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    Peanuts may keep you mentally agile, says study

    Posted on : Friday 17th of November 2017
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    A study says that daily consumption of nuts such as peanuts and pistachios can strengthen brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and keep a person mentally agile. Nuts have been known to play a crucial role in protecting the heart, fighting cancer, reducing inflammation and slowing the ageing process. In the study, effects of regular consumption of six nut varieties, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts were tested. Electroencephalograms (EEG) were performed on the particip...

  • Addicted to black coffee? You may be a psychopath

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of November 2017
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    Do you like your coffee black? Chances are you may be a psychopath, a study has said. According to the study published in the journal Appetite, people who preferred black coffee had sadistic or psychopathic tendencies. The study surveyed more than 1,000 adults and their coffee preferences and incorporated four different Machiavellian personality traits and included psychopathy, aggression, sadism and narcissism. It was found that black coffee lovers, who also had a preference for other bitter foods as well, possessed psychopathic...

  • Regular push-ups can add years to your life, says study

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of November 2017
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    Doing strength-based exercises such as push ups and sit ups can reduce the risk of early death to a certain extent, says a study. Researchers found that people who undertook such exercises had 23 percent reduction in risk of premature death and a 31 percent reduction specifically in cancer- related death. While strength training has been given some attention for functional benefits as we age, little research has looked at its impact on mortality, researchers said. "The study shows exercise that promotes muscular strength may...

  • 6 Easy Tips to Switch to a Vegetarian Diet

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of October 2017
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    Vegetarianism has become the new buzzword. Many scientific studies have shown a link between following a vegetarian diet and living a longer life. Take this study, for instance, where scientists from London's Imperial College found that a diet which is 70% vegetarian can reduce the risk of dying from a heart disease by almost a fifth. Of course, there’s a whole lot of protein, iron and other nutrients that you can derive from meat and dairy products, but there are vegetarian substitutes available for these nutrients too. Chickpeas ...

  • Malaria: Signs and symptoms to watch for

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of October 2017
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    Malaria is one of the most prevalent problems during the monsoon season. Old or young, you are susceptible to this disease, especially if you live in areas that have high potential for mosquito breeding. According to National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, there were 7,16,213 confirmed cases of malaria in India in 2016. Of these, 331 patients died due to complications related to the disease. So, how can you protect yourself from this disease? Keeping an eye out for common signs and symptoms can help you detect a case of malaria ...

  • Eating bananas, avocados daily may prevent heart disease

    Posted on : Friday 6th of October 2017
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    Eating one banana and an avocado a day may prevent hardening of the arteries that can result in heart disease and death, researchers have found. The study, conducted on mice, showed these foods that are rich in potassium reduces vascular calcification -- common complication in both heart and kidney disease. Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. This buildup can harden and disrupt your body's normal processes. A potassium rich diet also reduces the risk of aortic stiffness -- a ...

  • Resort to Vitamin D supplements if you are suffering from asthma

    Posted on : Thursday 5th of October 2017
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    Vitamin D supplements may halve the risk of suffering a severe asthma attack, claims a study. If clubbed with medicines, it can act as a source of immediate relief for the ones who suffer from a severe asthma attack. Asthma deaths arise primarily during episodes of acute worsening of symptoms, known as attacks or 'exacerbations', which are commonly triggered by viral upper respiratory infections, researchers said. Vitamin D is thought to protect against such attacks by boosting immune responses to respiratory viruses and ...

  • Skipping breakfast tied to narrowing arteries

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of October 2017
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    People who skip breakfast may be more likely to develop atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, than individuals who start each day with a hearty meal, a new study suggests. Even after researchers accounted for diet and other risk factors for heart disease, people who routinely skipped breakfast were significantly more likely to develop atherosclerosis compared to those who normally had a morning meal, the study found. "A greater percentage of energy consumed earlier in the day may favour cardiovascular health," lead stu...

  • Does fruit sugar make you fat?

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of October 2017
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    Recent studies and new opinions have given a bad name to high fructose corn syrup. Studies show how fructose corn syrup and glucose can have a negative effect on one's health and leads to weight gain. But what about fructose from fruit? Fruits, after all, are considered healthy food. Let's find out. Understanding Sugars What we commonly call sugar is categorised into three types - sucrose, glucose, and fructose. Though they are all sweet, the way your body metabolises each of them, varies. Fructose is a sugar that's natur...

  • Simple tips to keep your heart healthy

    Posted on : Friday 29th of September 2017
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    Heart powers our entire body and its necessary for us to do small things and show our heart a little love. The things that we do to keep your heart healthy will also make us less likely to develop various health problems such as diabetes, cancer, etc. Here are a few simple things you can do to keep your heart healthy and happy: Physical activity Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health and for maintaining your weight. It’s never too late to start exercising and reap the benefits of having an ac...

  • Breathing dirty air may lead to kidney failure

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of September 2017
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    Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease, which can lead to the failure of the organ, a study has warned. Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in the US now adds kidney disease to the list. Researchers evaluated the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people over a period of 8.5 years, beginning ...

  • Purple potatoes may slash colon cancer risk: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of September 2017
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    A diet containing plenty of purple potatoes and other colourful fruits and vegetables may lower the risk of colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases, researchers, including those of Indian origin, claim. Colourful plants, including the purple potato, contain bioactive compounds, such as anthocyanins and phenolic acids, that have been linked to cancer prevention. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step towards finding treatments for cancer, researchers said. "What we are learni...

  • 6 ways to beat daily fatigue

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of September 2017
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    If you have a typical desk job, maybe these steps can help you beat daily fatigue and lethargy. Drink Plenty Of Water Hydrate yourself constantly. Dehydration saps out a lot of energy and affects performance. Dehydration can cause a lot of fatigue so it's important to tank up on at least four litres (or more) of water on a daily basis. Protein-Based Diet Eating right is of prime importance. It boosts energy levels and balances the carb intake. The more carbs you take in, especially in the morning, the more glucose your bo...

  • Toxic nanoparticles in tattoo inks may harm your immune system

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of September 2017
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    Berlin: Getting a permanent tattoo can cause toxic nanoparticles to travel inside the body, leading to chronic enlargement of the lymph nodes - an important part of our immune system, a study has warned. Toxic impurities that make up the ink in tattoos can travel inside the body in the form of nanoparticles and affect the lymph nodes, researchers said. Little is known about the potential impurities in the colour mixture applied to the skin. Most tattoo inks contain organic pigments, but also include preservatives and contaminants lik...

  • Almonds help make good cholesterol even better: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of September 2017
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    A new study by researchers at Penn State University, funded by the Almond Board of California and published in The Journal of Nutrition, shows that choosing almonds as a snack, as part of a cholesterol-lowering diet, may boost the most beneficial type of good HDL cholesterol and improve its ability to remove harmful cholesterol from the body. Many people don't know that the total cholesterol number that they get from their doctor is a combination of bad LDL cholesterol - which increases risk for heart disease - and good HDL cholester...

  • Here's how yoga benefits mind-body health

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of August 2017
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    All of us know that yoga and meditation possess countless benefits like increased strength to flexibility to heart health. However, we still have much to learn about how exactly these practices affect mind-body health. A new research article investigates the effects of yoga and meditation on brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), the activity on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) effects and inflammatory markers. By studying the participants of an intensive three-month yoga and meditation retreat, the researchers found t...

  • Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

    Posted on : Monday 21st of August 2017
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    New York: Who doesn't like to eat hamburgers, pizza? Well, everyone does, but do you know that consuming these energy dense foods increases the risk of developing the deadly disease, cancer. A new study suggests that besides contributing to weight gain in adults, hamburgers and pizza may up risk of cancer. The researchers wanted to find out how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise known as dietary energy density (DED), contributes to cancer risk. They looked at DED in the diets of post-menopausal women. The study sho...

  • Health benefits of pomegranate

    Posted on : Friday 18th of August 2017
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    Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on earth. Pomegranate has many incredible health benefits for your body. It is called as a divine fruit because it is the most mentioned fruit in theological books. Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. This amazing fruit consists three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. Consuming pomegranate also lowers the risk of all sorts of diseases...

  • Increase your intake of iron, calcium: 5 tips for healthy nails

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of August 2017
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    Increase your intake of iron, calcium and massage your nails with olive oil to keep your nails healthy, say experts. Ishika Taneja, Executive Director Alps Group, and Ragini Mehra, founder, Beauty Source, list down some tips to keep nails healthy. Follow these on a regular basis, and we’re sure you shall have healthy, shiny nails in no time! Continuous applications of nail polish make nails go dull. Rub lemon at least thrice in a week to get rid of yellowness. You can also massage your nails every alternative day for about ...

  • Women have more spine problems than men and even delay treatment

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of August 2017
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    Not only do more women than men suffer from spine problems, but their problems are also more severe, according to a study by a city hospital. Women also reach out for medical help much later than men, added the study . It is accepted that Indian women neglect their health, even if they are suffering from flu or tuberculosis. But the chronic pain associated with spinal problems underlines just how much women delay treatment. "More women suffer from spine problem and for a longer period of time," said Dr Vishal Peshattiwar of the...

  • Gold nanoparticles maybe useful in treating lung cancer: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of August 2017
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    London:  According to a recent study, tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer. Accoriding to The Independent, a group of researchers have just completed a study which shows the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells.Minute fragments, known as gold nanoparticles, were encased in a chemical device by the research team. While this has not yet been tested on humans, it is hoped such a device could one day be used to reduce side effects of current chemotherapy treatme...

  • Protein rich diet may provide relief from bowel disease

    Posted on : Monday 7th of August 2017
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    Washington: Consuming foods rich in protein such as nuts, eggs, poultry and chocolates may help foster a more tolerant, less inflammatory gut environment, providing relief to people living with bowel disease, a study claims. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in the US found that a kind of tolerance-promoting immune cell appears in mice that carry a specific bacterium in their guts. The bacterium needs tryptophan, one of the building blocks of proteins, found in foods like nuts, eggs, seeds, beans, poultry, yogur...

  • 7 secrets of yogic nutrition

    Posted on : Monday 31st of July 2017
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    Ever wondered what is so special about the way yogis eat? Here's revealing some of the top secrets of yogis that can help attain a balance between the mind, body and soul... An Alkaline start There is a build-up of toxins and acids in our bodies overnight, hence a ritual of lemon water on an empty stomach is very dear to yoga. It is extremely alkaline, detoxifies and wakes ups all the organs much better than coffee does. Add pink Himalayan salt to it and you amplify its detoxifying power. Sattvic eating In ancient texts, ...

  • Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

    Posted on : Friday 28th of July 2017
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    In recent years, hundreds of children in Bihar lost their lives due to a mysterious brain disease. General populace thought that consumption of litchi led to the mysterious deaths of 122 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur alone. But, a new study has revealed that the delicious tropical fruit is not responsible for the untimely deaths of the children, but the banned pesticide Endosulfan. Earlier this year, the Lancet published a study blaming the tropical fruit for the unexplained deaths of the children. It states that litchi, wh...

  • 5 Things You Should Avoid Right After A Meal

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of July 2017
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    A nutritious, well-balanced diet along with physical activity and refraining from smoking is the foundation of good health. Healthy eating includes consuming high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water in the foods you take in while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats and alcohol. Eating in this manner helps you maintain your body’s everyday functions, promotes optimal body weight and can assist in disease prevention.According to doctors, eating on time and in the right amount is highly...

  • Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 18th of July 2017
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    A new research has revealed that giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their lung function and breathing ability. The findings found that premature babies who are given caffeine perform significantly better in tests that measure their ability to breathe out at 11 years old. In previous study, other researchers have already demonstrated that caffeine acts as a respiratory stimulant that improves short-term breathing rates and the lung’s ability to stretch and expand. For the study, researchers from the Royal Women&...

  • Yoga may protect against memory decline, says study

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of July 2017
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    Washington: Practising yoga may protect against cognitive decline in old age by increasing the thickness in brain areas associated with attention and memory, a study claims. Scientists in Brazil imaged elderly female yoga practitioners' brains and found they have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. The results suggest that yoga could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age. As we age, the structure and function...

  • Tomatoes have the power to ward off skin cancer risk, say scientists!

    Posted on : Friday 14th of July 2017
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    New Delhi: Tomatoes are a global staple and can be found in every kitchen across the world. In solid or liquid form, tomatoes are quite versatile when it comes to the culinary arts. Even in the health department, tomatoes have a wealth of benefits to offer, for instance, they prevent heart diseases, purify blood and remove toxins, lower bad cholesterol levels, improve eyesight, et al. A study has further cemented these benefits and encouraged daily consumption of tomatoes saying that it cuts skin cancer tumour development. Resear...

  • Eye make-up causes vision problems in young women!

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of July 2017
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    Do you apply eye make-up frequently? If yes then, stop applying too much of eye make- up as it can cause vision problems. Doctors said that meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), also known as dry eye syndrome is on the rise among women due to excess make-up of the eyes. It is said that if the condition is not taken not taken seriously, then it could leads to blepharitis, extreme blurred vision. Latest medical cases revealed that though MGD until now was seen due to ageing, now the trend has changed and it is occurring among young wo...

  • Eating oranges, grapefruit daily can reduce risk of dementia among the elderly: Study

    Posted on : Monday 10th of July 2017
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    Older adults who consume orange and grapefruit every day can lower the risk of dementia by 23%, finds a study. Researchers from Tohuku University in Japan have found that daily intake of any citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemons or limes can cut the chances of developing the incurable brain condition by almost a quarter. The findings suggested that the citric acid contains a chemical nobiletin, which in animal tests has shown to slow or reverse impairment of memory. The team analysed more than 13,000 older adults for up ...

  • This is how gardening may help tackle malaria

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of July 2017
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    A new study has found that gardening may act as a strong tool to tackle malaria. Scientists say that getting rid of certain flowers can help curb mosquito population by cutting off their food supply. Researchers, including those from Hebrew University in Israel, tested nine villages in the arid Bandiagara district of Mali in West Africa. They removed the flowers of a shrub - Prosopis juliflora - from three villages where it had been common. These were compared with three others where the P juliflora was allowed to remain, and...

  • Common household disinfectant increases risk of antibiotic resistance: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of July 2017
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    London: A new study has warned that exposure to triclosan may increase the risk of developing antibiotic resistance. Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in domestic products like toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys etc. Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria evolve and develop ways to evade the antibiotic drugs, rendering them ineffective. The study showed that when some bacteria develop a resistance to quinolones, a group of drugs, they also become resistant to triclosan. The researchers conducted tests ...

  • 5 Tips to Make Healthier Fast Food Choices for Your Kids

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of July 2017
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    Childhood obesity is one of the most pressing health concerns of the 21st century and the change in our diet and lifestyle has been deemed as the main culprit. According to the World Health Organisation, the number of overweight children under the age of five in 2015 was estimated to be over 42 million globally. Further, almost half of all overweight children under 5 lived in Asia. These disturbing facts reveal that there is an urgent need to do something to prevent the spread of childhood obesity which can lead to chronic diseases like hear...

  • Health benefits of black coffee

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of July 2017
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    Black coffee can heal if consumed the right way. Yes, you heard it right. Drinking black coffee has numerous health benefits as it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. Let's have a look at some of the most important health benefits of drinking black coffee. It boosts memory Increasing age leads to decreased cognitive skills and increased risk of Dementia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Having black coffee in the morning enhances the brain function. Black coffee helps the brain to stay active and thus helps in ...

  • Foods that improve eyesight

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of June 2017
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    While it is a known fact that carrots are excellent for your eyes, there are other foods as well that are known to protect eyesight and promote eye health. Include the following food items in your diet... Dark, leafy greens like spinach, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, iceberg lettuce, kale, etc contain a lot of antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin that lower your chances of developing macular degeneration and cataracts. While there are several people who are against consumption of eggs, when eaten in moderation, these can actually...

  • Cinnamon a health pill, says study

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of June 2017
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    Cinnamon, a commonly used spice in Indian recipes, may have some unexpected health benefits. Consumption of around 3gm of cinnamon powder every day can help reduce obesity and tackle metabolic disorders, shows a first-of-its-kind study on Indians published in the international journal 'Lipids in Health and Disease'. In a clinical trial conducted in New Delhi's Fortis Diabetes Obesity and Cholesterol Foundation, Institute of Home Economics (University of Delhi) and Fortis CDOC Hospital for Diabetes and Allied Sciences investig...

  • Gym rules for beginners

    Posted on : Saturday 17th of June 2017
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    Finally decided to hit the gym after months (or years) of procrastination? While you congratulate yourself on finally taking this big step, here are some things that you need to keep in mind when you start working out at a gym for the first time... Exercising cannot be done while you wear just about anything, so invest a bit in your gym wardrobe. You don't have to stick to only black colours, rather purchase some gym clothes in funky neon colours. Make sure what you wear isn't too tight or loose. Exercising means you are boun...

  • Swine Flu and Dengue on the Rise: 5 Foods to Boost Your Immunity During Monsoons

    Posted on : Friday 16th of June 2017
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    The monsoon season is beautiful but it is also a time when our immunity tends to dip and we are at a higher risk of contracting infections and viruses. There have already been reports about the spread of H1N1 or swine flu in some parts of Mumbai. Rains also provide the perfect environment for mosquito breeding which facilitates the spread of dengue. Kids and the elderly may be more vulnerable to cold, flu and respiratory disorders during this season. Since prevention is better than cure, here are some powerful immunity boosters that you must...

  • Unable to manage your blood sugar? Put your trust in broccoli!

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of June 2017
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    Broccoli has long since been established as one of the ultimate super veggies that are good for health. Its long list of health benefits include cholesterol reduction, bone health improvement, detoxification, better digestion and improvement in eye health. Not only that, recent studies have also provided evidence that broccoli can eliminate the growth of cancer cells. Now, a new study has pointed out another problem that can be wiped off with the cruciferous vegetable – diabetes. Researchers have suggested that consuming ex...

  • Eating crispy 'french fries' may double the risk of death

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of June 2017
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    Who doesn't like to eat french fries? Well, everybody loves to eat the crispy fries, but do you know that eating too much of this fast food can be dangerous for health? According to a report in Daily Mail, researchers have found that eating french fries may increase the risk of death. A new study has revealed that people who ate fried potatoes more than twice a week are at doubled the risk of death. For the study, researchers tracked the eating habits of 4,440 people ages 45-79 for eight years. It was noted that 236 parti...

  • 5 tips to make your kids drink healthy and stay away from aerated drinks

    Posted on : Monday 12th of June 2017
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    If you are one of those parents who have children addicted to sugary, aerated drinks then it is better late than never to get them to stop drinking it. Given all the ill effects that such drinks have, it is easy to imagine parents loosing sleep over how to keep there kids away from these damaging products. It is not a quick fix solution, but taking it easy and being patient will help you to save your kids from further destroying their health. Here's how - 1. Stop buying it altogether: Don't buy, don't stock aerated drinks...

  • Grape seed extract may help prevent tooth decay: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of June 2017
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     A natural compound found in grape seed extract may help prevent tooth decay by strengthening dentin - the tissue beneath a tooth's enamel - and increasing the life of resin fillings. Researchers found that grape seed extract can make composite-resin fillings stronger, allowing them to last longer. The extract can also increase the strength of the dentin, which comprises the majority of the calcified extracellular tissue of teeth, forming the layer just beneath the hard external enamel. "One of the possible benefits...

  • Parents take note! Eating egg daily may increase growth in children

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of June 2017
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    New York: Do you include egg in your children's daily diet? A new study has revealed that parents should give egg daily to their kids as it can significantly increase their growth and reduce stunting by 47%. Lead author Lora Iannotti from the Washington University in St. Louis said,“Eggs can be affordable and easily accessible. They are a good source of nutrients for growth and development in young children and have the potential to contribute to reduced growth stunting around the world.” The study, showed that those ...

  • Why mustard oil may be healthy for your heart

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of June 2017
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    Mustard oil, with its ideal ratio of essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants, may be one of the healthiest edible oils, with huge benefits for the heart, experts suggest. Mustard oil, which has a pungent taste, contains about 60 per cent monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), 21 per cent polyunsaturated fats (PUFA) and about 12 per cent saturated fats. "High levels of MUFA and PUFA -- also called good fats -- maintain heart health and lower bad cholesterol, while improving good cholesterol," Reeti Kapoor, Venkateshwar H...

  • When potatoes turn unsafe to eat

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of June 2017
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    Potatoes are a favourite of many; some like them in the salty, crispy fries while many love them in the desi aalu chaat. We recently debunked the myth that potatoes make you gain weight. Potato is, rather, rich in carbohydrates which can be easily burned by our body to produce energy. But there are cases when dissing out potatoes off your diet should be the right thing to do. This is when they show the following symptoms, never otherwise. There are situations when potatoes can go bad. They contain a neurotoxin, called solanine, which if ...

  • Health benefits of curry leaves

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of June 2017
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    Kadi patta or curry leaves is a staple in Indian dishes. Commonly used as seasoning, this leaf adds a special flavour to every dish. But there is more to the humble curry leaf than simply flavour. Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality. Here are few health benefits of kadi patta. Helps keep anaemia at bay Curry leaves are a rich source of ...

  • Breastfeeding may lower the risk of uterine cancer: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of June 2017
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    Sydney: A team of Australian researchers on Wednesday said that women who breastfeed their children are found to be at substantially lesser risk of developing uterine cancer. Researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute said that women who breastfed at least one child are at lower risk of contracting cancer of the uterus. The head of the Cancer Causes and Care research group at QIMR Berghofer, Susan Jordan told Xinhua: "We found that the longer women breast-fed each child, the more their risk of uterine cancer re...

  • Colon cancer: Eating tree nuts may cut risk for return of the disease

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of May 2017
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    Chicago: Colon cancer survivors who ate at least two ounces (57 grams) of tree nuts a week - roughly 48 almonds or 36 cashews - were significantly less likely to have their cancer return or to die from their cancer than those who did not eat nuts, US researchers said on Wednesday. The finding by Dr Temidayo Fadelu of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and colleagues is the latest to suggest a health benefit from nut consumption. The researchers analyzed a questionnaire about dietary intake from a clinical trial of 826 patients wi...

  • World Hypertension Day 2017: What Causes High Blood Pressure And Foods You Must Avoid

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of May 2017
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    Hypertension, alternatively known as high blood pressure, is a condition wherein a person's blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. The normal range of blood at rest ranges between 100-140 millimeters mercury (mmHg) for systolic pressure and 60-90 (mmHg) for diastolic pressure. Anything above the given range is categorized as high BP. High blood pressure expressed over a long period of time poses severe threat to the cardiovascular health of a person. The World Health Organisation estimates about 7.5 million deaths appropriated to hi...

  • Tomatoes can fight stomach cancer

    Posted on : Monday 15th of May 2017
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    Tomato extracts can inhibit the growth and malignant cloning of stomach cancer cells, according to a new study that paves the way for novel therapies to treat the deadly disease. Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines. "Their antitumoral effect seem not related to specific components, such as lycopene, but rather suggest that tomatoes should be considered in their entirety," said Daniela Barone, researcher at the Oncology Research Centre of Mercogliano (CROM) in Italy. ...

  • Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of May 2017
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    Government of Brazil has announced that at least 259 people have died from yellow fever in Brazil this year. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that 259 deaths have been confirmed, another 47 are being investigated and 115 have been ruled out as being due to other causes. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 756, while another 622 potential cases are being analyzed by health authorities. The most affected states are Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, both in the southeast of Brazil, with 488 and 234 confirmed cases r...

  • Mustard set to be India's first 'GM food' after getting regulator nod

    Posted on : Friday 12th of May 2017
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    The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India's regulator for GM crops, on Thursday cleared the genetically modified (GM) mustard for commercial use in the country and recommended its approval to the environment ministry. In a submission to the Environment Ministry, Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has given a “positive recommendation but with certain conditions”, News agency PTI reported. The GEAC's recommendation came amid opposition by anti-GM groups, including RSS-affiliated bodies. ...

  • 3 Types of meditation you can do anywhere

    Posted on : Thursday 11th of May 2017
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    A number of studies have said that meditation can have a positive impact on your life if done correctly and sincerely. A number of studies have said that meditation can have a positive impact on your life if done correctly and sincerely. Apart from helping you think more clearly and calmly, here are some of the benefits of meditating regularly... Helps you express yourself better: A calm mind means better focus, heightened concentration and better perception. All these help you communicate better and thereby, improve your relationships. ...

  • Move for Health Day: Amazing benefits of regular physical activity

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017
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    You know that regular exercise and physical activity are good for your health and can help you live longer. But the benefits an individual would yeild depend on the regularity of fitness regime, regardless of the level of exercise. To achieve optimal health and maintain a healthy weight, you need to include physical activity into your everyday patterns on a regular basis. While there are a plethora of reasons to involve physical activity in our daily life, here are a few of them to consider: Regular physical activity controls wei...

  • Foods that keep you well hydrated

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of May 2017
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    With summer at its peak, it is important to keep yourself well hydrated. While drinking enough water is a prerequisite, you can also replenish water lost through sweat by consuming foods that are not only high in water content but also low in calories. Cucumber Water content: 96.7 per cent High on water content, cucumbers are packed with potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. Not only do they keep you hydrated, they also flush out toxins. Vitamins A, B and C boost immunity and give you energy. Iceberg Lettuce Water content: ...

  • Rosemary aroma has the power to boost memory in children, says study

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of May 2017
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    If you child struggles to remember his lessons at school, it's advisable to expose him/ her to aroma of rosemary essential oil. "We do know that poor working memory is related to poor academic performance and these findings offer a possible cost-effective and simple intervention to improve academic performance in children," said Mark Moss of Northumbria University in Britain. It was previously known that the aroma of rosemary essential oil could enhance cognition in healthy adults. In the study, a total of 40 childr...

  • Fruits you should not have together

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of May 2017
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    We all think that a bowl of fruits and vegetables is the best kind of meal one can have. We chop all the fruits and salad vegetables that our refrigerator has, squeeze a lime, add a dash of salt and we believe it to be the healthiest ever. But is this the right way to go about it? Acidic, sweet or neutral - If this isn't how you categorize your fruits when combining them, you need a lesson in how to go about your salads. First of all, you shouldn't mix fruits and vegetables with each other. Second of all, you shouldn't even c...

  • Suffering from bleeding gums? Eat these foods to prevent it!

    Posted on : Monday 1st of May 2017
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    Does your gums bleed often? Well, bleeding gums is caused by the buildup of plaque at the gum line which leads to inflamed gums or gingivitis. Bleeding gums could also be an indication of a periodontal or gum disease which should be taken care of immediately. The best way to prevent bleeding gums is to add certain foods in the diet as it can help heal the gums and improve the oral health. Here are a few foods which we should eat to prevent bleeding gums: Vitamin C rich foods One should include a lot of citrus fruits like ...

  • Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of April 2017
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    A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight. The findings, published in the scientific journal Food & Nutrition, indicated that when participants ate a protein-rich meal based on beans and peas, they consumed 12 percent fewer calories in their next meal than a meat-based meal. Numerous modern dietary recommendations encourage high protein consumption to help with weight...

  • Protect your heart with fresh garlic

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of April 2017
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    Prevention is better than cure-it is safe, holistic, cost effective and more importantly free of adverse effects. From ancient times, diet is considered as important as medication in the maintenance of health and prevention of many diseases including cardiovascular diseases(CVD). Garlic is known to have CVD protective, anti-cancer, anti-microbial properties; ingredient in most of the ayurvedic medicines and most investigated medicinal plant. Garlic extract has cholesterol lowering, blood thinning and blood pressure lowering effect. The m...

  • Know the surprising health benefits of mint leaves (Pudina)

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of April 2017
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    We all know that mint leaves, also known as pudina, provides many nutritional benefits to our health. It also helps to aid digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more. One can use this leaves in many ways like seasoning your salad and adding it to your cup of tea etc. Here are a few health benefits of mint leaves: Aids digestion The leave is loaded with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients which provide relief to the stomach muscles and help in digestion. It also soothes the stomach instantly and works wonders when it c...

  • Want to boost your brain power? Drinking this juice might help!

