HEALTH

Ketogenic diet may prevent cognitive decline: Study

Ketogenic diet may prevent cognitive decline: Study

October 14, 2018 5:37 pm

Washington: Following a ketogenic diet — a high-fat, low-carbohydrate regime — may boost cognitive abilities, a study in mice suggests. Researchers from University of Kentucky in the US showed that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact the health of one can affect the other. “Neurovascular […]

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Zika virus

Update: Zika virus cases in Rajasthan rise to 55

October 13, 2018 9:54 pm

Jaipur/ New Delhi: More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur Saturday taking the total number of infected people to 55, a Rajasthan health department official said. The figure was issued by the department after a review meeting chaired by the additional chief secretary (medical and health) Veenu Gupta. The official said of the […]

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Chewing gum can help deliver vitamins

Chewing gum can help deliver vitamins

October 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Washington: Chewing gum can be effective at delivering some vitamins to the body, according to scientists who suggest that the habit could be a strategy to help reduce the epidemic of vitamin deficiency around the world. For the first time, researchers closely scrutinised vitamin delivery from chewing gum. “I was slightly surprised that no one […]

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Seed oils best for lowering bad cholesterol: Study

Seed oils best for lowering bad cholesterol: Study

October 10, 2018 7:59 pm

Berlin : Using seed oils — such as those derived from sunflower and flaxseed — may be the best choice for people looking to lower their bad cholesterol, a study has found. Researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition rounded up 55 studies dating to the 1980s that assessed the effects of consuming the same amount […]

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Brain

Sleeping too much may be bad for brain: Study

October 10, 2018 2:59 pm

Toronto: Sleeping too much can harm your brain function, according to a study which shows that those who sleep less or more than seven to eight hours a night have worse cognitive performance. Researchers from Western University in Canada said that for the world’s largest sleep study, launched in June last year, over 40,000 people […]

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Indians lose over 1.5 years of their lives to air pollution: Study

Air pollution may up mouth cancer risk: Study

October 10, 2018 12:59 pm

Beijing: High levels of air pollutants — especially fine particulate matter — may increase the risk of developing mouth cancer, a study has found. The number of new cases, and deaths from, mouth cancer is increasing in many parts of the world, according to the researchers including those from Asia University and Chung Shan Medical […]

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Doctors used 2500-year-old technique of Sushruta to reconstruct Afghan woman's nose

Doctors used 2500-year-old technique of Sushruta to reconstruct Afghan woman’s nose

October 8, 2018 11:40 pm

New Delhi: Doctors at a city hospital have reconstructed the nose of a gunshot victim from Afghanistan using over 2500-year-old techniques described by Sushruta, the father of surgery. Shamsa, whose name has been changed to protect her identity, was shot four years ago. Though she was fortunate to have survived the attack, she lost most part of her […]

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Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Ayushman Bharat: Aadhaar mandatory for those seeking treatment for second time

October 7, 2018 10:47 pm

New Delhi: Aadhaar is not mandatory to avail benefits for the first time under the recently-launched Ayushman Bharat- Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) but will be compulsory for those seeking treatment under the scheme for the second time, according to a top official. In case the Aadhaar number isnotavailable, beneficiaries have to at least […]

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Aspirin may cut liver cancer risk: Study

Aspirin may cut liver cancer risk: Study

October 7, 2018 7:36 pm

Boston: Regular use of aspirin — defined as taking two or more standard-dose tablets a week for over five years — may reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer, scientists claim. The study led by Harvard Medical Schoolresearchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US support evidence from previous studies aspirin could help […]

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'New inhaler may help treat migraine without medicine'

‘New inhaler may help treat migraine without medicine’

October 5, 2018 6:57 pm

London: Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely with the help of a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe, scientists claim. Patients who suffer from migraine with aura, which is where they experience either sensory or visual disturbances before the painful headaches begin, […]

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