Friday, December 05, 2014

tips to boost male fertility

This interesting snippet says quite a few things about male infertility and in particular about improving sperm count and motility; some of these we knew, and some we didn't. Read on:
Health tips to improve male fertility (again, this one is good and I round it on yahoo health)
Of course, we all knew that drinks (alcohol) and smoking adversely affected sperm count and male fertility, but so do (as research suggests), prolonged use of cell phones and long hours of Television viewing.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tips on burning fat via fat reducing drinks

Another nice set of dietary ideas from yahoo health. This time it mentions a few drinks that can actually reduce body fat. These include: coconut water, drinking plenty of water (advisable to to have more than 5 to 8 glasses per day), vegetable juices, green tea (3 to 4 cups per day), drinking skimmed milk etc.
This link has it all:
drinks to reduce body fat

Friday, November 07, 2014

Tips and home remedies to clear that nasty sinus problem

Yahoo posted this nice link on helpful foods that can treat or control sinusitis.

Among the foods mentioned in this article are- peppers, chilly and garlic. Also helpful are grapes, lemon and oranges, food loaded with Vitamin C.
Caffeine containing tea and coffee are best avoided. Also sugar rich foods like pastries and ice-cream and fried foods are not advisable. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

What all of us need to know about sweets, sugar and diet

This article in the Indian Express casts a lot of light on many dark secrets and bitter truths about all things that taste sweet, yes the arch culprit sugar:
It has a good bit about the statistics that make India the diabetes capital of the world. And yes, a good warning for Kerala too, where pastry shops and bakeries crowd every nook and corner of our cities.

Monday, August 25, 2014

3D printed body parts- artificial vertebra

In the world's first use of 3D printing to create an artificial vertebra, doctors and scientists in China have used this technology to replace a young boy's 2nd cervical (neck) vertebra which was diseased due to a tumor.
This allows quicker recovery according to the surgeons and allows greater mobility.
Read this:


This is interesting as it was made with titanium powder and could be the next major leap forward in synthetic body parts. Obviously, sophisticated 3D CT and MR imaging techniques must have been used to aid in making the 3D printer data.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

More on the ebola outbreak

This article on the BBC website suggests that unlike reports from many health agencies, there is a good chance that ebola can indeed be spread via the air i.e: airborne droplets from infected ebola patients can spread the disease. However, the study done by scientists on animals, in Canada, is still not conclusive enough.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Just a very graphic video on the ebola outbreak in Africa. It shows and describes the signs and symptoms in brief:

Friday, June 13, 2014

tomatoes and health

Again yahoo health has a great article on the beneficial effects of tomatoes as an aid in prevention of certain cancers and heart diseases (read cholesterol reducer). The presence of certain antioxidants in tomatoes is said to be crucial in prevention of these diseases.

Cumin seeds or jeera and cold

Thought this link I picked up on yahoo health will be useful to some readers:
Indian spices like jeera or black cumin have a tradition as one of the common home remedies for minor diseases and as a health food. Jeera is said to help in cure of common colds.
The age old Indian tradition of having boiled water with jeera (during meals) is now catching the attention of mainstream Western media.