Prashant Koli

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The 10 Worst Foods For Your Heart

For a healthy heart, try to stay away from these foods and drinks.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Time.</i><p>Want to keep your heart and cardiovascular …

The Threat From A New And Growing Anxiety In The United States Today: A Physician's Perspective

This week I heard from a student in her third year of medical school. To date, she has borrowed more than $100,000 to fund her education. She is in the top 10% of her class, with honors in all of her subjects and high scores on her national exams. She would be a valued resident in the most …

Mental Health

5 body odors you should never ignore

Whether you’ve just completed a grueling workout or chowed down on an onion-packed burger, chances are, at one time or another, you’ve been that guy who stunk up the room. In most cases, a simple shower, swipe of deodorant, or line of minty-fresh toothpaste could remedy the situation. But in other …

How To Reverse Diabetes

Kevin Mamon has no excuse. He was warned. He knows it, and his medical records prove it. Four years ago, a test showed that he had prediabetes, which, as the name suggests, is the intermediate step between normal, healthy blood sugar levels and full-blown type 2 diabetes. "I fooled myself for a …

Diabetes

Supreme Court slams Google, Microsoft and Yahoo for showing sex-determination test ads

Supreme Court has directed internet giants Google, Yahoo and Microsoft to establish internal monitoring bodies to remove offensive advertisements and …

Australia's looming e-cigarette ban robs smokers of a chance to quit

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) recent interim decision to effectively ban nicotine-containing e-cigarettes is a harsh blow …

Epic court battle over private health care rages in B.C. courts

Nobody else has adopted the Canadian system ‘because it’s the worst in the world,’ says Dr. Patrick McGeer<p>An epic legal battle is raging in British …

In medical emergencies, can doctors keep patients’ families in the dark about treatment procedures?

After the sudden death of politician E Ahamed, his daughter said she was not allowed to see her father or told how he was doing while he was in …

Physiology

Study finds prebiotics may help people to cope with stress

What are some ways you cope with stresses in your life? Do you do yoga? Meditate? Exercise? Perhaps you should add taking prebiotics to that …

Wellness

Some China cities close poultry markets amid bird flu fears

BEIJING (AP) — Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen …

Environmental Health

Unproven alternative medicines recommended by third of Australian pharmacists

Choice survey finds therapies with little to no evidence of their benefits, including Bach flower remedies and homeopathic products, being suggested to shoppers<p>Nearly one third of pharmacists are recommending complementary and alternative medicines with little-to-no evidence for their efficacy, …

La Trobe University

Listeria-related cheese recall expands

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the largest cheesemakers in the United States is recalling several of its products over fears of listeria contamination.<p>Sargento Foods Inc. announced over the weekend that certain packages of its Ultra Thin Sliced Longhorn Colby and Chef Blends Shredded Nacho & Taco Cheese must be …

Public Health

The FODMAP diet: a recipe for a healthy gut and a happier life?

It started with granola. Emma Hatcher recalls eating almost an entire box as a child and doubling up in pain. She had always been aware of having a sensitive gut, but this was unlike anything she’d felt before.<p>Her stomach problems escalated until she was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome …

Holistic Medicine

Furniture Company Family Donates Millions to Cure Diabetes (in Six Years?!)

Have you heard the news about the family in the furniture business that's investing millions of dollars into type 1 diabetes cure research?<p>The Wanek …

Diabetes

The Doctor's Computer Will See You Now

<i>Co-authored with Sally by Dr. Michael Koriwchak</i><p>If you have visited the doctor recently, you probably noticed a new instrument in the examination room. It is a computer running an electronic medical records system, or EMR, that has been lauded by federal agencies as bringing a revolution to …

Health Care

The Steep Price of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

A new study estimates that Canada wastes 3.3 billion $CAN yearly because its citizens don't eat enough fruit and veggies. Just imagine what that sum would be for the US<p>Super Bowl LI featured some great ads, quite a few of them for food. Who's advertising? McDonald's, KFC, Snickers, Skittles, and …

Protein-Pacing: The Science-Backed Secret to Getting Fitter Faster

New research from Skidmore College confirms what trainers around the world consider the perfect diet and exercise regimen: A workout that checks all …

You'll Never Unlearn How Many Germs Are On Your Water Bottle

BRB, washing every bottle we own.<p>Well, this is certainly something to sip on.<p>We love reusable water bottles for being environmentally friendly and their cost effectiveness. But let’s be real: They’re a pain to continuously clean. That may prompt us to skip a few washes and keep using them. And, as …

Peer-Reviewed

A GP's guide to stocking your medicine cabinet

Most of us have allowed our bathroom cupboards to become cluttered with useless and out-of-date drugs and devices. Here’s what you should have to hand<p>A&E is full to bursting, GPs are stretched to breaking point – there has never been a better time to treat ourselves. But, when you are unwell, the …

Medicine

The Value of Immigrant Doctors

A series of recent journal articles highlight the crucial role foreign-born doctors, some of whom are threatened by Trump’s immigration orders, play in the U.S. health-care system.<p>Immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries have a reprieve—for now at least. A federal judge in Washington blocked …

Here's the Average American's Annual Medicare Bill

How much do Medicare beneficiaries pay for healthcare?<p>The short answer is that the average American with "original Medicare" (Parts A and B) can expect to pay a total of $7,620 out of pocket for healthcare expenses this year. However, that number doesn't tell the whole story. Some of this amount …

Retirement

Entrepreneurship - Harvard Business School

The HBS Arthur Rock Center Accelerator is a highly immersive program designed specifically for HBS student founders of early-stage startups.<p>Rock …

This Country Sets an Example, Bans Junk Food Imports Completely

Republic of Vanuatu is an archipelago of eighty three South Pacific islands located close to countries like Australia and New Zealand. Besides being …

Canada offers healthcare to children after US travel ban

Canadian officials have offered healthcare to children following reports that kids in need of critical medical treatment have been blocked from U.S. …

Health Care

This So-Called Natural Cure Can Cause Heart Attacks and Strokes

Drinking high-concentration hydrogen peroxide is a tactic sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles as a so-called “natural cure,” but …

U.S. patients have lower mortality rates with foreign-trained doctors | Reuters

(Reuters Health) - U.S. patients may have lower mortality rates if their doctors were trained at foreign medical schools rather than at American universities, a recent study suggests.<p>Researchers examined data for more than 1.2 million hospitalizations handled by general internists at U.S. hospitals …

Medicine

Google may help out with a tech-forward public health solution in India

Google is getting into government. According to a report from The Economic Times, the tech giant is in talks with the Indian government regarding a …

Opinion: For The Sake Of Public Health, The President Must Embrace The World

B.U. School of Public Health dean: President Trump's isolationist policy builds walls and places the U.S. in opposition to the trend of international …

Human Rights

South Africa's sugar tax: a bold move, and the right thing to do

South Africa’s planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they’re grappling with are whether the …