Bizarre ‘Self-Healing’ Chinese Slapping Technique in a Wrangle!

Chinese medicine is mostly based on some simple truths of human body. It advocates that disease prevention and treatment can be as simple as clearing meridians (the body's energy fields) and expelling toxins and waste in the body. Paida and Lajin (pronounced 'pie-dah' and 'lah-gin')strong /strongare two ancient a href="http:www.medindia.net/alternativemedicine/chinese-medicine-uncovering-the-basics.htm" target="_blank" class="vcontentshlink" alt="Information ...
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Scientists Develop New Technique to Make Biodegradable Plastic Cheaper, Greener

Researchers have developed a way to make production of bioplastic cheaper and greener. The findings could help make the biodegradable plastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) a full-fledged alternative to cheaper traditional petroleum-based plastics. "Our new method has several advantages compared to the traditional technique: We produce more PLA with less waste and without using metals. In addition, the production process is cheaper, because we can skip a step," ...
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Physical Restraint, Confinement Still Used to Control Some Psychiatric Patients

To control some psychiatric patients, providers of mental health services still rely on intervention techniques such as physical restraint and confinement, a practice which can cause harm to both patients and care facilities, says a new research. The study found that almost one in four psychiatric patients in hospitals of Canadian province Ontario is restrained using control interventions, such as chairs that prevent rising, wrist restraints, seclusion rooms or ...
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Himachal Pradesh Urge Central Government To Implement Food Security Act in Totality

G.S. Bali, Food and Civil Supplies Minister of Himachal Pradesh urged the central government to implement the National Food Security Act in totality, besides providing more ration at cheaper rates to the targeted population. He raised this demand at a meeting organized here under the chairmanship of union Minister for Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan. Bali said Himachal was among those few states which have implemented the Food Security Act. ...
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Few Tips to Increase Immunity, Metabolic Rate and Not Miss Out on Monsoon Activities

A lower metabolic rate means that our digestive system's ability to break down and absorb food is weaker, leading to stomach ailments like constipation and bloating. Dolly Kumar, director of GAIA Herbs, shares tips to increase immunity and the metabolic rate and not miss out on monsoon activities: * Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water and water-based drinks such as green tea during monsoon season because the increased humidity makes us sweat more ...
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Geriatric Services Launched Via 104 Health Helpline for Senior Citizens

The 104 health helpline has now launched geriatric services for senior citizens dealing with loneliness and deterioration of mental health. "The geriatric services will have three components - health-related services that will be taken care of by our doctors and paramedics, mental health services that our psychologists and counselors will deal with, and support in the prevention of abuse, for which we will work with HelpAge India and the district police officers," ...
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Leptospirosis Outbreak: Contaminated Flood Water In Mumbai Claims Two Lives

Heavy rains and floods have brought back cases of leptospirosis in Mumbai, India. It has claimed two lives and affected 15 people in July. Leptospirosis is an bacterial infection that affects people who have waded through flood waters contaminated with urine of rats and dogs. The infection is easily treatable if diagnosed early and causes complications such as multi-organ failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome if the treatment is delayed. A 30-year-old ...
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Deadly Sea Snail Venom May Yield New Drugs To Treat Cancer, Pain And Other Diseases

Thousands of toxins hidden deep within the venom of a sea cone snail in Queensland has been discovered by Australian researchers. The discovered toxins could be a new target to develop drugs to treat pain, cancer and other diseases. "Cone snail venom is known to contain toxins proven to be valuable drug leads. This study gives the first-ever snapshot of the toxins that exist in the venom of a single cone snail," said, Professor Paul Alewood, from University ...
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Research Shed Light on the Misunderstood Rambo Protein Which Limits Heart Failure

A protein named after the famous Hollywood movie Rambo which was earlier thought to be causing death can in fact protect against heart failure, says a new research done at King's College London. The research may help scientists to develop new therapies to improve the outlook for people suffering with heart failure, a condition for which there is currently no cure. "The research has shed light on the misunderstood Rambo protein which may, in fact, protect ...
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