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! 

So... Has These Amazing Facts Impressed You? If So! Please share with this your friends also. Help them also to save money and Health!!!

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

BREAST CANCER - Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Types, Stages, Treatment, Prevention

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, after skin cancer. One in eight women in the United States (roughly 12%) will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. Encouragingly, the death rate from breast cancer has declined a bit in recent years, perhaps due to greater awareness and screening for this type of cancer, as well as better treatments.

Breast cancer is a disease that occurs when cells in breast tissue change (or mutate) and keep reproducing. These abnormal cells usually cluster together to form a tumor. A tumor is cancerous (or malignant) when these abnormal cells invade other parts of the breast or when they spread (or metastasize) to other areas of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system, a network of vessels and nodes in the body that plays a role in fighting infection.

Breast cancer usually starts in the milk-producing glands of the breast (called lobules) or the tube-shaped ducts that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple. Less often, cancer begins in the fatty and fibrous connective tissue of the breast.

New cases of breast cancer are about 100 times more common in women than in men, but yes, men can get breast cancer too. Male breast cancer is rare, but anyone with breast tissue can develop breast cancer.

What causes breast cancer?

Health Benefit - आंवला

Health Benefit - आंवला 

परिचय -  आंवला एक कसैला स्वाद वाला अत्यन्त गुणकारी पोशक, शीतल, विटामिन सी से भरपूर वृद्धावस्था को रोकने में समर्थ धातृ फल है। यह  विटामिन का एक बहुत अच्छा स्त्रोत है। आँवले के 100 ग्राम रस में 921 मि.ग्रा. और गूदे में 720 मि.ग्रा. विटामिन सी पाया जाता है। आर्द्रता 81.2, प्रोटीन 0.5, वसा 0.1, खनिज द्रव्य 0.7, कार्बोहाइड्रेट्स 14.1, कैल्शियम 0.05, फॉस्फोरस 0.02, प्रतिशत, लौह 1.2 मि.ग्रा., निकोटिनिक एसिड 0.2 मि.ग्रा. पाए जाते हैं। इसके अलावा इसमें गैलिक एसिड, टैनिक एसिड, शर्करा (ग्लूकोज), अलब्यूमिन, काष्ठौज आदि तत्व भी पाए जाते हैं।

Eliminating TB not easy

With an estimated 28 lakh patients suffering from tuberculosis in India, tackling the disease is not an easy feat. The government plans to eradicate TB by 2025. But given the burden and challenges at the ground level, experts state that it will require active participation in terms of notifying the cases, following up and also ensuring that the treatment is completed. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is another burden that is rising, which adds to the growing problem of TB, explains Dr Sandeep Raj Barma, senior pulmonologist.

Scientists develop method to identify splicing biomarkers for liver cancer

Turns out, a new method has identified splicing biomarkers for liver cancer.

According to a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory-study, researchers have developed a method for identifying splicing-based biomarkers for the most common form of liver cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).The researchers, led by Professor Adrian Krainer, believed the method will be useful in other cancer types as well. Since, liver cancer is particularly diverse, genetically, and prone to relapse, identifying biomarkers that can predict disease progression is a critical goal in the fight against it.

Holding Hands Could Be Your New Go-To Painkiller

The next time you’re feeling in pain, skip the trip to the chemist and reach for the hand of your loved one. That’s the advice from new research fresh out of the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper supports a growing field of research into ‘interpersonal synchronisation’, a theory that suggests we take on the characteristics and physiological functioning of our partners.

"We have developed a lot of ways to communicate in the modern world and we have fewer physical interactions," said Pavel Goldstein, a postdoctoral pain researcher in the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab at the University. "This paper illustrates the power and importance of human touch.

Good skin bacteria may help prevent cancer: study

A skin bacteria – commonly found on healthy human skin – may help protect against skin cancer, scientists say.

“We have identified a strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis, common on healthy human skin, that exerts a selective ability to inhibit the growth of some cancers,” said Richard Gallo, professor at University of California San Diego in the US.

Breast cancer patients at greater risk of developing congestive heart failure

Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk of developing congestive heart failure, compared with patients who did not have cancer, finds a study.

Congestive heart failure is when the heart muscle does not pump blood as well as it should.

Hyderabad: New drug-resistant gene found in waters polluted with pharma waste

HYDERABAD: State capital, Hyderabad, is now home to a new resistance gene, named as ‘blaRSA2’, that can render useless even Carbapenems, the type of antibiotics which are used as last-resort medicines by doctors to treat patients suffering from infections caused due to tough-to-treat, multi-drug resistant bacteria.

Health savings outweigh costs of limiting global warming: study

It would cost $22.1 trillion (17.9 trillion euros) to $41.6 trillion between 2020 and 2050 for the world to hold average global warming under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a team projected in The Lancet Planetary Health journal.
For the lower, aspirational limit of 1.5 C, the cost would be between $39.7 trillion and $56.1 trillion, they estimated
But air pollution deaths could be reduced by 21-27 percent to about 100 million between 2020 and 2050 under the 2 C scenario, the team estimated, and by 28-32 percent to about 90 million at 1.5 C.
“Depending on the strategy used to mitigate climate change, estimates suggest that the health savings from reduced air pollution could be between 1.4-2.5 times greater than the costs of climate change mitigation, globally,” they wrote.

