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World Hepatitis Day: 52 million Indians suffer from chronic hepatitis

 Hepatitis is an inflammatory of the liver, commonly caused by a viral infection. 

Antibodies that protect against Zika virus in mice identified, claim scientists

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have identified antibodies that protect against Zika virus infection in mice.

Scientists identify anti-Zika antibodies in mice

US researchers said on Wednesday they have identified antibodies that specifically protect against Zika virus infection in mice, an important step toward developing a vaccine, better diagnostic tests and possibly new antibody-based therapies.

World Hepatitis Day, 2016: Ten facts you should know!

The theme for World Hepatitis Day, 2016 is Elimination, owing to the goal that the WHO has set for itself.

Paper trays coated with silver capable of extending shelf-life of eggs: Research

The research conducted by an Indian scientist further mentions that this development is meant to help eggs stored in village farms to stay for longer periods and be sold without compromising on quality.

Hepatitis B, C pose huge health challenge in India: Experts

Hepatitis B is 50-100 times more infectious than HIV and Hepatitis C is 10 times more infectious than the virus that can cause AIDS.

Exercise may cut gestational diabetes risk in obese women

Obese women are at increased risk of complications during pregnancy, the most common of which are gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, a large increase in weight as well as pre-eclampsia.

How much do you know about hepatitis - Take the quiz here

 Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and some other toxins, certain drugs, infections, heavy alcohol use.

Stem cells injection could ward off glaucoma

The influx of cells regenerated the tiny, delicate patch of tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, which serves as a drain for the eyes to avoid fluid buildup.

Five health benefits of cashew nuts you didn't know about!

 Here are some reasons why cashew nuts make an excellent choice and you should not eliminate them from your diet.

Cockroach milk – The next big 'superfood' and a fantastic protein supplement?

 The research was carried out by a team of scientists from Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore, India.  

East India's first cadaver liver transplant in Kolkata

Family members of a 53-year-old male patient - Samar Chakraborty - who was declared brain dead on Monday assented to the procedure to transplant the liver that is expected to bequeath a new lease of life to a 46-year-old female recipient with liver damage.

WHO declares Brazil free of measles

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Brazil free of measles, after no case of the disease was registered in the last year.

Male hormones can turn back cell aging!

In practice, he added, telomere length is a laboratory measure of a cell's "age."

This embryonic gene may help fight ageing

 The fountain of youth may reside in an embryonic stem cell gene named Nanog, suggests new research that may lead to treatments for conditions due to reduced bone strength, Alzheimer's and other age-related disorders.

Cadaver donation takes place for third day in a row in Mumbai

Mumbai witnessed cadaver donation for the third day in a row bringing the count to 35 donors this year.

Try these home remedies to get rid of diarrhoea!

Diarrhoea occurs when the digestive system is not functioning properly, resulting in frequent watery stools, three or more times a day.

Hearing test may identify infants with autism risk

A non-invasive and inexpensive hearing test may help physicians identify infants with autism risk as researches have discovered that an inner ear deficiency may impact speech recognition ability of children with the disorder.

Season's first dengue death reported in Delhi

The national capital has reported it's first dengue death with an 18-year old succumbing to the mosquito borne disease last week.

Know the common causes of red or bloodshot eyes!

Do you often suffer from red or bloodshot eyes?

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: Report

Major NCDs including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and cancers are primarily caused by exposure to tobacco, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, and very little exercise.

Boy's heart, brain function halted for cardiac tumour removal!

The surgery was performed using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA), a surgical technique that involves reduction of body temperature to 15 degrees Celcius

Remote-controlled microbots to soon aid doctors

Made up of a biocompatible hydrogel and magnetic nanoparticles, these microbots can move and swim inside the patient's body when an electromagnetic field is applied, accoding to the researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne, Switzerland who developed bio-inspired robots that looks and moves like a bacterium.  

Painless patch can monitor side effects of drugs

Microneedles are designed to puncture the outer layer of skin, which acts as a protective shield, but not the next layers of epidermis and the dermis, which house nerves, blood vessels and active immune cells.

Shocking! Heartbreaking video of babies born addicted to drugs - Watch

The condition can cause infants to tremble, struggle to eat and often choke during feeds. 

Lifestyle and home remedies to deal with panic attacks!

Panic attacks can strike at any time as they typically occur without any warning.

New protein gives new hope for Alzheimer's cure!

In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between neurons in the brain.

Multiple sclerosis: 15 warning signs you might have the condition

Although MS can occur in young children and older odults, the condition most commonly affects people between the ages of 20 and 50.

Restless Leg Syndrome: Treat the disorder with this amazingly simple trick! - Watch video

Those suffering from it, complain of differing symptoms, however, one thing remains the same – discomfort.

Singapore-based company develops robot therapist to help relieve muscle strains

A Singapore-based start up has developed a robotic massage therapist that may help relieve muscle strains and injuries.