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Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

HIV

Doctor's attempt to inject hospital superintendent with HIV+ blood over personal grudge foiled

The incident occurred at the Proddutur district government hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district.

A glass of wine can help unleash productivity

Wine

A glass of wine can help unleash productivity

Scientists from Austria have found that a small glass of wine can prove helpful in unleashing creativity and boosting memory as well.

Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera

Cholera cases in war-ravaged Yemen soar past half-million: WHO

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, WHO said.

Afraid of age-related memory decline? Use this trick to boost your power of recall!

Memory

Afraid of age-related memory decline? Use this trick to boost your power of recall!

A team of researchers have revealed a helpful strategy that may help older adults improve their memory.

Despite being aware of grave health issues, smokers find it difficult to quit: Study

Smoking

Despite being aware of grave health issues, smokers find it difficult to quit: Study

Smokers are 178 per cent more likely to suffer from mental stress than non-smokers, according to the study titled 'Choose Life'.

New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

Cancer

New low-cost blood test may refine cancer treatment

The test requires only a fraction of a tube of blood and can detect genetic mutations in minute amounts of DNA released from cancer cells into the blood, according to a study published in the The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.

Lactating mothers, take note! Stress can make breastfeeding difficult – This is how

Breastfeeding

Lactating mothers, take note! Stress can make breastfeeding difficult – This is how

Being burdened by stress has negative impact on the delicate health of a new mother as it can cause decrease in the breast milk and even delay it.

Team-based online game helps patients manage diabetes: Study

Diabetes

Team-based online game helps patients manage diabetes: Study

The game also included detailed explanations for the answers, a "take-home message" and references.

Women earning more than their spouses have higher chances of depression, says study

Depression

Women earning more than their spouses have higher chances of depression, says study

The research team analysed more than 1,463 men and 1,769 women and out of which majority were born between 1957 and 1965.

Bizarre! 80-year-old woman in Bosnia offers her services to clean people's eyeballs with her tongue

Hygiene

Bizarre! 80-year-old woman in Bosnia offers her services to clean people's eyeballs with her tongue

Her nature of service is not even half as bizarre as her means of cleaning your eyes – she does it with her tongue!

Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Flu

Drinking tea, red wine may protect against flu: Study

Flavonoids are commonly found in black tea, red wine and blueberries.

People with high income exercise most over weekends: Study

exercise

People with high income exercise most over weekends: Study

Income has been shown to be a prominent barrier to engaging in physical activity.

'Spicy food challenge': Indonesian vlogger left temporarily deaf and scientists know the reason!

Deafness

'Spicy food challenge': Indonesian vlogger left temporarily deaf and scientists know the reason!

The noodles Sumadiwiria ate were made with 100 bird's eye chilies or Thai chilies.

Mysterious disease victimises 12-year-old boy, causes his hands to grow 12 inches long!

Diseases

Mysterious disease victimises 12-year-old boy, causes his hands to grow 12 inches long!

 The people in his village have named him 'The devil' and believe he's cursed.  

Organ donation: Four things to keep in mind when considering a transplant

transplant

Organ donation: Four things to keep in mind when considering a transplant

Due to lack of awareness, there are myths and fears in people's minds about organ donation.

Japanese encephalitis: The culprit behind deaths of children in Gorakhpur – Know its symptoms, prevention, other facts

Viral infection

Japanese encephalitis: The culprit behind deaths of children in Gorakhpur – Know its symptoms, prevention, other facts

Two days ago, the nation woke up to a disturbing news of the death of 30 children within 48 hours at a government-run hospital in Gorakhpur.

Bad jobs worse for health than unemployment: Study

Jobs

Bad jobs worse for health than unemployment: Study

Adults who found a good quality job had the lowest levels of biomarkers, researchers said.

Compound in soaps, lotions may harm babies in womb: Study

Pregnancy

Compound in soaps, lotions may harm babies in womb: Study

Researchers studied mice during gestation and lactation to see if exposure to TCC would transfer from mother to offspring.

A handful of almonds a day keeps the doctors away – Here's what a study has said!

Cholesterol

A handful of almonds a day keeps the doctors away – Here's what a study has said!

Almonds work by gathering cholesterol from tissues, like the arteries, and helping transport it out of the body.

More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

Zika

More potent, safer Zika vaccine developed

The team's protein-based vaccine uses the smallest and most unique part of the Zika virus that can still elicit a potent and robust immune response.

WARNING: C-section deliveries may up obesity, diabetes risk in babies!

Pregnancy

WARNING: C-section deliveries may up obesity, diabetes risk in babies!

In a warning, scientists have advised against elective caesarean sections being carried out too soon, saying that they may be endangering children

Woman delivers baby outside labour room in hospital

Pregnancy

Woman delivers baby outside labour room in hospital

The women's wing of BJP demanded action against the concerned officials.

New handheld device turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

Diagnosis

New handheld device turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

The USD 550 spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) Analyzer attaches to a smartphone and analyses patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars.

Breakthrough! Scientists pave way for pig-to-human organ transplant through gene editing

transplant

Breakthrough! Scientists pave way for pig-to-human organ transplant through gene editing

In the study, published in the journal Science, the researchers removed the virus genes from the pig genome using CRISPR-Cas 9 – a gene editing tool – in live animals. 

WARNING: Artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain, increase diabetes risk

weigth gain

WARNING: Artificial sweeteners may cause weight gain, increase diabetes risk

When sweetness and calories are matched, the calories are metabolised, and this is registered by the brains reward circuits.

Saliva may help promote wound healing: Study

Wounds

Saliva may help promote wound healing: Study

Researchers examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis or blood vessel formation, which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing.

SC allows woman to abort foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly

abortion

SC allows woman to abort foetus suffering from cardiac anomaly

The medical board, in its report, told the apex court that, "the surgeries that will be necessary on the foetus have been reported to carry high morbidity and mortality."

Your dental health is of utmost importance during the monsoons – Here's what experts have to say

dental health

Your dental health is of utmost importance during the monsoons – Here's what experts have to say

Especially during the monsoon season, sensitivity is a common complaint. For that, experts advise less of steaming hot food and beverages and recommend regular flossing.

Get your creative juices flowing with a pint of beer, say scientists!

Beer

Get your creative juices flowing with a pint of beer, say scientists!

Alcohol helps remove parameters which surround a problem, allowing more creative thought, researchers said.

Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

Zika

Common mosquito can transmit Zika virus too, say Brazilian scientists

 While the virus is not fatal to humans, it has been linked to serious birth defects in infants born to women who were exposed to the mosquito-borne disease, mainly through bites.