    Posted on : Friday 21st of April 2017
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    New York: Do you want to improve your brain power? If yes, then start consuming beetroot juice daily before working out as it will make your brain younger. A new study has claimed that drinking this juice before exercise makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the functions of a younger brain. For the finding, researchers from Wake Forest University in the US studied about 26 men and women aged 55 and older who did not exercise, had high blood pressure and took no more than two medications for high blood p...

  • Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 percent

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of April 2017
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    Want to lower the risk of diabetes? Well, a new study has showed that eating a bowl of fresh fruits daily may reduce the risk of developing the disease by 12 percent. People with diabetes, consuming fresh fruit more than three days a week was associated with a 17 per cent lower relative risk of dying. The findings revealed that it can lower the risk of developing diabetes-related complications affecting large blood vessels, ischaemic heart disease and stroke, and small blood vessels -- kidney diseases, eye diseases, and neuropathy --...

  • Avocado helps keep metabolic syndrome at bay

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of April 2017
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    Researchers say that an avocado a day can help in keeping metabolic syndrome far far away. Apart from taking care of metabolic syndrome, the fruit and its parts may help to cure other conditions as well. Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of risk factors of high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and body mass index that may lead to Type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. According to studies reported in the literature, avocados have the most beneficial effects on lipid profiles, with changes to LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cho...

  • World Health Day 2017: This is how you can combat depression!

    Posted on : Friday 7th of April 2017
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    Depression is a brain disorder characterised by pervasive feeling or a state of mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. World Health Day is observed each year on April 7 and this year WHO is focusing on depression, the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, with the theme 'Depression: Let's talk'. Depression is certainly treatable, but needs to be addressed immediately. Though, it cannot be cured with medication but there are simple ways which can be done to...

  • Know the amazing health benefits of ginger tea!

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of April 2017
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    Ginger tea is considered as one of the best drinks to have during winter. As it contains rich amount of Vitamin C, magnesium and other minerals, ginger root is extremely beneficial for health and also promotes many health benefits. Here are a few health benefits of ginger tea which we should know: Relieve motion sickness Drinking a cup of this drink help in preventing the nausea and vomiting that are associated with motion sickness. Improve stomach discomfort Ginger tea helps in proper digestion, which indirectly impr...

  • Green coffee: Know its amazing health benefits!

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of April 2017
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    Do you know that green coffee is good for health? Well, many of us might not be aware that green coffee promotes many nutritional and health benefits. So, one should drink a cup of green coffee every day. Here are some health benefits of green coffee which we should know: Fights blood sugar Green coffee bean helps in reducing the insulin spikes in people with high blood sugar. Studies suggests that Chlorogenic acids (CGA) present in green coffee has a negating effect on glucose transport in the human body. Maintains high bloo...

  • Eating peanuts may prevent heart attack

    Posted on : Friday 31st of March 2017
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    Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, an international team of researchers has found. After a meal, there is a spike in blood lipids, and triglycerides -- a type of fat found in the bloodstream - which stiffen arteries and lead to cardiovascular disease. The findings showed that healthy men who ate about three ounces of peanuts with a high-fat meal had a blunted increase of lipids in their bloodstream. There was also a 32 per cent reduction in the triglycerid...

  • Heatwave safety: How to stay healthy in the heat this summer

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: As predicted by weather experts, most of the cities across India have begun to witness high temperatures – equal to peak summer levels - starting this week. Such high heat during this time of the year could signal the country is in for a long, blistering summer. When summer is too hot for too long there are health risks. Therefore, it is necessary for the people to create preparedness systems to counter the health risks of heatwaves, which have become more frequent, intense and dangerous due to climate change. If a h...

  • Low salt intake can cut night-time toilet trips

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of March 2017
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    Lowering salt intake can significantly reduce excessive night time toilet trips, a condition which is also known as nocturia, a new study has found. For the study, 223 volunteers were asked to cut their salt by 25%, from 10.7 grammes to 8 grammes per day, their average night time toilet expeditions fell from an average of 2.3 trips to 1.4 times. In contrast, when 98 subjects increased their intake from 9.9 to 11 g they found that their need to urinate increased from 2.3 times to 2.7 times every night. "This is the first study to mea...

  • This vitamin may help repair damaged DNA, reverse ageing process

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of March 2017
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    Sydney: Researchers have identified a vitamin that may help in repairing damaged DNA and reverse ageing process, fight cancer as well as help in space travel. The findings have identified how a vitamin called NAD+, naturally present in every cell of our body -- was regulating the interactions that control DNA repair. Treating mice with a NAD+ precursor, or "booster", called NMN improved their cells' ability to repair DNA damage caused by radiation exposure or old age. The lead author David Sinclair, who is a profess...

  • Magnesium: Why you need it, how much per day?

    Posted on : Friday 24th of March 2017
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    Magnesium is an extremely essential mineral that needs to be consumed in relatively large amounts every day. The importance of magnesium in the human body This mineral plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body. Some of the important functions of magnesium are: Keeps heart rhythm steady and bones strong Helps regulate blood sugar level Promotes normal blood pressure Helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function Helps reverse osteoporosis Protects DNA Supports a healthy immune...

  • Hair transplant surgery: The perfect solution for your baldness

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of March 2017
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    Baldness, also called hair loss, has become a common issue nowadays, particualarly in men. Earlier, the problem was associated with old age, but even young people are affected by baldness today, mainly due to changing lifestyle. However, all those people who have lost their hair can now reverse the process through hair transplant surgery. Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again. It is the ideal solution for men looking for a more youthful and attractive appearance. A lot of people lose the...

  • Digestive problems – Follow these tips for smooth digestion

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of March 2017
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    Having good digestion is important because your digestive health can have direct impact on overall health and body function. Bad digestion can give rise to a host of problems, including gas or flatulence, stomach bloating, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue. Here are a few tips for improving your digestive health: Opt for a diet that is rich in fiber and whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits to improve your digestive health. Make sure that you consume both types of fiber – soluble and insoluble fiber – w...

  • Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, say researchers

    Posted on : Monday 20th of March 2017
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    Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months by a combination of healthy diet, exercise and an intensive medical treatment, suggests a study. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition where an individual does not produce enough insulin - the hormone that allows cells to absorb glucose in the blood - or the pancreas isn`t making insulin as efficiently as it could. As it progresses, individuals with type 2 diabetes often need to use a healthy diet, exercise and an increasingly complex combination of medications to manage the condit...

  • Do you know how beneficial a daily cup of tea could be?

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of March 2017
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    Drinking one cup of tea a day can significantly bring down the risk of dementia by almost 50 percent. The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent. According to researchers from the National University of Singapore, whether you prefer a green tea or black tea, compounds such as catechins and theaflavins in the tea leaves are considered to have anti-inflammatory an...

  • Chocolate cravings tough to control? You won't believe how easy it is!

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: A girl's best friend, a boy's go-to gift to cheer up their girlfriends and a child's daily dose of surprise from their parents, chocolates play an important part in the lives of those who harbour a deep love for the sinful treats. Unfortunately, their sugar content makes many control their cravings. While some are quite good at it, there are those who give in to temptation and indulge in a bite or two, because let's face it – chocolates are hard to resist. If you're watching your weight and findin...

  • Beware! Coloring your hair can up chances of breast cancer

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of March 2017
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    Women beware before dying your hair or using hormonal contraceptives, as they may increase your chances of breast cancer. Researcher Sanna Heikkinen from the University of Helsinki in Finland and Finnish Cancer Registry evaluated the contribution of the use of hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes on breast cancer risk factors. "The biggest risk factor in breast cancer is high age and known lifestyle-related risk factors include late age at first birth, small number of children, high alcohol consumption and sedentary lifestyle,&...

  • Here's a cure for side effects of chemotherapy

    Posted on : Monday 13th of March 2017
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    Exercise like walking or jogging may help reduce side effects of chemotherapy – this is what a new research says. Exercise as a therapy to complement chemotherapy has a positive effect on muscles, balance and tumour-related fatigue syndrome, researchers said. Patients tolerate the therapy better and experience less disease recurrence (relapses) later on. This has already been substantiated by many studies in the past. However, these examined patients in the early stages of their illness and did not differentiate between var...

  • Marijuana use is dangerous, ups risk of stroke and heart failure

    Posted on : Sunday 12th of March 2017
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    Marijuana use may lead to 26% increase in the risk of stroke and a 10% increase in the risk of developing heart failure, an Indian-origin researcher has found. “Like all other drugs, whether they’re prescribed or not prescribed, we want to know the effects and side effects of this drug,” said the study’s lead author Aditi Kalla from Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, US. “It’s important for physicians to know these effects so we can better educate patients, such as those who are inquiring abo...

  • Diet diary: The spicy bitter medicinal seed

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of March 2017
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    While all spices and condiments have unique properties, fenugreek seeds (methi) seem to contain some very special therapeutic benefits as well. Their medicinal properties have been known since ancient times — they figure in Greek, Latin and Ayurvedic literature. As such, fenugreek leaves and seeds have been used extensively to prepare extracts and powders for medicinal uses. They are good for diabetics, weight watchers, have cholesterol lowering and cancer prevention properties. In addition, they have been reported to have anti-ulc...

  • 10 Magical Benefits of Onions That Keep the Doctor Away

    Posted on : Friday 10th of March 2017
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    One cup of chopped onion contains approximately: a) 64 calories b) 15 grams of carbohydrate c) 0 grams of fat d) 3 grams of fiber e) 2 grams of protein f) 0 grams of cholesterol g) 7 grams of sugar h) 10% or more of the daily value for vitamin C, vitamin B-6 and manganese. i) They also contain small amounts of calcium, iron, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium and the antioxidants quercetin and sulfur. 10 Magical Benefits of Raw Onions 1) Raw onion is known to lower the production of LDL (b...

  • Why short, fair men go bald prematurely

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of March 2017
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    Men who are short in height and have light skin colour are more at risk of premature hair loss, researchers have found in a new genetic data of 20,000 men. The findings suggested that premature hair loss is linked to a range of various physical characteristics and illnesses such as shortness, earlier occurrence of puberty and various cancers. "We were able to identify 63 alterations in the human genome that increase the risk of premature hair loss," said lead author Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, human geneticist at the Univer...

  • Caffeine is the new cure for dementia, brain ailments

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    As per researchers, intake of caffeine could possibly boosts an enzyme in brain and save a person from various brain diseases like dementia. The study appears in the journal Scientific Reports.The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington. "This work could help advance efforts to develop drugs that increase levels of this enzyme in the brain, creating a chemical `blockade` against the debilitating effects of neurodegenerative disorders," said Hui-Ch...

  • These 5 health foods are making you FAT

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    There are certain ‘so-called healthy’ foods that we binge on without realizing how unhealthy they can be. We settle for the popular belief which counts them as healthy, whereas, they actually might be the culprits behind our weight gain. So, if you want to lose weight, eliminate the following foods from your daily diet, NOW! Artificial Sweetner As the name suggests, it is an artificial product made from unnatural chemicals. Our bodies are not made to digest such chemicals which are processed in the laboratories. These art...

  • Elderly people should drink blueberry concentrate to improve brain function

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of March 2017
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    A recent research conducted on healthy people, aged above 60, shows that drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function and even enhances working memory. Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests. There was also evidence suggesting improvement in working ...

  • Eat more salt: Now, experts claim low intake may up heart attack risk

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Health guidelines on salt intake recommend consumption levels that are too low and this may increase the risk of a fatal heart attack, researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have warned. According to current guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation, adults should consume less than five grams of salt a day. However, researchers in Canada emphasised in the study that it was not enough and there is a need to increase the maximum salt intake guide, overturning conventional wisdom that says eating too much salt is a serious h...

  • Is rice healthy? The secret is hidden in its various types!

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of March 2017
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    Rice – although starchy and full of carbohydrates – is a staple food in every household around the globe, especially in Asian countries. Even though its negatives have been emphasized more than its benefits, rice is something not many can resist. There are various types of rice to choose from, which offer you a range of health benefits – be it white, brown, black, wild or Jasmine rice – and this is exactly where its good properties take over. As per a report in CNN, the health benefits of rice reveal thems...

  • Class 10 student from Tamil Nadu develops technique to detect 'silent heart attacks'!

    Posted on : Monday 6th of March 2017
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    New Delhi: The most common cause of death among the world are heart attacks. Medical professionals the world over, have always emphasized the symptoms of heart attacks, like chest pain, shortness of breath, cold sweats, etc. The scary part is that the number of 'silent' heart attacks is gradually on the rise and that is definitely a matter of concern. Silent heart attacks occur when blood flow to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. As per a research, the risk of dying from heart disease increases by th...

  • Diet diary: Infant feeding practices may protect against Celiac disease

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    Celiac disease is a condition where an individual is intolerant to gluten for life. Gluten is a protein found in cereals like wheat, oats, barley, rye and some others. An individual with this condition has to avoid these grains. The diagnosis of this condition as well as its dietary management is challenging. Untreated, the condition can be fatal. Eating foods with gluten causes an immune reaction in the small intestines that can damage the lining of the intestines and lower absorption of essential nutrients, leading to malabsorption and...

  • Here comes an alternative for antidepressants

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of March 2017
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    New research has suggested a viable alternative for antidepressants. Yes, if you are diagnosed with depression, join yoga classes to see significant reduction in symptoms. "This study supports the use of a yoga and coherent breathing intervention in major depressive disorder in people who are not on antidepressants and in those who have been on a stable dose of antidepressants and have not achieved a resolution of their symptoms," explained corresponding author Chris Streeter, Associate Professor at Boston University School of ...

  • Prunes: Health benefits, myths and facts

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of March 2017
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    Prunes are dried plums and possess numerous health benefits. They are packed with minerals and vitamins that contribute to good health. Prunes are high in fiber, which helps prevent hemorrhoids brought on by constipation – a common problem in older adults. To help you make better, healthier choices, nutritionist Rohini Saran tells us more about this fruit as she debunks some myths around prunes. Myth: All plum varieties can be dried and made into high-quality prunes. Fact: There are a variety of plums and while some sou...

  • Immune therapy for colon cancer shows promise

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Researchers have found a way to activate the immune system’s natural cancer-killing T-cells and cause tumours to shrink in mice with colon cancer. The intervention essentially trains the immune system to recognise and attack the tumour, and to protect against additional tumour formation – a significant issue in colon cancer, said corresponding author Ajay Maker, Associate Professor at University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, US. In the study, published in the journal Cancer Research, the researchers reported...

  • Stress, low mood before pregnancy increases eczema risk in children

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    A first-of-its-kind study that links maternal stress before conception with the risk of atopic eczema in future children has been carried out by the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton in the UK. For the research, the study assessed the stress levels of women recruited to the Southampton Women’s Survey before they were pregnant. Participants were asked to report how stressed they were in their daily lives with a sub-group also asked about their psychological wellbeing. Around 3,000 b...

  • Bone loss has a cure – Try vitamin D supplements, dairy foods

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of March 2017
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    Researchers have come up with a cure for bone loss as they suggest that consuming vitamin D supplements and gulping dairy foods. Dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt possess higher bone density as weel as protect againsts bone loss in the hip, which older adults usually go through. The research could lead to better care for people over 50 years of age diagnosed with osteoporosis -- a disease characterised by low bone mass and progressive deterioration of bone tissue. For those affected, osteoporosis can lead to increased r...

  • Ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day can cut down your risk of cancer!

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of March 2017
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    The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines cancer as “the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites.” As one of the most common reasons behind the rising mortality rate across the globe, 'Cancer' is an illness that has the entire world in a strong grip. Established as the leading cause of death worldwide, cancer is accounted for 8.8 million deaths, as per WHO statistics. Although many fru...

  • Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

    Posted on : Monday 27th of February 2017
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    Chemotherapy – the only treatment for cancer is a long and painful process that also has many side effects. Unfortunately, the surgery and radiation therapy, although painful, does not always work and even when it is useful, it may not completely destroy the cancer. However, a study has found that the nerve pain caused during the procedure can be reduced or prevented through a vitamin found in milk. For the study, the researchers tested the effect of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, in female rats that were...

  • CBSE to allow diabetic students to carry snacks

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of February 2017
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    If you are a diabetic or have someone around you suffering from it, you know it is important to consume food at regular intervals to manage blood glucose levels. With Type 1 Diabetes becoming more prevalent among the young generation, this concern is no more restricted to adults. Keeping the issue in sight, K K Choudhury, CBSE's controller of examination said in a circular that children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes will be allowed to bring snacks and water bottle to their Class 10 and 12 board exam centers. The circular also mentio...

  • Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

    Posted on : Monday 20th of February 2017
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    Infants require five times more nutrition than adults during first three years, say doctors. They said iron is one of the critical elements, not just for production of haemoglobin but also for brain development. It is important for mothers to know that while infants are born with iron stores, their rapid growth rates may not satisfy the need and it becomes essential to supplement through other sources. "Undernourished children catch infections more easily and have a harder time recovering because their immune systems are impaire...

  • Chicken, meat consumption elevates diabetes risk

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of February 2017
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    Consuming animal products like meat and chicken can considerably increase the risk of diabetes. The findings showed that those participants who consumed higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and animal fat had a twofold higher risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those participants with a lower intake of saturated and animal fat. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Researchers Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain`s Tarragona evaluated the associations between total and subtypes of fat intake and the risk of Type-2 diabet...

  • Do not eat these foods during pregnancy!

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of February 2017
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    Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases that happens in a woman’s life. Not only our body changes during pregnancy, but also the way we think and feel about ourselves see changes in many ways. One should be very careful of the foods they eat during this period to facilitate a healthy and happy pregnancy. Here are some of food one should not consume during the pregnancy: Raw eggs Pregnant women should not eat undercooked food. They should avoid raw eggs or foods with raw eggs in them, like homemade mayonnaise. Drum...

  • Muscle cramps? Try these simple yoga exercises to get relief from the pain!

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of February 2017
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    Muscle cramp has become a very common thing and can happen in your leg, arm, back or elsewhere. But we always tend to ignore that pain until they start bothering us frequently. While most of us consult doctors to treat the pain but the best and easiest way to get rid of the pain is by doing simple yoga exercise. Here are a few exercise that helps to get relief from muscle cramps: Child's pose This pose helps to stretch out the abs and the front of the hips relieving abdominal cramps. Legs up the wall Putting your ...

  • Longevity: Eating less can slow ageing process

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of February 2017
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    Looks like researchers have found the secret to longevity. A new research shows how cutting back on calories slows down the ageing process and promotes longevity. The researchers found that when ribosomes, the cell's protein makers, slow down, the aging process slows too. The decreased speed lowers production but gives ribosomes extra time to repair themselves. “The ribosome is a very complex machine, sort of like your car, and it periodically needs maintenance to replace the parts that wear out the fastest," said Brig...

  • Why migraines are more common among women

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of February 2017
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    Females are more vulnerable to certain stress-related and allergic diseases such as migraines because of distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system, says a study. Mast cells are an important category of immune cells because they play a key role in stress-related health issues that are typically more common in women such as allergic disorders, auto-immune diseases, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. "Over 8,000 differentially expressed genes were found in fe...

  • Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of February 2017
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    The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this 'super-drink' may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis in the U.S. and their German collaborators found that a compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with ...

  • Grapes may shield you from Alzheimer's

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of February 2017
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    Eating grapes daily can help protect the brain against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, show results of a pilot study involving people with early memory decline. Alzheimer's disease is a brain disease that results in a slow decline of memory and cognitive skills. "The study examines the impact of grapes as a whole fruit versus isolated compounds and the results suggest that regular intake of grapes may provide a protective effect against early decline associated with Alzheimer's disease," said ...

  • Toxin makes litchi lethal, especially for kids: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of February 2017
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    Luscious litchis are usually a favourite with most, but it's not without its deadly side, literally. The summer fruit could be rich in Vitamin C but having it on an empty stomach should be a strict no-no. Also, skipping a meal after eating the fruit might not be advisable as litchi contains a toxin, called methylenecyclopropylglycine (MCPG), that can drastically bring down the blood sugar level, especially in children, making it lethal for them. Malnourishment adds to the fast deterioration of an affected person's health. A study...

  • Never do these things before running!

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of February 2017
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    Running is considered as one of the best form of exercise. Before starting the exercise, one needs to prepare their body for it. But in the process of becoming fit , we often make certain mistakes. Here are a few things which we should not do before running: Drinking too much water One should not drink a lots of water before running as it can make you feel uncomfortable. Though drinking water throughout the day can be a great way to keep you hydrated, but avoid consuming drinks that contain too much sugar as it can increase your ...

  • Five foods that can cause problems if consumed on an empty stomach!

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of February 2017
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    Hunger can often compel you to make wrong decisions like grabbing anything that looks even remotely appetising to you and consuming it. Of course, it may give you a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction on pacifying your taste buds, but if you have to think about whether it will agree with your stomach at the time. Many times, people consume some foods thinking it's healthy, but don't consider whether they are eating them. One of the biggest mistakes is consuming certain foods on an empty stomach. Doing this can cause dige...

  • Why you must eat root vegetables daily!

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of January 2017
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    Dig up some winter goodness with hormone-friendly root veggies. They might not be the best looking thing on earth but then looks aren't everything. Root vegetables have long been given the cold shoulder because they taste earthy and bitter. Not anymore. Beets, parsnips, artichokes, sweet potatoes and many more roots and tubers grace modern-day mains thanks to their adaptable flavours and wholesome properties. Stay grounded Ayurveda and macrobiotics maintain that the way a food grows can affect us greatly. Going by that logic,...

  • Cervical spondylitis: Here's why the condition worsens in winter

    Posted on : Monday 30th of January 2017
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    Cold weather can bring about an increase in the intensity of pain. And that's the reason why people suffering from cervical spondylitis are often faced with real tough times during the winter months. Cervical spondylitis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis, is a condition involving changes to the bones, discs, and joints of the neck. The problem, if ignored, can even nag throughout life. Cervical spondylitis usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, but according to orthopaedicians, computers and mobi...

  • Five simple ways to prevent joint pain!

    Posted on : Sunday 29th of January 2017
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    Joint pain is considered the most common health problem faced during winter season. But one can prevent joint pain and keep them healthy and strong by following certain things. A healthy diet One should eat a nutritous and healthy diet consisting of lots of vegetables, cereals, dairy products, pulses and seasonal fruits to prevent join pain. Eat foods rich in Vitamins Those people who are suffering from knee pain and generalised joint pain should eat foods that are rich in vitamins (C, D and K) and minerals, especially calciu...

  • Know how pollution affect your eyes!

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of January 2017
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    Everyone use masks to protect themselves from polluted air. But do you know that pollution gives a harmfull effect on the eyes as well? Well, no one is aware of these nasty effects of air pollution. Here are some ways pollution affect our eyes: Dry eyes Air pollution can cause dry eye syndrome as it affects the cornea and the inflammation of it causes itchiness and burning sensation in the eyes. Conjunctivitis Besides viral or bacterial infection, conjunctivitis can also be caused due to dust and pollution, which leads to...

  • Mushroom consumption good for health; prevents dementia, alzheimer's: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of January 2017
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    As per a new study conducted by researchers, mushroom consumption may prove beneficial for health and also help in the prevention of neurological diseases like dementia and alzheimers. Certain edible and medicinal mushrooms contain bioactive compounds that may enhance nerve growth in the brain and protect against neurotoxic stimuli such as inflammation that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, researchers said. Researchers, including Vikineswary Sabaratnam from the University of Malaya in Malaysia, analysed the health benefits o...

  • Know these amazing benefits of pomegranate juice!

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of January 2017
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    Who doesn't like to eat pomegranate? Well, everyone does as it is considered very good and also promotes health benefits. Besides eating the fruit, one can drink its juice as it is equally healthy. Here are some health benefits of pomegranate juice: Maintains blood sugar levels Though pomegranate juice contains fructose, but does not elevate the blood sugar levels as other fruit juices do. The juice helps to maintain blood sugar level in diabetic patients who drank it daily. Reduces risk of cancer The juice helps in r...

  • Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of January 2017
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    A new study suggests that one in four men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid invasive and potentially dangerous biopsy if given an MRI scan first. Biopsy is a medical procedure in which a sample of tissue is taken from the body for examination to determine the presence or extent of a disease. Researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK estimate that adding an extra multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) scan could help 27 per cent men avoid an unnecessary biopsy and reduce the number of men who are over-diagnosed - diag...

  • Soluble and insoluble fibre: Know their differences, why you need both in your diet!

    Posted on : Wednesday 18th of January 2017
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    We all know fibre plays an important role in our diet. Fibre, found only in plant products, can be in two forms - soluble and insoluble - both play different roles in promoting health and preventing diseases. Soluble fibre and its health benefits Soluble fibre is 'soluble' in water. It forms a gel-like substance and swells when mixed with water. Foods rich in soluble fiber include oats and oatmeal, legumes (peas, beans, lentils), barley, fruits and vegetables (especially oranges, apples and carrots). Soluble fiber has...

  • Clapping for health: Five benefits that will surprise you

    Posted on : Tuesday 17th of January 2017
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    All of us have done this - clapping - be it celebrations, promotions, good grades and results. Yet, you may not be aware that clapping hands can be a blessing for your health. While this seems to be a joke, clapping hands has many health benefits and it's absolutely worth putting your hands together and clap. Clapping has been scientifically proven as an effective exercise in curing many diseases. Take a look at some astonishing reasons why clapping is much more than you think: Clapping hands can help you get relief from heart di...

  • Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

    Posted on : Monday 16th of January 2017
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    Do you love spicy food? If so, here's some good news for you - a new study has linked eating hot red chilli peppers to a reduction in total mortality. The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke. People who regularly ate hot red chilli peppers also showed lower cholesterol. Although the researchers are not certain about the mechanism by which peppers could delay mortality, "transient receptor potential (TRP) ...

  • Know the health benefits of ascorbic acid

    Posted on : Saturday 14th of January 2017
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    Vitamin C, also known as known as ascorbic acid, has several health benefits, including protection against immune system deficiencies and many diseases as well as maintaining a healthy skin and hair. Now, researchers in the US suggests that vitamin C can kill deadly tumour cells can even lead to a treatment of the deadly disease. A preliminary clinical trial, involving lung cancer and pancreatic cancer patients, showed promising results when combining chemotherapy or radiotherapy with high-dose intravenous vitamin C. They found that ...

  • Suffering from lower back pain? Let yoga be your miracle cure!

    Posted on : Friday 13th of January 2017
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    Back pain is a common problem in present times, due to hectic schedules and stressful working culture. It is painful, not to mention annoying since you just can't seem to get yourself into a comfortable position that would curb the pain even by the smallest amount. Almost two-third of the population in world suffers from back pain at some point in their lives, especially those who have desk jobs. Of course, your doctor will refer you to a physiotherapist as an option, but till when will that help and will it be long-standing? The...

  • Caffeine: Good or bad, how much per day?

    Posted on : Thursday 12th of January 2017
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    Caffeine has been used by millions of people across the world every day. It can be beneficial to the body when used moderately, but too much of caffeine can cause problems. Many people take caffeine to reduce physical fatigue and to prevent or treat drowsiness. It can also increase wakefulness, improve focus and concentration as well as better general body coordination. Caffeine - a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, kola nuts, and certain medicines - is a stimulant to the central nervous system (CNS). ...

  • Sore throat? Try these natural lozenges to get relief from it!

    Posted on : Wednesday 11th of January 2017
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    Sore throat is caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus. It can be annoying as it starts with itchy and scratchy feeling in the throat that leads to cough. Though there many medicated lozenge to treat throat infection, but they are loaded with sugars and other preservatives. So, one should opt fro natural lozenges instead of medicated one. Here are some natural lozenges that help treat sore throat: Mulethi This medicinal herb known for its throat-soothing properties. Take a small piece of mulethi and chew it, if yo...

  • Know the surprising health benefits of chikoo!

    Posted on : Sunday 8th of January 2017
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    Being one of the most popular tropical fruit apart from mango, banana, and jackfruit, chikoo is exceptionally sweet and delicious. The fruit also contains high amount of nutritional values. Here are some health benefits of the fruit: Good for eyes Being a good source of Vitamin A, the fruit is good for eyes and naturally aids in improving the eye vision. Aids digestion As the chickoo is rich in dietary fibre, the fruit is used as a good natural laxativea which helps in digestion thus relieves from indigestion and constipa...

