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Thursday, 02 May 2013 21:34

Many of today's school teachers opt for dustless chalk to keep hands and classrooms clean. But according to a study published in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), this choice in chalk may cause allergy and asthma symptoms in students that have a milk allergy.

Casein, a milk protein, is often used in low-powder chalk. When milk allergic children inhale chalk particles containing casein, life-threatening asthma attacks and other respiratory issues can occur.

Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:39

Eating oily fish while avoiding red meat can help prevent memory loss in later life, a study suggests.

People who adhere to a Mediterranean-style diet are 19 per cent less likely to encounter problems with their thinking and memory skills by their sixties.

Eating foods rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish, chicken and salad dressing, and limiting the amount of red meat, saturated fats and dairy products we consume could help ward off conditions like dementia, researchers said.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:09

Overconsumption of alcohol creates a different kind of liver damage that affects key organ functions 

wineLong after a hangover, a night of bad decisions might take a bigger toll on the body than previously understood. Described in the current issue ofAlcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a study at the University of Missouri has revealed a unique connection between binge drinking and the risk for developing alcoholic liver disease and a variety of other health problems.


"In our research, we found that binge drinking has a profound effect on the liver in various modes of alcohol exposure," said Shivendra Shukla, PhD, Margaret Proctor Mulligan Professor at the University of Missouri School of Medicine and corresponding author of the study.

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 22:00

According to researchers, just being outdoors could help lower the incidence of myopia in school-aged children.

children-playingWe have always heard that fresh air is good for kids.  Pediatricians will suggest a stroll outside to calm a fussy baby, and they encourage outdoor play to help children develop their gross motor skills. 

Now new research suggests another reason to be outside: children who play in natural light may reduce their chances of developing myopia, or nearsightedness.


In one of the largest studies of myopia to date, researchers tracked more than 4,000 kids for eight years and found a link suggesting that how much time kids spend outdoors plays a role in eyesight. 

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:33

atextmessageSimply sending children with asthma a text message each day asking about their symptoms and providing knowledge about their condition can lead to improved health outcomes.

In a study by the Georgia Institute of Technology, pediatric patients who were asked questions about their symptoms and provided information about asthma via SMS text messages showed improved pulmonary function and a better understanding of their condition within four months, compared to other groups.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 11:03

Hello,
I am Patient of diabetes since 30 yrs,Thyroid, and Prostate enlargement.Regullar medicines taken.Pl.suggest how I should act  to control all these" Thanks.

Ans: Hello,

  • With medication you can improve your quality life with certain lifestyle modification. Here are few suggestions.
  • Regular visit to physician, endocrinologist and urologist also, time to time blood test to know the blood sugar and thyroid level.
  • Regular walking for 30-35 minutes or as per advised by the physician
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:06

vitaminsVitamin therapy is a promising avenue to improving symptoms of pain, tingling and numbness in hands and feet typical of diabetic neuropathy, a study by Tulane University researchers concluded.

The six-month study involved 200 type 2 diabetes patients. Some patients were given Metanx, a vitamin-rich prescription medical food developed by PamLab, a Covington, Louisiana-based company, while others received a placebo.

“Within about two to three months patients taking Metanx started doing significantly better than those taking the placebo,” says study leader Dr. Vivian Fonseca, Tullis-Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes and past president of science and medicine for the American Diabetes Association.

Friday, 26 April 2013 16:02

spermSleep problems can drastically lower the fertility of young men, warns a study, reports daily mail.

Those struggling to make it through the night have more problems than those enjoying a sound rest. Their sperm counts were cut by a quarter and they also had smaller testicles.

The latest research is the first to look specifically at whether broken rest affects male fertility although links between sleep and health have been well-studied.

Sperm counts have been tumbling in recent years amid fears that male fertility is being harmed by poor diet and lifestyle or even ‘gender-bending’ chemicals in the environment.

Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:03

cocacolaDrinking one (or one extra) 12oz serving size of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can be enough to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, a new study suggests, reports medicalxpress.

The research is published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) and comes from data in the InterAct consortium. 


Researchers from Imperial College, London, led the study of more than 12,000 people with Type 2 diabetes whose diets were compared with 16,000 controls in nine European countries, including the UK.

Sunday, 21 April 2013 14:49

12-health-risks-of-chronic-heavy-drinkingBe aware of the health risks associated with excessive alcohol drinking to stay healthy…..

The detrimental health effects of Excessive alcohol consumption are not a secret.  It’s not just your liver that is damage or road side accidents caused by drink and drive…

The health hazards of excessive alcohol consumption are more than thought of. Chronic alcohol consumptions affect the normal functioning of almost all vital organs of the body including mind. Alcohol consumption is linked to more than 60 diseases; let’s know about few of them.

 Cancer


"'Habitual drinking increases the risk of cancer,' says Health experts. Body converts alcohol in to the Acetaldehyde -potent carcinogen.  Excessive alcohol intake can cause cancer of the esophagus, liver, colon, head and neck, breast, and other areas. Cancer risk doubles in heavy drinkers who have tobacco as well.

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