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Eat grapes to prevent teeth decay

Eating grapes can protect your teeth from decaying as a recent study suggests a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings. Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry say this discovery could stop people from losing teeth as the grape seed extract — a byproduct of the wine making industry which can be purchased from health food shops — has long been linked to health benefits such as improved heart function and better circulation. Now the substance could reduce tooth extractions by increasing the longevity of composite-resin fillings, which last five to seven years. The results suggested that the extract has been found to toughen dentin, the tissue that makes up the bulk of the tooth, which lies beneath the hard external enamel. This means that when teeth are damaged, the remaining structure can be made stronger to bond with materials used in fillings.

how obesity inpregnancy affects kids

Being overweight during pregnancy does not only put the mother at risk of various health problems like gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, and sleep apnea but can also affect the child and can lead to macrosomnia, preterm birth and still birth. Also, a recent study from the University of Western Australia has warned that newborns, who had obese mothers at the start of pregnancy, were twice as likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as adolescents. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is increasingly common especially in the west. In the United States, it is the most common form of chronic liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 million people. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions affecting people who drink little to no alcohol.

Brain scans can spot signs of autism

A team of researchers has revealed that a specific magnetic resonance imaging procedure of six-month-olds may help in predicting which babies are at a high risk of developing autism disorder by age two. According to researchers, siblings of children diagnosed with autism are at higher risk of developing the disorder. Although early diagnosis and intervention can help improve outcomes for children with autism, there currently is no method to diagnose the disease before children show symptoms. The findings revealed that this method, functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI), identified 82 percent of the newborns, who would go on to have autism (9 out of 11) and it correctly identified all of the children, who did not develop autism.

 
 
 

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Task force to check illegal mining, not police

21 Aug 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

The Government has decided to form State-level task force led by Mining Secretary which will look into matters of illegal mining of minerals and sand in the State. Government spokesperson and Personnel Department Principal Secretary Nidhi Khare said on Sunday that similar task forces would be set up in districts, led by respective Deputy Commissioner (DC) and supported by members like District Mining Officer and Circle Officer, which will conduct...

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