  • Brown rice: Top five surprising health benefits of the food!

    Posted on : Saturday 7th of January 2017
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    We all know that brown rice is considered as one of the healthiest food. Because of its high nutrient content, the food is a must-have in all healthy diets. Here are some health benefits of brown rice which we should know: Good for heart Brown rice is the best food for heart health. Regular consumption of the food helps to reduce artery blockage because of plaque buildup. It also helps to keep the heart healthy with its rich selenium content. Prevent cancer It also helps in fighting against various cancers like breast can...

  • Potatoes, bananas can do wonders to your health

    Posted on : Friday 6th of January 2017
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    New Delhi: A new study says that consuming bananas and potatoes on a regular basis can do good to a person's health. Specifically, the study has suggested that these foods are rich in resistant starch support gut health and enhance satiety. Researchers examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fibre. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains and legumes an...

  • This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

    Posted on : Wednesday 4th of January 2017
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    New York: A new non-invasive retinal imaging technique has been developed by researchers that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma. This new technique known as multi-offset detection, images the human retina -- a layer of cells at the back of the eye that are essential for vision -- was able to distinguish individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which bear most of the responsibility of relaying visual information to the brain. Researchers said that the death of these RGCs causes vision loss in glaucoma. Glaucoma ...

  • Radish: All you need to know about its nutritional values and health benefits

    Posted on : Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
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    Radish - It is a beloved part of our salad, has a pungent taste and has got lots of juices. They can be white, red, purple or black and are consumed raw as well as cooked.  Radishes may not be our 'favourite' vegetable, but they certainly posses certain characteristics that make them a 'good' veggie. With a high water content and enough of Vitamin C, as well as Zinc and Phosphorous, radishes are a nourishing food for the tissues helping, keep your body hydrated and your skin looking fresh and healthy. Because...

  • Iron deficiency anaemia may elevate risk of hearing loss

    Posted on : Monday 2nd of January 2017
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    New Delhi: A new study conducted by scientists says that iron deficiency anemia may increase the risk of hearing loss. This finding will in turn open new possibilities for early identification and appropriate treatment of the condition. For the study, researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US determined iron deficiency anaemia by low hemoglobin and ferritin levels for age and sex in 305,339 adults ages 21 to 90 years; associations between hearing loss and iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) were then evaluated. Of the pa...

  • Spread new year cheer; be more social to improve health!

    Posted on : Sunday 1st of January 2017
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    New York: 'Choose your friends wisely' is a phrase almost all of us have heard at some point in our lives from parents and/or other relatives. Good and loyal friends are hard to come by and many of us, we're sure, have learnt that the hard way. However, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has proved that this phrase holds true not just for the feel-good factor, but many other aspects including our health. Yes, the study suggests that our social lives could impact our health as it has great potenti...

  • Black tea: Amazing health benefits that you should know

    Posted on : Saturday 31st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Black tea – one of the widely consumed tea, it is obtained from the leaves of the shrub known as Camellia sinesis and is more oxidized than the green, white and the oolong tea varieties. And moresoever, it has a stronger flavor than other varieties of tea. Black tea is a name given to it due to the dark color of the tea’s liquor. The caffeine content in the tea is a concerning factor. A cup of black tea is known to contain half the amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee. It is good to have black tea as...

  • Gastric problems? Avoid eating these foods!

    Posted on : Friday 30th of December 2016
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    Do you often suffer from gastric problem? It is caused by a number of things including excessive alcohol consumption, chronic vomiting, consistent stress, and certain medications. Eating a healthy diet is very important as it helps to improve the discomfort and symptoms that occur with it. But there are certain foods which you must avoid for a few days till the symptoms subside. Here are some common foods to avoid if you are fighting gastric woes: Cabbage Avoid eating this veggie as it is very difficult to digest and can lead to ...

  • Know these surprising health benefits of potato juice!

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Everyone loves to eat potatoes as they make delicious and crunchy snacks. This veggie is not only tasty but also promotes many health benefits. And many people are not aware that even its juice which contains Vitamins A, C, B, phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, fiber, and protein is also good for health. Potato juice can be taken with any other juice, honey or lemon. Here are some health benefits of potato juice: Dry skin One should drink one glass of potato juice daily as it will protect the skin from the toxins in...

  • Your heart needs special care during winters – Follow these five tips!

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Numerous researches and experts have labeled winter as the most crucial season for those who suffer from heart ailments. An increase of heart attacks in the season by 50 percent has only confirmed their fears. Undoubtedly, the winter season is quite harsh on heart patients, since the heart has to work twice as harder to maintain body heat during this period. Arteries tend to shrink and tighten as the temperatures fall. This restricts blood flow and reduces oxygen supply and the lack of vitamin D and changes in the daylight...

  • Five simple tips to prevent bloating!

    Posted on : Monday 26th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Bloating is the condition where the belly is feeling swollen after eating. It is mainly caused by drinking carbonated beverages and gassy foods like cabbage. Well, many might not be aware what causes bloating. But one can prevent bloating by simply eliminating certain food items that causes the stomach problem. Here are some things which you can do to prevent bloating: Eat slowly Do not eat food too fast as you might end up gulping down a lot of air as you eat, which leads to bloating. So, eat slowly and take at least ...

  • Suffering from arthritis? Include these foods in your diet!

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Arthritis is a painful medical condition in the form of inflammation of joints which leads to severe pain, swelling and stiffness. Mainly common among women than men, this medical condition is caused by the common dietary mistakes that gives a harmful effect on our bones. There are various types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, spinal disorders. But eating a healthy and well-balanced diet will benefit everyone with or without arthritis. Here are some foods which arthritis sufferers s...

  • Five things you can do to prevent asthma attacks!

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, causing difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. Though there's no cure for asthma, but there are certain things which one can do to control the disease and help prevent its symptoms from worsening. Here are some things which you can do to prevent asthma attacks: Dust One should avoid dust as it causes havoc for asthmatics because of its allergy-inducing properties. So, it is very important to maintain a very high levels of hygiene...

  • Bloated stomach? Avoid eating these foods!

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Do you often suffer from bloated stomach? Well, it is usually caused by drinking carbonated beverages and eating beans, legumes and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Beside this, there are also many some other foods that we eat daily which leads to bloating. Here are some foods that can cause bloating: Wheat Avoid eating wheat-based foods including bread and rotis, if you are suffering from gluten sensitivity, as it can lead to indigestion and bloating. Onions Onions are gas-produci...

  • Regular use of aspirin not good for patients with uterine cancer, says study

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of December 2016
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    New York: A new study has revealed that regular consumption of aspirin is not good for health especially uterine cancer patients. It is said that regular use of over-the-counter non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen is associated with an increased risk of dying in patients diagnosed with a type of uterine cancer. Theodore Brasky, co-lead author of the study from Ohio State University in the US, "There is a increasing evidence that chronic inflammation is involved in endometrial cancer and progre...

  • Date's the way to go: Five health benefits of the sweet fruit!

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: They are small, they are dark brown, they are sweet and really delicious. If you're still wondering, we're talking about dates. According to history, date palm is known to have come from what is now Iraq, however Egyptians were known to have made wine with dates a lot earlier as well. Split into 30 categories, dates are an integral part of Middle Eastern cuisine. Some of the popular kinds are the Zaghloul, found exclusively in Egypt. The Sukkary from Saudi Arabia is one of the most expensive kinds of dates. And the...

  • Lung disease: Understanding the warning signs, tips to prevent infections

    Posted on : Friday 16th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Lung diseases are infections that affect the lungs and make it difficult to breathe. Lung disease is a group of disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Common signs and symptoms of lung disease The following signs and symptoms of lung infection shouldn't be ignored: Fever Trouble breathing Shortness of breath Decreased ability to exercise Productive cough Coughi...

  • Great ways red wine can add value to your health!

    Posted on : Thursday 15th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Drinking of red wine have many health benefits. Drinking of red wine brings some happy health benefits, like preserving your facial skin and slimming your waistline. Check out these reasons why winding down with a glass of vino is a good call all around. Red wine drinkers have better levels of good HDL cholesterol, better more beneficial cholesterol ratio. Red wine drinking also results in significant drop in components of metabolic syndrome. People who drank either red or white wine also report better sleep qualit...

  • Lesser-known health benefits of sunflower seeds!

    Posted on : Wednesday 14th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Everyone likes to munch on sunflowers seeds. But have you ever wondered that seeds from sunflower could be beneficial for our body? Well, many of us are not aware that sunflowers seeds are  good for health. It also promotes many health benefits to our body because of its nutritional value. Here are some health benefits of the seeds which we all must know: Aids  digestion Because of its high dietary fiber content, the seeds are good for digestion and also helps you in getting rid of constipation problem. G...

  • Bacterium in undercooked chicken causes paralysis: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 13th of December 2016
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    US researchers have identified a bacterium, commonly found in undercooked chicken, that may cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). GBS is an autoimmune disorder and is the world's leading cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis in humans. The research showed that if chicken isn't cooked to the proper minimum internal temperature, bacteria -- Campylobacter jejuni -- which still exist in the food can trigger GBS. "The study showed that it takes a certain genetic makeup combined with a Campylobacter (bacteria) strain to ca...

  • Know these amazing benefits of ghee!

    Posted on : Monday 12th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Who doesn’t like ghee? Well, everyone loves it, but many of us are not aware of its health benefits. Ghee or clarified butter is unhealthy when consumed in excess. So, one should control their ghee intake. Here are some health benefits of ghee: Good for digestion Being a rich source of butyric acid that is a short-chain fatty acid, ghee helps in lowering inflammation and improving the digestive system. Boosts your immune system Ghee contains high content of antioxidants that helps in increasing your b...

  • Drop meat! Eat beans, peas to lose weight

    Posted on : Sunday 11th of December 2016
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    Ever wondered if eating beans and peas can help you lose weight? A team of researchers has found that meals rich in protein sources like beans, peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals thereby implying that sustainable eating may be helpful in losing weight. The findings, published in the scientific journal Food & Nutrition, indicated that when participants ate a protein-rich meal based on beans and peas, they consumed 12 percent fewer calories in their next meal than a meat-based meal. Numerous modern dietary r...

  • Men's health: Five things you can do to prevent cancer

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Like women, even men should take proper care of themselves to lead a healthy lifestyle. Nowadays, the deadly disease cancer has become very common and one can easily become a victim of it. But there are certain thing which men can do to prevent cancer. A simple modifications in food habits, including adopting a diet rich in cereals, fish and green leafy vegetables, can drastically reduce chances of prostate cancer, considered to be one of the most common cancers among men. Here are some things which men can do to prevent c...

  • Viral fever: Try these simple home remedies to treat the seasonal infection!

    Posted on : Friday 9th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Viral fever is one of the most common seasonal infections that can affect anyone at any age including infants and children. Besides many medicines available in the market, there are also various herbs that are effective to relieve the symptoms associated with a viral fever. Here are some home remedies to treat this seasonal infections: Coriander tea One should drink coriander tea during viral fever as it acts as an effective natural aid to combat the infection because of antibiotic compounds and potent volatile oil pre...

  • Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: If you are regularly physically active and taking a walk, then you have a lower risk than inactive people of developing various health conditions. Walking is also one of the easiest ways of losing weight without a diet. Daily walk has also been linked to an increased lifespan. So, get started and reap the benefits of walking – from helping you lose any unwanted fat gains and de-stress to letting you live longer and lowering your risk of various illnesses. Walking is gentle, simple, low-impact exercise and can be done by ...

  • Five ways turmeric can boost your health!

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Turmeric is one of the most important ingredients of Indian cuisine. Apart from being used as an ingredient in cooking, turmeric also promotes many health benefits. It is a natural anti-septic agent and has therapeutic value. Here are some health benefits of turmeric: Prevents cancer Turmeric helps in preventing deadly disease, cancer and childhood leukemia with the aid of its main component-curcumin. Detox your liver Consuming turmeric or its juice helps in detoxifying the liver, which further reduces the risk...

  • Nuts and your health: Eating handful of nuts may prevent heart disease, cancer

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of December 2016
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    London: Nuts are considered to be super healthy because they are packed with with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. A number of research has linked eating nuts to plenty of health benefits - from increased cognitive function to protection from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as keeping your heart healthy. Now, a new research has found that eating at least 20 gram of nuts a day - equivalent to a handful -- can reduce the risk of a wide range of diseases including heart disease and cancer. ...

  • UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

    Posted on : Monday 5th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: UNICEF has joined hands with Government of India to conduct first ever national survey to measure nutrition levels of children in the nation. As per a report, the data is being collected to quantify deficiencies of vitamin, micro nutrients and mineral among children. As per a report from UNICEF, the findings of the exercise will start to trickle early next year. A total of 1,20,000 children in the age group of 0-19 years are being surveyed across the country through systematic random sampling as part of the exercise. ...

  • Know why tomato juice is good for health!

    Posted on : Sunday 4th of December 2016
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    New Delhi: We all know that tomato is considered for health and promotes many health benefits. But have you ever heard of raw tomato juice? Like tomato, even its juice is considered a super food as it contains rich amount of vitamins and minerals in it. Here are some health benefits of tomato juice: Prevents high cholesterol Consuming tomato juice regularly helps prevent high cholesterol as it contains rich amount of fiber in it which helps in breaking down LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Help reduce weight One of the...

  • Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Do you suffer from gum pain frequently? It usually happens due to an underlying inflammation of the gums and when the person doesn't practice proper dental hygiene. Instead of going to the dentist to treat gum pain, one can opt for natural home remedies to cure it.. Aloe Vera Being a rich source of therapeutic properties, aloe vera helps in reducing inflammation and swelling of the gums. Aloe Vera also aids in the treatment of gum diseases. Neem One can also opt for neem mouthwash to treat gum pain as it ac...

  • Online group therapy may prove as an effective treatment for eating disorder

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    According to a recent study, the researchers have found that online group therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face treatment of bulimia nervosa. Bulimia is an eating disorder marked by recurrent episodes of binge eating (or eating an unusually large amount of food and feeling out of control) coupled with purging behaviors such as vomiting, laxative abuse, or excessive exercise. Published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the researchers launched a new kind of clinical trial eight years ago, to compare the effective...

  • Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Do you often suffer from stiff neck? It can be quite painful and uncomfortable. Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours. Here are some ways to helps to treat stiff neck: Massage with castor oil Massaging your neck with castor oil helps in reducing the swelling and pain as the oil contains an ingredient called ricinoleic acid that has been found to have an anti-inflammatory action. Acupuncture One can also get rid of neck pain and st...

  • White wine may up risk of skin cancer: study

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of December 2016
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    Drinking white wine may significantly increase the risk of invasive melanoma, a type of skin cancer, a new study has warned. About 3.6 per cent of cancer cases worldwide have been attributed to alcohol, most typically cancers of aerodigestive tract, liver, pancreas, colon, rectum and breast. Previous research has suggested that alcohol can cause carcinogenesis as the ethanol in alcohol metabolises into acetaldehyde, which damages DNA and prevents its repair. Researchers at Brown University in the US used data from three large prospective...

  • Winter outing with infants: Seven handy tips for parents

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    New Delhi: Winters are an ideal time for family to travel or just visit their loved ones and be away from the hustle and bustle of city life. From a family vacation to an adventure trail to a honeymoon, winter is probably the best season, particularly, in a tropical country like India as weather at this time remains enjoyable as well as fulfilling for the visitors and residents alike. While it would be more peaceful and calm, compared to summer months, the season also brings its own challenges like colds and flu or trying to keep warm. T...

  • World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    Mumbai: Since 1988, December 1 is observed as World AIDS Day in order to create awareness about the deadly disease caused by the spread of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. On this day, many people across the globe besides government and non-government organisations educate the uninitiated/humanity at large about the prevention and control of the disease that destroys the immune system of the body and makes in unfit to fight illnesses. HIV infection gets transmitted through body fluids like semen, virginal or rectal fluid...

  • Quitting smoking in your 60s can still extend life: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of December 2016
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    Smokers can improve their life expectancy even if they kick the butt in their 60s, claims a new study. Researchers at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US also suggest that people aged 70 or older currently smoking were more than three times more likely to die than never-smokers. They reviewed data for more than 160,000 individuals aged 70 and over from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. They completed a questionnaire in 2004-2005 detailing their smoking use, and reported deaths were tracked until the end of 2011. Analy...

  • Your love for coffee may prevent risk of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

    Posted on : Wednesday 30th of November 2016
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    If you drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day, new research spells good news for you! A moderate intake of coffee may provide protection against age-related cognitive decline and other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, says recent research. The researchers, from the University of Coimbra (CNC) in Portugal, suggested that regular, long-term coffee drinking may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 27 per cent. ALSO READ | Green tea may ease kidney damage caused by cancer drug: ...

  • Know these amazing health benefits of honey!

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Honey is considered as one of the healthiest foods. One should include honey in their daily diet as it is one of the simplest ways to prevent various diseases. Honey is a great alternative to white sugar as it is healthy and promotes many health benefits. Here are some health benefits of honey which we all should know: Prevents cancer and heart disease Honey helps in reducing the risk of some cancer and heart disease because of its flavonoids, antioxidants content in it. Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal di...

  • Drinking whole-fat milk may make kids leaner

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Struggling to reduce obesity in your kid? Opt for whole milk. A new study shows drinking whole milk may make kids leaner and increase their vitamin D levels, in comparison to low-fat or skimmed milk. In the study, children who drank whole milk (containing 3.25 per cent fat content) had a body mass index (BMI) score of 0.72 units lower than those who drank one or two per cent low-fat milk. That’s comparable to the difference between having a healthy weight and being overweight, said lead author Jonathon Maguire, pediatrician at St. Mich...

  • Engage in creative activities to improve emotional well-being

    Posted on : Tuesday 29th of November 2016
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    Washington: Doing something creative always lifts our spirit and makes us feel calmer. This is probably the fact which helped the concept of adult drawing books come into being. Creativity seems to stem the build-up of stressful and negative thoughts and makes you feel much better. This is what we always felt, but a study has confirmed it. A recent study has found that everyday creative activity may lead to an "upward spiral" of increased wellbeing and creativity in young adults. The strong barrage of emotions whenever you ...

  • Signs your child has chronic kidney disease!

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Not just adults, but kidney disease can also affect children in various ways, ranging from treatable disorders to life-threatening conditions. The kidneys acts as the filter removing waste products from the body through urine and returing cleaned blood back to the body. The kidneys work around the clock and a person cannot control what they do. It is said that the two kidneys filter about 120 to 150 quarts of blood every day to produce about 1 to 2 quarts of urine, which is composed of wastes and extra fluid. The kidneys a...

  • Try these natural home remedies to treat cold

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Cold is the most common viral infections which we all have suffered frequently. Though there are medicines that are easily available to us, but it is always better to opt for home remedies to treat and reduce these common health problems using natural ingredients. Garlic The anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-protozoal properties in garlic helps to prevent viral infections and also helps in lowering high blood pressure, cholesterol and reducing the chances of heart attack and stroke. Ginger Ginger is ...

  • Top five health benefits of pineapple

    Posted on : Monday 28th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Pineapple is one of the best fruit packed with anti-oxidants.The fruit is not only tasty but also promotes many health benefits. Its anti-oxidant properties helps fight against diseases like atherosclerosis, heart diseases, and various cancers. Here are some health benefits of this juicy fruit: Being a rich source of manganese it helps in building strong bones. One should drink a glass of pineapple juice as it help in keeping our gums healthy and strong teeth. Pineapple is packed with beta-carotene that helps in fi...

  • Human cells with 'built-in circuit' can kill cancer cells

    Posted on : Sunday 27th of November 2016
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    London: Researchers have engineered cells with a "built-in genetic circuit" that produces a molecule that impairs the ability of cancer cells to survive and grow in their low oxygen environment. The genetic circuit produces the machinery necessary for the production of a compound that inhibits a protein which has a significant and critical role in the growth and survival of tumours. This results in the cancer cells being unable to survive in the low oxygen, low nutrient tumour micro-environment. "In a wider sense, ...

  • Five ways to stay disease-free in winters

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: November is almost over and the vivid nip in the air has set the stage for a full blown cold winter season soon. Winter is evidently loved by many, thanks to the hot showers, warm blankets, coffee, hot cocoa’s, etc., but unfortunately, the health issues it brings along are often overlooked. Cold, fever, flu, asthma, body ache, stiffness and all sorts of infections are just some of the problems people face in winters. Of course, there are numerous ways to treat them or cure them, but why wait for the problem when it c...

  • Depression may affect stomach, and anxiety the skin

    Posted on : Saturday 26th of November 2016
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    Researchers have found that depression in young people is often followed by arthritis and diseases of the digestive system, while skin diseases are common after anxiety disorders. The findings suggest that mental disorders are antecedent risk factors of certain physical diseases in early life, but also vice versa, according to the researchers. “Our results expand the relevance of mental disorders beyond mental to physical health care, and vice versa, supporting the concept of a more integrated mental-physical health care approach, ...

  • Write poetry to boost daily well-being

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    Everyday creative activities like writing poetry or making new recipes can boost well-being as well as creativity in young adults, new research has found. “Engaging in creative behaviour leads to increases in well-being the next day, and this increased well-being is likely to facilitate creative activity on the same day,” said lead researcher Tamlin Conner from University of Otago in New Zealand. In their study, the researchers asked 658 university students to keep a daily diary of their experiences and emotional states over ...

  • New drug in the making to suppress allergies, asthma

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    An Australian Nobel Prize-winning scientist is developing a drug to counter allergies and asthma, a statement said on Friday. Still in its initial stage, the the drug can be taken as tablets, capsules, liquids or powder, Xinhua news reported. Barry Marshall, a microbiology professor from the University of Western Australia (UWA), who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 2005 for stomach ulcer research, is working on the new drug. The medication, named Immbalance, aims to suppress an overactive immune system. When they were on oth...

  • Scientists create artificial human blood from skin cells!

    Posted on : Friday 25th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: If there was ever a missing piece to a puzzle in medical science before, it was the development of human blood. It seems, however, that scientists from Singapore have managed to do the impossible and may have found a way to develop human blood from skin cells by successfully creating artificial mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells. This brings them one step closer to actually making this miraculous discovery. Described in a paper published in the journal Nature Communications, this is being considered to be a poten...

  • Green Tea May Ease Kidney Damage Caused By Cancer Drug: AIIMS Study

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    Green tea is effective in reducing the kidney toxicity and damage caused by cisplatin — an anti-cancer drug, the AIIMS researchers have revealed. The research study has evaluated the usefulness of ECG, a polyphenolic compound obtained from green tea in preventing the damage of kidneys induced by the cisplatin. Side effects of cisplatin may include nephrotoxicity and life-threatening damaged kidney. The study by AIIMS Professor Jagriti Bhatia from the Pharmacology Department was published in journal ‘Laboratory Investigations&...

  • 5 tips to stay fit and healthy during pregnancy

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    Expecting mothers should go for pregnancy-friendly exercises and should get comfortable maternity gear for working out, says an expert. Yuvraj Randhawa, gym trainer and owner of Health Plus gym (H+), gives an insight on smart ways to exercise safely during pregnancy: Don’t lie on your back Avoid exercises that require you to lie flat on your back, especially crunches after the first trimester. Lying on your back for an extended period could make you feel dizzy as this can decrease blood flow to you and to your baby. Get...

  • Eat these fruits to keep your kidney healthy

    Posted on : Thursday 24th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: One should eat a healthy balanced diet to lead a good and healthy lifestyle. Fruits should be included in daily diet as it provides numerous healthy nutrients in our body. And to keep our kidneys healthy one should consume fruits everyday But, do you know that a kidney problem can lead to bigger and more serious cardiovascular diseases in the body. So, keep your kidney healthy by eating lots of fruits. Here are some fruits that helps to keep our kidney healthy: Blueberries As the fruit is packed with anthocyanidins...

  • Reducing salt intake may protect heart, kidney health

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    Reducing sodium intake may provide significant improvements in kidney and heart health among patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, new research has found.The study showed that in patients with chronic kidney disease, dietary sodium restriction reduced albuminuria- an indicator of kidney dysfunction and blood pressure levels, whereas paricalcitol- a vitamin D receptor activator- in itself had no significant effect on these measures. However, the combination of paricalcitol and a low sodium diet resulted in the lowest albuminuria...

  • Study reveals how lung cancer spreads

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    Golgi apparatus, a cellular component may contribute in spreading lung cancer, reveals a study. The findings by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was published in an online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The Golgi apparatus, often referred to as a cellular “post office” for its ability to package proteins into vesicles for transportation to other sites within or outside the cell, may offer a new therapeutic approach for preventing metastasis. Think of vesicles as miniature mail ...

  • Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety

    Posted on : Wednesday 23rd of November 2016
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    A study has found that probiotics, used to keep digestive tract in sync, could reduce stress levels and thus improve health and well being. Researchers at the University of Missouri, using a zebrafish model, determined that a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety. Studying how gut bacteria affect behavior in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how probiotics may affect the central nervous system in humans. Their results were recently published in Scientific Reports,...

  • Know these amazing health benefits of rope skipping!

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Skipping is one of the simplest and easiest form of exercise which can be done anytime and anywhere at your convenient time. Besides being an effective aerobic exercise, skipping also promotes many health benefits to our body. Here are some health benefits of skipping: Helps weight loss If you want to lose weight then start skipping, as this exercise can help you shed up to 450 calories in just 30 minutes. So, start skipping regularly to lose weight. Good for heart Regular skipping helps in improving the cardio...

  • App to help diabetic patients with ayurvedic medicines

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    Soon, people with diabetes will be able to find out what ayurvedic medicines to take to check their rising blood glucose levels. As part of its ‘Mission Madhumeha’ launched last month, the government is set to launch a mobile app which will suggest ayurvedic medicines for diabetic patients. The app will be meant for use by both practitioners of ayurveda as well patients. It will help in identifying the type of diabetes a patient is suffering from as well as recommend which ayurvedic medicines can be administered to a patient,...

  • Eyes may hold early signs of Alzheimer’s: study

    Posted on : Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
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    Scientists have identified a way that can be used to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease by looking at the back of patients’ eyes. A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in the US offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. “Early detection of Alzheimer’s warning signs would allow for early intervention and prevention of neurodegenerat...

  • Sleep disorder may affect kidney function

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    According to new study, improper sleep may worsen the kidney function and may lead to kidney failure. The findings that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago suggested that not getting enough sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease. Although there is increasing evidence that sleep disorders are common in individuals with CKD, its link with CKD progression is unknown. To investigate, Ana C. Ricardo, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago) and her colleagues e...

  • Antibiotics: How do they work, affect your body?

    Posted on : Monday 21st of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Antibiotics use has become quite prevalent nowadays that may of them have become less effective, mostly because they have worked so well and have been used so often. What are antibiotics? Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are powerful drugs that fight bacterial infections and can save lives when used properly. But like all medicines antibiotics have the potential to cause side effects. How do antibiotics work? Normally, doctors prescribe antibiotics for serious bacterial infections such as meningitis or pneu...

  • Red wine before smoking can offset damage to blood vessels

    Posted on : Saturday 19th of November 2016
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    A glass or two of red wine before lighting up a cigarette can counteract some of the short-term negative effects of smoking on blood vessels, a study says. "The aim of our study was to investigate the acute vascular effects of red wine consumption prior to 'occasional lifestyle smoking' in healthy individuals," explained lead investigator Viktoria Schwarz from University of Saarland, Homburg. "We found evidence that preconsumption of red wine prevented most of the vascular injury caused by smoking," Schwar...

  • 5 Foods that every woman should include in her diet

    Posted on : Friday 18th of November 2016
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    While it is imperative to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, there are certain foods that every woman should include in her diet — foods that are excellent not just for overall health, but ones that can actually safeguard you from a number of ailments. Spinach It may not be the most tempting thing to eat but spinach has so many assorted mineral and vitamins that not eating it would be a big mistake. Packed with magnesium, which is said to lower symptoms of PMS, spinach is also good bone health, keeps blood sugar in check and lo...

