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Latest Wearable Tracking Devices Alone Cannot Change Behavior and Improve Health

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The latest wearable tracking devices, available as bracelets, watches and even necklaces from high-end designers, to effectively promote health behavior change, alone cannot change behavior and improve health for those that need it most, according to a research conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine, the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the LDI Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers ...

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Distributes Computer Tablets to Midwives

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Under the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda gave away Computer Tablets to urban Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs), at a function held at Raipur, Chattisgarh. The Health Minister stated that the Tablets will help the ANMs in more efficient delivery of services to the urban areas, particularly the urban slums. These devices will be useful for real-time data collection and reporting on the various health ...

Prevent Swine Flu by Adhering to Cough and Respiratory Regimen

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Health officials have announced that the number of swine flu cases sum up to 41 including the 5 new ones. According to the health department, the new cases included 3 males and 2 females. 'The address of the first patient, a 44-year-old male has not been found till now. But the other two males are a 16-year-old boy from Prem Nagar and a 44-year-old from Mahavir Nagar,' said a nodal officer for swine flu. Indian Medical Association honorary secretary-general ...

American Society of Anesthesiologists' Guidelines About How Patients Can Make Surgery Safer

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has stated that surgery and anesthesia are safer than ever, but most patients do not know about the steps they can and should take to make their experience safer and more comfortable. According to J.P. Abenstein, M.S.E.E., M.D., president of the ASA, one of the most important things patients can do to make surgery as safe as possible is to have a detailed conversation with their physician anesthesiologist before any surgery or ...

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Stresses the Importance of Holistic Healthcare

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The Union Minister for Health (and) Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda accentuated the importance of developing a framework for holistic healthcare and wellbeing, rather than merely sick-care, while addressing a conference on Saturday. The Health Minister stated that while there is a challenge of manpower in the healthcare sector and there is a focus on quantity, quality is equally important and should not be lost sight of. The Health Minister was addressing the All India ...

Sunbath Poses Risk to Fertility

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Researchers from Norway conducted a study on increased ultraviolet (UV) radiation during the high sunlight years with maximum solar activity and its effect across generations. Skjaervoe based his study on church records involving 9,000 people from 1750 to 1900 and used the information on the number of sunspots as an indication of the amount of UV radiation in a given year. The sunspots reached a maximum every 11 years on average, which results in more ...

Integrative Approach of 'All Under One Roof' to Treat Lifestyle-related Disorders

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Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State called the medical fraternity to work towards generating scientific evidence and validating ancient Indian healthcare system for its global acceptance for Health and Family Welfare. Inaugurating the Amrita Institute for Integrated Medicine and Research Centre in Kochi, the Minister said that the Indian system stipulated not just administration of drugs, but incorporated the concepts of regulating dietetic regiments, and seasonal ...

Jammu and Kashmir Police Take a Lead in Dealing With Drug Addiction

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Police Drug De-addiction Services Centre (PDDSC) commemorated their fifth anniversary on Saturday. "After extremism, drug addiction is posing a serious challenge to our society and if this menace is not checked now it is going to assume problem with larger magnitude," Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Abdul Ghani Mir. "I have always emphasized this that we have lost one generation to violence and we cannot afford to lose another generation to drugs," ...

Fat-burning Diet

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Did you know that certain foods boost your metabolism and helps to burn the excess fat in your body? Incorporate these super foods in your daily diet and see the change.

Reason for Taj Mahal's Discoloration

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India's iconic Taj Mahal has been yellowing and for several years, workers apply a clay mask to remove layers of grime and reveal the white marble underneath. Scientists are getting to the bottom to find the types of pollutants, which cause the discolouring. Their findings could help inform efforts to protect the mausoleum and other surfaces from pollution. Indian officials have tried to reduce the effects of pollution on the Taj Mahal by restricting ...

Statins as Effective for Women as Men for Cutting Heart Disease or Stroke

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Statins are not just good for men, they also helps slash risk of heart disease or stroke in women, shows a new study. According to a research, which studied data from 27 trials featuring 46,675 female and 127,474 male patients found that statins, which work by lowering "bad" cholesterol, cut the risk of death for both sexes, the Daily Express reported. Peter Weissberg, medical director at the British Heart Foundation, which helped fund the study, said ...

Woman Gave Birth to Baby Just Hour After Learning About Pregnancy

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A woman recently gave birth to a baby girl just an hour after learning about her pregnancy. Katherine Kropas had no idea she was pregnant with a 10-pound baby until an hour before she gave birth, ABC News reported. The 23-year-old had few intense back pains, but at first, doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her, so they did an ultrasound and after looking at the report they rushed her off into the labor. Kropas told WCVB she felt that ...

Taking Regular Vacations can Boost Human Well-Being

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Recently, a new study has revealed that taking regular vacations with family or friends can lead to higher well-being at all income levels. According to the Gallup study people who "strongly agreed" or "agreed" that they "always make time for regular trips" had a 68.4 score on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which uses questions about purpose, social support, financial resources, community involvement and physical health to measure people's outlook on life, ...

Optimistic People Have Healthier Hearts: Study

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People who are optimistic are likely to have healthy hearts, demonstrates a new study. The study conducted at University of Illinois examined associations between optimism and heart health in more than 5,100 adults and suggested that people who have upbeat outlooks have significantly better cardiovascular health. Lead author Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois, said that individuals with the highest levels of ...

Sierra Leone Has Means to Control Ebola Epidemic

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Sierra Leone now has the means to curb the Ebola epidemic, reveals the new head of the UN mission for the fight against the disease and a senior World Health Organization official. "Sierra Leone is in much better shape today to control Ebola than it was a few weeks ago," UN Ebola mission chief Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said at a press conference in the capital Freetown Friday, on his first visit to the west African countries ravaged by the outbreak. "From ...