vitamins and minerals

Scientists salvage humble bread’s reputation


September 14th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have rubbished decades of bad publicity directed at the humble bread for allegedly causing a host of complaints such as fatigue, stomach ache, bloating and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Adolescents consuming less iron, vitamins


August 9th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Adolescence is the time when one needs to be particular about food consumption, especially intake of vitamins and minerals for a healthy life. But several ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Now, gorge on the moon and stars for breakfast


May 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Breakfasts for children just got more exciting with the introduction of a whole grain cereal in crescent-shaped moons and chocolaty stars."It provides essential nutrients like fibre, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Beverage makers set for summer war in $10 bn market


April 9th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) With the mercury rising and the fizz getting louder, beverage makers are launching new products and campaigns with catchy taglines to grab a share of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Watch your diet, you multi-tasking women! (March 8 is International Women’s Day)


March 6th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) She multitasks, balancing the pressures of work, children and home. But the modern superwoman who manages to do it all ends up neglecting her health, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Fewer calories spell longer life, protection from diabetes


November 1st, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) Consuming fewer calories can benefit you in a number of ways -- it can slow down ageing and keep at bay cancer and type 2 diabetes ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Good health unthinkable without honeybee


June 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Good health is unthinkable without the tireless efforts of the humble honeybees, butterflies other pollinators. Thanks to their presence, an abundance of vitamins and minerals from ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E.I.D.Parry launches health products


May 9th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 9 (IANS) City-based sugar major E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd Monday said it was hoping to grow its nutraceutical division to around Rs.375 crore in three years by launching ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Walnuts richest in antioxidants


March 28th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 28 (IANS) Nature's perfectly packaged nuts -- walnuts -- have the highest levels of antioxidants in the nut family and should be consumed as part of a healthy ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Kids’ breakfasts lack adequate nutrients


March 20th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Breakfasts served to children worldwide are often high in sugar and saturated fat and low in dietary fibre. These lack essential vitamins and minerals, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

PM concerned over problem of malnutrition in India


February 10th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Expressing serious concern over the problem of malnutrition in India, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there is a need to address the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Bread may actually be good for you


January 27th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Nutritionists have declared that bread, far from being something to avoid, is actually beneficial for your health.It comes with vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals, especially if you choose ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Antioxidants may help men with fertility issues: Study


January 19th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research has suggested that men who are struggling to make their partner pregnant could boost their chances by taking antioxidants.The new systematic review has provided evidence ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skipping breakfast risky for the heart


October 27th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A new study shows that leaving the house on an empty stomach leads to obesity, larger fat stores around the stomach and higher cholesterol levels -- all major ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Skipping breakfast too often ‘ups heart disease risk’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Leaving the house on an empty stomach increases the risk of potentially deadly heart disease, says a new research.It shows that regularly skipping breakfast leads to obesity, larger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Time to focus on freshwater fish, is India listening?


October 25th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 25 (IANS) Fishermen and policymakers alike are worried because many marine fisheries have lost 90 percent of their stocks. What is often forgotten is that inland freshwater ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Bottle milk makes babies fat: Study


September 30th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 30 (ANI): A study has found that bottle-fed babies are primed for a life of obesity.Babies who gain pounds too fast in their first months are more likely to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ranbaxy sets up new manufacturing facility in S. Africa


September 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Sep.1 (ANI): Ranbaxy (South Africa) Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited today announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Plant, at Roodepoort, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Zinc in blood reduces risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 pc: Study


August 11th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that normal blood zinc concentrations reduce the risk of pneumonia in elders by 50 percent.The study was led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Missing out on breakfast won’t make you thin


August 9th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Missing out on breakfast is unlikely to help you shed those extra pounds, says a new study.Surveys have shown that those who skip breakfast are four times more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Kids with celiac disease should go for vitamins to stave off bone disease: Study


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Kids suffering from celiac disease should include certain must-have vitamins in their diets to prevent weak bones and osteoporosis, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.A ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Healthy diet linked to lower risk of cataracts in women


June 15th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that women who eat foods rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals may have a lower risk of developing the most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Liposuction’ drinks favoured by Britney, J.Lo pose heath risks: Experts


June 13th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 13 (ANI): Britney Spears may have shed extra pounds by drinking her favourite Lean 1 shakes, but the diet may have hazardous consequences on her health, warn experts.Britney, 28, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Millions of Brit women risking health with dangerous diets


June 1st, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): Millions of British women are putting their health at risk by shunning nutritious foods, health experts have warned.An analysis of more than 100 scientific studies has painted a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soy-based compound in dietary supplement could cut menopausal hot flushes


May 1st, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Natural S-equol, a novel soy germ-based compound, could be the primary component for reducing hot flushes in the dietary supplement SE5-OH, which is under development for reduction of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Red wine shields brain from stroke damage


April 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have discovered the way in which red wine consumption may protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Two hours after feeding mice a single modest dose ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

49 percent Indians do not use toothbrush: Survey


April 12th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Indians have "low level of awareness about the importance of oral health and hygiene" and nearly half of them do not use toothbrush and toothpaste, a survey ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Key components of Mediterranean diet that keep heart healthy


February 12th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): It is known that eating a Mediterranean diet similar to Italians or Greeks is beneficial for the heart.Now, the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource has covered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Miranda Kerr does raunchiest photo shoot for men’s mag


January 31st, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has shed all inhibitions and bared all for what is being touted as her career's raunchiest shoot ever for a magazine. The 26-year-old, is pictured ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists using x-rays to produce mineral-enriched nutritious flour


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): A team of scientists is using high-powered x-rays to produce more nutritious flour that is enriched with minerals.The scientists are from the Rothamsted Research, an institute of Biotechnology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Market openness, farming changes can battle hunger: experts


January 19th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) A combination of various initiatives such as opening up markets, taking to new farming practices and futuristic policies can help fight hunger and poverty the world ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Eat well to boost immunity, don’t pop vitamins


November 27th, 2009 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Eating food rich in nutrients is more than enough to boost your immunity against colds and flu instead of just popping too many vitamins, says a new study. "Almost ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beef juice+ boiled cabbage water = best British gravy


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): Scientists have come up with the ideal recipe for traditional British gravy: juices from a joint of beef and the left over water from boiled cabbage.Boffins at the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cup of aloe juice, nutritious milk shake and herbal tea make for a healthy breakfast


September 22nd, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, September 22 (ANI): A cup of aloe juice, nutritious milk shake and herbal tea may be a good replacement for a heavy breakfast, the study claims.These three drinks apparently provide ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Rice’ designed to fight allergies


July 5th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): Scientists in Japan have achieved a breakthrough in advancing towards the next generation of genetically modified rice, which will fight allergies instead of causing them.According to report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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