India Poorly Equipped To Deal With140 Million Senior Citizens By 2021

New Delhi:An elderly couple from Mumbai had written to the President’s office on Monday, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed, usually by administering an overdose of pain-killers.

The couple, IravatiLavate, 79, a retired school principal, and her husband Narayan, 86, a former government employee, have no major health problems and no children.

While present laws in the country do not allow active euthanasia, the couple would have had a hard time even in countries that do because they don’t have any life limiting disease.


After Reversing Memory Loss In Mice, Diabetes Drug May Be Used To Treat Alzheimer’s Disease; Say Scientists

New Delhi: In a breakthrough trial, scientists have discovered that a common diabetes drug “significantly reverses memory loss” in mice that have Alzheimer’s disease, a disorder that affects 5.5 million Americans.

It might seem strange that diabetes drugs can be used to reverse Alzheimer’s, but surprisingly, the two conditions are actually linked. Type 2 diabetes is known to be a risk factor in Alzheimer’s, and a lack of insulin, which is caused by diabetes, can increase the likelihood of brain degeneration.

The study used transgenic mice which expressed human mutated genes that cause Alzheimer's. Finding effective ways to tackle Alzheimer's is of top priority, so for that discovering a drug that a drug normally used to treat type 2diabetes – is anyway exciting.


Impressive Health Benefits of Coconut Oil This Winter

New Delhi: To date, there are over 1,500 studies proving coconut oil to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet. Coconut oil benefits and uses go beyond what most people realize, as coconut oil — made copra or dried coconut flesh — is a true superfood.

Coconuts can enhance the sweetness of desserts and also make for a good moisturiser, toner, and make-up remover.

Its benefits include weight loss, better brain function, skin health and many more.

Here are some of the impressive health benefits of coconut oil:


Stay Naturally Warm With These Food In This Bone Chilling Winters

New Delhi: As the temperature drops, don't be tempted to warm your belly with rich macaroni and cheese and creamy soup. Instead, get that toasty feeling from superfoods: healthy eats that are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and immune-boosting powers that your body needs to power itself through cold weather.

Here are few super foods to naturally keep you warm in this Bone chilling winter.


Arsenic Poisoning Is Spreading; Let’s Know Its Impact On Health

New Delhi: In a reply to a question in the LokSabha, the Union ministry of water resources said 239 million people across 153 districts in 21 states drink water that contains high levels of arsenic.

That’s around a fifth of the country’s population, and by any standards, that’s an appalling statistic.

The actual number could be higher. India pegs arsenic concentrations above 50 parts per billion as harmful; in the US, it is 10 parts per billion.