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Stone the size of an ostrich egg removed from man's bladder!

Baldder stone

Stone the size of an ostrich egg removed from man's bladder!

Bladder stones show up in people's bodies when they can't empty their bladders, forming hard masses of minerals, according to the Mayo Clinic. 

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

Children's health

Teenagers growing up more slowly today than they used to

The researchers examined how often teenagers engaged in activities that adults do and that children do not, including dating, working for pay, going out without parents, driving and having sex. 

Prolonged periods of sitting can cancel the benefits of exercise, says study

exercise

Prolonged periods of sitting can cancel the benefits of exercise, says study

As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death.

Trying to lose weight? Take a break from dieting

Weight loss

Trying to lose weight? Take a break from dieting

According to researchers, dieting altered a series of biological processes in the body, which led to slower weight loss and possibly weight gain.

Diabetics - Here's a paper patch to monitor your sugar level

Diabetes

Diabetics - Here's a paper patch to monitor your sugar level

The researchers demonstrated a self-powered, wearable and disposable patch that allows for non-invasive monitoring of glucose in human sweat.

Wearable self-powered sensor monitors body glucose from sweat

Diabetes

Wearable self-powered sensor monitors body glucose from sweat

Researchers have developed and demonstrated a self- powered, wearable and disposable patch that allows for non- invasive monitoring of glucose in human sweat.

Some warning signs of cervical cancer every woman should know

Cancer

Some warning signs of cervical cancer every woman should know

Women of all ages are at risk of developing this cancer after they begin having sexual intercourse so it is suggested that if you start noticing symptoms, your cancer may be fairly advanced.

Study finds UK staring at ‘stroke crisis’

Stroke

Study finds UK staring at ‘stroke crisis’

The primary symptoms of a stroke are sudden numbness in the face, arms or/and legs, dizziness, severe headache, and sudden trouble with eye sight.

Neck massage turns into nightmare, Delhi man returns paralysed

Massage

Neck massage turns into nightmare, Delhi man returns paralysed

The man had to be put on mechanical ventilation immediately.

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Smoking

Smokers with HIV more at risk of lung cancer than AIDS: Study

Researchers found that smoking and HIV together put people at risk of developing lung cancer at a rate even higher than that among smokers not infected with HIV.

Don't count on a pay rise for your wellbeing, study says sleep gives you a better life!

Sleep

Don't count on a pay rise for your wellbeing, study says sleep gives you a better life!

Income had little impact on how well people felt, the researchers found, with a 50 percent pay rise lifting a wellbeing score by just 0.5. 

Scientist to find how cancer 'steals keys' to healthy growth

Cancer

Scientist to find how cancer 'steals keys' to healthy growth

Understanding the workings of these oxygenases may lead to new targetted treatments for cancer patients, the researchers said.

WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

Diseases

WHO calls for 'bolder political actions' to curb premature deaths due to non-communicable diseases

NCDs are by far the leading cause of death in the world, representing 63% of all annual deaths, with more than 36 million people killed each year.

Stool or blood samples can tell whether you can lose weight

bacteria

Stool or blood samples can tell whether you can lose weight

Diet should be changed according to the gut bacteria imbalances so that the level of both Prevotella or Bacteroides can be balanced.

Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

Cancer

Childhood brain cancer treatment to get gentler

The study looked at tumour samples from more than 700 children with medulloblastoma, together with clinical and disease details.

Unhealthy lifestyle causes sexual dysfunction in men: Survey

Lifestyle

Unhealthy lifestyle causes sexual dysfunction in men: Survey

While more than 35 percent men reported that feeling stressed adversely had an impact on their sexual drive and frequency, lack of sleep reduced sexual drive in 48 percent men.

How genetic mutation causes low blood sugar found

Genetic mutation

How genetic mutation causes low blood sugar found

Researchers from University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Switzerland focused on a genetic mutation known to be associated with hyperinsulinism.

Schizophrenia patients at threefold higher risk of dying

Mental health

Schizophrenia patients at threefold higher risk of dying

High death rates among people with schizophrenia have also been shown in previous small studies and those from other countries such as Scandinavia and Australia.

Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

Smoking

Are e-cigarettes safe for teens? It may double the risk of tobacco smoking

E-cigarettes can contain nicotine but not many of the harmful substances produced by smoking tobacco such as tar or carbon monoxide. 

Japan restaurant lets dementia patients serve customers to raise awareness ahead of World Alzheimer's Day

Alzheimer's disease

Japan restaurant lets dementia patients serve customers to raise awareness ahead of World Alzheimer's Day

 Japan is a global frontrunner in confronting dementia, the cost of which has been estimated at one percent of the world’s gross domestic product.

Is your teen suffering from high BP? It can lead to organ damage if left uncontrolled

Hypertension

Is your teen suffering from high BP? It can lead to organ damage if left uncontrolled

The findings showed that organ damage – damage to the heart and blood vessels – from high blood pressure does not only occur in adults, but also in teenagers. 

Stressed out? Writing down your feelings may help you cope

Stress

Stressed out? Writing down your feelings may help you cope

According to researchers, worrying takes up cognitive resources. 

Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Alcohol

Drug that may curb drinking impulse identified

Researchers were able to switch off the impulse to drink alcohol by giving mice a drug that blocks a specific response from the immune system in the brain.

New medicated skin patch may dissolve your 'love handles'

Weight loss

New medicated skin patch may dissolve your 'love handles'

For years, researchers have been searching for therapies that can transform an adult's white fat into brown fat as a treatment for obesity and diabetes.

Brain stimulation through magnetic pulses can help overcome anxiety, phobias

Anxiety

Brain stimulation through magnetic pulses can help overcome anxiety, phobias

This form of therapy deliberately exposes anxiety patients to the situations they feel threatened by - under the individual psychological supervision of an expert.

Impact of third-hand smoke on brain, liver can become worse with time

Smoking

Impact of third-hand smoke on brain, liver can become worse with time

The findings, published in the journal Clinical Science, suggest that third-hand smoke toxins could be damaging to liver and brain tissues.

Cooking food the right way can help you get rid of 'strict diets' – Check out these hacks!

Diet

Cooking food the right way can help you get rid of 'strict diets' – Check out these hacks!

The cooking process determines how much nutrition is retained in the items while being cooked.

Probiotics may help treat bowel cancer: Study

Cancer

Probiotics may help treat bowel cancer: Study

Previous studies had shown that histamine, a chemical produced by the body that is well-known for its role in allergic disease, also may have a potential antitumour effect.

Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

Malaria

Carbohydrates may be key to better malaria vaccine: Study

The study found that the malaria parasite 'tags' its proteins with carbohydrates in order to stabilise and transport them, and this process was crucial to completing the parasite's lifecycle.

Excessive brain cell growth post injury may cause seizures

brain health

Excessive brain cell growth post injury may cause seizures

Researchers found that that within a month after experimental brain injury, the number of new brain cells declined dramatically, below the numbers of new neurons that would have been detected if an injury had not occurred in rats.

9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

HIV

9-year-old blood cancer patient tests positive for HIV post transfusion, probe ordered

The minister said the state government would bear all expenses for further treatment of the girl.