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  • New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity: Study

    New York: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising option for individuals who have tried several other drug therapies. Ibalizumab targets the primary receptor for HIV

  • Dialogue with Guru

    The power of conviction
    n We should at least have the requisite viveka (wisdom) not to be mislead by others. We must possess the requisite inner strength to counter pressures from others. We must have the self-confidence to prove our discoveries as authentic. We must have the courage to fight against injustice. We must be perseverant enough to stick to our chosen ideal path. Struggle not escapism; hard work and vigour and not

  • Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

    Washington DC : Turns out, certain styles of men’s underwear may inhibit production of sperm. According to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, men who most frequently wore boxers had significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared with men who did not usually wear boxers.

  • International Cats Day 2018: Owing these furry felines has enormous health benefits

    While some dog lovers are busy sweating it out in the park with their pooch, cat owners are chilling with their cute and fluffy kitty enjoying a lazy Sunday morning. Owning a dog is fun but owning a cat can be more joyous and is also life-saving! Often tagged as moody and shy, these furry felines are a powerhouse of enormous health benefits, besides giving you a warm fuzzy feeling. This International

  • Dialogue with Guru

    The Power of Conviction
    We should always lead our life with the following spirits: I am agni (fire); wisdom, effulgence, motion, a leader and a commander. Agnirasmi janmana jatavedah (Rgveda-3.26.7) It means, the fire of sankalpa – conviction is always ignited in my heart, and the path of my life is always illuminated.

  • Genetic lung disorder may impact growth of babies in womb

    London: Scientists have found that babies with fatal genetic lung infections are more likely to be underweight and at a risk of premature birth. The findings suggested that cystic fibrosis (CF) — a genetic life-threatening disorder that affects the lungs and digestive system and limits the ability to breathe over time — could also have an effect on the way babies develop within the womb.

  • World Hepatitis Day: Regular screening of liver a must

    New Delhi: Hepatitis is widespread in India, standing fourth among 11 countries which carry almost 50 per cent of the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Globally every year 1.4 million people die from hepatitis, which can be transmitted from the mother to baby, via sexual contact or upon contact with infected blood.

  • Drug for Parkinson’s may benefit heart failure patients too

    New York: A drug currently in clinical trials for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease may someday help treat patients with heart failure, a research suggests. Human heart failure is a chronic condition often marked by weakening of the heart muscle and its subsequent failure to pump enough blood.

  • Secondhand smoke behind thousands of still births: Study

    London: Over fifty per cent of pregnant women in developing countries are exposed to second hand smoke, according to a study which found that such exposure causes about 17,000 still births every year in Pakistan alone.  Exposure to secondhand smoke during pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, congenital malformations, low birth-weight and respiratory illnesses. However, little is known about the extent of secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy.

  • Beat stress, the natural way

    A study of 200,000 respondents has found that 46 per cent of the Indian workforce reports suffering from some form of stress. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure. It can have a negative effect on your body, mood, as well as behaviour, with wide-ranging effects like headaches, anxiety, fatigue and irritability.