अगर आप लेते हैं तेज खर्राटे, तो नासा ने आपकी मदद क...

अगर आप लेते हैं तेज खर्राटे, तो नासा ने आपकी मदद के लिए बनाया है यह खास तकिया

अगर आपको सोने के दौरान परेशानी होती है या तेज खर्राटे की वजह से गहरी नींद नहीं आती है, तो नासा ने आपसी मदद के लिए एक खास तकिया बनाया है। लेकिन इस तकिये के लिए आपको अपनी जेब ढीली करनी पड़ेगी।

नासा ने एक स्पेशल तकिया बनाया है, जो गहरी नींद लाने में मदद करता है। इसकी खास बात है कि ये पसीना सोखने में भी सक्षम है। नासा ने यह तकिया खास तौर पर अंतरिक्ष यात्रियों को अलग-अलग तापमान में होने वाले नुकसान से बचाने के लिए बनाया है। इसकी कीमत 99 डॉलर (7100 रुपए) से शुरू होती है। 

नासा के विशेषज्ञों के मुताबिक, यह तकिया दो तरह का है। पहली कैटेगरी में हिब्र नाम का तकिया है। इसकी कीमत 99 डॉलर (7100 रुपए) रखी गई है। इस तकिए में पसीना सोखने वाली फोम का इस्तेमाल किया गया है। जो सोने वाले व्यक्ति का पसीना सोखेगा। 

वहीं, दूसरी कैटेगरी में जीक नाम का तकिया है। इसकी कीमत 200 डॉलर (करीब 14 हजार रुपए) है। इसमें स्लीप सेंसर, स्पीकर और वाइब्रेटर दिया गया है, जो तेज खर्राटे लेने पर यूजर को धीरे से जगा देता है। नासा के मुताबिक, यह तकिया न तो ज्यादा मोटा बनाया गया है और न ही ज्यादा पतला। ऐसे में यूजर को इस तकिए से किसी भी तरह की परेशानी नहीं होती।

Source - Amar ujala 

Things No One Told You About Organ Donation

August 13 is observed as World Organ Donation Day every year. The purpose of the celebration is loud and clear - topromote organ donation for those who are in need of them. In India alone, lakhs of people die each year because of their organ failure. Such people could live to see a new day if only people with healthy organs could go ahead and donate their organs. There are many organs which can be donated after death. Donated organs can be life-changing for thousands of people in need, all across the world. World Organ Donation Day 2018 promotes the need for organ donation around the country and the need to spread awareness of the same. The main objective lies in removing the taboo around organ donation.

Things no one told you about organ donation

Organ donation is a process where an organ is transferred from the body of the one who is giving the organ (donor) to the one who needs the organ (recipient). The donor can be living or deceased. Organs that can be donated are kidney, lungs, heart, eye, liver, pancreas, cornea, small intestine, skin tissues, bone tissues, heart valves, and veins. There are two types of organ donation - live donation and cadaver or deceased donation.

Live donation is executed using a living healthy person. Organs that can be donated by a living person are kidneys and liver. This is because a donor can survive on one kidney, and the liver eventually grows back to its normal size. Cadaver donation, on the other hand, is executed using a person who is declared dead in terms of ultimate loss of respiration and consciousness. The idea behind World Organ Donation Day is to spread awareness about cadaver donation.

What is the relation between brain death and donation?

Brain death is declared by doctors when there is an irreversible loss of consciousness and the absence of our brain stem reflexes. But, even after someone is declared brain dead, the organs can still be kept alive through artificial technology. Hence, if someone dies at home or any other place other than the hospital, then his/her organs cannot be donated. Vital organs can be donated only if death occurs in the hospital. In cases where the person has a cardiac death, organs that can be donated would include corneas, bones, ligaments, veins, heart valves, blood and platelets, and blood stem cells.
What are the organs that can be donated?

1. Kidney

Kidneys are the most commonly donated organs and are also the ones in most demand. A transplanted kidney has a functioning lifespan of nine years. Since people can survive even on one kidney, such an organ donation will not pose any serious threat to the life of the donor.

2. Heart

Even though heart transplants are becoming frequent day by day, a heart can survive only for four hours outside the body of the donor.

3. Liver

It is interesting to note that a fully functioning liver can be divided into two parts and one part can be donated to one who is in need. The other part in the donor's part will eventually resume the size of a normal liver. Liver transplants are important because the liver is a bank for storing vitamins and are an important organ for removing waste from the blood.

