Monthly Archives: January 2013

Food-borne illnesses or food poisoning

Food-borne illnesses or food poisoning usually occurs due to eating food that is contaminated with bacteria or their toxins. Virus and parasites can also be cause food poisoning. People have known for long that raw meat, poultry and eggs can … Continue reading

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Is caffeine good for the health?

1. Caffeine is the most consumed stimulant in the world, 2. It is consumed in the form of coffee and tea. 3. At present there is no scientific data for promoting or discouraging coffee and/or tea consumption in the daily … Continue reading

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Disaster management drugs

Indian scientists devise 16 disaster management drugs Preparing to deal with any future chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) incidents, Indian scientists have devised 16 drugs that can be used for disaster management. These include an anti-cyanide drug, an anti-nerve … Continue reading

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Bruxism /teeth grinding

Bruxism (teeth grinding) — Bruxism is the involuntary, non-functional, and forceful clenching, grinding, or rubbing of teeth during NREM sleep. Patients with bruxism may be prone to develop temporomandibular disorders and headache. Occlusive splints may be effective in treating bruxism … Continue reading

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Smoking cessation among diabetes patients

India ranks second with respect to the number of people with diabetes (61 million) and the number of tobacco users (275 million). The prevalence of diabetes is rapidly increasing. The Southern state of Kerala has the highest prevalence (27.9%) of … Continue reading

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