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Artificial heart lung machine cures swine flu affected child in India

Doctors in India has successfully treated a 12 year old swine flu patient using the artificial heart lung machine. Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai’s leading pediatric hospital and the only hospital in Chennai to house an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine exclusively for children with successful outcomes, has helped a critical H1N1 12 year old Soubhashree survive. The entire treatment regime ...

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Fitness lesson from world’s oldest yoga teacher!

Tao Porchon-Lynch is the world’s oldest yoga teacher. Here, she talks about how she keeps a body of a 30-year-old. “In my head I’m still in my 20s, I don’t feel my age,” says Tao Porchon-Lynch, a French-Indian yogi from the US, who’s a Guinness World Records-certified yoga teacher at 97. She takes classes every day, even after going through ...

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Here’s why contact lenses can be harmful for eye health

  Listen up contact lens lovers! A new study has found that wearing lenses can cause more infections in your eyes as compared to those who don’t wear them. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center used high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, and found a diverse set of microorganisms in the ...

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Dementia causing protein also leads to memory loss in healthy brains

A new study has examined that a brain protein act as a key component in the progress of dementia that can cause memory loss in healthy brains. The study conducted at University of Sussex observed how insoluble protein Abeta affected healthy brains of pond snails (Lymnaea stagnalis) by observing the effect of administering the protein following a food-reward training task. ...

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Chinese herbal medicine could treat obesity: Study

An extract from a plant traditionally used in Chinese medicine may help suppress appetite and lose weight, new research says. The findings suggest that the compound extracted from the “Thunder God” vine could be developed into a drug for treatment of obesity. In the study, the compound was found to reduce food intake significantly and cause up to a 45 ...

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Summer tips for a healthy heart

The arrival of spring and summer means days at the pool, family picnics and other outdoor activities. Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to keep your family physically active in the warmer months. Hydrate! Drink plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to avoid dehydration. For low-calorie flavor, add slices of your favorite fruits such ...

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Dos and don’ts of contact lenses

Specialists have noticed a rise in eye infections among contact-lens wearers and are warning users to take extra care. Bacteria, fungi and micro-organisms can stick to contact lenses and cause pain, irritation and serious harm. So here are some of the risks, and the dos and don’ts: Don’t sleep with your lenses in Unless your optician has said you can, ...

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How ‘green tea’ helps reduce stress levels

In a trial, scientists tested a drink based on a green tea ingredient, L-Theanine, and found that it significantly reduces stress and cortisol levels in healthy and young adults. During a symposium at the Association for Psychological Sciences Conference, world-renowned researchers from Swinburne University in Australia announced the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial in which a beverage ...

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How later school start times may help alleviate insufficient sleep in teens

A new research has suggested that school start time is associated with greater sleep duration which may help to alleviate current cases of insufficient sleep in US youths. The study found that students at schools with later start times were more likely to exceed the national recommendations for adolescent sleep duration. Specifically, the associations between school start time and lower ...

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People with metabolic syndrome likelier to die from cardiovascular disease

A new study has examined that people who have metabolic syndrome are likelier to die from cardiovascular disease than people without this condition, and having diabetes or high blood pressure worsens the risk. According to the study, the risk factors include abdominal obesity, high levels of fats in the blood called triglycerides, elevated blood pressure, high fasting blood sugar and ...

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