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Quiz on Ayurvedic Medicine

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Ayurvedic medicine is a kind of alternative medicine that is widely practiced in India and Southeast Asia since ancient times.

Srinagar Drug Peddlers Arrested by Police: 43 Cases Registered

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The Srinagar police declared recently that they had arrested 63 drug peddlers in 2014. They had 43 cases registered against them. Police have requested the people to seek their help if any suspicious activities were on. "In total, 13,682 contraband tablets and capsules, 823 intoxicant bottles, 21 kg poppy, 12.587 kg charas and 22 grams of brown sugar were recovered from the arrested peddlers," the spokesman said. Ever since, the police have maintained ...

Affordable Healthcare Is A Challenge To India

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J P Nadda, Union Health Minister has said that the government is taking efforts to make cheaper drugs available to the public is the focus in place. He acknowledged the fact that affordable quality healthcare has become a challenge to the poorer sections of the society. "A list of essential medicines is being made and the government is working towards providing such medicines at a cheaper rate," Nadda told reporters after delivering his address at the 'Global ...

Swine Flu Attack begins in Rajasthan

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In the past two days, two died and three cases tested positive for the H1N1 influenza in Rajasthan,India. The virus might be triggered by the sharp fluctuations in temperature. The health department reported two deaths of swine flu, a woman, 33, of Bapu Nagar in Jaipur and another person, 31, from Kota. Three persons tested positive for the disease in Tonk, Sikar and Jaipur. In Kota, a man with flu-like symptoms was admitted to MBS hospital on December ...

Spices and Condiments - Slide Show

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You might be surprised to know that spices and condiments exhibit anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects apart from adding flavour to our food.

Hospitals in Delhi are Equiped to Tackle Swine Flu

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Positive cases of swine flu begin to increase in Delhi adding to a total of three since New year. "The patient from CR Park was admitted to a private hospital in Kalkaji, while the woman from Chattarpur was admitted to Fortis hospital in Vasant Kunj. Their samples have been tested positive for swine flu at an authorized laboratory," said Dr. Charan Singh, additional secretary, DHS. Tamiflu tablets and syrups were sent to the 22 Delhi hospitals authorised ...

Indian Lad Donates Heart, Liver and Eyes to Three Patients

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The organs of a 26-year-old youngster were donated to three patients located in other hospitals on Friday morning. The lad had suffered severe head injuries when his bike skidded at Koduvai,India on December 26. He was rushed to Tirupur Government Hospital and then shifted to G Kuppusamy Naidu Memorial (GKNM) Hospital the next day. He was declared brain dead on Thursday morning. "The cadaver registry programme was also informed the same night, as his ...

Heart Failure Drugs Slow Cardiac Damage in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

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According to a new study published online by 'The Lancet Neurology', early use of available heart failure drugs slows the progressive decline in heart function before symptoms are apparent in boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder. In people with DMD the body lacks dystrophin, a protein that helps keep muscle cells intact. This causes muscles to rapidly degenerate and weaken. DMD predominantly affects males and a majority ...

2015 Welcomed With Fireworks Displays, Concerts and Light Shows Across the World

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From New Delhi to Dubai, Johannesburg, New York and Rio, millions around the world celebrated the new year with fireworks displays, concerts and light shows. Australia's biggest city kicked off the New Year celebrations with a massive fireworks display that lit up Sydney Harbor. Europe ushered the new year with a spectacular fireworks display in Moscow after Hong Kong led the party in Asia. Red and green fireworks lit up the sky over St. Basil's Cathedral ...

Promising Cancer Treatment That Will Target 6-thiodG in Telomeres

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Telomeres with a small molecule called 6-thio-2'-deoxyguanosine (6-thiodG) that takes advantage of the cell's 'biological clock' to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth have been targeted by cell biologists at University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Mice studies revealed that 6-thio-2'-deoxyguanosine could stop the growth of cancer cells in culture and decrease the growth of tumors. 6-thiodG acts by targeting a unique mechanism that regulates ...

Thousands of Europeans Greet New Year With Plunges in Freezing Water

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Thousands of Europeans greeted the new year with a sobering swim in the freezing water. This has been a tradition in Europe since 1960, with just a few hardcore bathers taking part in the early years. As many as 50,000 people in the Netherlands, many wearing knitted caps in trademark Dutch orange, took a mass plunge in the North Sea, which hovered at a brisk seven degrees celsius (44 degrees fahrenheit). 30-year-old Martijn, who has been getting his feet wet for ...

South African Wine Revolution in Swartland

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There's revolution happening in South Africa's wine lands where a handful of young people are turning their backs on the very practices that have made the country's wine industry such a success. Grouped together as the 'Swartland Independent Producers', who wanted to get out of the usual commercial channels of tourists and mass production, launched their rebellion in 2010 to the outside world through 'Swartland Revolution'. Swartland Revolution, an annual fair now ...

Outgoing UN Mission Chief Says Ebola Battle Far from Over

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The outgoing head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury, said that West Africa still has a long way to go to beat Ebola. Banbury, an American, would be leaving West Africa this weekend to take up a new UN position. He will be succeeded by Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, a Mauritanian diplomat who has held various top UN development posts. During the press conference in Ghana on the eve of his departure for New York, Banbury said, "I ...

New Revolutionary Device: Bio-Pick, Place, and Perfuse (BioP3)

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A variety of diseases can be treated with engineered biological tissues when used as replacement organs, even though the main challenge faced today is to scale and combine groups of cells into larger structured. Even though 3-D printing is a promising new technology, the building of a complex group using different kinds of cells may be inappropriate for this technology. Researchers at the Brown University have taken a different approach that takes inspiration from the microelectronics ...

Top Three Innovations in Health Care Technology in 2014

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The year, 2014, witnessed amazing innovations in health care technology. Take a look at top three exciting, revolutionary, and beneficial innovations. h4 style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"strongFlexible Microelectronics/strong/h4 The exciting flexible electronics are able to wrap around irregular tissue shapes and conform to their motion in order to sense to different physiological parameters. The technology will soon find its ...

Cancer Cure may be Found in Cell's 'Biological Clock'

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Scientists are finding a way to get rid of cancer cells by targeting cell's "biological clock". UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found that a small molecule 6-thio-2'-deoxyguanosine could stop the growth of cancer cells in culture and decrease the growth of tumors in mice, and have targeted telomeres with 6-thiodG, that takes advantage of the cell's 'biological clock' to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor growth. Dr. Jerry W. Shay, Professor ...