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#Gogreen: Essential tips for vegan beginners

Following a vegan diet has gained popularity in the country as people have now decided follow it for ethical reasons. Begin today, but keep patience as the transition will take some time and find tasty substitutes, say experts/Nitin Dixit and Mohit Yadav Co-founders of Greenr Cafe and Suruchi Joshi, Founder of Nut & Bowls Café

Playing video games can make you more creative: Study

Playing video games may not be as bad as we always thought and certain games that foster creative freedom can help in increasing creativity, researchers say.In the experimental study published in the Creativity Research Journal, the researchers analysed 352 participants. They compared the effects of playing Minecraft, with or without instruction, to watching a TV

Feeling safe most important for hospitalised kids

A feeling of safety and good night’s sleep are the things that matter the most to sick kids in hospital. Published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study fills a gap in our understanding of how children are feeling in hospital settings. For the study, researchers developed the ‘Needs of Children Questionnaire’ (NCQ), the

This BP drug may up risk of bowel condition

Researchers, including one of an Indian-origin, have identified a blood pressure-lowering drug — non-dihydropyridine, a calcium channel blocker — that may increase the risk of a bowel condition called diverticulosis. This condition causes small bulges or pouches to appear in the lining of the intestine. Particularly affecting the elderly (as many as 65 per cent

HIV infection ups risk of heart failure, stroke

People living with HIV are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), particularly heart failure and stroke, warn researchers.”Our findings reinforce the importance of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease through control of risk factors such as high blood pressure or smoking in persons living with HIV,” said study lead author Alvaro Alonso from

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers

In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells.Even short-term exposure of e-cigarettes (ECs) produces a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain, said the researchers from University of California, Riverside. “Although

Doctors at many hospitals in Delhi protest on Saturday over WB violence

Patients in the national capital faced hardships for the second consecutive day as protest by doctors, in solidarity with their striking colleagues in Kolkata, spread to several government hospitals on Saturday. Doctors at the Centre-run Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, and RML Hospital, and Delhi government’s healthcare facilities such as GTB Hospital, Dr Baba

Unhealthy gut promotes breast cancer spread: Study

An unhealthy, inflamed gut can drive breast cancer to become much more invasive and promote the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. According to the researchers from the University of Virginia in the US, following a healthy diet and lifestyle can help reduce severity of breast cancer. The study found that

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