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This 41-year-old Taiwanese designer looks nothing like her age!

Healthy living

This 41-year-old Taiwanese designer looks nothing like her age!

This Taiwanese interior designer has stunned thousands of people on the Internet with her incredibly youthful appearance.

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

Tobacco

Govt to revise draft amendments to tobacco-control law

The health ministry will come out with a fresh draft proposing amendments to a legislation on tobacco control after it analysed over one lakh suggestions.

Can stress really cause your teeth to fall out? Read to know more!

Stress

Can stress really cause your teeth to fall out? Read to know more!

Dr Messina said that the number one cause for tooth loss in adults is periodontal disease, which studies have linked to stress.

Girls menstruating early likely to tie the knot young

Menstruation

Girls menstruating early likely to tie the knot young

The new research suggest that the timing of girl's first menstruation is most likely to affect her first sexual encounter and pregnancy.

Gluten intolerance taking away the pleasures of drinking beer? Researchers have found a way out!

Gluten

Gluten intolerance taking away the pleasures of drinking beer? Researchers have found a way out!

Currently, no medicinal treatment is available, and the only option is to follow a strict, gluten-free diet. 

Diarrhoea can actually make you healthy

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea can actually make you healthy

In a new study, investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea, concluding that it does play a critical role in pathogen clearance in the early stages of infection.

An hour a week of lifting weights can help you stave off cardiovascular disease risk!

exercise

An hour a week of lifting weights can help you stave off cardiovascular disease risk!

All participants were healthy and without metabolic syndrome at the start of the study. During the study, carried out between 1987 and 2006, 15% of participants developed metabolic syndrome.

Unable to manage your blood sugar? Put your trust in broccoli!

Diabetes

Unable to manage your blood sugar? Put your trust in broccoli!

Type 2 diabetes affects around 450 million people worldwide and as many as 15 percent of those patients cannot take the first-line therapy metformin because of kidney damage risks. 

Attention, female runners! Shrinking too much raises chances of stress fracture

stress fracture

Attention, female runners! Shrinking too much raises chances of stress fracture

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre study found that female runners who have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 19 are at a higher risk of developing stress fractures than women with a BMI of 19 or higher.

This crucial open heart surgery device poses a major risk! - Know what it is

Surgery

This crucial open heart surgery device poses a major risk! - Know what it is

Approximately 60 percent of heart bypass procedures performed in the U.S. use the brand of device associated with these infections.

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

child health

One child out of five living in relative poverty in rich countries: UN report

The number of adolescents reporting mental health problems is increasing in the majority of the countries included in the study, along with the rate of obesity among young people.

New method to make lung cancer drug trials more successful

Cancer

New method to make lung cancer drug trials more successful

Australian researchers have developed a new method for finding participants in clinical trials of lung cancer drugs, it was announced on Wednesday.

This new 'real sun-tan' drug may help prevent skin cancer!

Cancer

This new 'real sun-tan' drug may help prevent skin cancer!

The new drug tricked the skin into producing the brown form of the pigment melanin which gives human skin, hair and eyes their colour.

43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

organs

43-year-old brain dead man gives new lease of life to nine

Selvaraj was declared brain dead when he did not respond well on the treatment and his family members came forward to donate his organs.

Drones can save lives of heart attack patients faster than ambulances

Heart attack

Drones can save lives of heart attack patients faster than ambulances

A new study has found that drones equipped with a portable medical device can help save lives of heart attack patients by reaching the spot four times faster than an ambulance.

Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

Cancer

Children exposed to cancer treatment are more likely to have short-term memory: Study

The study show that cognitive functions which are slow developing or mature during adolescence, in particular short-term memory are very vulnerable to the chemotherapy treatment.

PM Narendra Modi shares information about 'Shashankasana' ahead of International Yoga Day

Yoga

PM Narendra Modi shares information about 'Shashankasana' ahead of International Yoga Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared some information about 'Shashankasana', a yoga pose ahead of International Yoga Day.

One litre of fluid drained from skull of Pakistan baby suffering from rare condition!

Skull

One litre of fluid drained from skull of Pakistan baby suffering from rare condition!

Muhammad Hussain Baksh suffers from a rare condition called hydrocephalus, which causes build-up of fluid inside his skull.

Seal oil could help people with Type-1 diabetes

Diabetes

Seal oil could help people with Type-1 diabetes

The study involved 40 patients and focused primarily on corneal nerve fibre length. 

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Stroke

Is long-term consumption of aspirin advisable for stroke patients? Study reveals eye-opening consequences!

Long term consumption of aspirin in stroke patients has been found to cause the risk of fatal or disabling bleeding, increased with age. 

Consuming western diets may spike risk of Alzheimer's in people with associated gene

Alzheimer's disease

Consuming western diets may spike risk of Alzheimer's in people with associated gene

The findings revealed that when APOE4-carrying mice were fed a Western-like diet high for 12 weeks, they showed increased deposits of beta-amyloid protein plaques – a marker for inflammation – in their brains.

Meet Dr Asim Shahmalak  - The British surgeon who'll help rebuild scarred faces of Pakistani acid attack victims

Surgery

Meet Dr Asim Shahmalak - The British surgeon who'll help rebuild scarred faces of Pakistani acid attack victims

As per reports, Dr Asim Shahmalak, who was born in Karachi but moved to the UK after qualifying as a doctor, is helping many victims, including a young mother whose face was terrifically left disfigured after a man she refused to marry threw acid at her in Karachi.

Suffering from rare condition, conjoined twins get a new lease of life after 11-hour surgery!

Conjoined twins

Suffering from rare condition, conjoined twins get a new lease of life after 11-hour surgery!

 The twins' parents, Heather and Riley, got to know about the condition of their babies 11-weeks into the pregnancy.

The secret to a successful work life is hiding in your sleep patterns!

Sleep

The secret to a successful work life is hiding in your sleep patterns!

Scientists from Brigham and Women`s Hospital have found that it is as important to have a regular sleep pattern as having enough sleep.

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Autism

Fever during pregnancy increases risk of autism in kids

Babies prenatally exposed to maternal fever during the second trimester are likely to be at 40 per cent raised risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, said the study.

India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

Obesity

India harbours second highest number of obese children in the world; China tops list!

The alarming study also found that 14.4 million kids in the country have excess weight.

Cancer is a fungus that can be eliminated with baking soda, claims Italian doctor

Cancer

Cancer is a fungus that can be eliminated with baking soda, claims Italian doctor

According to this Italian doctor, cancer is nothing but a fungus which can be eliminated with baking soda.

 

Want to lose weight? Go vegetarian, suggests study!

Weight loss

Want to lose weight? Go vegetarian, suggests study!

For the small yet significant study, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, the team randomly assigned 74 people to follow either a vegetarian or a conventional diet.

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Blood

Watch out for these - Factors that disqualify you from donating blood

Men can donate safely once in every three months while women can donate every four months.

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

World Blood Donor Day

#WorldBloodDonorDay: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

This year, the World Health organisation (WHO) is emphasising on blood donation in emergencies. Becuase no-one knows when disaster will strike. But every disaster has victims, and many victims need blood. 

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes drug may help reduce risk of heart, kidney disease

Type 2 diabetes which affects around 450 million people worldwide also increases the risks of stroke and heart attack.