India 12th Worst Among Low-Income Countries In New born Mortality

New Delhi: India has been ranked 12th-worst among 52 low-middle income countries based on the number of children dying within the first month of their birth, which is 25.4 per 1,000 live births.

Pakistan is the worst with 45.6 newborn deaths per 1,000 live births, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) which has, for the first time, come out with rankings based on their newborn mortality rate (the number of deaths per 1,000 live births).

Japan, with an NMR of 0.9 deaths per 1,000 live births, has been ranked the world's safest country in which to be born followed by Iceland (1) and Singapore (1.1). The US's NMR stands at 3.7, only slightly better than lower-middle income countries like Sri Lanka and Ukraine, and is ranked 15 among high-income countries.


Say No To Lift; Climbing Stairs Can Make You Really Fit

New Deli: High blood pressure or Hypertension is fast emerging to be one of the biggest health concerns globally. Hypertension was one of the biggest killers of 2016, and is known to be linked with countless problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. High blood pressure is a condition where the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

This blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels increases the workload of heart, the stress of which may also result in a stroke. According to a latest study, climbing stairs may help control hypertension.


Safer Or Worse? Rising Numbers of Indian E-Cigarette Users May Be At Risk Of Lung Infection

New Delhi: Scientists have discovered that smoking e-cigarettes, a process known as “vaping”, could potentially lead to higher risk of bacterial infections in the respiratory tract leading to infections such as pneumonia.

Last month the British scientists published a comprehensive report examining the health effects of e-cigarettes. They found that although e-cigarettes exposed users to lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, vaping may have its own unique set of harmful effects.

What are E-cigarettes?

Vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) & e-pipes & other ENDS are battery operated smoking devices that create an aerosol by heating a mix of liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, water, glycerine & flavor, which when inhaled gives a feel of smoking a real cigarette.


With Rising Fractures Worldwide Due To Osteoporosis, Israeli Scientists May Have A Permanent Solution

New Delhi: A biomedical company based in Israel has claimed that, for the first time, a patient has been able to heal their own fractured shinbone after being injected with a bone graft, made from his own cells, and grown outside his body in a laboratory.

The company, Bonus BioGroup, said that the patient had severely damaged his shinbone in a traffic accident. He initially underwent two operations which attempted to mend it using metal rods, but he was left with a gap that no conventional form of surgery could effectively fix.

However scientists at Bonus took fat tissue from the patient and cultured it in a laboratory. They then used these cells to generate the missing bone cells, thereby creating an “injectable bone graft made of tiny bone particles, ready to be implanted in the patient's body.”


Maintain These Tips to Keep Great Oral Hygiene with Braces

New Delhi: Having good oral hygiene is important for everyone, and it’s especially vital when you have braces. Keeping your teeth and gums clean during your orthodontic treatment is extremely important because improper care and hygiene could lead to prolonged treatment and require more visits. Poor brushing can result in unattractive white spots, and even gum disease or tooth decay. When your braces come off, you want to be able to enjoy your new beautiful, dazzling smile – not deal with tooth decay!

So if you want to avoid any oral health problems and have your orthodontic treatment go as smoothly and quickly as possible, you’ll want to make your oral hygiene a priority. Here are some important oral hygiene tips to keep in mind while wearing braces: