Today is World Pulses Day
Following the success of the International Year of Pulses (IYP) campaign in 2016, the United Nations declared 10th February as the World Pulses Day.
It is a new opportunity to increase public awareness of the nutritional benefits of eating pulses. Pulses are more than just nutritious seeds;... read more
FAO: 10 reasons why you should opt for pulses
1. Pulses are naturally low in fat and contain no cholesterol, which can contribute to reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2. Pulses are also low in sodium. Sodium chloride (or salt) is a contributor to hypertension and can be avoided by consuming foods with lower sodium levels such as pulses.
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8 new medical devices notified as drugs
Vide a gazette notification dated 8th February, 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has specified 8 devices intended for use in human beings as “drugs” with effect from the 1st day of April, 2020. The devices are:.... read more
Measles in Europe: record number of both sick and immunized
More children in the WHO European Region are being vaccinated against measles than ever before; but progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected, and resulting in a record number of people affected by the virus in 2018. In light of measles data for the year 2018 released today,....read more
Health Ministry conducts 8th round of National Deworming Day campaign
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) conducted its eighth round of National Deworming Day (NDD) on Feb. 8, 2019. This key program initiative is implemented with an objective to reduce the prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) or parasitic intestinal worms so that they are no longer a public health problem.... read more
High-risk sexually transmitted HPV virus associated with increased risk of heart disease
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among women with obesity or other cardiovascular risk factors, according to new research published February 7, 2019 in Circulation Research. In this study... read more