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57% of allopathic doctors in India have no medical qualifications: WHO

The WHO report also revealed that in rural India, only 18% of the allopathic doctors had a medical qualification.

Keep your heart healthy with these exercises!

Here are some exercises which experts believe can help improve your cardiovascular fitness.

ADHD and academic demands: Tips for helping a child with attention deficit!

ADHD, as the name suggests, is a neurodevelopmental condition which is characterized by problems in paying attention (inattention), excessive activity than expected for age (hyperactivity) and difficult controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age (impulsivity).

This is why you shouldn't be using aluminium foil in cooking!

In a piece for The Conversation, Ghada Bassioni of the Ain Shams University, Cairo revealed how aluminium foil could be damaging our health,

Atrial fibrillation: Symptoms, risk factors and prevention tips!

Anyone with certain chronic conditions or a heart disease has an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

Parental substance use may affect children's behaviour

Children whose parents use drugs and misuse alcohol are three times more likely to be physically, sexually or emotionally abused and four times more likely to be neglected than their peers.

46 per cent female cancer patients in India are below 50: Doctors

Late marriages, multiple sex partners and late pregnancy have contributed to incidence of cancer among women, of which breast and cervical cancers are the commonest forms, they said.

Toilet seats in public restrooms shouldn't be covered? We've been doing it wrong all this time! - Watch

While many might think that this is the practical thing to do, you couldn't be more off track.

Menstrual cramps could now be passé with 'cannabis tampons'!

These capsules are to be used like a tampon and the company swears that they can provide powerful pain relief.

Meet the most adorable video-bomber: This young girl with down syndrome steals the show during a live newscast! - Watch

Down syndrome is a common genetic birth defects which causes delays in child's physical and mental development.

Happy cows give you more nutritious milk

When cows are happy, they produce more nutritious milk with higher levels of calcium, new research suggests.

Hypertension biggest global risk factor for stroke: Study

Hypertension is the single major risk factor for stroke, which is a highly preventable medical condition globally, irrespective of age and sex, reveals a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Cancer immunotherapy may fight HIV too

A type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, suggests new research.

Include these edible flowers in your diet!

 Do you know that flowers can be eaten? Well, many of us might not be aware of it but there are several flowers that are edible and also make excellent natural remedies.

'Women with PCOS highly prone to diabetes'

Women suffering from Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a problem in which a woman's hormones are imbalanced, are highly prone to diabetes, according to the new findings of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

E-cigarettes can reduce mortality rate by 21 percent, reveals study

Evidence has suggested that increased use of e-cigarette can dramatically decrease cigarette smoking among youth and young adults, the researchers said, adding that vaping is likely to provide positive health benefits that outweigh the harm.   

IVF giant Bourn Hall to open 6 new centres in India

The announcement was made during a conference organised by Bourn Hall Clinic here for the Indian IVF specialists over the new technologies being used worldwide for the medical process.

Five DIY home remedies for itchy scalp, dandruff!

Lemon juice is an excellent remedy for treating an itchy and dry scalp dute to the presence of its antiseptic properties.

Plastic surgery: Everything you need to know!

Plastic surgery, which is a broad field, is a medical speciality involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. 

Red meat consumption elevates kidney failure risk

A new study has furnished a fact that excess consumption of red meat can increase the risk of kidney failure.

Yeast infections: Symptoms, home remedies that really work!

Candida albicans is the most common type of fungus to cause yeast infections, also called candida vaginitis or vulvovaginal candidiasis.  

Here's why Prince Harry took HIV test Live on Facebook – Watch!

The test, which involved a pinprick and took about a minute, was broadcast live on the royal family's Facebook page.

India certified as maternal and neonatal tetanus free by WHO

At an event organised in the capital city, the World Health Organisation presented India the certificates declaring elimination of yaws, maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Zika epidemic likely to peter out within 3 years

"The current explosive epidemic will burn itself out due to a phenomenon called herd immunity," said Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial's School of Public Health.

Diabetes mellitus in India likely to hit 79.4 million by 2030: Doctors

 The incidence of diabetes mellitus, a chronic, lifelong condition that affects the body's ability to use the energy found in food, is likely to increase 79.4 million in India, a 15 per cent increase from the current 31.7 million, said doctors.

Five easy home remedies to treat water retention!

Water retention is quite common and normal if you are pregnant or menstruating, otherwise one should consult a doctor immediately as it is considered not good for health.

Always keep track of calories while eating out!

Do you often keep track of the calories while eating out? Well, it is good if you are checking on your calories intake.

Losing weight can lower protein level associated with cancer: Study

A new study has revealed that women are losing their weight through diet and exercise showed lower levels of certain proteins in the blood, that play a role in angiogenesis.

Protein that may help in killing HIV virus identified

The research claims that this protein has the potential to force the virus out of hiding and poison them on their way out, which can in turn lead to potential treatments for the deadly disease.

Here's why there are empty spaces in medicinal tablets!

One reason is to give space for additional info about the medicine - expiry dates, chemical composition, method of intake, side effects, etc.