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Nestle to sell a chocolate made without added sugar

The new chocolate will launch in Japan in the fall of 2019 and then expand in 2020 to a global audience. /Pic - Getty Images

July 20 (CNBC) - For chocolate lovers around the world, a new invention by Nestle cuts out added sugar so that customers can enjoy its 70% dark chocolate with less guilt. The Swiss company’s new “Cacao Fruit Chocolate” will be made wholly from cacao fruit with white cacao pulp as a natural sweetener. The cacao pulp, which was once partially...

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Yes, too much social media can make your teen depressed

While Facebook and Instagram help kids be more social, they also impact their mental health negatively.

July 18 (HealthShots) - For many years now, social media has been considered the root of all evil—at least when it comes to the mental health of its users. Time and again, research has linked social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook to high levels of anxiety and depression. Now, another research in the fray has come up with concrete...

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WHO: Sri Lanka eliminates measles

The other countries in the region which have achieved this feat are Bhutan, Maldives, DPR Korea and Timor-Leste. Pic - Indian Express

July 10 (FT) - The World Health Organization yesterday announced Sri Lanka has eliminated measles, interrupting transmission of the indigenous virus that causes the killer childhood disease. “Sri Lanka’s achievement comes at a time when globally measles cases are increasing. The country’s success demonstrates its commitment, and the determination of its health workforce and parents to protect children against measles,”...

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Genes may play role in tooth decay

The researchers also looked at the genetic link to cardiovascular and metabolic health factors such as smoking, obesity, education and personality to try and understand connections with dental health.

July 10 (PTI) - Hereditary traits and factors such as obesity, education and personality may play a role in tooth decay and gum disease, according to a study. Tooth decay and periodontitis, also known as gum disease, are among the most common diseases around the world but unlike many other well-known diseases knowledge of how genes affect the risk of developing these dental...

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You may be eating a credit card’s worth of plastic each week

The average person could be consuming 1,769 particles of plastic every week from water alone

June 17 (Reuters) - Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday. The study by Australia’s University of Newcastle said the largest source of plastic ingestion was drinking water, but another major source was shellfish,...

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Meals taste better when you are seated

When people experience discomfort, foods that normally taste good do not appear as pleasant to the palate.

June 12 (Hindustan Times) - Food tastes better when you are sitting down, say scientists who found that holding a standing posture for even a few minutes prompts physical stress, muting taste buds. The research, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, looked specifically at how the vestibular sense, which is responsible for balance, posture and spatial orientation, interacts with the...

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