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Cancer Screening After A Certain Age Should Be Made Mandatory: Naidu

New Delhi: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has pitched for making cancer screening after a certain age mandatory in the country.

Addressing a graduation ceremony at the Tata Memorial Centre in Mumbai, he also called for greater emphasis on inventing strategies in the battle against cancer.

"Two-thirds of advanced cancer cases are preventable.

Therefore, early detection and treatment are the need of the hour. The government should make it mandatory after a particular age for cancer screening. A healthy nation can become (a) wealthy nation," Naidu said.

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Add Sesame Seeds In Your Diet for These Benefits

New Delhi: Winters are here and so are the winter special foods. Sesame seeds or tilis an indispensable part of Indian winters since time immemorial. Prized in Ayurveda for its ability to generate heat and energy in the body and its beauty and hair benefits, sesame seeds are loaded with nutrition that makes it a must-have in your winter diet.

Sesame seeds provide multiple benefits because of their high levels of calcium and magnesium. They also contain iron and phosphorous, manganese, zinc, and copper. They are tiny but they're high in fiber too.

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Inflammation? Everything You Should Know

New Delhi: The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there is a myriad of products that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation mean in the first place? And is fighting inflammation really that important?

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Get Relief From The Common Problem of Acidity

New Delhi: Acidity is a common problem today, mainly growing because of unhealthy lifestyle. It can be treated naturally if diagnosed early.

Acidity or acid reflux is a very common condition affecting many Indians. This condition is characterized by heartburn felt around the lower chest area, which is caused by the stomach acid flowing back up into the food pipe. Very few people realize the unhealthy eating habits and and poor lifestyle choices that cause this condition.

How does acidity occur?

The food we eat passes down the oesophagus into the stomach. The gastric glands in the stomach create acid which is necessary to digest the food and to kill any germs. Acidity occurs when the gastric glands produce a large amount of acid, more than what is needed for the digestion process. This condition is characterised by a burning sensation just above the stomach, or right below the breastbone (the hollow part). 
This condition is very common in India due to the heavy consumption of oily and spicy foods by Indians.

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Stop Snoring! Here Are Natural Ways To Stop It

New Delhi: If you snore; you’re not alone, up to half of the population snore. But, if you or your close ones snore regularly, it is time you stop considering it a minor problem and seek medical help.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” This wise quip by an English literary great sums up how difficult snoring can be on those living with a snorer.

Sleeping with a snorer can cause the partner fragmented or lack of sleep; in the case of spouses, it is known to hamper their relationship as well. But for the snorer himself, snoring can be the tip of an iceberg of sleep-related disorders that need medical attention.