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Drinking coffee does improve bowel movement

Drinking coffee keeps the bowels moving because it changes gut bacteria and improves ability of intestines to contract, find researchers. Researchers, feeding rats coffee and also mixing it with gut bacteria in petri dishes, found that coffee suppressed bacteria and increased muscle motility, regardless of caffeine content. “When rats were treated with coffee for three

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

Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer

Chewing gum additive linked to colorectal cancer

A food additive which is commonly used as a whitening agent in products such as chewing gum and mayonnaise could lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, warns a study. The study conducted in mice investigated health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods

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

Google honours Lucy Wills who gave birth to folic acid

Google honours Lucy Wills who gave birth to folic acid

Google on Friday honoured English haematologist Lucy Wills whose research on anaemia in pregnant women in Mumbai in 1928 led to the discovery of folic acid that helps prevent birth defects in babies. She conducted seminal work in India in the late 1920s and early 1930s on macrocytic anaemia during pregnancy. Her observations during the

Goodness of adding Banana's to your diet

Goodness of adding Banana’s to your diet

Ever wondered what goodness is in a banana? Other than being rich in vitamin B6, bananas are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber and manganese. Bananas are also fat-free, cholesterol-free and virtually sodium-free. So what do these mean for your health? Bananas are extremely healthy and delicious. They contain several essential nutrients and

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

Indian women at high death risk from diabetes: Study

Indian women at high death risk from diabetes: Study

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Asia – led by India and China — and has dramatically increased the risk of premature death especially among women and middle-aged people, a significant study has found. India and China today have the highest diabetes burdens in the world.According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India has close

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

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

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

benefits of devouring grapes

Benefits of devouring Grapes

Grapes have been used for wine making for thousands of years by several ancient civilizations. There are various types of grapes including green, red, black, etc. as they grow in clusters and come in seeded and seedless varieties. Grapes are grown in temperate climates across the world, including Southern Europe, Africa, Australia and North and

7 essential benefits of wheat grass

7 essential benefits of wheat grass

Explosion of wheat grass in world from juice bars to health food stores, wheat grass is the latest ingredient to get the glare in the world of natural health. Wheat grass is composed from the freshly germinated leaves of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum. It can be prepared and grown at home or even

Few computational methods that may help to track Cancer

Few computational methods that may help to track Cancer

Few computational methods that may help to track Cancer. Migration of cells from one part of the body to another can lead to cancer and can increase deaths from the solid tumor. Researchers at Princeton University have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one