HEALTH

Love Harmone Oxytocin Helps Reduce Weight Too

Love harmone oxytocin will be the saviour for millions of people who are obese and wish to reduce their weight significantly to lead a normal life. Harvard Medical School researchers have found that oxytocin-based nasal spray could reduce appetite among a small number of people it studied and wants to undertake a biger trial now. Essentially, researchers found that oxytocin, ...

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Motivation, Strong Sense of Purpose in Life Protects Heart

Going beyond physical attributes that cause heart attack, new research has thrown light on optimism as the new signal to lead a good hearty life. Not mere living but living with a purpose brings down the risk of heart disease and stroke, says a new study based on analysis of defined purpose with meaning and direction, especially rekindling the feeling ...

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Osteoporosis Affects Male Smokers Too, Not Merely Female Disease: New Study

Osteoporosis, a bone disease, found mostly in women is likely to affect smoking males too, said a study done on middle-aged to elderly smokers, which may effectively reverse the current US guidelines that do not prescribe osteoporosis screening for men. The study found that smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were the two major risk factors for low ...

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2000 Indian American doctors to attend AAPI Meet in Florida

Over 2,000 physicians are slated to attend the Annual Convention of American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in Florida between June 17 and 21, 2015. Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is the Ambassador of AAPI’s campaigns to create awareness on Head Injury, Trauma, and Hepatitis In India. The gathering of the largest ethnic medical organisation in Orlando will deliberate on ...

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Kejriwal on bitter gourd juice at Jindal Naturecare in Bangalore

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 Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put through rigorous Ayurvedic diet of bitter gourd juice and fenugreek seeds to combat chronic cough that he is suffering from at Jindal Naturecare Institute in Bangalore on Friday, a day after he got admitted. As Kejriwal is diabetic, he was also served bitter gourd juice and sprouted fenugreek seeds juice during daytime, ...

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Kejriwal admitted to Bangalore’s Jindal Naturecure Institute with diabetes, chronic cough

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday admitted to Jindal Naturecure Institute, purportedly on the advise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he reached the private hospital on Bangalore’s outskirts for naturopathy treatment to cure his chronic cough. “We will do a health check-up and conduct a few tests for prescribing our treatment which is based on naturoapathy,” Jindal ...

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Rahul Dravid Features on Anti-Tobacco Posters

Health Secretary B P Sharma launched Public Service Advertisements and poster on tobacco control featuring India’s ambassador for tobacco control Rahul Dravid on Thursday. The former Indian cricket captain has endorsed several public awareness campaigns including the Bangalore Traffic Police posters to begin with. The advertisements and posters of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the World Health ...

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Thanks PM Modi, Kejriwal is in Bangalore for 10 Days Naturopathy Treatment,

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reached Bangalore to undergo 10 days of naturopathy treatment at Jindal Naturecure Institute from today, according to the party’s Karnataka chief Prithvi Reddy, who confirmed it to the media. Arvind Kejriwal is known for his chronic cough visibly seen in many of his TV interviews aired on national TVs. After fighting the Delhi elections successfully, ...

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509 Drugs in Country Made Cheaper Now: Minister

The drug pricing and controlling regulator has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines bringing down the prices of 127 drugs by over 40 percent, informed the minister today. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has has fixed the ceiling price of 509 essential medicines out of 680 medicines (628 net medicines) contained in the Schedule-1 of DPCO 2013, Minister ...

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Month of birth influences your lifespan, says study

In an interesting study, it was found out that in two countries of the Northern Hemisphere–Austria and Denmark– people born in autumn or between October and December  live longer compared to those born in spring or from April to June. Authors of the study Gabriele Doblhammer and James W. Vaupel, who have conducted the study on the subject for over ...

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Is human retina built backwards? Yes, confirm scientists

For the first time, researcher have confirmed that the human retina is built backwards, with the neurons in front of the photoreceptors, rather than behind them. “The retina is not just the simple detector and neural image processor as believed until today. Its optical structure is optimised for our vision purposes,” explained Erez Ribak, professor at the Technion – Israel ...

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471 Arrested in Pakistan for refusing polio drops to their children

At least 471 people were arrested here on Monday when they refused the administration of polio drops to children, media reported. Arrest warrants have also been issued for 1,000 people who did not allow the drops to be administered, Geo News reported. A two-day drive was held in Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to administer polio drops and vaccinations against nine ...

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Swine Flu Death Toll Crosses 1,100

Swine flu has claimed more than 1,100 lives in India this year, while the number of cases reported across the country so far is 21,000, a health ministry official said on Monday. A total of 16 deaths were reported on Sunday, bringing the toll due to the disease to 1,115, the official said. While the number of deaths has climbed ...

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Occasional fasting may help you live longer: Study

Intermittent fasting may actually help people live longer and healthier, says a study after experimenting on mice that has shown to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. “We found that intermittent fasting caused a slight increase in SIRT3, a well-known gene that promotes longevity and is involved in protective cell responses,” said Michael Guo, a student at Harvard Medical School. ...

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Second time, Heart Airlifted from Bangalore to Hyderabad in Record Time

For the second time, Bangalore police and a hospital team of doctors have successfully transported a heart for transplant in a neighbouring state and this time a Hyderabad woman was the beneficiary. In a swift and well-coordinated operation, a heart of an accident-victim was air-lifted on Saturday when the whole country was busy watching the post-budget analysis. It took one ...

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Sticky protein may lead to novel treatment for Parkinson’s

Researchers have found a way to potentially slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease, if not cure it, with a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes the incurable disease. In Parkinson’s disease, a protein called I-synuclein loses shape and stacks together to form long toxic fibrils to kill the brain cells. The new peptide designed by the researchers binds ...

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Swine Flu in Kashmir Rises to 9 Deaths, 182 Cases

The swine flu toll in Jammu and Kashmir rose to nine Friday with two more H1N1 infected patients succumbing, officials said. The army Friday said a soldier identified as Havildar Dangar Bavan Danbhai who had tested positive for the virus died in Srinagar on Friday. A local doctor, identified as Bhupinder Singh, who had been shifted for treatment to New ...

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