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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.

Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

psychosis

Do antipsychotics do more good than harm?

The experts concluded that, for the patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, antipsychotic medications do not have negative long-term effects on patients` outcomes or the brain. 

Most trans patients don't undergo gender-affirming surgeries

Surgery

Most trans patients don't undergo gender-affirming surgeries

The study looked at 99 transgender patients who were undergoing hormone therapy at BMC, the majority transwomen. 

Cinnamon good for heart health, reduces disease risk

Heart

Cinnamon good for heart health, reduces disease risk

Scientists have found that cinnamon may reduce the effects of a high-fat diet and risk of cardiovascular damage by slowing the fat storing process in the body.

Praising kids can boost their wellbeing, says study

Children health

Praising kids can boost their wellbeing, says study

Those parents who succeeded in offering their child five pieces of praise each day, alongside catching their child's good behaviour, saw an improvement in the child's wellbeing when compared to a control group.

Scientists find new way to fight harmful bacteria

Bacterial infection. Scientists

Scientists find new way to fight harmful bacteria

A new study found that fragments of thrombin - a common blood protein found in wounds - can aggregate both bacteria and their toxins; something that was not see in normal blood plasma.

Here comes a touchscreen tablet to help visually impaired people

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Here comes a touchscreen tablet to help visually impaired people

The device quickly forms shapes and relief maps that users can then explore with their fingers, using their sense of touch.

Central Railway sets up EMR to assist rail victims, provide health checkup at Re 1

Health checkup

Central Railway sets up EMR to assist rail victims, provide health checkup at Re 1

This decision came after a Bombay High Court order asking the Railways to set up EMRs at all stations on the Central and Western Line here in a phased manner following a PIL in March by rail activist Samir Zaveri on the issue of lack of prompt medical help in case of accidents on railway tracks.

High-dose prostate cancer therapy can reduce trips to hospital

Cancer

High-dose prostate cancer therapy can reduce trips to hospital

Patients are very satisfied with this single outpatient treatment, which they find convenient and which allows them to return rapidly to normal activities.

 Eczema has another cause – lack of protein skin barrier responsible to triggering condition

eczema

Eczema has another cause – lack of protein skin barrier responsible to triggering condition

Atopic eczema is a common skin condition and often found in children in the first year of their life and persists into adulthood with severe itching that has profound effects on well-being and may lead to sleep disturbance.  

Shouldn't the departure of once world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed have been smoother?

Eman Ahmed

Shouldn't the departure of once world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed have been smoother?

People might not agree but Eman Ahmed left India in a lot of chaos.

Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Glaucoma

Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers idendified a marker of damage to cells in the eye which could be used to monitor progression of glaucoma and the effectiveness of the treatment.

MRSA blood infections are less fatal in kids, says study

MRSA blood infections

MRSA blood infections are less fatal in kids, says study

In adults, MRSA infections that reach the bloodstream are responsible for numerous complications and fatalities, killing 10 per cent to 30 per cent of patients.

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

Pregnant women

Pregnant women more likely to be victim of traumatic injury

The researchers found that pregnant trauma victims, on average, suffered less severe injuries than their non-pregnant counterparts.

Fear of injection? Knowing your doctor may help reduce the pain!

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Fear of injection? Knowing your doctor may help reduce the pain!

The study suggests that participants who experience higher levels of anxiety on a day-to-day basis experienced greater reductions in pain from feeling close to their doctor.

Cooking in oil fish during pregnancy may decrease risk of diabetes in children

Diabetes

Cooking in oil fish during pregnancy may decrease risk of diabetes in children

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on the body and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas.

Is your child suffering from gastrointestinal disorder? Try treating it with herbal remedies!

Gastrointestinal disorder

Is your child suffering from gastrointestinal disorder? Try treating it with herbal remedies!

The studies didn’t find serious side effects associated with herbal remedies.

Do you work in night shifts? It may be harming your liver! - This is why

Liver Health

Do you work in night shifts? It may be harming your liver! - This is why

Researchers have discovered that this organ adapts to the cycles of feeding and fasting, and the alternation of day and night within 24 hours.

New testicle repair cells may offer fertility hope

fertility

New testicle repair cells may offer fertility hope

The researchers found that the newly-discovered cells -- known as Miwi2-expressing cells -- were able to repair injury, highlighting their critical role in regeneration.

Limit your teenage child's salt intake – Too much may put them at a risk of stroke in adulthood!

Healthy eating

Limit your teenage child's salt intake – Too much may put them at a risk of stroke in adulthood!

Readings indicate higher levels of stiffness in both peripheral arteries in the extremities, as well as in central arteries, tied to higher sodium consumption.

Eman Ahmed's chaotic exit from India compels Maharashtra govt to issue guidelines to deal with patients from abroad

Eman Ahmed

Eman Ahmed's chaotic exit from India compels Maharashtra govt to issue guidelines to deal with patients from abroad

The minister yesterday instructed officials to prepare a note in this regard so that it could be issued to all hospitals.

Parents, take note! Smartphones, tablets could cause delayed speech development in your toddler

Children's health

Parents, take note! Smartphones, tablets could cause delayed speech development in your toddler

 The results support a recent policy recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics to discourage any type of screen media in children younger than 18 months.

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

Diabetes

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

Since blood sugar can be measured with tears, many attempts have been made to monitor diabetes with contact lenses. However, their biggest drawback has been poor wearability.

Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

Eyes

Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

The researchers believe that the study could lead to development of new, less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body tissues, helping to treat degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

Teenager devises 'smart bra' that can detect signs of breast cancer

Breast cancer

Teenager devises 'smart bra' that can detect signs of breast cancer

An 18-year-old man in Mexico has developed a 'smart' bra integrated with sensors that can detect early signs of breast cancer.

Food insecurity increases global migration: UN

Food insecurity

Food insecurity increases global migration: UN

At a time of a record-high number of people fleeing their homes due to violent conflicts, the UN food agency said Friday a global crisis in food supplies is causing even more migrants to cross borders.

Old health myths practiced by grandparents cause risk for kids

Children health

Old health myths practiced by grandparents cause risk for kids

When grandparents step up to the plate, it can be wonderful for grandchildren but can also pose challenges in terms of lifestyle, finances and mental and physical health to a somewhat older or elderly cohort.

Poor women at greater risk of anxiety

Anxiety

Poor women at greater risk of anxiety

Anxiety disorders, which often manifest as excessive worry, fear and a tendency to avoid potentially stressful situations including social gatherings, are some of the most common mental health problems in the Western world.

First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

Eye health

First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that unlike existing artificial retinal implants, the cell-cultures are created from natural, biodegradable materials and do not contain foreign bodies or living entities.

Swear all you want – It's making you stronger!

Pain

Swear all you want – It's making you stronger!

A possible reason for this is that it stimulates the body's sympathetic nervous system – that's the system that makes your heart pound when you are in danger.

Four-time NBA champion John Salley gets his prostate examined live on screen

Prostate cancer

Four-time NBA champion John Salley gets his prostate examined live on screen

Four-time NBA champion John Salley, 52, underwent a live prostate examination on a Television show.