Category Archives: Health

Public health dept data: Children form 10 per cent of Maharashtra’s leprosy pool

Even as the Union Health Ministry’s deadline to eliminate leprosy across the country by 2018 approaches, in Maharashtra alone, children account for 10.11 per cent of the state’s total leprosy burden, indicating that the bacterial infection is still spreading among children. Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by mycobacteria laprae… Read more »

Indian-American researchers find way to use turmeric’s power to fight cancer

A team of Indian-American researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and at the University of Utah at Salt Lake City, has used an ingenious process to enable curcumin to kill cancer cells. Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric (haldi), the ubiquitous kitchen spice that gives curry its yellow colour. Turmeric has been… Read more »

This is the amount of salt you need to have to avoid health issues

Salt does not damage health unless you have more than twice the recommended amount, said a new study in The Lancet, sparking outrage among public health experts who want salt intake cut in most countries by at least 30%. The study, which analysed data from more than 95,700 people from 18 countries, including… Read more »

Is It Safe To Give Honey To Infants To Relieve Cough? Here’s The Answer

Cold and cough are the most common health conditions an infant suffers from, considering the little ones are still developing a healthy immunity system. The factors causing cold and cough along with other allergies can be many. From change of weather to ingesting something cold, anything can be a reason… Read more »

Pumpkin Seeds For Men’s Health: A Man’s Best Friend?

When it comes to health care, we men should take it seriously. The sooner we do it, the better. One must not wait until he is 50 to see a doctor. We must take care of our health above the waistline as well as below.  Although visiting doctors, going to… Read more »

10 interesting health benefits of custard apple

1. What makes custard apple so healthy? What we call ‘sharifa’ or ‘sitaphal’ in Hindi, is nothing else but the fancy ‘Custard Apple’ that we relish in bakery shops and restaurants in form of desserts and shakes. This soft and chewy fruit with a hard exterior is white in colour… Read more »

Fertility problems, uterine defects can affect chances of pregnancy

Turns out, uterine defects or the problems related to uterus affects the chances of a woman to conceive or carry the fetus to term. Mullerian Anomalies referred to as the defects associated with abnormal development of the uterus or the fallopian tube accounts to infertility in around 10% of the… Read more »

Viruses with slower impact can change our body’s response to vaccines

Turns out, viruses with slower impact tend to alter the human body’s response to vaccines and pathogens alike. A research conducted at the University of California has shown that low levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV) have a significant impact on microbe and immune cell populations and how the immune system responds… Read more »

Here’s How Frequent Hospitalization During Childhood Could Affect Performance At School

Turns out, severe infections that have led to hospitalisation during childhood are associated with lower school achievement in adolescence. According to a new research conducted at Wolters Kluwer Health, higher numbers of hospitalizations for infections are associated with a reduced probability of completing ninth grade, as well as with lower… Read more »

Surprisingly teetotallers, like big drinkers, are more prone to dementia

People who have sworn off alcohol for decades or longer run a higher risk of dementia late in life than moderate drinkers, according to a study published Wednesday. Long-term teetotallers were roughly 50% more likely to suffer Alzheimers or another form of neurodegenerative disease, scientists reported in the BMJ, a… Read more »