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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.

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

Depression

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

Researchers have said that a lesser menstrual cycle over the lifespan as well as earlier menopause could be the reason why women are more vulnerable to the risk of depression.

Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

Pregnancy

Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

A new study has revealed that women should not take certain antibiotics during their preganancy as it increases the risk of major birth defects in newborn.

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

According to the Word Health Organisation (WHO), the risk of Hepatitis A is associated with lack of safe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Indian diet consists of 50 per cent inadequate protein pattern

Diet

Indian diet consists of 50 per cent inadequate protein pattern

The fact, also supported by the Protein Foods Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI), makes it necessary for people to have extra intake of protein-related food since vegetarian diets alone would not fulfill the protein requirement of the body.

Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

Neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

The UK's University of Sheffield scientists identified that tuning up the activity pathway of the DNA's natural repair toolkit ? which normally helps to restore breakages in genetic material - could help to prevent the death of nerve cells which trigger neurological diseases.

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

Anxiety

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

According to researchers, low doses of anxiolytic drugs - such as diazepam (Valium) - can ameliorate (make something better) this effect by increasing the activity of mitochondria in the neurons of the brain pathway associated with motivation and reward.

A world's first - This 10-year-old US kid with double hand transplant plays baseball flawlessly

hands

A world's first - This 10-year-old US kid with double hand transplant plays baseball flawlessly

World's first bilateral hand and forearm transplantation in Harvey that heralded a revolution in transplant medicine, has been declared a success, scientists confirmed in notes that have appeared in the prestigious journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Mental health

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of continued biological and psychosocial maturation.

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

Mental health

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

According to researchers, treating conditions like sleep apnea and hypopnea (shallow breathing) might lower the risk of dementia or at least slow its progression.

Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Genetic diseases

Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious.

Just married and confused about starting a family? Here's your guide

family planning

Just married and confused about starting a family? Here's your guide

Here are a few things couple needs to consider before starting a family.

Seven needles removed from body of 3-year-old girl allegedly abused by mother's employer

Surgery

Seven needles removed from body of 3-year-old girl allegedly abused by mother's employer

As per reports, the girl from Purulia was initially brought to Bankura Sammilani Medical College by her mother.

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Cancer

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Doctors at the Saifee Hospital here successfully conducted robotic kidney cancer surgery on a patient who had previously undergone a kidney transplant, the hospital said on Tuesday.

Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

doctor

Japanese doctor, who treated patients until months before his death, dies at 105

Shigeaki Hinohara was one of the longest-serving doctors in the world.

Woman gives birth to her first child at 59!

Pregnancy

Woman gives birth to her first child at 59!

Akosua Budu Amoako gave birth to her first baby on June 15 at Bellevue Woman's Center in Niskayuna, near Albany after fertility treatments.

Meet this 13-year-old Bangladeshi boy, who has football-sized hernia bursting out from stomach!

Tumour

Meet this 13-year-old Bangladeshi boy, who has football-sized hernia bursting out from stomach!

Mohammad Sabuz has seen the tumour grow every day since he was born.

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

Cancer

This new low-cost portable device may help detect cancer early!

The device can help diagnose the disease just by detecting tumour cells in blood.

Running daily for a minute may boost bone health

Bone health

Running daily for a minute may boost bone health

The findings showed that women who on an average did 60-120 seconds of running per day had four per cent better bone health than those who did less than a minute, while those who ran for more than two minutes a day, had six per cent better bone health. 

Ayurveda for longevity: Items that should be included in your daily diet

Ayurveda

Ayurveda for longevity: Items that should be included in your daily diet

Ayurvedic medicine has a very holistic approach to diet and food as whatever we eat is extremely important for keeping the mind and body healthy.

Swine flu: H1N1 claims five lives in Mumbai this month

Swine flu

Swine flu: H1N1 claims five lives in Mumbai this month

The rise in cases of influenza has been a cause of worry, especially during the monsoon season, for the civic health officials.

Struggling with swine flu? Best home remedies that really work

Swine flu

Struggling with swine flu? Best home remedies that really work

While antiviral drugs are often prescribed for treating swine flu, you can some steps to help ease the symptoms of any type of flu, including the H1N1 virus.

Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

Cardiovascular health

Ozone pollution linked to heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke

The study involving 89 healthy adults living in Changsha City of China for one year showed blood platelet activation and an increase in blood pressure, suggesting a possible mechanism by which ozone may affect cardiovascular health.

Protein that may prevent heart attack, stroke identified

Heart health

Protein that may prevent heart attack, stroke identified

Researchers found that those people with higher levels of DKK3 were less likely to develop atherosclerosis or to die from a heart attack or stroke.

Rare genetic disorder is slowly turning these 26-year-old twins to stone! - Read

Genetic disorders

Rare genetic disorder is slowly turning these 26-year-old twins to stone! - Read

26-year-old Zoe Buxton and Lucy Fretwell are one of just three twins across the globe to have the rare condition.

Mumbai hospital uses advanced medical procedure to successfully cure Polish teen of scoliosis

Surgery

Mumbai hospital uses advanced medical procedure to successfully cure Polish teen of scoliosis

As the condition was progressing with time, deformity correction and spinal fusion surgery was performed with the help of neuromonitoring and spinal navigation.

CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to have doctors on call

Elderly health

CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to have doctors on call

It is one of the special provisions formulated for patients aged 80 and above under the scheme, according to an office memorandum issued to all CGHS wellness centres.

Love to solve crossword puzzles? You're doing yourself a huge favour! - Know how

brain health

Love to solve crossword puzzles? You're doing yourself a huge favour! - Know how

The study, one of the largest of its kind, used tests from the online cognitive test systems to assess core aspects of brain function.

Stressful life experiences can cause brain to age 'by years', claims study!

Stress

Stressful life experiences can cause brain to age 'by years', claims study!

 Researchers from Wisconsin University in the US also found that African American experienced 60 percent more stressful events than white people during their lifetimes.

Bihar plans vaccination program to cut down pneumonia deaths among toddlers

Pneumonia

Bihar plans vaccination program to cut down pneumonia deaths among toddlers

According to Central Government data, 15 percent deaths in children below 5 years of age is due to pneumonia in India.

Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Heart disease

Revealed - Why 9/11 survivors are at risk of heart attack, lung disease

Researchers enrolled 8,701 people to examine the association between physical injury or acute exposure to the dust cloud on the morning of September 11, 2001, and chronic disease up to 10 to 11 years later.