Medindia Health News

Medindia Health News

Link to Medindia Health News

Fear of Avian Flu Has Reduced in Chandigarh

Posted:

Chandigarh is partially relieved when the results showed negative for H1N5 virus infection in three individuals. The risk of human transmission of the virus in Chandigarh is low as the movement of the infected birds was restricted to the lake. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples were taken from three suspected cases in Chandigarh all of whom reported upper respiratory tract infections reported sources in the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). ...

Telangana Government Launches First of Its Kind Healthcare mobile Application

Posted:

In an effort to empower the citizens with convenient access to healthcare, the Telangana government launched a dedicated healthcare application on Monday. The new ministry of health and family welfare application is powered by Mahindra Comviva, a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and the global leader in providing mobility solutions. The Healthcare Innovation Cell (HIC) of the state health ministry conceptualized the application. It was stated that the application ...

Home Remedies for Allergy

Posted:

Allergies can occur in any age group and are classified as seasonal, symptomatic, genetic, or perennial. They are caused by various factors, such as pollen, food, latex, dust, animals, among others.

Hygiene Practices Should Improve to Control Hepatitis E Infection

Posted:

Contamination Of Water And Food Persist and increases the number of death in India. Several patients are suffering from a rebound of the disease after getting cured from hepatitis E infection. Surujal, who died on Sunday, had tested positive for hepatitis E on November 14. He was discharged from hospital after over a month of treatment. Another case of Saroja Devi, 25 was pregnant when she passed away, at a hospital in Burla, 14 km from the district headquarters ...

Pet Reptiles Could be a Health Risk for Infants

Posted:

Infants are at risk of salmonella infection if the parents own exotic reptiles like snakes, chameleons, iguanas and geckos, reveals a British study published on Monday. Researchers in the southwestern English county of Cornwall found that out of 175 cases of salmonella in children under five over a three-year period, 27 percent occurred in homes which had reptile pets. Salmonella is a germ that, in humans, can cause gastroenteritis, colitis, blood infections ...

Dark Chocolate vs. Milk Chocolate vs. White Chocolate

Posted:

With the varieties of chocolate available like milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate, how do you choose the one best for your health and to satisfy your sweet tooth?

Kajol, Ajay and Tanisha Marathon Together: "Run for Breast Cancer"

Posted:

Kajol and her family were entirely present at the recent Marathon in support of cancer patients. The event was flagged off by Tanisha. She also released pink balloons as a symbol of support to cancer victims. The Orchid Breast Health centre, which is a one stop clinic offering international standards of breast care organized the event. Many of them who survived breast cancer were present and few of them even spoke at the occasion. One of them ran the 21 km marathon ...

Italian Doctor Infected With Ebola is 'Recovering'

Posted:

An Italian doctor infected with Ebola in west Africa is recovering, but is still in an isolation unit, the specialist clinic in Rome treating him said Monday. The Spallanzani institute said on Twitter that the 50-year-old medic -- who has not been named -- was in a "good condition" and was "recovering in isolation". The father of two was repatriated in November from Sierra Leone with a fever and given an experimental drug to try to combat the often-deadly ...

Bird Flu Testing for Ducks and Geese in Germany

Posted:

Ducks and geese would be tested for bird flu prior to slaughter, said Germany, after two cases of the highly infectious H5N8 strain were detected in a week. The emergency procedure, which will take effect Tuesday, requires all duck and geese farmers across Germany to have their animals tested for bird flu before being transported, the agriculture ministry said. "The animals can only be transported and slaughtered in the case of a negative test result," ...

Cancer-Fighting DNA Mapping Project Includes 11 NHS Centres

Posted:

A project to map 100,000 DNA code sequences in the fight against cancer and rare inherited diseases will be lead by 11 NHS centres named by government on Monday. More than 75,000 patients are expected to participate in the three-year scheme to collect and sequence the human genomes, including some with life-threatening and debilitating conditions. Scientists and doctors hope the 300 million initiative launched in August will transform medicine by uncovering ...

Why Eat Seasonal Fruits

Posted:

Fruits are packed with nutrients like fibre, vitamins and minerals. Some fruits like banana, apple and papaya are available throughout the year.

CDC Director Discusses the Struggle Against Ebola in West Africa and What to Hope for

Posted:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, on Monday said that there are reasons for both hope and continued worry about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. "I'm hopeful about stopping the epidemic, but I remain realistic that this is going to be a long, hard fight," says Dr. Frieden at a news conference, after his weeklong trip to the affected countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. It was reported by the World Health ...

Probe into Free Eye Camp At Himachal Pradesh: Patients Lose Eyesight

Posted:

Recently there has been a probe into the eye camp help at Himachal Pradesh in March of this year. Reports prepared and presented by a team of doctor's reveals that medicines used by patients post surgery were contaminated. The surgeon, Dr. S. K. Sharma, in his report has blamed the contamination of medicines as prime reason for causing blindness in some patients. Most of the patients came from the Kandwal village in Nurpur, a sub-division of Kangra district. ...

UN General Assembly Announces June 21st to be Recognized as International Day of Yoga

Posted:

The 193-member U.N. General Assembly on December 11th, approved that June 21 will be recognized as 'International Day of Yoga'. The proclamation is welcomed by Hindus and received enormous support with more than 170 co-sponsor member states. Rajan Zed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, calls it a "step in the positive direction" and suggested the incorporation of yoga to pupils of all public schools around the world. Yoga, referred as "a living ...

