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Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

Obesity

Children fall heir to obesity from parents, says research

This research is very much relevant to Indian population as around 30 million people in the country are obese, medical experts say.

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

Tuberculosis

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

He said India contributed over 25 per cent of total cases of TB in the world. The 28 lakh cases and 4.8 lakh deaths every year in India tells the story of disease burden.

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Schizophrenia

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Cancer

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Although chemotherapies have improved cancer survival rates, many of these drugs also cause debilitating side effects that decrease the quality of life of patients and survivors.

Reading maps and solving mathematical equations making you nervous? Your genes are to blame!

Anxiety

Reading maps and solving mathematical equations making you nervous? Your genes are to blame!

All forms of anxiety showed a substantial genetic component, with DNA explaining over a third of the differences between people.

'Hope for a better life', says obese Madhya Pradesh inspector before leaving for Mumbai to undergo checkup

Obesity

'Hope for a better life', says obese Madhya Pradesh inspector before leaving for Mumbai to undergo checkup

Following the doctor's advice, Jogewat left for Mumbai on Saturday night.

Reduce your risk of depression, anxiety; live in a greener habitat, says study!

Depression

Reduce your risk of depression, anxiety; live in a greener habitat, says study!

In the study, common types of birds including blackbirds, robins, blue tits and crows were seen.

Reduce chronic knee pain with this new treatment

knee

Reduce chronic knee pain with this new treatment

Knee osteoarthritis, the leading cause of chronic knee pain, causes loss of function, reduced quality of life and psychological disability.

Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

Drugs

Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

The drug survey had found that over 10 per cent of drugs in the government supply chain were 'Not of Standard Quality'.

Hypothyroidism can lead to miscarriage, bleeding

hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism can lead to miscarriage, bleeding

It can lead to other complications as well such as low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome and partum bleeding.

Frequent migraine headache? Eat these foods to get relief from the pain!

Migraine

Frequent migraine headache? Eat these foods to get relief from the pain!

Migraine headache is one of most common and painful things that a person can experience. 

Five natural remedies to treat skin allergy!

skin allergy

Five natural remedies to treat skin allergy!

 Skin allergy is considered as one of the most common skin problem nowadays.

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

Antibiotic resistant infections

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

A new study has found that a 700-per cent rise in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics in children in the US.

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said the matter would end there for such hospitals if there were no further complaints.

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

Healthy Lifestyle

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

People who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more likely to follow the health behaviours suggested by the tool.

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

Mental health

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the homes, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Antibiotics

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.

New risk factors for anxiety disorders revealed

Anxiety

New risk factors for anxiety disorders revealed

A research team from Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Würzburg (JMU) describes a hitherto unknown genetic pathway for developing such diseases.

Are you a victim of inadequate sleep? Dietary prebiotics might help you out!

Sleep

Are you a victim of inadequate sleep? Dietary prebiotics might help you out!

When beneficial bacteria digest prebiotic fiber, they not only multiply, improving overall gut health, but they also release metabolic byproducts.

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Dialysis

Essential to develop cost-effective access to dialysis, say experts

Experts in the new research paper titled 'Ethical issues in dialysis therapy' published in the Lancet today said that a mere 30 per cent of patients manage to receive this life-saving therapy in India.

If you are skipping breakfast, these things might happen to your body!

Healthy eating

If you are skipping breakfast, these things might happen to your body!

Do you often skip your breakfast? If yes, then it is not good and can cause many health problems.

A fasting diet may help reduce symptoms of diabetes: Study

Diabetes

A fasting diet may help reduce symptoms of diabetes: Study

A study has showed that a fasting diet may help in treating diabetes.

Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome? Avoid these foods

Irritable bowel syndrome

Suffering from irritable bowel syndrome? Avoid these foods

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common problem which affects the large intestine causing abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits.

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.