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Recipe: Orange Slushie

Ingredients: 1 tsp sugar 500 ml orange juice 6-7 ice cubes 1 medium size ginger 1 orange 8-10 mint leaves Procedure : Blend together orange juice,sugar, chopped ginger,ice cubes & mint leaves. Add orange slices and mint leaves to a glass. Pour the slushie into the glass, serve.

2 Feb 2019 10:00 pm
Recipe: Almond Biscotti

Ingredients: 700 gm of whole wheat flour 300 gm of brown sugar 250 gm of white butter 100 gm of chopped almonds 2 tsp of baking soda 1 Tbsp of baking powder 1/2 cup of milk Procedure: Gather and weigh all ingredients. In a mixing bowl, with a hand blender or kneader, whip the butter …

15 Jan 2019 12:00 pm
Undetectable levels of HIV is untransmittable, say experts

Washington: Officials from the National Institutes of Health have said that the results from years of clinical evidence that firmly established that the HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) concept is scientifically sound. According to the experts, U=U means people living with HIV who are able to achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load, i.e., the …

12 Jan 2019 4:48 pm
How childhood body composition determines lung health in adults

Washington: A new study now finds that lung health in adolescents is determined by the amount of fat mass they had as children. This Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) research has been published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study reports that boys and girls with more muscle mass …

12 Jan 2019 3:16 pm
Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases

Washington: Here’s another reason why you should increase your consumption of dietary fibre! According to a recent study, high intake of dietary fibre and whole grains is linked to reduced risk of non-communicable diseases as compared to people who eat lesser amounts. Fibre rich fruits include bananas, oranges, apples, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, while beans, legumes …

12 Jan 2019 2:05 pm
Higher calcium levels may predict heart disease

New York: Specks of calcium in the heart’s artery walls could signal early risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly in men from South Asian countries, including India, and may help develop treatment methods, researchers say. According to the team from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), people from South Asia are known to have a high …

12 Jan 2019 2:00 pm
High-fibre diet lowers risk of death, non-communicable diseases: Lancet

Wellington: Eating up to 30 grams of naturally-occurring dietary fibre — such as whole grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits — daily may prevent the risks of developing non-communicable diseases, finds a review of studies published in the journal The Lancet. The results suggest a 15-30 per cent decrease in all-cause and cardiovascular related mortality; and …

12 Jan 2019 12:55 pm
Rewarding kids with screen time as bad as sugary treats

Toronto: Do you reward your child with extra screen time for their good behaviour? According to a study, it may not be a wise idea as they are likely to get addicted to screen time. Increased screen time gives way to a sedentary lifestyle that is associated with a greater risk of obesity as well …

12 Jan 2019 12:41 pm
High-fibre diet may lower risk of death, chronic diseases

Washington: A new study now finds that people who eat diets that have higher fibre content have a lower risk of death and chronic diseases such as stroke or cancer. The study, that was published in the journal The Lancet saw co-author of the study, Andrew Reynolds, a researcher at the University of Otago in …

12 Jan 2019 12:12 pm
Novel device to reduce chemotherapy’s harmful side effects

New York: Researchers have developed a new 3D-printed device that could help reduce side effects of chemotherapy such as hair loss, nausea and heart failure. Although chemotherapy can kill cancer cells very effectively, healthy cells also get affected. But if excess chemotherapy drugs could be removed from a patient’s bloodstream after they have worked, they …

11 Jan 2019 10:33 pm
Malaria vaccine found safe in early clinical trial

London: A vaccine developed with the aim of protecting against pregnancy-associated malaria was found safe in an early clinical trial. Malaria in pregnancy has major impacts on mother and child health. The current strategy to prevent pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) comprises intermittent preventive treatment and use of insecticidal nets. The new vaccine, developed by a team …

11 Jan 2019 10:17 pm
Recipe: Eggless Coffee Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder 1 cup maida/ flour ¼ tsp Salt 3/4th cup sugar, powdered Wet ingredients: 3/4th cup milk, to make the batter smooth 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 1 Tbsp coffee powder + 1 tsp water, to make a paste 5 Tbsp butter, softened Procedure: Pre-heat the oven …

