Government to launch a project for screening diabetes,blood pressure

The Department of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch a diabetes screening programme for adults in view of the alarming spread of the lifestyle disorder. Under the proposed programme, sugar levels and blood pressure of individuals aged above 30 years will be monitored regularly at primary health centres. The project will be launched in...

Some dietary supplements can cause liver damage

According to a new research by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network, diet supplements may help you look better but some of them come with an ugly tradeoff- a potential risk of liver damage. Data analysis by liver specialists found that unregulated herbal and dietary supplements were implicated in 20 percent of liver injury cases that...

Suspension of anti-diabetes drug ‘pioglitazone’ may be withdrawn

The government is set to revoke the suspension order on anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, imposed late last month. However, pharmaceutical companies selling the drug will be required to carry a box warning indicating the possible risk of bladder cancer. The decision was taken in a meeting of the government's highest advisory body on drugs, the...

Cheap tea may prove expensive for your heath

People who opt for cheaper supermarket blends of tea could be at a higher risk of bone and teeth problems, researchers, including an Indian origin scientist, have claimed. Black tea and the world's most consumed beverage may contain higher concentrations of fluoride according to researchers at Medical College of Georgia. There could be a...

Cancer-Obesity link unveiled

No surprises here! Obesity has been linked to yet another deadly disease- Cancer. Major studies confirm that being overweight or obese increases your risk of various cancers.The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that overweight and obesity are the most important known avoidable causes of cancer after tobacco. Obesity spurs changes in the gut microbiome that...

Amazing health & beauty benefits of good old Amla!

amla
Given its succulent, sour and bitter taste, your taste buds aren’t likely to jump for joy after biting into the Amla, aka Amalaki or the Indian gooseberry, but this vibrant green colour fruit is packed with herbal goodness. Often consumed raw or as juices, pickles, chutneys, jams and murabbas, amla has been the center of...

Yoga your way to increased concentration:

Practising yoga not only can improve physical stamina, but also plays an important role in improving people’s concentration and accuracy. Researchers in the US discovered that a single session of Hatha yoga significantly improved a person’s speed and accuracy when tested on their working memory and concentration. The experiment: During the experimental yoga sessions participants...

Split ends? 5 natural remedies for this common hair problem!

Split ends
Split ends have to be the most common hair problem we face! You hear ladies complaining about it in salons, chatting about it over coffee sessions and blogging about split ends online. So why do we get these annoying twig ends to our tresses? Experts tell us that split ends occur when the protective...

Being tall may not be that charming after all

Taller women are at greater risk from a host of cancers after reaching middle age, a study has shown. Every 10 centimetre (3.94 inches) increase in height raised the risk of post-menopausal women developing any cancer by 13%, the US study showed. Being 10 centimetres taller boosted the risk of kidney, rectum, thyroid and blood cancers...

Monsoon attack! Be careful of these dreaded rainy weather diseases

Monsoon rainy weather diseases
Is the cold, damp and rainy weather getting on your nerves or do you relish the hot steaming coffee cup as the rain patters on the roof? One thing is certain, it’s pouring “cats and dogs” and bacteria, germs, are multiplying like crazy. These microorganisms are perennially on the lookout for potential grounds to...

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