Archive for May 2nd, 2013

How to boost your child’s immunity

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Here is how you can improve your child’s immunity to keep sick days to a minimum.

Be an A student!

It’s that time of the year again. The weather is changing and every other person you meet is nursing a cold or a fever. As your child sits in a class of many, he may be vulnerable to contagious diseases, as his immunity is not fully developed yet. These pointers will ensure that your child returns home happy and healthy!

Regarding illnesses:

1. The old adage –‘Starve a cold, feed a fever’ has no medical basis. If your child is ill,giving him home-cooked light and nutritious food is most important for his speedy recovery.


Green tea can help lose weight and regulate glucose in type 2 diabetes

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

A new study has shown that green tea extract in tandem with an additional compound could be effective for body weight control and type 2 diabetes.

In order to ascertain whether green tea truly has the potential to control body weight and regulate glucose in type 2 diabetes, Jae-Hyung Park and his colleagues from the Keimyung University School of Medicine in the Republic of Korea conducted a study.

The active constituents of green tea, which have been shown to inhibit intestinal glucose and lipid uptake, are a certain type of flavonoid called gallated catechins.

The researchers had previously suggested that the amount of gallated catechins necessary to reduce blood glucose concentrations could be achieved from a daily dose of green tea. However, the amount of green tea needed to decrease lipid uptake from the gut is higher and has been shown to have adverse effects in humans.


Eating fish and avoiding meat, dairy foods may help preserve memory

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, chicken and salad dressing and avoiding saturated fats, meat and dairy foods may be linked to preserving memory and thinking abilities, the largest study to date has found.

However, the same association was not found in people with diabetes.

“Since there are no definitive treatments for most dementing illnesses, modifiable activities, such as diet, that may delay the onset of symptoms of dementia are very important,” said Georgios Tsivgoulis, MD, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Athens, Greece. Tsivgoulis is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology.

Data came from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, a national sample of the general population.


Dermatology Q&A: Tips for treating melasma

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Rashmi Shetty, expert advisor with Parachute Advansed Knowledge Center answers readers’ questions on skin care. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answers:

I am 21 Year Old & suffering from pimples since last four years & I have oily skin Too, after having the complete treatment of two dermatologists I still have this problem. So what I need to do now.

Arpit Gupta

Dear Arpit, , it is important that you look up a doctor who will examine your hormones , just to make sure they are not playing up for this repeated resistant acne, check your scalp for dandruff, use a medicated shampoo every day for the next 15 days . During this do not forget to oil your hair with a light oil like coconut based hair oil all along the hair till the tips , do not massage your scalp though. First measure is to use a right face wash … Try something with neem or tea tree oil or salicylic acid. Wash 3 times a day . Use a benzoyl peroxide cream at night on top of a very light moisturizing milk . But visiting a doctors is a must . Take care


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