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Doctors successfully remove 3.2 kg football-sized tumour from Russian patient

Tumour

Doctors successfully remove 3.2 kg football-sized tumour from Russian patient

The surgery was conducted by the team from Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital in Vasant Kunj, led by Dr Sabyasachi Bal.

Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

Cholera

Yemen cholera outbreak eases but alert continues: UNICEF

The cholera outbreak in Yemen, which has killed over 2,000 people, has started to recede but there was still no grounds for complacency regarding the health situation in the country, according to the Unicef.

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

Smoking

Quit smoking to delay frailty in old age

The study, published in the journal Age & Ageing, showed that current smoking was associated with an approximately 60 per cent increased risk of developing frailty.

New method could overcome genetic male infertility

Infertily

New method could overcome genetic male infertility

Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

e-cigarette

E-cigarettes may promote smoking among teenagers

The research, published in the journal Tobacco Control, surveyed 2,836 adolescents from 20 schools in England.

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

Cancer

Eating hamburgers, pizza may up cancer risk

A new study suggests that besides contributing to weight gain in adults, hamburgers and pizza may up risk of cancer.

Men, take note! Want to smell more attractive? Include more fruits and veggies in your diet

Body odour

Men, take note! Want to smell more attractive? Include more fruits and veggies in your diet

The study establishes what previous researches have shown – the notion that scent and health are linked and play a significant role in how desirable someone appears.

Sepsis: Inexpensive prevention technique discovered by US-based Odisha scientist

Sepsis

Sepsis: Inexpensive prevention technique discovered by US-based Odisha scientist

The growth of the sepsis germs is so fast, that by the time the baby is brought to the hospital, he or she dies.

Multicolour MRIs could help improve disease diagnosis: Study

disease

Multicolour MRIs could help improve disease diagnosis: Study

A team of researchers have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging - MRI - multicolour to help improve disease diagnosis.

This new pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse

Drug

This new pain reliever may help combat opioid abuse

The new pain drug binds to a receptor on cells throughout the central nervous system called the sigma 2 receptor.

Beware women! Working night shifts may up breast cancer risk

Tumours

Beware women! Working night shifts may up breast cancer risk

A new study has claimed that women who work in night shifts have increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours.

Inability to smell could expose you to Alzheimer's disease

Mental health

Inability to smell could expose you to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers say that the damage to brain associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) occurs up to 20 years before symptoms start showing.

E- cigarettes can help you kick the butt – Read

Smoking

E- cigarettes can help you kick the butt – Read

The findings revealed that the probability of quitting cigarettes was three times higher among daily e-cigarette users compared to those who never tried e-cigarettes.

Mind blown! Agonising muscle cramp makes man's calf wriggle like a foetus in a mother's womb – Watch video

exercise

Mind blown! Agonising muscle cramp makes man's calf wriggle like a foetus in a mother's womb – Watch video

Sitting in his after his workout, Bermudez posted a video of the cramp on his calf which actually looks like a foetus wriggling in its mother's womb.

Spending more time at gym can make men infertile

Infertility

Spending more time at gym can make men infertile

Long-term exhaustive exercises decreases sperm count and one`s potential for reproduction, said IVF experts.

Walnuts: Your nutty buddies that can help keep hunger at bay! - Read

Walnuts

Walnuts: Your nutty buddies that can help keep hunger at bay! - Read

The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe how consuming walnuts changes activity in the brain.

Man accidentally shoots nail in heart; drives himself to hospital! – Read

Heart health

Man accidentally shoots nail in heart; drives himself to hospital! – Read

He sensed that removing the nail himself would mean grave consequences, so he immediately got into his car – with the nail in his chest intact – and drove 20 km to the hospital.

Does your child skip breakfast? It could put them at a risk of malnutrition!

Breakfast

Does your child skip breakfast? It could put them at a risk of malnutrition!

Children who ate breakfast every day were deemed to have overall superior nutritional profile compared to those who didn't.

Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic

Delayed prescriptions could help fight antibiotic resistance

 Delayed prescriptions or shorter courses of treatment could be a potential way of fighting antibiotic resistance, suggest two studies led by University of Southampton in Britain.

Testosterone replacement therapy may help improve urinary, sexual functions: Study

Testosterone

Testosterone replacement therapy may help improve urinary, sexual functions: Study

Testosterone is a steroid hormone involved in the regulation of sexual function, urinary health and metabolism as well as a number of other critical functions. 

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Polio

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

Increase your intake of iron, calcium: 5 tips for healthy nails

Wellness

Increase your intake of iron, calcium: 5 tips for healthy nails

Increase your intake of iron, calcium and massage your nails with olive oil to keep your nails healthy, say experts.

This is why eating untimely affects your skin!

Skin

This is why eating untimely affects your skin!

The findings indicates that people who eat late at night are more vulnerable to sunburn and longer-term effects such as skin ageing and skin cancer.

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

Stem cells

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.

Modern apples originated in Kazakhstan: Study

Apple

Modern apples originated in Kazakhstan: Study

As travellers journeyed east and west along the Silk Road, trading their goods and ideas, they brought with them hitchhiking apple seeds, discarded from the choicest fruit they pulled from wild trees, researchers said.

Run as much as you can to avert dementia

Mental health

Run as much as you can to avert dementia

Young rats with access to a running wheel show improved memory later in life and increased activity of neurons generated in adulthood, found a study.

Let your child sleep for extra hours, it will lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

Diabetes

Let your child sleep for extra hours, it will lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

For adults, getting too much or not enough sleep both have been linked with adiposity and Type 2 diabetes.

Stress can lead to decreased lactation, says study

Stress

Stress can lead to decreased lactation, says study

Mental and physical stress has a direct impact on the breast milk production. Mother's milk is vital for the proper development of the infant.

Giant omelette made with 10,000 eggs served at Belgium annual festival – Watch video

Omelette

Giant omelette made with 10,000 eggs served at Belgium annual festival – Watch video

Specialized cooks and volunteers made this possible using big utensils, an oversized oiled pan, green onions and bacon.

Another way to promote hair growth is here

Hair

Another way to promote hair growth is here

Hair follicle stem cells are long-lived cells in the hair follicle; they are present in the skin and produce hair throughout a person’s lifetime.

Social media sites like Twitter can help track public health

public health

Social media sites like Twitter can help track public health

Public health trends on social media are more nuanced than looking for spikes of "I feel sick" or "flu."