4. Intestine

Intestine donation is rare but can be well executed. Live donation can be employed and a living person can donate a portion of his intestine.

5. Lungs

Living donors can donate a single lung while deceased donors can donate both the lungs. Damage in the lungs can lead to serious problems in breathing and may also cause death. So, for those who have damaged lungs, it is advisable to seek lung donation and for those who have a healthy pair of lungs, a request for donation can be extended.

6. Pancreas

A living person can donate a portion of pancreas since pancreases are organs that can redeem their functionality with time.

7. Bones and veins

Yes, even bones and veins can be donated! Cancerous bones in recipients can be interchanged with donated healthy bones. Veins that are donated can be used in cardiac bypass surgery.

Who are exempted from being a donor?

People who are strictly restricted from donating an organ are those with cancer, HIV or with bacteria in the bloodstream that can cause diseases. Apart from such people, anyone healthy can go ahead and donate.

Source - NDTV 

The Wacky World Of DNA

Can you roll your tongue? Damn, I just can't! How about your earlobes? Are they attached or unattached? Remember that man who came to drop off your pizza the other night? His fingers were so hairy! You looked down to see if you have the same problem...come on now, don't deny it! Oh and those dimples on that girl at the mall! Uffff!! Killer! Why does my girlfriend not have them?

We've all noticed these differences, and we all know why these differences exist amongst us. Yes, It's genetics.

 We all share about 99.9% DNA with each other. Whaaaaat? It's true. That 0.1% difference in our genetic make up is what makes Hrithik Roshan look spectacularly handsome in his new photoshoot, while the person in my dressing table mirror can never seem to look better than a Rhesus monkey, no matter how hard he tries! It's this 0.1% difference that led to our HR manager losing so much weight over the last 2 weeks, while I'm pretty sure I gained a few kilos just by THINKING about cheesecake...ooh cheesecake...

Alright then...Let's start with some basics:
  • The human genome contains about 30,000 genes made up of 3.2 billion nucleotide bases.
  • If you take out your entire DNA, it would kill you yes, but laid end to end, it would stretch from the earth to the moon 6000 times!
  • You could fit 25,000 strands of DNA side by side in the width of a single adult hair.
  • Your genes only make up about 2% of the DNA, while 8% of your DNA comes from ancient retroviruses.
  • You share about 99.9% DNA with every other human on the planet including Hugh Jackman. Feeling good about ourselves our we? You share the same amount with Lalu Pra...let's not go there. Also, you share 98% DNA with chimpanzees, 92% with mice, and about 50% with Bananas! Yes Bananas.
  • Red Blood Cells are the only cells in our body that do not possess DNA.
  • If you wanted to type out the entire genetic code (I'd judge you slightly) - Assuming you can type up to 200 letters a minute, and don't take a single break; It would take you about 29 years to finish. So I'd suggest taking a pee break BEFORE you sit down to do this. Just saying.
  • Not a fan of typing? Then try reciting the ATGCs in your DNA. Start tomorrow morning, non-stop, and at the rate of about 100 per minute, and you'll be done by the year 2074.
  • Your paramour can SMELL your DNA. (I don't know if this fascinates me or creeps me out.)
And now it gets REAL interesting!

Let's say you have an identical twin. Did you know..you would share 100% DNA with him! Now say you both got married to two identical twin sisters, and had children.

Your children would be cousins...but also GENETIC SIBLINGS sharing IDENTICAL DNA!

Some women have a mutation which makes them Tetrachromatic. This means that their eyes contain four different kinds of cone cells. This means that compared to you or me, who can just see about one million colours, these women can see and distinguish between almost TEN million colours! No wonder they keep getting angry when we men compliment their 'pink' shirt - "It's not pink! It's salmon with a slight tinge of fuschia!"

Did you know? Near the end of the last ice age, almost all the cheetahs were wiped out. The handful that survived went on to breed among themselves, and saved the extinction of their species. Thus, every single cheetah out there today, is partially a clone of the rest of them!

Ever heard about the Fugates? They were a family in Kentucky in the 1970s. The family suffered from a rare genetic condition called "methemoglobinemia". Thanks to this rare condition and the rampant inbreeding in the family, they all had BLUE-COLOURED SKIN!

People will have you believe that with the advent of modern medicine and the advances in healthcare, one could theoretically live forever. Well....as it turns out, your genes disagree. Theoretically, our genes are coded such that the ability of our cells to divide in order to survive is limited to about 120 years. The longest documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of France, who defied her genes and lived for 122 years, 164 days -(1875-1997).

