Monkeypox: WHO Lists 5 Measures to control human-to-human transmission

June 6, 2022 4:40 pm

With over 780 monkeypox cases found in 27 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has resolved to move quickly to halt the spread of the monkeypox virus. “And this is crucial because we are in a scenario where we can utilize public health tools for early detection,” a WHO official said, adding that preventing the […]

Type 2 Diabetes? Try These Proven Home Remedies By Expert

June 2, 2022 11:14 am

Diabetes has become more common in recent years, with type-2 diabetes being one of the most common forms of the disease. Type-2 diabetes is characterised by abnormally high blood sugar levels and occurs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or the body becomes resistant to the hormone that aids in the absorption of […]

Vitamin D Is Most Easily Absorbed With Milk & Water, States New-Found Study 

May 22, 2022 7:08 pm

A newly found study presented at the 24th European Congress of Endocrinology states that milk and water are the most efficient vehicles for absorbing vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to diseases such as COVID-19. The 24th European Congress of Endocrinology which kicked off yesterday in Milan, Italy, will conclude on May 24. […]

People With Diabetes Must Avoid Five White Foods

May 7, 2022 5:38 pm

Diabetes is becoming a common disease today. Monitoring lifestyle, routine, diet, and physical activity are effective ways of reducing chances of developing diabetes. Once diabetes starts, it cannot be completely reversed.  The most important thing in diabetes is to control blood sugar level. This requires a change in eating habits. There are some white foods that […]

Experts Suggest Tested and Tried Ways of Tackling Anxiety

May 4, 2022 6:02 pm

Anxiety is one of the most common psychological problems in present times and is affecting people of almost all age groups. Recently Bollywood superstar Amir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan shared on Instagram how she deals with anxiety. Ira wrote, “1 thing that helped my anxiety. I used body scrub for the first time in my […]

Workshop On Advancement In Endourology, Draws Specialists From Abroad

April 29, 2022 5:38 pm

The opening conference of the fifth edition of the endourology workshop ‘Advancement In Enduorology’ (AIE) was held today in Forum Convention Centre, near Club O7 in Ahmedabad. Specialists from France, Nepal, Poland, Switzerland and Turkey attended the workshop organised by Dr Kandarp Parikh, a renowned Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Urosurgeon. This workshop is said to be […]

Quick 10-er To Add A Decade To Your Life

April 26, 2022 1:44 pm

Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person, died in Japan aged 119, on April 19. Japan’s age demographics have been shifting and now the country has entered a “super-aged” society. Senior citizens aged 65 and above account for more than 28 percent of its population. We are quick to attribute good eating habits and exercise as […]

Importance Of Prebiotics And Probiotics For Holistic Health

April 7, 2022 9:31 pm

The digestive system plays a crucial role in our overall health and well-being, and taking prebiotics and probiotics either in the form of food or supplements is one way to help it continue to work efficiently. On World Health Day, observed every year since 1948, team VOI decided to address issues related to the digestive […]

Study Finds High Risk Of Blood Clots After Covid-19

April 7, 2022 5:40 pm

A study published in The BMJ showed that people suffering from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, have an increased risk of developing blood clots for up to six months after the infection. Researchers found that deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and bleeding occurred up to two and six months after COVID-19 infection, respectively. Additionally, […]

Heart Attacks On The Rise For 30+. Here’s a Healthy Heart Guide

February 23, 2022 1:16 pm

In hitherto acknowledged terms, aging has been established the biggest risk factor for heart attacks, typically affecting men 50+ and women 65+. However, a recent disturbing trend has been of young people in their 20s, 30s and 40s, losing to cardiovascular ailments. Here’s the takeaway from Dr Aman Patel, resident cardiologist, SVP Hospital, Ahmedabad and […]

Movement Helps With Better Cardio Health, Says Study

February 15, 2022 5:28 pm

A research paper recently published online in the journal “Heart,” concluded that 20 minutes of daily moderate to vigorous exercise in early old age (70-75) may stave off major heart disease, including heart failure, in late old age (80+). The findings reinforced “better late than never.”  It is significant in the light that relatively few […]

Sleeping More And Calorie Intake Are Inversely Proportional, Says Study

February 8, 2022 6:23 pm

A new study on how getting sufficient sleep affects calorie intake in a real-world setting now proves that more sleep equals weight loss. How? Well, individuals who increased their sleep duration were able to reduce the calorific intake by an average of 270 kcal per day!! Understanding the underlying causes of obesity and how to […]

US Sees Gym Regulars Back; Home Workouts Lose Grip

January 28, 2022 6:30 pm

The American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City, Peloton Interactive Inc., might just have started the downhill route. There is mounting evidence that consumers are desperate to get back to the gym. Peloton’s main products are Internet-connected stationary bicycles and treadmills that enable monthly subscribers to remotely participate in classes via […]

Cervical Cancer: A Common, Preventable Disease

January 19, 2022 5:55 pm

The fourth most common former of cancer in women around the globe, India contributes to a fourth of cervical cancer cases, with 1,22,844 cases every year. January is recognised as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. “Cervical cancer is easily preventable and is one of the most common cancers in developing countries. But we do not have […]

Get Some Love For Your Mental Health

January 19, 2022 7:47 am

The past two years have been a roller-coaster ride and the pandemic has taken a toll on our mental health. Many of us have been trying to commit to better our mental state, but often find ourselves faltering in that commitment. The reason is simple: we cannot condition our minds to suddenly do something we […]

UAE To Allow Visitors Only Who Have Taken Booster Shots

January 18, 2022 4:27 pm

Drop your travel plans to Abu Dhabi if you haven’t received booster doses because as per the new rules by the UAE government – you are not considered to be fully vaccinated in case you haven’t had booster doses. And it has banned visitors who are not fully vaccinated in the wake of rising cases […]

1 in 10 Covid Patients Can Spread Virus Even After 10 Days

January 15, 2022 8:49 pm

University of Exeter has found that one in ten people might be infectious for covid even after ten days of onset of the disease.  Recently a new guideline by the Indian government has relaxed rules relating to testing after catching covid but this new study published in the international journal of infectious Diseases has found […]

Here Is A Vegan Protein 100 Times More Climate-Friendly Than Meat

January 15, 2022 2:12 pm

A Finnish startup claims that it is making a vegan protein 10 times more climate-friendly than most plant-based proteins and 100 times more climate-friendly than meat. What if we could grow nutritious food, literally out of thin air? Solar Foods, a Finnish government-backed food-tech start-up, says it has developed a process to do exactly that. […]

T-cells From Common Cold Infection Might Guard Against COVID

January 10, 2022 10:51 pm

From the time the pandemic began, scientists and researchers across the globe have been trying to find antibodies that can provide immunity against Corona virus. A recent study by Imperial College London has inferred that high levels of T-cells from common cold coronaviruses can guard against COVID-19. Immunity against COVID-19 is a complex subject and […]

#Covid19: Which Mask To Wear And Why

January 9, 2022 1:55 pm

Covid rise is taking on an aggressive route. Thursday saw 4,213 new cases reported in Gujarat alone. And while vaccines remain the answer, many argue the efficacy of vaccines in dealing with newer variants. Meanwhile, masking up seems to be the only way out. However, experts opine that cloth masks are not a judicious choice. […]