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In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

Liver

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

In a significant medical breakthrough and a first in the world, doctors at Kochi hospital performed a dual live-donor transplant on a 20-month-old girl, who weighs just seven kgs on Saturday.

Butter consumption may put you at diabetes risk – Scientists say

Diabetes

Butter consumption may put you at diabetes risk – Scientists say

People who consumed 12 grams per day of butter had a two-fold higher risk of developing diabetes.

Men vs women - Why gender matters in heart disease?

Heart disease

Men vs women - Why gender matters in heart disease?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. But the symptoms and risk factors of heart disease aren't the same in men and women.

Revealed – How air conditioner affects your health, sleep

Sleep

Revealed – How air conditioner affects your health, sleep

As new study suggests that airflow from an air conditioner stimulates the human body while sleeping as it may increase the heart rate and impact sleep conditions even if the mean airflow velocity is lower than an insensible level.

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

Healthcare

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

As per reports, the Health Ministry order, issued on Wednesday, covers at least 23 hospitals, including PGI Chandigarh, Jipmer Puducherry and Nimhans Bengaluru, apart from AIIMS. 

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

Cancer

Inherited genes may cause more cancer than previously thought

 The study was coordinated by the Veronese multi centre team of Arc-Net, led by Professor Aldo Scarpa, which brought together pancreatic cancer expertise from around the world.

Medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu may be introduced for commercial cultivation

Medicinal plants

Medicinal plants in Tamil Nadu may be introduced for commercial cultivation

A few medicinal plants grown in Tamil Nadu were proven to be efficacious for the management of type 2 diabetes.

A son's ability to reproduce dependent on father's nutritional history?

Healthy eating

A son's ability to reproduce dependent on father's nutritional history?

Experiments were carried out in the fruit fly, which shares many similar pathways and characteristics with human genes.

UN study slams the 'work from home' culture; says it adds stress and causes insomnia

Stress

UN study slams the 'work from home' culture; says it adds stress and causes insomnia

The study is based on interviews with workers and experts in 10 European Union member states, Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan and the US.

Rodent menace: Dead rat found in Delhi school's mid-day meal; nine students hospitalized

Mid-Day Meal

Rodent menace: Dead rat found in Delhi school's mid-day meal; nine students hospitalized

Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has assured strict action against those found guilty.

Those overweight at age 20, 60-80% more susceptible to develop stomach cancer in later life!

Cancer

Those overweight at age 20, 60-80% more susceptible to develop stomach cancer in later life!

Carrying excess weight can trigger long-term reflux problems and heartburn that can lead to cancer.

Over a million premature births in India caused by expectant mothers breathing polluted air: Study

Premature births

Over a million premature births in India caused by expectant mothers breathing polluted air: Study

There are many risk factors for preterm birth – from the mother's age, to illness, to poverty and other social factors and recent research has suggested that exposure to air pollution could also be a risk factor.

ADHD a brain disorder; stop putting the blame on 'bad parenting'!

brain health

ADHD a brain disorder; stop putting the blame on 'bad parenting'!

Previous studies had showed that other brain regions such as caudate and putamen are also smaller in people with ADHD.

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

Tobacco

Include all tobacco products in demerit goods category: Experts

The World Health Organisation has said that taxation is clearly the best way to tackle the tobacco epidemic.

Brain cancer has a new cure – combination of drugs

Cancer

Brain cancer has a new cure – combination of drugs

They also discovered a new mechanism by which the combination promotes long-term immunity against glioblastoma tumours.

Bird flu: China's poultry markets shut as death toll rises

Bird flu

Bird flu: China's poultry markets shut as death toll rises

China is experiencing a tough time as the death toll caused due to H7N9 bird flu has shot up recently, which has forced the poultry markets to shut.

Battle flu and cold with this supplement – Read

Cold

Battle flu and cold with this supplement – Read

The `sunshine vitamin` as it known, not just improves bone and muscle health but also protects against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides -- natural antibiotic-like substances -- in the lungs.

Indian scientists develop insulin-like oral substance 'Dimpi' to fight diabetes

Diabetes

Indian scientists develop insulin-like oral substance 'Dimpi' to fight diabetes

Over 400 million people across the world grapple with the disease and India figures among the top countries with a high diabetic population. 

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine shows promise: Study

Malaria

Bite-mimicking malaria vaccine shows promise: Study

The candidate drug, called PfSPZ, provided up to 100 percent protection for 10 weeks in a trial in Germany, although a trial in real life conditions in Mali gave a lower level of defence, they reported in two separate studies.

Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Memory

Brain health: Five tips that will boost your memory power

Here are some simple tips and tricks to sharpen your brain and thinking power.

Delhi doctors lose license for six months after operating on patients wrong foot

Surgery

Delhi doctors lose license for six months after operating on patients wrong foot

A report says that the doctors failed to exercise reasonable degree of skill, knowledge and care which are expected of an prudent doctor in treatment of patients.

Hot flashes and weight gain during menopause: Here's why regular exercise is important

Menopause

Hot flashes and weight gain during menopause: Here's why regular exercise is important

As per a new study, regular exercise can not only help in reducing weight but also control the bothersome symptoms such as hot flashes.

Researchers develop magnetic implant to provide new drug delivery method

Drug

Researchers develop magnetic implant to provide new drug delivery method

A team of Canadian researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant that could offer an alternative to patients, especially the diabetics, who are struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections.

Do not eat these foods during pregnancy!

Pregnancy

Do not eat these foods during pregnancy!

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases that happens in a woman’s life. 

Heavy snowfall is linked to higher risk of heart attack: Study

Heart attack

Heavy snowfall is linked to higher risk of heart attack: Study

A new research suggests that people who are living in areas with winter snow are at increased risk of heart attack after a heavy snowstorm.

Indian woman suffering from spinal tuberculosis walk again, thanks to 3D-printed vertebrae

Spinal tuberculosis

Indian woman suffering from spinal tuberculosis walk again, thanks to 3D-printed vertebrae

 For the first time in India, a team of surgeons from Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram successfully implanted a 3D-printed vertebrae on a 32-year-old woman, who was suffering from spinal tuberculosis for quite some time.

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Liver disease

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Children should not consume soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt regualrly as they are not good for health.

This is how you can get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Weight loss

This is how you can get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Legs can be toned easily, either by doing the specific exercised mentioned below or adding weights in the workout.

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Premature babies

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Extremely low birth weight babies were found to be at increased risk for particular mental health problems, beginning in childhood and extending at least into their 30s, according to the study.