Thursday 21 September, 2017

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 [...]

Eating peanuts may prevent heart attack

New York, March 30 (IANS) Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, an international team of researchers has found. After a meal, there is a spike in blood lipids, and triglycerides [...]

How to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

BY DR. PANCHAJANYA PAUL, MD* High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a condition when the blood pressure in the arteries remains elevated over time. Hypertension is a serious medical condition. Persistent blood pressure above 140/90 mm Hg is [...]