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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.

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.

Ransomware attacks: What makes healthcare most vulnerable

Healthcare

Ransomware attacks: What makes healthcare most vulnerable

The NHS cyber-attack should be treated as a wake-up call for organisations around the world, particularly, the health sector. 

Shocking! 16-year-old US teen dies after consuming excessive caffeine

caffeine

Shocking! 16-year-old US teen dies after consuming excessive caffeine

He was in perfect health, as confirmed by the autopsy, which showed no undiagnosed heart conditions and there were no conditions that could have been triggered by the caffeine ingestion. No other drugs or alcohol were found in the teen's system either.

Rare surgical feat - Delhi doctors remove 6-inch long roundworm from infant's liver

Roundworms

Rare surgical feat - Delhi doctors remove 6-inch long roundworm from infant's liver

Doctors at the GB Pant surgeons removed a roundworm from the 18-month-old's organ using an adult endoscope.

Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to hear plea over menace in national capital today

Dengue and chikungunya

Rise in dengue, chikungunya cases: Delhi HC to hear plea over menace in national capital today

Amid rising cases of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital following the outbreak, the Delhi High Court will on Tuesday day hear the matter in connection with the growing mosquito-borne menace.

Drugs

New biosensor controls body's drug levels in real time

In a study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, the researchers showed that the technology could continuously regulate the level of a chemotherapy drug in living animals.

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

vaccination

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

As per the report, 14 percent of the children missed out as they were not in their village the day the exercise was carried out while in the case of another five per cent, the parents simply refused to get their child vaccinated.

Believing cocktail contains energy drink makes you more tipsy

Alcohol

Believing cocktail contains energy drink makes you more tipsy

Researchers found labelling the same cocktail as vodka and Red Bull increased perceived intoxication by 51 per cent, compared to labelling it a vodka cocktail or a fruit juice cocktail.

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

Cancer

Light can trick immune system to attack cancer

The team evaluated their methods in mice with melanoma on the ears.

Is your child struggling to get good grades in school? There might be a problem with their vision!

Eye health

Is your child struggling to get good grades in school? There might be a problem with their vision!

The children referred for further optometric examination had significantly lower scores in reading, spelling, numeracy, grammar and punctuation tests.

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

Malaria

Crab shells an eco-friendly way to ward off spread of malaria, say researchers!

 Mosquitoes carry diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, the Zika virus and encephalitis.

Did you know? Your nose holds the key to let you live longer by sniffing out death!

death

Did you know? Your nose holds the key to let you live longer by sniffing out death!

 The results published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society contribute to growing evidence that smell testing gives a valuable window into the health of the brain as it ages – just as the back of the eye does to a skilled doctor.

Sleep apnea victimizes 15-20 percent of private school students in Delhi, says AIIMS study

Sleep

Sleep apnea victimizes 15-20 percent of private school students in Delhi, says AIIMS study

Sleep apnea is caused by recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep. 

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

food waste

Nearly 40% of food in US goes waste: Study

Huge quantities of nutritious foods end up in landfills instead of meeting Americans' dietary needs," said lead author Marie Spiker, from the Johns Hopkins University in the US.

Ebola returns to Congo: WHO assessing extent of outbreak; things to know about the disease

Ebola virus disease

Ebola returns to Congo: WHO assessing extent of outbreak; things to know about the disease

WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti on May 13 visited Kinshasa to discuss with national authorities and partners ways to mount a rapid, effective and coherent response in order to stop the ongoing Ebola outbreak.

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

Diabetes

Pregnant? Hot weather may increase your risk for gestational diabetes

A new study suggests that pregnant women who expose themselves to temperatures averaging 24 degrees Celsius or above are at greater the risk of developing gestational diabetes.

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

Snoring

Does your baby snore regularly? It could be signs of serious health problems

As per a new study, children with regular snoring - at least four nights a week – may be indicative of some serious health problems.

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen: State of emergency declared in Sanaa

Cholera

Cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen: State of emergency declared in Sanaa

Hospitals in the city, which is controlled by the Shia Houthi rebels, are crowded with cholera patients, the BBC quoted the Red Cross as saying.

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

Healthcare

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

The ransomeware, which locked files and demanded payment to allow access, has infected 200,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday

Troubled childhood likely to cause irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome

Troubled childhood likely to cause irritable bowel syndrome

A history of early life trauma has been shown to be associated with structural and functional brain changes and to alter gut microbial composition. 

First-ever 'capsule robot' to perform colonoscopy developed

Surgery

First-ever 'capsule robot' to perform colonoscopy developed

 Researchers tested the capsule robot, which has a tether that is smaller in diameter than conventional endoscopes, 30 times in the colon of a pig.

Volunteering may help prevent dementia: Study

Dementia

Volunteering may help prevent dementia: Study

Researchers tracked 1,001 people - all of whom retired in 2010 - over a five-year period, monitoring them for the development of cognitive problems.

Hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss in menopausal women

Menopause

Hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss in menopausal women

For the study, detailed in the journal Menopause, the team examined independent links between menopausal status, oral hormone therapy, and risk of self-reported hearing loss in 80,972 women.

Squeeze out the risk of blood pressure, heart disease with beetroot juice!

Heart health

Squeeze out the risk of blood pressure, heart disease with beetroot juice!

Researchers at University of Guelph in Canada found that dietary nitrate, a compound found in beetroot juice that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure, may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease.

Tomato extracts – The new solution to fight stomach cancer?

Cancer

Tomato extracts – The new solution to fight stomach cancer?

 Researchers analysed whole tomato extracts for their ability to tackle gastric cancer cell lines.

Speaking in foreign tongues? It may lead to vocal fatigue, voice disorders, say scientists!

Vocal health

Speaking in foreign tongues? It may lead to vocal fatigue, voice disorders, say scientists!

Researchers found that speaking a foreign language causes changes in voice, especially in pitch. Acoustical and perceptual analyses supported the subjective notions.

Fatherhood dreams? Going to bed before midnight can make your sperm healthier, fitter!

Men's health

Fatherhood dreams? Going to bed before midnight can make your sperm healthier, fitter!

Previous study revealed that men getting six hours a night had sperm counts that were 25 percent lower than in men snoozing a full eight hours.

Once world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed likely to undergo heart valve replacement at Abu Dhabi hospital

Surgery

Once world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed likely to undergo heart valve replacement at Abu Dhabi hospital

The Egyptian national weighed over 500 kilos when she was brought to Mumbai from her hometown in Cairo.

Yemen cholera outbreak takes lives of 115 people

Cholera

Yemen cholera outbreak takes lives of 115 people

Hospitals are struggling to accommodate the patients as the influx is increasing day by day.

Malaria to vanish from 15 Indian states in next three years

Malaria

Malaria to vanish from 15 Indian states in next three years

The government has asserted that states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and union territories including Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry will be free from malaria.