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Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Surgery

Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Doctors say parasitic twins - asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions -- are extremely rare.

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed lost over 140 kg since arriving in India - Here's her 'feeding regime'

Surgery

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed lost over 140 kg since arriving in India - Here's her 'feeding regime'

The world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed, who is being treated at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital, has lost over 140 kg since her arrival in India for weight reduction treatment.

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

Puberty

Sexual abuse may accelerate puberty in girls, says study

A new study has revealed that girls, who experience physical and sexual abuse in life may accelerate early puberty.

11-year-old girl to become Britain's youngest mother

Pregnancy

11-year-old girl to become Britain's youngest mother

An 11-year-old girl is set to become Britain's youngest-ever mother and is expected to give birth soon.

Disrupted sleep in kids may affect brain cells

Brain

Disrupted sleep in kids may affect brain cells

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common sleep disturbance which affects up to five per cent of all children. 

Do you constantly check Facebook? If yes, then your brain might be at risk – Read story

Brain

Do you constantly check Facebook? If yes, then your brain might be at risk – Read story

The findings showed that when there is an imbalance between two cognitive-behavioural systems in the human brain, there is a higher rate of problematic use of social networking sites. 

New gene silencer drug could cut cholesterol by half

Cholestrol

New gene silencer drug could cut cholesterol by half

The technique, known as RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, essentially 'switches off' one of the genes responsible for elevated cholesterol.

Alcohol, drug problems leads to suicide rise in elders

Alcohol

Alcohol, drug problems leads to suicide rise in elders

The study finds highest suicide risks are among those, who misuse prescription sedative medicines, such as tranquilizers.

Surgeries postponed at AIIMS as 5,000 nurses go on strike; emergency shuts for first time

Surgery

Surgeries postponed at AIIMS as 5,000 nurses go on strike; emergency shuts for first time

The move severely affected patients as the emergency unit closed for the first time in the premier institutes history.

New cholesterol drug reduces risk of heart attack

Heart

New cholesterol drug reduces risk of heart attack

The results of a two-year clinical trial on the drug sold as Repatha by Amgen Phamaceuticals that costs more than USD 14,000 a year were released at the American College of Cardiology annual conference in the US capital.

Restlessness can be mistaken with depression: Experts

Depression

Restlessness can be mistaken with depression: Experts

 The present restlessness in the society is often mistaken with depression which in true sense is obsessiveness, according to prominent sociologists and psycho-analysts.

This new drug delivery method may pave way for better cancer therapy

Cancer

This new drug delivery method may pave way for better cancer therapy

 This is a good news for people suffering with cancer as they may soon face better therapy with the coming of a new drug delivery method.

New genetic test to detect inherited diseases launched

Diseases

New genetic test to detect inherited diseases launched

A new genetic test for inherited diseases has been launched by MedGenome, a company into genomics-based research and diagnostics, on Friday.

Scientists identify protein linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder

Anxiety

Scientists identify protein linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder

Occurring in all cells of the body, the protein SPRED2 is found in particularly high concentrations in regions of the brain, namely in the basal ganglia and the amygdala.  

Drug addiction may cause tooth decay

Teeth

Drug addiction may cause tooth decay

The lifestyle that often accompanies problematic drug use also affects oral health through high sugar diets, malnutrition, poor oral hygiene, and lack of regular professional dental care.

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

nose

Climate partially responsible for your nose shape

The nose is one of the most distinctive facial features, which also has the important job of conditioning the air that we breathe.

India in need of superior legal framework for electronic health records

Health records

India in need of superior legal framework for electronic health records

The experts felt there was a need for consultation with the relevant industry stakeholders before the government comes up with enabling legal frameworks.

New blood test can help detect autism early

Autism

New blood test can help detect autism early

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study.

World Sleep Day: Here's how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

Sleep

World Sleep Day: Here's how you can create your own ideal environment to relax before bedtime

There’s no point saying to someone who doesn’t like reading to curl up with a good book to help them fall asleep.   

Asthamic kids' biggest enemy is urban living: Study

Asthma

Asthamic kids' biggest enemy is urban living: Study

The study shows that urban living is a strong independent risk factor for increased asthma morbidity -- defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations -- but urban living does not increase the risk for having asthma.

Do you know how beneficial a daily cup of tea could be? - Read story

Beverage

Do you know how beneficial a daily cup of tea could be? - Read story

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.

Cancer patients can rely on THIS drug delivery method for revival

Cancer

Cancer patients can rely on THIS drug delivery method for revival

The new method involves a class of pharmaceuticals known as antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), which include some of the most promising next-generation antibody therapeutics for cancer.

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Kidney

Here's some hope for dialysis patients – Read story

Kidney failure patients on dialysis have a very high prevalence of atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia

Broccoli consumption can keep prostate cancer away

Cancer

Broccoli consumption can keep prostate cancer away

The Oregon State University researchers found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that`s known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs.

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

hearing

Noisy lives putting Americans at risk for hearing loss

The Brigham and Women`s Hospital researchers found that substantial noise exposures, with potential long-term hearing effects, commonlyoccur in occupational and recreational settings and only a small percentage of those exposed are consistently wearing recommended hearing protection.

That ''no fat'' or ''no sugar'' cookie may be misleading you, making you more unhealthy

Food

That ''no fat'' or ''no sugar'' cookie may be misleading you, making you more unhealthy

Do you think reduced-fat Oreos contain less fat compared to full-fat Oreos? Stop yourself!

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

Dementia

This test can show if you're at risk of dementia

Chances are that you might end your days slipping into dementia, but now, a recent study hassuggested that it`s possible to detect the onset of early memory loss.

Kids with high uric acid may be associated with BP at age seven: Study

Blood pressure

Kids with high uric acid may be associated with BP at age seven: Study

A recent study has revealed that babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven which may further lead to hypertension in adulthood.

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

Brain

Scientists identify gene linked to brain ageing

US researchers have identified a common genetic variant that causes normal brain ageing in older people by up to 12 years.

Whole-body vibration may stave off obesity, diabetes: Study

Obesity

Whole-body vibration may stave off obesity, diabetes: Study

A new study has found that indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could help combat obesity and diabetes.

This new alternative to colonoscopy can be as easy as swallowing a pill

Cancer

This new alternative to colonoscopy can be as easy as swallowing a pill

Scientists have developed a new pill which can be a non-invasive alternative to colonoscopies.