NCERT: No increase in price of books

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Tuesday clarifies that it is not planning to increase the price of the books. “Certain speculative reports about price hike of NCERT books are likely to be exploited by some elements for hoarding and profiteering by creating an artificial shortage of books. No such increase an s likely,” NCERT Director Hrushikesh Senapati said in statement. The statement comes at a time when it was some media reports said that the council is planning to increase price of its books which…

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Home remedies to increase platelet count

Increase platelet count at home! Known as thrombocytopenia in medical terms, low platelet count is a health disorder in which your blood platelets are lower than normal. Platelets are the tiniest among the blood cells, much smaller than red and white blood cells. They aid in blood clotting and help in preventing blood loss from the body, in case of injury. With a life span of 5 to 9 days, they are present in a very large number in our body. Reasons of low platelet count Loss of platelets is…

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Do you spend a lot of hours in office? It may increase irregular heart rhythm risk

Working long hours affects your health in many ways. It affects your eyes, and can even lead to cancer . Now, a new research has shown that it may increase the risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm – known as atrial fibrillation – as well as contribute to the development of stroke and heart failure. The findings showed that, compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours, those who worked 55 hours or more were approximately 40% more likely to develop atrial fibrillation. “A 40% increased extra risk…

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Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead of cutting back calories, it makes you eat more. Now, new research has linked artificial sweeteners with long-term weight gain and increased risk of obesity. The findings showed that artificial sweeteners or non-nutritive sweeteners may have negative effects on metabolism, gut…

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Poor Night Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk: How To Get Better Sleep According To Scientists

Long periods of poor sleep can boost levels of proteins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers of a new study have revealed. Sleep And Alzheimer’s Disease In the study published in the journal Brain, Yo-El Ju, from the Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues found evidence suggesting that quality sleep is crucial for helping the body clear away amyloid and tau. The compounds are believed to cause Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic deprivation of quality sleep over long periods can raise the likelihood of amyloid and tau building up and…

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Cycling to Work May Help Beat Stress and Increase Your Work Output

To lead a healthy lifestyle, other than minding your diet, you also need to make an effort to partake in physical activities. This is a habit that you need to make consciously. Be it walking, running, yoga, aerobics or swimming, even 30 minutes of some sort of activity daily can take you a long way to staying healthy. Even cycling around can work wonders to pump up those happy hormones. What if you cycled to work? According to a new study, cycling to office can help reduce stress and improve your…

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Childhood Depression May Increase the Risk of Addiction Later in Life

Depression is not just a bad phase, but a serious mental disorder that needs to be treated like any other ailments. Due to the social stigma attached to mental illnesses, there has been a general lack of awareness and understanding about them. Researchers and health experts are making great efforts to help us learn more about depression and how it affects the way we think and act. A recent study, conducted by researchers from the University Medical Center Groninge in Netherlands, particularly focuses on childhood depression. According to it, children who suffer from depression or attention-deficit hyperactivitydisorder (ADHD)…

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Pills Used to Treat Indigestion and Heartburn May Increase the Risk of Death

A new study, published in the journal BMJ Open, warns that a certain type of medication commonly used to treat heartburn, ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems may increase the risk of early death if taken for a prolonged period of time. These drugs are known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) and are often prescribed for serious medical conditions such as upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding, gastroesophageal reflux disease and oesophageal cancer. But people may purchase lower doses as over-the-counter medicines to treat heartburn and indigestion. Although it is recommended to take PPIs for a…

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