11 Jan 2019 9:34 pm
This winter, take care of your arthritic knee

New Delhi: A certain nip in the air, frequent urge for a steaming cup of tea and an endearing love for sleeping a little longer inside the snuggly quilt is back. The season of blankets, warmers and soups is here! While it brings with itself festive spirit and joy, it is dreaded by the elderly …

11 Jan 2019 8:02 pm
More than 90% risk their safety by not using rear seat-belts: Study

New Delhi: A new research has brought attention to the startling number of Indians compromising their safety by not using rear-seat belts. Released today by Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, the study by NissanIndia and SaveLIFE Foundation found that over 90 percent respondents reported not using a rear seat-belt, thereby risking …

11 Jan 2019 7:51 pm
This AI approach accurate than doctors at detecting cervical cancer

New York: Researchers have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based computer algorithm that can identify cervical cancer with greater accuracy than a human expert, an advance that could revolutionise screening, particularly in low-resource settings. The algorithm, called automated visual evaluation, can analyse digital images of a cervix and accurately identify precancerous changes that require medical …

11 Jan 2019 7:20 pm
Missing GP appointments linked to early death

Washington: According to a recent study, people who regularly miss their general practitioner’s appointments could be at risk of early death. The researchers added that those with long-term mental health conditions are at particular risk. The Lancaster University study has been published in the journal BMC Medicine. The team examined over 500,000 patients’ appointment histories …

11 Jan 2019 2:24 pm
Here’s another reason to treat vitamin D deficiency

Washington: Taking vitamin D supplements could reduce the risk of deadly lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, finds a recent study. Conducted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, the study has been published in the journal Thorax. The findings add to a growing list of health benefits for the …

11 Jan 2019 1:35 pm
Cancer patients face higher risk of painful skin condition

New York: Patients suffering from cancer and those treated with chemotherapy may be at 40 per cent increased risk of developing shingles, compared with those not having cancer, finds a new study. Shingles (herpes zoster) — marked by painful rashes and skin blisters — is caused by the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The …

11 Jan 2019 1:08 pm
‘Plant-based diet boosts athletes’ performance’

Washington: A recent study suggests plant-based diets benefit athletes’ heart health, performance and recovery. The findings have been published in the journal Nutrients. “It’s no wonder that more and more athletes are racing to a vegan diet,” said review co-author James Loomis, of Barnard Medical Center. “Whether you’re training for a couch-to-5K or an Ironman …

11 Jan 2019 1:05 pm
Measles-Rubella vaccination to begin from next week in Delhi

New Delhi: The measles-rubella vaccination campaign will begin in the national capital from January 15 which will immunize nearly 55 lakh children, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday. The campaign will provide immunization to children in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 year across 11 districts of …

11 Jan 2019 11:35 am
New single dose experimental Ebola drug effective: Study

New York: Scientists have developed an experimental new drug that can in a single dose successfully protect non-human primates against a lethal infection of all strains of the deadly Ebola virus. “Our experimental drug can protect against all forms of Ebola known to harm people, suggesting that it will continue to protect people if the …

10 Jan 2019 8:09 pm
Study links belly fat to smaller brain

Washington: Excess belly fat can probably shrink the grey matter volume in your brain, a new study finds. Grey matter contains most of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, while the white matter is filled with nerve fibres that connect the brain regions. A study of 9,652 middle-aged people, conducted at the Loughborough University, measured …

10 Jan 2019 8:00 pm
Here’s why words too have an emotional meaning

Washington: Many objects and people have an emotional meaning. From the last pair of woolen socks knitted by your grandmother to your child’s last toy, everything has an emotional attachment. Now, according to a new study, it turns out that the same applies to words as well. Turns out, people associate neutral signs, words and …

10 Jan 2019 7:55 pm
New York witnesses largest measles outbreak in recent history

Washington: Amid spike in measles cases globally, New York too is seeing the largest outbreak of measles outbreak in the state’s recent history. According to a report published in CNN, since its outbreak, measles has been diagnosed in at least 112 people across Rockland and Orange counties and at least 55 in New York City. …

10 Jan 2019 7:49 pm
Poor sleep may predict Alzheimer’s risk in elderly

New York: Poor sleep quality may signal the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, a study suggests. People with Alzheimer’s tend to wake up tired and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. However, the reason was not fully understood. The study, led by the Washington University in …

