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  • Health ATMs can be a reality soon

    21 November, 2014 5:07 AM 21

    Health ATMs, with a stock of drugs and other medical essentials, can soon become a reality in rural parts of India with some state governments mulling setting up such kiosks through the public-private partnership mode. The Wish India Foundation, an NGO working in innovations in health, will soon begin a project in Rajasthan through which it will set up health

  • Travelling with a smoker increases cancer risk

    17 November, 2014 5:03 AM 31

    While simply sitting in cars with people who smoke, non-smokers breathe in a host of potentially dangerous compounds that are associated with cancer, heart disease and lung disease, says a new research. In a small yet significant study, 14 non-smokers sat for one hour in the passenger seat of a parked sport utility vehicle behind a smoker in the driver’s

  • Why snacking on fruits can be harmful

    17 November, 2014 4:43 AM 26

    Snacking on unhealthy food in between meals may play havoc to your waistline. While fruits might be a better option for your physique, they may damage your teeth, reveals a survey. The warning about snacking on sugary fruit comes from a poll of 458 dentists, hygienists and dental professionals. Commissioned by Dentyl Active, the survey explored the foods

  • Rethinking decisions on breast cancer

    14 November, 2014 6:57 PM 18

    American women face conflicting advice about whether to be screened for breast cancer, at what age and how often. The decisions they make are often more strongly influenced by fear or a friend’s experience than by a thorough understanding of the benefits and risks of mammography. In 2009, the US Preventive Services Task Force recommended that women between

  • Off drugs, onto cupcakes | The Indian Express

    14 November, 2014 6:55 PM 12

    Rodney Zimmers was 21 years old and 135 pounds when he got off heroin and cocaine for good. Three years later, he was still drug free but had ballooned to 250. He blames his weight gain on the high-calorie, high-sugar food served in rehabilitation. “Once I got sober, I continued to eat all this awful stuff,” said Zimmers, now 29 and the founder of Blueprints

  • Acting too soon on knee replacement?

    14 November, 2014 6:52 PM 13

    For someone whose knee is sore and creaky, the prospect of replacing it with a new, metal-and-plastic version of the joint can be beguiling. The surgery seems so easy and to promise so much: better mobility, less pain, an approximation, almost, of youth. However there is growing evidence that knee-replacement surgery may be too seductive — and that many people

  • How Homeopathy, Unani and Yoga can cure the disease | The Indian Express

    14 November, 2014 9:10 AM 7

    Diabetes mellitus according to WHO (World Health Organisation) is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. This high blood sugar produces the symptoms of frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas

  • Four ways how Homeopathy gets into root to cure Diabetes | The Indian Express

    14 November, 2014 8:49 AM 7

    1) Management of Blood sugar The commonly used remedies are Uranium Nitricum, Phosphoric Acid, Syzygium Jambolanum, Cephalandra Indica etc. These are classical Homeopathic remedies. These are used in physiologically active doses such as Mother tincture, 3x etc. depending up on the level of the blood sugar and the requirement of the patient. Several pharmaceutical

  • Here’s how you can treat Diabetes as per Unani Medicine | The Indian Express

    14 November, 2014 8:26 AM 10

    In Arabic, diabetes is called Ziabetes or Dolab or Zalaqul Kulya and Zalaqul Majari. According to Unani Medicine, Ziabetes Shakri is a disease in which the consumed water is passed out through the kidney immediately after intake by the patient. In this disease the mizaj (temperament) of kidneys becomes haar (hot) because of which they absorb water from blood

  • Weight loss drugs could be counter-productive

    13 November, 2014 7:48 AM 9

    Weight loss drugs and related weight loss remedies could be counter-productive as researchers, including an Indian-origin person, have found that those who believe in such remedies end up gaining more weight. “Weight management remedies that promise to reduce the risks of being overweight may undermine consumer motivation to engage in health supportive