• Sun, Dec 16, 2018
  • McDonald’s Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit.
    McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply
    The move by the world’s biggest fast-food chain addresses concerns that the overuse of antibiotics vital to fighting human infections in farm animals may diminish the drugs’ effectiveness in people.McDonald’s becomes the biggest beef buyer to tackle the issue in cattle, potentially creating a new standard for livestock producers and threatening sales by drug companies such as Merck & Co and Elanco Animal Health.“McDonald’s iconic position and the fact that they’re the largest single global purchaser of beef make it hugely important,” said David Wallinga, a senior health adviser for the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council.McDonald’s said it will measure the use of antibiotics in its 10 biggest markets, including the United States, and set targets to curb their use by the end of 2020. The markets cover 85 percent of...
  • Consultancy Corner: How to prevent gut cancer Consultancy Corner: How to prevent gut cancer

    Updated: Dec, 11, 201809:21 AM

    In spite of research and scientific advancements, it is not completely clear as to why some people develop and some people do not develop these cancers.

  • Sufficient sleep in childhood may lead to healthy BMI later Sufficient sleep in childhood may lead to healthy BMI later

    Is your child facing trouble in sleeping? If so, parents take note. Regular and sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for gaining healthy body weight in adolescence, suggests a new...

  • Parenthood: Be vigilant about technology Parenthood: Be vigilant about technology

    Updated: Dec, 06, 201801:45 PM

    From Alexa and Google to Swiggy and Uber, technology has penetrated our lives to the most micro level. The popularity of Twitter and Instagram are changing what we believed was effective communication...

  • Ask the Doctor: ‘Heart failure can affect one or both chambers’ Ask the Doctor: ‘Heart failure can affect one or both chambers’

    If you have any health queries, mail them to health.dtnext@dt.co.in, and we will get them answered by specialists.

  • Consultancy Corner: Preeclampsia can be slow, sudden or severe, or entirely preventable Consultancy Corner: Preeclampsia can be slow, sudden or severe, or entirely preventable

    A YOUNG, happy expectant mother with twins at 25th week of pregnancy, suddenly began to experience severe headaches and bouts of dizziness accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

  • Ignore myths, get breast cancer treated at early stage, say doctors Ignore myths, get breast cancer treated at early stage, say doctors

    While breast cancer is affecting a large population of women and men today, awareness continues to be severely lacking on the same. Doctors stress on the importance to treat this form of cancer and...

  • Fitness Mantra: Disha Patani waits for cheat days the whole week Fitness Mantra: Disha Patani waits for cheat days the whole week

    Bollywood actress Disha Patani is a fitness freak and inspires all her fans and followers to take up fitness seriously. The Baaghi actress, now and then, creates quite a stir and takes the internet by...

  • Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors

    Pregnancy is possible for women survivors of breast cancer -- it does not increase risk of recurrence and neither does it cause any harm to the baby, said the medical report.

  • What is light pollution and how it gives you sleepless nights What is light pollution and how it gives you sleepless nights

    Increased exposure to artificial or outdoor light, referred to as light pollution, at night can significantly raise the risk of developing insomnia in older adults.