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Attention parents: Here’s why it is important to enforce bedtime rules

Parents who actively enforce bedtime rules for their children may help them get adequate sleep, an important determinant of health, new research shows. Lack of sleep in children is known to cause poor attention, worse grades, school absences, poor social interaction, irritability and crankiness, depression and increased risk-taking behaviour.“Sleep is increasingly being recognised as an

Drone strikes against mosquitoes in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Wednesday launched its drive under the state government’s campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by 2022. At the launch ceremony of the campaign, state health minister, Shankar Chaudhary, recommended that AMC should deploy drones to check for mosquito breeding sites in backyards and terraces of households, where scrap is usually kept,

Eating chocolate may help improve heart health

Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of a common and serious type of irregular heart rhythm, according to a new study of people in Denmark. People who ate chocolate one to three times per month were about 10 percent less likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation

Air Pollution Might Cause Sleep Deprivation

There have been many reports and studies on air pollution and its hazardous impact on breathing, lung and heart health. It has not been prominent that air pollution affects sleep patterns as well. How well people sleep is dependent on the working of respiratory and the nervous system which is impacted by air pollution.Researchers analyzed

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