Three economists win Nobel for Experimental Approach to Alleviating Poverty

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer share Nobel Prize for Economics Abhijit Banerjee, his colleague and wife Esther Duflo and fellow researcher  Michael Kremer win the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics. The Prize Committee has said, “The research conducted by this year’s Laureates has considerably improved our ability to fight global poverty. In just two decades, their … Continue reading Three economists win Nobel for Experimental Approach to Alleviating Poverty

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Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception

Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 4, 2019) A study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology” found that fathers drinking three months before conception increased the risk of congenital heart disease in babies by 44%, while this risk was 16% for mothers, compared to not drinking. … Continue reading Dads-to-be must stop drinking 6 months before conception

Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death

Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death: (Times of India, Times Trends, Sep 5, 2019): A study involving 45000 participants from 10 European countries found that those who drank two or three glasses of soft drinks, including sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks, per day had a higher risk of mortality from … Continue reading Even sugar-free soft drinks can up risk of early death

Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose 

Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019): A study published in “Cell Metabolism” found that high levels of fructose in food may inhibit the liver’s ability to properly burn fat. High levels of glucose improved the fat-burning function of the liver, but fructose-rich diet … Continue reading Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose 

Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health

Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019 – an article by SARAH YOUNG): Researchers from Exeter University found that those living half a mile from the coast are less likely to experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Studying data on more … Continue reading Living closer to the sea is good for your mental health