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Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

Gene delivery is a process which helps to induce Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) into the host cells to decode the protein product and treat genetic disorders. Very recently there has been a profound discovery in gene delivery to prevent vision loss. Researchers have developed gene carrying nanoparticles that home in on target cells and prevent vision [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Vision Loss May Be Prevented with Gene Delivery System

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘India may miss TB eradication target’

‘ India may miss TB eradication target’ India may not be able to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 as targeted by the government. Cases of drug resistant TB are expected to rise in four high burden countries of India, the Philippines, Russia, and South Africa between 2000 and 2040, a Lancet study shows. Recommended By Colombia [...]

May 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on ‘India may miss TB eradication target’

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

Photo If it becomes law, the American Health Care Act will have the biggest effects on people who buy their own insurance or get coverage through Medicaid. But it also means changes for the far larger employer health system. About half of all Americans get health coverage through work. The bill would make it easier [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on G.O.P. Bill Could Affect Employer Health Coverage, Too

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Love munching on junk? You may now have to pay a higher price for it as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended additional tax on processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages. It has also called for a blanket ban on advertising of junk foods and beverages on children’s channels and content [...]

May 9, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on FSSAI Seeks Higher Tax on Junk Food and Sweetened Drinks

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

In another recent health scare, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), an American multinational known for manufacturing pharmaceutical and consumer goods especially for babies, has been accused of using carcinogenic ingredients in its talcum powder. The world’s largest health care company has been ordered by the  St. Louis jury to pay over 110 million US dollars to a [...]

May 5, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Johnson & Johnson Accused of Selling Cancer-Causing Talc

Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

Beetroot may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying the fact that it comes with a host of health benefiting properties. The deep maroon coloured veggie is always striking on the plate, and when made into juice, is the best way to enjoy its earthy flavours. Therefore, to give yourself a health [...]

May 3, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Drinking Beetroot Juice Can Keep Your Brain Young and Boost Muscle Power

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

A researcher holds up two culture plates growing bacteria in the presence of discs containing various antibiotics. Photograph: Science History Images/Alamy Stock Photo Many common antibiotics may double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy, research has shown. A Canadian study has found that taking the drugs raised the chances of having a miscarriage by [...]

May 2, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Health report links antibiotics to risk of miscarriage

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

ating fruits daily can cut the risk of diabetes by 12% Eating healthy meals everyday is the best thing you can do to reduce your risk of diabetes. A bowl of fresh fruits can be a refreshing addition to your daily meals. They are full of fiber and antioxidants and supply you the essential micro-nutrients that [...]

April 27, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Eat a Bowl of Fresh Fruits Every Day to Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes

Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Scientists have been able to keep premature lambs alive for weeks using an artificial womb that looks like a plastic bag. It provides everything the foetus needs to continue growing and maturing, including a nutrient-rich blood supply and a protective sac of amniotic fluid. The approach might one day help premature human babies have a [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Premature lambs kept alive in plastic bag womb

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

We have come across umpteen reports linking obesity to depression. Compared with normal weight adolescents, obese adolescents have a higher prevalence of mental health problems, self-esteem, anxiety, depressive disorders, due to their body image issues. According to a new study things aren’t as picture perfect in the other side of the spectrum too. A significant [...]

April 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Skinny Women Are At a Increased Risk of Depression

4 Remarkable Raw Papaya Benefits: From Internal Cleansing to Glowing Skin

4 Remarkable Raw Papaya Benefits: From Internal Cleansing to Glowing Skin

We clean our body every day; we brush, bathe, scrub, apply moisturisers, cleansers and sunscreens before stepping out. However, contrary to many skincare companies, your external beauty can be at its best only if the inside is looked after. No matter, how expensive your lotions and potions are, or you may be on a super [...]

April 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on 4 Remarkable Raw Papaya Benefits: From Internal Cleansing to Glowing Skin

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic