Clinical Trials of Ayurvedic Medicine to Fight Dengue Underway, Says Govt

Clinical Trials of Ayurvedic Medicine to Fight Dengue Underway, Says Govt

Representative image   AYUSH minister Shripad Naik emphasised on ancient books like Charak Samhita and Sushrut Samhita as treasure trove of medicinal knowledge.   New Delhi, November 5 (PTI): Clinical trials of Ayurvedic medicine against dengue are in progress and it will be launched at the earliest possible time, Union Minister of State for AYUSH […]

Important for mothers to keep their nutrition game up: Nutritionist

Important for mothers to keep their nutrition game up: Nutritionist

New Delhi, November 3 (IANS) Nutritionist and fitness expert Madhuri Ruia says that mothers are constant multi-taskers and hence it is important for them to keep their nutrition in check and also to ensure that that their family members are taking adequate amount of vitamins and minerals.   “Today’s multi-faceted mothers are constant multi-taskers, pursuing […]

Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

Vegan diet linked to reduced Type-2 diabetes risk: Study

London, November 1 (IANS) A vegan diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and seeds, with few animal products, is linked to a significantly lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.   The study explored that vegan diet is associated with improved psychological well-being in addition to reduction in the risk factors for Type-2 diabetes, and […]

Breastfeeding contributes to good gut bacteria formation in babies

Breastfeeding contributes to good gut bacteria formation in babies

London, October 30 (IANS) Breastfeeding plays an important role in providing good gut bacteria to babies until the age of two-and-a-half with little change after this point, says a new research.   The study found that the bacterium, bifidobacterium, was abundant in breast milk that declined rapidly after breastfeeding stopped.   Bifidobacterium is one of […]

Gut bacteria can contribute to diabetes: Study

Gut bacteria can contribute to diabetes: Study

London, October 28 (IANS) Gut bacteria has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin and can thus contribute to Type-2 diabetes, says a new study.   The study explored that the gut microbiota of people with treatment-naive Type-2 diabetes can be linked to a different metabolism of the amino acid histidine, which is […]

Head, neck cancer survivors at increased suicide risk: Study

Head, neck cancer survivors at increased suicide risk: Study

New York, October 27 (IANS) Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, those treated for head and neck cancers are at an increased risk of death by suicide, a new study has found.   It found that head and neck cancer survivors are two times more likely to commit suicide than survivors of other cancers […]

Wood smoke causes more respiratory problems among women: Study

New Delhi, October 27 (IANS) Women exposed to smoke from burning wood and related “biomass” combustibles, such as leaves, crop stalks, and dung are more likely to suffer from respiratory problems including chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD).   It could be because men were found to have significantly higher markers of an inflammatory response in […]

Healthy lifestyle linked to reduced stroke risk: Study

Healthy lifestyle linked to reduced stroke risk: Study

London, October 25 (IANS) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes quitting smoking and reducing weight, can help people at high genetic risk to decrease their chance of suffering a stroke.   The study, led by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK, showed that the risk of stroke was 35 per cent higher […]

Being tall can increase cancer risk: Study

Being tall can increase cancer risk: Study

London, October 26 (IANS) Taller people could be more at risk of developing cancer, claimed a new study that examined over a million people.   The report, published by the Royal Society, showed that for each 10cm of increased height among women, there was a 13 per cent increase in cancer risk.   For men, […]

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