Category «Health»

Blood test to detect early-stage arthritis developed

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Patients could soon be diagnosed with early-stage arthritis several years before the onset of physical and irreversible symptoms, thanks to a new test developed by researchers at the University of Warwick in Britain. The test can provide an early diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) and also distinguish this from early-stage rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other self-resolving …

Mullerian anomalies basic reason behind 4-5% infertility among women

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Mullerian anomalies, or a defect in the development of uterus and fallopian tubes, is the basic reason for infertility among 4-5 percent of women in India, said doctors on Wednesday. According to them, other than infertility, the anomalies can cause recurrent miscarriages and create difficulties in carrying a pregnancy to term. “Abnormal uterus may affect …

Roadside trash burning ruining Indians health, warns a study

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The smoke from burning roadside trash piles, a common practice in India, contains such high concentration of particles that it can lead to 1,000 times more toxic exposures to nearby humans, warns a study by researchers at Duke University in the US. “From our tests, we found that somebody standing near one of these fires …

Centre, Delhi take steps to check bird flu spread

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With reports of three more birds dying in the national capital, including one in Delhi zoo, both the Delhi and central governments on Wednesday geared up to contain further spread of avian flu. The number of birds dying due to bird flu has reached close to 70 in the national capital. The central government, in …

Red wine—a miracle drug for women

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As per a recent study, red wine has a number of health benefits for women. It can help in treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), diabetes, ageing, etc. All this is possible because of a natural compound resveratrol present in it. In a recent study done by a team in Poland and California, researchers have concluded …

Fitness apps alone won’t help teenagers stay in shape

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With fitness apps, the press of a button on smartphone can help you record daily calorie consumption and exercise but they alone cannot motivate you enough to lose and maintain weight loss in the long term, say researchers. In a 24-week behavioural study that combined traditional weight control intervention with smartphone-assisted helps, researchers found that …

Understand risks of obesity during pregnancy

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If you are overweight and pregnant, then it is very important for you to read this article. According to a recent study, obesity is the leading cause of high-risk pregnancies. It can adversely affect both mother and the child. Day by day, globally, obesity caused by eating too much and moving too little is making …

Biofortified pearl millet varieties to reduce iron, zinc deficiency

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World Food Day Special: Micronutrient malnutrition because of iron and zinc deficiencies is a serious public health problem in low- and middle-economy countries worldwide. In India alone, about 80 percent of pregnant women, 52 percent of non-pregnant women, and 74 percent of children in the 6-35 months age group suffer from iron deficiency. About 52 …

FSSAI bats for adoption of fortified food in government schemes

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Food safety regulator FSSAI, which is coming out with a draft regulation for standards on food fortification, on Friday advocated the adoption of fortified food in government schemes. Addressing the media here, FSSAI CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said the draft Food Safety and Standards (Fortification of Foods) Regulations, 2016, which provides guidelines on fortifying rice, …