54th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in India

The 54th All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology began in Mumbai. The AICOG is the most important annual event on the academic calendar of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India and thereby every specialist involved with women’s health in India. Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare … Read more

Antipsychotic medicines cause obesity and diabetes

In 2008, roughly 14.3 million Americans were taking antipsychotics—typically prescribed for bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or a number of other behavioral disorders—making them among the most prescribed drugs in the U.S. Almost all of these medications are known to cause the metabolic side effects of obesity and diabetes, leaving patients with a difficult choice between improving their mental health and damaging their physical health.

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Do not overeat in order to please others

If you are a people-pleaser who strives to keep your social relationships smooth and comfortable, you might find yourself overeating in certain social situations like Super Bowl watch parties.

A new study from Case Western Reserve University found that, hungry or not, some people eat in an attempt to keep others comfortable.

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Decaffeinated coffee preserves memory by improving brain energy

Decaffeinated coffee may improve brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes. This brain dysfunction is a known risk factor for dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

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Brain :: Mayo Clinic offers latest technology to repair brain blood vessels

Surgeons at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are adapting a common heart artery procedure to help people with life-threatening cerebral aneurysms — a bulge in brain blood vessels that can burst.

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Weight Loss :: Confidence recalls METABOSLIM Apple Cider Vinegar brand dietary supplement

Confidence Inc. of Port Washington, NY, is recalling one lot of METABOSLIM Apple Cider Vinegar brand dietary supplement, lot number 3001006, EXP. 102009 and UPC CODE: 92483 00102 because it contains the undeclared drug ingredient sibutramine.

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Coffee & caffeine may protect memory in older women

Drinking more than three cups of coffee (or the equivalent in tea) per day or caffeine may help older women protect their thinking skills, according to a study published in the August 7, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Health :: Bard Peripheral Vascular Renews Commitment to Support Vascular Disease Foundation

The Vascular Disease Foundation (VDF) announced that Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc, a subsidiary of C. R. Bard, Inc., has renewed its commitment as a VDF National Industry Advocate for the next three years and will serve as a member of VDF’s National Corporate Advisory Board.

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Diabetes :: Light activity can help avoid chronic disease

Reducing time spent sitting and increasing light physical activity has important health benefits that may reduce the risk of diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases.

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Influenza :: Good medicines for flu, influenza in alternative medicines

“Friends, as the winters are coming, they are bringing influenza with them. So, be prepared to fight the disease and know about it,” Dr. Poonam Singhal. Influenza, also called grippe or flu, an acute contagious viral infection characterized by inflammation of the respiratory tract and by fever, chills, muscular pain, and prostration, with cough, cold, sneezings, intense frontal headache, pain and aches in joints, fever (100 deg. F to 105 deg. F), nausea, etc.

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