From Imperial College London : Vegetables and fruits that definitely prolong life
Feb23

From Imperial College London : Vegetables and fruits that definitely prolong life

Research concluded at Imperial College, London, has proven that eating about ten portions of veges and fruits on a daily basis prolong life and enhance vitality. A portion of veges and fruits is calculated as 80g or 3oz which is equivalent to one pear, one small banana or a heaped full tablespoon of spinach or peas. The study concluded that such healthy eating could reduce yearly premature deaths (death before age 70) by about 7.8...

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Free drinks control in Europe: French government bans unlimited refills of sugary drinks
Jan31

Free drinks control in Europe: French government bans unlimited refills of sugary drinks

In a bid to save the country from a growing incidence of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like obesity and diabetes, the government of France has banned restaurants and other places offering services to the public from serving unlimited amount of sugary drinks. It has become a crime in France to offer unlimited amounts of sugary drinks for free or at fixed amount. To encourage cut down on sugar drinks consumption, the WHO recommends...

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Application for diagnosing malaria now available as an app
Jan19

Application for diagnosing malaria now available as an app

By the day technology keeps growing and expanding to explore possibilities in previously unchartered waters. This is the case with the xRAPID-Lab app , an application on the apple store that automatically counts the number of malaria parasites and red blood cells on plasmodium falciparum culture mediums. xRAPID-Lab application is a product of the UK based Medtech company xRapid.The application initially designed for laboratories where...

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How to prepare oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children-Part 1
Jan15

How to prepare oral rehydration solution (ORS) for children-Part 1

Introduction to hydration/dehydration Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Anyone may become dehydrated, but the condition is especially dangerous for young children and older adults. What is the normal level of hydration? Water is the most abundant body constituent. It accounts for 75 – 80% of the...

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How to prepare Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for children- Part2
Jan10

How to prepare Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for children- Part2

Early recognition and prompt treatment of dehydration is key to halting the progression of dehydration to the severe form and preventing the fatalities associated with increased severity. As stated before, oral rehydration solution is essential to managing a child with mild dehydration. Consequently, after you as a parent has recognised that your child is dehydrated from the signs highlighted earlier, the next step is administering...

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