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Vitamin D levels can now be measured with your hair

Vitamin D levels can now be measured with your hair

London: Researchers have found that vitamin D can now be measured by human hair, paving the way for improved diagnosis of deficiency of the sunshine vitamin. With over a billion people estimated to be affected, vitamin D deficiency — a risk factor for depression, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, diabetes and cancer[Read More…]

Global measles outbreak: What we know

Global measles outbreak: What we know

Measles outbreak across the world has become the latest and most pressing public health emergency. WHO has now confirmed that epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths since the outbreak began in September. USA, which had actually eradicated the disease, is battling with high numbers of[Read More…]

Tribals in India, recognised by the constitution as the scheduled tribes have several safeguards to protect their rights and culture.

Tribal health in India: A long neglected issue

Tribals in India, recognised by the constitution as the scheduled tribes have several safeguards to protect their rights and culture. However, socially, economically, and politically they continue to be some of the most marginalised communities in India. Often this is compounded by geographical isolation. Tribals living in remote terrains, often[Read More…]

Instant food means constant disease: Venkaiah Naidu

Instant food means constant disease: Venkaiah Naidu

Panaji: Criticizing the culture of instant food, Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday urged the need to go back to traditional Indian food, saying “instant food means constant disease”. Naidu said that India should look at being self-sufficient in terms of food production on account of the country’s[Read More…]

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study

Better cardiorespiratory fitness linked to longer life: Study

New York: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in the US have found that better cardiorespiratory fitness leads to better longevity, regardless of age, with no limit on the positive effects of aerobic fitness. Cardiorespiratory fitness is the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to skeletal muscles[Read More…]

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