Category «Health»

E-cigarettes becomes trend among youth, this is how it is affecting

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E-cigarettes – thought to be responsible for a decline in youth cigarette smoking – are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, a new US study has warned. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) did not find any evidence that e-cigarettes have caused youth …

Virtual reality may help restore movement in damaged limbs

virtual reality to repair damaged limbs

Scientists have developed a novel training regime that combines virtual reality and traditional physical therapy to help rehabilitate damaged limbs by allowing the healthy ones to ‘lead by example.’ Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel said that the research might be applied to patients in physical therapy programs who have lost the strength …

Indian-American sued by US govt for Medicare fraud

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An Indian-American owner of a diagnostic firm has been sued by the US government on charges of knowingly submitting false claims to a state-run insurance company for thousands of testing services he did not render. Vijay Patel, 59, of New Jersey who owns and operates a Mobile Diagnostic Testing, pleaded guilty in 2014 to a …

What is the difference between ‘Heart Attack’ and ‘Cardiac Attack’?

difference between heart attack and cardiac attack

On Sunday night, it was reported that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa suffered ‘cardiac arrest, after which people started calling it “heart attack”, but there is a difference in ‘heart attack’ and ‘cardiac arrest’; and cardiac arrest can be more dangerous than heart attack. Let us understand what is the difference between heart attack and …

HIV/AIDS took over two lakh people lives in China this year

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Over two lakh people have died in China due to HIV/AIDS this year with 94 percent of them contracting the disease due to sexual transmission, according to official figures released here on Wednesday. About 6.54 lakh people are fighting the disease which showed signs of increase among the youth, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and …

Japan culling 330,000 birds to fight avian flu

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Japan has begun slaughtering more than 330,000 farm birds to contain its first outbreaks of a highly contagious strain of avian flu in nearly two years, the government said today. The planned cull of some 16,500 ducks at a farm in the northern prefecture of Aomori and nearly 320,000 chickens at a farm in central …

Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health: study

Menopausal hormone therapy may improve bone health

Women who undergo menopausal hormone therapy for symptoms such as hot flashes may not only have increased bone mass but also improved bone structure, a new study has claimed. It is the first study to show that the bone health benefits persist for at least two years after women stops the treatment, researchers said. “When …

Beware! ‘E-cigarettes’ can damage your gums and teeth

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Have you heard about e-cigarettes? Yes, electronic cigarette! It is an alternative to conventional cigarette and is getting popular among younger adults as it is considered a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes. But a recent study has revealed that even electronic cigarette is not safe for your body. It can majorly contribute in damaging your …

FSSAI to set up food safety standards review panel

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) today said it is in the process of setting up a food safety standards review panel to identify gaps in the existing standards for safe and nutritious food against international standards. “FSSAI has formulated a three-pronged strategy for ensuring safe and nutritious food for the 1.3 …