HEALTH

Kejriwal Recovers from Chronic Cough, High Sugar: Naturecare Institute (Photos)

Bengaluru, March 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has recovered from chronic cough and high blood sugar after nine-day naturopathy treatment at a private hospital here, a senior doctor said on Saturday. “Kejriwal’s chronic cough and blood sugar are under control, as he recovered well under our treatment,” Jindal Naturecure Institute medical director Babina Nandakumar told IANS. With his ...

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Kidney Transplant, Dialysis Cases to Double by 2030 to 5 Million: Study

The kidney failure that requires transplant and dialysis may double by 2030 from the current 2.5 million, mostly in emerging economies, said a study on global health. Known as Renal replacement therapy (RRT), through either dialysis or renal transplantation, is a life-saving yet high-cost treatment for people with end-stage kidney failure, said the George Institute for Global Health in its ...

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India Refutes MIT Study Findings on ‘Swine Flu May Have Mutated’

Refuting charges that swine flu strain in India may have mutated, the National Institute of Virology on Thursday said there was no evidence to suggest it and categorically rejected the observations made by an MIT study. [See news report on MIT Study ] Earlier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study conducted by a team of Indian-origin scientists said swine flu ...

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Yoga helps to lower depression or mood swings in pregnant women: Study

A study of 34 pregnant women has found that yoga can help them reduce depression or severe mood swings in them just before giving birth and that yoga is a feasible, acceptable, safe and effective method for them. “This is really about trying to develop a wider range of options that suit women who are experiencing these kind of symptoms during ...

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Swine Flu in India Mutating, Dangerous, says MIT Study

The swine flu in India is mutating and turning more dangerous than any other known strain of H1N1, warn scientists from the MIT, including two Indian-origin researchers. Swine flu has killed more than 1,200 people so far in India. The study contradicts previous reports by the government officials that the strain has not changed or mutated from the H1N1 strain ...

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Kejriwal Coughing Less, Sugar Levels Better, says JNI Director

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is undergoing treatment at Jindal Naturecare Institute (JNI) in Bangalore since March 6 leaving the Delhi fortress to his followers to settle scores with erstwhile leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, has improved. Unmindful of the rancour in hs Delhi Aam Aadmi Party, Kejriwal has shown improvement with less cough and a fall in ...

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How to counter cocaine hijacking memory in addicts and address drug addiction?

A new study on how brain retains powerful role of memory among addicts will throw light on the mechanism to make drug addiction less compulsive, said Washington State University researchers. Turning off the mechanism found by these researchers may help in “diminishing the emotional impact or the emotional content of the memory, so it decreases the motivation to relapse,” said ...

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Is Homeopathy a Hoax Treatment? It’s Risky Too, says Australian Medical Council

In a startling rejection of homeopathy as a scientific treatment, Australian medical research body said it is not effective for treating any medical condition. The finding, based on a review of 225 research papers on homeopathy, was arrived at by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia which has also warned that “People who choose homeopathy may ...

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5 Male-centric Diseases to be Aware and Take Care

A British national survey found that women were three times more likely to see a doctor on a regular basis than men, though men on average die younger than women. Trying to get a man to a doctor can be harder than pulling teeth, says dr Kevin Polsley. So, why do men hate it so? “I’ve found that many guys don’t ...

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How India’s new Rotavirus Vaccine brings down price to $1 from $20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Rotavirus vaccine Rotavac, developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech today in Hyderabad, making it the first indigenously developed vaccine for diarrhoea that will help reduce infant deaths due to Rotavirus diarrhoea significantly in the country and other parts of the world. Krishna Ella, MD of Bharat Biotech, said it was a dream come through to make the ...

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Poor public delivery systems hindrance to vaccine benefits

Unless Indian public vaccine delivery systems are upgraded, most of the children living in the states with poorly performing public sectors will not benefit from introduction of the pentavalent vaccine, said a study released on Tuesday. As India moves towards upgrading its Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) by introducing newer and more expensive vaccines, “public sector vaccination service delivery systems will ...

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Is exercise hormone ‘irisin’ just a myth?

Humans cannot produce the “exercise hormone” irisin as reported by previous studies three years ago, said a new study. The hormone irisin, discovered three years ago, travels from muscle to fat tissue after exercise to tell fat cells to start burning energy instead of storing it. The finding ignited hope and press coverage that irisin could hold the key to ...

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Viagra potential found in treating cancer too but …

Viagra, known only for its property to enhance sexual performance among the aged or affected people may prove useful to treat cancer, if combined with new drugs, say scientists and it can even treat neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The team from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that an experimental compound derived from the drug Celebrex interacts with Viagra to reduce ...

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MRSA bacteria can last in homes for years

Once the MRSA bacteria enters a home, it can linger for years, spreading from person to person and evolving genetically to become unique to that household, new research reveals. The methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus that are resistant to almost all antibiotics related to penicillin. Since the 1990s, MRSA infections, mostly skin infections, have ...

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Scientists reveal how ‘O’ blood group protects against malaria

Many South africans, especially those fron Nigeria, have been known for malaria resistance and now for the first time Scandinavian scientists have decoded the reason why the protection in the form of ‘O’ blood type is inherent in them naturally. The team from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden identified a new and important piece of the puzzle by describing the key part ...

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Young people want to be better educated about sex from parents

A gap exists between the type of sex education young people want and what they receive, says a study. Researchers investigating how young men and women learn about sex found that young people want to receive more information about sex and relationships from their parents. “The terrain young people have to navigate as they are growing up has changed considerably ...

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