  • Mother’s depression may affect kid’s brain development

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    Depressive symptoms in women during and after pregnancy are linked to reduced thickness of the cortex — the outer layer of the brain responsible for complex thought and behaviour — in preschool-age kids, says a new study. “Our findings underscore the importance of monitoring and supporting mental health in mothers not just in the post-partum period, but also during pregnancy,” said lead researcher Catherine Lebel of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. The findings, published in the journal Biological...

  • Eating foods rich in fat increases risk of eye disease: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    Toronto: Is your diet rich in fat? Well, a new study has found that diets rich in fat ups the risk of major eye disease by changing in the bacterial communities of your gut. It eventually increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or aggravate the blinding disease. The findings said that bacteria in your intestines may play an important role in determining if you will develop blinding wet AMD -- late form of the disease. The study was published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. Lead researcher P...

  • Suffering from high blood pressure? Eat these foods to control the lifestyle disease!

    Posted on : Thursday 17th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Nowadays, high blood pressure has become the most common lifestyle disease. But are you aware that a simple change in lifestyle can help maintain and reduce your blood pressure. Lifestyle change also helps to prevent and treat high blood pressure. Besides consuming the prescribed medications, the disease can also be controlled by eating a healthy balanced diet. Here are some foods that helps to control high blood pressure: Lemon This fruit helps in controlling high blood pressure as it contains high amounts of Vita...

  • Keep a check on diabetes to avoid visual impairments

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    Diabetes, if not checked in time, may lead to serious eye problems that may even lead to blindness in later life, health experts have warned. High blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which leads to diabetic retinopathy. “Diabetes mellitus causes blindness by many mechanisms such as retinopathy, cataract formation (whitening of the lens of the eye), glaucoma (elevated eye pressure) and eye blood vessel blockage,” Md. Ashraf Ganie, Associate Profesor, Endocrinology and Metabo...

  • Know these amazing health benefits of custard apple!

    Posted on : Wednesday 16th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Who doesn't like to eat this delicious fruit? Custard apple is not only tasty but also promote many health benefits. The fruit is also rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C that helps to get rid of free radicals from the body. Here are some health benefits of this tasty fruit: Prevents asthma The fruit contains rich amount of vitamin B6 that helps in reducing the bronchial inflammation and also prevent asthmatic attacks. Good for digestions Custard apple is good for digestion as it contains rich amount of co...

  • Infants who are peanut-sensitised or have peanut allergy are not necessarily allergic: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    “This is a very exciting development for those of us who have been treating an increasing number of kids with peanut allergies in the past 25 years,” said Amal Assa’ad, Managing Director, ACAAI Food Allergy Committee, US. “To be able to offer parents a way of reducing the risk of their children developing peanut allergies is remarkable and of real importance.” The authors recognised early introduction of peanut-containing foods may seem to depart from recommendations for exclusive breastfeeding through six m...

  • Flu shots, access to medication help kids combat asthma

    Posted on : Tuesday 15th of November 2016
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    Washington DC: Kids with asthma require regular flu shots and schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. The study, presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggested that kids with asthma should get an annual flu vaccine and schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma. The first study looked at outcomes for kids with asthma following passage of a bill in Missouri which provides schools with equipment and access to medications to ...

  • 5 Problems that twins face

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    Having siblings can be fun. Right from having someone to play with, to that one person who is always ears to your issues. However, there's more to this than just fun. Siblings face a lot of compatibility issues and that only multiplies with twins. Here's a look at five issues that twins face as a part of growing up as well as later in life. Identity crisis Although onlookers might think wearing similar dresses is cool, most twins detest this. "I would hate wearing the same dress like my sister's on most special occas...

  • World Diabetes Day 2016: How can diabetes affect your eyes?

    Posted on : Monday 14th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: If you have diabetes, chances are that you are more likely to develop a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, kidney disease, nerve damage, foot damage and many more. Excess of glucose, also called sugar, in your blood from diabetes also increases your risk of eye problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME), and the most common one being diabetic retinopathy. It may be noted that all forms of diabetic eye disease have the potential to cause severe vision loss and ...

  • Diabetes can affect your skin too!

    Posted on : Sunday 13th of November 2016
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    Diabetes is a very common problem these days. Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, the reality is our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes. Many of us are not even aware that apart from affecting our body, diabetes can play havoc on our skin. Skin Specialist Dr Rohit Batra from Derma World Skin Clinic shared information on how diabetes can affect our skin and how we can combat this problem. Some common skin infections due to di...

  • E-cigarette prohibition will be a huge mistake: Experts

    Posted on : Saturday 12th of November 2016
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    With the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) bringing together delegates from almost every country across the world to India, a team of international experts has warned that any attempt to limit the choice of e-cigarettes to consumers would be a huge mistake and do untold harm to millions of smokers. "Much of the campaign against e-cigarettes has been driven by emotion and ideology, not evidence," said Riccardo Polosa, Director of the Institute for Internal ...

  • More smartphone use may lead to poor sleep: Study

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    People who spend more time on their smartphones may have a poor sleep quality and less overall sleep, a new study has warned. Smartphones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, but questions remain about the effects of frequent use on sleep. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression, resaerchers said. Matthew Christensen from the University of California, San Francisco in the US and colleagues sought to test the hypothesis that increased screen-time may be associated with poor sleep by...

  • Bone gene may also boost human cognition: Study

    Posted on : Friday 11th of November 2016
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    A gene that regulates bone growth and muscle metabolism in mammals may also help promote brain maturation, cognition and learning in humans, a new study has found. The research by Harvard Medical School in the US provides a dramatic illustration of evolutionary economising and creative gene retooling mechanisms that contribute to the vast variability across species that share nearly identical set of genes yet differ profoundly in their physiology. The research shows that osteocrin – a gene found in the skeletal muscles of all mammals a...

  • Mild exercise may decrease arthritis pain among elderly people

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    Low-impact exercise programme helps to decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life in older adults with arthritis and other muscle and joint conditions, finds a study. “Joints will often stiffen if not used and muscles will weaken if not exercised. Our bodies are meant to move, and inactivity leads to weakness and stiffness, and joints with arthritis often worsen with inactivity,” said Theodore Fields, Managing Director of Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), US. Partic...

  • Eating cheese may lower high blood pressure

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    Consuming sodium in the form of a dairy product, such as cheese, may protect against some of sodium's effects on the cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, researchers say. According to researchers, the protection comes from antioxidant properties of dairy proteins in cheese. The results suggest that when sodium is consumed in cheese it does not have the negative vascular effects that researchers observed with sodium from non-dairy sources. "We found that when participants ate a lot of sodium in cheese, they had...

  • Top five health benefits of peach

    Posted on : Thursday 10th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: We all love to eat this juicy and delicious fruit. Peach is a very popular fruit across the world for its unique flavour. The fruit is also used in several desserts as an ingredient. But not many people are aware of the health benefits this fruits gives to our body. Here are some of the health benefits of peach - Good for eyes Peaches contains rich amount of beta carotene which is responsible for eye health. Due to lack of beta carotene many people in the world suffer from sight problems. Helps lose weight Cons...

  • New safer gene therapy may reduce cancer risk: study

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    Scientists have developed a new safer gene therapy that may reduce the risk of cancer and can be used for many blood diseases. Researchers at Washington State University in the US identified a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. They altered the way a virus carries a beneficial gene to its target cell. The modified viral vectors reduce the risk of cancer and can be used for many blood diseases. Grant Trobridge, associate professor at Washington State University and...

  • Stressed at work? Follow these tips to stay fit, productive!

    Posted on : Wednesday 9th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: It is a well-known fact that stress has become a major factor in our day-to-day lives, hindering our physical and mental well-being. While all areas of life can cause stress, the nature of an individual's work also matters. For instance, people with an agency job may be more stressed out owing to long hours and tight deadlines than their peers who work in a different environment. Unfortunately, work-related stress doesn't disappear even when you head home for the day, it lingers on your head and can take a toll on ...

  • Weight loss: The best time to eat dinner to shed that stubborn flab!

    Posted on : Tuesday 8th of November 2016
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    New York: Struggling to shed those extra kilos? Worry not, as a new study suggests eating dinner early by mid-afternoon and following it by an 18-hour daily fast or until breakfast the next morning may help with losing weight. The new research revealed that eating a very early dinner, or even skipping dinner, may reduce swings in hunger, alter fat and carbohydrate burning patterns, which may help in losing weight. "The study found that eating between 8.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. followed by an 18-hour daily fast kept appetite levels ...

  • Immunotherapy treatments may better treat skin cancer, says study

    Posted on : Monday 7th of November 2016
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    New Delhi: Treating one of the most common and deadly forms of skin cancer with a combination of immunotherapy options may improve survival and lower the risk of life-threatening events in the patients diagnosed in the late stages, a new study has found. Cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer. In its early stages, melanoma is often cured with surgery alone, however, most patients who are diagnosed in the late stages of disease are not candidates for surgery and drug therapy is the main course of treatment. ...

  • Smoking cigarettes may change your DNA permanently

    Posted on : Saturday 5th of November 2016
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    Smoking is one of the biggest culprits causing fatal diseases such as cancer and heart disease. But what most of us don't know is that smoking has the capability to change our genes. Not only that, it is said to have a lasting impact on our DNA. This also goes on to explain why it is held responsible for a host of serious health issues. Researchers at the US National Institute of Environmental Health evaluated test results of approximately 16,000 people in 16 studies. Dr Normal Edelman, the senior scientific advisor for the American ...

  • An egg a day can reduce risk of stroke

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    Consuming an egg -- nutrient-rich source of high quality protein -- per day may lead to a 12 per cent reduction in risk of stroke, a new research shows. One large egg boasts six grams of high-quality protein and antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, found within the egg yolk, as well as vitamins E, D, and A, the study said. "Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. They are also an excellent source of protein, which has been relate...

  • Work burdening you with stress? Staying fit can help you deal!

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    London: Work stress is a common problem among most office-goers. Deadlines, pressure, job security, new tasks, new responsibilities, targets, etc., all seem to accumulate into stress, which can make you feel burdened and lead to many health-related issues. There are many ways to deal with work-related stress, like time management, lesser expectations, accepting only those responsibilities which you feel you can control, etc., but more often than not, people tend to give up on them sooner or later. A new study, however, has suggested ...

  • Volume of your brain can predict how you will lose weight: Study

    Posted on : Friday 4th of November 2016
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    Did you know your brain may hold the key to your success in losing weight? Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center believe they may have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan. Through the study, the researchers were able to predict weight loss success with 78 per cent accuracy, based on the brain volume of the study participants. “A simple test that can predict intentional weight loss success using structural brain characteristics could ultimately b...

  • Using Facebook may help you live longer

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    If you are an avid Facebook user, here is some good news. A new study says that using Facebook is associated with living longer as it serves to maintain and enhance an individual’s real-world social ties. “Happily, for almost all Facebook users, what we found is balanced use and a lower risk of mortality,” said James Fowler, Professor at the University of California-San Diego, in a study of 12 million Facebook users. Interacting online seems to be healthy when the online activity is moderate and complements interactions...

  • Study reveals canola oil may cut belly fat in a month

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    Including canola oil in your diet may help get rid of your belly fat in as little as four weeks, a new study has found. “Visceral, or abdominal, fat increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, and is also associated with increased risk for conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes,” said Penny M Kris-Etherton, Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the US. “Monounsaturated fats in canola oil decrease this fat that has adverse health effects,” said Kris-Etherton. Researchers found that after one ...

  • Hypertension: Five natural home remedies to lower high blood pressure!

    Posted on : Thursday 3rd of November 2016
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    New Delhi: High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is a common condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure is known as 'silent killer' because this condition usually doesn't cause symptoms until it has done significant damage to the heart. Normal blood pressure reading should be less than 120/80 mm Hg. Anyone whose blood pressure is consistently at or 140/90mmhg is said to have hypertension. The prevalence of hypertension in India is said to range from 20-40% ...

  • Cancer will kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030: reports

    Posted on : Wednesday 2nd of November 2016
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    Paris: Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 - roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than two decades, said an analysis conducted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), released Tuesday at the World Cancer Congress in Paris. As the global population grows and ages, the highest toll will be among women in poor and middle-income countries, it said, and much of it from cancers which...

  • 10 ways to make the most of your coffee habit

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    Coffee lovers are constantly tinged with guilt. But it's actually not that bad. Coffee, when had the right way, can actually help you on your way to good health. Here are 10 ways to make the most out of that coffee habit of yours. 1. Don't drink coffee before 10 am Research shows that people feel pretty alert for the first hour or two after waking up because of high cortisone levels in the body. You need coffee when you reach office because by that time your cortisone levels drop. ​2. Space out your coffee consumption ...

  • Vigorous exercise may expose city kids to pollution

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    New York: Children from urban areas who engage in vigorous exercises both indoors and outdoors may be at a greater exposure to black carbon -- a traffic-related pollutant -- than children who are less active, researchers said. Black carbon -- a pollutant that is also an indicator of diesel exhaust exposure -- is known to have an adverse impact on health. The study revealed that the children who exercised were exposed to 25 per cent greater concentration of black carbon compared to non-active children. There are numerous health be...

  • New tool may help combat antibiotic resistance

    Posted on : Tuesday 1st of November 2016
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    Scientists, including one of Indian origin, are developing a new device that can quickly identify bacterial infections, an advance that may help fight antibiotic resistance by reducing unnecessary prescription of drugs. The tool, designed by the researchers at University of Sheffield in the UK, could help doctors make more informed prescriptions and reduce the number of patients with viral infections being prescribed antibiotics. The device could enable patients with flu-like symptoms to give a small blood sample and be promptly told whe...

  • Tips to stop biting your nails

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    Some people have a horrible habit of biting their nails. It not only damages your nails but teeth as well. Here are a few tips to get rid of this habit. - Cut your nails from time to time. This way you will have short nails and you won't have anything to bite! - Be committed at letting go of this habit. Keep a reminder on your phone or put up sticky notes in front of your desk. They do help. - Get a manicure often. Will you have the heart to bite those pretty nails, now?  Calcium deficiency is one of the reasons why ...

  • 7 home remedies to curb cold and cough

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    With the change in weather, viral cough and cold are common ailments that kids suffer from. Try some of these remedies to treat the ailment and boost your kid's immunity: 1. Steam: If your little one suffers from cold and has trouble breathing, get him/her to take steam. Make the kid stand in the bathroom with hot water running or simply heat water in a wide bowl and make the kid inhale the hot fumes for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Adding eucalyptus oil can also help soothe your child's system. 2. Honey: Known for its soothing...

  • Milk chocolates to get as healthier as dark ones

    Posted on : Monday 31st of October 2016
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    Love to eat milk chocolates, but are wary of its negative health effects as a result of higher levels of added sugar and fat? Take heart. Researchers have found a way to introduce the health benefits of dark chocolate – a powerful source of antioxidants – into milk chocolates. Researchers from the North Carolina State University, in the US, have developed a method to use peanut skin extracts to make milk chocolate that has even more nutritional benefits of dark chocolate without affecting the taste. They extracted phenoli...

  • Fish consumption can prove beneficial to Alzheimer's patients

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: As per a recent study conducted by researchers, consuming fish can prove beneficial for the patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease. The study conducted by researchers at University of Macau says that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fish may help in the removal of metabolites, including amyloid-beta peptides which is one of the factors that lead to Alzheimer's. The research published in the FASEB Journal suggested that Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) found in fish oil could improve the func...

  • Every pain in the neck is not cervical!

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    Pain is the commonest medical complaint and one in the neck troubles quite a few of us. No wonder, the idiom, "Pain in the neck"! While there can be a myriad reasons for the neck to cause trouble, by far the commonest would be the so called "cervical" - the term cervical actually refers to the neck region in medical terminology and does not mean any illness. What is meant is cervical spondylosis - a fancy term for normal wear and tear of the spine in the neck (or cervical) region. This includes age related degener...

  • Regular dental visits can help keep pneumonia at bay

    Posted on : Sunday 30th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Paying a visit to your dentist at least twice a year is not only good for your gums and teeth but it can also decrease the risk of pneumonia to a certain extent. Regular dental check-ups can help reduce bacteria in the mouth thereby preventing the risk of getting exposed to pneumonia. Based on an analysis of a database of more than 26,000 people, the research found that people who never get dental checkups had an 86 per cent greater risk of pneumonia than to those who visit the dentist twice a year. "There is a we...

  • Add eggs to salads to boost vitamin E absorption

    Posted on : Saturday 29th of October 2016
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    Adding whole eggs to a colourful salad boosts the amount of vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, says a study. "We found vitamin E absorption was four- to seven-fold higher when three whole eggs were added to a salad," said Jung Eun Kim from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana US. "This study is novel because we measured the absorption of Vitamin E from real foods, rather than supplements, which contain mega-dose amounts of Vitamin E," Kim noted. Vitamin E, which is absorbed along with diet...

  • World Stroke Day: Things you can do to prevent a stroke!

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Stroke is a serious medical emergency that occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off, depriving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients Stroke, which is a leading cause of disability, is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, Worldwide, it is the second leading cause of death. As per CDC, globally, stroke takes the lives of more than 6.5 million people each year, and permanently disables another 5 million. Around the world, stroke kills more people each year than do HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculos...

  • Ayurvedic cure of diabetes – Top five home remedies that really work!

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Diabetes is a serious disease that can't be cured, but it can be treated can controlled. There are three main types of diabetes mellitus: Type 1 diabetes - A chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. The cause of type 1 diabetes is not known and it is not preventable with current knowledge. Type 2 diabetes – a more common type in which your body does not make or use insulin well. It is largely the result of excess body weight and physical inactivity. Gestational diabetes – I...

  • Facebook posts may help detect mental disorders: Study

    Posted on : Friday 28th of October 2016
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    Facebook status, ‘likes’ and even photos could help improve the detection of mental disorders, according to a new study which suggests that social networks may help provide support and interventions. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK said social networking sites might be harnessed to provide data to help further our understanding of the onset and early years of mental illness. “Facebook is hugely popular and could provide us with a wealth of data to improve our knowledge of mental health disorders s...

  • Cranberry can help fight harmful bacterial infections

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Cranberry extract has the potential to interrupt communication between harmful bacteria thus stopping spread of infections and paving way to developing alternative approaches in controlling infections, a research has found. "Cranberry PACs interrupt the ability for bacteria to communicate with each other, spread and become virulent -- a process known as quorum sensing," INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier's Professor-investigator Eric Deziel said. Cranberries are a potent source of antioxidants and have unique anti-adhesive p...

  • Muscle strength may help to improve brain function

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Sydney: Increased muscle strength may help to improve brain function in adults who suffer from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), shows a new study. MCI defines people who have reduced cognitive abilities such as reduced memory, but are still able to live independently. It is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. The findings published in the Journal of American Geriatrics show a positive causal link between muscle adaptations to progressive resistance training and the functioning of the brain among those over the age of 55 with MCI....

  • Avoid giving smartphone to calm down your kid, say experts

    Posted on : Thursday 27th of October 2016
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    Parents may please take note that it is just not all right to hand your child a smartphone to calm him/her down at home even if it helps keep peace in the house, according to the new guidelines released by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Friday. Although there are specific instances when using digital media as a soothing tool is helpful, such as on airplanes or during medical procedures, parents should avoid using media as the only way to calm down children, the authors noted. Using devices as a common soothing strategy may limit c...

  • Heart disease: What increases your risk, tips to reduce it!

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Cardiovascular disease, also called heart disease, is the leading cause of death in the developed world, killing more than 17 million people per year, claiming more lives than cancer. Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. This is mainly caused by poor diets, lack of exercise, obesity, and smoking. Some risk factors of heart disease, such as age and family history of early heart disease, can't be changed. For instance, age becomes a risk factor in women. Af...

  • Early intervention by parents can improve child’s autism: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 26th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: A parent-led intervention with their autistic child at a very young age is extremely beneficial in reducing the severity of the disease, according to a new study. Medical experts are calling it a new form of therapy in which healthy interaction with family members could improve social communication in young children with autism. The study published in Lancet, a medical journal, reveals that a year-long training program can help parents communicate with their very young autistic children and reduce symptoms of the disorder up t...

  • How to decrease risks of sleep-related deaths in infants

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    Babies should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents during the first year of their lives, but on a separate crib or bassinet, to decrease the risks of sudden sleep-related deaths, US experts say. The new recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics draws on new research that supports skin-to-skin care for newborn infants; addresses the use of bedside and in-bed sleepers; and adds to recommendations on how to create a safe sleep environment. “Parents should never place the baby on a sofa, couch, or cushioned chair,...

  • Know what causes migraine headaches

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: A migraine is a severe headache and also the most common and painful things that a person can experience. One can help manage this painful headache by taking preventive and pain-relieving medications. Below are some causes of migraine that you should be aware about: Alcohol Consuming too much of alcohol, especially wine, and highly caffeinated beverages may cause migraines. Stress One should not take stress at work or home as it can trigger this painful headache. Bright lights Avoid bright lights and su...

  • New strategy may help prevent Alzheimer’s: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 25th of October 2016
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    Taking a pill that stops the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain may help prevent or delay Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US took a three-pronged approach to help subdue early events that occur in the brain long before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are evident. They were able to prevent those early events and the subsequent development of brain pathology in experimental an...

  • Adverse events in childhood may affect child’s health

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Household dysfunction or any adverse event in childhood may have a short-term affect on a child’s health and weight in early days as well, finds a study. The study suggested that children exposed to early adversity also have increased risk for asthma, infection, somatic complaints, and sleep disruption. Maternal mental health issues are associated with elevated cortisol levels, and maltreatment is associated with a lower cortisol profile. For the study, the researchers examined 39 cohort studies to determine the effect that adverse...

  • Five simple ways to improve your mental health!

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: A good health means you are fit both physically and mentally. But we often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health. It is very important to take care of your mental health as to function well in the daily life. One can maintain a healthy mind by making simple changes in their lifestyle. Here are some ways to look after your mental health: Maintain a regular routine One should try and create a daily routine like waking up time to eating to sleeping for good mental health. Those who maintain...

  • Even low physical fitness can help prevent heart diseases

    Posted on : Monday 24th of October 2016
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    Even low physical fitness, up to 20 per cent below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to prevent risk factors like diabetes, hypertension and obesity that affect people with cardiovascular disease, a new study has claimed. “This is great news for people with heart disease who have difficulty adhering to a regular – mainly aerobic -exercise programme,” said Daniel Curnier, a professor at the University of Montreal (UdeM) in Canada, who led the study. “Small improvements in their fitness level are enough....

  • Jump your way to fitness with the bungee workout

    Posted on : Sunday 23rd of October 2016
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    There's a new workout that's taking the international fitness world by storm. While bungee jumping has been popular among thrill seekers, those who want to strengthen their core muscles are jumping onto a new trend — the bungee workout. Started in Thailand, this workout uses resistance training to tone muscles, all while having fun. Videos of the workout online shows people strapped into a harness that is suspended by a bungee cord from the ceiling. They then dance, do aerobics, plunge to the floor, fly in the air and even ...

  • Iodine deficiency: Top five signs you need to know!

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Iodine deficiency is very common in our country. The signs and symptoms of iodine deficiency may vary according to individuals and the normal functioning of the thyroid gland. The major source of iodine is iodized salt. Iodine deficiency can have a catastrophic effect on our body. Here are some signs of iodine deficiency: Constipation When our body doesn't get enough iodine, it leads to obstructed in bowel movements or constipation. Weight gain Lack of iodine in our body can slow down the energy burning...

  • Hypertension woes? Here are some tips on how to beat the condition

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Also known as a silent killer, hypertension can get worse without any specific symptom. There are ways how you can beast this killer ailment and lead a healthy lifestyle.   Adequate sleep of at least 6-8 hours is required if you want to keep the symptoms of this ailment at bay. Try to consume minimum salt as excess of it can raise the chances of getting hypertension. If you want to keep this silent killer far far away, exercise is what is required on a regular basis. Consuming more fruits and veggies is an...

  • Know these amazing health benefits of mulberry!

    Posted on : Saturday 22nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Who doesn't like to eat this tiny and juicy fruit? Everyone loves this sweet fruit that looks quite similar to blackberry and tastes like grapefruit. This delicious and nutritious fruit belonging to the Moraceae family. Mulberry is not only tasty but also promotes many health benefits. Here are some health benefits of mulberry: Prevents cancers Being a good source of resveratrol and a potent phytonutrient, researchers believes that mulberry helps prevent cancer. It also contains high level of anti-oxidants stunts t...

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism scan vital to avoid mental damage in newborns

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    With an aim to diagnose Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) early among new borns and avert physical and mental retardation, health experts on Thursday urged the government to make compulsory the screening for CH among all new borns. The experts, on the basis of several well-established studies, also concluded that CH is one of the few conditions which can be identified through early screening of new borns but, if left undetected and untreated, can leave permanent damage. According to the doctors, most new borns with CH appear normal at b...

  • Want to lose weight? Include bananas in your diet!

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Have you ever thought that banana can actually help you lose weight? Well, many people have a misconception that this fruit promotes weight gain. And those who want to lose weight, avoid eating this fruit to control their weight. But this wonder fruit can actually help you shed some kilos. Here are some ways in which bananas help lose weight: Prevents water retention Being rich in potassium, this fruit helps in preventing water retention in your body that reduces bloating or swelling up of the body. If you want to ...

  • Top seven health benefits of drinking lemon water!

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Lemon water is considered good for our body as it helps in restoring our health and rejuvenating the entire physical system. We all know that lemon give many health benefits to our body as it is a powerhouse of vital nutrients and antioxidants. So, one should start their day by drinking a glass of lemon water to energize themselves. Here are some health benefits of drinking lemon water: Good for skin Consuming lemon water regularly helps in keeping your skin healthy and makes them glow. It also reduces aging, black...

  • Heart failure not as life-threatening as heart attack: Experts

    Posted on : Friday 21st of October 2016
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    “Heart failure refers to the heart’s inability to circulate blood through the body. Blood flow is slower than normal, which compromises the blood flow to the vital organs of the body like kidneys, liver and brain, leading to the malfunction of these organs,” Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Cardiology, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, told IANS. Heart failure is not similar to a heart attack and it is important for people to understand the difference, the experts said. Heart failure may be a serious health hazard but...

  • Look out for physical root of depression

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Washington DC: A new research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China has taken the understanding of the physical root of depression a step forward. The study shows that depression affects the part of the brain which is implicated in non-reward, the lateral orbitofrontal cortex, so that sufferers of the disease feel a sense of loss and disappointment associated with not receiving rewards This area of the brain, which becomes active when rewards are not received, is also connected with the part of the brain which...

  • Suffering from stiff neck? Try these yoga poses!

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Are you suffering from stiff neck? Well, it is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours. But doing some yoga stretches can help you get relief from stiffness of neck. Here are some yoga poses that helps to loosen up your neck muscles: Trikonasana or triangle pose This pose gently stretch and targets the sides of your neck. It also helps treat fatigue and offers a deep relaxation to the muscles of your back. Matsyasana or fish pose It provides a de...

  • Migraines linked to more microbes in mouth

    Posted on : Thursday 20th of October 2016
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    Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have found that people who suffer from migraines harbour significantly more microbes in their mouths which have with the ability to modify nitrates. “There is this idea out there that certain foods trigger migraines – chocolate, wine and especially foods containing nitrates,” said Antonio Gonzalez, from University of California, San Diego in the US. “We thought that perhaps there are connections between what people are eating, their microbiomes and their experiences ...

  • Beware: Reheating these five foods can turn them into poison!

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: We all are in the habit of reheating food. Be it leftovers or something we rustled up earlier to eat later, we all feel it is a convenient practice. But is it safe? Excess reheating of food is always looked down upon by experts, but there are certain food items that can turn into poison if reheated. Different foods have different nutritional value, but the ones that turn into a potential health risk when reheated must be avoided no matter how healthy they might be. Below is a list of five food items that you should avo...

