Category Archive for: ‘Health & Fitness’


On World Sight Day, resolve to protect your eyes

Around 285 million people worldwide live with low vision and blindness. Visual impairment is avoidable, treatable and preventable in almost 80% cases. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October. It’s aim is to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular-degeneration are the main causes of …

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Adopt these scientifically proven ways to live longer life

It is a true saying that every action has its reaction. Likewise whatever choices we make in life have a huge impact on our life. Certain habits make our life heaven and certain make them even worse than a hell. Many types of research done all over the world have found that bad habits such as smoking, excessive drinking, not …

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G-EYE: A new ray hope for the cancer patients

Every year India is flooded with the reports that bring out the information about the threatening diseases that are spreading in the air of the nation. The recent finding states that the Colorectal cancer is the next major health concern population of India has to face. But, now this disease can be cured with the early detection of it. The …

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A message a day can now keep the Diabetes away

A new study has found that a daily ping on your mobile phone about health and the methods of living a healthy lifestyle have the potential to reduce the chance of developing diabetes. This research has surely surprised many but it quotes the success of the developing countries in doing this. The paper published in Journal of Medical and Internet …

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Essential steps in preventing dental problems

Dental problems may happen to anyone, from children to adults. Most cases are due to negligence. Often kids eat gourmet food and chocolate toffee and forget to cleaning teeth properly which is the cause of dental problems. Ensuring that kids are comfortable with the dentist early in their childhood sets the foundation for a lifetime of good dental health. Children …

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Developing Diagnostics to Address the Global Problem of AMR

The Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Nesta, a United Kingdom-based Charity managing the Longitude Prize, organized an outreach event on Thursday in New Delhi to promote the Discovery Awards, which aim to create a pipeline of innovations in the Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) diagnostics. BIRAC has committed a funding of GBP 100,000 for …

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Chikungunya: Causes and Symptoms

Chikungunya has been known to cause havoc across the country in the recent years and it usually takes peak during the monsoon season. Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected Aedes mosquito. Symptoms usually begin within 3-10 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito . CHIKUNGUNYA : SYMPTOMS High grade Fever Body ache Severe joint pains …

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Life style diseases on the rise; Work out & Yoga helps

Life style defines the health and fitness of a person and it really affects the physical well-being. Inclusion of work out and yoga in daily routine can certainly help one in keeping fit. With rapidly changing lifestyle in the past few decades prevalence of lifestyle diseases has reached alarming proportions among Indians in the recent years. Lifestyle disorders are not …

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Colorectal cancer: Causes & Treatment

Colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer, rectal cancer, or bowel cancer is the development of cancer from the colon or rectum. It is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Colorectal cancer is one of the common cancers that may occur due to many causes. …

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New gene discovery may help treat cancer, heart disease

Researchers have discovered a new gene that controls blood vessel formation, an advance that may not only help in development of anti-cancer therapies but also prove useful in diabetic eye and heart diseases. Blood vessels form a network throughout the body to deliver the nutrients necessary to keep the tissues and organs alive and healthy. The formation of this network …

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