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Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

Silicosis risk to be discussed at national conference

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:44

With close to three million workers in India at high risk of silica exposure, of which 1.7 million do mining-related activities, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will organise a day-long conference Friday to discuss and review steps taken by the government to prevent, detect and eliminate Silicosis, a lung disorder.

Even low lead exposure harms kids

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 13:58

Young children are particularly vulnerable to the toxic effects of lead and even low exposure to it can give rise to emotional and behavioural problems, says a study.

Advanced CT scanners to reduce radiation exposure

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 18:08

The growing use of CT scans could be placing patients at a higher lifetime risk of cancer from radiation exposure, but advanced CT scanning equipment has reduced the danger significantly, says a new study.

Flame retardant exposure could lead to lower IQs in 5-year-olds

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:40

Researchers have discovered that prenatal exposure to flame retardants can be significantly linked to lower IQs and greater hyperactivity in five-year old kids.

International Women`s Health Day: Make friends with the Sun

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 11:56

Sunlight is reportedly missing from the lives of many young women which is making them Vitamin D deficient and it has lately emerged as a major health issue for them.

Source of most cases of invasive bladder cancer identified

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:07

Researchers have said that a single type of cell in the lining of the bladder is responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer.

Vitamin D deficiency risk to 84 % Indians: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 00:46

Changing lifestyle, increasingly odd working hours and limited outdoor activities are leaving a bad impact on human health as 84 per cent of the country`s population was found vitamin D deficient, a recent study said here today.

UV exposure lowers folic acid level in young women: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 22:53

Women who are pregnant or planning for pregnancy may be at risk of losing folic acid through exposure to the sun, Australian researchers warned Wednesday.

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