  • Short walks after meals can help reduce diabetes: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 19th of October 2016
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    Taking a short walk after meals, particularly when they contain a substantial amount of carbohydrates, can help people with Type 2 diabetes reduce their blood sugar levels, a study has found. The findings showed that post-meal blood sugar levels dropped 12 per cent on average when the participants followed the “walking after meals” advice compared to walking at any time of the day. “Most of this effect came from the highly significant 22 per cent reduction in blood sugar when walking after evening meals, which were ...

  • Stroke – 10 warning signs you should know!

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Stroke is a medical emergency and is the leading cause of mortality and disability, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, the brain cells begin to die. Strokes can strike people of any age, including children, but adults over 65 years of age are most at risk. But, stroke can be treated and prevented. Therefore prompt treatment is crucial as it can minimise brain dama...

  • Soy protein in childhood may prevent bone loss in adulthood

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Move over milk, soy protein isolate early in life might be what's needed for strong, healthy bones in adulthood, researchers say. The findings showed that giving children a diet high in soy protein isolate can protect against serious bone loss during adulthood as well as help ensure overall better bone quality. "Appropriate early-life nutrition can optimise peak bone mass," said Jin-Ran Chen, researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. "Consumption of soy foods has a ...

  • Taking placebo pills may ease chronic back pain

    Posted on : Monday 17th of October 2016
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    Patients who knowingly took a placebo in combination with traditional treatment for chronic lower back pain had a significant reduction in pain and disability, a study has found. Conventional medical wisdom has long held that placebo effects depend on patients’ belief they are getting pharmacologically active medication, the study said. “Our findings demonstrate the placebo effect can be elicited without deception,” said lead author Claudia Carvalho from Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA) in Lisbon, Portug...

  • Eating dark chocolates may improve your heart health

    Posted on : Sunday 16th of October 2016
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    Now you need not be guilty of indulging in dark chocolates, as compounds found in cocoa may be good for your heart, a study has found. The findings showed that consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa products was associated with improvements in specific circulating biomarkers of cardiometabolic health. “We found that cocoa flavanol intake may reduce dyslipidemia (elevated triglycerides), insulin resistance and systemic inflammation, which are all major subclinical risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases,” said Simin Liu, Profess...

  • Depression symptoms may influence lung cancer survival

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a recent study. On the other hand, when depression symptoms lift, survival tends to improve, researchers found. Lead author Donald R. Sullivan said, “Surprisingly, depression remission was associated with a mortality benefit as they had the same mortality as never-depressed patients.” “This study cannot prove causation – but it lends support to the idea that s...

  • Top five benefits of drinking honey water!

    Posted on : Saturday 15th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Honey is considered as one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is said that honey when taken with warm water promotes good health. One should drink honey water daily in the morning as it provides us many health benefits and help keep diseases at bay. Here are some health benefits of honey water which we all should know: Treat sore throat Drinking honey water regularly keeps upou away from cold and flu. It also helps in treating your sore throat and a rough cough. Detox Honey water is considered the best de...

  • Visual impairment – 10 signs your eyes are going bad!

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Your eyes function much like a camera. It is the eye that enables you to see the world and its majestic beauty. We cannot imagine life without sight, although, unfortunately there are people who are born blind or with severe vision loss. The eye is not only the most beautiful, but also one of the most complex and important sensory organs in the body. We need to maintain good eye health to enjoy a healthy eyesight. Here are some signs that signal you may have some vision problems and that it's time to see your Ophthalmo...

  • Asthma drug could prevent liver disease

    Posted on : Friday 14th of October 2016
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    A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma has shown promise in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, says a study. The study, conducted in mice, found that cromolyn sodium successfully blocked a series of cells that trigger liver scarring (known as fibrosis), which in advanced cases can lead to cirrhosis. The research was a direct outgrowth of previous published works involving the same drug for bile duct damage and liver cancer. “If you base it off these studies, the possibil...

  • Teething: Are homeopathic products safe for your baby?

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Teething can be a painful moment for the baby. During this time, the baby may show some symptoms, including fussiness or irritability, gum swelling and sensitivity, refusing or changes in eating habits, sleep problems, etc. Some believe babies also develop fever and diarrhoea during teething, which experts disagree and say these common sysmptoms may coincidentally appear at the same time as emerging teeth. There are a range of products available in the market nowdays, making the teething process a lot easier or comfortable...

  • Here’s how you can keep your bones healthy

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    On the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Fortis Healthcare has issued guidelines to keep the bones healthy. Rheumatic or musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 150 diseases and syndromes, which are usually progressive and associated with pain. They can broadly be categorised as joint diseases, physical disability, spinal disorders, and conditions resulting from trauma. Musculoskeletal conditions are leading causes of morbidity and disability, giving rise to enormous healthcare expenditures and loss of work. Arthritis is a di...

  • Calcium supplements may damage your heart: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 13th of October 2016
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    Taking calcium in the form of supplements may raise the risk of plaque buildup in arteries and heart damage, although a diet high in calcium-rich foods appears to be protective, scientists have found. After analysing 10 years of medical tests on more than 2,700 people, researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US, said the results add to growing scientific concerns about the potential harms of supplement. “Our study adds to the body of evidence that excess calcium in the form of supplements may harm the ...

  • Top five health benefits of apricot!

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Apricot belongs to the family of peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries and can be consumed in both fresh as well as dried form. This yellowish-orange fruit contain rich amount of vitamin C in it. The fruit is not only tasty but also gives many health benefits to our body. So, one should include apricot in their daily diet to lead a healthy lifestyle. Here are some health benefits of apricot: Good for eyes Apricot is good for eyes and also reduces the risk of developing eye disorder because of the carotenoids and the ...

  • How people type on computer keyboard may help treat Parkinson’s

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    Performing ordinary tasks such as typing emails or updating Facebook status may help treat Parkinson’s disease, thanks to scientists who have developed a new monitoring technique to evaluate the patient’s symptoms as they interact with a computer keyboard at home. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, there are treatments that can reduce the severity of a patient’s symptoms. For these treatments to be effective, doctors need to regularly monitor the patient’s symptoms at home. Researchers, i...

  • Blood pressure drugs may increase depression risk: study

    Posted on : Wednesday 12th of October 2016
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    Some commonly prescribed blood pressure medications may increase the risk of mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder, researchers including one of Indian origin have warned. In the study, that compared four common classes of antihypertensive drugs and risk of mood disorders, two drugs were associated with an increased risk for mood disorders, while one appears to decrease mood disorder risk, according to Sandosh Padmanabhan, Professor at University of Glasgow in the UK. “Mental health is under-recognised in hypertensi...

  • Five natural ways to remove unwanted facial hair

    Posted on : Tuesday 11th of October 2016
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    Oatmeal scrub, sugar and yogurt scrub, lemon juice and honey can help you get rid of unwanted facial hair. Geetika Mittal Gupta, dermatologist and Medical Director of ISAAC (International Skin and Anti-Aging Centre), lists down some home remedies to get rid of facial hair naturally: 1. Lemon juice and honey: Lemon and honey is a great way to reduce facial hair. Take four tablespoons of honey and two tablespoon of lemon and blend it together. Dab it in a cotton ball and apply it on your face. Leave it for 10 minutes before you rinse i...

  • 20 minutes of cycling can cure heart related diseases

    Posted on : Monday 10th of October 2016
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    Do you know that just 20 minutes of daily cycling can almost half your risk of dying from a heart-related disease? Amar Singal, the Senior Interventional Cardiologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, highlights several studies suggesting the same. A study conducted by the Purdue University concluded that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by a whopping 50 per cent. Similarly, the Copenhagen Heart Study, which monitored over 5000 people over a period of 14 years, found a major association between ...

  • Weak handgrip may signal poor health: Study

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    Handgrip strength is a simple test, measured with a hand-held device. On average, handgrip strength peaks in the 30s and 40s and then declines with age. “When individuals’ handgrip falls below some reference value for their age group, sex and body height this can be taken as an indicator for practitioners that further health checks may be warranted,” said Nadia Steiber from International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. “The measurement of handgrip strength in clinical practice is a s...

  • Parenting can be more straining for mothers: Study

    Posted on : Sunday 9th of October 2016
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    A new study conducted at the Cornell University shows that while both the parents enjoy spending time with their children, managing them carries more strain for mothers. This is is likely because moms spend more time with their kids while doing more onerous chores like basic childcare, cooking and cleaning, whereas dads spend more time with children in enjoyable, low-stress activities like play and leisure. Mothers also do more solo parenting, experience more sleep disruptions and have less leisure time, which are all associated with low...

  • Can drinking eight glasses of water a day harm you?

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    Challenging the popular notion that we should drink eight glasses of water a day for good health, researchers have found that drinking too much water can put people in danger of water intoxication. Researchers from Monash University in Victoria, Australia have found a mechanism that regulates fluid intake in the human body and stops us from over-drinking. The findings showed that excess of water in the body can cause water intoxication or hyponatremia — a condition that occurs when vital levels of sodium in the blood become abnorma...

  • Scientists create better blood sugar test for diabetes

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    US researchers have developed a more precise method for estimating average blood sugar levels that can cut diagnostic errors by more than 50 per cent compared to the current widely used but sometimes inaccurate test. “What we currently deem the gold standard for estimating average blood glucose is nowhere as precise as it should be,” Xinhua news agency quoted senior investigator John Higgins at Harvard Medical School and a clinical pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital as saying. “Our study not only pinpoints th...

  • Five simple ways to reduce stress!

    Posted on : Saturday 8th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: We all have experienced stress at some or other point in our life and it has become very common. Stress is often caused by tiring jobs, faulty eating habits and pollution. But one can easily reduce stress by making certain changes in their lifestyle and following simple ways. Here are some simple ways to reduce stress: Get enough sleep One should have an adequate sleep for 7-8 hours relax your mind and lead a stress free way. Getting enough sleep is one of the best ways to reduce stress. Walking Walking is the ...

  • Children inherit intelligence from mothers according to study

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    Mother’s genes may determine how clever the children will be, whereas the father makes no difference to their intelligence levels, a new research suggests. Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes to their children as they are carried on the X chromosome and women have two of these, while men only have one. Advanced cognitive functions which are inherited from the father may be automatically deactivated, according to the researchers at the University of Washington in the US. A category of genes known as “condition...

  • Try these natural remedies to ease morning sickness!

    Posted on : Friday 7th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Morning sickness is one of the initial things that most women go through during early weeks of pregnancy. While some go through severe morning sickness like nausea, vomiting and giddiness, there are few lucky ones who does not face it. Though, there are medications that help to get relief from morning sickness, but it is always best to opt for natural remedies to calm and soothe yourself. Here are some home remedies to get relief from morning sickness: Ginger tea Drinking a cup of ginger tea can help you get relief...

  • Here’s how you can stop spread of dog diseases

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    The veterinary experts at The Ohio State University issued new guidance for halting the spread of a multitude of dog diseases. Veterinarian Jason Stull said the advice, which appears in a user friendly guide, is intended to be a tool for those in charge of canine group settings and for dog owners. “When you have many dogs in a fairly confined space, the opportunities for disease transmission are everywhere,” Stull said. Stull and his co-authors want their work to lead to written infection prevention and control plans ...

  • Stay mentally fit with these simple tips!

    Posted on : Thursday 6th of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Mental disorders afflict at least 60 million Indians - a number more than the population of South Africa – as per the latest data available. In May 2016, Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda informed the Lok Sabha that nearly 10-20 million Indians suffered from severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and nearly 50 million suffered from common mental disorders like depression and anxiety at the end of 2005, quoting data from National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, 2005. Put...

  • Your health is quite a lot dependent on your workplace: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 5th of October 2016
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    We spend almost one third of the day in our respective workplaces, so the people or the organization is very much associated with better health and lower burnout. In a new meta-analysis covering 58 studies and more than 19,000 people across the globe, it is said that though many people assume that finding the right job that fits your personality and skills is the key to a healthy work life, health at work is determined to a large extent by our social relationships in the workplace and more particularly, the social groups we form there. ...

  • Find out how brain makes new memories, preserving the old

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    A new study shows how our brain makes new memories, without deleting the older ones. Columbia scientists have developed a new mathematical model that helps to explain how the human brain’s biological complexity allows it to lay down new memories without wiping out old ones, illustrating how the brain maintains the fidelity of memories for years, decades or even a lifetime. This model could help neuroscientists design more targeted studies of memory, and also spur advances in neuromorphic hardware, powerful computing systems ins...

  • Study shows energy drinks may increase risk of drunk driving

    Posted on : Tuesday 4th of October 2016
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    Love to consume energy drinks? Beware, it may put you at risk of drink driving, a study has found. The findings showed that consuming highly caffeinated energy drinks in combination with alcohol may increase the risk of drink driving. Many young people consume energy drinks with alcohol to decrease alcohol’s sedative effects and stay awake longer, enabling them to drink more alcohol, said Amelia Arria from the University of Maryland, US. In the study, the researchers differentiated between the different ways in which energy...

  • Homeopathic teething tablets, gels harmful for kids: US FDA

    Posted on : Monday 3rd of October 2016
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    Homeopathic teething tablets and gels may pose a risk to infants and children, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned, recommending consumers to stop using the products and dispose off any in their possession. Homeopathic teething tablets and gels are sold in retail stores and online in the US. Consumers should seek medical care immediately if their child experiences seizures, difficulty breathing, lethargy, excessive sleepiness, muscle weakness, skin flushing, constipation, difficulty urinating or agitation after using...

  • Consuming red wine, grapes can reduce asthma to considerable level: Experts

    Posted on : Sunday 2nd of October 2016
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    New Delhi: Consuming red wine and grapes can help to reduce inflammatory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) and middle ear infection (otitis media) and asthma, as per a recent study. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, identify that resveratrol, a compound found naturally in some plant foods such as grapes, can alleviate inflammation in airway disease and control inflammation induced by a bacterial pathogen. The results suggested this compound could offer health benefits and be used ...

  • Diet diary: To fight monsoon diseases, boost your immune system

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of October 2016
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    Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) flourish mostly in impoverished, developing nations of the world, posing a massive economic and health burden. With weather changes, illnesses such as flu, viral fevers, and bacterial infections are on the rise. The most common NTDs — dengue and chikungunya — have plagued Delhi. While we can’t do much about the rains, we can certainly improve our digestion and strengthen our immune system. The simplest way to boost immunity is by following a good diet, doing plenty of exercise, get...

  • Fathers’ smoking habit may increase risk of asthma in kids

    Posted on : Saturday 1st of October 2016
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    Men who indulge in smoking since their adolescence may put their future children at more than three times higher risk of an early-onset of asthma, a finding suggests. In the study, the researchers included more than 24,000 children and showed that both a father’s early smoking debut and a father’s longer smoking duration before conception increased non-allergic early-onset asthma in kids. “The greatest increased risk for their children having asthma was found for fathers having their smoking debut before age 15. Int...

  • Mother’s high vitamin B levels may cut eczema risk in babies, shows study

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy may be at a lower risk of developing eczema — inflammation of the skin — researchers have found. The study, from the University of Southampton in Britain, is the first to link maternal serum levels of nicotinamide — a naturally occurring form of vitamin B3 — and related metabolites to the risk of atopic eczema — the most common form of eczema — in the child. The results showed that offspring of mothers with ...

  • Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

    Posted on : Friday 30th of September 2016
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    New York: Specific types of high-fat diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain salad dressings and ice cream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study. A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer even if one is not obese, suggested the study. "We found that specific types of high-fat diets are associated with increased tumour formation in a mouse model of intestinal cancer," said John Lambris, researcher at the Universit...

  • WHO urges for controlled tobacco use to avoid heart ailments

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    To decrease the burden of heart-related ailments, which claims over 8 million lives in Southeast Asia, the WHO asked India and other countries in the region to join hands with non-health sector bodies to control consumption of tobacco and processed foods. “Maintaining a healthy heart is the best way to avoid life-threatening conditions such as heart disease and stroke which are among the most lethal killers in the WHO South-East Asia Region,” World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia, Poonam Khetra...

  • World Heart Day 2016: Six superfoods to power up your heart health!

    Posted on : Thursday 29th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: The heart is the most important organ, whose job is to pump blood throughout the body. However, we put the heart through so much everyday. Unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical activity, use of tobacco etc., can lead to diseases like arrhythmia, heart clogging, high cholesterol and other cardiovascular diseases. A person diagnosed with any of these is evidently at a higher risk of a heart attack. Heart problems are still very much one of the biggest killers and the dangers of acquiring heart disease loom large over tho...

  • Nutrition tips for preschoolers: How to get your child eat healthy!

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Say, your preschooler has a reputation for being fussy, especially when it comes to eating. But have no fear - for you're not alone in this struggle. The fact is that this is the age when they start to show independence and have a reputation for being fussy eaters. Hence, all it takes is a little bit of good food and nutrition knowledge and, of course, lots of patience! Perhaps, parents need to understand that children in their preschool years are very impressionable, which makes it the perfect time to establish a foundati...

  • Want to maintain normal uric acid levels? Eat these foods!

    Posted on : Wednesday 28th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: High uric acid levels in the blood stream is not good for health as it increases the risk of developing the common form of arthritis called gout. We should maintain a good eating habits and have proper medication to avoid gout. One can also decrease the levels of uric acid by reducing the intake of alcohol, sugary foods and reduce purine rich foods like meat and poultry. Here are some foods that helps to maintain normal uric acid levels: Cherries Cherries contains anti - inflammatory substances named anthocyanis that h...

  • Physical activity may lower risk of bacterial infection

    Posted on : Tuesday 27th of September 2016
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    Low and moderate levels of physical activity may significantly lower the risk of bacterial infection, a new study has found. Regular physical activity is known to have various health benefits including reduced risk of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, colon and breast cancer, as well as depression. The results showed that compared with sedentary behaviour, low leisure-time physical activity was associated with a 10 per cent lower risk of any suspected bacterial infection, said Kathrine Pape Madsen from the Aalborg Universit...

  • New way to treat aggressive brain tumour identified

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    Scientists have identified a way to stop one of the most aggressive types of brain tumours from growing and spreading, which could improve patient survival. Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumours in adults. They grow fast and can spread easily, researchers said. These tumours have thread-like tendrils that extend into other parts of the brain making it difficult to remove them all. Researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK, have suggests that although there have been great advances made in ...

  • Five ways to reduce your risk of heart disease!

    Posted on : Monday 26th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases remain to be the top killer of both men and women in the world. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number killer in the United States. Heart disease, coronary heart disease or CHD, has now become the leading cause of mortality in India. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels Although some people are born with heart disease, there are many things you can do to protect your heart and blood vessels by ma...

  • Indian-origin researcher creates genetic tool to identify risk of heart disease

    Posted on : Sunday 25th of September 2016
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    To identify individuals at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) much earlier and improve its prevention, a new genetic risk tool has been developed by an Indian-origin researcher. Genetic factors have long been known to make a significant contribution to CHD risk. Recent advances in genetics have led to the identification of many Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms, or SNPs — very small differences in our DNA that vary from person to person. The research, published in the European Heart Journal, shows how using this new knowledge c...

  • Excess alcohol addiction may impact neurocognitive skills in elderly

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    Excess consumption of alcohol can cause neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects, a study has found. The negative consequences of heavy alcohol consumption on neurocognitive function gets worse with advanced age, the study said. Results showed that heavy drinking in older adults could lead to poorer global cognitive function, learning, memory and motor function. Although the acute consumption of excessive quantities of alcohol causes neurophysiological and cognitive ...

  • Beware, using loofahs can lead to skin infections: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    A recent research suggests that Loofahs carry bacteria, so much so that using one could defeat the very purpose of the shower and can even lead to infections. The research has found that the natural scrubbers made from a tropical species of cucumber fibre, make the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. It also highlighted that loofahs can transmit potentially pathogenic species of bacterial flora to the skin that under the right circumstances may even cause an infection. When you lather up to exfoliate by scrubbing away dead skin cel...

  • Common chemicals may reduce vitamin D levels

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    Exposure to certain common chemicals called endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in several consumer products, including plastic bottles, may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, says a study. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are found in everyday products and throughout the environment. Bisphenol A (BPA), a known EDC, is often found in plastics and other consumer products. “Nearly every person on the planet is exposed to BPA and another class of endocrine-disrupting chemicals called phthalates, so the possibility tha...

  • Enzymes used in household products are ‘potent allergens’: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 24th of September 2016
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    A recent research has found that genetically modified enzymes that are used in a wide range of household products are ‘potent allergens’. Researchers said the products should be assessed for their allergenicity, after they found that exposure to such enzymes can sensitize those, who encounter them in the workplace. According to a report in Daily Mail, the author of the study highlighted that genetically modified enzymes used to boost the power of cleaning products, create flavourings or aromas, are being increasingly used in ...

  • Eye health: 8 ways to improve your vision naturally!

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Our eyes are the most valuable and sensitive sense organs. Despite being small, it has several purposes while enabling us to see the wonderful world and the clours around us. In fact, the human eye has been called the most complex organ in the body. It’s simply impossible to imagine our life without the eye – the lamp of the body! However, like other aspects of our health we tend to ignore our eyes until there are noticeable issues. We need to take care of our eyes. There are many things you can do to keep your eye...

  • Altered DNA linked with sixth sense identified

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Individuals carrying a gene mutation are at an increased risk of developing neurological disorder related to touch and proprioception — our “sixth sense” or body awareness — a study has found. The study was conducted on two young patients — one nine and the other 19-years-old — who were diagnosed with progressive scoliosis — a unique neurological disorder in which a person’s spine has a sideways curve. The findings revealed that a gene called PIEZO2 that controls specific aspects of hum...

  • Health tips: How to manage cholesterol naturally

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Cholesterol is an essential component of our body but it is also considered as a villain. A wax like substance made by the liver, it plays an important role in the normal functioning of our system but only when it is in control. However, at times our bodies make more than we require and this surplus keeps circulating in the bloodstream. High levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream can block the blood vessels and increase the possibility of heart diseases and stroke and Indians fall into the ‘high risk’ category. The question...

  • Study shows good parent-child relationship may affect your midlife health

    Posted on : Friday 23rd of September 2016
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    Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health, but lack of good relationship with parents, or the presence of abuse, may affect health, as well as well-being during mid-life, a study has found. “Good parent-child bonds may be necessary to enforce eating, sleeping and activity routines,” said researcher Assistant Professor Matthew A. Andersson at Baylor University in Texas, US. The study found that if the parent-child relationships are strained or abusive, meals may be less coordinated among the...

  • Eating peanuts, eggs early may ward off food allergies in babies

    Posted on : Thursday 22nd of September 2016
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    Introducing eggs and peanuts into children’s diet early and at a young age may reduce their risk of developing food allergy, a new study has found. Allergies to foods — like nuts, egg, milk or wheat — are caused by the malfunctioning and over-reacting of the immune system triggering symptoms of rashes, swelling, vomiting and wheezing. The study showed that children who started eating egg between the ages of four and six months had a 40 per cent reduced risk of egg allergy compared to children who tried egg later in ...

  • Watching TV just 15 minutes a day can kill creativity in kids

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    Children who spend just 15 minutes or more a day watching their favourite cartoons on television may be at an increased risk of losing their creative minds as compared to those who read books or solve jigsaw puzzles, a study says. "There was clear evidence that children came up with less original ideas immediately after watching television,"said Sarah Rose, Lecturer at Staffordshire University in Britain," although adding "these effects disappeared after a short time." However, "if children are less crea...

  • World Alzheimer's Day 2016: Include these foods in your diet to stave off memory problems!

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    New Delhi: A healthy brain needs a super healthy diet. Consumption of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids not only reduces the risk associated with Alzheimer's disease but also maintains long-term brain health. No body wants to mess with memory in their later part of life. A little lifestyle modification now helps in preventing age-related memory loss. So, regular physical activities and a balanced diet are all you need for a sharp.quick and alert brain. Here is a list of foods that will help you keep a healthy and active brain as y...

  • Know these side effects of papaya

    Posted on : Wednesday 21st of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Papaya is considered as one of the healthiest food. Who doesn't like to eat this healthy fruit? Well, it is well known that eating papaya is good for health but nobody knows that it also has certain disadvantages if one happens to consume it in excess. Here are some side effects of this fruit when consumed in excess which we should know: Carotenemia Excessive consumption of papaya might cause discoloration of the skin, medically known as carotenemia because of the presence of beta carotene in the fruit. It is a con...

  • Learn how much exercise you need to prevent death

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    Norwegian researchers have developed a novel activity tracker that uses heart rate data to customise the amount of exercise one needs to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease. Heart rate is the single-most accurate reflection of the body’s response to activity. The study described the science behind Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI), the first activity tracking score that uses heart rate to help people achieve optimal health. “The health benefits of regular exercise are well established but individua...

  • How rogue elements of DNA endanger our health

    Posted on : Tuesday 20th of September 2016
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    A new study has found evidence that health becomes endangered when ageing cells lose control of rogue elements of DNA called transposons. Research has shown that a low-calorie diet, a key intervention already known to increase lifespan, dramatically delays the onset of increased transposon activity. The new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the “transposon theory of ageing”. “In this report, the big step forw...

  • How To Effectively Protect Your Skin During Winter

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    During winter, your skin will get dry, flaky, and chapped. This can make you feel uncomfortable and itchy, but there are many practical ways to protect your skin during winter. 1. Cover your skin, head to toe. It’s your natural instinct to bundle up, but don’t just pile on the layers. Make sure your skin is completely covered. Wear gloves on your hands‒preferably waterproof, if you live in a snowy climate. Wrap a scarf around your neck and protect any of your chest that isn’t covered by your coat. A hat pulled low...

  • Amazing Benefits Of Pineapple

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    Pineapples are a delicious tropical fruit. They can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. Apart from being a popular ingredient for a wide array of cuisines, the pineapple leaves are used to produce the textile fiber piña in the Philippines, commonly used as the material for the men’s Barong Tagalog and women’s Baro’t saya formal wear in the country. The fiber is also used as a component for wallpaper and other furnishings. Aside from all this cool stuff the pineapple can do and produce, it also provid...

  • New antibiotic gel may cure ear infections in children

    Posted on : Monday 19th of September 2016
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    A single dose of a bioengineered gel, developed by US researchers, could deliver a full course of antibiotic therapy for a common childhood ear infection, a preclinical study has found. Middle-ear infection, or otitis media, is an ear infection that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Common symptoms include ear pain and fever and in some cases, it may also cause drainage of fluid from the ear or hearing loss. Although most ear ifections go away on their own, some require antibiotics. As high doses of oral antibiotics are needed to...

  • Memory loss not only indicant in Alzheimer’s diagnosis: Study

    Posted on : Friday 16th of September 2016
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    Researchers should not rely on the clinical symptoms of memory loss alone to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease because there could be other indicants of the neurodegenerative disease that do not initially affect memory, says a new study. There are more than just one symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. These could be language problems, disruptive individual behaviour and personality disorder — even judgement of someone’s concept of the position of objects in space, said researchers at Northwestern University, in Evanston, o...

  • Know why watermelon is good for health!

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Who doesn't like to eat watermelon? Well, everyone does and there is nothing better than juicy and thirst quenching red slices of watermelon in the hot season. The fruit is not only delicious but also very nutritious and gives many health benefits to our body. Here are the benefits of watermelon: Reduces body fat This juicy fruit contains citrulline, an amino acid that converts into arginine with help from the kidneys and further reduces the accumulation of fat in our fat cells. Good for eyes Watermelon con...

  • Open floor plans may make you eat more: study

    Posted on : Monday 12th of September 2016
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    “The results of our study suggest that the openness of a floor plan, among many other factors, can affect how much we eat. “Eating in an ‘open concept kitchen,’ with greater visibility and convenience of food access, can set off a chain reaction. We’re more likely to get up and head towards the food more often, serve more food and eat more food,” Rollings said. Rollings noticed that each time college students in the study got up to get more food, they ended up eating an average of 170 more calories in ...

  • Gene mutation behind rare, new brain disorder identified

    Posted on : Saturday 10th of September 2016
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    Scientists have identified the genetic mutations behind a rare, unnamed neurological disorder that was identified among siblings in two families from Pakistan and Oman. The researchers also replicated the mutation identified in the gene GPT2 in lab cultures and mouse models to understand how the altered DNA cause the disease. “This is a clear, new neurogenetic disorder due to mutations in GPT2,” said Eric Morrow, associate professor at the Brown University in the US. “In addition to the relevance this has to the...

