Ginger can help ease muscle pain caused by exercise.
Taking a small amount of the tuber daily reduces the strain on muscles after a workout, says a new study.
Ginger has long been used as a remedy for nausea, but recent research has suggested it has other powerful properties.
One lab study showed powdered ginger could kill ovarian cancer cells, reports the Daily Mail.
In the latest experiments, American scientists gave participants two grams … full story
There is no convincing evidence that the use of mobile phones damages human health, a "comprehensive" review of scientific evidence said on Thursday.
Studies have not demonstrated that the use of mobiles causes brain tumours or any other cancer, according to the review by the Health Protection Agency (HPA)'s independent advisory group on non-ionising radiation.
But it said it was important to monitor evidence as the use of mobile phones has … full story
Like other parts of the globe, World Health Day was also observed in Pakistan on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the founding of World Health Organization (WHO).
Each year on its anniversary, the organization selects a key global health issue and organizes international, regional and local events on the day and throughout the year to highlight the selected area.
On this occasion, the WHO has called for an urgent action to ensure that … full story
World Autism Awareness Day is being observed today across the world including Pakistan to increase people's awareness about people, especially children, with autism.
The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism.
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) theme is "Autism: Early intervention is key "and slogan, "know the signs; Act now". … full story
Fifteen new polio cases have been reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas in the first three months of the current year, Geo News reported.
According to sources, fears of polio spread among the children exists due to present cases in the camps, therefore, the movement of children living in the camps has been restricted.
According to medical experts, the children upto the age of 15 could become victim of polio menace.
It may be … full story
Tobacco-related deaths have nearly tripled in the past decade and big tobacco firms are undermining public efforts that could save millions, a report led by the health campaign group the World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Wednesday.
In the report, marking the tenth anniversary of its first Tobacco Atlas, the WLF and the American Cancer Society said if current trends continue, a billion people will die from tobacco use and exposure this century … full story
Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study.
These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or cancer.
"People who ate a higher amount of blueberries or apples, they tended to have a low risk of type 2 diabetes," … full story
Deficiency of measles vaccine in Chitral and Malakand is posing outbreak threat of the disease. The health department has declared the two areas as sensitive.
Deputy Director of Anti-Polio campaign Health department Dr Jan Baz Afridi said here on Monday that there are possibilities of outbreak of measles in other parts of the province as well, however, children in Malakand and Chitral are more vulnerable to be affected by it.
He said that the health … full story
Despite suffering severe pain, about one in three older cancer patients do not end up taking opioids, the most potent of analgesics, according to a new study from Canada.
It's not clear why these patients are not getting their pain treated with opioids, which include morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl. It could be that physicians are not prescribing the medications or that patients are getting prescriptions, but not filling them.
They don't have … full story
Dick Sandhaus, a healthy and fit 62-year old, says he never gave his balance a thought until he lost it.
A wicked sprained ankle was the result. Now he practices balancing for a few minutes each day and urges his fellow baby boomers to do the same.
"Rocking toes to heels and quadriceps stretches are things anybody can do if they have a floor," said Sandhaus, a self-described ex-hippie who dispenses fitness tips on his website, BetterCheaperSlower. … full story
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