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Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections

Electric field-based dressing fights bacterial infections

Amid growing antibiotic resistance, Indian-origin researchers have developed a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity.The electric field-based dressing can not only disrupt biofilm infection, it can also prevent such infections from forming in the future, said the study published in the journal Annals of Surgery. Bacterial biofilms are thin, slimy

Summer guide to healthy hair & scalp for your baby

Summer guide to healthy hair & scalp for your baby

Just like we take care of babies during summer to keep their bodies cool and refreshed, it is important to pay attention to their scalp and hair to keep dry and flaky skin at bay, which is a common concern among newborns. A baby’s delicate skin is highly susceptible to these skin conditions along with

Older dads put health of partners, unborn kids at risk

Older dads put health of partners, unborn kids at risk

Men who delay starting a family have a ticking “biological clock” — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to the researchers. Men who delay fatherhood should consult their doctor and consider banking sperm before age 35, said the study which reviewed 40 years of research on

Stress in early life may lead to depression

Stress in early life may lead to depression

People who take stress in early life are at risk of developing negative thinking which could lead to major depressive disorder (MDD), says a study. “This study supports a wider body of literature which suggests that depression may develop from an interesting yet complex interaction between biological and psychological processes,” said study lead author Emma

9 amazing hidden benefits of having popcorn

9 amazing hidden benefits of having popcorn

Popcorn may only seem like a delicious snack for movie theaters and comfy nights at home, but there are many health benefits associated with this air-popped food that most people have never heard of. The health benefits of popcorn include its ability to regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels, improve the digestive process, protect against

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting. The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between the years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer.For the study,

Glenmark Launches Novel, Globally-Researched Anti-diabetes Drug Remogliflozin in India

Glenmark Launches Novel, Globally-Researched Anti-diabetes Drug Remogliflozin in India

Remogliflozin is an innovative, patent-protected sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor indicated in treatment of type-2 diabetes mellitus in adults SGLT2 inhibitors are cutting-edge, globally-accepted latest class of oral anti-diabetes drugs that provide glycemic control, induce weight loss and reduce cardiovascular risks. Glenmark is the first company in the world to launch Remogliflozin and India is

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress: Study

Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress: Study

Indulging in high-calorie ‘comfort’ foods when you are stressed can lead to more weight gain than usual, scientists say. Researchers from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Australia discovered a molecular pathway in the brain, controlled by insulin, which drives the additional weight gain. Using an animal model, the team showed that a high-calorie

Amazing benefits of Amla ( Indian Gooseberry)

Amazing benefits of Amla ( Indian Gooseberry)

The Indian gooseberry, known locally as Amla, is a tree that is famous for its nutrient rich fruits. It has been a common ingredient in the ancient Indian medicinal practice of Ayurveda. It’s a potent source of Vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium. Because it is so versatile, it has become a favorite

Health benefits of Oats in breakfast

Health benefits of Oats in breakfast

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. Oats are a whole-grain food, known

Aloe Vera a popular medicinal plant with many health benefits

Aloe Vera a popular medicinal plant with many health benefits

Aloe Vera is a popular medicinal plant that has been used for thousands of years. It is best known for treating skin injuries, but also has several other beneficial effects on health. Aloe Vera is also known as medicinal aloe, while its common names are lily of the desert, burn plant and elephant’s gall. It

Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

Gene editing may treat lethal lung diseases before birth

Scientists have used a gene editing tool to thwart a lethal lung disease in animals in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. The proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Science Transnational Medicine, showed that in utero editing could be a promising new approach for treating lung diseases before birth. “The developing

Foremost health benefits of drinking black coffee

Foremost health benefits of drinking black coffee

From keeping your heart healthy to improve your mood, a piping cup of hot black coffee is the miracle drink which should be their in your morning routine. Drinking a cup of black coffee is a joy every morning as it does more power to your body to brace through hectic work hours. Black coffee

Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff

Couple refuse newborn girl, DNA tests call their bluff

More than a month after a couple in Uttarakhand refused to accept a newborn girl as their own, insisting that a boy was born to them, DNA tests ended the suspense proving beyond doubt that the baby belongs to them only. The baby was living with her biological parents only in the meantime, as Usha

Skipping breakfast may increase death risk

Skipping breakfast may increase death risk

Do you skip your morning meal and eat dinner late at night? If so, it may increase the risk of death and other heart-related problems, researchers have warned.The findings, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, suggest that people with such an unhealthy lifestyle had a four to five times higher likelihood of early

11 amazing health benefits of Papaya in your daily life

11 amazing health benefits of Papaya in your daily life

The papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now available at most times of the year.The possible health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing. Papayas are a soft, fleshy fruit that can be

12 nutritional benefits of having Mango juice in summers

12 nutritional benefits of having Mango juice in summers

Mango is known as the king of the fruits. It grows mostly in tropical climates and has been a favorite among humans for over 4000 years. Mango and its juice, commonly known as “aamras” contain many vital vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy human body. Mango is a very sweet fruit and

Kiwi Fruit with 7 health benefits

Kiwi Fruit with 7 health benefits

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Their small black seeds are

Maintain healthy lifestyle

Maintain healthy lifestyle: World Health Day celebrated by PAU

DP Correspondent Ludhiana Under the theme ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere,’ the Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), celebrated World Health Day in association with the members of Indian Dietetics Association (IDA), Punjab Chapter. Walkathon was organised at PAU in the morning by the students and faculty members

15 Steps to follow in high Blood Pressure (BP)

15 Steps to follow in high Blood Pressure (BP)

15 Steps high Blood Pressure: High BP is a dangerous condition that can damage your heart. If left uncontrolled, it raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. So there’s a good news for those who are suffering from the issue of high BP. There are a number of things you can do to lower