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Obesity Passed Onto Children By Ancestors' Smoking And Chewing Betel Nuts

A new study appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that the poor health and lifestyle of our ancestors is responsible for the overweight/obesity epidemic that has the society in its grip //. In a study of men who chewed betel nut, it was found that they passed the habit to the...

Cancer Risks for Betel Nut Chewers

The National Health Research Institute has warned the nation's betel-nut chewers of the increased risks of developing cancer when combined// with other detrimental habits like smoking and drinking. According to a study conducted by the health researchers at the National Health Research Institut...

Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

... A condom flavoured with the popular mixture of betel nut and tobacco known as paan is to go on sale in India, newspapers said Tu...rt of HIV-AIDS prevention efforts, told the newspaper. Varieties of betel nut, tobacco and often sweet and bitter pastes are mixed in a concotion cal...

Karnataka Pharmacy Gets Licence to Produce Medicines from White Arecanut

...taka has been granted licence for commercial manufacture of two Ayurvedic medicines using white arecanut.// The areca nut, a favourite of the Indian betel chewers, has been known to have some medicinal properties. It is used in the manufacture of toothpowder and to combat tapeworms. The Mangalore found...

Mizoram Women Under the Grip of Tobacco

...ed in the age group of 45 to 74 years was twice as high as that of those who abstained from the habit. Apart from 'Tuibur', tobacco chewing with betel nut and consumption of 'zarda' (a form of tobacco) are also prevalent among women in the state. According to D. Baruah, additional director at t...

Bihar Banned Tobacco Chewing In State Assembly

... Bihar government imposed a ban on chewing betel leaves and tobacco products inside the state assembly on Thursday. // Bihar Assembly Speaker Udai Narayan Choudhary Thursday prohibited chewing o...

Three meals daily Keeps 'Kerala's elderly Healthy

...them were tipplers. Around 18 percent of old men drink and close to 25 percent smoke. However, the fairer sex beat its male counterparts in chewing betel leaf, with close to 20 percent addicted to the habit compared to 13 percent men. Sabu Aliyar, a member of the study team, said these were only prel...

Dental health neglected by over 60 % of Indians

... has been a considerable increase in the incidence of Oral cancer among Asian men. // In India and Sri Lanka, where chewing tobacco is used with betel nuts and reverse smoking is practiced, there is a striking incidence of oral cancer, accounting for as much as 50 % of all cancers. The prevalence of ...
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