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Food regulator cautions traders not to use calcium carbide for fruit ripening

New Delhi: Keeping the use of banned calcium carbide in concern, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has alerted fruit traders to strictly ensure compliance with the prohibition on calcium carbide for…

Explained: What is Hepatitis A that is causing an outbreak in Kerala

New Delhi: Vaccination, hygiene, and a balanced diet are the major ways to prevent hepatitis A — a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV) –, said doctors on Friday amid…

AstraZeneca Covid vax linked to another rare fatal blood clotting disorder

New Delhi: British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, made in collaboration with Oxford University has been found to raise the risk of vaccine-induced immune thrombocytopenia and thrombosis (VITT) — a rare but fatal blood clotting…

New Zealand looking into presence of ‘cancer-causing’ agent in certain MDH & Everest spices

New Delhi: New Zealand has joined the growing list of countries monitoring spice products manufactured by Indian spice giants MDH and Everest over the alleged presence of a ‘cancer-causing’ agent. Last month, Food regulators in…

Why uncontrolled hypertension may be a significant health threat?

New Delhi: The longer blood pressure (BP) remains uncontrolled, the greater the damage it can cause, such as heart attack or stroke, heart failure, and kidney problems, said experts on Wednesday, ahead of World Hypertension…

Sea surface temperature anomalies used to predict global dengue trends: Study

Beijing: A team of Chinese scientists has discovered that the sea surface temperature anomalies in the tropical Indian Ocean can predict the magnitude of global dengue epidemics. The study published in the journal Science suggested…

New Covid variant ‘FLiRT’ capable of evading the immune system: Experts

New Delhi: The new Covid-19 variant ‘FLiRT’, which is spreading fast in the US, is capable of evading the immune system due to a trans substitution of amino acids between two spike proteins, the experts…

New Vitamin C-rich bandage to boost burn healing

New Delhi: Italian researchers have developed a novel bandage developed from biodegradable material and loaded with vitamin C to help boost the healing process of burn wounds. The bandage developed by the team from the…

16.7 kg tumour ‘hanging like a gunny bag’ removed from man’s back

Gurugram: A massive tumour weighing 16.7 kgs and “hanging like a gunny bag” on the back of a 27-year-old man has successfully been removed in a 10-hour lasting complex surgery. The man hailing from the…

Iran’s Supreme leader condemns US Police’s violence against pro-Palestinian protesters

Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has reaffirmed the condemnation of US support for Israel’s “crimes” in the Gaza Strip while commenting on the US Police’s violent behaviour against pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses. He…

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