Do you know "Mitochondrial Eve"? Really? She may well be you great great great great great great great grrrr.....eaaatttt grandmother. It is believed that all humans contain genetic material passed on from a single female line extending back to her. Oh..she was alive some 200,000 years ago, so chances are you didn't get to meet her.

The American agricultural biotechnology giant Monsanto has created the "Suicide seed". These seeds make use of genetic restriction technology and render themselves sterile after the first generation of crop is grown.

Hate Broccoli? Can't stand the taste of Cabbage? Just the thought of cruciferous vegetables makes you throw up in your mouth? Well, tell your parents it may not be your fault! Plants belonging to the Brassica family contain a compound which is strikingly similar, chemically, to Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). PTC can taste rather insipid or very bitter, Theoretically, our genes are coded such that the ability of cells to divide in order to survive is limited at about 120 years. The longest documented lifespan is that of Jeanne Calment of depending upon your genetic make up! So now you know..when your mom makes that OH YUMMY face while chomping on broccoli..she's faking it!

Real life superhero story anyone? In 1994, a John Doe, was involved in a devastating car crash. Fearing the worst he was rushed to the emergency room. Imagine the shock on the face of the doctors, when they realised he had not fractured a single bone! Not even a hairline fracture on his spine! This man suffered from a rare genetic mutation that causes your bones to become very very dense. His bone density was more than 8 times that of a normal human! Oh..poor guy couldn't swim though. Sank like a stone every time!

Kodinhi is a small village in Kerala that has geneticists baffled! This village has witnessed the birth of twins at an alarmingly large rate! Over 250 sets of twins, and 3 sets of triplets within just 2,000 families! Inbreeding could have explained this phenomenon to some extent, but it has been seen that even when the women from this village are married to genetically unrelated mean from villages across the nation, they still have a propensity to have multiple births!

There's 7 billion of us on this planet now. And we all boast of genetic variations among one another. But did you know, that there's a group of 55 chimpanzees in West Africa who have twice the genetic variability of all 7 billion humans combined?! Essentially the chimps in that small group in Ivory Coast are genetically more different from one another, than you are from any person anywhere in this world!!

Pumped some iron at the gym today? Feeling the pump? Feeling good about yourself after putting in all those hours building some muscles? Tch tch, if only you were "Uberboy" - a John Doe born in Germany in 1999. This kid was born RIPPED! Yes he would have put Wolverine to shame. Four years into his life, and the toddler Uberboy was lifting more than six times as much weight as other toddlers his age. Before you ask me..no he wasn't the son of the Hulk, nor was he experimented upon - he had a genetic mutation in his myostatin genes, which are responsible for regulating muscle growth in the body.

There's a rare genetic condition called Macrodactyly, or 'Local Gigantism', which causes a certain part of the body to grow to a larger than normal size. In 2007, a man from China called Lui Hua was hospitalized with this condition. At the time of admission his left thumb measured over 10 inches (25.4 cm) and his index finger almost reached 12 inches (30.5 cm)!

This is weird yet could be aesthetically pleasing (?). Affecting about 3% of the world population, erythema migrans or the "wandering tongue rash" is a rather common genetic mutation. This condition is harmless, causing depapillation of the tongue in certain areas, rendering them smooth and red. These depapillated regions are dynamic, giving the tongue a rather map-like appearance. No wonder it's commonly referred to as the "Geographic Tongue syndrome"

Holy Leaping Frogs!! 2006 saw the birth of a neck-less baby with gigantic eyeballs bulging out of his head, giving him a rather frog like appearance. His sisters on the other hand were absolutely normal. This baby suffered from a rare genetic condition, leading to a medical condition called anencephaly, which is characterised by the absence of major portions of the skull, scalp and brain.

In the Harry Potter universe, the Weasleys were the mutant family! What?? Mutant wizarding folk?! Well yeah! They all had red hair and freckles - two of the most common conditions of genetic mutation. Yes, red hair and freckles are genetic mutations.

