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Ayush Minister attends National Natural Food Festival in Hyderabad 19.2.2018 General News
Union Minister for Ayush, Shripad Yesso Naik, on Sunday attended the two-day National Natural Food Festival in Hyderabad.Dr C Laxma Reddy, Minister for Health, Telangana was also present at the event that was oraganised by the National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune.While addressing the valedictory of the event, the Ayush Minister said that in Naturopathy, the concept of food was considered as an important factor to attend wellness and better health."I am glad that National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune has organised the two-day Natural food festival in Hyderabad. Ministry of Ayush is committed to providing sustainable health care to the citizens of India. In Naturopathy and Yoga the concept of the food is regarded as an essential component in achieving the wellness and health," said Shripad Naik"In the present scenario when we are fighting against lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and others, the awareness of the right choice of the food, it's cooking method ..
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Ker Govt to geotag 10 lakh livestock farmer houses 18.2.2018 General News
The Kerala government is gearing up to geotag the houses and farms of over 10 lakh livestock and poultry farmers in the state as part of its massive digitisation drive. The objective is to compile a comprehensive digital repository of the information of animal husbandry and dairying in the state and integrate the data using the Geographical Information System (GIS), official sources said. The state Animal Husbandry Department has a database of over eight lakh farmers and houses and farms of over 60,000 of them have already been geotagged under the ambitious initiative. It also plans to make the functioning of the Department 'paperless' in the next 6-7 months as part of the digitisation drive, for which 23 mobile applications will be developed, official sources said. Besides the data of the houses and farms, the status of domestic animals and birds, the information of veterinary hospitals and related offices would also be linked through the GIS technology. Through the ...
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Bermuda grass, an ancient cure for ailments 18.2.2018 General News
Ailments like piles, skin disease, problems related to the eyes, uterus, leprosy, bleedings and gynaecological problems can be cured through the allopathic route, but did you know that something as natural and simple as Bermuda grass offers equal if not better relief."For thousands of years, the medicinal and clinical properties rinsed out of Bermuda grass have been used in Ayurveda and Sidha Medicine," said Acharya Balkrishan of the Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurvedic.Sacred to Lord Ganesha, widely revered in the Hindu pantheon of gods and goddesses as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences, Lord of intellect and wisdom, Bermuda grass also goes by the name of Durva, Kusha, Doob in Hindi. It is grown in Hindu households where Lord Ganesh or Ganapathi is the worshipped deity.Acharya Balkrishan has listed the following ways to treat various ailments:. Piles: Make a paste of the Panchang of the grass and take it with curd. Make paste of leaves and apply on anus. It will
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Free Medical Camp 18.2.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Free Medical Camp
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80% of diabetics are from developing countries, and they are not fat 18.2.2018 General News
And you thought diabetes is a 'heavy' issue!A short documentary, titled 'The New Face of Diabetes,' produced by the Science Communication Lab and published in partnership with Slate, points out that most diabetic patients in the West are obese, but in India, they're not.According to it, eighty percent of the cases are now occurring in developing nations, and many of those patients don't fit the stereotype."In the United States, obesity and Type 2 diabetes largely go hand in hand, but in India, the face of diabetes is a skinnier one. To scientists who study these things, this is a major mystery" the narrator says.Indian scientist CS Yajnik and his colleague John Yudkin of the University College London undertook a massive study to try to get an explanation.According to Yagnik, "Indians are thin but fat."The main takeaway from this video is that it is important to monitor body composition, not just weight and Body mass index, or BMI..
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Quest for innovation 17.2.2018 Hindu: S & T
A large, nationally representative study of diabetes in India has found that more than 10% of Indians living in urban areas are affected with the disorder. However, the more worrisome fact is that h...
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Blood pressure drug may help prevent up to 60% of type 1 diabetes: Study 17.2.2018 Latest News
The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat high blood pressure in pregnant women and children
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Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes 17.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say.
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Cancer testing for women begins at 21 17.2.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Preventive health care for women should never be ignored.
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Blood pressure drug may help prevent type 1 diabetes: study 17.2.2018 General News
A drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk for the disease, a study has found. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat high blood pressure in pregnant women and children, according to the study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. It is on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of essential drugs. But like many drugs used for one condition, researchers found it useful for something totally unrelated. "With this drug, we can potentially prevent up to 60 per cent of type 1 diabetes in those at risk for the disease," said Aaron Michels from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the US. "This is a very significant development." Michels said. Some 60 per cent of people at risk of getting type 1 diabetes possess the DQ8 molecule which significantly increases the chance of getting the disease. The researchers believed that if they could .
