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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.

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.

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination was launched for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea deaths.

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

Chickens

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

The advance -- using gene-editing techniques -- could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

Drugs

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

To determine whether someone has a particular disease, it is essential to measure the concentration of specific antibodies -- the agents that our immune system produces when we are ill.   

Clean drinking water can cause childhood asthma

Asthma

Clean drinking water can cause childhood asthma

Instead of helping to prevent asthma, however, the presence of Pichia in those early days puts children at risk.

Think twice before consuming fast foods  - A single bite of burgers, pizza can leave you diseased

Diseases

Think twice before consuming fast foods - A single bite of burgers, pizza can leave you diseased

The palm oil drink contained a similar amount of saturated fat as two cheeseburgers with bacon and a large portion of French fries or two salami pizzas.

Chicken, meat consumption elevates diabetes risk

Diabetes

Chicken, meat consumption elevates diabetes risk

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Researchers Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain`s Tarragona evaluated the associations between total and subtypes of fat intake and the risk of Type-2 diabetes.

Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

Cancer

Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Mental health

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers have revealed that Vitamins B supplements may help in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone.

Carbohydrate consumption during workouts boosts immunity, says report

Immunity

Carbohydrate consumption during workouts boosts immunity, says report

Intense exercise creates immune disturbances and thus people often tend to have fewer natural killer white blood cells after a workout session which also increases the risk of upper respiratory illnesses, the researchers said.

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis is currently treated through an operation to remove the appendix, known as an appendicectomy.  

Mumbai doctors help world's heaviest woman shed 30 kilos in less than a week

Surgery

Mumbai doctors help world's heaviest woman shed 30 kilos in less than a week

She is scheduled to undergo the bariatric surgery at Saifee hospital which is located near Charni road railway station.

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

Eye health

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

Gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an advance that may pave way for a new therapy for non-hereditary degenerative diseases.

Brugada Syndrome – All you need to know about this heart rhythm disorder

Heart disease

Brugada Syndrome – All you need to know about this heart rhythm disorder

Brugada Syndrome is an uncommon, but serious heart condition, which doctors say can also be explained as sudden cardiac arrest without any symptoms.

China bird flu virus may be more extensive: Report

Bird flu

China bird flu virus may be more extensive: Report

The deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and geese, animal health experts say.

Eating chocolates, chewing gums harmful for intestines, warns study

Intestines

Eating chocolates, chewing gums harmful for intestines, warns study

A common food addictive found in both gums and chocolates can mitigate the ability of small intestine cells.

Donate your brains, scientists appeal to people

Brain

Donate your brains, scientists appeal to people

In recent years, researchers have made links between the shape of the brain and mental and neurological disorders.

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.