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New infections down, but war on AIDS far from won

Has India won the war against HIV? At best, some skirmishes have been won, but the National AIDS Control Programme needs to pull out all the stops to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 by reducing new infections by 75% by 2020 against the 2010 baseline. New …

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Sitting is being considered the new smoking, your desk job is to blame

Your lower back is where the bones, joints, nerves, muscles and ligaments interconnect and work in sync with one another to provide support to your upper body. However, the important role that the lower back plays as the centre of this matrix leaves it more prone to pain and in more extreme …

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High-fibre diet can reduce brain inflammation caused by ageing

Dietary fibre — found mainly in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes — reduces brain inflammation during ageing, finds a study. Dietary fibre promotes the growth of good bacteria in the gut. When these bacteria digest fibre, they produce short-chain-fatty-acids (SCFAs), including butyrate, as by-products. “Butyrate is of interest because …

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Pollution behind more ailments than smoking

Smoking causes more than 80% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) cases in the developed world. But over half (54%) of them in India are attributable to indoor and outdoor air pollution, according to a Lancet Global Health research paper. This makes the air we breathe as bad as smoking, depending …

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Diverse trends in diseases need state-specific remedies

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors have gone up in every state in India and now cause more disease and death than infections, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases put together in each state, according to the first comprehensive analysis of disease trends and their risk factors in all states …

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Obtaining The Right Liquor License For Your Restaurant

If you are opening your own restaurant, you are going to need a TABC license before you can serve alcohol to your customers. Failure to obtain the proper license could result in a fine, or you could find yourself out of business before it even gets off the ground. Here …

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Going for a Mediterranean diet can reduce mortality risk by 25% among the seniors, says study

Already 65 and not tried dieting yet? Then it is now time for you to make some changes in your diet for enjoying your golden years. It is never too late to start something healthy especially when it could bring with an array of health benefits. Several nutritionists across the globe have …

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Now a smart seat wheelchair that will help you avoid getting painful ulcers

Are you wheelchair ridden and suffer from painful ulcers caused due to prolonged sitting on the wheelchair? Rejoice as you will soon be able to avoid these painful sores. Thanks to a group of scientists who came up with a smart seat cushion that prevent painful ulcers among those who are wheelchair bound. These researchers …

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Did you know? Genomic study may help cure diabetes

Turns out, the study of all genes at the DNA, mRNA, and proteome levels, as well as the cellular or tissue level or simply the Genomic study can help cure type 2 diabetes. A new study by scientists at Harvard University indicated that inherited genetic changes may underlie the variability …

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Did you know? Breast milk helps in brain development in premature babies

Breast milk sure has a lot of health benefits for babies. According to a new research, babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula milk. Studies have shown that pre-term birth is associated with changes in the part of the brain’s …

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