Specific diet modification for kidney stones

Diet is one of several factors that can promote or inhibit kidney stone formation. Certain foods may promote stone formation in people who are susceptible, but scientists do not believe that eating any specific food causes stones to form in people who are not susceptible.Other factors that affect kidney stone formation include genes, environment, body…

One minute of running linked to better bone health in women

Bone health in women can be improved up to 4% by involving in high intensity weight bearing exercise such as running for one minute everyday. The brief burst of high intensity activity could mean a medium paced run for premenopausal women or a slow jog for postmenopausal women. Even during brisk walking, women can just pick…

Antibodies produced by cows could provide potential cure for HIV in humans

Cows have a very well evolved immune system that produces rare antibodies which have the potential to neutralize human immunodeficiency virus. Scientists at the International Aids Vaccine Initiative and the Scripps Research Institute have discovered that although cows do not contract HIV infection, when injected with HIV proteins their immune system produce  the broadly neutralizing…

Diet and lifestyle modifications to prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s diseases is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the daily activities (National Institute of Ageing) . It is also called senile dementia which can be explained as loss of memory associated with ageing.

Rare Disease that can turn Human body into stone!

Ever heard of a human turning into stone? A rare genetic disorder called fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) causes hardening of certain joints in the body as muscle tissue and tendons are replaced by bone resulting in complete loss of mobility of that joint.

Smart Snacking to boost work productivity

Frequent pangs of hunger at work are common, especially before lunch. The dip in blood sugars after breakfast energy has been consumed makes our cells crave food and glucose being the quickest energy source, we are bound to look for something sweet!

Make the office lunch work for you

Lunch time at work is the most anticipated hour of the work day mainly because we have not eaten anything post breakfast and we are starving!!! Also, lunch time provides a break from work  and chance to move away from the desk and meet colleagues for a light banter and giggles.

Stay safe during monsoon

The cool showers of Monsoon provide the much needed break from the summer heat. However, this season is also characterized by long queues at the ENTs and gastroenterologists as people fall prey to many infections such as typhoid, malaria, diarrhoea, jaundice , etc.  

Yoga -to unite with your spiritual side!

International day of yoga or World Yoga day is celebrated on June 21st . In Sanskrit, the word yoga comes from the root yuj which means “to add”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach”.

Dietary modifications for children with Autism 

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a range of complex lifelong developmental disabilities that affect the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. No single cause or cure has been found for autism. Feeding and meeting nutritional requirements remains a challenge for parents of autistic children as they have certain obsessive behaviour regarding…

Palm fruit: the exclusive thirst quencher for summers

Palm seeds are obtained from the palmyra trees. Palmyra trees are found in the dry, tropical regions of mid and southern India -Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, and Kerala.  The ripened pulp of the sugar palm is jelly-like tender, flat and round with a light brown skin. Nungu is a low calorie fruit with…

Lack of vitamin C during pregnancy affects brain development

Pregnant women need to pay special attention to vitamin C intake, especially during the first trimester. Although the fetus draws required nutrients from the mother, insufficient intake of vitamin C by the mother herself can lead to deficiency in both.