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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.

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.

Miranda House becomes first DU college to install digital 'talking signage' for visually impaired students

Eyes

Miranda House becomes first DU college to install digital 'talking signage' for visually impaired students

These digital sinages will help all the blind students inside the premise to to figure out their way across the college campus.

After Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest man Juan Pedro Franco undergoes successful weight loss surgery in Mexico

Weight loss surgery

After Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest man Juan Pedro Franco undergoes successful weight loss surgery in Mexico

Franco, who at one point weighed almost 600 kilogrammes (1,300 pounds), is being closely monitored by doctors following his weight loss surgery.

UK man slept with wife's body for 6 days after she lost her battle with cervical cancer

Cancer

UK man slept with wife's body for 6 days after she lost her battle with cervical cancer

Wendy Davison, 50, passed away at her home in Derby last month in the arms of her husband and son after a 10-year battle with cervical cancer, says report. She died on Friday, April 21.

Indian doctors remove 800-gram tumour from Afghan toddler's chest

Surgery

Indian doctors remove 800-gram tumour from Afghan toddler's chest

According to the doctors, who carried out the surgery on Imran on Tuesday, the tumour had compressed the entire right lung of the child, who weighed just ten kilograms.

India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

Tuberculosis

India's tuberculosis challenge: Drug-resistant TB could make up 1 in 10 cases of disease by 2040

Drug-resistant TB could make up one in ten cases of the disease in the country by 2040.

Researchers identify genes linked to bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder

Researchers identify genes linked to bipolar disorder

Researchers have identified several genes that can put children of bipolar disorder patients at increased risk of developing the disease.

Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

Dementia

Marijuana can reverse memory loss and improve cognitive skills

The study could pave the way for slowing brain ageing or treating dementia in humans.

Suffering from chronic pain? Drinking coffee and getting more sleep may help ease the pain!

Chronic pain

Suffering from chronic pain? Drinking coffee and getting more sleep may help ease the pain!

A new research suggests that sleeping habits coupled with daytime alertness-promoting agents such as coffee might help to get relief from the pain.

 Energy drinks can be fatal for people with genetic heart condition

Energy drinks

Energy drinks can be fatal for people with genetic heart condition

A study has warned that consuming even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks may cause serious cardiac events and can even turn deadly for some people with a genetic heart condition like rapid, irregular heartbeat.

Decoded: Reasons why women are more prone to asthma!

Asthma

Decoded: Reasons why women are more prone to asthma!

The study in France also revealed that the testosterone in male suppresses the production of a type of immune cell that triggers allergic asthma and acts as a barrier against them in developing the inflammatory airway condition.

Identified - Skin cells responsible for baldness, grey hair

baldness

Identified - Skin cells responsible for baldness, grey hair

The findings showed that a protein called KROX20 - commonly associated with nerve development - turns on in skin cells that become the hair shaft. 

Eman Ahmed will not undergo weight loss surgery for now – This is how she'll be treated in UAE

Weight loss surgery

Eman Ahmed will not undergo weight loss surgery for now – This is how she'll be treated in UAE

The Egyptian woman once considered the world's heaviest is now being treated by a team of 20 doctors and specialists in Abu Dhabi.

What's behind the surge in typhoid cases in Delhi?

typhoid

What's behind the surge in typhoid cases in Delhi?

As per status report of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), at least 80 cases of chikungunya and 30 cases of dengue have been reported in Delhi in just four months since January 1, 2017.

Pizza, noodles, soft drinks go off Maharashtra school canteens

Junk food

Pizza, noodles, soft drinks go off Maharashtra school canteens

School canteens will now have to to sell items like rotis made of wheat, rice, vegetables, pulses, idli and vada sambar, coconut water, lemonade, jaljira and other healthy items.

