Sunday 19 November, 2017

This iPhone-based ultrasound machine can detect cancer

New York, Oct 29 (IANS) A novel iPhone-based portable ultrasound machine that can help detect cancer easily at home has been developed by US researchers. The device called Butterfly IQ is a scanner of the size of an electric razor that can [...]

Risk factors for breast cancer

BY DR. PANCHAJANYA PAUL October is the month of breast cancer awareness. According to the Center of Disease control, cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart diseases. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer afflicting [...]

Where should a baby sleep? Alone or with parents?

BY DR. PANCHAJANYA PAUL, MD*  Many Indians living in US are baffled when told that their babies should sleep alone. This goes against the cultural norms and practice of Indians. Indian babies have been sleeping with their parents from time [...]

Is the solar eclipse safe for humans? Myths and truths!

By Panchajanya Paul, MD, ABIHM, FAPA Millions of Americans recently saw the great American solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. The last one was 30 years ago, that too; it was seen only from Hawaii. People traveled across to various cities where [...]

6 common brain myths

BY DR. PANCHAJANYA PAUL, MD* 1. We use only ten percent of our brain: This is the biggest brain myth. It is frequently espoused by experts and quoted in the media, and has become a part of popular culture. Human brain is very complex, [...]

How to boost focus & attention naturally

By Dr. Panchajanya Paul & Dr. Akshay Lokhande Inattention and distractibility are becoming a growing problem in the modern world. Many struggle to keep a sustained level of focus. This becomes important when one is in an important meeting, [...]

High blood platelet levels ‘strong predictor’ of cancer: Study

London, May 24 (IANS) Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, says a large-scale study. The study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, calls for [...]

Diet myths busted

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Portions don’t matter, eating fat makes you fat — shun such myths if you’re going on a diet, say experts. Anita Mirchandani, a registered dietician, and chef Ganesh Krishnamoorthy, Co-Founder, Epigamia [...]

Enjoy the benefits of mint

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pudina (mint leaves) aids in digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more, say experts. JLN Sastry, Head of Healthcare Research, Dabur Research and Development, and Parameshwar Arora, Senior Ayurveda Consultant, [...]

Which foods are making Indian-Americans obese?

BY DR. PANCHAJANYA PAUL, MD Many first generation Indians living in the US are overweight or obese. Obesity is becoming a pandemic among Indians living abroad. Rates of obesity are also on the rise among the affluent of India. Obesity is [...]