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Napping: Why you need to take a nap everyday, tips and tricks

napping

Napping: Why you need to take a nap everyday, tips and tricks

A number of studies has shown that napping can help boost alertness, increase productivity and improve creativity. 

Indian woman suffering from spinal tuberculosis walk again, thanks to 3D-printed vertebrae

Spinal tuberculosis

Indian woman suffering from spinal tuberculosis walk again, thanks to 3D-printed vertebrae

 For the first time in India, a team of surgeons from Medanta-The Medicity, Gurugram successfully implanted a 3D-printed vertebrae on a 32-year-old woman, who was suffering from spinal tuberculosis for quite some time.

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Liver disease

Soda, pizza and salty food increases risk of liver disease in children, says study

Children should not consume soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt regualrly as they are not good for health.

This is how you can get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Weight loss

This is how you can get rid of those extra pounds on your thighs!

Legs can be toned easily, either by doing the specific exercised mentioned below or adding weights in the workout.

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Premature babies

Premature babies more likely to face anxiety issues later

Extremely low birth weight babies were found to be at increased risk for particular mental health problems, beginning in childhood and extending at least into their 30s, according to the study.

Snow shoveling – another reason for heart attack in men!

Heart attack

Snow shoveling – another reason for heart attack in men!

About one third of hospital admissions and deaths due to heart attack occurred on these days, and the risk was even stronger after snowfalls that lasted two to three days.

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

Gene

More than 200 baldness-linked genetic markers identified

The researchers created a formula to try and predict the chance that a person will go bald, based on the presence or absence of certain genetic markers.

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

Bird flu

China bird flu deaths on the rise; authorities fretted

China has come a long way in learning how to communicate to the public and to respond to health crises since the SARS outbreak, when official reports of infections were criticised for their slowness and irregularity.

World's heaviest woman Eman expresses desire to meet Bollywood star Salman Khan

World's heaviest woman

World's heaviest woman Eman expresses desire to meet Bollywood star Salman Khan

Soon after her arrival in the city on February 11 for a bariatric surgery, the woman hopes that soon her pending desire would be fulfilled as she is in Mumbai.

Managing these three emotions can save your heart

Heart health

Managing these three emotions can save your heart

Monitoring your emotional well-being and taking action before it hit you can help you stay healthy and save your heart.

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

Mental health

Heading balls may put you at dementia risk

A study suggested that evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players.

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy

Know these common causes of epilepsy!

Epilepsy is a common type of disorder in which nerve cell activity in the brain is disturbed, causing repeated seizures. 

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

Healthy eating

Lesser known health benefits of Himalayan salt!

As it is unrefined, unpolluted and unprocessed, Himalayan salt is considered a healthier option than the regular salt.

Five superfoods every new mother should eat post pregnancy!

Healthy eating

Five superfoods every new mother should eat post pregnancy!

Eating the right food is very important for new moms as it will provide them the essential nutrients without compromising on their health.

Muscle cramps? Try these simple yoga exercises to get relief from the pain!

muscle cramps

Muscle cramps? Try these simple yoga exercises to get relief from the pain!

 Muscle cramp has become a very common thing and can happen in your leg, arm, back or elsewhere. 

Children born to older mothers are more intelligent, says new research

Intelligence

Children born to older mothers are more intelligent, says new research

As per the new study, older mothers today tend to be more advantaged than younger mothers - for example, they are well educated, are less likely to smoke during pregnancy and are established in professional occupations. 

Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism

Gene

Faulty gene blamed for growth defects linked to dwarfism

This research sheds new light on the mechanisms underlying DNA replication, and the effect on human health when this process goes wrong.

National Deworming Day: What to do if you child misses out!

Deworming

National Deworming Day: What to do if you child misses out!

On February 10, the Health Ministry implemented the deworming programme in schools and preschools (anganwadis) across India to combat parasitic worm infections among children.

Longevity: Eating less can slow ageing process

Ageing

Longevity: Eating less can slow ageing process

The researchers found that when ribosomes, the cell's protein makers, slow down, the aging process slows too.

Revealed: Surprising link between athletics and addiction

Addiction

Revealed: Surprising link between athletics and addiction

Though a full spectrum of sports was represented in the study--including gymnastics, martial arts, rowing and dance, most participants competed in team sports, hockey in particular.

Here's how 500-kg Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, will lose 80-100 kg in four weeks

Bariatric surgery

Here's how 500-kg Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, will lose 80-100 kg in four weeks

Eman, who arrived in Mumbai last Saturday (February 11) in a specially arranged chartered flight for a bariatric surgery, has been put on a low-calorie, high-protein liquid diet.

Top five tips for better heart health

Heart health

Top five tips for better heart health

This Valentine's Day, pamper your sweetheart with a heart-healthy gift or date that will help prevent heart disease and may improve overall health.

'Circular DNA key to evolution, drug resistance of cancer'

Cancer

'Circular DNA key to evolution, drug resistance of cancer'

The researchers found that cancer-fueling genes, or oncogenes, are more likely to occur on ecDNA than on chromosomes.

A plant-based diet can aid Indians in the fight against diabetes, heart ailments

Diabetes

A plant-based diet can aid Indians in the fight against diabetes, heart ailments

More than 69 million people in India have been diagnosed with diabetes according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

India views epilepsy as reason to annul, prohibit marriages: WHO

Epilepsy

India views epilepsy as reason to annul, prohibit marriages: WHO

A great proportion of the causes of death related to epilepsy in low and middle-income countries, such as falls, drowning, burns and prolonged seizures, are potentially preventable, the WHO said.

Cosmetic surgeries in UK go down by 40 percent – a near-decade low!

cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgeries in UK go down by 40 percent – a near-decade low!

BAAPS said that, anecdotally, the number of non-surgical treatments such as facial injectables was still rising steadily.

Surgical approaches to lose weight may cull diabetes risk!

Weight loss

Surgical approaches to lose weight may cull diabetes risk!

Blood samples showed that at least 168 microRNAs – the molecules responsible for sending specific messages – had changed before and after surgery.

Anti-ageing hormone 'Klotho' could prevent kidney disease in diabetics

Kidney disease

Anti-ageing hormone 'Klotho' could prevent kidney disease in diabetics

The new research suggests Klotho may play a significant role in the development of kidney disease, which is often prevalent in patients with diabetes.

First born? You're probably more intelligent than your silblings

Intelligence

First born? You're probably more intelligent than your silblings

First-born children have superior thinking skills in comparison to their younger siblings, says a new study.

What makes your heart 'old'? Tips for a healthier, happier life

Heart disease

What makes your heart 'old'? Tips for a healthier, happier life

If you want to lower your heart age, start adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Hearing Loss

Babies exposed to nicotine at higher risk for hearing loss

Children with impaired auditory brainstem function are likely to have learning difficulties and problems with language development.