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  • In most low-income places, handwashing with soap is rare

    Washington: A recent research has found that most families in the low-income countries don’t have soaps at their homes. The study led by University at Buffalo researchers with USAID, UNICEF and others shows that handwashing behaviour must be improved substantially in low- and middle-income countries.

  • Improving cancer detection with help of body noise

    Washington: According to a recent research, body’s own ‘seismic noise’ can help improve the cancer detection. Elastography, sometimes referred as seismology of the human body, is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging. It does this by measuring the elasticity of biological tissue to diagnose cancer or liver and thyroid disease more accurately and at the earliest stages.

  • The Classification of Disease and Examination

    A Practical Approach to The Science of Ayurveda
    According to some treaties and scholars these three types of diseases, psycho­somatic, physical and supernatural, are further classified into seven types. Diseases caused due to 1. Heredity, 2. Birth-related, 3. Dosa related 4. The antagonistic attack, 5. Seasonal, 6. Supernatural, and 7. Natural desires of the body.

  • Skin care: Bin these products

    Dermatologist Dr Kiran Lohia enlightens us on the products that should be discarded from our skin care routine

  • ‘Praying’ gives older adults a boost to live longer

    Washington: Older adults, who pray regularly, are more likely to have a perception that God will be there to protect and comfort them in later stages of life, according to a study. The study focuses on three measures of well-being — optimism, self-esteem and contentment with life — and shows that for all of them, there is a relationship between attachment to God and prayer.

  • One in six people suffers from overactive bladder, say doctors

    Mumbai: The urologists of the city have estimated that one in six people over the age of 40 suffer from overactive bladder (OAB) and the problem increases with age. OAB is a condition that is characterised by sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle in the wall of the urinary bladder. This results in sudden, compelling need to urinate which is difficult to suppress (urinary urgency) even though the bladder may only contain a small amount

  • Eat grapes to kill colon cancer cells: Study

    Washington D.C.: Start eating grapes daily, as a research has revealed that the compounds, found in the skin and seeds of grapes, may help in killing colon cancer stem cells. The compounds, resveratrol, which are found in grape skins and seeds, could also eventually lead to treatments to help prevent colon cancer, said Jairam K.P. Vanamala from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute.

  • Coconut oil as unhealthy as butter, animal fats: experts

    Washington: Coconut oil, which is commonly touted as a health food, may be as unhealthy as animal fat and butter, US experts warn. Animal fats are generally seen as bad, while plant oils, such as olive and sunflower are considered healthier options.

  • Here’s some advice for pregnant women

    New Delhi: Abstain from sex. Do not eat non-vegetarian food and harbour spiritual thoughts. That’s the advice of the AYUSH Ministry to pregnant women. But medical experts have rubbished this. The ministry’s lofty and pious advice, given in a booklet, includes that pregnant women should read life histories of great personalities, stay calm, and avoid anger or lust. The booklet was released by Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik in the run-up to

  • The Classification of Disease & Examination

    Incurable disease: Diseases which are not easy to treat in spite of any mode of treatment are called incurable diseases. Such diseases have symptoms similar to manageable diseases and are tridosaja (emerge due to the aggravation of all three dosas). These diseases are not benefited by any type of treatment. They are widely diffused throughout the body and are very complicated, chronic and vicious in nature. The disease is said to be