Twenty die of swine flu in past ten days

Twenty die of swine flu in past ten days

JAIPUR: Twenty persons have died while 180 persons tested positive for swine flu in the state in 10 days (October 3 to October 13). At a time when the health department is tackling emerging challenge of Zika in Jaipur, the state has witnessed a spurt in swine flu cases. According to the National Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) latest report, 1,912 persons were tested positive for swine flu while 191 died of it till October…

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Zika cases rise to 100 in Rajasthan, Centre sends ICMR team to Jaipur

Zika cases rise to 100 in Rajasthan, Centre sends ICMR team to Jaipur

By: PTI | Jaipur, New Delhi | Published: October 18, 2018 10:06:07 am The disease is under surveillance of the Union Health Ministry although it is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern under WHO notification since November 18, 2016. As the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 100 in Rajasthan Wednesday, the Centre rushed an Indian Council of Medical Research team to the state to intensify vector control measures….

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Drinking 4 cups of coffee a day can help you live longer: Study

Drinking 4 cups of coffee a day can help you live longer: Study

Washington: A new study has found a link between drinking coffee and having a longer life. Researchers studied half a million people who drank 1 to 8 cups of coffee a day for the report published in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine.   “We found that people who drank two to three cups per day had about a 12 per cent lower risk of death compared to non-coffee drinkers,” said Erikka Loftfield, a…

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Chinese rabies vaccine maker told to set up compensation fund

Chinese rabies vaccine maker told to set up compensation fund

The Chinese manufacturer of rabies vaccines that was fined 9.1 billion yuan (US$1.3 billion) for falsifying its records has also been ordered to set up a compensation fund for anyone affected by the scandal, although no one has yet made such a claim. Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences, the country’s second-largest vaccine producer, was told it must pay between 200,000 and 650,000 yuan to anyone who died from rabies or was made sick after receiving one…

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A healthy breakfast every day keeps the doctor away – later

A healthy breakfast every day keeps the doctor away – later

A Child having breakfast “One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast” —Robert A. Heinlein Breakfast makes a man; it certainly makes the child. In an article published in the journal Nutrients, researchers from the IS-FOOD Institute and the University of Granada reported that children who ate breakfasts of lower nutritional quality and greater energy density (understood as more calories per gram of food) had higher levels of cholesterol…

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To eliminate TB, India first needs to improve its private healthcare sector

To eliminate TB, India first needs to improve its private healthcare sector

Only 35% cases of tuberculosis (TB)–an infectious air-borne bacterial disease that mostly affects the lungs–were handled correctly by the private healthcare sector in Mumbai and Patna between November 2014 and August 2015, according to a new study. Untreated or partially-treated TB patients may infect others, at least partially nullifying India’s attempts to beat back a disease that claims nearly half a million lives every year, said the study published in September 2018 in the journal…

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Eating patterns for diabetics post Navratri festival

Eating patterns for diabetics post Navratri festival

The Navratri celebrations are about to conclude and so are the nine-day fast. Fasting is one of the most integral aspects of this festival and is considered sacred. The process helps in flushing out excess toxins from the body. However, for those living with diabetes, unregulated fasting and post-festival binge can prove detrimental. There are currently about 72 million diabetes patients in India, a number that is expected to reach about 134 million by 2025….

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Four die of suspected H1N1 in Dakshina Kannada

Four die of suspected H1N1 in Dakshina Kannada

The death toll because of suspected influenza H1N1 has gone up to four in Dakshina Kannada district. Abdullah, 50, of Vamajoor, who died on October 3, was the first case. Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, District Health and Family Welfare Officer (DHO) M. Ramakrishna Rao said Mr. Abdullah had mild fever followed by cough, headache and body ache on September 17. After breathlessness on September 18, he was taken to a private hospital in…

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Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

Nutrition more important than exercise for bone strength

New York, Oct 17 (IANS): Looking at mineral supplementation and exercise in mice, researchers have found that nutrition has a greater impact on bone mass and strength than exercise. In the study, even after the exercise training stopped, the mice retained bone strength gains as long as they ate a mineral-supplemented diet, Xinhua reported. “The longer-term mineral-supplemented diet leads to not only increases in bone mass and strength, but the ability to maintain those increases…

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Weight loss tips: 4 simple strategies to burn ugly belly fat and keep the pounds off

Weight loss tips: 4 simple strategies to burn ugly belly fat and keep the pounds off

Healthy ways to lose weight and keep it off naturally&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspThinkstock New Delhi: What should I do to lose weight fast? – this is one of the most-asked fitness questions, and the answer is unsurprisingly straightforward – a healthy lifestyle. You’re more likely to shed those extra pounds if you make healthier lifestyle changes and stick to them. Truth is, there’s no secret mantra to any weight loss diet – be it Keto,…

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