  • Why you must eat bananas daily

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    Banana has a very staunch fan following. The people who go bananas over it claim that there is something about this fruit that never makes them tired of having it. Even if they go on eating banana every day, it never bores them. Mildly flavoured and mostly seedless, banana is among the healthiest snacks, easy to carry and less vulnerable to contamination due to the natural covering it has. Like coconut tree, the banana plant's every inch has a useful existence. Nutritional benefits According to celebrity nutritionist Sand...

  • Want to increase your platelet count? Eat these foods!

    Posted on : Friday 9th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: People who suffers from the vector-borne diseases like malaria, dengue, their platelet count becomes low and can be fatal if not treated timely. A healthy person normaly has 150,000 to 450,000 platelets every microlitre of blood. And platelets functions is to stop bleeding by clumping and clotting blood vessel injuries. But one can increase their platelet counts by simply eating healthy foods. Here are some foods that will help in improving your platelet count: Kiwi This fruit helps in increasing your platelet level an...

  • Irregular heartbeat may cause serious health hazards including renal disease

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    Irregular heartbeat — also known as atrial fibrillation — may lead to serious health issues like heart attacks, heart failure, chronic kidney disease and sudden cardiac death, finds a study. The researchers studied the associations between atrial fibrillation and cardiovascular disease, renal (kidney) disease and death. They analysed the results of 104 studies involving over nine million participants (587,867 with atrial fibrillation). Absolute risk increases included 3.8 events per 1,000 participant years for all cau...

  • Study helps finding genetic blueprint of human brain

    Posted on : Thursday 8th of September 2016
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    A study of healthy twins, 65 years of age or older, has unlocked important clues about how genes influence the development of key grey matter structures, paving the way for a genetic blueprint of the human brain.The objective was to map the genetic relatedness (or heritability) of cortical and sub cortical structures in their brains. These structures are responsible for functions ranging from memory and visual processing, to motor control. Lead researcher Professor Wei Wen said, “We know that genes strongly underpin brain developme...

  • Improve vision with sesame seeds

    Posted on : Wednesday 7th of September 2016
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    A lot of people are witnessing eyesight issues as they spend a significant time in front of screens, be it smartphones, laptops or TVs. Even a slight discomfort in eyes should not be overlooked as it could be the beginning of a serious eye issue. While cutting down on screen time is important, diet plays a very important role in keeping the eyes healthy. There are a lot of key nutrients that are needed for our eyes to function properly. Sesame seeds is one such food item that has both nutritive and preventive properties. Sesame seeds...

  • Watery eyes? Get relief now using these simple home remedies!

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Watery eyes can occur to anyone. But, the problem is more common in young babies and in older people. It can occur in one or both eyes and can be caused by many things – from allergies to bacterial infections. Other problems that can cause extra tears to be produced include eyelids that roll inwards, blocked or narrowed tear ducts. Watery eyes can be very irritating and can cause blurred vision, sore eyelids and sticky eyes. But, most times the condition can be resolved at home. There are many things you can do to stop y...

  • Google Glass may help diagnose brain disorders early

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Scientists have developed a diagnosis system based on virtual reality (VR) technology that may help in the early detection of various neuro-degenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. The system consists of VR headsets like Google Glass, a non-contact sensor controller and a mobile platform. When a person puts on the glasses and gets into the VR mode where the environment changes the slope, the motion sensor detects changes of human body posture. A person without any disorder quickly adapts to ...

  • Artificial intelligence may help spot lung diseases better

    Posted on : Tuesday 6th of September 2016
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    Artificial Intelligence (AI) or machine learning can be used to help improve the accuracy of the diagnosis in lung diseases, finds a study. Machine learning utilises algorithms that can learn from and perform predictive data analysis. The team developed an algorithm process in addition to the routine lung function parameters and clinical variables of smoking history, body mass index (BMI) and age. Based on the pattern of both the clinical and lung function data, the algorithm makes a suggestion for the most likely diagnosis. “W...

  • US bans antibacterial soaps that may do ‘more harm than good

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled. The rule removes one or more of 19 specific active ingredients, including the most commonly used ingredients — triclosan and triclocarban — from over-the-counter antibacterial hand and body washes. Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are bot...

  • Rise of healthcare apps making it simpler for the patients to seek care in India

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Gone are the days when a doctor said he or she was a call away. One can now just click or swipe to access specialised medical attention. The healthcare sector is undergoing a revolutionary transformation where medical solutions are being made available to patients just anywhere — and in real time — on their phones. A flood of healthcare mobile phone applications, or apps, have made it simpler for the patients to seek care. Avinash Kapoor, an executive with a multinational company, was holidaying in the hills when he s...

  • Low birth-weight kids less active in adulthood

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    London: Children born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school, or to engage in exercise later in life, a study has found. The findings showed that those with a low birth weight were less likely to take part in exercise and sports across adulthood, from 36 to 68 years. Although previous studies have shown that a low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels at a younger age, however, this is the first study that has revealed how low birth relates to exercising ability across adulthood and ...

  • Learning foreign languages may sharpen your mind: study

    Posted on : Monday 5th of September 2016
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    Learning foreign languages may sharpen your brain by enhancing its elasticity and ability to code information, a new study suggests. The more foreign languages we learn, the more effectively our brain reacts and processes the data accumulated in the course of learning, researchers said. The neurophysiological mechanics of language and speech acquisition are underexplored when compared to the brain’s other functions. The reason for such scarce attention is the inability to study verbal function on test animals. Researchers from the ...

  • Driving BP too low may damage heart in hypertension patients

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    New York: Driving diastolic blood pressure - the lower number in a blood pressure reading - too low, while treating hypertension, may put patients at risk of heart tissue damage, a new US study has found. For the analysis, researchers used patient data gathered from 11,565 people in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study, a US National Institutes of Health epidemiological project started in 1987. They followed the participants for 21 years in a series of five visits, with the last check-in in 2013. Each visit included b...

  • Know why cholera is more deadly for people with type O blood

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    Researchers have found that cholera toxin activates a key molecule more strongly in people with the O blood type, putting them at increased risk of getting more severely ill from the disease than people of other blood types. Cholera toxin hyperactivates a key signaling molecule in intestinal cells of people with the most common blood type and high levels of that signaling molecule lead to excretion of electrolytes and water — in other words, diarrohea, the researchers found. Cholera is marked by severe diarrohea that can lead t...

  • This is why you should drink carrot juice

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    New Delhi: We all know that carrot is good for health. Though mostly this healthy vegetable is eaten as a salad, but for those who don't like to eat the veggie, can drink its juice. So, let's take a look at some of the health benefits of the juice, which we must know. Improves immune system This veggie contains beta-carotene which makes it a rich source of vitamin A and helps to improve the immune system of the body. So, drinking a glass of carrot juice daily helps in building up a strong immune system. Good for diges...

  • Experts explain what changes in the colour or texture of your nails tell about your health

    Posted on : Saturday 3rd of September 2016
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    Sometimes, little changes in your body can signify a change in the status of your health. For instance, your nails. Nails happen to be one of the most overlooked parts of our body, but also happen to be a prominent teller of one’s health. Other than the obvious signs that nails show about a person’s hygiene and cleanliness, the nails can also show signs of fatal health disorders, even skin cancer. Talking to indianexpress.com, Dr Pankaj Pahwal, Chief Medical Officer of Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, explained ...

  • Common cancer symptoms: Why it is important for you to recognise them

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Cancer is defined as the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells anywhere in a body. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that, worldwide, there were 14 million new cancer cases, and 8.2 million deaths in 2012, and the number is expected to rise by about 70% over the next 2 decades. It is believed that there are more than 200 types of cancer and each one is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected. Symptoms of cancer vary widely depending on the specific type and grade of cancer, or may not occu...

  • Know the common causes of lower back pain!

    Posted on : Friday 2nd of September 2016
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    New Delhi: Do you often suffer from lower back pain? Well, almost everyone suffer from it nowadays and it is quite common also. Though exact cause of the pain is unknown, but a back muscle strain or ligament strain can cause acute lower back pain. Here are some common factors that can cause lower back pain: One of the common causes of lower back pain is the incorrect sitting posture or spending long hours in front of the computer. Lack of physical activities Even lack of exercise can cause you lower back pain as weak and inac...

  • Top five health benefits of cycling!

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    New Delhi: One should start cycling as it is the best form of physical activities. It also promotes many good health and gives many health benefits at all ages. Here are some health benefits of cycling: Cycling is good for heart as it helps in improving the cardiovascular fitness and decreases the risk of developing coronary heart diseases. Helps burn calories Cycling is the best exercise if you want to lose weight as it helps to burn calories. Boosts immune system Cycling helps in boosting your immune system and redu...

  • Early bed time may be warning sign for heart problems in men: study

    Posted on : Thursday 1st of September 2016
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    Sleeping early may be a warning sign of heart problems in men, according to a new study which suggests that males who go to bed early are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure. They also have a greater chance of suffering a worse night’s sleep, according to researchers from Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council in Japan. The team warned that getting tired early could be an important warning sign of developing high blood pressure. Researchers studied 2,400 adults and found that on average, those with the condition went to ...

  • 5 health benefits of eating kiwi

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    Kiwifruit is renowned to be a nutritional powerhouse owing to generous amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre which are more than any other fruit in the world. Here are the health benefits of kiwifruits: Powerhouse of Vitamins and Minerals Essential for great hair, skin and strong immunity, Vitamin C should be consumed everyday by us. Zespri Green and SunGold Kiwifruits are extremely high in Vitamin C that help enhance vitality, increase immunity and alleviate sluggishness. Not only do they tas...

  • Eating shark products may increase Alzheimer’s risk

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    Consumed widely in Asia, shark products may not be actually that healthy for humans as researchers have found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease in the fins and muscles of sharks. “Our results suggest that humans who consume shark parts may be at a risk for developing neurological diseases,” said senior author of the study Deborah Mash, Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami in the US. Fins and muscle tissue samples were collected from 10 shark s...

  • Want to reduce weight? Start using sit-stand desk in office!

    Posted on : Wednesday 31st of August 2016
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    New York: Do you want to shed off those extra fats from your body? Well, we all want to reduce weight and stay fit. It is said that using sit-stand desk in office helps you to achieve your weight goal. A new study has found that alternating positions between standing and sitting at office may help reduce weight. The findings examined the potential weight management benefits of sit-stand desks and found that regular use of a height-adjustable workstation, when combined with other low-intensity activities, is an effective measure for m...

  • Five effective natural home remedies for treating chikungunya!

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: The national capital Delhi is currently battling fever surge caused by mosquito bites such as chikungunya and dengue. As per latest reports, at least 423 chikungunya cases have been disgnosed in the national capital. Whereas cases of dengue have gone up to 487, with two deaths till August 27. While avoiding mosquito bites is the best way to prevent chikungunya and dengue fever, there are certain things you can do to reduce the effect of the disease. Here are some effective natural home remedies for chikungunya fever: T...

  • Research shows Apple iPad best sedative for children before surgery

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    When Apple made iPad, little did the US tech giant realise that the popular device may work as real-world sedative for kids before surgeries. New research shows that allowing children to use iPads to distract them before surgery requiring general anaesthesia is as effective at lowering their anxiety as conventional sedatives. Not only that. Parental satisfaction and quality of anaesthesia induction was higher in children using iPads, said lead researcher Dominique Chassard, EPICIME, Hopital Mere Enfant, Hospices Civils de Lyon in Bro...

  • New way to boost gene-editing tool efficiency

    Posted on : Tuesday 30th of August 2016
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    Scientists have found a new way to boost the efficiency of the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 by five times in most types of human cells. This makes it easier to create and study knockout cell lines and potentially disable a mutant gene as a form of human therapy, according researchers from University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in the US. CRISPR-Cas9 is the go-to technique for knocking out genes in human cell lines to discover what the genes do, but the efficiency with which it disables genes can vary immensely. Scientists are c...

  • Identified: Gene that can cure your coffee addiction

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb caffeine consumption, a finding which may explain why some people tend to drink fewer cups of coffee. The study by researchers at University of Edinburgh in the UK found that people with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee. The findings suggest that the gene reduces the ability of cells to breakdown caffeine, causing it to stay in the body for longer. This means that a person would not need to consume as much coffee to get the same caffeine ...

  • Heart attack and stroke prevention: Ways to reduce your risk!

    Posted on : Monday 29th of August 2016
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    New Delhi: A number of heart diseases, including heart attack or stroke, are on the rise over the years. What is surprising is that heart disease, which was once considered an ailment of old people, is now common among the young and is rising. However, there are steps you can take to help prevent a heart attack or a stroke. These steps involve taking medications and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. Medications Getting proper medical care is important to reduce your risk of a subsequent heart attack as well as help your dam...

  • Long traffic jams may increase risk of cancer!

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    London: Are you often stuck at traffic jam? Well, a new study has revealed that long traffic jams causes exposure to toxic fumes and may increases the risk of developing the deadly disease cancer. As per World Health Organization (WHO), exposure to outdoor air pollution is among the top ten health risks faced by humans and is especially pronounced in urban concentrations. WHO on October, 2013 had classified that outdoor air pollution as being carcinogenic to humans. Researchers said the findings showed that when vehicles stop at red ...

  • Diabetes drug may help prevent heart disease

    Posted on : Saturday 27th of August 2016
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    London: A drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes patients can also be used to inhibit or delay heart disease in individuals with Type 1 diabetes, says a study. Heart disease is the leading cause of illness in diabetic patients, accounting for more than half of all fatalities. Metformin is an inexpensive treatment that is often used for Type 2 diabetes to lower blood sugar levels by reducing glucose production in the liver. The drug may also be used to lower Type 1 diabetic patients' risk of developing this complication,...

  • Common diabetes drug may help weight loss in autistic kids

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    A drug commonly used as the front-line treatment for Type-2 diabetes may also be effective in reducing weight in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study. ASD is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Individuals suffering from autism spectrum disorder take atypical antipsychotics drugs to treat symptoms of irritability and agitation. These drugs often increases their appetite as well as weight, thus raising a long-term risk of diabetes. The study ...

  • Experts struggle with false memories: Study

    Posted on : Friday 26th of August 2016
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    Knowing a lot about something doubles the risk of false memories, scientists in Ireland today said, giving insight into why experts sometimes make errors on their own specialist subjects. People who were more knowledgeable about a subject were nearly twice as likely to remember incidents relating to that topic that never happened. Researchers from University College Dublin asked 489 people to rank seven topics, including football, politics and science from most to least interesting. They then asked if they remembered events descr...

  • Drinking green tea could prevent artery explosion

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    Your love for green tea might save you from abdominal aortic rupture — a deadly condition of the main artery of the body that often turns out to be a silent killer, researchers say. The findings showed that green tea polyphenol, which is a major component of green tea, can help in preventing the abdominal aortic aneurysm — a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated. In the study, the team treated rats with enzymes that induce abdominal aortic aneurysm and found that the condition developed less...

  • This new insulin pill could make diabetes treatment painless

    Posted on : Thursday 25th of August 2016
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    US scientists have developed an oral method of administering insulin that can be a less painful alternative to millions of people worldwide with diabetes who have to inject themselves with the drug to manage their blood-sugar levels. The team has successfully encapsulated insulin using Cholestosomes – a neutral, lipid-based particle – that can be administered orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without injecting. The biggest obstacle to delivering insulin orally is ushering it through t...

  • Junk food to be out of schools

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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    Pizzas, burgers and aerated drinks may soon be out of the palate of school canteens. In order to restrict consumption of junk food by children, the food safety regulator is preparing a negative list of products that are high on salt, sugar and fat to prevent their availability in schools and their vicinity. "The list will have those food items which are known to have negative impact on health if consumed regularly and not desirable for young people," Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) chief executive Pawan...

  • Playing wind instruments can increase risk of lung diseases

    Posted on : Wednesday 24th of August 2016
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    Love to play wind instruments like trumpets, trombones, saxophones or bagpipes? Be careful, you may be at an increased risk of developing a deadly inflammatory lung disease dubbed as ‘bagpipe lung’, warns a study. The warning comes after a 61-year-old British man died of the chronic inflammatory lung condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis – thought to have been caused by regularly breathing in mould and fungi lurking inside the moist interior of a set of bagpipes. The man had a dry cough and progressive breat...

  • Eat citrus fruits to ward off heart disease, diabetes risk

    Posted on : Tuesday 23rd of August 2016
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    Higher intake of citrus fruits like oranges and lemons can help keep you healthy as well as prevent harmful effects of obesity-related heart disease, liver disease and diabetes, a study has found. Citrus fruits contain large amounts of antioxidants, a class of which are called flavanones. When humans consume a high-fat diet, they accumulate fat in their bodies. Fat cells produce excessive reactive oxygen species, which can damage cells in a process called oxidative stress. These oxidative stress coupled with inflammation in obese...

  • Genetic factors may increase risk of eye cancer

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Specific inherited genetic differences may increase the risk of eye cancer — uveal melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye colour, a new study has suggested. Previous clinical data suggested that uveal melanoma is more common in Caucasians and individuals with light eye colouration. However, the genetic mechanisms underlying this cancer’s development were largely unknown. In this new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, the scientists reported the first evidence of...

  • Two is better than one! Twins live longer, says study

    Posted on : Monday 22nd of August 2016
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    Having a twin brother or sister increases your chances of living a life longer than singletons, new research has found. Twins have lower mortality rates for both sexes throughout their lifetimes, the findings showed. The researchers believe their results reflect the benefits of close social connections that twins generally share. “We find that at nearly every age, identical twins survive at higher proportions than fraternal twins, and fraternal twins are a little higher than the general population,” said lead author D...

  • Eating oily fish may lower risk of diabetic vision-loss

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    Eating oily fish twice in a week — equivalent to 500 mg per day of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — can decrease the risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy in middle-aged and older individuals with Type 2 diabetes, finds a study. Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetes complication that affects eyes and has become a leading global cause of vision loss. It is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye (retina). The increasing prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mell...

  • Have a healthy work day

    Posted on : Saturday 20th of August 2016
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    Considering a large number of people spend a lot of time at their workplace, it makes sense to pay a little extra attention to your immediate surroundings there. Believe it or not, your work environment can actually have an impact not only on your productivity but also your mood. Here are some tips that will help... w Take a look at your desk. While it isn't always possible to keep it thoroughly organised all the time, make an effort to maintain some sort of orderliness. Being disorganised might only increase your workload, cause str...

  • Painkillers without deadly side effects developed

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    Los Angeles: Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have created a new drug that blocks pain without triggering potentially deadly side effects of current prescription painkillers. Researchers, including Aashish Manglik from Stanford University, custom-engineered the drug from scratch, using computational techniques to explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions. They used the atomic structure of the brain's "morphine receptor" to develop the drug candidate that blocked pain as effectively as mo...

  • Listening to music can be beneficial for cancer patients

    Posted on : Friday 19th of August 2016
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    Listening to music can be beneficial for cancer patients as it leaves a positive impact not just psychologically but physically as well by alleviating symptoms of anxiety, pain, fatigue and boosting quality of life, a new study has suggested. Published by the journal Cochrane Library, the study examined the impact of music therapy (a personalised music experience offered by trained music therapists) and music medicine (listening to pre-recorded music provided by a doctor or nurse) on psychological and physical outcomes in people with can...

  • Lack of access to fresh food may lead to early heart disease

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    Lack of access to nearby stores selling fresh food may increase residents’ risk of developing signs of early heart disease, according to a new research. Greater access to healthier foods may have promoted healthier diets and, in turn, less coronary plaque formation, suggested the study, published in the journal Circulation. “The lack of healthy food stores may help explain why people in these neighbourhoods have more heart disease,” said Jeffrey Wing, Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University. Past st...

  • 5 golden benefits of waking up early

    Posted on : Thursday 18th of August 2016
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    "The early morning has gold in its mouth," said Benjamin Franklin. The analogy by Franklin is by no means long drawn because getting up before the sun has many perks. Following is a list of reasons which will convince you to set your alarm for 6 a.m. tomorrow. More productivity Getting up early gives you a kick start for the day ahead. Besides allowing you more hours for your work, it also boosts your speed. Studies have suggested that when a person gets up early, he is more energetic and takes lesser time to do a task that...

  • 10 tips to manage high BP without pills

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Hypertension on the high? Here are top 10 tips to get it down and keep it down. Seven in 10 adults are at a greater risk of stroke or heart attack because their blood pressure is too high. Desk jobs, lack of exercise and eating salty fast foods have contributed to the problem, even among the young. If your level is consistently at or above 140mmHg/ 90mmHg (referred to as 140 over 90). The 140 figure is the systolic pressure — the pressure reached when the heart forces the blood around the body — and 90 is the diastolic pressu...

  • Altered DNA linked with psychiatric disorders

    Posted on : Wednesday 17th of August 2016
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    Brain scans have revealed a genetic mutation that affects the structure, function and chemistry of the brain, and thus increases the risk of major psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, says a research. The findings showed that in people with the DISC1 mutation,  it caused a part of one chromosome to swap places with another, leading to changes in the structure of their brain. These changes were associated with a significant increase in the risk of psychiatric illness, the researchers said. ...

  • Excess ‘good cholesterol’ may shorten your life

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    Too much of a good thing may not always be better for your health. Researchers have shown that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol – commonly touted as “good cholesterol” for helping to reduce risk of stroke and heart attack – may increase a person’s risk of premature death as much as its low levels. The research suggests that intermediate levels of HDL cholesterol may increase longevity. “The findings surprised us,” said the study’s senior author Ziyad Al-Aly, Ass...

  • 5 ways water can help you lose weight

    Posted on : Tuesday 16th of August 2016
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    We all know drinking water is extremely important. It helps maintain your body's fluid levels and provides cushion to your joints, keeps your mouth as well as eyes moist and aids in getting rid of waste. More importantly, it helps regulate our body temperature. We know how important it is but we haven't really decoded how it helps in weight loss. After all, there is a reason why wellness consultants all across the globe are emphasizing on more consumption of water to help their clients achieve weight loss goals. Drinking water is...

  • Treating metabolic deficiencies may cut depression

    Posted on : Monday 15th of August 2016
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    Identifying and treating metabolic deficiencies in individuals suffering from depression can help improve symptoms and also lead to remission in cases where antidepressant medications and therapy does not work, says a study. Depression is a mood disorder causing a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is also one of the most common mental disorders. “Unfortunately, at least 15 per cent of patients don’t find relief from conventional treatments such as antidepressant medications and psychotherapy,” s...

  • Schizophrenia patients may benefit from exercise

    Posted on : Saturday 13th of August 2016
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    Aerobic exercise can significantly help individuals improve the ‘cognitive deficits,’ especially loss of working memory linked with schizophrenia, finds a study. Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition and its acute phase is typified by hallucinations and delusions, which are usually treatable with medication. However, current medications for schizophrenia do not treat the cognitive deficits including poor memory, impaired information processing and loss of concentration linked with schizophrenia. “Cognitiv...

  • Recording yourself while brushing may improve oral health: Study

    Posted on : Friday 12th of August 2016
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    Recording smartphone video selfies of brushing teeth may help people learn techniques on how to improve their oral health, a new study suggests. While most people have the ability, motivation and desire to brush their teeth properly, they often do not because of improper techniques. Opportunities to improve such skills can also be few, researchers said. “Often, tooth-brushing is learned and practiced without proper supervision.Changing tooth brushing behaviours – which are ingrained habits tied to muscle memory – ca...

  • Seasonal allergies could alter your brain: study

    Posted on : Wednesday 10th of August 2016
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    Seasonal allergies such as hay fever may not only give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, but also change your brain, a new study has warned. Scientists found that brains of mice exposed to allergen actually produced more neurons than controls, they did this using a model of grass pollen allergy. The research team examined the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for forming new memories, and the site where neurons continue to be formed throughout life. During an allergic reaction, there was an increase in the numbers of...

  • Sleep apnea may worsen liver disease in adults

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and low night-time oxygen are associated with the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in adults, a new study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher has suggested. According to the study, published in the Journal of Hepatology, obstructive sleep apnea and low night-time oxygen may also be important triggers in the progression of paediatric NAFLD to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) — a type of fatty liver disease, characterised by inflammation of the liver with concurrent fat accum...

  • Meat is equal to sugar in regard to obesity: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 9th of August 2016
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    A new study says that meat intake is as harmful as sugar in the growing prevalence of global obesity. According to scientists at the University of Adelaide, fats and carbohydrates can provide us with enough energy to meet our demands, and are digested faster than protein, meaning the energy stored in meat is used later, or if surplus to requirements, is converted and stored as fat in the body, reports the Independent. This means that increased availability of meat may be making a significant contribution to global waist sizes. “Whe...

  • New asthma pill may reduce symptoms in severe sufferers

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    In a breakthrough, researchers have for the first time in 20 years developed a new asthma pill which may have the power to significantly reduce the severity of the condition. Fevipiprant significantly decreases the symptoms of asthma, improves lung function, reduces inflammation and repairs the lining of airways, researchers said. “This new drug could be a game changer for future treatment of asthma,” said Christopher Brightling from University of Leicester in the UK. The first new asthma pill for nearly 20 years has ...

  • Health tips: 7 ways to prevent liver diseases

    Posted on : Monday 8th of August 2016
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    With changing lifestyle, there’s been a sharp rise in liver diseases. Alcohol and obesity are the most common causes of chronic liver disease in India closely followed by Hepatitis B & C. In addition, water borne hepatitis viruses A & E contribute to acute liver failure. You can prevent liver disease by following a few simple tips. Dr Manav Wadhawan, senior consultant, Fortis Escorts Liver & Digestive Diseases Institute tells us how. Safe water and food: Hepatitis A & E is transmitted by contaminated food and water....

  • Exercise doesn’t affect your memory

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Exercise causes the formation of new neurons in a critical brain region which does not erases old memories, according to a study conducted by an Indian-origin researchers. Exercise causes neurogenesis in the hippocampus – key brain region for learning, memory and mood regulation. It was surprising when a previous study conducted on mice, revealed that presence of far more neurogenesis in brain seemed to erase memories that were formed before and on removal of extra neurons which enabled mice to remember old memories. &ldquo...

  • Traditional cholesterol testing may not predict heart disease

    Posted on : Saturday 6th of August 2016
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    Traditional testing for the level of a specific component of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) — the “good cholesterol” — may not be a better predictor of the damage or disease in the heart’s major blood vessels, says a study. Failure of drug trials to observe benefits by elevating high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) in the blood has raised serious doubts about HDL-C’s properties of reducing the formation of plaques that block our blood vessels and cause coronary heart disease, the rese...

  • 7 home remedies to curb cold and cough

    Posted on : Friday 5th of August 2016
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    With the change in weather, viral cough and cold are common ailments that kids suffer from. Try some of these remedies to treat the ailment and boost your kid's immunity: 1. Steam: If your little one suffers from cold and has trouble breathing, get him/her to take steam. Make the kid stand in the bathroom with hot water running or simply heat water in a wide bowl and make the kid inhale the hot fumes for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Adding eucalyptus oil can also help soothe your child's system. 2. Honey: Known for its soothing...

  • New nutrition model to help fight obesity

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Calling for a radical rethinking of human nutrition science, scientists have developed a new framework called "nutritional geometry" which is the culmination of more than 20 years of research in the field. According to the authors, the new model will assist health professionals, dietitians and researchers to better understand and manage the complexities of obesity. The new model shows that protein has been the strongest driver influencing diet, regulating the intake of fat and carbohydrate. "Existing models for mea...

  • Did you know that dental root tip infection can up heart disease risk?

    Posted on : Thursday 4th of August 2016
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    Untreated infection of the root tip of a tooth – which is common and often symptomless – may increase the risk of heart diseases, new research suggests. “Acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among patients with untreated teeth in need of root canal treatment than among patients without this issue,” said University of Helsinki researcher John Liljestrand. Dental root tip infection, or apical periodontitis, is a bodily defence reaction against microbial infection in the dental pulp. Caries is the mos...

