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New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

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New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Spain developed the new technique, called localised bioimpedance measurement (L-BIA).

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

Yoga

Yoga and the mind: How it helps you beat stress, anxiety, depression

The truth is that yoga has a great role to play in mental wellbeing. If not as a mainstay, then even as an add-on.

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

Vaccine

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

The vaccine called AT04A induces antibodies against a target protein that is produced by the body, researchers said.

International Yoga Day: Try these yoga poses to keep your blood sugar level in control!

Yoga

International Yoga Day: Try these yoga poses to keep your blood sugar level in control!

If you want to keep a track of your diabetes, then start doing yoga exercise as it will help you keep the blood sugar level in control.

Doctors use nerves from foot to restore vision of 60-year-old woman

Eyes

Doctors use nerves from foot to restore vision of 60-year-old woman

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue.

Tripura's 'giant head’ baby girl dies before corrective surgery

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Tripura's 'giant head’ baby girl dies before corrective surgery

Roona Begum's family said she died on Sunday at her home in a village in India's remote northeast after complaining of breathlessness.

Grapes can nip colon cancer in the bud, reveals research!

Cancer

Grapes can nip colon cancer in the bud, reveals research!

The researchers suggest that the findings could pave the way for clinical testing of the compounds on human colon cancer, which is the second most common cancer in women and the third in men.

#YogaDay: Here's why, how you should do spinal twist posture

Yoga

#YogaDay: Here's why, how you should do spinal twist posture

The spinal twist posture, or Vakrasana (in Sanskrit), is beneficial to manage or cure a series of diseases and conditions.

Is this why people often go against medical advice? Study reveals all!

medical advice

Is this why people often go against medical advice? Study reveals all!

The findings may help healthcare providers address this growing problem.

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Cholera

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: Toll rises to 1,146, says WHO

Last month, the WHO said the number of suspected cases could reach 300,000 in the next six months.

Lung cancer: Thousands of Australians to undergo regular chest scans for early detection

Lung cancer

Lung cancer: Thousands of Australians to undergo regular chest scans for early detection

In the trial, people at a high risk of developing lung cancer, predominantly heavy smokers over 55, will undergo regular computer tomography (CT) scans to see if it can detect the disease before it becomes deadly.

Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

Autism

Treating autism now as simple as changing the diet? - Read

The review highlighted many studies showing that restoring a healthy balance in gut bacteria can treat ASD symptoms.

This video proves why PM Modi loves yoga, highlights health benefits of Bridge Pose

Yoga

This video proves why PM Modi loves yoga, highlights health benefits of Bridge Pose

Ahead of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is well-known for his love fo yoga, shared a video, detailing about Setu Bandhasana (Bridge Pose) and its health benefits, on Twitter.

Don't ignore back pain in children – This promising young cricketer's tale tells it all

BACK PAIN

Don't ignore back pain in children – This promising young cricketer's tale tells it all

Unlike in adults, a child with a backache may have a serious underlying disorder, and it should not be ignored.

Aborted, declared dead by Delhi hospital and found alive later, 5-month-old baby breathes his last after 30 hours

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Aborted, declared dead by Delhi hospital and found alive later, 5-month-old baby breathes his last after 30 hours

Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital in the national capital declared the aborted foetus dead and handed it over to the family in a polythene bag.

New 3-in-1 blood test for precision prostate cancer therapies

Cancer

New 3-in-1 blood test for precision prostate cancer therapies

The test could also be used to monitor a patient's blood throughout treatment, quickly picking up signs that the cancer was evolving genetically and might be becoming resistant to the drugs.

Shootings second leading cause of deaths in US kids: Study

Children Deaths

Shootings second leading cause of deaths in US kids: Study

Among the 1,300 children who die each year from firearm- related injuries, 53 per cent are homicides, 38 per cent are suicides and 6 per cent are unintentional. Children who are in their teens, male or black are most likely to be victims.

Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

HIV

Asian plant extract may help treat HIV: Study

Researchers analysed the extract along with thousands of others as part of their efforts to identify new drugs against HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and cancer.

US researchers grow organoids to tackle facial deformities

Facial development

US researchers grow organoids to tackle facial deformities

Organs of the craniofacial complex often go terribly wrong during foetal development. 

Study associates obesity to higher chances of infection after heart bypass surgery!

Obesity

Study associates obesity to higher chances of infection after heart bypass surgery!

Knowing the risks and potential outcomes can help health-care providers and patients make more informed choices on treatment and better use of resources.

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Smoking

Shocking! Teens aged 13-15 years turning towards using tobacco products, reveals survey

Most smokers, according to the study take up smoking during their teens and half of nations had a smoking rate of at least 15 percent for boys compared to the 8 percent of girls.

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Malaria

Exposing malaria-causing mosquitoes to white light will save you from getting bitten!

Insecticide-treated bed nets and walls have helped prevent bites and reduce malaria, but researchers say mosquitoes are adapting to preventive conditions, leaving adults and children vulnerable in the early evening and early morning hours – when they are not under the nets or in the house.

 Suffering from severe pain? Experts say THIS form of alternative medicine will work just as well as drugs!

Acupuncture

Suffering from severe pain? Experts say THIS form of alternative medicine will work just as well as drugs!

 While acupuncture is widely used by practitioners in community settings for treating pain, it is rarely used in hospital emergency departments, researchers said.

Lactating without pregnancy? It may be a sign of infertility!

Pregnancy

Lactating without pregnancy? It may be a sign of infertility!

More than 75 percent of the women in this condition produce milk without being pregnant.

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Ebola

Newly-developed experimental Ebola vaccine found to be safe in humans!

Only mild to moderate side-effects were seen, with only three severe reactions, including headache, diarrhoea and fatigue, which were completely resolved, the researchers said.

Lack of proper treatment reason behind 85 percent diabetics witnessing amputations in their lifetime!

Diabetes

Lack of proper treatment reason behind 85 percent diabetics witnessing amputations in their lifetime!

Stating that treatment of wounds is a challenge as the physicians or surgeons needs to assess wounds accurately, the doctors also urged hospitals for a better recognition of wound related problems and provide interventions such that morbidity reduces. 

5-month-old aborted baby, who was declared 'dead' by Delhi doctors, found alive later

Infant

5-month-old aborted baby, who was declared 'dead' by Delhi doctors, found alive later

The incident came to the light on Sunday morning when a 28-year-old woman, in her fifth month of pregnancy, underwent an emergency operation after she was brought to the hospital bleeding heavily.

New rapid test can accurately diagnose malaria

Malaria

New rapid test can accurately diagnose malaria

Scientists have developed an automated blood test that can accurately diagnose malaria much faster than current methods. A major problem associated with this infectious tropical disease is the difficulty in obtaining a fast and reliable diagnosis.

VR therapy may help reduce pain: Study

Virtual reality therapy

VR therapy may help reduce pain: Study

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in the US examined 100 hospitalised patients who reported pain scores of greater than three on the Numeric Pain Rating Scale from zero to 10.

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

Obesity

Genes, environment play roles in childhood obesity

When children don`t learn effective self-regulation skills during those early critical years, studies have shown they may be at a greater risk of becoming obese.

Indigenous chikungunya vaccine delayed due to THIS unfortunate reason; govt mediation sought!

chikungunya

Indigenous chikungunya vaccine delayed due to THIS unfortunate reason; govt mediation sought!

For the first time, an indigenously-developed vaccine against chikungunya has been developed and the first human trials are underway albeit on a slow pace.