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An hour of exercise a day may help you live longer

Physical inactivity is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes as well as some cancers and is associated with more than 5 million deaths per year.

Old e-cigarette device emits more harmful chemicals

The study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) in the US found that e-cigarettes can lead to emissions of toxic chemicals such as acrolein and formaldehyde.

Baby care during monsoon: Tips to get rid of prickly heat rash in babies!

 Most prickly heat rashes disappear on its own in a few days unless the rash gets infected.

Online counselling - The new strategy to lose weight?

Using the Positive Online Weight Reduction (POWeR)+ online programme with very brief support from practice staff, participants lost over one kg more averaged over 12 months and were more likely to maintain clinically important weight loss by 12 months.

Menopause, insomnia may accelerate ageing

The dual research suggested that menopause and insomnia can increase risk for ageing-related diseases and earlier death in women.

Shocking! Indian man washes vegetables in sewer water (Watch video)

 Here's a video where a man was seen washing freshly picked vegetables in sewer water that can make you very sick.  

Baby boy 'walks' out of his mother's womb in new birthing trend of 'natural caesarean' – Watch the amazing moment!

 But, there's a new trend in birthing called 'gentle caesarean or natural caesarean' - a mixture of natural birth and caesarean - and the latest method seems to be becoming popular among mothers.

Hepatitis prevention: Protect your liver with these useful tips

 Considering the size of the epidemic, anyone and everyone can be at risk. But you can take steps to reduce your risk of infection.  

World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

 Hepatitis is an inflammatory of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection. 

Antibodies that protect against Zika virus in mice identified, claim scientists

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have identified antibodies that protect against Zika virus infection in mice.

Scientists identify anti-Zika antibodies in mice

US researchers said on Wednesday they have identified antibodies that specifically protect against Zika virus infection in mice, an important step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

World Hepatitis Day, 2016: Ten facts you should know!

The theme for World Hepatitis Day, 2016 is Elimination, owing to the goal that the WHO has set for itself.

Paper trays coated with silver capable of extending shelf-life of eggs: Research

The research conducted by an Indian scientist further mentions that this development is meant to help eggs stored in village farms to stay for longer periods and be sold without compromising on quality.

Hepatitis B, C pose huge health challenge in India: Experts

Hepatitis B is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV and Hepatitis C is 10 times more infectious than the virus that can cause AIDS.

Exercise may cut gestational diabetes risk in obese women

Obese women are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy, the most common of which are gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, a large increase in weight as well as pre-eclampsia.

How much do you know about hepatitis - Take the quiz here

 Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and some other toxins, certain drugs, infections, heavy alcohol use.

Stem cells injection could ward off glaucoma

The influx of cells regenerated the tiny, delicate patch of tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, which serves as a drain for the eyes to avoid fluid buildup.

Five health benefits of cashew nuts you didn't know about!

 Here are some reasons why cashew nuts make an excellent choice and you should not eliminate them from your diet.

Cockroach milk – The next big 'superfood' and a fantastic protein supplement?

 The research was carried out by a team of scientists from Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore, India.  

East India's first cadaver liver transplant in Kolkata

Family members of a 53-year-old male patient - Samar Chakraborty - who was declared brain dead on Monday assented to the procedure to transplant the liver that is expected to bequeath a new lease of life to a 46-year-old female recipient with liver damage.

WHO declares Brazil free of measles

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Brazil free of measles, after no case of the disease was registered in the last year.

Male hormones can turn back cell aging!

In practice, he added, telomere length is a laboratory measure of a cell's "age."

This embryonic gene may help fight ageing

 The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog, suggests new research that may lead to treatments for conditions due to reduced bone strength, Alzheimer's and other age-related disorders.

Cadaver donation takes place for third day in a row in Mumbai

Mumbai witnessed cadaver donation for the third day in a row bringing the count to 35 donors this year.

Try these home remedies to get rid of diarrhoea!

Diarrhoea occurs when the digestive system is not functioning properly, resulting in frequent watery stools, three or more times a day.

Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk

A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants with autism risk as researches have discovered that an inner ear deficiency may impact speech recognition ability of children with the disorder.

Season's first dengue death reported in Delhi

The national capital has reported it's first dengue death with an 18-year old succumbing to the mosquito borne disease last week.

Know the common causes of red or bloodshot eyes!

Do you often suffer from red or bloodshot eyes?

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: Report

Major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancers are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and very little exercise.

Boy's heart, brain function halted for cardiac tumour removal!

The surgery was performed using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), a surgical technique that involves reduction of body temperature to 15 degrees Celcius