HEALTH

Sugary Drinks, Sweets Erode Memory in Adults, Kids: Study

It is not new but repeatedly proved by a study that the so-called energy drinks or sweet-ridden popular drinks like Pepsi or Coke are more harmful to health, especially memory problems in kids and adolescents, besides causing bone damage, tooth decay and obesity. The study conducted by the University of California in United States adds to host of similar studies ...

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Modified Parasite Killer Drug Helps to Treat Diabetes 2 Permanently: Study

A drug used for eliminating intestinal parasites, if modified, could treat the root cause of type 2 diabetes and not just its symptoms as the current medicines are, discovered scientists. The finding may revolutionize the Diabetes 2 treatment permanently. The Type 2 diabetes hits the when it fails to produce enough insulin and the major cause for it was insulin ...

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World Heart Day 2014: WHO Pitches for Less Salt Solution

As the world observes the World Heart Day 2014 on the last Sunday of September, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has pitched for a common solution — salt reduction to 5 grams per adult or just under a tea spoon and lower for children — to prevent heart diseases, blood pressure or strokes. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO regional director for ...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Fundraising Crosses $100 million, 3500% More Than Last Year

Ice Bucket Challenge to help increase awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosisis) or Lou Gehrig’s disease is revolutionizing fundraising pattern all over the world with celebrities taking the baton online from the other though they are physically disconnected. True to the trend that went viral, the ALS Association has said it was able to raise more than $100 million in ...

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Ebola in India: 112 Indians from Virus-Affected Country Returning Home; Is India Ready to Handle it?

Amid report that a man suspected to have contracted with the Ebola virus was quarantined at a hospital in Mumbai, 112 Indians, who were evacuated by the Indian embassy from the virus-affected Liberia, will land in India on Tuesday. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) spokesperson said that seven flights – Ethiopian Airline, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Jet Airways and ...

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WHO health worker tests positive to Ebola, gets treatment

The World Health Organization-deployed health worker in Sierra Leone has contracted Ebola and is said to be under the best care possible including the option of medical evacuation to another care facility if necessary, said WHO in a statement. Even before the Ebola outbreak began, the West African area was affected by Ebola disease and the WHO has stepped in ...

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Ebola Outbreak: American Doctor Cured, Released Today from Atlanta Hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two American doctors who contracted the Ebola virus while working in the West African country of Liberia and transported back home in serious condition last month has recovered and was released from an Atlanta hospital today. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, was discharged Tuesday. Alison Geist, spokeswoman of the Samaritan’s Purse, confirmed that ...

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Ebola Outbreak: 2 Nigerians Admitted to Hospital in India after Being Screened at Delhi Airport

Amid scare of Eloba virus outbreak in some West African countries claiming over 1000 lives till date, two Nigerian nationals travelling from Nigeria were admitted to a hospital in India for observation after being screen at Delhi Airport. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said in a statement that two Nigerian passengers, aged 24 and 27, have been ...

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New Stress-centric Jobs Prone to Heart Attacks: Reiterates Study

Recent jobs, though in arm-chaired environment are indeed stress-filled and potentially increase the risk of heart attack and other heart ailments, said U.S. health officials and researchers at Harvard. In a study conducted by researchers at Harvard, people with blue-collar jobs are 40 percent more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke than others due extreme stress in ...

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American Teens Hooked on to Hookahs for Smoke: Study

Smoking cigarettes among adolescents is on decline but they are hooked on to the traditional hookah of Mughal period that is still seen in the village side in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. but the students involved here in the study are not from the northern India but from the United States, whose numbers are on the rise. One in five ...

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New Micro Machine Inside Body to Produce Insulin; Revolutionize Diabetes Treatment

In a move that can change and perhaps upset many pharmaceutical indsutries across the world, a group of ETH Zurich researchers from the Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) department in Basel have developed a micro machine that can be implanted inside the body to monitor acid build-up in diabetes patients and produce insulin if acidosis becomes a risk. Insulin production ...

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India BP Patients’ Rise Alarming, Special Hypertension Day to be Declared Soon

Indian Health Ministry has decided to dedicate a particular day of each year to highlight the dangers of hypertension, the silent killer that is growing nationwide at an alarming rate. The World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that hypertension accounts for 7 percent of disability adjusted life years worldwide, and 9.4 million deaths annually. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Conference ...

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO Ponders Ethics Behind Experimental Treatment of American Victims

World Health Organization said it will convene a panel of medical ethicists to explore the use of experimental treatment in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa as there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus. There are mainly three experimental options underway currently. The recent treatment of two health workers from Samaritan’s Purse with experimental medicine has ...

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Ebola Outbreak? Treatment Methods Ponder ZMapp, Tekimira, Plasma Transfer

ZMapp, a cocktail experimental treatment created by Mapp Biopharmaceutical and LeafBio to fight the deadly fast-spreading deadly virus Ebola, is still in clinical stage and currently only two volunteering aid workers are undergoing the treatment, which is based on injecting the tobacco plants with the virus and extracting the antibodies generated by the plansts, that too in Australia. Otherwise, the ...

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