Five health boosting benefits of bananas

Do bananas work in treating constipation?

No one can argue that bananas are a healthy fruit loaded with foliate, fibre, potassium and magnesium. But the question remains about whether the nutritious fruit causes or relieves constipation. In an article on Everyday Health, Tammy Lakatos, registered dietician, nutritionist and personal trainer said that unripened green bananas are constipating, but ripe bananas with […]

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Know about the best natural remedies which can soothe an upset stomach

These natural remedies might just help relieve simple stomach ache. Water Adequate hydration is key to efficient digestion. Drinking water aids the body to digest and absorb nutrients from the food we eat. According to the Health and Medicine Division, women should have about 2.7 litres of water a day while men should drink about […]

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Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits – not diet, reveals study

Obesity affects approximately 40 per cent of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the most comprehensive analysis of the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and bowel habits to date, published today in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a team of physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

A study conducted by the Heart Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national health NGO has revealed that about 5 to 10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help. The study aimed […]

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“Every child will now get rotavirus vaccine,” assures Dr Harsh Vardhan

“The Health Ministry has drawn an ambitious plan under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected government, wherein it has been decided to provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states and UTs by September, 2019.” This was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare while speaking on […]

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Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

#NationalDewormingDay: Is your child having a worm infection? Here’s what to do

Worm infections are rampant among children and they have been adversely affecting their physical as well as mental growth. Worms are a common cause of anaemia and they may also cause intestinal obstruction. The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the intensity of the threat caused by worm infections in India. In India 22 crore […]

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Know how to safeguard your child this monsoon

Experts are witnessing cases of viral fever, dengue, malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections in children, and have also warned that even leptospirosis cases may come up. Hence, experts suggest parents to take care of children by making the house mosquito-proof, ensuring adequate hydration, giving them boiled water, and avoid eating street food. Mumbai may come […]

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‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

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