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New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

muscles

New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Spain developed the new technique, called localised bioimpedance measurement (L-BIA).

Cancer is a fungus that can be eliminated with baking soda, claims Italian doctor

Cancer

Cancer is a fungus that can be eliminated with baking soda, claims Italian doctor

According to this Italian doctor, cancer is nothing but a fungus which can be eliminated with baking soda.

 

Want to lose weight? Go vegetarian, suggests study!

Weight loss

Want to lose weight? Go vegetarian, suggests study!

For the small yet significant study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the team randomly assigned 74 people to follow either a vegetarian or a conventional diet.

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Blood

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

World Blood Donor Day

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

Vitamin A

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of tuberculosis

The study has found that people with low levels of vitamin A living with individuals sick with tuberculosis (TB) may be 10 times more likely to develop the disease than others with high levels of the nutrient.

Eating crispy 'french fries' may double the risk of death

French fries

Eating crispy 'french fries' may double the risk of death

Researchers have found that eating french fries may increase the risk of death.

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

measles

Bhutan, Maldives declared measles free; become first in WHO South-East Asia Region to eliminate disease

Bhutan and Maldives have become the first in their region to eliminate the highly infectious disease.

9-year-old orphan boy suffering from rare condition believed to be reincarnation of 'Hindu God'

Brain

9-year-old orphan boy suffering from rare condition believed to be reincarnation of 'Hindu God'

9-year-old orphan boy is believed to be a reincarnation of a Hindu God 'Ganesh' as he has a trunk-like nose.

Artificial blood vessels may prevent tooth loss

Oral health

Artificial blood vessels may prevent tooth loss

The current procedure involves removing infected dental tissues and replacing them with synthetic biomaterials covered by a protective crown.

Soon, cars may predict if you are having a heart attack

Heart health

Soon, cars may predict if you are having a heart attack

Researchers are using machine-learning models to analyse the data collected from in-hospital and in-vehicle subjects. The research team will then test the system on real-time prediction of cardiac events.

Cancer cells can take 100 times the hit with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics, says study!

Cancer

Cancer cells can take 100 times the hit with a combination of vitamin C and antibiotics, says study!

The new combination approach prevents cancer cells from changing their diet (metabolically inflexible), and effectively starves them, by preventing them from using any other available types of bio-fuels.

70 mm-long worm removed from woman’s eye in Kerala

Eyes

70 mm-long worm removed from woman’s eye in Kerala

 Doctors removed a 70 mm-long worm from woman’s eye in Kerala.

Would you prefer plain green beans or 'dynamite' ones? Indulgent labelling of veggies may help you eat healthier!

Vegetables

Would you prefer plain green beans or 'dynamite' ones? Indulgent labelling of veggies may help you eat healthier!

Previous research has shown that people tend to think that healthy foods are less tasty and less enjoyable than standard foods. 

Improve your decision-making skills with a carbohydrate-rich breakfast!

Breakfast

Improve your decision-making skills with a carbohydrate-rich breakfast!

Researchers said that people's decision-making was often influenced by the amount of carbohydrates and protein contained in their breakfast.

World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

Blood

World Blood Donor Day: Few things to keep in mind before donating blood

Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions.

Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

Pregnancy

Govt issues clarifications on 'advice' to expecting mothers, says it's not a prescription

To have a healthy baby, a pregnant woman should avoid intercourse, anger, meat and bad company, as per a booklet released by Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, in the run up to International Day for Yoga on June 21.

Shocking! 28 pounds of accumulated feces removed from bowels of man - See pic

Surgery

Shocking! 28 pounds of accumulated feces removed from bowels of man - See pic

HD is more common among males than females and affects one in every 5,000 babies. It is usually diagnosed in children and is uncommon in adults.The disease is curable only through surgery. 

Newborn baby nibbled by rats at Rajasthan hospital

newborns

Newborn baby nibbled by rats at Rajasthan hospital

The incident occurred on Monday at MG Hospital in Banswara, which is over 500 km from state capital Jaipur. 

Trouble conceiving? Here's why gum disease may delay pregnancy

Gum disease

Trouble conceiving? Here's why gum disease may delay pregnancy

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line, causing the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily.

Suffering from type-II diabetes? Self-monitoring may not help your diagnosis!

Diabetes

Suffering from type-II diabetes? Self-monitoring may not help your diagnosis!

The results of a randomised trial suggested that self-monitoring should not be a routine in these patients. Many patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin regularly perform self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), although the value of that practice has been debated.

Girl from Mysuru sets new world record, performs tough yogasana 15 times in a minute

Yoga

Girl from Mysuru sets new world record, performs tough yogasana 15 times in a minute

Khushi set new rocord on Sunday, June 11, at an event held at Community hall of Mysuru's RBI Nagar in presence of Golden Book Of records representative.

Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Yoga

Feeling stressed? Do alternate nostril breathing for instant anxiety relief; here's how

Alternate nostril breathing (through the left and right nostrils without or with retention of breath) is a great way to lower the levels of stress and anxiety.

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

Obesity

US tops the chart in worldwide obesity

United States tops the list of the percentage of obese children and young adults, which constitute around 13% of the total population, followed by Egypt which led in term of adult obesity, with almost 35%.

Premature babies

Premature babies often catch up to peers in school: Study

A study following more than 1.3 million premature babies born in Florida found that two-thirds of those born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time, and almost 2 percent of those infants later achieved gifted status in school.

More than one in 10 people worldwide are obese: Study

Obesity

More than one in 10 people worldwide are obese: Study

Obesity numbers more than doubled in 73 countries since the study launch in 1980, triggering a surge in related diseases in what the study authors described as "a growing and disturbing global public health crisis."

Before picking up that 'healthy' e-cigarette, READ THIS

Smoking

Before picking up that 'healthy' e-cigarette, READ THIS

A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist warns that electronic-cigarettes containing nicotine are potentially as harmful as unfiltered tobacco smoking.

Prenatal exposure to smoke, alcohol may up behaviour problems in kids'

Behaviour problems

Prenatal exposure to smoke, alcohol may up behaviour problems in kids'

Conduct disorder (CD) is a mental disorder where children demonstrate aggressive behaviour that causes or threatens harm to other people or animals such as bullying or intimidating others, often initiating physical fights, or being physically cruel to animals.

Bloating: What makes your tummy feeling full? Ways to get rid of gas

Bloating

Bloating: What makes your tummy feeling full? Ways to get rid of gas

There are many causes of bloating, including, diet, overeating, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, reflux, and constipation.

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Liver disease

Duration of breastfeeding linked to fatty liver in adolescents

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disorder affecting up to one in four adults.