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Dyed Watermelons Poses Health Threat

By correspondent

Watermelons are everyone’s favourite summer treat. Many of us prefer this seasonal fruit to beat the summer heat and avoid dehydration. But there is a shocking news for all you watermelon lovers, the fruit that is sold in many parts of the city could contain lethal chemicals that are illegal and harmful to our... »

Deficiency of Vitamin D Raises Stroke Risk

By correspondent

According to a study, having a sufficient amount of vitamin D not only reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases but also stroke. The study was done by a Hyderabad-based doctor on 250 ischemic stroke patients and 250 people with normal health (did not have any illness). The study shows that vitamin D deficiency is... »

Vegetable Juice Decreases Health Risks in Diabetics

By correspondent

A recent study conducted by Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) – found that vegetables have an inhibitory effect on polyol pathway of glucose mechanism. Polyol pathway increases the concentration of free radicals in the body and causes oxidative stress. Over a period of time this may damage to the retina, kidney and nerves.... »

This Sankranthi Fly Kites and Recharge Your Body with Vitamin D

By correspondent

Are you flying kites this Sankranthi? If yes, it is a good time to get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs. It is the best time to get sun exposure and boost your vitamin D levels. »

Huge Population in India is a Barrier to Control TB: WHO

By HIOC Team

04 Sep 11: WHO has appreciated Indian government’s efforts for controlling TB and other health related diseases. Further, the officials of the WHO have also said that due to the huge population in India, it is still difficult to check the spread of diseases, especially Tuberculosis. This is making India a global burden in... »

IICT Develops Reduced Calorie Fat Oil

By HIOC Team

4 Aug 11: Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in the city has developed new cooking oil which has the lowest calorie content among all the cooking oils present in the market today. This reduced calorie fat oil is a combination of sunflower and rice bran oil and has a calorie content of only... »

New Act to Make Minimal Standards Mandatory for Every Health Care Provider

By HIOC Team

22 April 2011: According to Clinical Establishments Act, every healthcare provider, right from single doctor to tertiary hospitals needs to have minimal standards in infrastructure. The National Accreditation Board for Healthcare Providers (NABH) in association with Union Ministry of Health is busy formulating the list of minimal standards, which will be out in three... »

Time to Act against the Drug Resistant Micro-Organisms

By HIOC Team

It is known that drugs are meant for action against micro-organisms to treat various infections. However, it was found that certain bacterial strains with NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1) gene are resistant to specific antibiotic called Carbapenem. An article in the Lancet journal stated that these drug resistant strains were recorded among certain people in... »

Lack of Government Health Plans Burden Citizens

By HIOC Team

According to Lancet, world’s famous medical journal, 78% of the Indians are supposed to be spending money out of their pocket for health care. Of that 74% of the expenditure is on outpatient treatment, and only 26% on inpatient treatment, purchasing drugs constitute for 72% of pocket expenditure. Reports also reveal that, 39 million... »

Computer Vision Syndrome – A New Concern for Regular Computer Users

By HIOC Team

Computer is being used for many purposes these days. It has become an essential part in many daily life activities. However, many problems are associated with the continuous usage of computers. Computer Vision syndrome (CVS) is one of the problems that is seen due to continuous usage of computer. A study conducted by some... »

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