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New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

HIGHLIGHTS New AI system can detect colorectal cancer in less than a second It uses an endocytoscopic image to analyse about 300 features of polyp The team is now undertaking a multi-centre study for this purpose Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that can automatically detect colorectal cancer in less than a second. Researchers from [...]

December 2, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on New AI System Can Detect Bowel Cancer in Less Than a Second

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

Children who receive higher levels of Vitamin D during infancy and childhood may be significantly at a lower risk of developing islet autoimmunity as well as Type 1 diabetes, according to a study. Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease that is increasing by 3-5% annually worldwide and occurs when the body’s immune system [...]

October 26, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Worried about diabetes in children? High Vitamin D levels in childhood can reduce the risk

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Ayurveda is a goldmine of remedies and health-benefiting concoctions that are not only easy to arrive at but also inexpensive. The term Ayurveda stands for ‘science of life’ stemming from the words ‘Ayur’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ which means science. Ayurveda meticulously lays down guidelines on how one must chart out his/her daily routine starting from the [...]

October 25, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on National Ayurveda Day: Can the Taste of a Food Item Affect Your Health?

Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of “resilience”. The study says that resilience buffers and protects the children against internalising the harm intended through situations of [...]

October 22, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

The digital age is surely making shopping easier and accessible for many. While online stores are giving us convenience in many matters, they are ruining our muscles, according to a group of physiotherapists. According to a new study, by staying at home and ordering everything directly, people are missing out on a whole load of [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Beware, online shopping can affect your muscle strength and bone health

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Here’s a round up of some of the ways we can all age better, healthier and stay as active as possible as we grow older: Stay positive Four studies from the University of Michigan published earlier this year found that as we age our health is affected by both our own and our partner’s perceptions [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s how seniors can stay healthy and active

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

Surekha Pagare was on her way to work in Mumbai when she broke out into a sweat. She became breathless and her neck began to hurt. She dismissed this odd discomfort as tiredness caused by her stressful routine as a mammography technician. But she knew something was off. She decided to get tested, just to [...]

October 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Take it to heart: How women can be safe from heart disease

How yoga can heal you

How yoga can heal you

The ancient Indian wellness solution Yoga that promotes holistic living has found widespread favour across the world. Although some religious groups refuse to imbibe it, yoga gurus claim that practicing yoga is a way of life and it can cure many health issues, including some major ones. Here is a list of what and how [...]

September 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on How yoga can heal you

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

Immunotherapy is less invasive than chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer, notably in its most advanced forms, offering new hope to women with breast cancer. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, here is a brief overview of this new technology, which, like a vaccine, involves making the immune system recognise cancer cells in order [...]

September 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Immunotherapy: How your immune system can be roped in to treat breast cancer

You can actually be allergic to exercise

You can actually be allergic to exercise

Joe O’Leary went to dinner with his parents at around 8 p.m. one Wednesday in March of 2015. He split a pizza, topped with tomatoes and peppers, with his mom. Then he set out for the gym and hopped on the elliptical. But about a half-hour into the workout, he started feeling weird. “My eyes [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on You can actually be allergic to exercise

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Research has shown that a lack of sleep (both pre- and post-op) can worsen pain after surgery. This new study from the Department of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine set out to see if there were any interventions that could minimise the effect of sleep loss and reduce the severity of pain experienced after surgery. The [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Acai berries, goji berries, kale, pineapples and now mares’ milk — according to nutritionist Raphaël Gruman, there’s no need to rush out and buy these trending “superfoods”. Better and less expensive dietary options are available to people who want to get in greater quantities of natural vitamins and antioxidants. * Acai berries: The fruit of the [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid