Health & Fitness
Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent Caution: The froth in your milk could be detergent

 

New Delhi, Think twice before having a glass of milk. You may be drinking a ‘cocktail of milk, white paint and detergent. Come summer, and there is acute shortage of milk in the country, and it is during these months that milk and related products tend to turn more unsafe than other foods.

Raids in several dairy plants in Uttar Pradesh has revealed that chemical compounds like detergent and urea were being freely mixed with milk and sold in the open market.

Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey Every fourth patient visiting AIIMS dissatisfied: Survey



New Delhi, In a shocking result, a government survey has found that every fourth patient visiting the AIIMS is dissatisfied with treatment and other facilities at the premier institute.

As much as 28 per cent of patients visiting the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) are dissatisfied with treatment offered at its emergency and surgery departments, while 25 per cent of respondents were not happy with the services at the ENT department.

Green signal to man for neuro muscular treatment Green signal to man for neuro muscular treatment

 

New Delhi, As an interim measure, the Delhi High Court has allowed a man suffering from a neuro muscular disease to continue with his ongoing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy treatment.

A Division Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Jyoti Singh allowed Virender Singh Malik to continue the treatment.

Malik was suffering from a rare and life threatening disease - Neuro Muscular, which affects the anterior horn of the spinal cord, brain and leads to weakening of the body muscles.

1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report 1 bn Indians live in water scarce areas: Report


New Delhi, As many as one billion people in India live in areas of physical water scarcity, of which 600 million are in areas of high to extreme water stress, according to a new report.

Globally, close to four billion people live in water-scarce areas, where, for at least part of the year, demand exceeds supply, said the report by non-profit organisation WaterAid.

Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk: Study Brains's sodium level linked to migraine risk: Study



New York, A team of US researchers have found a link between migraines and how sodium is distributed through the brain, a finding that could be key to future research on treatments for millions of affected people.

Using high-powered magnets at the lab, essentially a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging, the team scanned rats' brains as they experienced migraines.

Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer's disease Eye check-up to detect Alzheimer's disease


New York, A future non-invasive eye test may allow early detection of Alzheimer's disease before memory loss kicks in, say a team led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Retina being an extension of the brain, the optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) will check patients' vision as well as brain health, said the study published in the journal Ophthalmology Retina.

The researchers said that loss of blood vessels in retina would reflect changes in the brain, be it for both healthy people or Alzheimer's patients.

Ways to protect skin, hair on Holi Ways to protect skin, hair on Holi



New Delhi, Forget worrying about your skin and hair this Holi and enjoy the festival of colours. Use oil, sunscreen and lip balm to keep your body protected against effects of harsh chemicals, say experts.

Anjali Valani, Executive Marketing and Operations and Creative Face, The Beauty Co. and Rashi Bahel Mehra, Founder, Alanna have doled out tips for Holi.

Indian-American teen awarded for invention to improve brain cancer treatment Indian-American teen awarded for invention to improve brain cancer treatment

 

Washington, An Indian-American teenager has been conferred with the 2019 National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Award for her ground-breaking invention designed to improve treatments for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

The $10,000 award given by STEM Education US, recognises Kavya Kopparapu, 19, of Herndon, Virginia, as an "extraordinarily talented and accomplished" individual "who has meaningfully promoted STEM education", The American Bazaar reported on Saturday.

Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation Eat tomatoes to fight liver cancer, inflammation

 

New York, Higher consumption of tomatoes could be associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer caused by high-fat diets, a study has found.

The study, conducted on mice, showed that tomatoes are rich in lycopene -- a strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agent -- which helps in effectively reducing fatty liver disease, inflammation and liver cancer development.

Wockhardt's prostate cancer drug receives USFDA approval Wockhardt's prostate cancer drug receives USFDA approval


Mumbai, Pharmaceutical and biotechnology major Wockhardt on Friday received an approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its generic drug to treat prostate cancer, that is being manufactured in India.

The approval was for the 250 mg tablet of Abiraterone acetate, which is used for men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

"This is one more product in Wockhardt's growing portfolio of oncology products in the US and has several pending ANDA (Abbreviated New Drug Application) for oncology products," Habil Khorakiwala, Wockhardt Founder Chairman and Group CEO, said in a statement.

Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children Prenatal omega-3 supplement can prevent high BP in children


New York, Daily consumption by women of 600 milligrams docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal vitamins, fish-oil supplements and fish -- can prevent high blood pressure in their children, caused by obesity, suggests a study.

HC quashes Centre's ban on Lupin's anti-diabetic drug HC quashes Centre's ban on Lupin's anti-diabetic drug



New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside a Central government notification restricting manufacture, sale and distribution of an anti-diabetic medicine by pharmaceutical company Lupin Ltd.

Gluconorm P 30, a medicine manufactured by Lupin Ltd, was part of the 328 Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) drugs whose manufacture, distribution and sale was banned by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in September last year.

Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy Nuts can keep diabetics' heart healthy



New York, Eating a handful of nuts daily, particularly tree nuts, may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among people with Type-2 diabetes, associated with an increased risk for high cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, say researchers, including one of Indian origin.

New drug to delay ageing discovered New drug to delay ageing discovered



New York, Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new drug that can delay ageing demonstrated by declining muscle mass, strength and function.

As human bodies age, they increasingly lose the ability to repair and rebuild degenerating skeletal muscles. This can dramatically limit the ability of older adults to live fully active and independent lives.

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