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Insecticide responsible for deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh: study

WASHINGTON: Controversial insecticide endosulfan, which has been banned by more than 80 countries, was responsible for the deaths of 13 children in Bangladesh in 2012, a study found on Monday. All of the fatalities, caused by brain inflammation, were linked to exposure to lychee fruit and occurred within 20 hours of the symptoms surfacing, according to the research published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Similar deaths due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) have been recorded in lychee…

Four superfruits packed with health benefits

There is no doubt that common fruits like orange banana, apple and others that we eat regularly are good for our health but it’s also a fact that these are old fruits and we are missing some new ones. There are various other fruits that provide an array of disease-fighting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and we should not miss eating them. Here are fruits that are better than those we are eating.