Heart diseases, cancer, diabetes & respiratory diseases increasing

The probability of dying pre-maturely from a non-communicable disease like cancer has gone up in India between 2010-2012 and it has emerged as the leading cause of fatalities globally, a WHO report said. The latest global status report on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that the four main NCDs … Read more

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas begins in Gujarat today

The 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been kicked off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat this morning. Inaugurating the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called upon the young Indian diaspora to contribute in the initiatives and programs launched by Government of India. Addressing the the gathering, mainly students and young Indian diaspora, she appealed … Read more

NOTTO – Transparency assured in upcoming government organ transplantation network

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has called for total, Information Technology-guided transparency in the interface between organ donor and recipient when the National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) becomes operational. After a visit to Safdarjung Hospital, where NOTTO is housed on two floors of the Pathology Building, the Minister said, ‚ÄúThere will be … Read more

Telangana – 29th state of India

Telangana becomes a reality as the 29th state of India, capping the decades-old struggle in the region for carving out a separate state from Andhra Pradesh. President’s rule imposed in united Andhra Pradesh would be revoked partially to facilitate the swearing-in of TRS government in the newly-created Telangana headed by K Chandrasekhar Rao. Governor ESL … 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

Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack

Suchitra Sen – Veteran Indian actress died at a hospital (Belle View Clinic) in Kolkata on 17 January 2014 at 8:25 a.m., of a heart attack. She had been admitted due to chronic chest infection. Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic … Read more

5 best ways to get your daily Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Recent research suggests it may have other benefits, too, such as protecting against colds and fighting depression. However, if you don’t spend enough time in the sun or if your body has trouble absorbing the vitamin, you may not get enough Vitamin D. Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommended … Read more

Adulterated dietary supplements seized worth $2 million in US

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals seized dietary supplements manufactured and held by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in Norcross, Ga., after FDA investigators found the products contained 1, 3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA) or its chemical equivalent. The retail value of the seized products is more than $2 million. A complaint … Read more

7 to 9 hours of sleep each night maintains a healthy lifestyle

3 new studies show just how critical it is for adults to seek treatment for a sleep illness and aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. One study of 2,240 adults is the first to examine the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and mortality … Read more

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