Health costs from air pollution include medical treatment, patient care, and lost productivity.

The countries likely to see the biggest health savings were air pollution-ridden India and China, said the researchers, who used computer models to project future emissions, the costs of different scenarios for curbing them, and the tally in pollution-related deaths.

“The health savings are exclusively those related to curbing air pollution,” study co-author Anil Markandya of the Basque Centre for Climate Change in Spain told AFP.

“Other health benefits are not included, which of course makes our figures underestimates of the total benefits.”

The costs of limiting warming, Markandya explained, included higher taxes on fossil fuels like oil and coal, which in turn raise the costs of production.

The world’s nations agreed on the 2 C limit in Paris in 2015, and undertook voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

These pledges, even if they are met, place the world on a 3 C trajectory, scientists say

To date, the average global temperature is thought to have increased by 1 C since the Industrial Revolution.

“We hope that the large health co-benefits we have estimated… might help policymakers move towards adopting more ambitious climate policies and measures to reduce air pollution,” said Markandya.

Air pollution from fossil fuel emissions, particularly fine particulate matter and ozone, has been linked to lung and heart disease, strokes, and cancer.

Light marijuana use not linked to kidney disease: Study

The investigators found no statistically significant association between history of marijuana use and the likelihood of developing stage-2 or greater chronic kidney disease.

Occasional and relatively light use of marijuana may not increase risk of kidney disease in healthy adults below the age of 60, suggests new research.

The study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found no association between current or previous marijuana use and kidney function.

Horseback riding may relieve army men’s PTSD symptoms, says study

Therapeutic horseback riding may ease symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, a new study finds.

After three weekly riding sessions, 32 participating veterans lowered their scores for symptoms of the disorder, known as PTSD, researchers report in Military Medical Research.

Child cancer patients to get aid

In a noble gesture, artists have joined hands with HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre and HCG Foundation to put up on sale their paintings half of the proceeds of which would go to the relief fund for those children who are fighting the disease.
An exhibition of paintings organized jointly by the foundation and Swati Art Gallery was inaugurated at Kalamna Ring Road hospital on Sunday in which 20 city artists have showcased their skills to create awareness about cancer in children.

Kenyan doctor performs brain surgery on wrong patient

A neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement on Friday.

The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, after allegations of staff sexually assaulting patients, and the theft of a baby.

The hospital said the surgeon, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, had been suspended pending an investigation into the operation “on the wrong patient”.

3 children die due to expired measles vaccines in Pakistan

arachi, Mar 4 (PTI) Three children have died in Pakistans Sindh province after they were administered expired vaccines for measles, officials said today.
The deaths were reported at the Peoples University Medical Hospital in Nawabshah district yesterday.
The children who expired hours after allegedly being administered the vaccines were identified as Husnain Brohi, 5, Hania Noor, 6, and a nine-month-old Qamar Din, they said.

Kidney failure incidence high in women

About six lakh women die every year due to kidney failure all over the world, which is comparatively more than the number of men dying of kidney failure.

Apart from the fact that women suffer from certain diseases affecting the kidney more than men, it could be the lack of treatment in women as a possible reason, say medicos.

हाई ब्लड प्रेशर (High Blood Pressure) के कारण, लक्षण और उपाय

हाई ब्लड प्रेशर (High Blood Pressure) के कारण और उपाय 

ब्लड प्रेशर - हमारी रक्त वाहिनियों (धमनियों तथा शिराओं) पर पड़नेवाले खून के दबाव को ब्लड प्रेशर कहते हैं.
नार्मल ब्लड प्रेशर (Normal Blood pressure) 120/80 माना जाता है. इसमें पहली संख्या को सिस्टोलिक ब्लड प्रेशर कहा जाता है क्योंकि यह हृदय के धड़कने (सिस्टोल) के समय के ब्लड प्रेशर को दिखाता है. दूसरी संख्या को डायस्टोलिक ब्लड प्रेशर कहते हैं क्योंकि हृदय के तनाव-मुक्त रहने के समय के ब्लड प्रेशर की सूचना देता है. ब्लड प्रेशर को पारे के स्तंभ में मिलीमीटर में मापा जाता है.

15 बातें – जिन्हें जानने के बाद आप रोज खाएंगे अमरूद

15 बातें – जिन्हें जानने के बाद आप रोज खाएंगे अमरूद

1. अमरूद में मौजूद विटामिन और खनिज शरीर को कई तरह की बीमारियों से बचाने में मददगार होते हैं. साथ ही ये इम्‍यून सिस्‍टम को भी मजबूत बनाता है. अमरूद खाने की सलाह डॉक्‍टर भी देते हैं. 

2 . हाई एनर्जी फ्रूटअमरूद हाई एनर्जी फ्रूट है जिसमें भरपूर मात्रा में विटामिन और मिनरल्‍स पाए जाते हैं. ये तत्व हमारे शरीर के लिए बहुत जरूरी होते हैं.
3 . डीएनए को सुधारे अमरूद में पाया जाने वाला विटामिन बी-9 शरीर की कोशिकाओं और डीएनए को सुधारने का काम करता है.

4. दिल का साथी अमरूद में मौजूद पोटैशियम और मैग्‍नीशियम दिल और मांसपेशियों को दुरुस्‍त रखकर उन्‍हें कई बीमारियों से बचाता है.

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