Zarine Khan was invited as the chief guest for the one-day state level awareness workshop, which is an effort by the state government to create awareness about menstrual hygiene. Many girls of Chhattisgarh participated in it.
“I am humbled to be invited for such an important cause. It is a great initiative taken by the government and I am more than happy to create awareness through my speech,” Zareen said in a statement.
“Thanks to Akshay Kumar who showcased the cause so beautifully through his film ‘Pad Man’,” she added.
Love to drink your tea piping hot? Beware, it could raise the risk of esophageal cancer, finds a study.
The study showed that risk of esophageal cancer more than doubled among those who regularly drank tea at 75 degrees Celsius
However, waiting for at least four minutes before drinking a cup of freshly boiled tea can reduce the risk of the cancer arising from the oesophagus — the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.
“Many people enjoy drinking tea, coffee, or other hot beverages. However, according to our report, drinking very hot tea can increase the risk of esophageal cancer, and it is therefore advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking,” said lead author Farhad Islami of the American Cancer Society.
The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, involved 50,045 individuals aged 40 to 75 years.
Drinking 700 ml per day of tea or more at a higher temperature (60 degrees Celsius or higher) was associated with a 90 per cent higher risk of esophageal cancer, the researchers said.
The results could also be extended to coffee, hot chocolate or other hot beverages.
Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer in India and eighth most globally. It affects more men than women.