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Esophageal cancer: Know these early symptoms of the disease!

Cancer

Esophageal cancer: Know these early symptoms of the disease!

Esophageal cancer is a cancer that occurs in the esophagus, the food pipe that runs between the throat and the stomach.

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.

Snow shoveling – another reason for heart attack in men!

Heart attack

Snow shoveling – another reason for heart attack in men!

About one third of hospital admissions and deaths due to heart attack occurred on these days, and the risk was even stronger after snowfalls that lasted two to three days.

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

Gene

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

The researchers created a formula to try and predict the chance that a person will go bald, based on the presence or absence of certain genetic markers.

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

Bird flu

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

China has come a long way in learning how to communicate to the public and to respond to health crises since the SARS outbreak, when official reports of infections were criticised for their slowness and irregularity.

World's heaviest woman Eman expresses desire to meet Bollywood star Salman Khan

World's heaviest woman

World's heaviest woman Eman expresses desire to meet Bollywood star Salman Khan

Soon after her arrival in the city on February 11 for a bariatric surgery, the woman hopes that soon her pending desire would be fulfilled as she is in Mumbai.

Managing these three emotions can save your heart

Heart health

Managing these three emotions can save your heart

Monitoring your emotional well-being and taking action before it hit you can help you stay healthy and save your heart.

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

Mental health

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy is a common type of disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing repeated seizures. 

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

Healthy eating

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

As it is unrefined, unpolluted and unprocessed, Himalayan salt is considered a healthier option than the regular salt.

Five superfoods every new mother should eat post pregnancy!

Healthy eating

Five superfoods every new mother should eat post pregnancy!

Eating the right food is very important for new moms as it will provide them the essential nutrients without compromising on their health.