In the words of the young Charles Xavier (Yeah, Professor X), from the movie X-Men: First Class, heterochromia is a "very groovy mutation". It is indeed! What's that you ask? Well, Heterochromia iridum refers to a genetic mutation that causes eyes to have multiple colours in them. The range of this mutation ranges from a slight different colour towards the centre of the eye (Central heterochromia), to a segmented colour variation in the iris (Sectoral heterochromia) to completely different colour in the left eye from the right! (Complete heterochromia)

Source - NDTV


Dr. Mohit Bhandari, a renowned bariatric surgeon, informed about the causes and treatment of obesity in this workshop. He also provided information about cutting-edge technology to prevent obesity. The workshop was organised at the Civil Lines, in front of the Hotel Kalachuri Residency, Circuit House. Dr Mohit Bhandari is a renowned surgeon and so far he has treated as many as 10,000 people with bariatric surgery and helped them out with getting rid of the obesity. More than 100 people participated in this workshop. During this workshop, Dr. Mohit Bhandari’s team members also addressed a seminar.

 While addressing the workshop, Dr Bhandari told participants about obesity prevention measures, diet, exercise and other measures of getting rid of obesity. He said that obesity is a very rapidly growing problem, due to which a large part of the population is surrounded by excessive body weight and diseases caused by it. There is a great reason for many problems such as obesity diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint pain. These are proven deadly in many cases. Dr. Mohit Bhandari has given about 10,000 people freedom from obesity in his Bariatric and Robotics clinic is located in Indore. He established Central India's first robotic center. He has made the latest record of doing robotic surgery in the Asia continent. Dr. Bhandari has the highest experience of success in severe cases of bariatric surgery, which includes Asia's fattest woman (350 kg) and Asia's fattest male (386 kg).

Source - HP

Right approach can help autistic individuals mainstream: Experts

According to the first rigorous estimate of the country's autism prevalence, roughly 23 of every 10,000 children in India have autism.

When exposed to the right developmental approaches and intervention procedures, individuals diagnosed with autism can join their counterparts in the mainstream. 

Ahead of 'World Autism Awareness Day' observed on April 2, Deepa Malini, certified developmental therapist told the media here on Sunday that, "autistic individuals are different in their developmental milestones. Our focus should be on recognising and building these milestones first, before hitting on academics."

Single High Fat Meal Could Up Risk Of Heart Disease: 5 Heart Friendly Foods You Must Have

According to a latest study published in the Journal Laboratory Investigation, only one high fat meal could pave way for heart diseases.

If you think you are allowed to binge to your heart's content once a day, you may have to think again. According to a latest study published in the Journal Laboratory Investigation, only one high fat meal could pave way for heart diseases. 

According to the study, healthy young men had to struggle to relax blood vessels, after having milkshake made with whole milk, whipping cream and ice cream.

Hair fall control tips in Hindi – बाल झड़ने से रोकने के घरेलू नुस्खे

जिनके बाल काफी मात्रा में झड़ते हैं वे इससे काफी परेशान रहते हैं। जब भी वे बाल बनाते हैं, उनके सिर से काफी बाल झड़ते हैं। काफी ज़्यादा बाल झड़ने की स्थिति में यह समस्या काफी विकराल हो जाती है। मर्दों में बाल ज़्यादा झड़ने से गंजेपन की स्थिति उत्पन्न हो जाती है। आज यह समस्या किसी निर्धारित आयु वर्ग तक सीमित नहीं रह गयी है।

15 से लेकर 40 वर्ष की आयु के मनुष्य इस समस्या से प्रभावित होते हैं। जैसे ही आप नहाकर बाहर निकलते हैं, आपके बाल बिलकुल गीले होते हैं। जैसे ही आप बाल पोंछने के लिए तौलिये का इस्तेमाल करते हैं, वैसे ही उसमें बहुत सारे बाल आ जाते हैं।

बाल झड़ने से रोकने के उपाय (Baal jhadne gharelu upay / Hair fall control home tips in Hindi)

1. अपने बालों के साथ नरमी से पेश आएं। गीले बालों में कंघी करने से परहेज करें।

2. बाल झड़ना कैसे रोके, रोज़ाना अपने सिर की अच्छे से मालिश करें। इससे आपके बालों को पोषण मिलेगा और सिर में रक्त संचार बढ़ेगा। ऐसा करने से स्वस्थ बाल भी उगेंगे।

3. बाल झड़ना कैसे रोके, बालों को पीछे खींचकर कंघी करने की विधि का उपयोग करने से परहेज करें। इससे बालों की जड़ में दबाव पड़ता है और वे टूट जाती हैं।

4. आजकल लोग सुन्दर दिखने के लिए बालों की नयी नयी स्टाइल का प्रयोग करते हैं। पर जैसे ही आप घर वापस आएं, बालों की देखभाल करें और उन्हें अच्छे से साफ़ करके उनपर तेल लगाएं। बालों को ज़्यादा गर्मी देने से परहेज करें।

