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45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Surgery

45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Identified as Ms Chen, she claimed that her stomach pain started more than 10 years ago but her fear of surgery kept her from seeking medical aid.

Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

Premature babies

Giving caffeine to premature babies may improve their breathing ability and lung function: Study

The findings found that premature babies who are given caffeine perform significantly better in tests that measure their ability to breathe out at 11 years old.

Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

Pregnancy

Mom-to-be beware! Consuming fizzy drinks during pregnancy may make your child obese

The finding found that pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day before childbirth could increase their child’s risk of becoming obese.

This is why women fall prey to eating disorders!

Eating disorders

This is why women fall prey to eating disorders!

According to the study, women who were evaluated as less attractive were more motivated to diet and be thin if their husbands or partners were attractive than them.

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

Zika

Zika unlikely to get worse due to prior dengue fever, says study

People who are infected by Zika virus after having dengue fever do not appear to become more severely ill than those who have never had dengue

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha emphasis need for enhancing blood reserves

Blood reserves

BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha emphasis need for enhancing blood reserves

Sinha, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Saheb, donated one ambulance each to Patna Medical College and Hospital and Jaya Prabha Hospital named after the wife of Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan from his MPLAD fund.

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Restless legs syndrome ups risk of sleep-wake disturbances in pregnancy

RLS is an irresistible urge to move your legs typically in the evenings.The results showed that 36 percent of women in their third trimester had RLS, and half of the women with RLS, had moderate to severe symptoms.

Pregnancy

Medical miracle! 21-year-old brain-dead mother gives birth to twins after 123 days of being on ventilator – Read

Her last words to him were, “I want you to be prepared to accept this, because I will be staying there. I won't be coming home.”

Calcium

Excess calcium behind dangerous hospital infection

The study showed that increased levels of calcium in the gut, because of certain medications or supplements, triggers Clostridium difficile (C. diff) -- a bacterium that chiefly affects older patients living in nursing homes, or those who have been confined to a hospital environment for a long time. 

Want to prevent infections during monsoon? Include Vitamin C rich food in your diet!

Infectious diseases

Want to prevent infections during monsoon? Include Vitamin C rich food in your diet!

In order to prevent infections during this season, doctors have urged children to increase the intake of Vitamin C rich food as it will help in killing infected cells in the body.

Didn't know the importance of nutrition when I started playing: Sachin

Healthy eating

Didn't know the importance of nutrition when I started playing: Sachin

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar says that he had no knowledge that how important is nutrition when he started playing and only realised when he lost a game because of lack of nutritional intake.

Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

caesarean

Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

A statement by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, the instruction is applicable to all the private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Tumour

This 24-year-old Chinese man is dubbed as an 'octopus' – Find out why!

Chi Zhoujing suffers from a tumour-causing condition that has left him with a completely disfigured face and no friends.

Laziest people on Earth belong to 'THIS' country - Read to know!

Fitness

Laziest people on Earth belong to 'THIS' country - Read to know!

 India ranked 39 among the world's laziest countries, with people taking just 4,297 steps a day.

'Ovarian tissue freezing' may provide hope for fertility treatment

Infertility

'Ovarian tissue freezing' may provide hope for fertility treatment

The procedure which is still considered experimental involves removal and freezing of ovarian tissue for later use.

Can olive oil be used for frying? Four myths about this wonder oil debunked

Olive oil

Can olive oil be used for frying? Four myths about this wonder oil debunked

Whether making the heart healthy or regulating sugar levels or bringing with itself vitamins and antioxidants, olive oil is an ideal companion for all who wish to lead a healthy life.

Thinking of going for breast implants? They may end up saving your life!

Surgery

Thinking of going for breast implants? They may end up saving your life!

According to the study, bullets travel considerably lesser, up to 20 percent less far, when travelling through implants, thus reducing the risk of organ damage.

Making healthy food choices occasionally can increase your life span, says study!

Healthy eating

Making healthy food choices occasionally can increase your life span, says study!

The report in the New England Journal of Medicine is the first to show that improving diet quality over at least a dozen years is associated with lower total and cardiovascular mortality.

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

Babies

Babies born big more likely to have weight problems later

The study, published in the journal Pediatric Obesity, looked at 10,186 children across the US, both those born at term and those born prematurely. 

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Zika virus

Experimental Zika vaccines protect foetus against infection

Pregnant women who are infected with the Zika virus but never display any disease symptoms may still give birth to a baby with microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected.

Excessive gymming claims Hyderabad techie's life – Know when you've gone overboard, ill-effects and symptoms

exercise

Excessive gymming claims Hyderabad techie's life – Know when you've gone overboard, ill-effects and symptoms

The human body is not capable to adapt to an overworked lifestyle, therefore, it is important to realise when to stop. 

Autism institute to be set up in Kerala

Autism

Autism institute to be set up in Kerala

Founding CEO of Technopark and founder director of National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH), G. Vijayaraghavan will be heading the Center for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (CADRRE) which will open in September.

Workaholics, take note! Long working hours can lead to heart disease risk

Heart disease

Workaholics, take note! Long working hours can lead to heart disease risk

The study showed that, compared to people who worked a normal week of between 35-40 hours, those who worked 55 hours or more were about 40 per cent more likely to develop atrial fibrillation during the following ten years.

Yoga may protect against memory decline, says study

Mental health

Yoga may protect against memory decline, says study

Scientists in Brazil imaged elderly female yoga practitioners' brains and found they have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory.

Tomatoes have the power to ward off skin cancer risk, say scientists!

Cancer

Tomatoes have the power to ward off skin cancer risk, say scientists!

Researchers at Ohio State University in the US conducted an experiment on mice through which this conclusion was made.

Gym workout proves fatal for Hyderabad techie; 22-year-old dies suspiciously – Read

exercise

Gym workout proves fatal for Hyderabad techie; 22-year-old dies suspiciously – Read

A native of Vizag, Varun was residing in Matrusrinagar in Miyapur. He had joined Dell a year ago and was a regular at the gym.

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Mosquitoes

Eradication of mosquitoes not the right solution to get rid of vector-borne diseases, say scientists! - Know why

Instead of their eradication, their ability to transmit diseases should be suppressed – completely wiping out the species may have wider effects.

Stroke

Thought-controlled musical instrument may help stroke patients

Neurologists have created a hands-free, thought-controlled musical instrument they hope will help empower and rehabilitate patients with motor disabilities such as those from stroke, spinal cord injury or amputation.

Ways to maintain good eyesight

Eye

Ways to maintain good eyesight

Eat healthy, exercise regularly and more to take care of eyes, suggest experts.

Teenage Indian boy holds Guinness World Record for his 'elephant canine'!

Teeth

Teenage Indian boy holds Guinness World Record for his 'elephant canine'!

A 18-year-old boy from Vadodara was astonished when dentists discovered that his massive protruding tooth is the longest human tooth in the world.

Diabetes can put you at tooth loss risk – Here's how

Diabetes

Diabetes can put you at tooth loss risk – Here's how

The study, conducted in mice, revealed that when diabetic mice developed high blood sugar levels or were hyperglycemic, their microbiome became distinct from their normal littermates, with a less diverse community of bacteria.