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Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Asthma drug may be the solution to chronic hives

Chronic hives sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief as a recent study has found that a drug already used to treat moderate to severe allergic asthma can help them.

Patients who develop itchy wheals in response to cold or friction benefit from treatment with omalizumab, a drug normally used to treat asthma. Two separate clinical studies, conducted by researchers from Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, have shown the drug's active substance to be highly effective against different types of urticaria (hives).

World Health Day: Tips to stay healthy

World Health Day: Tips to stay healthy

Leading a stress-free and healthy life is what everyone wants. But a stressful life is what everyone gets.

Stress is inevitable- from a homeless man on the street to Bill Gates, no one can escape stress and being unable to overcome stress can have some serious consequences such as strokes, headaches, panic attacks and in some extreme cases, death.

According to Dr GowriKulkarni, head of Medical Operations at DocsApp, little changes will make a big difference in staying healthy, both physically and mentally.

Here's where we can start:

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World Health Day: Eat to beat stress

World Health Day: Eat to beat stress

National Bulk Handling Corporation (NBHC), India's leading provider of integrated commodity and collateral management services of agri-commodities today announced the appointment of Maninder Singh Juneja as the Managing Director and CEO.

Juneja joined True North (Erstwhile India Value Fund Associates) in December 2016 as the Managing Director which owns 100 percent of NBHC.

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World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!

World Health Day: Homeopathy vs Ayurveda, Allopathy!

We have always been in dilemma, what to opt for- Ayurvedic, Allopathy or Homeopathy treatment!

Dr Pankaj Aggarwal, senior homeopathy physician, says, "Homeopathy is way considered best when it comes to safe and sound treatment as it is devoid of any kind side effects or after as in allopath and indulges in to the recovery of the disease or ailment as in Ayurveda where you need many sessions to cure the disease. Though they all do the same job to eliminating the root cause of the disease but Homeopathy heals with ease and eliminates other root causes to make to fit and healthy."

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World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

World Health Day: India needs to prioritize prevention & wellness to check NCDs

Mental illnesses, along with diabetes and heart diseases are estimated to cost USD 6 trillion loss to our economy by 2030.

On the eve of the World Health Day, NATHEALTH, a healthcare industry body, has made a clarion call to prioritize prevention and wellness to check growing burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) in the country.

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World Health Day: Here's how depression can affect your skin

World Health Day: Here's how depression can affect your skin

According to the estimates by CDC, depression will be the second-leading disability worldwide by the year 2020.

Nearly five percent of India's population suffers from common mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety (National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, 2005).

With more people struggling with mental diseases, it's not just their mental health which is at risk but also the skin and body which is affected drastically!

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World Health Day: Broken heart syndrome? Depression increases risk of heart attack

World Health Day: Broken heart syndrome? Depression increases risk of heart attack

While a lot has been spoken and written about depression and its impact on mental health, the repercussions of chronic depression on the human body and physical health are often overlooked.

Do you know that longstanding depression can also predispose you to greater risk of cardiovascular disease?

Chronic depression doesn't just have mental implications; it can also cause serious physical health complications. And one of the possible risk people with depression face is that of heart disease.

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Yoga can help ward off prostate cancer therapy side effects

Yoga can help ward off prostate cancer therapy side effects

Turns out, warding off the side effects of radiation treatment in prostate cancer patients is as simple as doing twice-weekly yoga.

Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a clinical trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

It is the first randomized trial to look at the effect of twice-weekly yoga on the side-effects and quality of life issues caused by prostate cancer treatment.

Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genes

Married couples with shared ancestry tend to have same genes

Turns out, genes may be at play when two married people start appearing similar.

When two married people appear similar, it isn't necessarily a coincidence, but may be related to the tendency to marry someone with the same ancestry; a trend that can have important effects on the genetics of different populations, report Ronnie Sebro of the University of Pennsylvania, and senior authors Josee Dupuis from the Boston University School of Public Health and Neil Risch from the University of California, San Francisco.

Third-hand smoke, a hidden danger for kids

Third-hand smoke, a hidden danger for kids

Children may carry significant levels of nicotine on their hands just by coming into contact with items or surfaces contaminated with tobacco smoke residues, even when no one is actively smoking around them at the time, according to a recent study.

The current study at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and San Diego State University involved 25 children and is being followed up by a larger analysis of exposure data collected from more than 700 additional children, according to the researchers.

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