Myths, misperceptions and fears about condom use

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Desire closeness with your partner and long for some “good moment” sex but you are petrified about the right contraception method? One of the best contraception methods is using a condom. There are many insecurities and myths about condom use and we at MedGuru try to clear a few “condom facts” for you. Don’t feel...

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...

Suspension of anti-diabetes drug ‘pioglitazone’ may be withdrawn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

Miraculous home remedies to cure itchy, dry scalp!

Driven crazy by the itchy and disorderly hair and scalp conditions? This maybe a result of a dry scalp. If the hair are not properly looked after and left untreated, a condition of excess dryness on the scalp comes up, many other scalp and hair conditions also are a result of untreated hair. The...

Why aspirin helps some and not others

Ever wondered why aspirin works on some and not on others? Well, researchers have just found the answer to this riddle. Researchers including an Indian origin have shed some light on why aspirin benefits some people and not others. Researchers at Duke Medicine developed a blood-based test of gene activity that has been shown to accurately identify...

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...

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!

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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...

Soon, ‘artificial pancreas’ to supply insulin to diabetics

Yes, you have heard it right! Not far from now, an artificial pancreas will supply insulin to the diabetics. This magic device will constantly monitor...

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