Category Archive for: ‘Health & Fitness’

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Acupuncture as effective as drugs for pain relief: study

Acupuncture may be a safe and effective alternative to painkillers in providing long-term relief for patients with severe pain, a study suggests. Researchers from RMIT University in Australia conducted a trial in the emergency departments of four hospitals involving about 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine or ankle sprains. Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which …

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Walking can improve life quality for cancer patients: study

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Surrey and King’s College London in the UK explored the impact of walking on the quality of life and symptom severity in patients with advanced cancer. Despite growing evidence of …

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Nra Vaccine

India’s vaccine regulatory body NRAI gets highest WHO ratings

The National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by global health body World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations. WHO completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool (GBT) and measured the maturity of the system in India. “The assessment has been done in respect of …

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Pain-killers may lead to hearing loss in women: study

Ladies, take note! Frequently taking pain-killers such as ibuprofen for over six years may put you at the risk of hearing loss, a new study has warned. The study adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) or acetaminophen with loss of hearing, although the exact mechanism at play remains unknown. “Hearing loss …

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‘Cutting cholesterol to level of newborn babies reduces heart attack risk’

High cholesterol levels are known to be detrimental to heart health and can also become the cause all sorts of diseases and conditions. The obvious thing to concentrate on at this point would be to reduce your cholesterol levels. However, a study has discovered that bringing down your cholesterol to the same level as that of a new born baby …

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Joint pains: Causes, precautions and prevention

Joint Pains are common ailment in winters. We bring a report on how to prevent this problem and stay fit this winter season. Chilly mornings can be difficult for those having joint problems. JOINTS PROBLEMS IN WINTERS: CAUSES • Physical inactivity • Exposure to cold • Not being properly covered while sleeping • Being in one posture for long hours …

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Air pollution & health effects

Many of us experience some kind of air pollution-related symptoms such as watery eyes, coughing, or wheezing. Even for healthy people, polluted air can cause respiratory irritation or breathing difficulties during exercise or outdoor activities. We need to put efforts to less confront the air pollution and to include regular exercise in daily routine to avoid ill-effects of air pollution …

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Alarming rise in heart diseases in India: Cardiology experts

Though the number of heart patients is on the rise world-wide, the situation in India is even more alarming, cardiology experts said. Presidents of five major Cardiological Societies of the world who participated in the 68th annual conference of the Cardiological Society of India (CSI) at Kochi yesterday said, the Cardiology sector in India is facing several challenges with recent …

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New sensor can detect vitamin B12 deficiency in minutes

Scientists have developed a new world-first optical sensor that may quickly detect vitamin B12 defficiency, a condition linked to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The device would enable the tracking of vitamin B12 levels in high-risk patients and early intervention ? to top up vitamin B12 levels when low – and help overcome the limitations of current …

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Job Stress

High-stress jobs may to lead to early grave: Study

People in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow are likely to die younger than those who have more flexibility in their jobs, a new study has warned. Researchers, who studied 2,363 residents in their 60s over a seven-year period, found that for individuals in low-control jobs, high job demands are associated with a 15.4 per cent increase in …

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