Category: Health

Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak: UN

The United Nations today warned that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. A statement by UNICEF and the WHO says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded two lakh. It says in just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate, with an […]

Scientists develop a low-cost, non-invasive method of measuring severity of muscle

A new way of measuring the severity of muscle injuries could help footballers return to action more quickly, research suggests. Spanish scientists said passing a current through the affected muscles gave a clearer picture of soft tissue damage than ultrasound or MRI scans. This could give clubs a better idea of injury lay-off times. The […]

Using coconut oil for cooking? Stop right now!

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I love it when my chutneys and gravies have a slight drizzle of coconut oil’- we are sure most of you have heard or said this at some point in time. However, turns out coconut oil can be a spoiler when it comes to your health and wellnes. Wondering why? Here’s the truth! Healthy myth? […]

The New Hair Growth Supplement That is Sweeping the Nation

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Scientists are calling this is the ultimate “cure” for hair loss. Many men & women across all age groups experience receding hairlines, thinning hair, or baldness sometime during their life. What if there was a pill that could put the hair back on your head in a matter of weeks? A new scientific formula is […]

TB patients to submit Aadhaar details for cash benefits: Govt

People suffering from tuberculosis will now have to submit their Aadhaar number to avail benefits under a central government scheme. Health Ministry in a notification asked those who do not have Aadhaar card to get themselves enrolled by 31st of August this year. Now, the Ministry will offer Aadhaar enrolment facilities for such persons. In […]

Recover from surgery, office stress with yoga

Attention people! Whether you are experiencing a stressful day or an injury, restorative yoga may just be the thing for you, especially for mental health. In fact, if you’re recovering from surgery, it may be one of the only forms of exercise that is safe and effective as it can help in fostering a mind-body […]

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could prevent heart attacks

Human trials of a cholesterol-lowering vaccine to help prevent heart disease are underway after successful studies on mice. Researchers at the Medical University of Vienna are testing the safety of their experimental treatment in 72 volunteers. The jab is designed to stop fatty deposits from clogging the arteries. It would offer patients an alternative to […]

Eat grapes to kill colon cancer cells: Study

Start eating grapes daily, as a research has revealed that the compounds, found in the skin and seeds of grapes, may help in killing colon cancer stem cells. The compounds, resveratrol, which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer, said Jairam K.P. Vanamala from […]

Work-outs during, post pregnancy reduce postnatal depression in new mommies

Would-be-mommies, please take a note! Practicing stretching, breathing, aerobic activities and yoga in your pregnancy days and even after that, reduce the risk of postnatal depression, suggests a study. According to researchers, women, who exercised, displayed fewer signs of depression following the birth of a child. They tracked the mental health of almost 1,000 mothers, […]

Meditation, yoga cut risk of cancer, depression by reversing DNA

For a healthy body in the long run, practising mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi daily reduces risk of depression and cancer by reversing the molecular reactions in DNA, suggests a study. Researchers from the universities of Coventry and Radboud, through 18 studies — featuring 846 participants over 11 years — […]

Centre asks ICMR to find out if plastic bottles pollute medicines

The Centre has asked the Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR, to find out if plastic bottles pollute medicines. ICMR has to conduct a detailed study to assess if there is any leaching from plastic bottles into liquid medicine formulations stored in them. The ICMR has now asked the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, to […]

Smokeless tobacco is 95 percent safer than smoking: Study

Here’s another reason for you to quit smoking, as a study has warned that snus – a type of moist powdered tobacco, typically held in the mouth between the lips and gums- is 95 percent safer than smoking. With the potential to stop 320,000 premature deaths across Europe each year, the researchers demonstrate the potential […]

Early stress ups depression risk by permanently changing DNA: Study

Beware! A study has revealed that individuals, who experience childhood stress and trauma, are at increased risk of depression by permanently changing their Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA). According to researchers, early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression. The study focuses on […]

Eat broccoli to keep diabetes in check

Here’s another reason to consume broccoli, as researchers have identified a new anti-diabetic substance, richly occurring in broccoli, which can significantly lower the blood sugar levels. The findings indicated that blood sugar of the animals that received sulforaphane dropped by 23 percent in four weeks. Study author Anders Rosengren from the University of Gothenburg said […]

Eat walnuts to feel fuller for longer

People, who consume walnuts, salmon and canola oil regularly are likely to experience favourable changes in appetite hormones associated with reduction in hunger. The results suggested that the study participants, who consumed a diet high in polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) had a significant decrease in fasting ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger, and a significant increase […]

Use Lemon To Get Rid Of Body Odour

Conscious of smelly underarms? Well, try mixing antiperspirant with deodorizer or rubbing lemon on your armpits to keep body odour at bay in summer, say experts. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Rohit Kumar Agrawal, Founder,, tells how to say no to body odour. Ensure general hygiene: Upholding the general sanitation becomes […]

