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Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

Depression

Is your loved one depressed? This is what you can do

While stress can make depression worse, patience and perseverance is required because recovery from depression can take time.

Yoga is a passport to health assurance: PM Narendra Modi

Yoga

Yoga is a passport to health assurance: PM Narendra Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday unveiled a 112-foot tall statue of Lord Shiva on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri in Coimbatore.

User charges revision proposal at AIIMS put on hold: Report

AIIMS

User charges revision proposal at AIIMS put on hold: Report

Following opposition from faculty members, the proposal to revise user charges has been put on hold, an AIIMS official said.

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Brain

Human brain helpful in fructose generation: Study

Previous studies have established that excess consumption of fructose contributes to high blood sugar and chronic diseases like obesity.

Now, Instagram will help you cope with depression

Depression

Now, Instagram will help you cope with depression

Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today's technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatised.

Back pain? You have 13% higher chance of dying early

BACK PAIN

Back pain? You have 13% higher chance of dying early

Signalling that people suffering from the condition need to recognise and treat the symptoms seriously, a new research warns that older people with back pain have a 13 per cent higher chance of dying prematurely.

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

Healthcare

Over 68 percent Indians don not practice preventive healthcare, says study

The first survey to understand wellness trends in India revealed that less than a third urban Indians take steps to proactively adopt preventive wellness.

This virus can also make you infertile - Read

Zika

This virus can also make you infertile - Read

In humans, Zika virus can remain in semen months after infection. However, before the current study, it was not clear how the virus affected the testes, which produce testosterone and sperm, researchers said.

Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Mental health

Neglecting your child can affect his mental health

Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study.

This is what excess smartphone usage does to you – Read story

Stress

This is what excess smartphone usage does to you – Read story

Among employed Americans who check their work email constantly on their off days, their reported overall stress level is even higher, at 6.0, the report said.

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

High-sugar diet can cause Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London claim that this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function.

World's heaviest woman's crowdfunding campaign manages to raise Rs 19 lakh so far

World's heaviest woman

World's heaviest woman's crowdfunding campaign manages to raise Rs 19 lakh so far

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's crowdfunding campaign, which was started by his family has managed to raise Rs 19 lakh so far.

Olive oil: What makes it so healthy, important facts to know

Healthy eating

Olive oil: What makes it so healthy, important facts to know

Being an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, most health benefits of olive oil are attributed to the natural properties it possesses. 

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

Mental health

Alarming rise of mental cases in India: Over 5 cr Indians affected by depression, 3 cr others have anxiety, says WHO

HO document shows that while over five crore Indians, suffered from depression in 2015, over three crore others suffered from anxiety disorders in the corresponding year.

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

Premature deaths

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

One should include 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables daily as it help reduce the risk of early deaths.

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Autism

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Surgery

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Currently, she is on a strict diet and also undergoing 90-minute physiotherapy sessions. Her first surgery is less than two weeks away.

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Pneumonia

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Researchers have found that two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may help prevent a form of pneumoniacan which can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it.

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

Depression

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Diabetes

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide took nearly three times longer to develop the disease than those in the placebo group.

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

Dementia

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

There is an urgent requisite for dementia awareness in India, since diagnosis is getting affected.

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

Stress

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

This research involved 2,527 men and women aged 54 and older taking part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, taking data over a four-year period.

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

Menstruation

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

In a campaign called “Break the Bloody taboo”, NGO Sacchi Saheli, which started with imparting these lessons in slums, will now conduct 'period talks' for teenage girls in 70 government-run schools where questions around menstruation will be answered.

Weight loss drug may help reduce risk of diabetes by 80 percent!

Diabetes

Weight loss drug may help reduce risk of diabetes by 80 percent!

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide, took nearly three times longer to develop the disease.

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Supporting the universal idea of upholding fruits and veggies due to their health-promoting properties, a new research suggests that a diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables can be beneficial for your lung health.

 

A 'lively outdoor lifestyle' gives Australian men the longest life expectancy in the world!

Life expectancy

A 'lively outdoor lifestyle' gives Australian men the longest life expectancy in the world!

Australians have notoriously poor diets, but said a "pretty good quality of life" counteracts the poor eating habits.

Big drop in cancer death rates in the EU among men, reveals study

Cancer

Big drop in cancer death rates in the EU among men, reveals study

The study also revealed that the percentage of lung cancer deaths are actually higher for women aged between 25 and 44 than they are for men.

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Drugs

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Overall out of the 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be spurious and 1,850 samples were found to be 'Not of Standard Quality' (NSQ), said a statement from the ministry.

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

Obesity

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

A new study has identified a gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean.

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

Kidney

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

A new study has revealed that group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may cause gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage.

Hormonal maintenance therapy can improve survival in women with ovarian cancer

Cancer

Hormonal maintenance therapy can improve survival in women with ovarian cancer

A new study reveals that hormonal maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival in women with a rare type of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer and those having low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC).