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HEALTH

Could Ayurveda be the cure for ailing NHS?

By Drew McLachlan As the NHS shoulders a growing financial burden, the ancient Indian tradition of Ayurveda is being promoted as a way to take the pressure...

Researchers to work with India to promote Ayurveda globally

Researchers from across the world have vowed to work with India to promote Ayurveda globally, saying the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic...
Steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta

Emmerdale star Bhasker Patel gets behind the new ACT FAST stroke campaign

A new campaign fronted by Emmerdale actor Bhasker Patel hopes to raise awareness among south Asians of the common signs of stroke. Stroke is the...

Islamic court legalises ‘test tube babies’ in Pakistan

Pakistan’s top Shariah court has validated the option of using ‘test tube baby’ method for conceiving for the married couples having some medical complications. If...

People who read books live almost two years longer than non readers

Anew study titled A chapter a day: Association of book reading with longevity published in the Social Science and Medicine journal recently suggests that...

Tall tale: gene variants can add 2cm to your height

Researchers on Wednesday unveiled 83 rare gene variants which exert a strong influence on human height, with some capable of adding or subtracting more...

Malaria vaccine wears off

AN EXPERIMENTAL vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix – or RTS,S – weakens over time and is only four per cent effective over a...

New painkiller could replace morphine, says study

SCIENTISTS last Wednesday (17) unveiled a synthetic drug that appears to neutralise pain as effectively as morphine, but without the side-effects that make opioids...

Eating legumes may cut diabetes risk

Eating over three servings of legumes like lentils, chickpeas, beans and peas every week may significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes,...

Common antibiotic may help prevent and treat PTSD

Common antibiotic doxycycline may help treat or prevent post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by disrupting the formation of negative thoughts and fears in the...