5. अगर बाहर मौसम काफी ठंडा भी हो, फिर भी अपने बालों को गर्म पानी से ना धोएं। यह बालों के झड़ने का एक और कारण है। पानी की गर्मी से बाल कमज़ोर हो जाते हैं। इससे वो आसानी से टूटते और झड़ते हैं।

बाल झड़ने के घरेलू उपाय – देसी इलाज (Baal jhadne ke upchar)

चाइल्ड केयर- बच्चों की खांसी के घरेलू उपाय

जाड़े के मौसम अथवा बदलते मौसम के कारण अक्सर बच्चों को खांसी की शिकायत हो जाती है. सर्दी-जुकाम, ठंडा वातावरण भी खासी के प्रमुख कारणों में से एक है. धूल भरे वातावरण में रहना, गंदी जगह और भीड़वाले इलाके, औद्योगिक क्षेत्र, धुओं की तरह अन्य प्रदूषणों के कारण भी खांसी के जन्मदाता हैं. खांसी से बचने के लिए उपरोक्त कारणों से बचने की भरसक कोशिश करनी चाहिए. ठंडी के दिनों में गर्म कपड़ों का प्रयोग करना चाहिए. बच्चे और बूढ़े सर्दी से अधिक प्रभावित होते हैं. अतः इनका विशेष ध्यान रखना चाहिए. खांसी होने पर निम्न घरेलू उपाय करें.

Yoga, Ayurveda: Key to wholesome wellness

61 percent of the deaths in India in the age group of 30 to 70 are due to non-communicable diseases such as heart disorders, diabetes, and cancer, according to a WHO report published in September 2017.

Most of these are preventable deaths since they are associated with lifestyle choices made by individuals from early on in their lives. The stresses of the modern lives start pestering the lives of young Indians at every stage of life from getting education, to getting a job, buying a house or travelling through traffic.

Most of the young lives in India are spent in cutting through the rush and competition. In this rush, health and wellbeing of the individual often get neglected, leading to sickness and loss of productivity of the individual which in turn leads to loss of productivity of the economy.

DNA SPECIAL: Spike in Zika cases likely in coming years

An outbreak of Zika fever, which causes microcephaly — a rare birth defect marked by unusually small head size, eye abnormalities and nerve damage — is likely in coming years because of a build-up of favorable environment for the virus, researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jamia Millia Islamia have cautioned.

The virus will follow a cyclic pattern identical to dengue and chikungunya, which surge every 3-4 years, although the exact cycle in terms of the number of years is still unknown.

American adults are getting fatter!

It seems that American adults continue to pile up more weight as they continue to follow unhealthy eating habits.

According to a new data, nearly 40 percent of American adults were obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier, federal health officials said.

"The prevalence of severe obesity in American adults is also rising, heightening their risks of developing heart disease, diabetes and various cancers," the officials added.

According to the latest data, published in JAMA, at least 7.7 percent of American adults were severely obese in the same period.

What Happened to your body if you replace all your...

Do you know 60% of our body is filled with water . Then let’s check out what will happened to our body if we replace our other drinks with water .

We all know what harmful drinks can cause. obesity, heart problems, stomach pain, skin diseases, etc.. Soft drinks may kills you faster than you think. What if we completely replace all drinks with water? What would happen with our bodies then?

Chris Bailey - a popular blogger and lecturer carried out some Month long research about this topic.

His conclusion is really impressive I decided to summarize this research for you…
You Lose Weight Faster

You speed Up Your Metabolism

Your Brain Works Better 

You Eat Less

Your Body Excretes Toxins Faster

Your Heart Works Better

Your Skin Becomes Softer and Cleaner

You Save A Lot Of Money

You Lose Weight Faster

Yeah! You Do! No Special Diet Is Required! You Replace All Drinks With Water For Nine Days You'll Lose The Equal Amount Of Calories As when Jogging For Eight Kilometer's A Day! WOW! This Seems a Great Way To Stay Slim Without Much Effort! I'm Going To try It Out! Are You?

You speed Up Your Metabolism

You speed Up Your Metabolism And It, In Turn, Raises Your Energy Level. Drinking Just 17 Fluid Ounces Of Water In The Morning Increases Your Metabolism By Twenty Four Percent Write It Down On Your Calendar Drink Plenty Of Water Every Day! And you'll See the Impressive Result Very Soon.

