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  • Three Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

    2 October, 2017 2:08 PM 35

    STOCKHOLM: Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on Monday for their discoveries about the body's daily rhythms, opening up whole new fields of research and raising awareness about the importance of getting proper sleep. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young won 9-million-kronor ($1.1 million) prize for isolating

  • Reusing oil to fry food increases trans fats, causes heart diseases

    1 October, 2017 1:52 PM 24

    Emphasising that India’s heart disease epidemic increased due to dietary patterns, doctors urged people to avoid reusing any oil for frying food products as it increases the proportion of trans fats, major source of heart diseases. According to the doctors, including from AIIMS, fats in food items are of four types – saturated, unsaturated, mono and trans

  • Are you 18? Donate blood and celebrate!

    1 October, 2017 7:19 AM 40

    Kannur: The best way to serve and sacrifice for others is to donate blood. If people of the age group between 18 - 30 years come forward to donate blood, the blood banks in Kerala will get sufficient blood to stock. The health department’s message for this year’s National Voluntary Blood Donation Day is to ‘celebrate your 18th birthday donating blood

  • Here are the darker sides to meditation

    30 September, 2017 6:35 AM 34

    The benefits of meditation are widely known. However, few talk, or even hardly know that it has its own set of downsides as well. Researchers at Brown University are now speaking about the negative impact meditation has on people who have experienced trauma in the past. According to them, meditation instructors need to be aware of the fact that their

  • Free heart checkup for CRPF jawans

    30 September, 2017 3:48 AM 61

    Vijayawada: Manipal Hospitals conducted an awareness drive on heart ailments and its prevention for CRPF jawans to mark the World Heart Day here on Friday. IInd line Command TK Lal, 39th Battalion CRPF, unveiled free health checkup coupon (BP, height /weight, serum cholesterol, ECG, echo, FBS and cardiology consultation) for jawans. In addition to this, 1,000 coupons

  • 16th heart donated from Surat

    29 September, 2017 11:26 PM 33

    A brain-dead man became the 16th heart donor from Surat on World Heart Day on Friday, giving a new lease of life to as many as six people. Ramesh Dhorajia, 53, who worked as a diamond polisher in Surat, collapsed at work on Monday morning. He was rushed to Kiran Hospital, where a CT scan revealed he suffered brain hemorrhage. After doctors declared Dhorajia

  • 15 Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Your Kids

    29 September, 2017 8:00 AM 27

    Put together these easy to prepare healthy meals! 2. Other considerations when packing a lunch box are ease and speed of eating. Young kids in particular are keen to get out to the playground and won’t appreciate the time it takes to eat large salads or things that take longer to chew. 3. California rolls (veg sushi, sushi rice rolled with avocados

  • Indians Feel Long Working Hours Barrier To Healthy Heart: Survey

    29 September, 2017 4:30 AM 18

    The reason people are not able to do enough for their heart health. Long working hours and job stress are key barriers to a healthy heart, feel Indians as per a recent survey. Besides, 83 percent of Indians said they give in to the temptation of food and 74 percent believed that healthy food is not tasty and hence can't be eaten regularly, said the Saffolalife

  • 36-year-old gets second transplant on the eve of World Heart Day

    29 September, 2017 3:50 AM 18

    Summary: Since then, she motivated other heart transplant recipients, founded a charitable trust for organ transplantation, and this June participated in the World Transplant Games in Spain. On Thursday, speaking on the eve of the World Heart Day at Frontier Lifeline Hospital, she said, “Never give up. Her only option was another heart transplant and she was registered

  • Heart failure cause? Research suggests cold weather could trigger the dangerous condition

    28 September, 2017 11:03 PM 52

    PENSIONERS are more likely to suffer heart failure in cold weather, research has found. A decade-long study suggests an increase in elderly people being taken to hospital or dying from the condition could be linked to changes in temperature and air pressure. Experts say elderly people with heart problems should avoid exposure to fog and low cloud in the winter