Promote sun exposure in schools: HRD Ministry to teachers

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most crucial factors, which hampers the overall growth of a child. According to a study, in India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is as high as 70 to 100 per cent

Promote sun exposure in schools: HRD Ministry to teachersMinistry of Human Resource and Development (HRD) has asked all the states to launch promotion of sun exposure programme in schools. The ministry has advised the schools to conduct outdoor activities for more sun exposure during the free and extra periods. It has also asked the teachers to conduct as many as physical activities in […]

This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds study

A cheap, single pill taken once a day that combines four common drugs is safe and reduces the risk of events such as heart attacks, strokes and sudden death in people over the age of 50, research has found. It could help older people avoid taking so much medication

This four-in-one pill can help prevent a third of heart problems, finds studyA daily pill containing four medicines can cut the number of heart attacks and strokes by a third, a study shows. The polypill contains blood-thinning aspirin, a cholesterol-lowering statin and two drugs to lower blood pressure. The researchers, in Iran and the UK, said the pill had a huge impact but cost just pennies a […]

24-yr-old Mumbaikar undergoes heart and lung transplant to overcome rare congenital defect

The patient was suffering from a ventricular septal defect since childhood and lack of awareness and untimely treatment led to Eisenmenger's syndrome. Combined heart and lung transplant was the only option available for the youngster. She underwent surgery and was treated at Global Hospital in Mumbai 

24-yr-old Mumbaikar undergoes heart and lung transplant to overcome rare congenital defectA 24-year-old Mumbai girl who was suffering from a rare and complex congenital disease underwent a combined heart and lung transplant at Global Hospital, Mumbai. Akshara (name changed) a resident of Panvel, Mumbai suffered from ventricular septal defect since childhood and this defect over the years led to Eisenmenger’s syndrome. Although she was managed medically […]

How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?

A new study revealed that the heart needs some 15 years to fully recover after quitting from smoking

How long does it take your heart to recover after you quit smoking?Numerous visual aids and articles scattered across the internet illustrate the changes that happen to a person’s body 15 minutes after a person decides to stop smoking, moving to an hour, a day, a week and years after. And while all of those are true, a new study suggests that you may need a bit […]

42% of Indians at risk of being misdiagnosed with hypertension, finds study

India Heart Study (I.H.S) findings highlight a high prevalence of masked hypertension and white-coat hypertension in Indians at 42% on first office visit. It was also found that Indians have a higher average resting heart rate of 80 beats per minute, higher than the desired rate of 72 beats per minute

42% of Indians at risk of being misdiagnosed with hypertension, finds studyWhen you visit a doctor, the first thing he does is to check your blood pressure. And invariably, the blood pressure sees a mysterious spike. Oh! Have you have not noticed it? Yes, it is true. This has been revealed in the study conducted by India Heart Research (IHR). The study indicates, about 24 per […]

What you eat can affect your emotional state, say researchers

Eating healthy food can influence our mood and prevent the likelihood of developing depression

What you eat can affect your emotional state, say researchers‘You are what you eat’ might just be your new catchphrase. Recent studies reveal that what we eat could not only affect our physical well-being but influence our emotional state, too. Several studies show that the type of food we consume can determine how likely we are getting or not getting depression. “Research shows that […]

Women no better at multitasking than men, reveals study

New research has revealed that gender makes no difference in a person's ability to multitask

Women no better at multitasking than men, reveals study  Whether it is the result of anecdotal evidence or gender stereotyping, the belief that women are better at multitasking than men is very prevalent. In fact, in a 2015 survey, 80% of the respondents were convinced that women had better multitasking abilities than men. But what does the science say? New research busts this […]

Fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower IQ sons, finds study

The authors of the study that found the association say more research is needed on maternal fluoride and child IQ

Fluoride exposure during pregnancy linked to lower IQ sons, finds studyA study published on August 19 in JAMA Pediatrics reports an association between a pregnant mother’s urinary concentration of fluoride, often added to drinking water as a public health measure to reduce cavities, and the IQ of her son, but not her daughter, at age 3 or 4. Fluoride prevents cavities by strengthening tooth enamel, […]

Easy and effective ways to get rid of pimples

Natural remedies such as fish oil and fruits get rid of pimples overnight and reduce the risks of acquiring prolonged acne

Easy and effective ways to get rid of pimplesPimples show up when you suffer from a severe case of acne. In most cases, it takes a longer time to get rid of pimples especially when skin is exposed to dirt and other substances that worsen the condition. Luckily, there are five effective ways to get rid of pimples for people with sensitive skin. […]

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your vision

Regular eye check-ups could help monitor and maintain your good vision. But there are other ways that could help you prevent eye damage and improve your eyesight

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your visionYou may be working in the office, the road, kitchen, construction area or just in your room, and your eyes play a very important role in your daily activities: from turning off your alarm to preparing your bed for a good night sleep. You need to keep your eyes healthy. Washing your hands, adding vegetables […]
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