The dangers of painkillers Know the side effects and why you should avoid some painkillers When pain gets agonising, even the bravest of us reach for a painkiller.Â It may give us Â just temporary relief Â but, at that moment of ..
Doctorâ€™s prescriptions in capital letters Physicians have been directed to prescribe drugs with generic names in legible and capital letters under amended rules in Indian Medical Council Regulations, 2002. Illegible prescriptions by doc..
The secret role of caffeine in soft drinks You cannot taste it, then why is it there? In peak summer, when the mercury soars to unimaginable levels in the country, a chilled soft drink is something to die for. But before you reach for that bot..
Smoking impairs memory, language and perception Apart from the long list of ills associated with smoking, a new study has revealed the damaging effect smoking has on the brain. Cigarettes thin the outer layer of the brain, the cortex, r..
Light up your home efficiently Use eco-friendly products to save electricity and money too As use of electrical and electronic products in your home rises, can soaring electricity bills be far behind? One major way you can cut costs is by goin..
The number game Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) Guidelines for Advertising of Educational Institutions and Programs state that an advertisement mentioning competitive rank of an institution or its programme shall also provide ful..
Insurer ordered to pay up full claim amount in accident case Ahmedabad-based Kirti Kumar Shah had taken a Personal Accident insurance policy from New India Assurance Co. Ltd. During the validity period, on 4 November 2011, he met with a..
10 natural mosquito repellents In their case, size does not matter! Small and innocuous looking, mosquitoes can cause life-threatening diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunya. Here are 10 natural mosquito repellents that will help..
Finally, ICICI bank gives refund Dr. Chirayu Shinde of Ahmedabad was shocked to find his bank balance short of Rs. 92,832. He contacted his bank â€“ ICICI, checked his transaction details and found that his card had been used for unauthor..
Choose the right food An increasing number of varieties of food items in the market make your buying choices highly confusing. We clear a few misconceptions to ensure that you consume the right food and eat healthy. Skimmed milk:The low fat co..
Workshop on food fortification organised Confederation of Indian Industryâ€™s – Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence (CII-FACE), Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Consumer VOICE and CERC jointly launched â€œA D..
Deficiency of salt also harmful It is common knowledge that excess salt intake aggravates hypertension and elevates your risk of heart diseases. Researchers have found that people who consume more than 8,000mg of sodium per day are 50-70% more..
Here are the 8 most common or problematic myths and misconceptions related to weight loss identified by Choice, Australia after talking to practising dietitians. In order to set the record straight, the facts are also presented. 1. The less yo..
IVF ads violate the law Two complaints were received by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) recently. One advertisement was by Delhi IVF & Fertility Research Centre which made two claims. One was that it was â€œa o..
Nuts a healthy choice for diabetics A study published in Diabetes Care, 2011 concludes that replacing carbohydrate foods with plant-based sources of fat is beneficial for diabetes patients. The study found that a group of volunteers consuming ..
Hazards of some modern conveniences Several products we use today make life more convenient. However, we do not actually consider the ramifications to our health and environment. Cell phones: Today, cell phones are a vital part of our life. Ma..
Pest control agency agrees to abide by warranty clause Gujarat Pest Control Services carried out anti-termite treatment at Chirag Shahâ€™s home. The agency assured Chirag of a warranty of seven years. In less than two months Chirag notice..
TV show on health hazards of milk adulteration VTV Gujarat conducted a live talk show on adulteration of milk on June 17, 2015. Ms. Anindita Mehta, Deputy General Manager, Chemical and Microbiology Laboratory, CERC took part in the show as an ..
How to develop a healthy metabolism A commonly ignored yet important parameter in your weight loss regime is your bodyâ€™s metabolism. It is the way your body converts the sugar, protein and fat into energy. Here are some tips on developi..
HDFC Bank in the dock for wrongly charging customer Deepak Sheth, from Ahmedabad, obtained a credit card from HDFC Bank and made purchases worth Rs. 3,786. He deposited a cheque of UCO Bank to clear the dues. As it took some time for the chequ..