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 Indian Scientists Derive Diabetes Drug from Hibiscus Plant species or Land-Lotus

Indian researchers at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal and Tezpur University in neighbouring Assam have collaborated to derive natural extracts from a hibiscus plant’s sub-species, which has immense potential to cure diabetes once and for all, instead of taking allopathic medicine that can temporarily work on controlling blood sugar level in the body. The samples of hibiscus leaves collected from ...

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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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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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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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Hello Ladies! Have fruits for super heart

Washington, March 29 : Reinforcing the importance of developing healthy eating habits early in life, researchers have found that women who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop heart diseases. These women are less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these ...

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Autism, an individual disorder

Havana, March 30: The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Hector Vera Cuesta, neuro-pediatrician and deputy director of CIREN, explains to Prensa Latina that the strategy “established just over a year ago in collaboration with a prestigious Brazilian university” ...

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India all set to roll out ‘free-medicines-for-all scheme’ but corruption stalks in vicinity

India has set aside Rs.100 crore for providing free medicines to all patients attending a government hospital fom October under the free-medicines-for-all scheme. Nearly 22 percent of the country’s population is dependent upon the government hospitals which is expected to increase to 52 percent by 2017. Currently, there are 160,000 divisional hospitals, 23,000 primary health centres, 5,000 community health centres ...

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India, China face worst consequences of asbestos use: experts

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: India and China are headed for “an absolute catastrophe of death and disease” because of likely massive jump in asbestos-related diseases in the coming decades, says a report written by Pulitzer winning journalist Gary Cohn. Citing numerous scientific studies and two of the world’s most prominent experts on public health and asbestos exposure, Cohn, writes ...

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