Pregnant women infected with the HIV virus are given medication during their pregnancy to prevent passing the virus on to the fetus. In a recent case, a woman who did not take the prescribed medication during her pregnancy, gave birth to a child with extremely high risk of infection. The child was given a three-drug treatment 24 hours after birth. Within six days, the virus began to disappear. By the 11th day it was no longer detectable in the baby's bloodstream.
This is the second baby to be cured of AIDS, making it a huge success in the search for a cure for AIDS. Watch the video below on the first baby that was succesfully treated for the removal of the HIV-virus.
Pregnant women infected with the HIV virus are given medication during their pregnancy to prevent passing the virus on to the fetus. In a recent case, a woman who did not take the prescribed medication during her pregnancy, gave birth to a child with extremely high risk of infection. The child was given a three-drug treatment 24 hours after birth. Within six days, the virus began to disappear. By the 11th day it was no longer detectable in the baby's bloodstream.Read More »from The cure for AIDS is here
When Michelle Wallace was diagnosed with endometrial cancer at age 43, after the birth of her fourth child, she realised that her newborn son might never know her. So she did something that was both brave and heartbreaking. She left her baby a video message so that he could get to know the mother he would not remember, except through the shared memories of his siblings. She created a "legacy video".Read More »from A dying mother's message to her newborn son
A legacy video allows a person with a terminal illness to leave messages for their loved ones after they have passed away. It allows family members to see them after they have departed, to keep memories alive, and like in this case, reach out to children she has not been able to spend time with. Her son will now be able to hear her voice, see her talking and catch a glimpse of the person his mother was.
- All You Magazine | Who Knew? – Wed 22 Jan, 2014 8:51 PM IST
Foods to Beat Diabetes
Have the disease, or simply want to lose weight? The following foods can help:
• Whole Grains: Not all carbs are bad. Foods made with whole grains, such as whole-wheat bread and brown rice, are sources of filling fiber (aiding weight loss, which can reduce your diabetes risk) and nutrients such as potassium, which helps the pancreas release insulin, the hormone that helps your cells use glucose for energy.
• Fish, Eggs, Poultry: Carnivores, rejoice: These foods (poultry without the skin) are fair game in a diabetes-friendly diet. Why? Because they're high in protein (result: full stomach) but typically low in fat (result: better weight management). Fatty fish also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which cut down on cardiovascular problems that can accompany diabetes.
• Fruits: These sweet treats aren't forbidden. Although they do contain sugar, the rate at which it enters the bloodstream is slowed by fiber. Fruits with a red, blue orRead More »from The Best Foods to Eat to Beat Diabetes (and 5 to Avoid!)
Dental cavities the bane of your oral hygiene? Extensive research is now revealing that there are proven remedies to fix tooth decay.
Until recently it was believed that tooth decay is caused by sugars and starches that remain on the teeth. The bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these leftover food particles, producing acids that destroy tooth enamel, thus causing tooth decay. But studies on indigenous people who do not brush or floss show that many have teeth almost completely free of tooth decay. Research conducted by Dr. Westom Price and other dental pioneers suggest that the real cause of tooth decay is:
- Lack of minerals in the diet
- Lack of fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E & K)
- Intestinal system being unable to properly absorb nutrients
- Presence of phytic acid (from grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes)
- Over time, the blood chemistry and ratio of calcium and phosphorous become disproportionate and result in minerals being removed from the bones,causing bone and tooth decay. In order
Grey cupcakes at the India Depressed Cake Shop.A recent story on Slate describes the harrowing journey of a family supporting their daughter through bipolar disorder. Unlike cancer, which is a disease more easily addressed in public and in private spaces, mental illness still remains a difficult conversation. "Friends talk about cancer and other physical maladies more easily than about psychological afflictions." As his daughter sought treatment, the family felt isolated and alone in their struggle to recovery. Friends and relatives tiptoed around the issue, unsure of how to broach the subject or offer their support.
Aware of this stigma, and in an effort to raise awareness on issues of mental health, the India Depressed Cake shop was organised. Lavonne, a baking academy and pastry store in Bangalore, put together the Indian episode of the Depressed Cake shop, a pop-up cake shop tied thematically to mental illness. Home-bakers and professionals from all over the city brought an assortment of baked desserts, characterized by humourRead More »from The Depressed Cake Shop
Winter is coming. And the chilly morning nip in the air makes it harder to get out of bed and put on those running shoes. So we decided to check out the indoor workout scene in the city, to stay toned beneath those layers of sweaters and mittens.