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When food heals... 16.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
The phrase you are what you eat could not ring truer when you consider the increase in the number of illnesses and lifestyle disorders that people suffer from today. This essentially means that what you ingest in your body is the foundation for good health. If not, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines. This will lead to a rise in the incidence of arthritis, diabetes and heart disease. However, while we are aware of the choices we have, we dont always pick foods that our bodies need for optimal wellness. Many of us now eat for convenience. Consequently, we have forgotten to connect with food the right way. "Food, today, has become the focal point of entertainment and is used as a way to bond with others. As a result, we have forgotten what food really is. We think that food is so many different things than what it actually is. But why do we eat? We eat to nurture and nourish our bodies," explains Pooja Makhija, a clinical nutritionist and author. Listen to your body Moreover, if we start ...
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Manual scavenger deaths occurred due to bad working conditions: Officials 16.2.2018 Deccan Herald - State
Two more manual scavengers have died in separate incidents, bringing the death toll to seven this year. Unlike the other incidents ( three deaths in HSR Layout on Jan. 7 and two at HAL on Feb. 13) in which the scavengers suffocated inside Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs), these latest incidents are being blamed on the workers deteriorating health, according to officials. Karnataka State Commission for Safai Karmacharies (KSCSK) officials said the deaths of both men occurred due to infections and organ failures that occurred over a period of time due to their working conditions. "Imam Sab died on Jan. 29 due to multiple health issues and infection caused by working in the STP in KR Puram, which is maintained by BWSSB," said KSCSK Chairman M R Venkatesh. He said that the commission members had visited East Point College of Medical Sciences, Avalahalli, where Imam was admitted. They said they found maggots on his blackened legs. "He has been working in STPs for the last 15 years," said Venkatesh. He said that ...
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ZeOmega's Eldricare to lend a helping hand to doctors 16.2.2018 Sify Finance
[India], Feb 16 (ANI-NewsVoir): ZeOmega®, an industry leader in population health management (PHM) solutions servicing healthcare organizations throughout the United States, announced today the
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Copper-coated uniforms may reduce infection outbreaks at hospitals 16.2.2018 General News
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses at hospitals, a study has found. Researchers at the University of Manchester in the UK have created a 'durable and washable, concrete-like' composite material made from antibacterial copper nanoparticles. For the study, published in the Journal of Nanomaterials, the team also developed a way of binding the composite to wearable materials such as cotton and polyester, which has proved a stumbling block for scientists in the past. Bacterial infection is a major issue in hospitals across the UK and has been rising due to its spread on surfaces and clothing, the researchers said. Precious metals, such as gold and silver, have excellent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, but their commercial use in textiles is prohibitive due to extremely high costs. This made copper to be the best choice for researchers as it .
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Retinal disease, a leading cause of chronic blindness 16.2.2018 General News
The blind population in India is estimated to rise to 15 million by 2020. Retinal diseases account for a significant share of the vision loss burden, compared to other eye-related diseases that can cause blindness.Of the various retinal disorders, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME) are two progressive diseases that cause loss of vision. AMD and DME can be effectively managed if patients are diagnosed in a timely manner.Therefore, it is important to understand the underlying symptoms associated with the diseases to identify the disease at an early stage.-Understanding Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)Retina is that part of the eye where the final vision is formed, the way it is created on a film inside a camera. If the retina is damaged, the vision is automatically affected.AMD affects the macula of the retina causing damage to the centre vision. AMD is one of the important causes of severe visual loss in the ...
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Vegan Diet May Improve Diabetes-Related Insulin Sensitivity: Study 16.2.2018 NDTV News - Latest
According to a latest study, overweight adults with no history of diabetes were shown to have marginally better insulin sensitivity and beta cell function after eating a plant-based diet
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This drink can help diabetics 16.2.2018 Rediff: GetAhead
Drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels.
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Focus shifts to research on Ayurveda to fight diabetes 16.2.2018 DNA: Top News
‘Madhumeha through Ayurveda’, a holistic approach to beat diabetes started by the Narendra Modi government in 2016, is going strong.  The Health Ministry has now roped in reputed institutes — the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) — for research on Ayurvedic medicines to battle diabetes.  The emphasis on efficient research on the matter is an attempt to counter allegations which point towards the inefficiency of Ayurvedic medicines.  India has the highest number of diabetic patients in the world, with over 50 million suffering from the lifestyle disease. The number is expected to rise by 200 per cent in the next 10 years. The AYUSH ministry has also integrated ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, siddha and homeopathy with the health ministry’s schemes to keep a check on lifestyle conditions. The herbal drug, BGR-34, developed by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) laboratory, is slowly gaining attention. It has already ...
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Transgender woman successfully breastfeeds baby in world first 15.2.2018 All News-IANS Stories
In a breakthrough, US doctors have reported the first ever case of a transgender woman successfully breast-feeding her baby.
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Bay Leaf (Tej Patta) Benefits: 6 Reasons You Should Add It To Your Diet 15.2.2018 NDTV Food - Latest
Bay leaves are commonly found in biryani, pulao, soups, curries and most Indian dishes. The presence of vitamin A and C along with folic acid and various minerals in bay leaf makes it a nutrient-dense...
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