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10-year-old boy turns saviour after he delivers baby brother, saves mother – Read

Pregnancy

10-year-old boy turns saviour after he delivers baby brother, saves mother – Read

Jayden kneeled down beside Ashly, grabbed his brother's feet and with complete precision, helped free his brother from the breech, as per his mother's instrcutions.

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Brain

Here's why you tend to be less alert during afternoon

Do you find yourself grumpy and less alert in the afternoon hours as opposed to the morning hours?

Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

Brain

Playing contact sports may alter brains of young, healthy athletes: Study

A team of researchers have found that contact in sports like soccer, basketball and field hockey may lead to greater effect on the brain of young and healthy athletes.

This new electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration

Heart

This new electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration

The electronic skin has better trackers, greater flexibility, smaller size and the ability to stick the self-adhesive patch just about anywhere on the body.

Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome

Foetal alcohol syndrome

Globally 8 in 1,000 kids born with foetal alcohol syndrome

Nearly eight out of every 1,000 children worldwide are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which increases their risk of developing physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities, according to researchers.

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

adolescence

Strong adolescence friendship bond may boost mental health

Take heart, having strong and intimate friendships during adolescence may help improve several aspects of mental health such as anxiety, social acceptance, self-worth and symptoms of depression, researchers say.

New dissolvable milk capsules may add taste to your cup of coffee

milk

New dissolvable milk capsules may add taste to your cup of coffee

The capsules not only reduce the consumption of packaging material, they are also easier to use than conventional plastic containers.

High dose of vitamin C may halt blood cancer progression

Cancer

High dose of vitamin C may halt blood cancer progression

Vitamin C encourages faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to die, claims the study.

Self-healing cells can repair damaged hearts

Heart

Self-healing cells can repair damaged hearts

Researchers have identified a long non-coding ribonucleic acid (ncRNA) that regulates genes controlling the ability of heart cells to undergo repair or regeneration.

Talc powder-cancer link: Johnson & Johnson face payout of $417 million – largest sum as award in lawsuit

Cancer

Talc powder-cancer link: Johnson & Johnson face payout of $417 million – largest sum as award in lawsuit

 $417 million is the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the US.

Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Eyes

Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Sky gazers were hoping for clear skies to enhance the experience and they were not disappointed as millions flocked to different locations across the United States to enjoy this 'once in a lifetime opportunity'.

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

Cholera

2,000 dead, over 530,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen: WHO

The epidemic has spread rapidly because of the deterioration in hygienic and sanitary conditions and the disruption of water supply in the country, which has suffered an armed conflict since 2014, the WHO said.

India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

Tuberculosis

India has most number of TB deaths among children: Study

Tuberculosis (TB) is thought to have affected more than one million children under 15 worldwide in 2015. Diagnosis of TB in children can be challenging, partly due to insensitive tests and non-specific symptoms.

Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%

Women health

Mammography from 40 may reduce breast cancer deaths by 40%

The researchers compared the number of deaths that might be prevented as a result of three of the most widely discussed recommendations for screening mammography.   

Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Diseases

Survival is a distant dream for Assam man who has to go through life with 59-inch stomach

Bikash Hazarika from Assam is suffering from this rare condition in which he is unable to walk and experiences extreme pain on a daily basis.

Protective sugars in breast milk may keep bacterial infections in babies at bay

Breasfeeding

Protective sugars in breast milk may keep bacterial infections in babies at bay

The study showed that sugars can act as anti-biofilm agents, which is the first example of carbohydrates in human milk having this function.

Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

Smoking

Small increase in cigarette price can make smokers quit: Study

In addition to finding that current smokers were 20 percent more likely to quit smoking when pack prices went up by a dollar, researchers showed that there was a three per cent overall reduction in smoking risk.

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Anxiety

Don't panic if you don't see your phone nearby – It could lead to anxiety, say researchers

Nomophobia may serve as an indicator of a social disorder or phobia for individuals with a strong dependency on communication through virtual environments, research suggested.

Finger length may predict athletic ability: Study

Finger Length

Finger length may predict athletic ability: Study

Researchers explored the difference in length between one's index finger and ring finger, and a possible link to muscular strength.

Rising number of cardiac patients in India in 30-40 age group a concern, say doctors

Heart health

Rising number of cardiac patients in India in 30-40 age group a concern, say doctors

The data collected by cardiologists also shows the link between breast cancer and cholesterol levels.

This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

whiskey

This is why water adds taste to whisky - Read

Researchers at Linnaeus University in Sweden have found that adding water to whisky alters the drink's molecules to make it taste better.

Alzheimer's may be detected years before symptoms appear – thanks to this new eye test

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's may be detected years before symptoms appear – thanks to this new eye test

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the US found that Alzheimer's disease affects the retina similar to the way it affects the brain.

Why are Indian soldiers victimised by depression, suicides? BSF turns counselor

Depression

Why are Indian soldiers victimised by depression, suicides? BSF turns counselor

In order to curb these conditions, the country's largest border-guarding force BSF has launched two ambitious projects for its jawans and has introduced a 'wellness quotient assessment' test in their annual medical checkup.

Hop on to the weighing scale daily to accelerate your weight loss process!

Weight loss

Hop on to the weighing scale daily to accelerate your weight loss process!

Noticing weight gain can motivate adults to adopt lifestyle changes, helping them to avoid an expanding waistline.

Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

HIV

Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

The incident occurred at the Proddutur district government hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district.

Shocking! 50 tumours removed from woman's uterus after three-hour surgery

Tumours

Shocking! 50 tumours removed from woman's uterus after three-hour surgery

The woman has been suffering from heavy and painful menstrual cycle for several years.

Genetic disorder

Bombay HC aids man suffering from rare genetic disorder

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court has rushed to aid a 26-year old man suffering from a rare genetic disorder by directing the government and BSNL to pay for his treatment requiring over Rs 2 crore per annum, his lawyer said on Saturday.

Health

Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme "Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival".

This new diagnostic tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early

Heart attacks

This new diagnostic tool may help detect heart attack, stroke risk early

The tool uses near-infrared light to visualise the fatty build-up in the arteries.

Women take note! Contraceptive pill may decrease arthritis risk

Arthritis

Women take note! Contraceptive pill may decrease arthritis risk

The study revealed that women who used birth pill for more than seven years had a 19 per cent lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, irrespective of being tested positive or negative for ACPA.

Doctors remove live lizard from man's ear in China

ear

Doctors remove live lizard from man's ear in China

In a shocking incident, a lizard was successfully removed by a team of doctors from a man's ear in Guangzhou, Southern China.