  • Cranberries can 'juice up' your immunity

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    An old wives' tale might be held up by modern science as a new study has found that cranberry juice is effective at preventing bacterial infections. A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has characterized the role of compounds in cranberry juice that block the critical first step in bacterial infections. The results open a potential new area of focus for antibiotic drug development. "With the emergence of new superbugs that are resistant to current antibiotics,...

  • 5 ways water can help you lose weight

    Posted on : Wednesday 3rd of August 2016
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    We all know drinking water is extremely important. It helps maintain your body's fluid levels and provides cushion to your joints, keeps your mouth as well as eyes moist and aids in getting rid of waste. More importantly, it helps regulate our body temperature. We know how important it is but we haven't really decoded how it helps in weight loss. After all, there is a reason why wellness consultants all across the globe are emphasising on more consumption of water to help their clients achieve weight loss goals. Drinking water is...

  • Heavy drinking may lead to breathing problems

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    New York: Drinking too much alcohol may disrupt the healthy balance in the lungs and impact your breathing, a new study warns. In the study, adults who drink excessively were found to have less nitric oxide in their exhaled breath than adults who do not drink. The finding, published in the journal Chest, is significant because nitric oxide helps protect against certain harmful bacteria that can cause respiratory infections. "Alcohol appears to disrupt the healthy balance in the lung," said lead author Majid Afshar, Assi...

  • Brain scan during stress may predict memory loss

    Posted on : Tuesday 2nd of August 2016
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    A brain scan conducted while someone is going through stress may detect shrinking in a part of the brain that can eventually lead to memory loss, says a study. The findings showed that the shrinking of the hippocampus — brain region associated with learning and memory — actually precedes the onset of a change in behaviour — namely the loss of memory. “Until now, no one actually knew the evolution of these changes. Does the hippocampus shrink before or after memory loss? Or do the two happen hand-in-hand,” sa...

  • How a protein boosts immune system to fight pneumonia

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    Researchers have determined how a protein can boost immune system’s ability to battle pneumonia. The finding may offer a new way for doctors to boost patients’ ability to fight off the life-threatening infection as bacteria become more and more resistant to antibiotics. “We’re interested in seeing if there are things we can do to strengthen the natural defences of the host to help them fight the infection more effectively,” said Borna Mehrad from University of Virginia School of Medicine. “Pote...

  • Nanoparticles may help prevent tooth decay

    Posted on : Monday 1st of August 2016
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    Scientists have found a way to use nanoparticles to effectively break down plaque and wipe out more than 99.9 per cent of cavity-causing bacteria within minutes, an advance that may help better prevent tooth decay. The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can “hide” within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania took a more sophisticated approach. Instead of applying an antimicrob...

  • Consumption of nuts can reduce inflammation

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    In a study of more than 5,000 people, researchers have found that greater nuts consumption is associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts. Five or more servings of nuts per week or substituting nuts for animal proteins tied to a healthy profile of inflammatory biomarkers, the findings showed. “Population studies have consistently supported a protective role of nuts against cardiometabolic disorders such as cardiovascular disease and Type-2 diabetes, and...

  • This bio-sensor can detect stress, muscle fatigue

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: A new bio-sensor has been developed by scientists which can easily detect conditions like stress, muscle fatigue and dehydration. This sustainable, wearable bio-sensor takes advantage of trove of medical information present in human sweat and thereby detects these human conditions. "When the human body undergoes strenuous exercise, there's a point at which aerobic muscle function becomes anaerobic muscle function," said study co-author Jenny Ulyanova from CFD Research Corporation (CFDRC). "At that po...

  • Low exercise capacity almost as deadly as smoking

    Posted on : Saturday 30th of July 2016
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    The impact of low physical capacity on risk of death is second only to smoking, a 45 year study in middle-aged men has found. “The risk associated with low aerobic capacity was evident throughout more than four decades and suggests that being physically active can have a big impact over a lifetime,” said lead author Per Ladenvall from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. “The effect of aerobic capacity on risk of death was second only to smoking,” Ladenvall noted. The study included...

  • Uplift your mood with smartphone-based exercises, says study!

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    London: Smartphones have always been criticised for having a negative impact on our health. However, seems like things are about to change A new study has found that exercises based on smartphones that are brief as well as directed can quickly improve our mood. Smartphone based exercises are various established or more modern psychotherapeutic exercise modules known as micro-interventions. The findings showed that participants in the study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after using five-minute video tutorials on their smart...

  • Now eye scan can detect Alzheimer’s disease early

    Posted on : Friday 29th of July 2016
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    Researchers have developed new type of non-invasive eye scan that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms. The new eye scan uses polarised light to highlight deposits called amyloid proteins found at the back of patients’ retinas decades before they experience cognitive decline. “Polarisation imaging is promising for noninvasive imaging of retinal amyloid deposits as a biomarker of Alzheimer’s,” said Melanie Campbell, professor at University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. The new ...

  • Childhood illness not linked to higher adult mortality

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    Exposure to infections in childhood does not have long-lasting consequences for later life survival and reproduction, revealed a new study. The researchers found no support for the idea that exposure to infections in childhood can result in higher mortality risk during adulthood. Previous research suggested that diseases which used to be common in childhood, such as smallpox, measles and whooping cough caused long-lasting inflammation, which then increased the risk of heart disease in adulthood and resulted in an early death. Wit...

  • World Hepatitis Day, 2016: Ten facts you should know!

    Posted on : Thursday 28th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: July 28, 2016 marks the onset of World Hepatitis Day (WHD), observed in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO), to raise awareness about the disease. Hepatitis is, in layman terms, known as an inflammation of the liver and is a viral disease This year's WHD is pivotal for viral hepatitis, since the World Health Assembly adopted the first-ever elimination strategy for the disease in May, thereby vowing to eradicate hepatitis as a public health threat by the year 2030. The theme for World Hepatitis Day, ...

  • Five health benefits of cashew nuts you didn't know about!

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Nuts such as cashews can be called as the world's healthiest foods. Cashew nuts or kaju are an excellent source of protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Cashews are full of amazing health benefits if taken within limit regularly. Here are some reasons why cashew nuts make an excellent choice and you should not eliminate them from your diet: H​eart health Nuts such as cashews are good for your heart. This may be due to followng reasons – nuts are naturally cholesterol-free, but caontain good amounts ...

  • Turmeric compound may treat colon cancer

    Posted on : Wednesday 27th of July 2016
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    A compound found in turmeric, a spice widely used in curries, could play a very important role in preventing and treating colon cancer, which frequently is caused by lifestyle factors, such as diet, say researchers including one of Indian-origin. The researchers found that combination of two plant compounds that have medicinal properties – curcumin and silymarin – holds promise in treating colon cancer. Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice turmeric and silymarin is a component of milk thistle, which has been use...

  • Drug combo may help fight antibiotic resistance

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    Researchers have found that combinations of three different antibiotics can help overcome bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, even when none of the three antibiotics on their own, or even two of the three together, is effective. For the study, the researchers grew E. coli bacteria in a laboratory and treated the samples with combinations of one, two and three antibiotics. They found that out of the 364 three-drug combinations the researchers tested, 94 killed 100 per cent of the bacteria. The success rate might have been ...

  • Exercise as effective as surgery for knee injury

    Posted on : Tuesday 26th of July 2016
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    Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle-aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear, a study has revealed. Meniscal tear is the damage to the rubbery discs that cushion the knee joint. According to the study published in the journal The BMJ, the researchers suggested that supervised exercise therapy be considered a treatment option for middle-aged patients with this type of knee damage. The research suggests that arthroscopic knee surgery offers little benefit for most patients. The resea...

  • Genetic switch identified to prevent asthma

    Posted on : Monday 25th of July 2016
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    Way to prevent asthma in humans has been found. British scientists have identified a genetic switch to keep a check on it, reports Mirror. If successful, it's hoped that the advance could stop it at the origin of the disease. Scientists at the University of Southampton analysed the impact of the gene ADAM33, which is associated with the development of asthma. ADAM33 makes an enzyme which is attached to cells in the airway muscles. But when the enzyme loses its anchor to the cell surface, it is prone to going rogue around ...

  • New forms of HIV can jump from animals to humans

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    While the HIV epidemic continues to threaten health and well-being of a large section of the world’s population, scientists have warned that new forms of the virus jumping from animals to humans cannot be ruled out. The suggestion stems from a study in which the scientists discovered the first in vivo evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) that virologists consider the ancestor of HIV can infect human cells. “The question was whether SIV strains that have not been found in humans h...

  • Oxygen deficiency can lead to childhood heart disease

    Posted on : Saturday 23rd of July 2016
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    The developing heart in an embryo can be damaged by the cellular stress triggered from oxygen deficiency — thereby leading to development of childhood heart disease, a study has revealed for the first time. Childhood heart disease is the most common form of birth defect and affects one in 100 babies globally, showed the study. “The study discovered that reduced oxygen triggered a stress response in the embryonic cells. The cells try to relieve the stress by stopping protein production. As proteins aren’t available t...

  • Noisy distractions hampers toddlers’ ability to learn new words

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    Is your toddler finding it difficult to learn new words? Be careful, it may be because of the presence of noisy distractions such as TV, radio and people talking in the home or at school, says a study. “Learning words is an important skill that provides a foundation for children’s ability to achieve academically,” said Brianna McMillan, doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US and lead author of the study. The findings revealed that toddlers who were exposed to distracting noisy backgrounds foun...

  • Walnuts, soybean may prevent diabetes risk

    Posted on : Friday 22nd of July 2016
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    Eating more unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean in place of dietary carbohydrate can lowers blood sugar level and improve in the prevention and management of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. The study provides evidence for the effects of dietary fats and carbohydrate on the regulation of glucose and insulin levels and several other metrics linked to type 2 diabetes. “Our findings support preventing and treating these diseases by eating more fat-rich foods like walnuts, sunflower seeds, soybeans, flaxseed, fish, and ...

  • When do boys choose to play with a ball, not doll

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Children as young as nine months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender — boys with cars or balls and girls with dolls or cooking pots, says a new study. The study, published in the journal of Infant and Child Development, showed that in a familiar nursery environment significant sex differences were evident at an earlier age than gendered identity is usually demonstrated. “We found that, in general, boys played with male-typed toys more than female-typed toys and girls played with female-typed toys mor...

  • Fluctuations in 'bad'cholesterol may lead to memory loss

    Posted on : Thursday 21st of July 2016
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    Greater fluctuations in “bad” cholesterol levels are likely to cause worse cognitive function like acute memory loss in elderly adults, says a research. The findings showed that greater fluctuations in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol can affect blood flow to the brain — a process which could lead to memory loss and even Alzheimer’s, according to American Heart Association. The study participants with the highest LDL cholesterol variability took 2.7 seconds longer on ...

  • Why some people are more intelligent than others

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    The more variable a brain is and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the higher a person’s intelligence quotient (IQ) and creativity are, researchers have revealed for the first time. In a bid to unlock the secrets of the human brain, a team of researchers led by the University of Warwick quantified the brain’s dynamic functions, identifying how different parts of the brain interact with each other at different times to discover how the intellect works. More accurate understanding of human int...

  • Include these food in your diet to maintain a healthy thyroid

    Posted on : Wednesday 20th of July 2016
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    With the number of thyroid disorder cases on the rise, it is most necessary to change your lifestyle. Giving attention to diet and exercise helps maintain and regulate your thyroid function. Choose the right food for the same. IODINE Seafood (clams, shrimp, haddock, oysters, salmon, sardines), as well as iodized sea salt, eggs, asparagus, lima beans, mushrooms, spinach, sesame seeds, summer squash, garlic. SELENIUM Brazil nuts, mushrooms, tuna, organ meats, halibut, beef, soybeans, sunflower seeds. ZINC Fresh oysters,...

  • Diabetes prevalence higher in joint families than nuclear families: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    The study conducted on 5,444 residents of Dilshad Garden in east Delhi attempts to the understand the socio-economic and demographic factors among those who reported having Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) — the most common form of diabetes. Overall, T2DM was prevalent among 8.5 per cent of the total target population. The study found self-reported prevalence of T2DM was more among men than women, and the highest among those aged between 60 and 69 years — showing an “increasing trend with increasing age”. In contra...

  • Keep your heart healthy with these exercises!

    Posted on : Tuesday 19th of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Exercise is essential to maintain overall fitness and wellbeing. It prevents and reduces your risk of many illnesses. Regular exercise helps improve your heart health. But, it may be noted that not all workouts are heart healthy. Here are some exercises which experts believe can help improve your cardiovascular fitness: Aerobic exercise (cardio) Regular aerobic exercise can lower your risk of heart disease. Examples of aerobic exercises include running, jogging, biking, swimming, etc. Stretching Stretching exercise...

  • Pregnant mom’s food choices tied to baby’s body composition

    Posted on : Monday 18th of July 2016
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    Pregnant women who eat more carbs and fatty foods may not necessarily give birth to heavier babies, but they may still have infants with more fat tissue, a U.S. study suggests. In particular, women who ate a lot of saturated fats - the kind in meat, dairy and eggs - had babies with more fat mass, regardless of their pre-pregnancy weight, the study found. The findings suggest that the total amount of calories consumed has a larger effect on the baby's weight than calorie source does, said lead study author Tessa Crume of the Unive...

  • E-cigarettes can cut mortality rate by 21 per cent: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 16th of July 2016
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    Usage of e-cigarettes has led to a 21 per cent reduction in smoking-attributable deaths as well as a 20 per cent decrease in years lost due to premature mortality, says a study. Evidence has suggested that increased use of e-cigarette can dramatically decrease cigarette smoking among youth and young adults, the researchers said, adding that vaping is likely to provide positive health benefits that outweigh the harm. “E-cigarettes can provide the potential to reduce harm and also improve the public health if used as an alternati...

  • Pomegranate juice may help fight aging

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    Pomegranates are found with a potential to boost muscle strength and help to counteract the ageing, say researchers. The findings showed that when we drink the pomegranate juice, our body produces Urolithin A – a molecule. When this molecule gets transformed by microbes in the gut, it enables the muscle cells to protect themselves against ageing and also increases the muscle mass. As we age, our cells increasingly struggle to recycle the mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cells – and are no longer able to carr...

  • Alzheimer’s gene may shrink brain regions in childhood: study

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    A gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease may shrink brain regions and reduce thinking skills as early as childhood, a finding that may help researchers develop ways to prevent the disease from occurring, according to a new study. Prior studies showed that people with the epsilon (e) 4 variant of the apolipoprotein-E gene are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than people with the other two variants of the gene, e2 and e3, researchers said. “Studying these genes in young children may ultimately give us earl...

  • Male and female brains react differently to stress: Study

    Posted on : Friday 15th of July 2016
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    Offering new evidence to show that male and female brains are wired differently, new research has found that a brain region involved with stress and keeping heart rate and blood pressure high work differently in men and women. While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during blood pressure trials, the researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. The ...

  • Cycling may cut risk of Type 2 diabetes risk

    Posted on : Thursday 14th of July 2016
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    Cycling, often marked as a recreational activity, can significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (T2D), if used as a means of transport to work daily, suggests a research. The findings showed that people who took up habitual cycling were at 20 per cent lower risk for T2D than non-cyclists. “Because cycling can be included in everyday activities, it may be appealing to a large part of the population. This includes people who due to lack of time, would not otherwise have the resources to engage in physical activi...

  • Your mug of coffee might be why your hearing recovery from noise is slow

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    Coffee lovers who like to attend rock music concerts or work at airports should be cautious, as a recent study indicates that caffeine has a serious impact on hearing. According to a research by the McGill University in Canada, regular caffeine consumption can greatly impede hearing recovery from loud noise, even making the damage permanent, Xinhua news agency reported. “When the ear is exposed to loud noise, it can suffer from a temporary hearing reduction, also called auditory temporary threshold shift. This disorder is usual...

  • Thumb-sucking and nail biting can actually keep allergies at bay: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 13th of July 2016
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    Is your toddler addicted to “bad habits” such as thumb-sucking or nail-biting? Worry not, as according to a study, she or he is less likely to develop allergic sensitivities in the long run. The findings showed that children with both thumb-sucking or nail-biting habits were less likely to be allergic to things such as house dust mites, grass, cats, dogs, horses or airborne fungi. “Our findings are consistent with the hygiene theory that early exposure to dirt or germs reduces the risk of developing allergies,&rdquo...

  • This deadly bacteria can reach your brain in a day

    Posted on : Tuesday 12th of July 2016
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    Researchers have discovered that a deadly bacteria that can be picked up by a simple sniff can travel to the brain and spinal cord in just 24 hours. The pathogenic bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes the potentially fatal disease melioidosis, kills 89,000 people around the world each year and is prevalent in northern Australia and southeast Asia. Previously, researchers did not understand how the bacteria travelled to the brain and spinal cord, or just how quickly. The bacteria causing melioidosis are found in contam...

  • New gene discovery may help treat cancer, heart disease: study

    Posted on : Monday 11th of July 2016
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    Researchers have discovered a new gene that controls blood vessel formation, an advance that may not only help in development of anti-cancer therapies but also prove useful in diabetic eye and heart diseases. Blood vessels form a network throughout the body to deliver the nutrients necessary to keep the tissues and organs alive and healthy. The formation of this network is controlled by a process called angiogenesis, researchers said. Angiogenesis inhibition is commonly targeted in cancer treatment development that aims to starve...

  • Why chronic pain risk may run in families

    Posted on : Saturday 9th of July 2016
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    New York: Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest. According to a report in the journal PAIN, the researchers identified some plausible mechanisms to explain the transmission of chronic pain from parent to child. Genetic is a factor, which the research suggests, may account for roughly half of the risk of chronic pain in adults. The study, conducted by Amanda Stone of Vanderbilt University and A...

  • How to care for your eyes during monsoon

    Posted on : Friday 8th of July 2016
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    The quintessential Mumbai monsoon is not just about the awesome mausam, great food, lazy long drives, rain-drenched treks but is also about the viral fevers, vector-borne diseases and eye infections. Dr Keiki Mehta, consultant ophthalmic surgeon suggests, "Proper eye care should become a priority during monsoons to help protect eyes from infections. Rain water washes away the tear film which is the eye's natural protection mechanism. So, avoid rainwater dripping into your eyes directly." There are many other tips that can help ...

  • 5 Foods that improve your immunity

    Posted on : Thursday 7th of July 2016
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    A person's health depends a lot on the state of their immunity. And you don't have to look far to improve it. Simple everyday foods that you probably wouldn't give a second glance to, contain powerful antioxidant properties that work wonders when it comes to boosting your immunity. Garlic: Not only does Garlic add taste to your food but is supposed to be packed with allicin, a compound that is known to boost immunity. Garlic is especially good to consume when you're down with flu since it can effectively fight infections....

  • Artificial pancreas may be available by 2018: Scientists

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Artificial pancreas – a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with diabetes and automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body – is likely to be available by 2018, scientists say. Currently available technology allows insulin pumps to deliver insulin to people with diabetes after taking readings from glucose meters, but these two components are separate. It is the joining together of both parts into a ‘closed loop’ that makes an artificial pancreas, researchers said. The actual timelin...

  • Kids raised by single mothers are well-adjusted, says study

    Posted on : Tuesday 5th of July 2016
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    Children brought up by single mothers are generally well-adjusted, with positive feelings about family life, a new study says. The findings showed that children raised in both heterosexual two-parent families and single mother families had no significant differences in adjustment. “Between the ages of 4 and 9, donor-conceived children in solo mother families generally seem to be doing well,” said Sophie Zadeh from University of Cambridge in Britain. However, children raised by single mothers were found to raise questi...

  • Paracetamol consumption during pregnancy may up autism, ADHD risk in kids

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Taking common painkillers during pregnancy more often is likely to raise the risk of autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, especially boys, new research warns. The findings also showed that pre-natal exposure to paracetamol raises the risk of autism spectrum diseases more in boys. “The male brain may be more vulnerable to harmful influences during early life. Our differing gender results suggest that androgenic endocrine disruption, to which male brains could be more sensitive, may explain the ...

  • Eat your way to a healthy life!

    Posted on : Sunday 3rd of July 2016
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    Include these natural super foods in your diet to boost your overall health Today all of us are constantly running on the treadmill called life. Long working hours, late nights, stress, health problems, family and household responsibilities constantly weigh us down. Some sleep through the weekend to compensate sleep deprivation during the week.There are a number of natural 'power foods' that are packed with nutrients, vitamins, anti-oxidants (cancer fighting agents properties) and minerals. A regular consumption of these foods ha...

  • 10 healthy reasons to eat guavas

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    Did you know guava, the humble backyard fruit, is a powerhouse of nutrients, which contains four times more vitamin C than oranges! The tropical fruit consists of 81 percent water and it helps in hydrating our skin. Since the fruit is low in calorie and fat content, it is an amazing weight reducer.  1. Since guava contains lycopene pigment and antioxidants that help in neutralizing the free radicals produced in the body, it can be used as an effective anti aging product. Free radicals affects the healthy tissues and cells and ca...

  • Reasons why you should add more protein to your diet!

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    New Delhi: Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. Every cell in the human body contains protein. We need protein to help our body repair cells and make new ones. Sources of protein include grains, legumes and nuts, as well as animal sources such as meats, dairy products, fish and eggs. Unlike fat and carbohydrates, the body does not store protein, hence it needs to be taken every day. A number of studies have shown that a high-protein diet aids in weight loss and metabolic health. Here are some reasons why you need ...

  • A little butter a day may not harm your heart

    Posted on : Saturday 2nd of July 2016
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    Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke — and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, finds a new study. The findings showed that patients suffering from heart problems or any related chronic diseases have no cause to worry as the increase in risk due to butter consumption was extremely small. Butter has been found as a healthier choice in comparison to sugar and starch-enriched food like white bread or potatoes. However, butter when spread on unhealthy ...

  • Following prevention guidelines linked to lowered risk for cancer

    Posted on : Friday 1st of July 2016
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    Keeping active and eating healthy really does seem to reduce the odds of getting certain cancers and dying from them, according to a new review of past research. The analysis of 12 large studies found significant reductions in breast, endometrial and colorectal cancers in particular among people who consistently followed cancer-prevention lifestyle guidelines compared to those who didn't. "What is most interesting to me is how much cancer can be reduced by our lifestyle behaviors," said lead author Lindsay N. Kohler of ...

  • Irregular sleeping pattern may put men at diabetes risk, says study

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Sleeping either fewer or more hours than average may increase a man’s risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study. More than 29 million people nationwide have diabetes, according to the Endocrine Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures Report. During the last 50 years, the average self-reported sleep duration for individuals has decreased by 1.5 to 2 hours, according to senior author, Femke Rutters. The prevalence of diabetes has doubled in the same time period. “In a group of nearly 800 healthy people, ...

  • Pre-hypertension in pregnancy may up diabetes, stroke risk

    Posted on : Thursday 30th of June 2016
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    Women who suffer from elevated blood pressure during pregnancy are at an increased risk of developing heart diseases and other health problems such as diabetes and stroke in later life, says new research. The findings showed that pre-hypertension with 120-139mm Hg systolic pressure (top number) or 80-89mm Hg diastolic pressure (bottom number) can be dangerous for pregnant women. Pregnant women with blood pressure in the pre-hypertension range had a 6.5 times greater odds of developing metabolic syndrome (such as diabetes and stroke) ...

  • New method to reveal heart attack risk

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    Researchers have developed a new method to calculate your 10-year risk for heart attack with greater precision than traditional risk factors alone. Levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and blood pressure are considered as traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. There are several risk prediction calculators available today. However, the use of risk prediction calculators has declined in the primary care setting because the currently available calculators only explain a modest ...

  • New method can wipe out cancerous tumours in two hours

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    An experimental method that can kill up to 95 per cent of cancer cells in two hours may tremendously help people with inoperable or hard-to-reach tumours, as well as young children stricken with cancer, a study suggests. The newly patented method to kill cancer cells has been developed by Matthew Gdovin, Associate Professor at University of Texas at San Antonio. The new treatment involves injecting a chemical compound, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue. He then aims a beam of light at t...

  • Social environment may influence drug, alcohol abuse

    Posted on : Wednesday 29th of June 2016
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    Social relationships including family and friends play a key role in an individual’s recovery from substance-abuse problems and at the same time may also negatively influence them to become an addict, finds a study. The findings showed that the links between substance use and social connections are bi-directional and strong. “Our data show that social mechanisms substantially affect clinical outcomes over long periods of time,” said Robert L. Stout, a scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a...

  • Novel test helps faster detection of pathogens in lungs

    Posted on : Tuesday 28th of June 2016
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    A new molecular-based method can detect mycobacterial pathogens — which cause tuberculosis — much more quickly than the culture-bases techniques that used to take several weeks, a study says. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent of tuberculosis — a potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs — and was responsible for the death of nearly 1.5 million people worldwide in 2014. The team studied more than 6,800 patient samples to examine molecular-based methods for th...

  • Have curd daily to lower breast cancer risk

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    Intake of probiotics may help increase the proportion of beneficial bacteria in the breast and thus aid in preventing the risk of breast cancer. The findings showed that Lactobacillus and Streptococcus, considered to be health-promoting bacteria, were more prevalent in healthy breasts than in cancerous ones. Both groups have anticarcinogenic properties. Thus, "our work raises the question that should women, especially those at risk for breast cancer, take probiotic lactobacilli to increase the proportion of beneficial bacteria i...

  • Smartphone gazing in the dark can make you ‘blind’

    Posted on : Monday 27th of June 2016
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    In a warning to those who sleep with their devices next to them, researchers have found two women who were affected by transient smartphone “blindness” – a condition where they went blind in one eye after gazing at smartphones in the dark. The first patient – a 22-year-old woman in England – had a habit of gazing at her smartphone before falling asleep. “She would lie on her left side and look at the screen primarily with her right eye. Her left eye was often covered by the pillow,” http://ww...

  • Chandigarh doctor devised technique to treat kids suffering from glaucoma

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    A Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research doctor has devised a technique for children suffering from glaucoma. Through the technique, standard intraocular lens can be safely implanted in eyes with long term stability to give these children hope for vision. Jaspreet Sukhija, associate professor, Advanced Eye, PGI, has done work in cataract surgery in children suffering from glaucoma. “These children have eyes that are much larger than normal. All the intraocular lens available in the market are designed for...

  • Want to shun depression? Spend time with nature

    Posted on : Saturday 25th of June 2016
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    A 30-minute walk in the woods each week can help reduce depression and high blood pressure while enhancing mental health, a study has found. The findings showed that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion. Further, spending more time outdoors may especially benefit children. “Kids who grow up experiencing natural environments may benefit developmentally and have a heightened environmental awareness as...

  • Employees use Facebook to kill mental fatigue too

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    If you find an employee looking at Facebook, it may actually means a break for him or her from tiredness at work. According to a new survey, workers use social media at work for many reasons and taking a mental break is one of the most common one. Nearly 34 percent of the people surveyed said they use social media at work to take a mental break from their job, revealed a Pew Research Centre survey of 2,003 US adults. "These digital platforms offer the potential to enhance worker productivity by fostering connections with colleag...

  • Healthy diet, walnuts may help fight ageing effects

    Posted on : Friday 24th of June 2016
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    Eating an overall healthy diet, including certain foods such as walnuts and other whole foods, may reduce the risk of physical function impairments throughout the ageing process in women, a new study has found. Women who consumed one-two servings of walnuts per week (1/4 cup per serving) showed reduced risk of developing impairments in physical functions, the study said. Walnuts are unique among nuts in that they are primarily composed of polyunsaturated fat (13g per ounce), which includes alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the plant-based ...

  • Diabetes can make heart attack 50 per cent deadlier

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    A new study has found that diabetes can raise the risk of heart attack death by 50 percent. Researchers at the University of Leeds tracked 700,000 people, who had been admitted to hospital with a heart attack between January 2003 and June 2013. Of these, 1,21,000 had diabetes. After stripping out the effects of age, sex and any other illnesses and differences in the emergency medical treatment received, the team found stark differences in survival rates. People with diabetes were 56 per cent more likely to have died if they had e...