10 Jan 2019 5:08 pm
Irregular fasting can help in weight loss, boost health

Sydney: Are you obese and worried about your excess weight? Take heart. New research suggests that with irregular fasting and a strictly controlled diet, you can lose more weight and improve your health too. The study showed that women who fasted intermittently as well as restricted their food improved their health more than those who …

10 Jan 2019 4:50 pm
Ketogenic diet can help reduce epileptic seizures

New York: Besides helping lose weight and improve their overall health, consuming a ketogenic diet — which is high fat, low protein and low carbohydrates — can help reduce seizures caused by epilepsy, finds a recent study on rats. The study showed that increasing blood ketones by using ketogenic supplementation can reduce seizures without dietary …

10 Jan 2019 2:05 pm
Child abuse, neglect linked to greater risk of suicide in later life

Washington: Children who are subjected to abuse and neglect are at least two to three times more likely to attempt suicide in later life, a recent study suggests. As part of the project, researchers analyzed 68 studies and revealed that suicide attempts were three times more likely for people who experienced sexual abuse as a …

10 Jan 2019 2:01 pm
Here’s how your Facebook friends can make you feel sick

Washington: Social media holds much more power than we anticipate. While it came as a constructive development in the world of technology, the use of social media has raised many questions lately. A new study published in the journal Heliyon examines how Facebook users interpret the information they derive from social comparisons and how this …

10 Jan 2019 1:35 pm
Novel treatment may offer promise to TB patients

London: Researchers have developed a new treatment that could be used to treat hundreds of thousands of patients with tuberculosis (TB). The study showed that the treatment, which patients will take using an inhaler, works by reducing the bacteria in the lungs causing tuberculosis while also helping the patient’s immune system to fight the disease. …

10 Jan 2019 1:17 pm
Eating breakfast can lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Washington: We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now new research shows why it is so important to eat healthy early in the morning. German researchers conducted a review of existing studies and concluded that even skipping breakfast occasionally is associated with a higher risk of developing type 2 …

10 Jan 2019 12:19 pm
Elites signaling status through ethical foods

Washington: While the elite have always loved their truffles and caviar, a new study by UBC sociology professor Emily Huddart Kennedy and colleagues from the University of Toronto finds that free-range and fair-trade foods are becoming increasingly important among the elite. Sepaking about it, the lead author of the study said, “Our culture’s understanding of …

9 Jan 2019 7:54 pm
Lesser known tips every diabetic patient must follow

New Delhi: A recent survey by the International Diabetes Federation of over 12,000 people with type 2 diabetes reveals that two in three have cardiovascular risk factors, yet, one-fourth said they never discussed, or could not remember discussing, cardiovascular risk factors with their doctor. Speaking about it, health expert Ritika Samaddar said, “Diabetes currently affects …

9 Jan 2019 7:35 pm
Does your dental floss contain toxic chemicals?

New York: Using Oral-B Glide dental floss could contribute to elevated levels of toxic chemicals that can lead to health problems, especially in women, including kidney and testicular cancer, high cholesterol, low birth weight, among others, says a study led by US-based Silent Spring Institute. In the study, the team measured the presence of 11 …

9 Jan 2019 5:15 pm
ECG using AI can help early detection of a heart condition

New York: Applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) to a widely available, inexpensive test can help detect a heart condition that is a precursor to heart failure, according to a new study. Using AI with the electrocardiogram (ECG) results in a simple, affordable early indicator of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction which is typically diagnosed with expensive and …

9 Jan 2019 3:28 pm
How mother’s flu affects newborn

Washington: Mothers-to-be, take note! An infant faces risks when born to women with influenza, finds a recent study. The findings have been published in the journal Birth Defects Research. The study included 490 pregnant women with influenza, 1451 women without influenza with pregnancies in the same year, and 1446 pregnant women without influenza with prior …

9 Jan 2019 2:19 pm
PTSD linked to heart disease and cancer

Washington: A recent study has linked post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with cardiovascular disease and cancer. The study appears in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. In the study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic complications, …

9 Jan 2019 1:30 pm
Adolescents exposed to cannabis at risk of long-term anxiety disorders

Washington: According to a recent study – conducted on laboratory animals – exposure to cannabis in adolescents could increase the risk of the onset of psychiatric illnesses in adulthood. The results have been published in the journal Neuropharmacology. The work carried out by the Neuropharmacology Laboratory-NeuroPhar at Pompeu Fabra University was led by the researchers …

