Is Ghee Healthy? Here’s What the Science Says

Ghee is a type of clarified butter used in the cuisines of India and the Middle East. Traditionally, it’s made by gently heating cow’s-milk butter until its water content evaporates and its milk solids can be skimmed and strained away, leaving behind only the liquid fat. “Clarified butter is very similar [to ghee], but it’s sometimes made using high heat, […]

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Emilia Clarke says response to health battle revelation has been ‘overwhelming,’ ‘profoundly moving’

‘Game of Thrones’ star posts emotional farewell to hit show Emilia Clarke took to Instagram Friday to share a video thanking fans for their “overwhelming” response to her recent New Yorker essay where she revealed she underwent two brain surgeries and had a close call with death. “I had to put a video up to say thank you,” the […]

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Replace GCSEs with baccalaureate, says Conservative MP

The Conservative MP Robert Halfon, who chairs the Commons education select committee, thinks the focus on GCSEs is too narrow. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA GCSE exams in England should be scrapped and replaced with a baccalaureate for school leavers that includes vocational skills and personal development, as part of a radical overhaul proposed by an influential […]

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Cannabis extract can be used to treat psychosis, says this study

A single dose of the non-intoxicating compound of cannabis — cannabidiol — can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis, results of a clinical trial, led by an Indian-origin doctor, has revealed. Psychosis is a mental disorder characterised by a disconnection from reality. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis […]

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Kidneys can be affected because of poor air quality, says study

Polluted air increases the risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD) which occurs when a person’s kidneys are damaged, or cannot filter blood properly, researchers, including one of Indian origin, have found. The study highlighted that people with diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure or heart disease are at an increased risk of developing CKD. Apart from […]

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Maternal depression may affect child’s mental health, says study

Women, take note. If you are suffering from depression, it may affect your child’s stress and physical well-being throughout life, a new study has found. The findings, published in the Journal of Diabetes, suggested that depressed mothers had higher cortisol (CT) and secretory immunoglobulin (s-IgA) — markers of stress and the immune system — levels and […]

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