HEALTH

How coffee can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), in addition to the study that said it reduces the risk of Pakinson’s and Alzheimer’s too. “Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against MS, supporting the idea that ...

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Swine Flu: No Shortage of Tamiflu, JP Nadda Assures Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda has been repeatedly saying that there is no shortage of swine flu medicine and the people need to be alert but there is no need to panic, though the number of deaths are above the 800-mark amid allegations of low numbers reported. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Nadda said the central government is in ...

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Mother, child and adolescent health high on Government agenda: J.P. Nadda

The health of women, young adults and children is central to the governance agenda, said Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda at the inauguration of the Global Stakeholders’ Consultation to update the strategy for health of Woman, Children and Adolescents. The global consultation is being hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with UN ...

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46 Lakh to be Screened in Odisha for Diabetes

The Odisha government has decided to test all those aged above 30 for diabetes in the state’s 10 districts as part of the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS). The government authorities will examine over 46 lakh people including pregnant women, elderly people, and patients of TB, HIV/AIDS for diabetes in 10 ...

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2 hours of TV puts your kids at high BP risk, warns study

Parents must watch out as kids, who spend more than two hours watching television, computers or video consoles in a day run a 30% greater risk of developing high blood pressure, says new research, reiterating many studies which have warned earlier in this direction. Doing no daily physical activity or an activity which is less than an hour a day ...

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Is Oatmeal Breakfast Toxic? Idaho Researchers Find OTA Toxin in Oat Cereals

Known as heart-friendly meal recommended for breakfast by doctors around, oat-based breakfast cereals have now come under question by researchers who have detected potentially dangerous mould contamination in them. They said some oat-based breakfast cereals contain a high-level of mould-related toxin called ochratoxin A (OTA) that has been linked to kidney cancer in animal studies conducted by them in the ...

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New skin test to help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s early

Alzheimer’s or age-related memory loss in elderly people that affects majority of people can be diagnosed with the help of skin tests at an early stage by detecting elevated levels of abnormal proteins, a new research has found. “Until now, pathological confirmation was not possible without a brain biopsy, so these diseases often go unrecognised until after the disease has ...

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Garlic can help fight lung infection: Study

More intake of garlic is good to protect your lungs from infections, suggests new research based on a new chemical found in it called allicin. The chemical in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that mostly affects the lungs, the study noted saying it could be an effective treatment against ...

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Delhi HC Asks Union Health Ministry on Swine Flu Preventive steps

While hearing a petition seeking directions to make tests for swine flu available at an affordable cost, the Delhi High Court Wednesday sought response from the central and city governments on the steps taken to deal with the viral disease. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw issued notice to the union health minister, the ...

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UGA researchers discover new treatment for antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a previously unknown process that many bacteria, including those that cause disease in humans, use to survive. Their discovery could lead to new therapies for bacterial infections like MRSA and tuberculosis that are resistant to current antibiotic treatments. Their discovery centers on the ways in which bacteria use an iron compound known ...

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Heavy breakfast but light dinner is good for diabetics, says new study

Controlling sugar levels is always back on the mind of every diabetic patient and food is one main ingredient that keeps altering the blood-sugar ratio. To overcome post-dinner high sugar levels, Israeli researchers have come out with a finding that eating a high energy breakfast but a low energy dinner controls blood sugar levels in Type 2 diabetes. The study ...

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Popping a pill to detect cancer? Possible, says Indian-origin scientist

Scientists have developed a unique method to detect cancer using tiny customised DNA rings carrying instructions for making a blood-detectable biomarker that can enter both healthy cells and cancer cells but only cancer cells reciprocate making the biomarker. US researchers led by India-born physician-scientist Sanjiv Sam Gambhir have developed the futuristic method at Stanford University School of Medicine. The team ...

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Will sequencing swine flu virus help develop trivalent vaccine? Yes, says expert

As the swine flu in India is taking away enormous dimension with all the states experiencing stress under inadequate medical infrastructure, an expert has advised the nation to sequence the circulating strains to find out if the virus is mutated. Rafi Ahmed, director of Atlanta-based Emory Vaccine Center in US, has asked for immediate screening of the samples for H3N2 ...

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Katrina Kaif reveals secrets of skin and sexy look

Don’t take your skin for granted, advises actress Katrina Kaif, who makes use of sunscreen, right intake of water and ensures that her makeup is removed entirely after shooting. The brand ambassador of the skincare giant L’Oreal Paris also says that women must take care of their body and skin according to their age. “We shouldn’t take our skin for ...

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Urine colour reveals liver, kidney, prostate disease inside

By seeing the colour of the urine, many doctors in diagnostic centres realize what’s coming in the results. The colour of urnine holds many vital clues to your health, before it was even diagnosed. Its smell and taste too was vital in diagnosing diseases. In olden days, medical practitioners used to taste urine and if it tasted sweet, they used ...

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