To fight against malaria, home made soups might help as researchers have found that some of the soup recipes have anti-malarial properties. "Malaria kills more than 400,000 people per year and infects more than 200 million, yet resistance to our front line drugs continues to emerge," said study lead researcher Jake Baum, Professor at Imperial College London, in UK. "We may have to look beyond the chemistry shelf for new drugs, and natural remedies shouldn't be off our watch list," Baum added. For the study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, researchers from Imperial College London with school children test their family soup broths for activity against the malaria parasite. Several of the soup broths, collected from traditional family recipes that originated around the world, showed activity against the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, either by curbing its growth or preventing it from maturing. The soup recipes had been passed down through the … [Read more...] about Home Made Soups Can Save You From Malaria, New Study Shows
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KOCHI: The Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA),in association with the Seafood Exporters Association of India (SEAI) is organising the 22nd edition of India international seafood show (IISS) in Kochi from 7-9 February 2020. This biennial show, re-visiting Kochi after a span of 12 years, will provide a platform for an interaction between Indian exporters and overseas importers of Indian marine products and an opportunity for display and sale for manufacturers and suppliers of processing machinery, packaging systems, processing ingredient dealers and cold chain systems. The event will have technical sessions by national and international experts. IISS 2020 will have over 250 stalls spread over 7,000 sq m, showcasing a wide range of products. The delegates would include seafood processors, buyers and stakeholders from other related sectors representing firms from India and aboard. It is also planned to have buyer delegations from countries focused on mutual tie-ups in … [Read more...] about India International seafood show to be held in Kochi in February
The Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) in place in Delhi University’s regular colleges since 2015, will also be applicable to the School of Open Learning (SOL) from the current academic session, the university’s Executive Council (EC) decided Sunday. The move will be applicable to nearly 5 lakh students enrolled in SOL. The Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) will also be part of the move. The EC resolved that the “revised curriculum of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses shall also be applicable for School of Open Learning and Non-Collegiate Women Education Board w.e.f academic session 2019-20” and that “the examination scheme for undergraduate and postgraduate shall also be applicable to SOL and NCWEB”. Read| DU open school students can shift to regular colleges in second year During Sunday’s meeting, EC member Rajesh Jha said concerns were raised about conducting the SOL examinations under CBCS. He said the EC had … [Read more...] about To adopt DU’s Choice-based credit system: School of open learning to get new system, too
Video PlayerClose HONG KONG, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Many parents on Wednesday afternoon waited outside schools in Hong Kong to pick up their kids. This scene, very common elsewhere in China, was much expected in Hong Kong after rioters disrupted traffic by blocking roads and torching mass transit railway stations, and vandalized school vans to force suspension of classes last week. A Mr. Yim especially asked for half a day's leave from his company to wait outside the Kiangsu and Chekiang Primary School. "Normally our nanny came to pick up my son," he told Xinhua. "But I was worried after all the chaos, and decided to come by myself." His son is a first-grader in the school, where classes were suspended since last Thursday. "According to schedule, students were supposed to have exams last week," he said. "But because of the riots, exams were postponed, and my son studied at home. So we as parents had to take leave and stay with him. The unrest affected not only his schooling, but also … [Read more...] about Feature: Primary, secondary schools in Hong Kong resume class
Want to prevent cavities and tooth decay? Chew gum for 20 minutes every day. Make sure it’s sugar-free though.A 25-country study published in the American Journal of Dentistry shows that increasing the consumption of sugar-free gum by just one-piece a day as part of the oral hygiene routine can reduce the global expenditure on treating tooth decays by $4.1 billion a year.“The study represents a solid and substantial approach to the accurate calculation of cost savings in industrial countries that would arise from increasing sugar-free gum consumption,” said professor Reinhard Rychlik, the study’s lead author. “Chewing sugar-free gum as a preventive measure for tooth decay has the potential to deliver significant dental care cost savings worldwide,” he added.For India, the cost might go down by $0.55 million each year. Currently, Indians spend more than 6 billion every year for treating tooth decay, according to … [Read more...] about Chewing sugar-free gum for 20 minutes daily can prevent cavities and tooth decay, shows a recent study.