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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.

Woman dies horrifying death after being cut in half inside hospital lift – Read

death

Woman dies horrifying death after being cut in half inside hospital lift – Read

The woman, named Rocio Cortes Nunez, also has two other daughters aged three and four.

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.   

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.

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.

Down's Syndrome patient wins £10,000 compensation after being banned from having physical relation with wife

Down's syndrome

Down's Syndrome patient wins £10,000 compensation after being banned from having physical relation with wife

A 38-year-old man with Down's Syndrome was awarded £10,000 compensation after social worker banned him from having physical relation with his wife.

Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: Study

Cancer

Death rates far higher for 'alternative' cancer cures: Study

Faced with poor prognoses or painful courses of chemotherapy, which can cause severe nausea and weakness, many cancer patients place their faith in a wide range of treatments dismissed by most medical doctors as useless at best.

WARNING: Hypertension during pregnancy may put women at high risk of heart disease later!

Pregnancy

WARNING: Hypertension during pregnancy may put women at high risk of heart disease later!

There are two types of hypertension during pregnancy – Gestational hypertension and Chronic hypertension.

11-year-old becomes youngest boy in the world to have two prosthetic hands

amputation

11-year-old becomes youngest boy in the world to have two prosthetic hands

The hands were made by Touch Bionics and can be programmed with four grips for different tasks controlled by Alan’s muscle signals, Deccan Chronicle reported.

Novel approach to track HIV infection found

HIV

Novel approach to track HIV infection found

During the course of infection, HIV fuses onto a target immune cell and delivers its capsid - a cone that holds the genetic material of the virus - into the cell's cytoplasm.

Indian-origin researcher identifies potential treatment for breast cancer

Cancer

Indian-origin researcher identifies potential treatment for breast cancer

The new molecule, dubbed ERX-11, mimics a peptide, or protein building block.

Swine flu: Spike of H1N1 Influenza in Delhi; 1,066 cases reported last month

Influenza

Swine flu: Spike of H1N1 Influenza in Delhi; 1,066 cases reported last month

The spurt in swine flu cases at this time of the year has come a surprise since the infection mostly peaks in the postmonsoon season and early winter. 

Painful menstrual cramps? Experts swear by these Yoga asanas to help you relieve your suffering!

Yoga

Painful menstrual cramps? Experts swear by these Yoga asanas to help you relieve your suffering!

According to experts, yoga can help solve the suffering that women with severe menstrual pain go through.

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.