  • Obese women may affect great-grandchildren

    Posted on : Thursday 23rd of June 2016
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    A woman’s obesity may put her future great-grandchildren at high risk of metabolic problems — such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease — even before she becomes pregnant, a study has found. While previous studies have linked a woman’s health in pregnancy to her child’s weight later in life, the new study published this week in the US journal Cell Reports showed the risk does not end only with the first generation, Xinhua news agency reported. Obesity-caused genetic abnormalities can be passed through th...

  • Silencing single gene can affect your social behaviour

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Silencing a specific gene may affect human social behaviour — including a person’s ability to form healthy relationships or to recognise the emotional states of others — says a study. The scientists examined how a process known as methylation — which can reduce the expression of specific genes — affects a gene called OXT. This gene is responsible for the production of a hormone called oxytocin, which is linked to a wide range of social behaviours in humans and other mammals. “Methylation restri...

  • Gut bacteria species can reverse autism-like behaviour in humans

    Posted on : Wednesday 22nd of June 2016
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    Researchers have found that absence of a specific species of gut bacteria can result in an imbalanced microbial ecology, causing social deficits in mice, similar to symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in humans. The findings showed that lack of Lactobacillus (L.) reuteri in the mice born to mother’s on a high-fat diet is responsible for their social deficits. Mice born to mothers on the high-fat diet showed more than nine-fold reduction of L.reuteri in their microbiomes. By adding this bacteria species back to the ...

  • Overweight adolescents at high risk of heart failure later: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 21st of June 2016
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    The increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence, with an increased risk starting in those with a BMI of 20 and rising steeply to a nearly ten-fold increased risk in those who were very obese, with a BMI of 35 or over, researchers said. The study found that in men with a BMI of 20 and over, the risk of heart failure increased by 16 per cent with every BMI unit, after adjustments for factors that could affect the findings, they said. &ldq...

  • Vitamin D deficiency can lead to chronic kidney diseases in children

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    A deficiency in the amount of vitamin D in the body may lead to high risk of chronic kidney diseases, especially in children, says a new study. Vitamin D deficiency has been found common in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) the longstanding disease of the kidneys leading to renal failure. Researchers have identified certain modifiable and non-modifiable factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in children with CKD. According to the study, nearly two-thirds of children suffering from vitamin D deficiency were also suf...

  • Hitting the gym for four hours after studying can help boost memory

    Posted on : Monday 20th of June 2016
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    Unable to retain your memory? A new study suggests that physical exercise for four hours after learning can significantly improve long-term memory and memory traces. The findings of the study showed that students who exercised four hours after learning retained the information for two days in comparison to those who exercised either immediately or not at all. Exercise after the stipulated time was associated with more precise representations in the hippocampus a brain region important for learning and memory. “It shows that...

  • Beware! Boring, dirty workplace can hamper your brain

    Posted on : Saturday 18th of June 2016
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    Do you find your office dull, boring and unhygienic? Beware! Spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning, memory, attention and language capabilities. According to researchers from the Florida State University, both lack of stimulation in the workplace and dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees. “Psychologists say that the brain is a muscle, while industrial hygienists point to chemicals in the work environment that may cause declin...

  • Adequate sleep cuts major health risks in children, teenagers

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    Both lack or excess of sleep can lead to health risks like hypertension, obesity, diabetes and depression among children and teenagers, warns a research team led by an Indian-origin scientist. The findings showed that insufficient hours of sleep could increase the risk of accidents and injuries and also lead to self-harm, suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts among teenagers. Conversely, sleeping for longer hours may also be associated with adverse health outcome such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and mental health problems. ...

  • Life hacks: How to make your cup of coffee more flavoursome

    Posted on : Friday 17th of June 2016
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    If you are pining for more flavour in your cup of coffee, make sure the roasted coffee beans are chilled before grinding, suggest scientists. Chilling roasted beans before grinding results in narrower distribution of small particles, which during the brewing process allows access to more flavour from the same amount of coffee, the researchers found. This discovery by University of Bath scientists could have big implications for the coffee industry and might even allow domestic coffee connoisseurs to brew tastier beverages. The te...

  • Want to ward off urinary infection? Drink cranberry juice daily

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    Drinking a 240 ml glass of cranberry juice per day can help women to keep urinary infection at bay, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. The study suggests that cranberries can also aid in decreasing the worldwide use of antibiotics. Urinary tract infection (UTIs) is an infection in any part of the urinary system, the kidneys, bladder or urethra. The findings showed that daily consumption of an 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice can reduce symptomatic UTIs by nearly 40 per cent in women with recurrent UTIs. Also, it wil...

  • Debunking myths: Eating peanuts during infancy safe for kids

    Posted on : Thursday 16th of June 2016
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    According to a new study, eating peanuts during infancy does not affect a child’s growth and nutritional intake. Researchers wanted to determine whether eating high doses of peanut products beginning in infancy would have any adverse effects on infant and child growth and nutrition. “The new results provide reassurance that early life peanut consumption has no negative effect on children’s growth and nutrition,” said Anthony S Fauci from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US. ...

  • Vitamin D deficiencies may up migraines: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    According to a new study, a high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines may have mild vitamin D deficiencies. The findings of the study showed that mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10, which is a vitamin like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance that may be involved in patients who experience migraines. Suzanne Hagler and colleagues from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the US conducted a study on p...

  • Moving frequently during childhood is not good for health: Study

    Posted on : Wednesday 15th of June 2016
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    Frequent movers, take note! Shifting to a new home during childhood may increase the likelihood of multiple adverse outcomes later in life, a new study has claimed. Researchers from University of Manchester in the UK collected data on all people born in Denmark from 1971 to 1997 documenting every residential childhood move from birth to 14 years. Each move was associated with the age of the child so that the impact of early-in-life moves could be contrasted with moves during the early teenage years. With a number of comprehensive...

  • Over 2,500 Indian kids suffer from brain tumour every year

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    With a surge in the brain related ailments in the world, every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from medulloblastoma, a pediatric malignant primary brain tumour which spreads through the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and frequently metastasize to different locations along the surface of the brain and spinal cord, doctors have said. According to them, in India, every year 40,000-50,000 persons are diagnosed with brain tumour. Of these 20 percent are children. Until a year ago, the figure was only somewhere around 5 percent. T...

  • Laser heat could safely treat prostate cancer: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Scientists have found that the precise application of laser heat can safely treat prostate cancer without causing adverse effects or changes in urinary or sexual function, an advance that may lead to a safe and feasible way to treat the disease. The technique uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide the insertion of a laser fiber into cancerous tumours. When heated, the laser destroys the cancerous tissue. A follow-up study showed the potential to transfer this treatment for the first time into a clinic setting, using a spe...

  • World Blood Donor Day: Donate blood, share life!

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    New Delhi: Blood is indeed the most precious gift that a person can give to another person - the gift of life. While the day-to-day requirement for blood never ends, a continuous supple of safe blood can help meet the needs of the patients. Every year on June 14, nations around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The theme of this year's World Blood Donor Day is 'Blood connects us all'. It focuses on thanking blood donors and highlights the dimension of 'sharing' and 'connection' between bloo...

  • Zinc deficiency can be bad for digestion and health

    Posted on : Tuesday 14th of June 2016
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    Deficiency of zinc can adversely impact the essential metabolic functions of most living organisms, finds a new study suggesting that even moderate levels of deficiency of the trace element can be bad for digestion. The findings showed that zinc deficiency in an animal’s diet impedes pancreatic digestive activity and results in significant digestive impairment, even at an early stage. In humans, it has been known to increase the levels of inflammation markers and reduce immunocompetence- the ability of the body to produce a nor...

  • OneTouch Via: New diabetics device may make painful needles history

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    While syringes, pens, pumps and jet injectors have given diabetics options for their insulin delivery for many years now, a new device called OneTouch Via could change the game. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who used the new OneTouch Via mealtime, on-demand insulin delivery system, reported they missed fewer doses and felt less stress about dosing compared to multiple daily injections, according to research presented by Calibra Medical, Inc., one of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, at the annual American Diabet...

  • Too much physical workload can increase rheumatoid arthritis risk

    Posted on : Monday 13th of June 2016
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    Prolonged repetitive physical workload increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, new research has found. The findings suggest that building workers are particularly vulnerable to developing the condition. For example, exposure to repeated vibration, carrying or lifting weights greater than 10 kg, bending/turning, and working with hands either below knee level, or above shoulder level may put people at higher risk of developing the inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet, the fin...

  • Turmeric effective in treating various types of cancer: Study

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    Curcuma longa, also known as turmeric, is effective in the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast and ovarian cancer, which has risen 30 percent among women in the last one decade, says a study. Turmeric has nearly 20 molecules with antibiotic property, 14 molecules with cancer preventive potential, 12 with anti-tumour effect, says the study conducted by BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital, New Delhi. “At least 12 molecules in it have anti-cancer effect while 10 of them have anti-oxidant features. Overall, turmeric is k...

  • Your midnight bedtime is probably making you fat

    Posted on : Saturday 11th of June 2016
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    If your favourite novels are stealing that precious sleep time from you, don’t be surprised if you have to start squeezing into your skinny jeans. A new study from the Northwestern University suggests that among healthy adults with habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake — particularly among men — as well as lower physical activity. Results show that late sleep timing is associated with lower body mass index and is n...

  • 4 ways to help men get rid of pimples

    Posted on : Friday 10th of June 2016
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    Pimples are not just a hassle for teenagers or women but they also haunt metrosexual men. Keep yourself hydrated and don’t touch them to do away with pimples, says an expert. Chandrika Mahindra, skin care expert, the Himalaya Drug Company, shares a few tips: 1. Wash your face two to three times which will help in energising your skin and removing the dust particles, but don’t go overboard. Use men’s face wash regularly to clean your face. Products with natural ingredients are gentle and effective for fighting pimple...

  • How to manage diabetes during Ramadan

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    Diabetic patients who fast during Ramadan are likely to be at risk of major health complications. Hence, they should fast only if their doctors consider them fit enough, experts say. The month-long period that is typically marked by long fasting hours during daylight hours is followed by grand feast each evening after sunset (Iftaar), which can be continued till pre-dawn (Sehri). According to health experts, such long gaps between meals that range from 12 to 15 hours may lead to metabolic changes in the body, that can pose serious he...

  • Tips to help you be an early bird

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    Getting out of the bed early in the morning is one of the toughest things one has to do everyday. Here are a few tips to help you achieve the feat. Let there be light Open the curtains before you sleep. The natural light will help you rise and shine. Go dim An hour before sleeping, switch off the lights and switch on shaded lights or lamps. This gives you a relaxed environment and induces sleep. Read Don't check your phone before sleeping and read fiction rather than self-help books. Phones and self-help books force y...

  • Chemicals in plastic may weaken your child’s teeth: Study

    Posted on : Thursday 9th of June 2016
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    According to a study, chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel. The researchers for this study examined the effects of two endocrine disruptors chemicals that interfere with mammalian hormones. One of the most prevalent, Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in every-day items including refillable drink bottles and food storage containers. The another endocrine disruptor is Vinclozolin which, was commonly used as a fungicide ...

  • New gene mutation linked to onset of Parkinson’s

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    Scientists have discovered a ‘third gene’ that leads to the development of the common neurodegenerative disease, a study said. The study provided evidence that mutations in gene TMEM230 caused Parkinson’s disease — a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. “The study showed that mutations in this new gene lead to pathologically and clinically proven cases of the disease,” said lead researcher Teepu Siddique, professor at Northwestern University in the ...

  • Bitter plant extract can reduce calorie consumption

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    There could soon be a pill to reduce your calorie consumption as researchers have identified a bitter plant extract that can suppress food intake by stimulating the secretion of gut peptide hormones involved in appetite regulation. Gut chemosensory mechanisms, particularly those involved in detecting and relaying to the brain and the chemical composition of food during digestion, plays an important role in regulating appetite and food intake. The researchers hypothesised that the activation of specific bitter taste receptors which ar...

  • Weight loss tips: Eat copper rich foods to burn fat!

    Posted on : Wednesday 8th of June 2016
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    New York: Copper is essential for the proper functioning of organs and metabolic processes in humans. It is also integral for preventing premature aging and increasing energy production. Now, researchers revealed that the metal can also help you lose weight as it plays a key role in metabolising fat. "We find that copper is essential for breaking down fat cells so that they can be used for energy," said lead researcher Chris Chang, professor at the University of California - Berkeley. "It acts as a regulator. The m...

  • Overweight infants consume larger meals

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    Overweight toddlers consume larger meals but do not eat more frequently than healthy weight infants , a new study has found. The findings showed that overweight infants were consuming larger meals worth 141 calories than the healthy weight infants with 130 calories, at each meal. In addition, the overweight toddlers appeared to be consuming more calories than the healthy weight by eating larger portions of the same types of foods (160g versus 146g). For every extra 24 calories (100 kJ) consumed during each meal, there was a nine per ...

  • Exercise reduces chemotherapy-induced numbness and pain: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    According to a new research, exercise could offer a simple and inexpensive way to reduce weakness, numbness and pain in hands and feet due to chemotherapy. The study involving more than 300 cancer patients directly compared the neuropathic symptoms in non-exercisers to the pain among patients who took part in a specialized six-week walking routine with gentle, resistance-band training at home. “The exercisers reported significantly fewer symptoms of neuropathy — which includes shooting or burning pain, tingling, numbness ...

  • Women, young adults at a higher risk of anxiety: Study

    Posted on : Tuesday 7th of June 2016
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    Women as well as young adults are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a new study says. Anxiety disorder — the most common mental health problem — is often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations, including social gatherings. “Anxiety disorders can make life extremely difficult for some people and it is important for our health services to understand how common they are and which groups of people are at greatest risk,” said lead author Olivia Remes a...

  • Migraine increases risk of cardiovascular disease in women: Study

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    According to a new study, women suffering from migraines are at an increased risk of mortality from heart diseases than women who do not have migraine. A migraine is a severe headache often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. The findings of the study showed that women who reported a migraine had a greater risk for major cardiovascular disease including heart attacks, strokes and angina — a chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. In addition, migraine was also associated with a higher risk for ca...

  • Beware! People staying indoors too at a risk of respiratory problems

    Posted on : Monday 6th of June 2016
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    As many as 34 per cent of the people who spend most of their time indoors, in offices and at homes have various types of respiratory diseases because of indoor air pollution. According to a survey conducted by Artemis hospital, 82 per cent of the offices in the national capital have unhealthy air quality.  The study has said that women and children were the most vulnerable. Bad indoor air quality can cause Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) among women and aggravate asthma symptoms among children. In addition, the study sa...

  • Chronic stress can cause structural changes in the brain

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    Chronic stress can make us worn-out, anxious and depressed as well as lead to structural changes in the brain, finds a new study that also developed a new drug that might help in preventing these changes. The findings showed that when mice experienced prolonged stress, the amygdala – a part of the brain that regulates basic emotions, such as fear and anxiety – retracts  In the medial amygdala, the neuronal branches, which form crucial connections to other parts of the brain, appeared to shrink.  Such shrinki...

  • Tricks that can help you eat healthy

    Posted on : Saturday 4th of June 2016
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    The secret to a healthy lifestyle is never about eating less. This is reiterated time and again by nutritionists and dieticians and is one of the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to healthy eating . Nutritionist Dr Nupur Krishnan says, "Following a healthy and balanced diet every day, sticking to a rational and relaxed approach to food, are actually the key points to keep in mind if you want to maintain the ideal weight, the easy way." Consulting nutritionist and clinical dietitian, Pooja Makhija explains tha...

  • Eat walnuts everyday to keep colon cancer at bay

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    Those looking to improve their colon health may want to tuck into walnuts for a crunchy superfood snack that reduces cancer risk as a new study suggests so. Researchers from UConn Health and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine found that eating walnuts may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer. They found that mice that ate 7-10.5 percent of their total calories as walnuts developed fewer colon cancers. The effect was most pronounced in male mice, which had 2.3 times fewer tumors when fed walnuts as part o...

  • Beware! Shift work can put you at severe stroke risk

    Posted on : Friday 3rd of June 2016
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    A new study has found that shift work can put workers out of sync with their body clocks, leading to more severe strokes. Researcher David Earnest from the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine said that the body is synchronized to night and day by circadian rhythms and a person on a shift work schedule, especially on rotating shifts, challenges, or confuses, their internal body clocks by having irregular sleep-wake patterns or meal times. According to Earnest, it’s not the longer hours or the weird hours nece...

  • Beware! Binge eating can trigger depression

    Posted on : Thursday 2nd of June 2016
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    Next time you munch on that mouth-watering pizza with extra cheese or enjoy a king-size burger with French fries and soft drink, remember that too much of junk food can not only add extra kilos around your belly but may lead you to depression, warn experts. Binge eating episodes lead to obesity which, in turn, causes depression owing to weight stigma, poor self-esteem and reduced mobility. On the other side, depression may also lead to obesity as such people tend to engage in ’emotional binge eating’ to deal with the pain...

  • Painkillers can increase duration of chronic pain

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    The short-term decision to take painkillers can have devastating consequences of increasing pain and making it lasting longer than usual, warns new research. The findings could explain the explosion of painkiller addiction in the past few decades. “We are showing for the first time that even a brief exposure to opioids can have long-term negative effects on pain”, said lead researcher Peter Grace, Assistant Research Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder in the US.  The researchers found that opioids lik...

  • Yoga may help to control diabetes

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    Yoga can be helpful in prevention and management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, scientific reviews of over 25 trials conducted globally shows. Systematic reviews of trials conducted on Indians as well as Americans show yoga can help control blood sugar levels, improve the lipid profile and manage body weight, all of which can be very effective in preventing type 2 diabetes. The reviews were recently published in two international medical journals - Elsevier and the Journal of Diabetes Research. "Findings suggest yogic pr...

  • Premature babies may suffer from osteoporosis during adulthood

    Posted on : Wednesday 1st of June 2016
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    According to a new study, babies born prematurely may grow up to have weaker bones, which has also found that low birth weight plays a big role in developing osteoporosis. “Our study shows that both those born prematurely with a very low birth weight and those who were born full term, but small for their gestational age, had lower bone mass than the control group, who were born full term with normal weights,” said Chandima Balasuriya from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Researchers had found that adults wh...

  • Hot tips to stay fit and healthy

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    Good sleep and regular exercise, choosing healthy food items and better cooking methods are the secrets of leading a healthy lifestyle, says an expert. Saurabh Aggarwal, expert from fitness startup FITSO, suggests how to be healthy: * Maintain a proper sleeping schedule, which for most people means seven to eight hours each night is important for fitness. Working out three to four times per week is a great way to start. Once you have your routine with you, stick to it and you will see the benefits. Three to four sessions of 20 to 30 ...

  • What does your heartbeat say about your health?

    Posted on : Tuesday 31st of May 2016
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    Minor irregularities in the heartbeat are indicative of a healthy body, scientists said at the Technical University of Munich. They have developed a new method of the correlating heartbeat with life expectancy. While in the majority of earlier studies the full breathing cycle was correlated to the heart rate, the team now focused on exhaling and specifically on the moment when the heart rate would normally be reduced again.  “With our approach, you might say we are surgically selecting the moment when the decisive events t...

  • To distract kids from junk food, present healthy options first

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    Do you want your children to eat more healthy food and less fast food? Researchers have recommended placing healthy food more visibly, attractively and conveniently so that your child can eat and stay healthy. Strongly preferred foods — like fries at fast food restaurants or red meat at buffets — are so standard that it can be difficult to get people — especially children — to opt for healthier options, even if the healthy option is the default.  The findings indicated that more children choose French fries o...

  • How to keep stress at bay

    Posted on : Monday 30th of May 2016
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    There are a lot of times when one is stressed and you don't even come to know about it. This can aggravate the condition and cause uneasiness. Here are a few simple ways to manage it. Confide about your problems to someone The best way to make sure that you don't carry around unnecessary baggage along with you is by speaking to someone who is close to you. This will automatically free your mind of troubles and will help you to cope better. However, make sure that the person you are talking to is a close friend of yours, paren...

  • 4 common mistakes yoga beginners make

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    1. Taking difficult courses Yoga has various levels. It is very shocking when beginners start their practice or join the advance level courses as beginners. There's a huge risk of hurting yourself. It is like diving into the deep end of the pool without knowing how to swim. Look for a basic class or invest in a beginner's yoga DVD. 2. Wearing wrong clothes A lot of people try to hide the extra pounds by wearing loose and baggy clothes while practising yoga. Instead, wear form-fitting clothes, that lets you breathe...

  • Do you boast about your drink? You might be at addiction risk

    Posted on : Saturday 28th of May 2016
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    Some people keep drinking because of the pleasure they derive when discussing their drink – like how it tastes, smells and looks, says an Indian-origin researcher, adding that like animals, humans can also be conditioned to associate environmental cues with rewards that can lead to an alcohol addiction. “Alcohol addiction is compounded by our ability to learn about predictive cues”, said Lead Author Nadia Chaudhri from Canada’s Concordia University. “Conditioned reactions to those cues can trigger behavi...

  • Raising ‘immature’ babies have made us smarter now: Study

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    According to a new research human intelligence might have evolved in response to the demands of caring for infants who are born far more immature than the offspring of other species, suggests new research. This theory of human intelligence is based on a novel evolutionary model in which the development of high levels of intelligence may be driven by the demands of raising offspring.  “Human infants are born far more immature than the infants of other species. For example, giraffe calves are able to stand up, walk around, and e...

  • Stay away from artificial sweeteners, it may harm your health

    Posted on : Friday 27th of May 2016
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    Are you turning to artificial sweeteners or other sugar substitutes to lose weight? Although these sweeteners may help obese individuals reduce and cut calories, they may also have negative health effects, a study warns. Artificial sweeteners are not digested by the body. However, the recent study suggests that bacteria in the gut may be able to break down artificial sweeteners, resulting in negative health effects. Currently, there are many new sugar substitutes that are used in foods and beverages and are marketed as ‘sugar-f...

  • Certain genes related to mood, stress can impact longevity

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    ‘The visible impact of depression and stress that can be seen on a person’s face can also be found in alterations in genetic activity linked to longevity’, a study says. “We were looking for genes that might be at the interface between mood, stress and longevity”, said one of the researchers Alexander Niculescu, Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the US. “We have found a series of genes involved in mood disorders and stress disorders which also seem to be involved in longevity”...

  • Beware! Barbecue can be dangerous to health

    Posted on : Thursday 26th of May 2016
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    Love to gorge on barbecued chicken? Be careful as eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle brushes can prove to be dangerous to health, warns new research. Loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food, which, if consumed, can lead to injuries in the mouth, throat and tonsils. The most common injuries were found in patients' oral cavities, throats and tonsils, with some injuries requiring surgery. "If the bristle passes through those regions without lodging itself, it ...

  • Eating potatoes four times a week may up high BP risk

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Eating four or more servings of boiled, baked or mashed potatoes and French fries a week may increase your risk of high blood pressure, a new study has warned. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in the US suggest that replacing one serving a day of potatoes with one serving of a non-starchy vegetable is associated with a lower risk of developing hypertension. Researchers followed over 187,000 men and women from three large US studies for more than 20 years. Dietary intake, including frequen...

  • Breads, pavs, buns and pizza bases contain cancer-causing chemicals, says latest CSE report

    Posted on : Wednesday 25th of May 2016
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    Do you know the bread you consume can increase the risk of cancer? And no, this is not restricted to just white bread, but brown, multigrain, wholewheat and even your pavs, buns and pizza breads. According to a study released by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), 84 per cent of bread and bakery samples collected from across Delhi contain residues of potassium bromate, potassium iodate or both. While potassium bromate is said to be a Class 2B carcinogenic, which means it may cause cancer, potassium iodate can lead to “thyroid...

  • The perfect plan to gain weight

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    Struggle with weight loss is something we all hear about quite often, but it is the struggle to gain weight that's heard less about. You'd be surprised to know that it is, indeed a sore point for many. At the outset, a weight gain program may seem like an opportunity for indulgence. Just grab some fried food and have a go at it! Unfortunately, just as healthy weight loss requires a balanced approach, healthy weight gain means more than adding junk food to your daily meals. Your journey to gain weight doesn't necessarily h...

  • Exposure to antidepressants in pregnancy may lower babies’ birth weight

    Posted on : Tuesday 24th of May 2016
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    Mothers-to-be please take an important note! According to a new study Infants who are exposed to antidepressants in the womb are likely to have lower birth weight and gestational length. The findings of the study showed that babies exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — commonly prescribed antidepressants — during two or more trimesters weighed 205g less than infants whose mothers were not exposed to any anti-depressants during pregnancy.  In addition, the birth of such babies would, on an avera...

  • Study points to presence of possible cancer-causing chemicals in bread

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    Your daily bread could contain cancer-causing chemicals, including Potassium Bromate and Potassium Iodate, substances that are banned in many countries, but not in India due to slack food regulations, warns a new report released by the Centre for Science and Environment. CSE’s new study tested some of the bread sold in Delhi and found residues of Potassium Bromate and Iodate in commonly consumed varieties. The use of Potassium Bromate – classified as a category 2B carcinogen (possibly carcinogenic to humans) – is ba...

  • Expert tips: How to save yourself from heat stroke

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    ‘As the mercury levels are soaring in north India, being out in the sweltering heat can result in heat stroke which can be extremely harmful, even fatal’, says an expert. Heat stroke is caused due to prolonged exposure to higher temperatures (above 40 degrees Celcius) or physical exertion. It usually occurs in combination with dehydration. “If left untreated, heat stroke can affect vital organs and can prove fatal in severe cases”, said Dr Raman Abhi, Additional Director (internal medicine) at Fortis Memorial Rese...

  • Walnuts help in relieving stress

    Posted on : Monday 23rd of May 2016
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    Is daily stress taking a toll on your health? You might want to eat a handful of walnuts to relieve the pressure and tension. New research shows that walnuts can assist the body to deal with tension in a better way . The nut, which contains polyunsaturated fats, can reduce blood pressure during times of stress. Findings show that average diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) was significantly lowered when walnuts were included in the diet.They are also a rich source of fibre, antioxidants, and unsaturated fatty acids. A quarter cup of wal...

  • New eyeglasses to help people with severe vision loss

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Researchers have designed new eyeglasses using high-power prisms to optimally expand the visual fields of patients with hemianopia — a condition in which the visual fields of both eyes are cut by half. The new designs address some limitations of existing prism correction available to this population. Impairing either the left or right halves of the visual fields in both eyes, hemianopia is most commonly caused by stroke, brain tumours and head trauma. Hemianopia reduces the natural visual field of about 180° to a mere 90°. Peop...

  • Brain function could be disrupted by long-term use of antibiotics

    Posted on : Saturday 21st of May 2016
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    Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics have the potential to disrupt brain functions, suggests a new research which found that healthy gut bacteria is crucial to keeping the mind sharp. A special kind of immune cell serves as an intermediary between gut bacteria and the brain, showed the findings that could also help to alleviate the symptoms of mental disorders. The gut and the brain “talk” to one another via hormones, metabolic products or direct neural connections. In this study, the researchers switched...

  • How to wear contact lenses during summer

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    Wear sunglasses: sunglasses prevent your eyes and contacts from drying up, while protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. If you don't wear sunglasses, your contacts could dry out and harden, which is painful. Get daily lenses: Daily wear lenses are disposable and moist, which is crucial in the summer. Avoid sitting directly in front of the AC: Airconditioning makes the environment dry, which will then make the lenses dry up. Don't stand right in front of the AC and if you're in the car, point the fans away . You could ...

  • Keep yourself busy to boost mental health

    Posted on : Friday 20th of May 2016
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    Are you over 50 and remain wearily busy? If yes, take heart. A new study says older adults with a busy daily lifestyle tend to have better mental functioning than their less busy peers. The findings showed that at any age — and regardless of education — a busier lifestyle can lead to superior processing speed of the brain, working memory, reasoning and vocabulary.  “We show that people who report greater levels of daily ‘busyness’ tend to have better cognition — especially with regard to memory fo...

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