HEALTH

Healthy Food Habits: Ways and means of limiting the Trans Fat intake

Presently, India is facing the dual burden of disease – while large majority of the people are suffering from chronic energy deficiency (due to poor quantity and quality of food intake); a sizeable population on the other hand is also suffering from the diet-related chronic degenerative/lifestyle related diseases. The risk factors associated with these diseases include unhealthy dietary practices, physical ...

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NIMHANS Reaches Out to People Via NGO, New Portal

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), a pioneer mental health care centre based in Bangalore, has partnered with the White Swan Foundation for Mental Health, a not-for-profit organisation t spread social awarenesss programs. Vice Chancellor of Nimhans, Dr P Satishchandra, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NGO in Bangalore on Friday, under which both ...

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Eating broccoli everyday helps get rid of cancerous cells: study

Researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health along with Chinese institutes found the compound called sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts that is known for its anti-cancer properties . The study observed for three months nearly 2,914 participants aged 53 on average living in highly industrialized parts of China in Jiangsu Province. The subjects were either given broccoli beverage ...

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‘Nanoparticles’ in packaged food harmful for humans, climate says study

Nanomaterials used in food packaging, personal care products and even as food additives may not only interfere with your digestion, but also lead to release of potentially harmful substances in the environment, a study reveals.  Food and drink manufacturers use nanoparticles in and on their products for many reasons. In packaging, they can provide strength, control how much air gets ...

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High fructose content in beverages harms soda consumers: Study

Love gulping down cans of beverages or juices to chill out this summer? Think twice as soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, an alarming research suggests. Beverages and juices made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contain 50 percent more fructose than glucose – a ...

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Think About Your Kidneys

In India, one person in every ten people is suffering from kidney related diseases. Yet more than half of the patients won’t even know of their illness until their kidney is damaged by more than 60%. As per a study by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), approximately 1.50 lakh new kidney patients are added to the existing lot ...

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Be ready to combat vector borne diseases

A small bite by a seemingly trifling organism can really turn your life upside down. Can you believe the fact that Vector borne diseases cause more than one million deaths each year? Yes, the number of deaths from vector born diseases is increasing alarmingly. Under tropical conditions of excessive heat and high humidity, man is subject to serious physical and ...

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Healthy News for Red wine Lovers

Red wine as well as Grape seeds pulp helps in preventing cavities and thus reduces your bill of a  Dentist’s visit. This research helps in manufacturing natural products that ward off dental problems. Researchers dipped biofilm ( made of culture of bacteria responsible for dental disease) in differents fluids ,red wine,red wine without alcohol,red wine spiked with grape seed extract, ...

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Pour Olive Oil on Your Salad, Bring BP Down

There was a practice often mentioned in the Arabian Nights stories that the rich were often seen drinking raw olive oil to drive off blood pressure or hypertension. Come to the modern world, a study has suggested that putting olive oil on vegetables may brighten its effect to reduce BP than when it the oil is drizzled on other foods. ...

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Indian-origin Doctor Vivek Reddy Develops First Wireless Pacemaker for Heart (Video)

Dr Vivek Reddy, Indian-origin doctor in the US, has developed the first wireless pacemaker, confirm results after its one-year trial. The device, 10% the size of current traditional pacemaker, resembles a tiny, metal silver tube and smaller than a triple-A battery, measuring a few centimeters in length. “This is the first time we’ve seen one-year follow-up data for this innovative, ...

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In kids, snacks quality goes down with age

Adolescents, better watch out what you munch between the meals as a study has found that older kids tend to eat less nutritional snacks than the younger ones. Snacking may substantially contribute to overall energy intake of kids, but the impact is more positive among younger kids. “Unexpectedly, in elementary school-age participants we found that overall eating frequency and snacks ...

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Yawn can cool your brain, says research

It may look unpleasant in office meeting or in the middle of a social dinner but yawning does help cool your brain. Yawning frequencies of people also vary with change in seasonal temperature, a research said. “The contagious yawning is constrained to an optimal thermal zone or range of ambient temperatures. Yawning subsequently functions to keep the brain temperature balanced ...

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Taking coffee daily prevents eye damage ! !

Your daily cup of coffee is brewing some soothing news for your eyes. According to food scientists, a daily cup of coffee can prevent eyesight deterioration and possible blindness from retinal degeneration due to glaucoma, aging and diabetes. “Raw coffee is, on average, just one percent caffeine but it contains seven to nine percent chlorogenic acid – a strong antioxidant ...

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Helpline for young mothers launched

A nationwide breastfeeding and miscarriage support helpline was launched here Tuesday to help educate young mothers. The helpline, managed by experts, will provide emotional and remedial assistance to couples who have suffered miscarriage. It was an initiative by Fortis Mamma Mia, a fitness, wellness and information solution for maternity and child care. “We recognise the challenges women face during the ...

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E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

Amid claims that e-cigarettes can also pause cancer risks, a study has found that young adults believe electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes – a presumption that is turning even nonsmokers to nicotine addiction. “Half of current users of e-cigarettes are nonsmokers, suggesting that unlike tobacco harm-reduction products, e-cigarettes contribute to primary nicotine addiction and to renormalisation of ...

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New diabetes, obesity drug: Indian-American’s promising research

Two researchers at Indiana University, including an Indian-American, are leading the way towards developing a new potential non-insulin drug for diabetes and obesity, which needs to be taken only once a week. Dr. Arnab De, who has a PhD from Columbia University, and Prof. Richard DiMarchi of Indiana University have worked on developing a pro-drug or an inactive substance that ...

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