Category Archive for: ‘Health & Fitness’

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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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Chronic Diarrhoea – Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Chronic Diarrhoea is a problem that may occur due to diseases of small or large intestine. CHRONIC DIARRHOEA: CAUSES DISEASES OF LARGE INTESTINE – Inflammatory Bowel Disease that includes Ulcerative colitis an crohn’s disease It is important to identify and treat the cause of chronic Diarrhoea. Consult a specialist in case of chronic diarrhoea Identifying the cause is must INVESTIGATIONS …

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Centre asks states to develop plans for vector borne diseases

With the predicted rise in vector borne diseases like dengue and malaria during the monsoon season, the Centre has asked states to develop micro-plans for endemic districts and underlined the need for undertaking house-to-house surveillance for its prevention. The Union Health Ministry also asked states to review and strengthen coordination between municipal bodies and other departments to keep public and …

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WHO launches yellow fever vaccine campaign in Angola, DRCongo

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would help Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo launch a mass vaccination campaign against a yellow fever outbreak ravaging the two countries.  The campaign will aim to immunise 15.5 million people in the two countries by the end of August, Bruce Aylward, the WHO’s chief on outbreaks and health emergencies, told reporters. …

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Eating home-cooked meals may help keep diabetes away: Study

People who often eat food prepared at home are less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes than those who consume such meals less frequently, new research has claimed. There is an increasing tendency for people to eat out, involving more consumption of fast food, researchers said.The study has found that such people have a diet rich in energy but …

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