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Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about rising teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday cited recent data that points to a sharp increase in underage use of the handheld nicotine products, including Juul and others. It marks a shift in the agency's tone on e-cigarettes. Since last year, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb and other federal officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off...


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Delhi most health-conscious city in India; Bangalore, Mumbai follow, says survey

New Delhi: A recent study by HealthXP, one of India's leading online supplement store for buying genuine health and nutrition supplements puts Delhi on top in terms of number of health and fitness conscious individuals. The capital of India which garnered a 10.48 per cent share of the total number of shipments is followed by Bengaluru at 4.24 per cent of the total shipments and commercial capital Mumbai at 2.51 percent respectively. The finding has been concluded after a stringent city wise analysis of the number of orders placed for health supplements. It also reveals the growing awareness regarding a...
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Social media linked to negative body image

Washington DC: Constantly swiping through photos on Facebook or Instagram can result in negative perception of the physical self, finds a study. It is no secret that social media can blur the lines on what's real and what's fantasy, but new research shows how young women interact with images online can affect how they feel about their own bodies. The findings of the York University study appear in the journal Body Image. The study is focused on young women, aged 18 to 27 years old, who liked or commented on photos of people they deemed to be more attractive than...
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Transcendental meditation helps conflict veterans with PTSD, says study

Paris: Transcendental meditation -- the practice of effortless thinking -- may be as effective at treating PTSD in conflict veterans as traditional therapy, US researchers said Friday, in findings that could help tens of thousands deal with their trauma. Post traumatic stress disorder, a debilitating condition that can lead to psychosis, bipolar disorder or suicidal and homicidal thoughts, affects an estimated 14 per cent of US veterans who serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. The most common treatment for PTSD is a process known as prolonged exposure psychotherapy, which forces sufferers to re-experience traumatic events by confronting their memories of the...

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Jennie-O recalls 91,000 pounds of raw turkey amid salmonella outbreak

NEW YORK — Jennie-O Turkey is recalling more than 91,000 pounds of raw turkey in an ongoing salmonella outbreak. The recall is the first tied to an outbreak the U.S. Department of Agriculture says is widespread and likely affects a number of different producers in the industry. So far this year, the outbreak has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states. About half of those sickened had to be hospitalized.Regulators did not say how many of those people were exposed to products sold by Jennie-O, a subsidiary of food industry giant Hormel. They say additional products...
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Healing through colours

Colour plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind and it does impact the human aura and, consequently, the human body. Over the centuries, many cultures around the world have incorporated the colours into their healing sessions. Even in today’s time, some spiritual healers often use chromotherapy for their healing work. Below is a simple yet very powerful colour healing and meditation that helps to gain the benefits of colour healing therapy: Find a place where there is no noise, sit comfortably on a chair or bed. Close your eyes and slowly count slowly...
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Low birth weight linked to diabetes

Hyderabad: Babies born to diabetic Indian mothers have a higher risk of obesity and diabetes than those born before the mother became diabetic , said Prof C.S. Yajnik, director of the diabetes unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Research Centre in Pune, who delivered the 41st Gopalan Oration Award lecture on Friday at the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). Once a fetus is exposed to adverse intrauterine environment, it is transferred to many generations. If the baby is female, even the third generation is impacted as the ova are developed in the fetus stage itself of the diabetic...