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Want to live a very long life? Follow these five basic rules for a healthier, happier lifestyle!

Following are five simple common-sense rules, if followed will keep you fit and add years to your life.


WHO urges SE Asian countries to strengthen health system against stroke

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged the countries of the Southeast Asian region to strengthen their health care system to tackle the rising incidence of stroke witnessed in the region along with other low income countries every year.


Focus on diabetes control among pregnant women, youth: Jitendra Singh

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Jitendra Singh on Friday said the government should focus on a proper diabetes control and management among pregnant women and youth, as cases among them continued to surge over the last 15 years.

Respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases rise as air quality worsens in Delhi

The number of patients with respiratory diseases seems to be increasing as the quality of the air worsens in the national capital.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E can modify the risk of pneumonia older men: Study

A new study has revealed that Vitamin E can help modify pneumonia risk in older men.


A third of strokes caused by air pollution, lifestyle diseases in India

As India continue to report 16 lakh cases of stroke every year, health experts have said that at least one third of these cases are caused by mere modifiable lifestyle factors and deteriorating air quality.


Vitamin D for pregnant women should be tailor-made

Pregnant women respond differently to vitamin D supplementation depending on their individual attributes, thus the supplement levels should be tailored according to individual risk factors, suggests a research.


World Stroke Day: Things you can do to prevent a stroke!

Around the world, stroke kills more people each year than do HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

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Regular dental visits can help keep pneumonia at bay

Regular dental check-ups can help reduce bacteria in the mouth thereby preventing the risk of getting exposed to pneumonia.


Birth control pills may increase the risk of stroke: Experts

Oral contraceptives increase the risk of ischemic strokes, caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain.


Ayurvedic cure of diabetes – Top five home remedies that really work!

Here are some natural home remedies to keep your blood sugar controlled and lead a healthy life with diabetes.

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Life expectancy in Australia hits new high: Report

ABS Director of Demography Beidar Cho said the life expectancy for Australians in 2015 was comparable for other first-world nations.

National Ayurveda Day

National Ayurveda Day to be observed on October 28: Ayush Ministry

The Ministry of AYUSH on Thursday said National Ayurveda Day will be observed throughout the country on October 28.


Know these health benefits of being flexible!

Do you know that being flexible can give health benefits to our body?

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High estrogen: Five signs women should know!

Estrogen is responsible for the development and regulation of the women's reproductive system and vital for a woman's sexual development. 

peanut allergy

New skin patch for peanut allergy found beneficial for children

The treatment, called epicutaneous immunotherapy or EPIT, was safe and well-tolerated, and nearly all participants used the skin patch daily as directed.

Postpartum depression

Easing labour pain may reduce postpartum depression in women

Epidural anesthesia is a regional anesthesia that blocks pain in a particular region of the body. The goal of an epidural is to provide analgesia, or pain relief, rather than anesthesia, which leads to total lack of fee

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Mumbai: Hospital worker and brain-dead woman saves 4 lives

The donor woman was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital and was declared brain dead following intracerebral bleeding and brain stem haemorrhage.

Lung cancer

New protein linked to causing lung cancer identified!

The study led by Chang-hwan Lee of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine discovered that the protein called USE1 was more frequently found in lung cancer patients after analysing their DNA.


3-D-printed bone implant dissolves in the body

The implant is installed with a minimum number of metal fixators that are traditionally used in transplantation.

Air pollution

How to overcome air pollution during Diwali if you have asthma – 8 simple steps!

Here are a few things you can do to survive Diwali pollution, especially if you suffer from asthma.

Diwali safety tips

Diwali 2016: Tips for dealing with fireworks-related burn injuries!

Here are a few tips that can be useful while handling burn injuries so that your festive spirit remains intact.

Bird flu

Bird flu: Centre forms committee to monitor situation

On Tuesday, Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai urged the central government to direct the authorities concerned at the Bhopal lab to expedite the process of sending reports.


Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

Their study in the New England Journal of Medicine aimed to uncover a silent killer in young adults known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder that often leads to early heart disease.

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This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

Scientists have come up with a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that they claim might help paralysed patients regain ability to walk.

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Heartbreaking ordeal of a mother who lost her baby to meningitis after overcoming 16 miscarriages

32-year-old Lizzie Allen was full of joy and enthusiasm when she gave birth to a baby girl after 16 miscarriages, but only to lose her to meningitis


Including couple of eggs in salads could uplift vitamin E absorption - Read

The research further says that the amount of Vitamin E which the body absorbs from vegetables can really play a pivotal role in boosting the vitamin's absorption.


Here's why terminally ill cancer patients should avoid surgery!

The study highlights the dilemma that physicians and surgeons face when their terminally ill cancer patients are diagnosed with a condition that may benefit from surgery.

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity: Simple tips how parents can prevent this condition in kids!

Childhood obesity has become very common nowadays and there are many reasons for it.

Heart disease

'Healthy oils, low-heat cooking can reduce heart problems of South Asians'

Preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) is not just about what you eat but is also linked to the cooking style you adopt, according to a team of international researchers who say urbanised South Asian's susceptibility to the disease is partly due to high-heat cooking methods such as roasting or frying.