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  • Say no to sex, non-veg food: AYUSH Ministry advices pregnant women

    13 June, 2017 4:11 PM 35

    Pregnant women should detach themselves from desire, anger, attachment, hatred, lust Abstain from sex. Do not eat non-vegetarian food and harbour spiritual thoughts. That's the advice the country's AYUSH Ministry has doled out to pregnant women. Medical experts have rebutted it. The ministry's lofty and pious advice, given in a booklet, includes that pregnant

  • Vitamin A deficiency may increase tuberculosis risk

    13 June, 2017 11:12 AM 33

    People with low levels of vitamin A are 10 times more likely to contract tuberculosis from those who are already infected with the disease, a new Harvard study has warned. Vitamin A supplementation might be an important part of controlling the spread of tuberculosis (TB) – one of the leading causes of death worldwide, researchers said. The team found

  • Tobacco use goes down 33% among youth: Global survey

    13 June, 2017 5:32 AM 30

    India has 81 lakh lesser tobacco users now than it had in 2010 with the overall prevalence of tobacco use falling significantly by 6 percentage points in the past 7 years! India has 81 lakh lesser tobacco users now than it had in 2010 with the overall prevalence of tobacco use falling significantly by 6 percentage points in the past 7 years, show findings

  • Indore: City soon to get bone marrow transplantation facility at MYH

    12 June, 2017 2:37 AM 49

    Indore: Taking a big leap forward in organ transplantation facilities in the city, Indore Organ Donation Society will soon set up a bone bank in Indore. The move, which would reduce the hardships of so many people struggling to get bone marrow transplantation done in the city, was announced by divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey during a programme

  • New robotic device may improve stroke survivors' mobility

    11 June, 2017 5:31 PM 22

    SEOUL: Researchers have developed a new robotic tool that may in combination with standard rehabilitation programme improve the mobility of patients surviving a stroke. Stroke, known as a leading cause of long-term disability, is a sudden loss of brain function, caused by the interruption of blood flow to the brain or the rupture of a blood vessels in the brain

  • Alarming rise in children's resistance to antibiotics

    11 June, 2017 7:26 AM 43

    Levels so high that govt must track sale and use, doctors. For every 100 hospitalised pediatric patients across India who may need a common antibiotic called ampicillin to fight infections, chances are it won't help 95 of them. In 75% of hospitalised children, especially those younger than one month old, another common antibiotic, gentamycin, may not work. The reason

  • Doctor working for integrating mobile light in bronchoscopy procedures

    11 June, 2017 12:15 AM 16

    NAGPUR: Dr Vikrant Deshmukh , a pulmonologist by chance discovered a very good use of a smart phone as a source of light in conducting his bronchoscopic procedures. But now he is making it an integral part of the bronchoscopy procedure and is in fact is trying to promote it on regular basis in the procedures among the pulmonologists.And Dr Deshmukh just didn't

  • Ghanaians urged to maintain environmental hygiene

    10 June, 2017 2:55 PM 241

    Accra, June 10 (IANS/MAP) Ghanaians have been urged to maintain sound environmental hygiene and a new programme will be launched to sensitise locals on cleanliness and health issues, an official said. The programme will also help people of Gomoa Pomadze town get more information about communicable diseases, said Raymond Kweku Appiah-Kubi, an official

  • Beware! Low-fat milk a threat to Parkinson's, warns new study

    9 June, 2017 7:33 PM 45

    Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of central nervous system People who drink more than one serving of low-fat or skimmed milk daily are at a greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease, a new study warns. Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system

  • Dairy Consumption Linked to Parkinson's Disease

    9 June, 2017 7:14 AM 24

    New research finds that consuming three servings of low-fat milk increases risk of developing the debilitating neurological disorder by 39 percent. New research published in scientific journal Neurology revealed that high intake of low-fat dairy greatly increases the risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School