Your Brain Works Better 

Better Did you know Your Brain Is Seventy Five To Eighty Five Percent Water? Nothing Else, Just Water! So By Drinking You Feel It Which Helps You Concentrate Drink Water To Work More Efficiently Cope With All Daily Tasks Quickly And Stay Energized Even Late In The Evening! Doesn't This Sound Like a Dream.

You Eat Less 

Water Suppresses Appetite Which Helps You Lose Weight. Also We Sometimes Confuse Hunger With Thirst If you Suddenly want to eat Something With High Calorie Maybe all you need is just a glass of water. Try It out next time you feel hungry It Really Works.

Your Body Excretes Toxins Faster

WATER WASHES OUT HARMFUL SUBSTANCES PREVENTING AGING Want to look Young And fresh as Long As Possible Drink a Glass Of Water Right Now! NUMBER FOUR Water Lowers The Risk Of Many Diseases Which Diseases? OH A LOT! Like Hypertension, Bladder Conditions, Bowel Cancer, And Others! Want To Avoid Wasting Money On Doctors? Just Drink More Water! 

Your Heart Works Better

Yes, It's a true Fact! Five Glasses Of Water a Day Lowers The Risk Of a Heart Attack By Forty One Percent! FORTY ONE! This Number Is Really Impressive So. What Are You Waiting For?! Have a Glass Of water Top Stay Healthy!

Your Skin Becomes Softer and Cleaner 

Water Clears And Moistens Your Skin. Trust Us! After a Few Weeks Of Drinking Water Every Day You Will Fall In Love With Your Skin Again. 

You Save A Lot Of Money 

How Much Money Do You Spend On Coffee To Go? And Juices Per Week? Well. I don't Want to say how much I do Because My Spending Is Massive The Price Of Water Is Much Lower Than That Of Other Drinks Think About It! 

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Obese people who have stomach-narrowing surgery suffer less from arthritic knee pain

Seems like, stomach-narrowing surgery does not just augment your beauty but also aids in easing the chronic knee pain.

Seems like, stomach-narrowing surgery does not just augment your beauty but also aids in easing the chronic knee pain. According to a NYU School Of Medicine-led study, extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose weight but also suffer less from arthritic knee pain.

Campaign highlights TB-tobacco use link, urges smokers to get tested

India became the first country in the world to run a national tobacco control campaign with the launch of 'Cough' on World No Tobacco Day in 2017.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) relaunched ‘Cough’ — a national mass media campaign to warn citizens about how tobacco use is linked to TB. An announcement to this effect was made during the ‘End TB’ summit recently held in New Delhi.

The ‘Cough’ campaign focuses on raising awareness about how tobacco consumption and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke increases the risks of TB and TB-related fatalities. A key barrier to timely diagnosis and treatment among smokers is the assumption that a cough is related to their smoking, said experts. The campaign encourages smokers to visit doctors to confirm if persistent cough is a sign of TB.

High-fat diet in pregnancy can lead to anxiety and depression in kids

Moms-to-be, you may want to put eating high-fat diet on your to-don’t list as a recent study has linked it with health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children. The Oregon Health & Science University research in an animal model suggested that it alters the development of the brain and endocrine system of their offspring and has a long-term impact on offspring behaviour. “Given the high level of dietary fat consumption and maternal obesity in developed nations, these findings have important implications for the mental health of future generations,” the researchers reported.

Poor Dental Health May Up Risk Of Diabetes: 6 Foods For Stronger Teeth

Oral Health or hygiene is described as the practice of keeping one's mouth clean and free of diseases and other health problems.Many of us think flossing twice a day is enough to keep your teeth healthy and tooth ailments at bay. But the fact is that that oral hygiene and dental health is much more than just shiny white teeth. And poor dental health may up the risk of diabetes.

The study also suggested that dental examination may provide a way to identify the risk for developing the diabetes. 

"We found a progressive positive relationship between worsening glucose tolerance and the number of missing teeth," said lead author Raynald Samoa from the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Hold Off Dying Your Hair With Graphene Nonoparticles

Graphene is something of a celebrity in the world of nanoscale materials. Isolated in 2004 by Nobel Prize winners Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, these ultrathin sheets of carbon atoms are already finding novel uses in areas like electronics, high-efficiency heating systems, water purification technologies and even golf balls. According to recent research published in the journal Chem, hair dyes can now be added to this list.

But how safe and responsible is this new use of the carbon-based wonder-material?

