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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.

213 HIV-positive women give birth to healthy babies in Chhattisgarh

HIV

213 HIV-positive women give birth to healthy babies in Chhattisgarh

The multi-medicine treatment process has yielded better results, with 213 HIV-infected women having given birth to healthy babies

Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before UK health service hack

Cyberattack

Indian-origin doctor warned of cyberattacks days before UK health service hack

An Indian-origin doctor based in London had warned against the cyber-hack of the UK's state-run National Health Service (NHS) just days before it crippled the country's network.

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

Ebola

UN agency announces 2 more suspected Ebola cases in Congo

The UN agency said yesterday there are now 11 suspected cases, including three reported deaths, in Likati in Congo's northern Bas-Uele Province. WHO said one death has tested positive for an Ebola strain seen in the country before.

Follow a regular exercise regimen, good diet to ward off osteoarthritis

Arthritis

Follow a regular exercise regimen, good diet to ward off osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis disproportionately affects post-menopausal women who are more pre-disposed to the condition because of biology, genetics and hormones. 

Gynecologists showcase culinary talent to create awareness on infertility

Infertility

Gynecologists showcase culinary talent to create awareness on infertility

In our fast paced life, many married couples in the urban space are faced with infertility. To create health awareness among people, NCR-based gynecologists came together under one roof to participate in a unique 'Master Chef Competition' here on Saturday on the eve of MOther's Day.

Delhi will be made free from dengue and chikungunya, says Arvind Kejriwal

Mosquito-borne diseases

Delhi will be made free from dengue and chikungunya, says Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he plans to make Delhi free from mosquito-borne diseases.

Researchers develop 3D human lung model to shed light on respiratory diseases

Respiratory diseases

Researchers develop 3D human lung model to shed light on respiratory diseases

Researchers used the new lung "organoids", tiny 3D structures that mimic features of a full-sized lung, to generate models of human lung diseases in a lab dish.

Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Vaccine

Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Union Minister of Health JP Nadda on Saturday launched the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.

Five lesser-known health benefits of almond oil!

Healthy eating

Five lesser-known health benefits of almond oil!

Almond oil is considered to be good for skin and a boon for our health.

A spoon can help diagnose a lot of health problems for you! - Here's how to do the test

Diagnosis

A spoon can help diagnose a lot of health problems for you! - Here's how to do the test

It's simple and can reveal a lot about your health issues and signs and symptoms that you may have ignored at some point within a minute.

30-year old man accidentally swallows a live fish, saved by doctors

Doctors

30-year old man accidentally swallows a live fish, saved by doctors

Reportedly, as the man was holding the fish, it went straight into his mouth and settled in his throat .

Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Patients

Smartphone notification in emergency room of hospital may help discharge patients quickly

Patients who come to the emergency department with chest pain have blood drawn to test for troponin (protein) levels, which, if elevated, indicate a heart attack, researchers said.

Veterans' suicide risk no greater than civilians: Study

Suicide

Veterans' suicide risk no greater than civilians: Study

However, there may be an increased risk of suicide in certain groups such as older veterans and women veterans, researchers said.

Keeping your heart healthy can prevent erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction

Keeping your heart healthy can prevent erectile dysfunction

Researchers focused on seven risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, high blood sugar, being overweight or obese, insufficient physical activity, poor diet, and smoking.

Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

Depression

Chronic physical illness in childhood can give you depression in adulthood: Study

The paper revealed that the sufferers of all chronic conditions reviewed were at increased risk of developing depression or anxiety, emotional problems that persisted beyond childhood and adolescence and into adult life.

Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

yellow fever

Yellow fever hits Brazil, 259 deaths confirmed in 2017

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that 259 deaths have been confirmed, another 47 are being investigated and 115 have been ruled out as being due to other causes.

Nurses crucial for cost-effective, good quality healthcare: Pranab Mukherjee

International Nurses Day

Nurses crucial for cost-effective, good quality healthcare: Pranab Mukherjee

 President Pranab Mukherjee was speaking at Rashtrapati Bhavan after presenting the National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

Marijuana use linked to poorer school performance

marijuana

Marijuana use linked to poorer school performance

The human brain actively develops until a person reaches his or her early twenties. 

Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Pacemakers

Soon, battery-free medical implants powered by body's fluids

Now, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Connecticut in the US propose storing energy in those devices without a battery.

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' evolved even before dinosaurs

Enterococci

Antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' evolved even before dinosaurs

Antibiotic resistance is a leading public health concern worldwide as it threatens nearly five per cent of patients with infections during their stay in hospitals.

60% Indians spend over 4 hours a week on fitness; running most popular activity, says survey

Fitness

60% Indians spend over 4 hours a week on fitness; running most popular activity, says survey

Many cities were surveyed, but Pune scored the highest with a FitScore of 7.65, followed by Chandigarh that scored a close 7.35 on the fitness meter.

Feeling low? Taking a walk in the park may help uplift your mood!

mood

Feeling low? Taking a walk in the park may help uplift your mood!

A new research has found that moving around in the park might help to uplift the mood.

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Depression

People with depression may have 53 percent higher risk of heart disease!

Researchers have identified some important factors which increase risk for heart disease, including antipsychotic use and higher body mass index.

Low resting heart rate makes men more likely to stalk women

Heart health

Low resting heart rate makes men more likely to stalk women

Stalking has previously been associated with violence and aggression and is an unwanted or obsessive attention by an individual or group towards another person.

Warning for sushi lovers! You are at risk of parasites from undercooked fish

Seafood

Warning for sushi lovers! You are at risk of parasites from undercooked fish

Anisakiasis is caused by eating raw or undercooked seafood infected with parasites of the species Anisakis.

Teen boy from Bihar nicknamed 'Ghost Boy' – Find out why!

Tumour

Teen boy from Bihar nicknamed 'Ghost Boy' – Find out why!

A 16-year-old teenager named Mithun Chauhan from Nawada in Bihar has been branded as 'ghost boy' by his classmates.

Zinc lozenges may increase rate of recovery from common cold

Cold

Zinc lozenges may increase rate of recovery from common cold

The analysis of three randomised controlled trials found that on the fifth day, 70 per cent of the patients who took zinc lozenges had recovered compared with 27 per cen of the placebo patients.

#InternationalNursesDay: Reasons why we should show gratitude to nurses

Nurses

#InternationalNursesDay: Reasons why we should show gratitude to nurses

Being a nurse needs a lot of commitment and dedication to the job, and that's one reason why not everyone is capable of taking up the profession althouhg it's one of the most demanding careers in the world.

Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO hepatitis ambassador in Southeast Asia

Hepatitis

Amitabh Bachchan appointed WHO hepatitis ambassador in Southeast Asia

WHO announced in a statement that the veteran actor has been brought on board to boost awareness and intensify action to arrest the Hepatitis epidemic.

Is vegan diet putting your kids at risk?

Vegan diet

Is vegan diet putting your kids at risk?

Studies have shown that children who follow a vegan diet are leaner and smaller than those children who consume meat or those who have vegetarian diets.