Health & Fitness

How to control diabetes, study says this magic pill could help reverse the condition

Scientists have developed a less invasive and effective treatment for reversing type 2 diabetes, one that can offer the same benefits as surgery. In a study published in the journal Nature Materials, researchers administered an oral agent in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent nutrient contact with the lining in the proximal bowel and ... Read More »

Benefits of apple cider vinegar, your answer to weight loss, diabetes, skin problems

If you are not finding time to exercise and are not able to include healthy foods in your daily diet, an ever expanding waistline is going to be the ultimate result. If this is what you have been facing for quite some time, then apple cider vinegar is the natural drink that can come to your rescue, and help you cut down ... Read More »

Healthy bacteria can be a promising alternative to antibiotics

Antibiotics’ days might be numbered as viruses that kill harmful gut bacteria could represent a real alternative to the traditional medicine. A new clinical study confirmed the safety and tolerability of using bacteria-specific viruses known as bacteriophages to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the gut. The new treatment could be used in place of antibiotics to rid the gut of harmful ... Read More »

Switch off the smartphone, light exposure during sleep affects metabolism

Being exposed to light at night can wreak havoc on your sleep cycle, but that’s not the only cause for concern. A new study done by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says that light exposure at night can also impact your metabolism. According to the study, chronic overnight light exposure could have long-term effects on metabolic function. “Our preliminary ... Read More »

Here’s how a good night’s rest can help you improve your productivity at work

A good night’s rest is important for the proper functioning of our bodies. If you’ve been struggling to keep up with your everyday tasks at work, it might be time to evaluate your sleeping patterns. Most people struggle to justify the decrease in their workplace productivity. Sometimes, it is a hangover, sometimes less interesting work, sometimes personal reasons, or sometimes ... Read More »

Weight loss, exercise and diet tips, experts say follow these for super fitness

Losing weight is all about making simple changes that optimise your healthy habits, and reduce the unhealthy ones. You can also take help from existing medical research and studies for tips on foods and activities that boost weight loss. Here are 10 ways to lose weight that health experts swear by: Poha makes for a great breakfast option. (Shutterstock) Eat ... Read More »

How to control hormonal imbalance: Don’t ignore warning signs like low libido, hair fall

Have you been breaking out into a sweat with your face turning red for up to a minute? Or have you been experiencing a sudden rapid heartbeat, hair loss or unexplained anxiety? One of the reasons for these conditions could possibly be a hormone imbalance in your body. But before we get into what you should do about this condition, we need ... Read More »

Delhi govt move to reduce medical cost good, but has to consider reality

There is no doubt that the recent policy of the Delhi government is aimed at bringing down the cost to patient by preferring prescribing drugs from the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and capping profits that hospitals can make on the rest of the drugs and consumables. It also attempts to bring in transparency, for example, by clearly displaying ... Read More »

Legal dilemma, missing details in draft advisory to cap profits of private healthcare providers

The Delhi government this week released an advisory aimed at capping profits of private healthcare providers in the city. The non-enforceable advisory would act as a draft for an amendment to the state’s Nursing Home Rules, giving government the power to cancel licences of erring hospitals. “The draft will be put out in the public domain. And, after a 30-day ... Read More »

Parkinson’s treatment: A new self-tuning brain implant may help treat patients

Scientists have developed a self-tuning brain implant that can help manage symptoms of Parkinson’s patients by delivering stimulation in real time, in response to neural signals. Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. The first fully implanted DBS system that ... Read More »