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Rain, Hail and Drought: Organic French Winemakers Feel the Pinch

Rain, Hail and Drought: Organic French Winemakers Feel the Pinch

“This isn’t so much a harvest, as a hunt for grapes,” said French winemaker Jean-Jacques Robert, with a rueful laugh as he unloaded grapes still warm from his vineyards around Fuisse in Burgundy. “It’s a catastrophe, the worst harvest for 30 or 40 years,” said the normally cheery 64-year-old owner …

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Menopause Before 40 Ups Fracture Risk

Menopause Before 40 Ups Fracture Risk

If you are in menopause before the age of 40, you have a higher fracture risk, even with calcium and vitamin D supplements, says a study. For years, calcium and vitamin D have been touted for their abilities to increase bone mineral density. Hormone therapy is also recognised for its …

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Sleeping Time Linked to Poor Self-Regulation Among Teens

Sleeping Time Linked to Poor Self-Regulation Among Teens

Poor self-regulation among teens is strongly associated with when one sleeps in relation to their body’s natural circadian rhythm, finds a study. According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, daytime sleepiness and being a night owl appear to be more strongly associated with poor self-regulation. “The results of …

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Poor Maternal Nutrition Can Cause Early Ageing of Baby’s Heart

Poor Maternal Nutrition Can Cause Early Ageing of Baby's Heart

Children born to mothers who were undernourished during pregnancy are more likely to suffer early ageing of the heart, a research has showed. The animal study found that moderately reducing a mother’s food intake can make it more likely that the baby’s organs will show increased disease susceptibility and early …

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Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Health Problems With Newer Treatments

Despite advances that have made treatments safer and more effective, childhood cancer survivors don’t appear to have experienced gains in long-term health outcomes, a new study suggests. Their survival odds are better, but as adults they may have chronic medical problems linked to cancer and tumor treatments, the study found. …

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5 Plank Exercises for a Rock Solid Core

5 Plank Exercises for a Rock Solid Core

“Plank, primarily strengthens your core, this in turn can help reduce back pain. It works on your glutes, hamstrings, improves posture and balance,” shares Shwetambari Shetty, Nike Elevated Trainer, India and Co-founder, The Tribe Fitness Club, Bangalore. In my previous article, I had talked about the importance of plank position …

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Proteins Can Warn of Diabetes Risk in Children

Proteins Can Warn of Diabetes Risk in Children

Certain proteins in the blood of children have the potential to predict the development of Type 1 diabetes even before the first symptoms appear, a study has found. The researchers studied children who have a first-degree relative with Type 1 diabetes and who consequently have an increased risk of developing …

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Delhi Chokes on Toxic Smog After Diwali

New Delhi was shrouded in a thick blanket of toxic smog Monday after millions of Indians lit firecrackers to mark the Diwali festival, with authorities reporting record levels of pollution in parts of the capital. The reading for pollutants in the atmosphere breached the 1,000 microgram mark for the first …

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Dengue Prevention: HC Asks UP Chief Secretary About Action Taken

Dengue Prevention: HC Asks UP Chief Secretary About Action Taken

The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar to file his personal affidavit explaining what action has been taken by the government for prevention of dengue and what are the steps proposed. Bhatnagar was present before the court as per its earlier order and gave the …

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