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?


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.


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.


Food Borne Diseases Cost India Rs 1.78 Crore Annually, Here’s What Can Be Done To Cut Back On That Number

New Delhi:A study by the World Bank and the Netherlands with India Government collaborations revealed that food borne diseases cost India about Rs1,78,100 crore ($28 billion) or around 0.5% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) every year.

The estimate of Rs1,78,100 crore is more than three times the health ministry's initially allocated expenditure budget of Rs 48,353 crore for 2017-18.

The report was presented at a two-day round-table meeting, which was organized by the country’s food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and chaired by union health and family welfare minister JagatPrakashNadda.


Vaccination Against Cervical Cancer Is Tricky Business, Despite Being Second Most Common Cancer In Indian Women

New Delhi: The recent decision in principle of the Ministry of Health to remove a vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) as part of the universal immunisation programme (UIP) was reported in many sections of the media as giving way to the will of extra state bodies at the cost of women’s health.

The economic wing of the RSS, Swadeshi Jagran Manch wrote to the PM citing safety and cost concerns of the vaccine. After the PMO received the letter, the vaccine which is aimed at treating the second most common cancer in women with over 1,22,844 affected women every year, is considered to be removed from the vaccine program.