Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiome

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract—may be behind some of those health benefits

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiomeWalnuts are just one in a line foods that contain dietary fibre and have interested scientists for their impact on the microbiome and health. Dietary fibre acts as a food source for gut microbiota, helping the bacteria to do their jobs—breaking down complex foods, providing us nutrients, or helping us feel full, for example. Fruits, […]

How much blood can your body afford to lose?

Without blood properly performing its duties, we are in trouble. Take a look at what happens when we lose blood, how we’re in danger of losing it fastest, and how much we can lose before damage is irreversible

How much blood can your body afford to lose?The sight of it causes anxiety, alarm, and sometimes even fainting. But without it, there would be no transport of oxygen, regulation of temperature, or metabolism. This substance plays a key role in our immune system, and supplies the tissues of our body with the nutrients they need. I’m talking, of course, about blood — […]

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exercise

Whether you go for a daily run or brisk walk, every time you finish exercising your blood pressure goes down and stays down for many hours, which is good for your overall health

Silent, bloody killer: Hypertension is yet another reason to exerciseYes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends and the media. But an equally […]

Raigad collector urges doctors to provide voluntary services at Karjat hospital

While there are sufficient doctors working at the Karjat sub-district hospital, but it still lacks specialist doctors. Dr Vijay Suryavanshi has appealed doctors to come forward and voluntarily help the people in need

Raigad collector urges doctors to provide voluntary services at Karjat hospitalDr Vijay Suryavanshi, an IAS officer and a Collector of Raigad district, Maharashtra has made an appealed to doctors who have a private practice, to provide voluntary medical services in Karjat Karjat’s sub-district hospital has sufficient number of doctors but doesn’t have specialist doctors to provide medical services. Dr Suryavanshi had also spoken to the […]

UGC to universities: Raise anti-spitting awareness to curb disease prevalence

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to all the universities in India and has asked them to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all the colleges. The youths can participate in various activities related to this campaign and spread awareness against this social menace

UGC to universities: Raise anti-spitting awareness to curb disease prevalence  The University Grants Commission’s (UGC) secretary Professor Rajnish Jain has written a letter on May 21 to all the universities in India. The UGC has suggested to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all universities and the colleges affiliated to it. Spitting in a public place is one of the most sickening sights […]

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge

Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore had started the trend  #HumFitTohIndiaFit. Rathod challenged actor Hrithik Roshan, badminton player Saina Nehwal and team-India captain Virat Kohli in his post. Kohli had appealed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to accept this challenge

PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli’s fitness challengeTaking Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s #HumFitTohIndiaFit campaign forward, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday, May 23 gave a fitness challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and his wife and actress Anushka Sharma Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning tweeted his response to Virat Kohli’s fitness challenge. “Challenge accepted,” he wrote in […]

Lalita to Lalit: Doctors to perform first surgery on Friday 

Lalita Salve, a 29-year-old woman police constable from Beed, Maharashtra, will undergo her first surgery on Friday. The doctors will remove her breasts and ovaries. And will insert a tube into her bladder help her to pass urine

Lalita to Lalit: Doctors to perform first surgery on Friday Lalita Salve, a 29-year-old woman police constable from Beed, Maharashtra, will take her first step to become Lalit on Friday, May 25. A well-known plastic surgeon, Dr Rajat Kapoor, will perform the sex-change surgery on Lalita at Mumbai’s state-run St George Hospital. On Friday, the doctors will remove her breasts and ovaries. And will insert […]

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals study

Pesticides and animals eating human food may also be driving the disease. Humans are putting animals at risk by making the environment better for them. Like humans, bird hormones are affected by light, driving cancer rates. Researchers plan to compare cancer rates in animals living in different areas. They hope educating children will improve conservation efforts in the future

Humans are causing cancer in animals through plastic waste, reveals studyAnimals are developing cancer due to significant changes in the environment caused by humans, scientists claim. Pollution in oceans, radiation from power plants and pesticides from farms may be causing wild animals to develop tumours, according to experts from Arizona State University. Light pollution and animals eating human food from rubbish may also be driving […]

Modicare: Government proposes rates for 1,354 treatments under Ayushman Bharat scheme

Rates of treatment under the government-sponsored National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), is around 15-20 per cent lower than that of Central Government Health Scheme. The ministry has prepared 1,354  packages covering 23 different types of diseases. But doctors have raised questions about the rates, as they have opined that it won’t be possible to provide treatment under these rates

Modicare: Government proposes rates for 1,354 treatments under Ayushman Bharat schemeThe Union Health Ministry has prepared a preliminary discussion document, to finalise rates of the treatment under the Pradhan Mantri Swasth Suraksha Yojana, popularly called Modicare. The ministry has prepared 1,354 a packages covering 23 different types of diseases, including heart ailments, common disease, knee and hip implants, brain tumour, epilepsy surgery, etc. The rate […]

Physician, leaders echo call for vigorous response to new Ebola outbreak

The World Medical Association (WMA) has echoed the call from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for a vigorous response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Congo, which has so far caused more than 20 deaths

Physician, leaders echo call for vigorous response to new Ebola outbreakDr Ardis Hoven, Chair of the WMA, speaking at a meeting in Geneva on the 100th anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic, questioned whether the world was prepared for another pandemic like Spanish flu. Dr Hoven said, “One hundred years ago the deadly Spanish flu pandemic killed between 50 and 100 million people in a […]