Research

MHRA finds “no robust evidence” related to effectiveness of cough and cold medicines for children

MHRA finds “no robust evidence” related to effectiveness of cough and cold medicines for childrenAfter its review of the popular over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) arrived at the conclusion that there was “no robust evidence that these medicines work” in children below 12 years of age.

It Doesn’t Matter What You Eat it Does How Much You Eat

It Doesn’t Matter What You Eat it Does How Much You EatAccording to a new study if you want to lose weight it doesn't matter which diet you choose but what matters is how much or little you eat.

Capsaicin, the active agent in spicy hot chili peppers can reduce pain

Capsaicin, the active agent in spicy hot chili peppers can reduce pain Recent study revealed that capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their fiery flavor can also help in relieving joint and muscle pain. Study indicated that capsaicin flips on nerve-ending receptors that sense both pain and heat.

Lead researcher, Feng Qin, an associate professor at the university's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, said: "The receptor acts like a gate to the neurons. When stimulated it opens, letting outside calcium enter the cells until the receptor shuts down, a process called desensitization."

Healthy living habits can prevent of various types of cancer

Healthy living habits can prevent of various types of cancerAn international research once again emphasized the importance of healthy living style in prevention of various types of cancer. Earlier studies have also shown importance of healthy diet and exercises on different types of cancer. Recent findings indicated that healthy diets, more exercise and controlling weight could also prevent more than 40 percent of colon and breast cancer cases in some countries.

Gujarat seeks alliance with Saskatchewan for agro devt

Gujarat government is reportedly mulling an alliance with Saskatchewan province, known as an agriculture hub of Canada, in order to increase agriculture yields in the state. The province is recognised as one of the world's leading biotech research centres for agriculture and has developed a wide range of productive seeds.

According to sources, a delegation from Gujarat is likely to visit the province to explore various opportunities for tie ups in the agriculture sector. Within Canada, Saskatchewan is the largest of exporter of pulses, chickpeas (chana) and major exporter of wheat and mustard. Its contribution in world's total dry pea exports is 38% and in case of Canada's total chickpea exports, the figure is 80%.

Employers not paying attention to RSI problems in workers

RSIRecent research revealed that little progress has been made in providing facilities to workers to tackle repetitive strain injuries (RSI) in the UK. Findings indicated that
213,000 people had hand, arm, shoulder and neck problems last year caused or exacerbated by work.

It also showed that workers in Devon and Cornwall have some of the highest rates of RSI.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy claims that it is legal duty of the employers to prevent foreseeable risks of injury or illness in their workers.

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