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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.

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Tobacco

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Taking action, authorities have fined more than 2,250 people and collected close to 2 lakh rupees as fine for using tobacco at public places in the state.

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

ASM Alamgir, Senior Scientific Officer of Bangladesh's disease monitoring arm, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), has confirmed the outbreak, bdnews24 reported.

Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

Eyes

Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

In early stages, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) results in blurred vision. However, in advanced stages, it can make life very challenging.

 

 

 

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

Heart disease

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

The study has showed that just 14 days of physical inactivity in young healthy people can cause obesity, poor metabolic health, accelerated musculoskeletal decline, and potentially premature death.

Bathroom scales

Bathroom scales can warn about life threatening conditions

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania developed a prototype of multi functional body composition scales, and are now improving the model by adding new functions and parametres.

3-D printed ovaries could help cancer survivors have healthy children!

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3-D printed ovaries could help cancer survivors have healthy children!

The bioprosthetic ovaries was constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs and found to successfully boost hormone production as well as restore fertility in mice.

Swine flu scare in Delhi: AAP says none affected; Ganga Ram hospital reports four deaths

Swine flu

Swine flu scare in Delhi: AAP says none affected; Ganga Ram hospital reports four deaths

However, AAP government seems to be in denial over this as they have said that no one has been affected due to swine flu in the capital.

Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s

Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s is a neurodegenerative disorder considered as the most common form of dementia and is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration that can result in memory loss.

Pharma, petrochemical sectors can diversify Indo-Belgian trade

Pharma Sector

Pharma, petrochemical sectors can diversify Indo-Belgian trade

Pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries can help India and Belgium to diversify their bilateral trade beyond the diamond sector.

Sleep

Lonely teens may have poor quality sleep

In the study, lonelier people were also 24 per cent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day.

Travelling: A way to detoxify yourself

detoxification

Travelling: A way to detoxify yourself

Detoxifying oneself is the first and foremost thing to live a happy life and so does this require some very fearless decisions.

World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

World Hypertension Day 2017

World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

As per Coronary Artery Disease Index in Asian Indians (CADI), the number of people with hypertension is projected to increase from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025, with the ailment affecting both men and women.

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

Zika

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

They said the compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

Hypertension

Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause stroke

High blood pressure can cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and leading to lack of oxygen supply to the brain cells and tissues, potentially causing a stroke.

World's smallest baby successfully undergoes heart surgery at Geetanjali Hospital, Rajasthan

Surgery

World's smallest baby successfully undergoes heart surgery at Geetanjali Hospital, Rajasthan

The baby boy born prematurely after about 28 weeks (5.5 months) - believed the be the world's tiniest baby - underwent a patent ductus arteriosus, or PDA, corrective operation 15 days after his birth.

What makes this area in Delhi a 'cancer colony'? Find out here

Cancer

What makes this area in Delhi a 'cancer colony'? Find out here

Although no study has been conducted yet in this northeast area, people living in the locality trace the origin of the abnormal rate of cancer to toxic chemicals used by the denim dyeing units, the TOI report added.

World Hypertension Day 2017: Know your risks and get screened for high blood pressure

Hypertension

World Hypertension Day 2017: Know your risks and get screened for high blood pressure

Hypertension is a long-term medical condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high.

Exposure to psychological abuse more damaging for kid's well-being: Study

Psychological abuse

Exposure to psychological abuse more damaging for kid's well-being: Study

The finding showed evidence of exposure to high levels of psychological abuse like name-calling, intimidation, isolation, manipulation and control, was associated with a decrease in children's satisfaction with their social support.

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Genetic testing lab

Health Minister JP Nadda launches genetic testing lab in Delhi

Union Health Minister launched the testing lab with the aim to provide proper diagnosis for all kinds of genetic disorders, including cancer and reproductive disorders.

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

Flu virus infection

Vaccinating pregnant women year-round reduces risk of flu virus infection in babies!

The study has showed that vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round is likely to reduce the infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 per cent, increase birth weights by 15 per cent and result in babies having less influenza.

Ebola survivors may have a unique retinal scar: Study

Ebola

Ebola survivors may have a unique retinal scar: Study

Researchers from University of Liverpool determined if the virus can have any specific effects on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Alzheimer's

Scientists grow 'brain cells on a chip' that could help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Researchers said that such implants can help the brain recover after damage due to an accident, stroke or degenerative neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

New treatments for brain damage in the offing

brain health

New treatments for brain damage in the offing

The study suggests that rather than a single circuit being responsible for memory enhancement there are distinct independent circuits each capable of supporting the same enhancement.

Scientists debunk 'happy drunk' myth

Alcohol

Scientists debunk 'happy drunk' myth

Researchers found that participants' ratings indicated change in all five of the major personality factors.

Diet drinks, soda may make you gain weight: Study

Weight loss

Diet drinks, soda may make you gain weight: Study

This may be due to the carbon dioxide, which gives such drinks their bubbles, that triggers a hunger hormone called ghrelin, the researchers said.

More than 50% doctors suffer from hypertension owing to high stress levels!

Hypertension

More than 50% doctors suffer from hypertension owing to high stress levels!

Hypertension is one of the most common lifestyle diseases prevalent today with one in three Indian adults suffering from it and is equally high amongst the medical fraternity. 

Road accidents biggest killer of teens globally; 3000 youngsters die daily from preventable causes: WHO

Road accidents

Road accidents biggest killer of teens globally; 3000 youngsters die daily from preventable causes: WHO

Road injuries were the leading cause of adolescent death among 10-19-year-olds, resulting in about 115,000 adolescent deaths, the report by World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Treatment for age-related blindness a problem no more! Revolutionary new eye-drops developed

Eye health

Treatment for age-related blindness a problem no more! Revolutionary new eye-drops developed

The drops use a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) to deliver the drug to the relevant part of the eye within minutes.

Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Flu

Be warned: Not flu, but the recovery period makes you 17 times more prone to heart attack!

Pneumonia or bronchitis pose the biggest heart attack risk, the research found.