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Substance Abuse Worsens Depression: Experts

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Substance Abuse Worsens Depression: Experts

By Vivek Singh Chauhan Far from offering any long-term solution to the problem of depression, abusing substances such as alcohol, opioids, and drugs like cocaine and heroin will only worsen it, health experts have warned. People suffering from depression reach for drugs as a way to lift their spirits or to numb painful thoughts. But depression […]

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Olive Oil Can Decrease Cardiovascular Diseases

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Olive Oil Can Decrease Cardiovascular Diseases

As heart attacks continue to kill one person every 33 seconds in India, health experts on Friday said that olive oil can help in decreasing cardiovascular diseases. Olive oil is rich in MUFA or mono unsaturated fatty acids which helps in improving glycemic control and plasma lipid control and increase insulin sensitivity in diabetics and […]

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Here’s Why Sound of Nature Helps You Relax

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Here’s Why Sound of Nature Helps You Relax

Researchers have discovered why the gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. Playing ‘natural sounds’ affected the bodily systems that control the flight-or-fright and rest-digest autonomic nervous systems (associated with relaxation of the body), with associated […]

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Autism

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Autism

Autism is one of the neurodevelopmental disorders. It is a condition with onset in the developmental period. This disorder typically manifest early in development, often before the child enters grade school, and are characterized by developmental deficits that produce impairments of personal, social, academic, or occupational functioning. Autism is characterized by persistent deficits in social […]

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Silver Lining in Autism: A Parent Perspective

By   /  April 2, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Silver Lining in Autism: A Parent Perspective

Dr. Asunu Thong | Jo Foundation “ On some days the only predictable thing about autism is the unpredictability; the only consistent attribute- the inconsistency. The child who lives with autism may look ‘normal’ but his behaviour can be perplexing and downright difficult” -Ellen Notbohm Looking forward to meeting a family one evening who had […]

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Reviving Assam’s Ancient Herbal Ink

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Reviving Assam’s Ancient Herbal Ink

By Sahana Ghosh  Unravelling the science behind Assam’s ancient herbal ink Mahi, researchers are now planning to recreate the lost techniques of manuscript writing, a work they say is linked to the marketing of heritage tourism and the development of eco-friendly technologies in the digital age. A cocktail of fruit pulp and barks such as […]

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Rare Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Afghan Baby

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Feature, Health  /  Comments Off on Rare Bone Marrow Transplant Saves Afghan Baby

Doctors here have successfully performed a rare half-matched bone marrow transplant on an eight-month-old Afghan baby. Mujib suffered from severe Combined Immunodeficiency — in which a person is born without a functioning immune system, increasing his or her risk of developing fatal infections — and as a result, also had high fever, pneumonia and diarrhoea. […]

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Robotic Surgery A Better Solution For Gynae Problems

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on Robotic Surgery A Better Solution For Gynae Problems

By Rachel V. Thomas  With a surge in gynaecological issues, robotic surgery done through a minimally invasive method can offer women a better outcome to various problems — from fibroids to cancer — than traditional methods, experts suggest. Any kind of open surgery gives rise to many post-operative complications like pain, blood loss and, often, […]

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‘Notion of Service Must Prevail to Ensure Quality Healthcare For All’

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Health  /  Comments Off on ‘Notion of Service Must Prevail to Ensure Quality Healthcare For All’

By Sahana Ghosh Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee publicly reprimanded Kolkata’s private hospitals for “medical negligence and unethical money-making”, experts offered a mixed bag of solutions to ease woes of patients but conceded it was a tough call to choose between cheaper treatment and the best care made possible by costly technological […]

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