Category «Health»

Understand risks of obesity during pregnancy

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If you are overweight and pregnant, then it is very important for you to read this article. According to a recent study, obesity is the leading cause of high-risk pregnancies. It can adversely affect both mother and the child. Day by day, globally, obesity caused by eating too much and moving too little is making …

Biofortified pearl millet varieties to reduce iron, zinc deficiency

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World Food Day Special: Micronutrient malnutrition because of iron and zinc deficiencies is a serious public health problem in low- and middle-economy countries worldwide. In India alone, about 80 percent of pregnant women, 52 percent of non-pregnant women, and 74 percent of children in the 6-35 months age group suffer from iron deficiency. About 52 …

FSSAI bats for adoption of fortified food in government schemes

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Food safety regulator FSSAI, which is coming out with a draft regulation for standards on food fortification, on Friday advocated the adoption of fortified food in government schemes. Addressing the media here, FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said the draft Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016, which provides guidelines on fortifying rice, …

Supreme Court enforce 85% graphical Tobacco Health Warnings on Tobacco Products

Supreme Court enforce 85% graphical Tobacco Health Warnings on Tobacco Products

India’s Supreme Court has ordered tobacco companies that the packaging of their product must contain 85 percent of Tobacco Health Warnings through picture or messages. Before this, tobacco companies had taken stay against the center’s order from the Dharwad bench of Karnataka High Court. Before the order of Supreme Court, only three companies were following …