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Tag: Fish

Tons of fish found dead in Paradip 
Tons of fish found dead in Paradip 

The villagers on Monday as well woke up to the same surprising scene of different species of fishes floating in the water.

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Weight Loss: Know The Common Mistakes You Make While Trying To Lose Weight

New Delhi: Trying to lose weight can come with its own disappointment. Even when you believe that you are going the right way, there are times when your weighing scale doesn’t budge. Maybe, those fascinating fad diets are to be blamed but there can be other reasons. Celebrity nutritionist Nmami Agarwal shares a few common […]

Keto Diet May Help You Fight The Flu

New York: A ketogenic diet, which includes meat, fish, poultry and non-starchy vegetables, may help combat the flu virus, suggests new research. This diet regimen activates a subset of T cells in the lungs not previously associated with the immune system’s response to influenza, enhancing mucus production from airway cells that can effectively trap the […]

Rare whale shark illegally sold for Rs 7.49 lakh in Odisha

Bhadrak: A rare whale shark which was caught by fishermen in Odisha was allegedly sold illegally for Rs 7.49 lakh. The fish weighing over 1 quintal was caught on Tuesday near Dhamra jetty and it was reportedly sold to a Chennai-based businessman for a whopping Rs 7.49 lakh. As per reports, the fishing and sale […]

Video of whale returning a phone dropped in ocean is adorable!

The ability of animals to show affection, loyalty, and communicate with gestures is not a mystery. Time and again they have showed us how they can become our best friends. Recently, a beluga whale reportedly returned a lost mobile phone to a lady at Hammerfest Harbour in Norway and the video of that rare moment has […]

Fish oil reduces bleeding risk in surgery patients: Study

New York: Fish oil, containing the omega-3s, lowers the risk of bleeding during surgery, say researchers, challenging current recommendations to stop fish oil. Fish oil is among the most common natural supplement for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia or prevention of cardiovascular disease. However, concerns about theoretical bleeding risk have led to recommendations that patients should stop […]

Mexican tetra fish may offer heart failure treatments in humans

London: A Mexican fish’s gene that enables the specie to repair its heart after damage can one day aid in heart failure treatments in humans, say researchers. A team from Britain’s University of Oxford identified a gene called lrrc10 in Mexican tetra fish. The tetra fish (Astyanax Mexicanus) living in northern Mexico’s rivers retained their […]

Eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer: Goa Cancer Society

Panaji: Even as the controversy surrounding the use of formalin in fish sold in Goa continues to rage in the coastal state, a senior official of the Goa Cancer Society on Tuesday said eating formalin-laced fish does not cause cancer. Addressing a press conference here, Joint Secretary of the Society Dr. Shekhar Salkar said eating […]

Fish lovers rejoice amid plummeting Hilsa prices

Paradip: Fish lovers in Paradip are having a gala time as prices of Hilsa have seen a significant drop in last two days and the markets are now teeming with customers. A few days back, Hilsa fish, which was being sold at Rs 2,000 to Rs 3,000 per kilogram in the district is now being […]

Consuming fish may reduce premature birth risk

New York: Eating fish or taking a fish oil supplement may reduce the risk of preterm birth among pregnant women with low level of omega-3 fatty acids, a new study has found. The findings indicated that pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids — found in fish oil — […]

Formalin in fish: Crackdown on fish markets, godowns continues

Bhubaneswar:The crackdown on various fish markets and godowns to detect cancer inducing formalin laced fishes continued at different parts of the state for the third consecutive day today. According to reports, a team of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) raided a godown at Press Chhak in the city and collected samples for examination at the food […]

Formalin laced fish: Raids on fish markets, godowns in Sambalpur & Bolangir

Sambalpur/Bolangir: After Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, raids were conducted on several fish markets and godowns of Sambalpur and Bolangir town today over presence of cancer-causing Formalin in fishes. Officials of the Sambalpur Municipal Corporation (SMC) collected the samples from various fish markets in the town and sent it for examination. However, the fish mongers asserted that […]

Toxic Fish: Odisha Food Safety Commission seeks samples from all districts

Bhubaneswar: After detection of cancer-causing Formalin in fish, the Commissioner of Food Safety has written to all District Public Health Officers-cum-Designated Officers and Municipal Corporations of the State to collect samples of fish and send it to the National Food Testing Laboratory. Citing reports in ‘electronic & print media,’ the commissioner asked the authorities to […]

Formalin in Fish: Samples collected from fish markets in Cuttack

Cuttack: After traces of cancer-causing formalin were dected from Pomfret samples in Bhubaneswar, the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) conducted a raid on several fish markets and godowns on Sunday. The health wing of the municipal corporation led by food inspector raided the fish markets and collected samples for examination. Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Secretary […]

Odisha to probe presence of cancer-causing Formalin in fish imported from Andhra

Bhubaneswar: Close on the heels of Assam banning fish imports due to presence of cancer inducing chemical ‘Formalin’ in fish, the Odisha government on Thursday directed probe  into the quality of fish being supplied to the state from neighboring Andhra Pradesh. Formalin is reported to be frequently added as preservative either by dipping or spraying […]

Ancient tooth reveals Mesolithic man ate fish, plants

London: In a first, scientists have discovered evidence that humans from the Mesolithic period consumed fish and plants and also used their teeth for de-scaling activities. The evidence was based on the analysis of microfossils entombed in the dental calculus — commonly known as tooth plaque or tartar — of a young male skeleton from […]

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Incidence of bird hits in Bhubaneswar airport has come down: Chief Secy

Bhubaneswar: The incidence of bird hits in Biju Patnaik International Airport in the capital city has substantially come down in the last few months, said chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi. Briefing media persons after presiding over a meeting of Airport Environment Management Committee at the State Secretariat here today, he said the main concern of […]

After Tathagat’s 'rat' dig, it's Pyari’s 'fish' jibe at Dasburma now

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up in l’ affaire Pajero involving Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare minister Sanjay Dasburma. The issue over Dasburma’s alleged links with Artha Tatwa chit fund firm is snowballing so fast that comment from any politician, be it from ruling party or the Opposition, is becoming the talk of […]

Genes help fish cope with warming oceans

Melbourne: In a first, the genetic mystery of why some fish are able to adjust to warming oceans has been unlocked. Higher levels of certain stress and immune genes help fish cope with warming temperature in water over the years, the findings showed. Researchers examined how the fish’s genes responded after several generations living at […]

Rise in body temperature helps fish swim faster

A new study finds that a rise in body temperature enables certain species of fish to maximize their swimming distance and speed