Hollographic Microscopy is Now Lens-Free and Portable

Posted:

Weaning away from the present microscopes, we have the newest of inventions and it is the Portable Lens-Free Holographic Microscope. This new lens-free microscopy technique uses cheap, small and a portable device that enables wide-field screening of pathology slides. h4Functioning of Hollographic Microscopy:/h4 The Lens-Free Holographic Microscope generates a holographically reconstructed image. The objects within this image can be brought to focus at ...

Extra Vitamin E may Help Protect Against Pneumonia: Study

Posted:

Recently, a new study has revealed that extra vitamin E may help protect against common type of Pneumonia in humans, as it showed promising results in protecting older mice from the disease. Microbiologists and nutrition researchers from Tufts University reported that the extra vitamin E helped regulate the mice's immune system. The reduced numbers of bacteria and white blood cells resulted in less lung damage in the older mice who received extra vitamin ...

Holiday Beliefs are Not Always True

Posted:

There are a ton of holiday beliefs that surround us, however, all of them are not true. Just like holly wreaths, twinkling lights, Santa Claus, flying red-nosed reindeer and decorated evergreen trees, myths and superstitions have become part of our holiday lore. Now, Temple University psychologist Frank Farley has offered the truth behind some of these false beliefs. 1. MYTH: More domestic violence happens at this time of year. False, said ...

Medical Tourism Booms in Asia

Posted:

The lines snaking into Bangladesh's overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, that they extend into the street outside -- too many patients seeking too few quality doctors. So, through a Google search, Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, the wife of a Bangladeshi construction executive chose a Malaysian hospital for her heart bypass surgery. "It's peaceful here, and my doctors are good," Kiwan, 65, said during a post-op check-up at a Kuala Lumpur private hospital, ...

Tsunami Struck Aceh Recovers Rapidly from the Disaster

Posted:

Rows of new houses and beautiful mosques with glittering minarets in Meulobah, Indonesia gives little clue that it that was closest to the epicenter of a monster earthquake that generated the killer tsunami waves a decade ago. It highlights the success of a multi-billion-dollar reconstruction effort. About (Dollar) 7 billion was paid out in aid in the following years, with more than 140,000 houses rebuilt across Aceh, and thousands of kilometers of roads, numerous new schools and health ...

Dance Better Learned by Observation Than by Spoken Instruction

Posted:

Learning a dance sequence by visual observation is better than learning by spoken instruction, according to researchers from Bielefeld University and the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden. Researchers studied whether dancers learnt a dance sequence better by observation or by listening to the dance instructors' spoken explanation. Study participants indicated that they preferred the visual learning modality and that they felt sure of themselves when performing if ...

Doing Yoga After Smoking Marijuana Increases Relaxation and Flexibility

Posted:

...

Proneness to Antisocial Behavior Determined by Genes

Posted:

Both positive and negative experiences influence how genetic variants affect the brain and thereby behavior, reveals a new study. Sheilagh Hodgins of the University of Montreal said the evidence show that the effects of variants of many genes that are common in the population depend on environmental factors. Further, these genetic variants affect each other. The researchers conducted a study to determine whether juvenile offending was associated ...

Is 'Vaping' Dafer Than Smoking?

Posted:

The full health effects of "vaping" cannot be determined yet, as it is too early to see the results, say researchers. Jonathan Foulds, professor of public health sciences and psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine, said that it's too soon to know how vaping, as use of e-cigarettes has been called, compares to smoking tobacco when it comes to health effects. It takes 20 to 30 years for smoking to cause a disease like lung cancer, so ...

Future Spending Patterns Of Physicians Linked to Region of Medical Residency Training

Posted:

The expenditures for care provided by practicing physicians were associated with the spending patterns in the regions in which their residency program was located. Those trained in lower-spending regions continuing to practice in a less costly manner, even when they moved to higher-spending regions, and vice versa, revealed a study in the December 10 issue of iJAMA/i, a theme issue on medical education. Regional and system-level variations in Medicare ...

Melanie Brown was Hospitalized Because She 'Mixed' Drugs With Booze

Posted:

British singer Melanie Brown was hospitalized recently in London because the singer had an accidental overdose, it has been revealed. According to a source, the 39-year-old singer, who missed a live taping of British 'X Factor' because she went to the hospital after reportedly suffering agonizing stomach pains, mixed tranquilizers, including Xanax, with alcohol, Radar Online reported. The insider said that it was absolutely accidental, and not intentional ...

Dietary Therapy for Seizure Control in Adults

Posted:

Dietary therapy along with a regimen of anti-seizure medications are known to have enhanced seizure control for people with epilepsy. A number of studies have touted the benefits of dietary therapy in pediatric patients, but little is known about the effects of dietary changes in adults. A pair of studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society''s (AES) 68th Annual Meeting will offer insights into the therapeutic effects of specialized diets in adults with epilepsy. In ...

First Aid Kit for Your Vacation

Posted:

First Aid Kit must be a part of your travel essentials for the minor aches and pains that can put a major damper to your plans while you are on your vacation. It won''t cost much, and it won''t take up much space. A basic travel first aid kit should include prescription medicines in the original bottles, as well as a handful of over-the-counter remedies you can buy just about anywhere, says Caroline Sullivan, DNP, assistant professor at Columbia University School ...