5 cups of coffee daily may keep liver cancer at bay

London, May 29 : Drinking up to five cups of coffee a day may halve the risk of developing the most common form of primary liver cancer, researchers say. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, showed that the more coffee consumed, the greater was the protection against hepatocellular cancer (HCC) — the second […]

Retired Mumbai professor paints her way to good health

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, May 28 : A rewarding but hectic four-decade-long academic career left Mangal Gogte, 65, with a slew of medical issues — including silent killers like diabetes and hypertension — and a daily intake of a fistful of medicines. Today, the retired professor of economics at K.J. Somaiya College of Arts & […]

Cabinet approves Indo-German cooperation in alternative medicine

New Delhi, May 24 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding their cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine. The announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Initiation of collaborative research, training and […]

‘One-third of Indians suffer from thyroid disorders’

New Delhi, May 24 : Nearly 32 per cent of Indians are suffering from various kinds of thyroid disorders including thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, goiter, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer, says a report. The report, published on thyroid panel test by global diagnostic chain SRL Diagnostics, revealed that sub-clinical hypothyroidism — a milder form of hypothyroidism and […]

Vitamin D supplements may help manage pain

Sydney, May 24 : Vitamin D supplements, combined with good sleeping habits, could help manage pain-related conditions including fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual cramps and chronic back pain, says a study. The findings, published in the Journal of Endocrinology, suggest that vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep quality could increase the effectiveness of pain management treatments. […]