Ferdinand Monoyer's 181st Birthday: Know about the inventor of 'eye test'

Eye test

Ferdinand Monoyer's 181st Birthday: Know about the inventor of 'eye test'

Ferdinand, born on 9 May 1836, is known for introducing the dioptre - the unit of measure of the optical power of a lens - in 1872. 

Woman with rare tumour in heart saved through surgery

Tumour

Woman with rare tumour in heart saved through surgery

The type and spread of the tumour -- also known as Myxoma -- led other hospitals to refuse to treat the patient, citing bleak chance of survival.

This enzyme tablet may help relief symptoms of gluten intolerance

Gluten intolerance

This enzyme tablet may help relief symptoms of gluten intolerance

Researchers found that taking this enzyme tablet while consuming foods containing gluten also prevents a significant amount of it from entering the small intestine.

Harmful environmental pollution increases risk of cancer

Cancer

Harmful environmental pollution increases risk of cancer

Researchers in the US have found that poor environmental quality is particularly strongly linked to prostate and breast cancer cases.

Cotton buds may cause minor to severe injury to the ear

ear

Cotton buds may cause minor to severe injury to the ear

Researchers have warned that using cotton buds to clean ears may seem harmless, but they can cause minor to severe injury to the ear.

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Zika virus disease

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Scientists say the discovery of an antibody in the blood of infected people may lead to a new vaccine against the disease.

 

You throw stones at security forces and seek treatment here, PGIMER doctor tells Kashmiri patient

patient

You throw stones at security forces and seek treatment here, PGIMER doctor tells Kashmiri patient

The patient, Nasreena Malik, a resident of Kashmir, is suffering from internal carotid artery aneurysm, and was brought to the to the neurosurgery department at the PGIMER by her son Javaid Ahmad Malik.

Colorectal cancer: Things that can increase your risk

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer: Things that can increase your risk

The results based on a colon cancer risk assessment survey, show that a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of the disease. 

Heat wave grips Delhi: Watch out for these heat-related ailments, safety measures

Heat wave

Heat wave grips Delhi: Watch out for these heat-related ailments, safety measures

Also, as per an article on International Journal of Sports Medicine, while adults may cope well with heat or cold, children may not have the same tolerance.

'Heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed battling multiple conditions in UAE, may take at least a year to recover

Weight loss surgery

'Heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed battling multiple conditions in UAE, may take at least a year to recover

Doctors at Burjeel Hospital say Eman, who left India last week in a chaotic manner, is also suffering from a 'cardiac issue', thyroid imbalance, poor kidney and liver function, COPD and infected bed sores, apart from her severe obesity. 

World Thalassemia Day 2017: Know the position of the disorder in India

thalassemia

World Thalassemia Day 2017: Know the position of the disorder in India

India, considered to be the capital of thalassaemia, sees some 10,000 children born with the condition every year.

Chest irradiation can cause heart disease decades later

Heart disease

Chest irradiation can cause heart disease decades later

The study involved 79 patients who had received irradiation 20 years ago for Hodgkin lymphoma and were free from it for at least 10 years.

Wary about non-surgical weight loss treatments? Don't be, they're safe and effective, says study!

Weight-loss Surgery

Wary about non-surgical weight loss treatments? Don't be, they're safe and effective, says study!

The research demonstrated that ESG is safe and effective in helping patients lead healthier lives and should be considered as another tool available to clinicians and patients in the fight against obesity.

Diet soda's, other aerated drinks are putting your fertility at risk!

Infertility

Diet soda's, other aerated drinks are putting your fertility at risk!

Doctors also said most of the soft drinks are caffeinated and contain fructose, which are associated with a higher risk of ovulatory disorders and infertility among women. 

Do you let smartphone apps track your period? They may be giving you inaccurate information!

Menstruation

Do you let smartphone apps track your period? They may be giving you inaccurate information!

Many apps do not allow users to correct them when the predictions are wrong or to input data or explanations about why a particularly stressful month or change in birth control might have thrown off their cycles, researchers said.