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Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

Caesarean section

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

A C-section, although relatively safe, should be considered only when the health of either the mother or baby is at risk from vaginal delivery.

Meet 10-year-old Sahana from Bangladesh, the first female with 'tree man syndrome'

Tree man syndrome

Meet 10-year-old Sahana from Bangladesh, the first female with 'tree man syndrome'

When the growth began spreading, her father traveled to Dhaka Medical College Hospital to seek medical attention.

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Union Budget 2017

Union Budget 2017: Healthcare, medical facilities high on agenda this year; life saving drugs to get cheaper

Jaitley announced setting up of two new AIIMS in the states of Gujarat and Jharkhand, while also adding that 25000 post graduate seats will be created in medicine.

Autism spectrum disorder: Know what increases your child's risk

Autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder: Know what increases your child's risk

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by impaired social interaction, communication deficits and a range of restricted and repetitive behavior patterns.

Manipal: Doctors remove 'massive' 16kg ovarian tumour from woman

Tumour

Manipal: Doctors remove 'massive' 16kg ovarian tumour from woman

The patients however is doing well and on road to recovery, claim the doctors.

Life expectancy up, but public spending on health well below global average: Economic Survey

Healthcare

Life expectancy up, but public spending on health well below global average: Economic Survey

Given the pressing need to redistribute, India did not invest sufficiently in human capital for instance, public spending on health was an unusually low 0.22 per cent of the GDP in 1950-51.

Gene alteration can contribute to ovarian, breast cancer, says study

Cancer

Gene alteration can contribute to ovarian, breast cancer, says study

The study gene, known as EMSY, has some of the same functions as BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are known to protect against breast and ovarian cancer when normal.

Cardiac arrest: Can you recover from it? Causes and risk factors

cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest: Can you recover from it? Causes and risk factors

Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing and consciousness.

Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation

Delhi government's health model to be presented to World Health Organisation

The Delhi government, under the reign of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has set up more than 100 Mohalla Clinics since taking office in February 2015 and plans to take the number to 1,000.

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

Antibiotics

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

A new study had found that repeated antibiotic treatment not only can increase bacteria's resistance to drugs but also help them reproduce faster than before.

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

Heart

No improvement in heart failure survival rates in two decades

 There has been no improvement since 1998 in survival rates for heart failure patients, a new study has found.

Acupuncture treatment help reduce chronic pain, depression: Study

Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment help reduce chronic pain, depression: Study

Do you often suffer from chronic pain and depression? If yes, then try acupuncture treatment as it helps to reduce the pain.

People living in higher altitudes at lower risk of heart diseases, diabetes

Diabetes

People living in higher altitudes at lower risk of heart diseases, diabetes

The researchers used data from a Spanish project, where participants have been voluntarily submitting information about their health twice-yearly since 1999.

Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

Blind

Novel method to fix genes in living organisms

A novel gene-editing method has been found to partially restore sight in rats bred with a hereditary condition called retinitis pigmentosa -- a condition that causes blindness in humans.

Think bursting balloons is fun? It could cause permanent hearing loss!

Hearing Loss

Think bursting balloons is fun? It could cause permanent hearing loss!

Researchers have found that popping balloons can be louder than shotgun blasts and can lead to permanent hearing loss.

Why won't your cold go away? These five things could be the cause

colds and flu

Why won't your cold go away? These five things could be the cause

Here are five things that could be the cause of prolonged cold or the flu.

Government has taken several initiatives to give healthcare to all: President Pranab Mukherjee

Healthcare

Government has taken several initiatives to give healthcare to all: President Pranab Mukherjee

The president said Mission Indradhanush, an immunisation programme, is one of them which has so far helped 55 lakh children get immunised against several diseases.

Nighttime snacking: Why you do it? Tips to burn more calories before bed

Weight loss

Nighttime snacking: Why you do it? Tips to burn more calories before bed

If you're trying to lose weight, avoid nighttime eating habit as this can cause you to eat more calories than you need.

This heat-sensitive artificial skin may help amputees sense temperature again

Prosthetic limbs

This heat-sensitive artificial skin may help amputees sense temperature again

While fabricating synthetic woods in a petri dish, the team led by California Institute of Technology's Chiara Daraio created a material that exhibited an electrical response to temperature changes in the laboratory. 

Creative people face disturbed sleep: Study

Sleep

Creative people face disturbed sleep: Study

Thirty undergraduate students participated in the study, half of whom were majoring only in art and half of whom were majoring only in the social sciences.

Drug inspired from sharks' immune system may aid pulmonary fibrosis treatment

Luncg disease

Drug inspired from sharks' immune system may aid pulmonary fibrosis treatment

Recent tests on mouse models found AD-114 led to a reduction in fibrosis in the lung and liver, after treatment for 14 and 21 days respectively.

Stomach and oesophageal cancers: New breath test shows promising results with 85% accuracy

Cancer

Stomach and oesophageal cancers: New breath test shows promising results with 85% accuracy

Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide. 

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

child development

Researchers decode why children prefer pets to their siblings

The new study adds to the increasing evidence that household pets may have a major influence on child development and emotional well-being.

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer in new study

Pancreatic cancer

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer in new study

According to a research, the onset of diabetes, or a rapid deterioration in existing diabetes that requires more aggressive treatment, could be a sign of early, hidden pancreatic cancer.

Cervical spondylitis: Here's why the condition worsens in winter

Cervical Spondylitis

Cervical spondylitis: Here's why the condition worsens in winter

Cervical spondylitis usually occurs in middle-aged and elderly people, but according to orthopaedicians, computers and mobile phones are making even youngsters predisposed to developing the condition quite early in life.

National Cleanliness Day: Five reasons why cleanliness is important

cleanliness

National Cleanliness Day: Five reasons why cleanliness is important

Cleanliness can help prevent diseases like dengue fever,swine flu , malaria, chicken pox and jaundice, etc.

Suffering from type-1 diabetes? You need to workout safely, warn researchers!

Diabetes

Suffering from type-1 diabetes? You need to workout safely, warn researchers!

Regular exercise can help individuals with diabetes to achieve their blood lipid, body composition, fitness and blood sugar goals.

United against leprosy: PM Modi seeks to take forward Gandhi's vision to eliminate disease

leprosy

United against leprosy: PM Modi seeks to take forward Gandhi's vision to eliminate disease

Modi said the effort to eliminate leprosy from this country under the National Leprosy Eradication Programme is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s vision.

Leprosy: Symptoms, diagnosis and key facts

leprosy

Leprosy: Symptoms, diagnosis and key facts

To raise awareness about the disease, World Leprosy Day was established and is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday.

Modifying protein shape may fight colon cancer risk

Cancer

Modifying protein shape may fight colon cancer risk

The altered protein - IRAK-M - causes the immune system to become supercharged, clearing out the bacteria before they can do any da

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

Superbugs

Gene that halts TB from mutating into lethal superbugs detected

The scientists believe the discovery could also play a role in understanding the development of antibiotic-resistance in patients already suffering from TB.