Bangalore’s a1000yoga listed a Hot Yoga class on their website. Some quick Wiki research told me that Hot Yoga is usually a repetitive series of 26 postures (practiced in Bikram yoga), performed with the temperature turned up to 40°C. The high temperature and humidity settings are meant to replicate the natural weather conditions in India, for classes practiced in the West. Warmer muscles make for more flexible bodies, I was informed. I was ready to find out. I mapped the location on Google maps, then hopped into an auto rickshaw, yoga mat in hand.Read More »from Fit for Winter: Hot Yoga
Their Koramangala yoga studio is on the first floor. Big windows flood the waiting room with sunlight, an inviting bookshelf gets you in the mood for some serious yoga philosophy, and the atmosphere
- An aspect which I discover in my study of the balance of the Indian diet, which most people have forgotten is the importance of good fat. And the sad part is people just believe that it’s the fat in food that makes you unhealthy and obese and they shun good quality fat and continue gobbling up a hand full of chips or a fried jalebi which is only a nutrient robber, a disease-creator. 50 gms of any fried sweet or savory would be a minimum 500 calorie. But we keep eating them daily or occasionally and if you are asked to munch on nuts which could be 150 to 200 calories maximum, nutrient rich food good for the heart, loaded with antioxidants disease-preventing wonder food, I remember my fathers words on how we snack on junk dead food and how his mother use to give him a handful of nuts to snack on. Our grand mother had naturally healthy skin. What was the secret behind it? They did not snack on junk food. They snacked on healthy nuts.
Consuming a diet consisting ofRead More »from 3 nuts to include in your diet
Maria Kang, mother of 3, is trim, fit and gorgeous. Her fantastic body didn't come easy, though. She works out for an hour everyday, combining strength training and cardio to achieve those enviable abs. Her recent post on Facebook, a photograph with her three squish-worthy babies, and her super-toned body, captioned 'What's your Excuse?' gained her a lot of negative attention across the internet. She has been accused of fat-shaming and bullying overweight mothers who struggle with their weight and juggle heavy schedules that don't allow them the time to work out.Read More »from How long is it okay to be chubby?
Closer home, Ash and her post-pregnancy baby weight made headlines for the longest time. Ash maintained that she was in no hurry to lose the weight and handled critical headlines with calm composure. (Good for you, Ash!)
We at Yahoo support healthy lifestyles and fitness all the way. But we also understand how demanding a new mother's life can be. Listening to your body's needs always come first. And if you need to slow it
- Naini Setalvad | Who Knew? – Fri 18 Oct, 2013 3:13 PM IST
“Jaisa Aahar vaisa vichar” is a deeply engrained Indian Philosophy. Leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela reemphasized this in the life they lead and the food they chose to eat. They believed your own food patterns engineer your core personalities.Read More »from Jaisa Aahar vaisa vichar - As you eat, so you think!
We have all read time and again “You are what you eat”. I have seen live examples of this transformation in my clients and myself day by day as we moved towards brilliant foods that is good for us. Elevated moods more focused calmer personality better immunity weight loss superior health parameters and more vigour.
I finally understood the relevance of the words often used in Indian scriptures ‘Sattvik’, ‘Rajasic’ and ‘Tamasic’ that are floating somewhere in the background of our minds. We have forgotten them, or believe that they have little consequence in our lives today. I made up my mind to study the Ancient Indian wisdom of food that is more than 5000years old insight on understanding of food and its effects on
sharing news of her preventative mastectomy in May has led, without a doubt, to raised awareness of genetic testing and breast-cancer risks. But experts worry that its storm of media coverage has had an unintended effect, too.Angelina Jolie Read More »from Should You Get Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?
“I think, oftentimes, those stories oversimplify the matter,” Rebecca Nagy, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, told Yahoo Shine. For example, she said, women who learn of Jolie’s story might rush in for genetic testing even though they are not at risk—while others, fearing that a mastectomy would be the only option if they should test positive for genetic mutations, might become frightened, and avoid it at all costs.
Nagy spoke with Yahoo Shine about who should and who should not get tested for the gene mutations in question, and why. She also took us through the various decisions that a woman will face throughout the process.
First, let’s get straight what the test is: It’s a genetic analysis, taken through a blood, spit or
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