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Category Archives: Health

India to hold yoga, cultural fest in Hungary

  New Delhi: Promoting ancient Indian tradition of de-stressing though control of the body and mind, the Indian Embassy is hosting a three-day yoga and cultural festival across 15 cities in Hungary this week, an official said on Thursday. “We are organising the second edition of Ganges-Danube Cultural Festival of India and the third International Day…

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Bihar’s grand alliance stays away from Yoga Day

  Patna: Bihar’s ruling grand alliance led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stayed away from the third edition of the International Yoga Day celebrations here on Wednesday. Besides the Chief Minister and his Ministers, even senior leaders of the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress were missing from the yoga events.…

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Obesity linked to higher infection risk after bypass surgery

  Toronto: Patients with obesity have a higher risk of infection within 30 days after receiving heart bypass surgery, suggests new research. “Compared to patients with normal BMI, we found that patients with BMI greater than 30 were 1.9 times more likely to report infections after bypass surgery,” said Tasuku Terada from University of Alberta in…

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New experimental Ebola vaccine found safe in humans

  Toronto: Canadian researchers in a clinical trial have developed a vaccine for disease caused by Ebola virus. The study found that the recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-Zaire Ebola virus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is well-tolerated and showed no safety concerns. The rVSV-ZEBOV is a recombinant, replication competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based candidate vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein of Zaire Ebola…

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Gut bacteria might help slow down ageing

  New York:  Supplements derived from a gut bacteria might one day pave the way for slowing down the ageing process, scientists say. Researchers identified a bacteria — C.elegans — whose genes and compounds extend the life as well as slow down the progression of tumours and the accumulation of amyloid-beta — a compound associated with…

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Childhood passive smoking may up arthritis risk later

  London: Exposure to passive smoking in childhood significantly increased the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in adult smokers, a study has showed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting many joints, including those in the hands and feet. The findings showed that in smokers who had childhood passive exposure to smoke, the hazard ratio…

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Meditation, yoga can ‘reverse’ stress-causing DNA reactions

  London: Practising mind-body interventions such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi daily may not only relax you but could also reverse the molecular reactions in the DNA that causes stress as well as boost well-being, according to a study. The findings, by researchers from UK’s Coventry University, showed that people who practise mind-body interventions exhibit…

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New method to make lung cancer drug trials more successful

  Melbourne: Australian researchers have developed a new method for finding participants in clinical trials of lung cancer drugs, it was announced on Wednesday. Researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) were optimistic that the new recruitment process will boost the success rate of drugs being trialled as treatments for lung squamous cell carcinoma,…

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New 3-D based blood vessels may revolutionise root canal

New York: A novel three-dimensional (3-D) printing-inspired process that may help engineer artificial blood vessels for teeth, creating better and long-term outcomes for patients suffering from infected or decayed teeth, has been developed by US researchers. The process is more effective than the age-old root canal procedure that may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible…

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India’s great healthcare challenge – and opportunity

India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising prosperity has been marked by a “dual-disease burden”, a continuing rise in communicable diseases and a spurt in non-communicable or “lifestyle” diseases, which accounted for half…

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