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Ghee – Health benefits, why it is better than butter

Healthy eating

Ghee – Health benefits, why it is better than butter

Ghee promotes heart health as it contains properties that help protect the arteries from hardening.

New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

Diabetes

New diabetes drug in the offing: You could be saying farewell to insulin shots soon!

The new potential drugs have a completely different action than the most commonly prescribed anti-diabetic, Metformin, which acts on the liver to reduce glucose production

Fallopian tubes flush: The century-old infertility cure that's as effective as IVF

Infertility

Fallopian tubes flush: The century-old infertility cure that's as effective as IVF

The technique, known as hysterosalpingography (HSG), is a dye test of the fallopian tubes conducted under X-ray, and involves flushing the woman's fallopian tubes with an iodised poppy seed oil.

 

President Pranab Mukherjee lauds homeopathy, emphasises its important role in Indian healthcare sector

Homeopathy

President Pranab Mukherjee lauds homeopathy, emphasises its important role in Indian healthcare sector

Homoeopathy and systems of Indian medicine such as unani and siddha are playing an important role in the country, which faces a severe shortage of quality medical practitioners, he said.

Crohn's and colitis: What's the difference? Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

inflammatory bowel disease

Crohn's and colitis: What's the difference? Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease primarily consists of two long-term disorders that involve inflammation of the gut - ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 

Doctors reveal scary statistics, say 50% Indians under 55 years suffer from heart attacks!

Heart health

Doctors reveal scary statistics, say 50% Indians under 55 years suffer from heart attacks!

The doctors said one of important causes of premature heart attacks in India was familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic condition that led to high cholesterol.

Beware of social media platforms! Instagram 'most dangerous' for young people's mental health

Mental health

Beware of social media platforms! Instagram 'most dangerous' for young people's mental health

The poll conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health (RCPH) found YouTube to have the most positive impact on mental health, followed by Twitter and then Facebook.

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

Healthcare

India ranks 154th out of 195 countries on healthcare index, lags behind Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

India came at 154th position in the ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries, whereas some countries like South Korea, Peru and China have seen greatest improvements in healthcare access and quality since 1990.

Eat more, weigh less! Fruits and veggies your solution to an obesity-free life

Obesity

Eat more, weigh less! Fruits and veggies your solution to an obesity-free life

Current evidence suggests that such a pro-vegetarian diet has a protective role in cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but little is known about its role on the risk of developing obesity in healthy populations.

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Hunger

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO

Ebola

400 contacts being traced in Congo's Ebola outbreak: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thrusday said that health workers are monitoring more than 400 people amid an Ebola outbreak in a remote corner of Congo where already three deaths have been blamed on the deadly virus.

Skipping your beauty sleep may make you lose friends!

Sleep

Skipping your beauty sleep may make you lose friends!

Scientists have found that those who do not get enough sleep for just two days can make people less interested in hanging out with you.

Doctors successfully carried out India's first womb transplant in Pune

transplant

Doctors successfully carried out India's first womb transplant in Pune

A team of doctors successfully performed a womb transplant on a 21-year-old woman on Thursday at a hospital in Pune.

Scientists identify gene that causes sight loss in children

Eye

Scientists identify gene that causes sight loss in children

The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma, which causes part of the eye to be missing at birth.

Indian markets sell cost effective Hepatitis C drugs, says study

Hepatitis C

Indian markets sell cost effective Hepatitis C drugs, says study

Researchers found that the generic directly-acting antiviral (DAA) treatments available in India are cost effective.

Doctor gives birth to baby girl in a moving car!

delivery

Doctor gives birth to baby girl in a moving car!

A doctor named Victoria Williams gave birth to her own baby inside a moving car, on the way to the hospital on May 2, 2017.

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

colon cancer

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

The observational study involved 826 patients who had undergone treatment for stage III colon cancer, typically including surgery and chemotherapy. 

Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

Bones

Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

The new two-step gene therapy method successfully treated non-healing fractures in pigs within eight weeks of treatment, said Maxim Bez from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

This new computer game may make your child healthy

Children health

This new computer game may make your child healthy

Children who played the simple game developed by researchers from University of Exeter in the UK made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards.

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

The researchers looked at the prevalence of CVD from 1990-2010 and found that CVD mortality first increased, then declined steeply with increasing SDI, only to plateau in the last few years.

Australia one of world leaders for life expectancy, says WHO

Life expectancy

Australia one of world leaders for life expectancy, says WHO

Australia is one of the "world leaders" for life expectancy, ranked only behind Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the World Health Organisation`s (WHO) latest world health check.

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Obesity

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Intragastric balloons (IGBs) have been used as weight loss devices for decades. Inflated with water, these devices make it easier to adhere to a low calorie diet by inducing feelings of fullness.

India's first womb transplant at Pune hospital today

transplant

India's first womb transplant at Pune hospital today

The woman, who is a Solapur resident and is unable to conceive it due to absence of uterus, is being operated at Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) by a team of 12 doctors.

Live a life less “ORDINARY”

Meditation

Live a life less “ORDINARY”

Do something which makes you to stand out of the crowd and shows you off as a person less ordinary.

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency, it causes sudden cardiac death, if not treated immediately.

This expensive sunscreen fails SPF protection tests – Here's how to choose the best one for your skin

Sunscreen

This expensive sunscreen fails SPF protection tests – Here's how to choose the best one for your skin

As per a research carried out by consumer watchdog Which?, Avon’s Sun+Multi Protection Sun Lotion SPF30 (150ml) costing £10 failed to offer its claimed level of protection.

Baby undergoes surgery after rats bit her 100 times, parents arrested

Newborn

Baby undergoes surgery after rats bit her 100 times, parents arrested

The teenage parents, 19-year-old Erica Shyrock and and 18-year-old Charles Elliott, who were taken into police custody, have been charged with endangering the welfare of the minor.

Colon cancer: Eating tree nuts may cut risk for return of the disease

colon cancer

Colon cancer: Eating tree nuts may cut risk for return of the disease

The finding by Dr Temidayo Fadelu of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and colleagues is the latest to suggest a health benefit from nut consumption.

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirusIn 2014, Ebola epidemic resulted in 28,646 cases and claimed 11,323 lives by March 2016.

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

Cancer

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

Researchers have demonstrated that a new blood test, known as IsoPSA, can detect prostate cancer more accurately than current tests in two crucial measures.

Lonely teenagers are more likely to have poor quality of sleep: Study

Loneliness

Lonely teenagers are more likely to have poor quality of sleep: Study

Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.