The Indian Government has recently suggested that companies manufacturing aerated drinks should reduce the content of sugar in their products in the wake of issues surrounding the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages linked to various health complications.  There has been many research studies that showed the relation between consumption of carbonated soft drinks and obesity. Also excessive …
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Finally, there might be a ray of hope for people infected with the deadly Ebola virus. In a recent news report, scientists have successfully treated all the Ebola infected monkeys with an experimental drug called Zmapp. All 18 monkeys in the study recovered from the infection, without showing any lingering effects of the disease, the researchers said. 'It is an important step forward in the fight …
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The Financial Express has reported a study published online in the Neurology Journal which stated that treatment with human growth hormone during childhood is strongly related to an increased risk of stroke in early adulthood. This study substantiated earlier research studies that reported an increased risk of cerebrovascular and heart complications in children treated with human growth hormone. …
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It seems that Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, has a nack of courting controversy. In yet another faux pas, the Union Minister said that a woman's body is a temple -- a statement that sent the Twitterati into a tizzy.  In a speech at the golden jubilee celebration of a woman's college in the Capital, he made the comment while he was talking about the rising incidence of illness amongst …
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If you are trying to quit smoking and have decided to use an e-cigarette to help you along the tough road, think again. According to reports the government is considering a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes. According to an expert panel on e-cigarettes constituted by the Health Ministry, the fumes of cigarette and the cigarette’s safety has not yet been tested, making it a potential …
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According to a study published in the The National Medical Journal of India, undernutrition is considered to the key reason for more than a million cases of TB (tuberculosis) being reported in India every year.  The study stated that around half the cases of tuberculosis in India can be effectively prevented by ensuring healthy and balanced diet comprising sufficient quantities of protein and …
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A hospital in Kerala has successfully conducted a pancreas-kidney transplant. It was one of the first combined transplantation procedure done in Kerala and a third one in India. This complex transplantation process was done on S. Syed Yunus Shahir, a 35-year-old engineer from Palakkad, while the donor was a 38-year-old brain-dead patient. The surgery was conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical …
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Senior citizens in Delhi now have a safe haven when it comes to their healthcare. Beginning 1st September this year, hospitals run by the Central government will offer free medical consultations. This is a move made by the government to lessen the burden on senior citizens who often have to shell out large amounts of money for their medical care. This move comes amidst reports of the Indian …
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A recent research by Finnish scientists has lead to a development of a new system for diagnosing malaria in a faster manner. The technology is based on computer vision algorithms with are quite common in the diagnosis of diseases. One can also use tablet computers to view the images.(Read: Can cancer drugs cure malaria?) This is how the system works. A thin layer of blood smeared on a microscope …
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If you are married or are living in with your partner, you both are most likely to share the same bacteria, a new study has found. to make matters more interesting, if you have pets, it changes the bacterial makeup with more plant and soil bacteria entering the house. 'As people spend more and more time indoors, we wanted to map out the microbes that live in our homes and the likelihood that …
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Most of us use plastic bottles to store water. But did you know that your favorite water bottle you carry around could affect your fertility? Yes, according to a recent research on the effects of  a common component in plastic bottles -- bisphenol A or BPA, on a woman's body has found that the compound could damage developing ovaries.  The study, started by Jodi Flaws, a bioscientist at the …
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If you are someone who worries about their looks, you are not wrong to do so. According to a recent study your facial features could potentially reveal if you are experiencing atrial fibrillation or not. Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous yet treatable heart condition which is characterized by increased and irregular heart beat. The scientists have demonstrated that with the help of a …
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In a first, researchers have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain. The new technology may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts. Researchers demonstrated their technique by using a laser-based method of measuring how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the …
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Though it has been estimated that 74 percent of urban Indians are overweight, a recent survey shows that their awareness is also increasing and more than half of urban Indians are trying to lose weight. The study was conducted by a wellness services organization Fitho. 'While 40 percent of the overweight people have intent to lose weight but are not taking action to control their weight, the …
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