Quality of US diet shows modest improvement, but overall remains poor

Dietary quality in the US has improved steadily in recent years — spurred in large part by reduced trans fat intake — but overall dietary quality remains poor and disparities continue to widen among socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

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Location of body fat can increase hypertension risk

People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension when compared to those with similar body mass index but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying in adolescents

Sharing regular family meals with children may help protect them from the effects of cyberbullying, according to a study by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Because family meal times represent social support and exchanges in the home that benefit adolescents’ well-being, Elgar suggests that this family contact and communication can also reduce some of the distressing effects of cyberbullying.

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Engineers develop new sensor to detect tiny individual nanoparticles

A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lan Yang, Ph.D., the Das Family Career Development Associate Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering, and their collaborators at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new sensor that can detect and count nanoparticles, at sizes as small as 10 nanometers, one at a time. The researchers say the sensor could potentially detect much smaller particles, viruses and small molecules.

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Dr. Jitendra Singh meets Canadian Minister and President of Treasury Board, Mr. Tony Clement

Canadian Minister and President of Treasury Board, Mr. Tony Clement called on Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Space and Atomic Energy today. The two Ministers announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two countries and sharing of experience in Personnel Management through Information Technology and Data Collection. …read more

Source:: Government of India

    

President calls upon Universities to create the right environment for promoting entrepreneurship

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee attended the 14th Convocation of University of Jammu today (September 1, 2014) at Jammu. …read more

Source:: Government of India

    

Transparency assured in upcoming government organ transplantation network

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has called for total, Information Technology-guided transparency in the interface between organ donor and recipient when the National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) becomes operational. …read more

Source:: Government of India

    

Extracts from speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the 14th convocation of University of Jammu

I am delighted to be with you today on the occasion of the 14th Convocation of the University of Jammu. I extend my good wishes to all the graduating students and hope that they will do exceedingly well in their chosen careers in the years to come. …read more

Source:: Government of India

    

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