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Winter Greens: Juice or Blend, Is It Safe to Have Leafy Veggies Raw?

Winter Greens: Juice or Blend, Is It Safe to Have Leafy Veggies Raw?

The colder months of the year come studded with a variety of veggies, from ruby red beets to a range of cruciferous veggies, radiant carrots and bright leafy greens. While most take the traditional route of cooking with these seasonal delights, others like to raise the bar a notch higher and get into the mode of experimentation. [...]

November 11, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Winter Greens: Juice or Blend, Is It Safe to Have Leafy Veggies Raw?

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

Is it safe to take expired medication?

Is it safe to take expired medication?

The bottle of NyQuil always seems to be grimy, faded, and buried beneath layers of toiletries when you come down with a sudden cold. Tired and sniffling, you peer at the label. The medication expired six months ago. At that moment, it’s easy to question the number printed on the bottle: How solid is that [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Is it safe to take expired medication?

Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia eases the pain of millions of children who must have surgery every year, but parents who are worried about the safety of these medications should talk to their anesthesiologist about their fears, experts advise. “Particularly in infants and toddlers, surgery is only recommended when necessary for the child’s health, so parents should not avoid [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs, a safety committee has recommended. The risk of salmonella from UK eggs produced to Lion code or equivalent standards should be considered “very low”, the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food said. It said this meant eggs could [...]

July 26, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Raw eggs ‘safe for pregnant women’

Lung ultrasound safe diagnosis method for pneumonia in children

Lung ultrasound safe diagnosis method for pneumonia in children

NEW YORK, April 12– Ultrasound may be better than X-rays for imaging children’s lungs for diagnosis because it prevents exposure to radiation, reduces medical costs and cuts the length of time children stay at the emergency room, according to a recent study. Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital report in the journal Chest there were no [...]

April 13, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Lung ultrasound safe diagnosis method for pneumonia in children