Building blocks: Over 500 genes linked to intelligence identified

The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, sheds new light on the biological building blocks of people’s differences in intelligence.

Scientists have identified over 500 genes linked to intelligence after comparing DNA variations in more than 240,000 people from around the world.

The study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, sheds new light on the biological building blocks of people’s differences in intelligence. Researchers from Harvard University in the US, University of Edinburgh and University of Southampton in the UK identified 538 genes that play a role in intellectual ability.

Modest Facebook use can aid happiness in autistic adults

WASHINGTON DC: According to a study, moderate Facebook use promotes happiness in adults with autism spectrum disorder.

The researchers propose that that ability to interact with others on Facebook, instead of in more challenging face-to-face interactions may help protect these individuals against mental health issues associated with ASD such as depression.

This finding could not be generalized to overall use of social media, however, because the same was not true of those who used Twitter, for example.

NAZCA TOMB: Latest tests on 'alien mummies' found in Peru say they are 'NOT human'

SCIENTISTS continue to claim mysterious three-fingered, alien-like mummies are not like modern humans and could be extraterrestrials or an undiscovered ancient race. Despite earlier tests suggesting the bizarre corpses did have human DNA, scientists linked to the research team that announced the discovery last June, maintain they have found significant differences.

Russian geneticists have found that Maria is a “humanoid being, meaning she has 23 chromosomes like us”.

Watch out: Your stress could change my brain

An Indian-origin doctor at the University of Calgary in Canada has led research that shows that stress could be infectious – that transmitted stress could impact the brain. The effects of stress, however, could be reversed – in female mice – through social interaction. No such reversal was observed in male mice.
The discovery was published in January in Nature Neuroscience by Jaideep Bains and his team at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the University of Calgary, Canada.

A Complete Guide to Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Lifestyle changes to keep the kidneys in good health.

Chronic kidney disease is one of the leading causes of death globally. According to the World Health Organisation, the estimated prevalence of chronic kidney disease worldwide is 8-16 % in adults above 30 years of age. A study by the BioMed Central Nephrology Journal confirms that over 17% of the Indian population is affected by chronic kidney disease. Commonly found in Indians, Diabetes, obesity and uncontrolled hypertension are major risk factors of kidney disorder. Stressful lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits also contribute to the disease. A balanced, healthy diet plays an important role in combating the major causes of chronic kidney disease. Consuming the right food in the right proportion can certainly help prevent the onset of kidney disease. With inputs from Dr. Shyam Bihari Bansal, Director, Nephrology, Kidney and Urology Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, we have charted down a few do's and don'ts to maintain your kidney health:

New technique to improve appendicitis diagnosis for kids developed

"This method is of great benefit to our patients and the health care system overall," said Anupam Kharbanda, Co-Principal Investigator and Chief of Critical Care Services at Children''s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. 

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new paediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) that may help to calculate a specific risk for appendicitis in kids. 

With this new method, clinicians will be able to provide tailored medical and surgical guidance to a patient, the researchers said. 

Women With Bigger Waist Could Be At Higher Risk of Heart Attack: Study

For the study, the researchers examined data on 479,610 adults in England, Scotland and Wales. At the start, participants ranged in age from 40 to 69, with an average age of 56.

Obesity for the longest time have been linked to variety of heart related ailments, according to a latest study published in the journal of the American Heart Association, the statistics are particularly more alarming for women. The study noted that women with larger waist and hip circumference are more prone to heart attack.

High-Fiber diet may help gut bacteria fight type two diabetes

Now the fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve just by introducing high-fiber diet in our daily life.

As per a study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor, the promotion of a select group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers could led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes, reported Science Daily.

After a rigorous study of six years, it was found out at eating the right dietary fibers could rebalance the gut microbiota or the ecosystem of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that would eventually help digest food and are important for human health.

Experts say infertility treatment has left sperm science behind

Sperm counts are falling drastically worldwide and scientists say their honest answer to why is: “We don’t know”.

They can make test-tube babies, grow human eggs in a lab and reproduce mice from frozen testicle tissue, but when it comes to knowing how a man’s sperm can swim to, find and fertilize an egg, scientists are still floundering.

Enormous advances in treating infertility in recent decades have helped couples conceive longed-for offspring they previously would not have had. Yet this progress has also been a work-around for a major part of the problem: Sperm counts are falling drastically worldwide - and have been doing so for decades – and scientists say their honest answer to why is: “We don’t know”.