9 Jan 2019 12:50 pm
Here’s why elderly with hearing aids still report challenges

Washington: A study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently deduced that a high proportion of older people with hearing aids report having trouble hearing and difficulty accessing hearing care services. The study finds that it is especially true for those individuals with lower incomes. The researchers, who based their …

9 Jan 2019 10:19 am
High-sugar cereal ads influences kids, ups obesity and cancer risk

New York: Children’s exposure to TV ads about high-sugar cereals influences their food intake, which increases their health risks for obesity as well as cancers, warns a research. The study, led by a team from the Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, US, showed that high-sugar cereals are heavily promoted during programmes aired for children on …

8 Jan 2019 8:17 pm
How comparison with others on FB affects health

Washington: Is tapping on that little blue icon on your phone the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up? Researchers have found that increased use of social media is associated with perceptions of worsening physical health. The University of Surrey study has been published in the journal Heliyon. In the first …

8 Jan 2019 7:09 pm
Adults with autism good at recognising complex emotions in others: Study

Washington: Adults with autism can easily recognise complex emotions such as regret and relief in others, a recent study suggests. As part of the study, which appears in the journal Autism Research, a team of psychologists used eye-tracking technology to monitor participants as they read stories in which a character made a decision and as …

8 Jan 2019 3:39 pm
Diet more important than exercise to lose weight: Study

New York: For those planning to hit the gym to lose weight, take note. A new study suggests that diet is far more important than physical activity including walking, fidgeting and formal exercise. The reason is because exercising increases appetite especially with prolonged endurance exercise or with weight lifting that can ultimately sabotage the best …

8 Jan 2019 3:30 pm
New test better recognises kids who need oral or IV antibiotics

Sydney: Researchers have devised a simple new test that will help clinicians decide whether to use oral or intravenous (IV) antibiotics to treat childhood infections. According to a team from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, Australia, clinicians often face a difficult choice in how best to treat childhood infections where antibiotics are …

8 Jan 2019 3:25 pm
Could DNA screening test become norm to detect genetic diseases?

New York: While adding DNA sequencing to the screening of newborns for hundreds of potential genetic diseases may help accurately identify babies who will develop a disease, it could be too early to recommend for the general public, say researchers. Every baby born in the US is given a routine blood test to screen for …

8 Jan 2019 3:23 pm
Exercise hormone can delay Alzheimer’s: Study

Brasilia: Physical exercise can help counter the loss of memory caused by Alzheimer’s as well as delay the onset of the most common type of dementia, according to a study. Researchers at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), established a link between levels of irisin, a hormone produced by the body during exercise, …

8 Jan 2019 1:06 pm
Recipe: Aloo Matar ka Pulao

Ingredients: 1 cup potatoes-peeled and chopped fine 2 cups basmati (long grain rice)-washed and soaked for an hour 1 tbsp salt 2 Tbsp ghee 1 tsp turmeric 1 cup shelled green peas 1 Tbsp cumin seeds 1 tsp powdered garam masala 2 Tbsp powdered coriander seeds 1 Tbsp shredded ginger Procedure: In a heavy based …

7 Jan 2019 9:04 pm
Obsessive compulsive symptoms in youth red flag for psychological issues

Washington: While engaging in repetitive and ritualistic behaviour is a part of childhood development, a new study now says that behaviours that develop into obsessive and compulsive symptoms (OCS) may represent a red flag for serious psychiatric conditions. The research, conducted by the Lifespan Brain Institute (LiBI) of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the …

7 Jan 2019 6:47 pm
Anti-inflammatory diet may help you live longer

Washington: A new study now says that the best way to live a long and healthy life is by taking up an diet”>anti-inflammatory diet. A healthline story cited a study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine that suggests a diet that includes foods like fruits and vegetables that is associated with a lower risk of …

7 Jan 2019 6:42 pm
Cancer diagnosis notably increases suicide risk

Washington: Findings of a recent study suggest that cancer diagnosis significantly increases the risk of suicide. The study, which appears in the journal CANCER, points to the importance of screening for suicide risk in newly diagnosed patients and ensuring that patients have access to social and emotional support. To estimate the risk of suicide within …

7 Jan 2019 2:40 pm