British teenager goes blind from years-long diet of french fries, potato chips

Experts are warning about the risks of extreme fussy eating after a teenager developed permanent sight loss after living on a diet of chips and crisps

British teenager goes blind from years-long diet of french fries, potato chipsA teenager’s strict diet of french fries, potato chips and white bread slowly caused him to permanently lose his eyesight, according to a case study published in a medical journal. Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating is believed to have caused his blindness – […]

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, […]

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO report

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the WHO found that larger particles, and most smaller ones, pass through the body without being absorbed. But it said the findings were based on ‘limited information’ as it called for greater research on the issue

Microplastics in water not harmful to humans, says WHO reportMicroplastics are increasingly found in drinking water, but there is no evidence so far that this poses a risk to humans, according to a new assessment by the World Health Organization. However, the United Nations body warned against complacency because more research is needed to fully understand how plastic spreads into the environment and works […]

Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok Sabha

As the debate regarding the fate of the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill rages in the Lok Sabha. The opposition has put up a united front in opposing the Bill  

Opposition parties unanimously oppose NMC Bill in Lok SabhaThe Lok Sabha has taken up the National Medical Commission Bill for consideration and passing. The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan tabled National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha, on Monday, July 29. The opposition members during the debate unanimously opposed the provisions of the NMC Bill. The Bill provides for setting up of […]

Viagra for women, now a reality?

Women’s libidos are about to get a shot in the arm thanks to a drug the US Food and Drug Administration approved Friday. The drug, called ‘Vyleesi,’ treats low sexual desire through an auto-injector women use 45 minutes before having sex

Viagra for women, now a reality?The drug, often referred to as the ‘female Viagra,’ works by increasing dopamine in the body, a hormone that creates a feel-good sensation. It is meant to treat the roughly 10% of premenopausal women who have low sex drives, whose condition is officially known as ‘female hypoactive sexual desire disorder.’ On June 21, the U.S. […]

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years

The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has disbursed more than Rs 550 crores to 56,318 needy people for medical requirements since 2014, when the Devendra Fadnavis government took over. The figure for the last 10 months alone is Rs 106 crore disbursed to 10,582 people

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 yearsMore than 550 crores have been allocated for treatment and surgeries. Poor and needy people in the state who require financial assistance for medical problems are aided through this fund. This is done so that no is deprived of healthcare and medical services. In a statement issued Saturday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “The state […]

Mantralaya officials complain of vomiting, loose motion due to polluted water

Several Mantralaya officials and staff suffered nausea and some had loose motions. This is happening because they consumed polluted water at Mantralaya. This was claimed by opposition leader Dhananjay Munde. As this a serious health concern, an enquiry will be conducted into it

Mantralaya officials complain of vomiting, loose motion due to polluted waterThe government has ordered an inspection of the water samples in Mantralaya. The water supply pipelines will also be inspected. These orders have been given after hundreds of employees working in Mantralaya, had complained of vomiting and nausea. These orders have been issued by Chief secretary Ajoy Mehta. The government has also directed the department […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first day

Dr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed as the Minister of Health and Family Welfare for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning  (June 3)on a cycle to take charge of his ministry

Dr Harsh Vardhan assumes charge of Health Ministry, cycles to work on first dayDr Harsh Vardhan, who has been appointed in the Prime Minister-led Narendra Modi cabinet for a second consecutive term, arrived at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Delhi this morning on a cycle to take charge of his ministry. .@drharshvardhan cycles to Health Ministry to take charge. Senior officials of #MoHFW welcomed him. […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health minister

Dr Harsh Vardhan was appointed Minister of Health and Family Welfare during the Narendra Modi government’s first stint in 2014 and later, given the charge of the Ministry of Earth Sciences and Ministry of Science and Technology. Harsh Vardhan was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the Chandni Chowk seat, winning it by a margin of over 2 lakh votes this time

Dr Harsh Vardhan appointed as union health ministerThe Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan took oath as Cabinet Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30. An experienced party hand with decades of experience in the Capital’s politics, speculation was rife about him being placed at the helm of the party’s State unit to focus on the Delhi Assembly elections early next […]

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO research

New research from WHO published at this month's European Congress on Obesity shows that babies who are never or only partially breastfed have an increased risk of becoming obese as children compared to babies who are exclusively breastfed

Breastfeeding reduces child obesity risk by up to 25%, reveals WHO researchBreastfeeding can cut the chances of a child becoming obese by up to 25%, according to a major study involving 16 countries. World Health Organisation (WHO) experts who led the Europe-wide research are calling for more help and encouragement to women to breastfeed, as well as curbs on the marketing of formula milk which, said […]
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