HIV - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured, Diet, Prevention, HIV in children,

What is HIV?

Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks the body’s infection-fighting immune system. More than one million people in the United States live with HIV, and one in seven of them don’t know they have it. The virus is found in the blood and body fluids of people infected with HIV. Without treatment, HIV can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). At the start of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, people who were infected with HIV quickly progressed to serious disease. But today’s treatments help lower the amount of virus in the blood so people who are HIV-positive can live healthier lives.

WHAT IS HEPATITIS C - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured, Diet, Prevention

Hepatitis C is a serious and often-silent liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. It is one of five main types of hepatitis (the other four are hepatitis A, B, and the less-common D and E). Hepatitis C is transmitted when an infected person’s blood enters a healthy person’s bloodstream, for example, via contaminated needles (including unsterilized tattoo needles), accidental needlesticks in healthcare workers, and less often, unprotected sex.

Roughly 17,000 new cases occur in the U.S. each year.
Sometimes hepatitis C is fleeting, in which case the body gets rid of it on its own within a few months of a person’s exposure to the virus. More often, though, the infection quietly lingers, causing the liver to become inflamed. When this happens, severe liver scarring, called cirrhosis, can occur. Chronic hepatitis C may lead to liver cancer, liver failure, and death. 

EYE HEALTH - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured, Diet, Prevention


They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. We don't know if that's true, but what we do know is that having perfectly healthy eyes—excellent vision and clear eyes, free of pain or other symptoms—are crucial to your health and wellbeing. The good news is that it's easy to learn more about eye problems, symptoms, and the treatments that will keep you in tip-top shape.

About 21 million Americans have some type of vision problem,according to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While many of these problems are relatively benign, such as mild nearsightedness, other eye conditions like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can trigger vision loss and even blindness.

ECZEMA - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured, Diet, Prevention

Because eczema is often used as an umbrella term for a group of chronic, itchy skin rashes, a simple definition of the skin condition is hard to come by. Many people with eczema develop dry, itchy, red patches of skin. In some forms of eczema, blisters develop. Scratching can inflame the rash and cause “weeping” of clear fluid. Over time, the affected patches of skin can thicken. Eczema can look different depending on the type of rash and where it appears on the body. Symptoms typically flare up for a period of time and then calm down before surfacing again. More than 30 million Americans have some form of eczema. While the exact cause is unclear, a combination of factors, such as genes, environment, and immune system are thought to play a role.

Types of eczema

Atopic dermatitis

TYPE 2 DIABETES - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured, Diet, Prevention,


 What is type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that affects your body’s use of glucose (a type of sugar you make from the carbohydrates you eat). Glucose is the fuel your cells need to do their work. You need glucose for energy. You also need insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps glucose enter your cells so that it can be converted to energy.

Here’s the problem: People with type 2 diabetes (also known as diabetes mellitus) can’t properly use or store glucose, either because their cells resist it or, in some cases, they don’t make enough. Over time, glucose builds up in the bloodstream, which can lead to serious health complications unless people take steps to manage their blood sugar.

Type 2 diabetes affects more than 29 million Americans, including nearly eight million who don’t even know they have it. You may be at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes if it runs in your family, if you are of a certain age or ethnicity, or if you are inactive or overweight.

DEPRESSION - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cured,

What is depression?

Depression is a common yet complex mental health condition affecting more than 16 million adults and 3 million adolescents in the US each year. People with depression feel sad, empty, or hopeless much of the time. It’s more than a case of the blues; depression looms like a storm cloud that won’t let sunshine peak through. It saps the joy of being with friends and family. People can lose interest in hobbies, sex, and other pleasurable activities, and they may have trouble eating or sleeping.

Some cases of depression have a genetic component, but lots of factors beyond an inherited tendency can spur and aggravate depression symptoms, including various environmental factors.

CROHN'S DISEASE - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Can Crohn's Diseases Be Cured, Coping with Crohn's Diseases

What is Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a disorder that’s characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. (The other main form of IBD is called ulcerative colitis, which can cause similar symptoms and is sometimes mistaken for Crohn’s.) Although Crohn’s can affect any area in the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, the inflammation usually occurs in the ileum, or the end of the small intestine.

First described by Burrill B. Crohn, MD, in 1932, Crohn’s disease affects an estimated 780,000 people in the United States. The disorder may be partly genetic: It tends to cluster in families and is also more common in certain ethic groups, like Eastern Europeans.

Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis


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