tan skin without increased risk of skin cancer do not actually help prevent cancer. A new study conducted by the researchers of the University of Minnesota Medical School sought to assess the demographic characteristics and skin cancer risk behaviours of adult sunless tanners. Other factors associated with sunless tanning included having a family history of skin cancer. Adults who used sunless tanning products were more likely to use indoor tanning beds and were less likely to wear protective…

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Read labels: Here’s how to find out if the food products you buy are truly organic

The demand for organic foods began with fruits and vegetables when there were reports of pesticide residues in them. However, the popularity of organic foods has now extended to food grains, pulses, tea, spices and even oilseeds. “Organic foods have gained popularity because people have become aware of their benefits. They contain no chemical pesticides and fertilizers and are grown naturally with manure or compost and only natural pesticides and insecticides are used,” said Dr. Saurabh Arora, MD (Auriga research and Director at Arbro Pharmaceuticals) and Founder of Food Safety…

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Dear moms-to-be, avoid use of these cosmetic products and creams during pregnancy

If you are an expectant mother in the first trimester, avoid use of cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines to protect the foetal brain development from chemicals that can trigger autism in your baby, say experts. Archana Dhawan Bajaj, gynecologist and obstetrician at Nurture IVF Centre, and Taruna Dua, consultant and gynecologist at Aakash Healthcare, have listed ingredients and products that should be avoided: * Make-up products like lipstick, lip gloss, lip balms, eyeliners, mascaras, deodorants, foundation, nail polish, body oil, talcum powder, hair removal products and hair dyes can cause a…

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Spotlight: Zyrobotics Creates Inclusive Educational Products

Not all kids learn the same. But Zyrobotics wants to make sure that all kids have the opportunity to learn in their own way. The company uses innovative technology to create educational technology for children that is truly inclusive. Read more about the company and its offerings in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What Zyrobotics Does Provides educational technology for children with differing abilities between the ages 3-12. Business Niche Offering an inclusive design. Founder and CTO, Dr. Ayanna Howard told Small Business Trends, “Our products engage both typical children as well as children…

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Anti-dumping duty on Chinese ceramic products likely

India is likely to levy anti- dumping duty of $1.04 per kg on import of Chinese ceramic table and kitchenware in an attempt to check cheap import from flooding the domestic market. The commerce ministry’s investigation arm – the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) – in its preliminary findings has concluded that the products were exported to India by Chinese firms below their normal value. The domestic industry has suffered material injury due to the dumping of “ceramic table and kitchenware, excluding knives and toilet items” from…

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PepsiCo to Launch 5 Products by Early Next Year

Beverages and snacks major PepsiCo India will launch up to five products by early 2017, intensifying its focus on nutrition and building a healthier portfolio of products. “We are moving as an organization towards creating a healthier portfolio, we have been working on developing products after understanding the local food palette and need for whole grains and nutrition in the Indian diet,” PepsiCo India VP-Nutrition Category Deepika Warrier told PTI. “We are looking at launching 4-5 new products by end this year or beginning of next year,” Warrier added. She…

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