This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

This Simple Japanese Weight Loss Technique Just Needs a Towel Roll!

Losing weight is a strenuous task, you would agree. After all there is so much to do; from dieting to exercising till you drop to shed a few of those extra kilos. Many people choose to go through the daunting task of losing weight through more and more physical exercises and rigorous dieting regimes, but there are some who choose fad diets and trends to burn calories, such as baby food diet and sleep diet. One of these trends that recently shook the internet was the Japanese method of losing weight with a…

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New imaging technique to detect onset of vision loss

New imaging technique to detect onset of vision loss

Researchers have developed a new non-invasive retinal imaging technique that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma – the second leading cause of acquired blindness worldwide. The new technique called multi-offset detection, which images the human retina — a layer of cells at the back of the eye that are essential for vision — was able to distinguish individual retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which bear most of the responsibility of relaying visual information to the brain. The death of these RGCs causes vision loss in glaucoma, the researchers said….

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New Immunotherapy Technique May Cure Food Allergies

New Immunotherapy Technique May Cure Food Allergies

Canadian researchers have developed a new immunotherapy technique that has the potential to eliminate the allergic response to peanut and egg white proteins. Anaphylaxis, defined as a severe rapid-onset allergic reaction, can be life-threatening and treatment options are limited. Using the new technique, the researchers were able to nearly eliminate the allergic reaction in mice by converting allergen-sensitive immune cells into cells that mimic the response seen in healthy, non-allergic individuals. The treatment reduced the symptoms of anaphylaxis, and lowered other key protein markers in the allergic response by up…

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98% Indians Unaware of Life-Saving Technique During Heart Attack

98% Indians Unaware of Life-Saving Technique During Heart Attack

Around 98 per cent Indians are not trained in basic life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during sudden cardiac arrest, shows a survey conducted by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform. In India, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and shockingly 60 per cent of the people who suffer an SCA succumb to it even before they reach hospital. The survey conducted in 20 Indian cities among the age group of 25-50 showed that less than two per cent of the…

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Indians try cupping as Phelps boosts this pain relieving technique

Indians try cupping as Phelps boosts this pain relieving technique

Cupping clinics get a Phelps boost as people try it for pain relief, and even facelifts. Long before the purple bruises on swimmer Michael Phelps’s body hit the head lines, Mumbai doctor Sahil Sheikh was a fan of cupping. Nagged by a chronic shoulder problem, the 35-year-old decided to try this alternative therapy. “Apart from mild dizziness immediately after the session, there were no side-effects,” he says. But he did report relief from pain. Like Sheikh, many Indians have become cupping devotees. The therapy, which has its origins in traditional…

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