Health
Punjab urban women more obese than rural ones, no urban-rural divide in males: PGI survey

When it comes to eating unhealthy food, people in urban Punjab are not behind their rural counterparts. In a survey conducted by the PGIMER, women in urban Punjab were found more obese than those in rural areas. The study was conducted to assess urban and rural differences in dietary habits, physical activity and obesity.

Malnutrition in India declining below the global targets

 Child malnutrition rates in India are among the highest in the world. Most recent data show that 39 percent of all children under 5 are very short for their age (stunted). This compares with a 24 percent rate at the global level. Being stunted means that these children are not fulfilling their potential either in childhood or as adults. Their brains and immune systems are compromised, often for their entire life.

Mobile medical units in Punjab not to charge user charges

Punjab Khabar Bureau
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has decided to waive-off the user charges for health facilities and services being provided by the Mobile Medical Units and Mini Mobile Medical Units in the state with immediate effect.

Foods that provide you skin-brightening ingredient

There's an endless supply of new skin care products hitting drugstores and specialty stores every day, but that doesn't mean you necessarily need them. Shopping for skin care can be both expensive and time consuming. And there's nothing more frustrating than bringing home a pricey cream only to discover that it doesn't even work.

Protein concentrate from white blood cells reduces spinal cord damage: researchers

The protein concentrate apoptotic secretome (APOSEC) extracted from white blood cells is capable of reducing damage that occurs as a result of spinal cord injuries, the Medical University of Vienna said.Tests conducted on animals showed that if an injection of the APOSEC agent was administered in the abdominal cavity 40 minutes after the spinal injury occurred, “severe consequential paralyses” could be avoided, according to the results from a new study from the university.

Few tips to loose weight without dieting

While there are plenty of fad diets that may help you lose weight, they also leave you feeling hungry and food-deprived. For all those who don't have the time or inclination to undertake a crash diet or even hit the gym, we've got some great news. If you want to slim down the healthy and painless way, try the following strategies. After all, it's not what you eat but how you eat.

WOMEN ANAEMICS: India’s Eastern region has 72.12% anaemic women, overhaul 59 %: Study

A study to analyze women who have undergone preventive health check-ups across the country show that anaemia and vitamin D deficiency are rampant across different age groups. Both may lead to several ailments, ranging from mild aches and fatigue to bone diseases and even cancer. 

Munching almonds can reduce belly fat!

Want to lose weight? Then go for almonds instead of muffin and other high-carb snacks. According to Pennsylvania State researchers, including almonds in your daily diet can help reduce belly fat, which is a well-established heart disease risk factor. Researchers found that eating 1.5 ounces (42 gram) of almonds daily as part of an overall healthy diet reduced belly fat and improved a number of heart disease risk factors.

Halddi called Turmeric may be future treatment of neurological disorders

A bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain, reveals new research. The findings appeared in the open access journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy suggest that aromatic (ar-) turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease. While several substances have been described to promote stem cell proliferation in the brain, fewer drugs additionally promote the differentiation of stem cells into neurons which constitutes a major goal in regenerative medicine.

Condoms sells like hot cakes at Asian Games

Athletes are snapping up thousands of free condoms being given out at the Asian Games, organizers said on Thursday."We've been handing out condoms over the past three days but their daily ration of 5,000 runs out quickly every day," Choi Hyeung-Dae, a games organising committee official said.

Have Dog as Your Pet and Feel 10 Years Younger, a study

Want to feel 10 years younger? Own a dog! Pets not only keep you active they can also make you feel and act younger, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of St Andrews found that dog owners over the age of 65 act 10 years younger than their biological age.The study , led by Dr Zhiqiang Feng also found that owning a dog can also have a beneficial effect on an elderly person's mental health.

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