Switching coconut oil to olive oil can be as good as statins for your Heart

For a healthy heart, you may replace your food choices from meat, full-fat dairy products and coconut oil to healthier fat like olive, safflower oils, as according to a study, it can help in reduction of cholesterol levels and heart disease risk as much as statins. The results suggested that randomized controlled trials that lowered […]

Govt to standardise costs of medical tourism services

New Delhi: The Government has decided to standardize the cost of medical tourism services in the country through a centralized web portal. It will provide a big relief to foreign tourists who visit India for medical and wellness tours. Briefing media in New Delhi today, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma said, the growth of medical […]

Enhancing Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Through Yoga

Yoga Day-2017-Spl Feature The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise (Innes and Vincent, 2007). It has been reported that even […]

PM Dialysis Yojana working well under PPP mode: J P Nadda

Health Minister J P Nadda today said Pradhan Mantri Dialysis Yojana is working well under Public Private Partnership mode. Addressing media on the achievements of his Ministry during the last three years in New Delhi, he said a total of 1.25 lakh people have benefited from the scheme so far. Nadda said free drugs facility […]

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

UNICEF says, one in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty. According to a UNICEF report published on Thursday, United States and New Zealand are among the world’s worst performers for youth well-being. The report also said, twenty per cent of children in Britain and the United States do not have access to […]

Centre launches IDCF to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea

Union Health Ministry has launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) across the country to reduce child deaths due to diarrhoea. Through this initiative, the Ministry will mobilize health personnel, State Governments and other stakeholders in controlling the disease which one of the most common childhood illnesses. AIR correspondent reports, during the fortnight, awareness campaign […]

It only takes 30 minutes to feel stronger, thinner

You may want to hit the gym as according to a recent study, just one 30-minute bout of exercise makes women feel stronger and thinner. The UBC study also found that the positive effect lasts well beyond the activity itself, which may be good news for women concerned about their body image. “Women, in general, […]

Preggers beware! Fever during pregnancy ups autism risk by 34 percent

Beware would-be-mommies! Fever during pregnancy, especially during the second trimester, may increase the odds of developing autism in child by 34 percent, warns a study. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. According to researchers, the effect was most pronounced in the second trimester, raising […]

Are kidney stone surgeries putting patients at risk?

The techniques used to clean and sterilize flexible ureteroscopes leave behind contamination including debris, residue and bacteria, according to a new study. The research, presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), concluded that these failures may result in the use of dirty scopes. “APIC is […]

Eat grapes to protect your teeth from decay

Eating grapes can protect your teeth from decaying as a recent study suggests a natural compound found in grapes can strengthen teeth and boost the strength of fillings. Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry say this discovery could stop people from losing teeth as the grape seed extract – a […]

Centre to set up 100 AYUSH hospitals across country

The Centre has approved proposals to set up 100 Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH) hospitals across the country. This was stated by Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu last night. He said, during the last three years, the Union government has approved posting of 4,000 AYUSH doctors […]

A new system that can predict heart attack

Scientists are developing a new system that can predict if a car driver is about to have a heart attack. This new system would help avoid road accidents due to an unexpected cardiac event, said Kayvan Najarian, a researcher from University of Michigan in the US. Researchers are creating a system that could be placed […]

Researchers develop 3D printing-inspired process to engineer artificial blood vessels in teeth

Researchers have developed a 3D printing-inspired process to engineer artificial blood vessels in teeth. The advancement may effectively regenerate the function of teeth in patients undergoing root canal treatment. Root canals are effective in saving infected teeth but this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Assistant professor […]

Awareness drive to increase popularity of Yoga

New Delhi: The Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has initiated a Yoga Awareness Drive through Mascots and Flash Mobs (YogMob) prior to International Yoga Day (21st June) to increase popularity of Yoga especially among the youth. The mascots Provide an eye-catching way of […]

Tobacco users reduced by 81 lakh: Health Minster

Health Minister J P Nadda today said, number of tobacco users has come down by 81 lakh, and consumption of tobacco among youth has seen a marked decrease. Speaking at a function in New Delhi, Nadda said, India has come a long way in controlling the use of tobacco. He said, tobacco affects the family […]

Shri Medishine Hospital successfully performs hip-replacement surgery of nonagenarian

Raipur, June 7 Shri Medishine Hospital, Raipur has successfully carried out hip-replacement surgery of a nonagenarian. It may sound unusual but 96-year-old Ramchandra of Balodabazar district overlook his age factor and underwent hip replacement surgery and currently, living healthy life. Inspiration for several, 96-year-old Ramchandra, who himself performs his household works and also owns a […]
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