Researchers find 'sweet' solution to purify contaminated water

NK Health, Toronto, Nov 15 : Indian-origin researchers at York University in Toronto have developed a solution for water treatment that uses only naturally available antimicrobial substances and sugar.

The paper strip solution called "DipTreat" is laced with sugar to kill E. coli bacteria in contaminated water.

"We were able to efficiently remove almost 90 per cent of bacteria by dipping the special paper strip, DipTreat, in contaminated water samples," said one of the researchers Sushanta Mitra.

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Dear boss, pay attention to your angry employees

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov.15 : Dear bosses if you are not concern about your employees' emotion then it may cost you billions of dollars as the latter may indulge in unethical workplace behavior, ranging from tardiness to theft, says a study.

The new research suggests that it is important for supervisors to pay attention to employees' emotions especially when the emotion is anger as they are more likely to engage in unethical behavior at work, even if the source of their anger is not job-related.

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Children's Day Special: Five easy workouts for kids

When most adults speak about exercise, they imagine hitting the gym, running on a treadmill or lifting weights. But for kids, exercise is all about being physically active.

So this Children's Day, Gympik, an online fitness discovery platform, has come up with five easy workouts for kids, focusing on their healthy life.

Give it a look:

Jumping Jacks: It increases metabolism, strengthens joints and core muscles.

Squats: It helps improving body strength, legs, tighten buttock and core.

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Skipping breakfast, insufficient sleep increases risk of obesity

According to a new research, child obesity is linked to multiple factors such as mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep.

All three issues appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese. Since they are early life factors, they can be modified and the research highlights the possibility that prompt intervention could curb the growth in childhood obesity.

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Pollution is affecting your skin- Fix It!

The excess amount of pollution not only threatens our health, but also our skin, causing premature ageing, wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dark patches and spots.

Chemical pollutants in air disrupt the normal balances of the skin and scalp, leading to problems like dryness, sensitivity, rashes, acne, irritative or allergic reactions, dandruff and related conditions. They also make the skin and hair dull, lacking vitality.

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Gold nanoparticles helps in delivering drugs into cancer cells

A recent research found that gold nanoparticles helps in delivering a drug right into the heart of cancer cells,

According to the new laboratory research, transferring effective drugs into cancer cells, particularly to where the chromosomes are stored, was one of the biggest hurdles in treating cancer. Gold nano-particles have proven to be well suited to being absorbed into cells, safely delivering drugs that could otherwise be blocked.

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Child's academic performance linked to gestational age

How your child performs in school has got a strong link with his/her gestational age, finds a recent study.

The study indicates that being born either too early or too late is likely to affect their academic performance.

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India to host Conference on Tobacco Control today

India is set to host the crucial global tobacco control conference today for the first time, where it will push for incorporating smokeless tobacco as an agenda.

The Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties to World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will begin today at Greater Noida.

Health Ministry officials said, about 1,500 delegates are expected to participate in the six-day conference from around 180 countries along with other observers in official relations with the WHO FCTC Secretariat in Geneva.

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Effective social marketing, along with healthy recipe improve eating habits among low-income families

Food Hero, a social marketing campaign designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income families in Oregon, has been found effective to help them eat more nutritious meals through fast, tasty, affordable and healthy recipes.

The initiative, by the OSU Extension Service in 2009, includes several components, such as a website with information in both English and Spanish; Food Hero recipe taste-tasting events in schools and communities across Oregon; and a library of healthy recipes that have all been taste-tested and many approved by children.

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Sunshine is much linked to mental health

Sunshine matters a lot, even when it comes to our mental and emotional health.

According to a recent BYU study, the amount of time between sunrise and sunset is the weather variable that matters most for our emotional and mental health.

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