Need of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care

The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik called upon the scientists and researchers to indulge in systematic evaluation of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik stated that the traditional systems of medicine are based on strong fundamental principles, time-tested experiences and holistic concepts of application, and not … Read more

Amrutham Arogyam – Project to screen people for lifestyle diseases

A unique project to screen all the people above the age of 30 years in the state for life style diseases was formally launched in Kerala today. Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minsiter of State for Food and Public Distribution inaugurated the project ‘Amrutam Arogyam’ at Kochi. About one crore people of the state will be screened … Read more

Higher BMI increases gallstones risk

Elevated body mass index (BMI) is tied to increased risk of gallstone disease, especially in women, a new study has claimed. Researchers led by Dr Anne Tybjaerg-Hansen from Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark studied 77,679 participants from the general population, employing a Mendelian randomisation approach. Its a method using genetic variation to study the … Read more

High blood pressure in Indians – a silent killer

Fast-moving lifestyles, unearthly hours at work, stress, addiction to alcohol and unhealthy meals are making more and more Indians fall prey to high blood pressure at a very young age. High blood pressure (BP) is a major public health problem in India and its prevalence is rapidly increasing among both urban and rural populations. In … Read more

Achievements in Adolescent Health in India

During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Adolescent Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements three programmes viz Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Programme (ARSH), Menstrual Hygiene Scheme (MHS) and Weekly Iron Supplementation Programme … Read more

Pregnancy :: Study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women and their babies

The Government of Canada announced a $3.9 million investment in Canada’s largest study of environmental chemicals in pregnant women and their babies. To mark National Child Day and the one-year anniversary of the Chemicals Management Plan on December 8, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, Canada announced this important step.

Autism :: Largest study to investigate risk factors of autism to begin enrolling families

Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the California Department of Public Health, as well as from five other sites nationwide, today will begin enrolling families in the largest study to date investigating the genetic and environmental factors that may cause autism and other developmental disabilities.

Oral Cancer :: USC School of Dentistry researchers discover link between oral cancer and ethnicity

Clinicians from the USC School of Dentistry unravel connection between the incidence of oral cancer and race and ethnicity– as part of first epidemiological study of oral cancer in California. Dr. Satish Kumar and Dr.Parish Sedghizadeh, clinical professors in the school’s Division of Diagnostic Sciences, gleaned through 20 years of records from the California Cancer Registry (CCR)—the state’s cancer surveillance database—for the incidence rates of invasive squamous cell carcinoma, the most common form of oral cancer.

Heart :: Aging heart changes shape, shrinks and loses pumping function too

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evidence to explain why the supposedly natural act of aging is by itself a very potent risk factor for life-threatening heart failure.

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