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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.

 Swine flu cases in India see startling rise, 345 succumb to disease this year

Swine flu

Swine flu cases in India see startling rise, 345 succumb to disease this year

The report further mentions that India has witnessed 345 deaths due to swine flu till May 7 this year as compared to 265 deaths in 2016.

Indian surgeons perform complex brain surgery on Ghanaian patient with Arteriovenous Malformation

Surgery

Indian surgeons perform complex brain surgery on Ghanaian patient with Arteriovenous Malformation

The challenging surgery, which took eight hours, was performed by surgeons at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru. 

US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

Hepatitis

US sees three times rise in Hepatitis C cases in last five years

The bloodborne virus is transmitted by injection drug use, dirty needles, blood transfusions and sex. Chronic infection can lead to cirrhosis or cancer of the liver.

India's first womb transplant on May 18 - Pune hospital all set for procedure

Transplantation

India's first womb transplant on May 18 - Pune hospital all set for procedure

As per reports, the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) in Pune will perform the country's uterine transplant on May 18. 

WHO demands transparency for fairer drug pricing

Drug

WHO demands transparency for fairer drug pricing

Drugmakers are under growing fire as a wave of new treatments for serious conditions like cancer and hepatitis C come to market at sky-high prices, putting them out of reach of many patients and national health services.

This novel cell replacement therapy offers hope for diabetes patients

Diabetes

This novel cell replacement therapy offers hope for diabetes patients

This is indeed a good news for diabetic people on insulin. A recent study has found that the novel tissue-engineered islet transplant offers hope to people suffering from diabetes.

Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

Stress

Having a dog may help reduce stress in children, says study

A new study has showed that children who had their pet dog with them reported feeling less stressed compared to having a parent for social support or having no social support.

This is why elderly should increase their yogurt intake!

Bone health

This is why elderly should increase their yogurt intake!

Osteoporosis is a chronic condition associated with a reduction in bone strength and an increased risk of bone fracture.

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods linked to weight gain!

Obesity

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods linked to weight gain!

Researchers have found that common sweetener, erythritol, which is used in low-calorie foods, may increase the weight and fat mass in young adults.

Dietary vitamin D could reduce risk of early menopause

Menopaus

Dietary vitamin D could reduce risk of early menopause

Early menopause affects about 10 per cent of women and is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and early cognitive decline.

Young woman with terminal breast cancer fulfills her wedding photo shoot dream

Breast cancer

Young woman with terminal breast cancer fulfills her wedding photo shoot dream

Sadly before she could find love to make her dream a reality, Chen was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer.

Alcohol does more harm to poor than to rich, says study

Alcohol

Alcohol does more harm to poor than to rich, says study

Researchers led by the University of Glasgow in the UK found that although increased consumption was associated with harm in all groups of people, it was disproportionately harmful for the poorest in society.

This is how important tweeting could turn out to be, it can help you track flu spread

Flu

This is how important tweeting could turn out to be, it can help you track flu spread

Scientists have developed a new model that uses Twitter posts to predict how the infection may affect the human population.

Dengue eradication a pririoty, NGT takes steps to end menace in Delhi

Dengue

Dengue eradication a pririoty, NGT takes steps to end menace in Delhi

The bench, headed by Justice Swantanter Kumar, directed all corporations, the National Capital Territory of Delhi and Delhi Police to assist the lawyers.

Mumbai's first 'one-rupee clinic' – This facility charges patients only Re 1 for health check-up

Health check-up

Mumbai's first 'one-rupee clinic' – This facility charges patients only Re 1 for health check-up

The main goal of setting up the 'one rupee clinic' is to provide emergency help to railway accident victims as well as give medical treatment to the general public.

Meet the baby who miraculously survived 12-hour surgery, 6 heart attacks

Surgery

Meet the baby who miraculously survived 12-hour surgery, 6 heart attacks

Vididha was rushed to a local nursing home by her parents, who were were advised to take her to BJ Wadia Hospital in Mumbai.

Unique surgery saves retired Army officer after he chokes on his mutton Kebab

choking

Unique surgery saves retired Army officer after he chokes on his mutton Kebab

Major Rajinder (retired) had to undergo a rare procedure, which doctors described as a 'one of a kind' surgery to remove the kebab.

One third of FDA-approved drugs had safety issues: Study

Drugs

One third of FDA-approved drugs had safety issues: Study

The study team defined postmarket safety events as those that lead to either withdrawal from the market due to safety concerns, a boxed warning or FDA issuance of a safety communication.

Quit-smoking drug safe for patients with chronic lung conditions

Smoking

Quit-smoking drug safe for patients with chronic lung conditions

Experts have said that smokers with smoking-related diseases should be prescribed the drug to stop their illness from progressing.

Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

Hearing Loss

Postmenopausal hormone therapy may increase risk of hearing loss

 Hormone therapy after menopause may increase the risk of developing hearing loss in women.

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Heart disease

Eating cheese may not increase risk of heart disease or stroke: Study

Scientists at the University of Reading in the UK conducted the largest analysis of population cohort studies, representing almost a million participants and over 93,000 deaths.

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls among older adults

Foot pain

Severe foot pain linked to recurrent falls among older adults

The study also extend to those diagnosed with planus foot posture or flat feet, indicating that both foot pain and foot posture may play a role in recurrent falls among older adults.

Midday meal

85 children fall ill after eating midday meal in Bihar

At least 85 children fell ill on Wednesday after eating midday meal in a government school in Samastipur district of Bihar, officials said.

New engineered bone marrow may make transplants safer

bone marrow

New engineered bone marrow may make transplants safer

Before a transplant, a patient is first given doses of radiation, sometimes in combination with drugs, to kill off any existing stem cells in the patient`s bone marrow. 

Mom's education may act as 'social vaccine' against malaria

Malaria

Mom's education may act as 'social vaccine' against malaria

Researchers, including those from University of Alberta in Canada, tested 647 children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) between the ages of two months and five years.

Ripeness of tomatoes can now be checked with new portable device

Tomatoes

Ripeness of tomatoes can now be checked with new portable device

Researchers, including those from Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain, applied the Raman spectrometer to culinary research.

Swine flu takes a toll on human health; claims 185 lives in Maharashtra, maximum in Pune

Swine flu

Swine flu takes a toll on human health; claims 185 lives in Maharashtra, maximum in Pune

The highest number of 55 swine flu deaths since January this year were registered in Pune. H1N1 infection has been the cause of death for 185 people in Maharashtra from January 1 till May 8.

Try to stay away from painkillers, warns study

Heart

Try to stay away from painkillers, warns study

Previous studies suggested that NSAIDs could increase the risk of heart attack, but the timing of the risk, the effect of dose, treatment duration, and the comparative risks between NSAIDs were poorly understood.

Move for Health Day: Amazing benefits of regular physical activity

physical activity

Move for Health Day: Amazing benefits of regular physical activity

To achieve optimal health and maintain a healthy weight, you need to include physical activity into your everyday patterns on a regular basis.

Lupus – Symptoms, causes, reasons why it should be listed with non-communicable diseases

Lupus

Lupus – Symptoms, causes, reasons why it should be listed with non-communicable diseases

Lupus is not contagious, which means you can't catch the disease from someone or spread to others.