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Delhi to install 120 machines for free dialysis

The Delhi government Monday decided to install 120 dialysis machines in six state-run hospitals to provide free dialysis and allied procedures to the poor and identified categories of patients. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. “The government while fulfilling its earlier assurance to provide free dialysis procedure

Dark choco a day, keeps doctor away

Craving for chocolates, but don’t want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium. Physicians suggest dark chocolates are good for the heart, and they help reduce cardiovascular ailments as they contain potassium and copper. High in iron content,

Mobile phone calls can cause blood pressure spikes

A study released Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in San Francisco found that talking on a mobile phone causes systolic blood pressure – the higher number in a blood pressure reading and the number doctors pay more attention to as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease – to rise

No supplements for Bipasha’s fitness

Actress Bipasha Basu has flaunted her perfect curves in movies like “Jism”, “Dhoom 2″ and “Players” but says she never takes help of supplements to keep herself toned. The 34-year-old follows a strict diet plan. “I love my food and get all the required nutrition from food only, no supplements. I am eating healthier stuff

Fatty foods can hinder alertness, says study

Scientists have shown that consuming fatty foods can affect alertness and result in fatigue, says a study. Results show that higher fat consumption is associated with increased objective daytime sleepiness, while higher carbohydrate intake is associated with increased alertness. There is no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness. These findings are independent of

To stay fit, don’t starve yourself: Hrithik

Known for his well-toned body, Hrithik Roshan feels being healthy is more important than having six-pack abs or starving oneself. “The best body is the body, which you are happy with. If you are not happy about it, then it’s not ideal… Whether it is a six-pack or not, if you are healthy and fit,

Dress up your kids in organic clothes

This summer bring a healthy change in your children’s wardrobe. Instead of giving them synthetic clothes, choose garments made with organic fabrics. A couple of brands and designers have started a separate organic line, so you will have enough to choose from. The latest one is Grön Stockholm, an organic and fashionable kidswear brand, which

‘Teen smokers can get addicted to marijuana’

Scientists have shown that teens who smoke are predisposed to getting addicted to marijuana, says a study. New research presented May 5, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting here supports the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana. “Contrary to what we would expect, we also found that students who smoked

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