Swine flu prevention option in homeopathy

With the swine flu threat growing large, people have started searching for alternative medicine such as homeopathy for prevention of H1N1 swine flu in India. As more people are being tested positive with each passing day, the citizens are seen approaching homeopathy clinics in almost all states in India, seeking homeopathic preventive medication for swine … Read more

The victory over polio – India

India celebrates a landmark achievement in public health – ‘the victory over polio’. The country has now completed three years without any polio, one of the key pre-requisites for polio-free certification, amidst a very sensitive surveillance system for poliovirus. The celebration is organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to commemorate this great … Read more

Added sugar increases risk of heart disease

A new study reveals that eating too much sugar is bad for our heart and could lead to an earlier death. The research examined nutrition surveys from nearly 12,000 Americans and found that those who reported consuming the greatest percentage of calories from added sugar were twice as likely to die from heart disease over … Read more

Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements

Editorialists responding to three articles on vitamin and mineral supplementation being published in Annals of Internal Medicine urge U.S. adults to stop wasting their money on dietary supplements. The authors cite the large body of accumulated evidence showing that most multivitamin supplements are ineffective, and some may cause harm. The message is simple, the authors … Read more

US moved closer to military intervention in Syria

The US moved closer to military intervention in Syria with President Barack Obama saying he was considering a “limited, narrow” strike without involving ground forces even as Russia dismissed claims about the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime as “utter nonsense.” Obama said Washington was “looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow … Read more

Would US try to punish Syria?

US forces are readying to strike Syria, though the West insists its goal is not regime change but to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s government for unleashing chemical warfare on civilians. The ground for a military intervention was laid out by US Vice President Joe Biden, who for the first time said last week’s attack, thought … Read more

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