HEALTH

Post-Campaign, Arvind Kejriwal to be Rushed to Bengaluru for Diabetes Treatment Again

For the fourth time since he became Delhi Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal is being rushed to Bengaluru on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, immediately after the conclusion of campaign for Punjab and Goa where the Aam Aadmi Party has been contesting elections. The hectic and high-pitched campaign has apparently left the Delhi CM with high blood sugar levels requiring insulin ...

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Eat Grapes for 6 Months to Increase Memory, Avert Alzheimer’s, Says Study

Eating handful of grapes twice a day continuously for six months at a stretch has increased the brain metabolism and protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain, said a study. Eating grape-enriched diet also increased brain metabolism in other parts of brain pertaining to attention, working memory significantly compared to those on the non-grape diet. “The ...

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Mysterious Muzaffarpur Deaths Linked to Toxic Litchi Fruit Eaten on Empty Stomach: Study

Muzaffarpur was aghast for years with an unkown disease which was caused by unripe litchi fruit swallowed by children and adults on empty stomach, said a report published by India’s National Center for Disease Control and the India office of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Eaten by malnourished children the harmless fruit caused death. Identified as ...

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Over-weight Couple Face Prospect of Late Pregnancy, Finds Indian-Origin UK Scientist

Couple who are over-weight or obese face the prospect of delayed pregnancy which is on an average half time more than what non-obese couple achieve, said a study by Dr. Rajeshwari Sundaram, a senior researcher in the Division of Intramural Population Health Research at NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Considering body composition and ...

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Indian Health Ministry Notifies Medical Devices Rules, 2017

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified Medical Devices Rules, 2017, framed in conformity with Global Harmonisation Task Force (GHTF) framework and conform to best international practices. Only 15 categories of medical devices are, at present, regulated as drugs and to that extent, the current regulatory practices in India were not fully geared to meet the requirements of ...

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New Horse Therapy Gives Hope to Cancer Patients: Study

Based on assumption that regular horse ride or getting in touch with a horse could radically improve the physical and psychological well-being of patients, a new horse therapy has become popular now. Horses give patients a sense of empowerment and a path to peace and tranquility. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside ...

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Mushroom Good to Prevent Dementia, Alzheimer’s: Study

Mushroom, rich in vitamin D, though classifed under fungi, has immense immunity-boosting and anti-cancer properties, said a new study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Researchers from the University of Malaya in their study observed that regular consumption of mushrooms may enhance nerve growth in the brain, thus delaying the onset of age-linked neuro-degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s. ...

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Singing Loud in Groups May Benefit COPD Patients: Study

Participating in community singing sessions and singing their lungs out may benefit patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), said researchers whose previous studies on small numbers of participants and short duration of generally hospital-based singing group intervention proved beneficial. The latest study examines the feasibility of long-term participation in a community singing group for patients with COPD who had ...

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Supreme Court Allows Abortion of Headless Foetus

India’s apex court on Wednesday allowed a 23-year-old Mumbai woman to abort her 24-week-old foetus as it had no skill and doctors said it would endanger her life. Usually, abortion of foetus aged more than 20 weeks is not allowed and in this case it was over 23 weeks, making it mandatory to seek permission from the Supreme Court to ...

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Exercise, Workout Levels Decline Due to Texting, Talking on Phone: Study

Keen on doing exercise and taking a power walk? Not while using your smartphone, says a study. Turn off your cell phone, advises Michael Rebold, assistant professor of integrative exercise science at Hiram College. In two recent studies published by Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement and Health, Rebold and researchers from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania revealed that talking or ...

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Diabetes Among Kids Growing Alarmingly, Warns Study of 2011 vs 2015

Based on private health insurance claims with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis, a study said the incidence of the disease has more than doubled in the pediatric population or children aged 0 to 22 years. Between 2011 and 2015, diabetes among children and yougnsters increased 109 percent, according to data from FAIR Health, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing transparency to ...

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Blue Corn Reduces Risk from BP, Diabetes, Cancer: Study

Eating blue corn may decrease the risk factor from metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, said a new study. The research undertaken by an Indian origin scientist and his team from the University of Central Florida in collaboration with researchers from Universidad Veracruzana and Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz in Mexico, found in their study of rats the blue corn ...

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Duke Scientists Find Tweaked Salmonella to Fight Brain Cancer

Scientists from Duke University have found a strain of salmonella that causes food poisoning but useful in fighting glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The blood-brain barrier that separtates brain tissue from its blood vessels makes it difficult to send drugs to kill diseases in brain and often brain surgery fails to entirely remove such cells. Only 10 ...

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Merck Ebola Vaccine Working: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. WHO said that an international vaccine-focussed organization, GAVI, provided $5 million to Merck, and the medical firm committed to ensure that 300,000 doses of the vaccine are available for emergency use ...

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Lack Self-Confidence? Japan Scientist Shows the Way to Reverse it

Japan neuro-scientist has discovered a way to implicitly amplify confidence in the brain by combining the use of artificial intelligence and brain imaging technology, according to a study, published in the journal Nature Communications, which can bring about drastic changes in treatment of clinical, medical and social problems. Self-confidence is an essential quality to succeed in the world, such as ...

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How Malaria Killed 450000 Romans?

An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization. The answer is in mitochondrial genomic evidence of malaria, coaxed from the teeth of bodies buried in three Italian cemeteries, dating back to the Imperial period ...

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Cataracts linked to Increasing Incidence of Depression in Older Adults: Chinese Researchers

Going beyond diabetes, scientists found that older adults with cataracts too are more likely to have symptoms of depression, ruling out the belief that they are independent of each other.  They attributed the link to vision loss that might cause older adults to become isolated and withdrawn, or even refusing to seek treatment for cataracts. According to new research by ...

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Trump Names Indian-Origin Seema Verma as Healthcare Secretary

Seema Verma, an Indian origin American consultant in Pence’s Medicaid program for the poor in Indiana, has been named by US President-elect Donald Trump’s as Secretary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Trump said in a statement that her decades of experience will transform “our health care system for the benefit of all Americans.” Under the Indiana ...

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Birdflu near Hampi in Karnataka, 1593 chicken culled

An outbreak of bird flu virus in Karnataka was reported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Friday, citing a Nov. 11 report from the Indian agriculture ministry. The ministry had said that the highly contagious H5N8 virus was confirmed among birds in the village of Itagi, and all 1,593 of the birds at risk from the disease either ...

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