Scientists Discover Paper Patch Which May Help diabetics Monitor Sugar

The Health and nutrition circuit across globe is innovating new technologies and drugs to manage diabetes, the newest addition to the list is a paper-based sensor patch that could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise. According to the paper, published in the journal Micromachines, the self-powered, wearable and disposable patch allows for non-invasive monitoring of glucose in human sweat. This single-use biosensor combines a vertically stacked, paper-based glucose/oxygen...

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Good News For Cardiac Patients! Govt Slashes Prices Of Stents By Up to 85%

In a major relief to lakhs of cardiac patients, the government today cut prices of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for drug eluting variety. The maximum retail price of bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) will be Rs 7,623 and Rs 31,080, respectively, inclusive of VAT and other local taxes. The new prices are applicable with immediate effect, Chemical and Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said while announcing...

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Why It Is Healthier to Eat Raisins Soaked in Water

Looks can be deceptive. Raisins or kishmish may appear to be shriveled and haggard, but do you that they are a storehouse of nutrients? Kishmish belongs to the family of dry fruits and most commonly, it is used as a topping over Indian desserts like kheer or phirni or is even stuffed into barfis. They are derived from dried grapes and you may find them with a golden, green and blackish hue. They are full of natural sugars and that makes them great energy boosters. They are also rich in nutrients...

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Youngest organ donor 14-month boy’s heart and kidney save two lives

Fourteen-month-old Somnath Shah from Surat has become Gujarat’s youngest donor of heart and kidneys, giving a new lease of life to two persons. His heart was transplanted into Mumbai’s three-and-a-half-year-old Aaradhya Muley, while kidneys to a 15-year-old boy from Banaskantha on Tuesday. Somnath, whose family hailed from Mubarakpur village in Siwan district of Bihar, was declared brain dead on Sunday after he suffered a haemorrhage and multiple skull fractures on Saturday.The family had moved...

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Why Skipping Breakfast Makes Your Child Undernourished

If your child is in the habit of skipping breakfast regularly he or she may be falling well short of the daily required amounts of nutrients that are essential for their growth and development, claim the researchers of a recent study.The findings showed that 31.5 per cent of children who skipped breakfast did not meet even the lower recommended nutrient intake (LRNI) of iron. On the other hand, children who ate breakfast every day were found to have higher daily intakes of key nutrients such...

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7 Fruits That Can Boost Your Iron Levels Similar To How Vegetables And Supplements Do

The benefits of increasing the intake of iron in your diet are no longer a mystery. From keeping your energy levels high to preventing hair loss or even tackling conditions such as anaemia; we cannot function without adequate levels of iron in our body. We've been harping over vegetables like spinach and supplements that boost your intake of iron for decades now. But did you know that not only are some fruits loaded with iron they also help your body absorb it better from other sources. If you’re...

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Natural-born killers: The fruits and veggies that could poison you

Underneath its spiky exterior, the fruit is smooth, juicy and beautifully sweet.The spikes of the lychee fruit -- also known as litchi -- may be a deterrent for some animals, but for humans willing to break it away, it's an exotic and tasty treat. And often, just one is not enough. But if eaten too early, particularly by someone who missed their evening meal or by a child in a malnourished state, this seemingly sweet fruit can be toxic and sometimes fatal, as shown recently by a mystery illness...

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The health benefits of coconut water

Is coconut water good for you and does it deserve the health hype? A nutritionist examines the claims that it can boost weight loss and athletic performance.What is coconut water?Coconut water is the clear liquid found inside green, immature coconuts. Young coconuts are favoured for their water as it is tastier, plentiful in volume and easier to access by chopping the top off the softer shell. More mature coconuts have a harder husk and less water inside because it gradually solidifies to form the flesh.Different...

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Scientists edit human embryos to remove an inheritable heart condition. Here’s how they did it

Scientists in the US have released a paper showing that they have successfully edited human embryos to correct a mutation that causes an inheritable heart condition. The findings are hugely important as they demonstrate for the first time that the technology may one day be used safely to edit out many devastating diseases.But how close to curing genetic diseases does the new study actually take us? And how concerned should we be about the ethical implications of the technology?The genome editing...

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Load Up On These 7 Nutrients for Healthier and Stronger Bones

Bones are important parts of the body that provide support and shape to the body, further facilitating easy movement. An adult body has 206 bones that are made from connective tissues and specialized bone cells. Bones tend to deplete as you grow old; however, a healthy diet can help you prevent conditions like osteoporosis and other bone-related or muscle and joint disorders. Calcium is considered to be one of the most important nutrients to keep your bones healthy, but it may not be the only nutrient...

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