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UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

Nutrition

UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

As per a report, the data is being collected to quantify deficiencies of vitamin, micro nutrients and mineral among children.

Heavy smokers with diabetes at increased risk of facing early death, says study

Smoking

Heavy smokers with diabetes at increased risk of facing early death, says study

A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher has found that heavy smokers with diabetes at increased risk of facing early death.

Combining Ritalin with cognitive therapy helps traumatic brain injury patient

brain health

Combining Ritalin with cognitive therapy helps traumatic brain injury patient

Combining methylphenidate with a cognitive therapy can help a traumatic brain injury patient, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have reported.

Absence Epilepsy has risen 8 per cent among children

Epilepsy

Absence Epilepsy has risen 8 per cent among children

 Absence Epilepsy -- a disorder in which epilepsy syndrome with absence seizures begins in young children -- has risen 8 per cent in recent years, say doctors.

Night green corridor helps transport heart over 8 km in 6 minutes

Organ Donation

Night green corridor helps transport heart over 8 km in 6 minutes

A donor's heart was successfully transported from Vasant Kunj to Saket on Tuesday covering a distance of 8.1 kms in only 6 minutes, owing to a night green corridor -- a special travel route without red lights to ensure transportation in minimal time.

Novel antiretroviral drugs to cut HIV sexual transmission risk

HIV

Novel antiretroviral drugs to cut HIV sexual transmission risk

The new antiretroviral drug Dolutegravir -- known as integrase inhibitors -- can act much faster than earlier treatments in reducing the viral load in semen -- an area of the body considered to be a reservoir of the virus and where access for drugs is more difficult, the study said.

Yogic breathing can help fight depression

Yoga

Yogic breathing can help fight depression

Researchers found significant improvement in symptoms of depression and anxiety in medicated patients with major depressive disorder who participated in the yogic breathing technique.

Thunderstorm asthma in Australia: What is it, who gets it?

Asthma

Thunderstorm asthma in Australia: What is it, who gets it?

In a strange incident, a rare thunderstorm triggered respiratory problems among a large group of people in Melbourne, Australia.

Five foods you must eat for a gorgeous, glowing skin this winter!

Healthy eating

Five foods you must eat for a gorgeous, glowing skin this winter!

Here are some skin-nourishing foods that can help your skin remain healthy and glowing throughout the entire winter season.

Beware! Non-smokers at risk from second-hand smoke

Smoking

Beware! Non-smokers at risk from second-hand smoke

 Smoking is injurious to health but still many people continues to smoke despite knowing its harmful effects.

Want to build muscles? Include these foods in your daily diet!

Healthy eating

Want to build muscles? Include these foods in your daily diet!

Here are some foods that can help stay fit and build muscles

Tofu: Side effects you need to know!

Healthy eating

Tofu: Side effects you need to know!

We all know that tofu is an effective source of protien for those people who don't eat meat. 

High content of protein and salt in food cause post-meal sleepiness: Study

Sleep

High content of protein and salt in food cause post-meal sleepiness: Study

A new study suggests that higher content of salt and protien in our food often leads to post-meal sleepiness.

Delhi hospital performs first scar-less surgery in India

Surgery

Delhi hospital performs first scar-less surgery in India

Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute performed the first scar-less surgery in India on an 18-year-old boy from Uzbekistan who developed a congenital heart defect.

Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety

Stress

Probiotics help reduce stress, anxiety

A study has found that probiotics, used to keep digestive tract in sync, could reduce stress levels and thus improve health and well being.

Musical training helps treat autism: Study

Autism

Musical training helps treat autism: Study

Experiencing music at an early age can contribute to better brain development and may as well be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

Heart disease

Regular walking routine helps prevent heart disease

 A recent study has found that keeping a regular walking regime can help combat fatal heart diseases.

UAE witnesses the arrival of a 'miracle baby' weighing lesser than an iPad!

Child birth

UAE witnesses the arrival of a 'miracle baby' weighing lesser than an iPad!

The baby was successfully delivered by a Lower (uterine) Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS) procedure, after which both mother and infant were kept under careful observation.  

Obesity, weight loss in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Bone health

Obesity, weight loss in adolescence may cause permanent bone loss

Obesity has been previously associated with the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, but the study found that it can also affect the bone structure in childhood and adolescence.

Stillbirth: Lying on your back during pregnancy may increase your risk!

Stillbirth

Stillbirth: Lying on your back during pregnancy may increase your risk!

Stillbirths are a common occurrence, with around 1 in 227 births in the UK ending in stillbirth.

 

Plant compounds may boost brain power in elderly

brain health

Plant compounds may boost brain power in elderly

People get these compounds, known as carotenoids, from their diets, and two of them - lutein and zeaxanthin - have been shown in previous research to bolster eye and cognitive health in older adults. 

Healthy living - Five morning secrets successful people swear by!

Healthy living

Healthy living - Five morning secrets successful people swear by!

Most succesful people drink water first thing in the morning instead of coffee.

Winter safety: Tips to keep your child healthy in cold weather!

Winter safety tips

Winter safety: Tips to keep your child healthy in cold weather!

Here are some amazing tips for mothers to keep their family as healthy as possible this winter. 

Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

HIV

Over 90% people with HIV, tuberculosis have access to therapy

Over 90 per cent of people in India who are infected simultaneously with HIV and tuberculosis have access to HIV therapy, a new study released on Monday said.

How to manage medical emergencies during vacation

medical emergencies

How to manage medical emergencies during vacation

One in four vacations also includes a trip to medical emergencies and many patients are simply unprepared to manage the situation in a new environment, a new survey has showed.

Winter special: Try these home remedies to cure chapped lips!

winter beauty tips

Winter special: Try these home remedies to cure chapped lips!

One of the most common problem that we face during winter, besides dry skin and cracked heels is chapped lips.

Know these amazing health benefits of rope skipping!

Fitness

Know these amazing health benefits of rope skipping!

Skipping is one of the simplest and easiest form of exercise which can be done anytime and anywhere at your convenient time.

4-year-old girl who became “true face of cancer” loses battle to the disease

Cancer

4-year-old girl who became “true face of cancer” loses battle to the disease

On Sunday, through a new post on his Facebook page – Jessica Whelan – A fight against Neuroblastoma – Whelan shared the heartbreaking news of Jessica's passing.

Yoga

Reasons why older people should be careful while practicing Yoga!

Individuals ages 45-64 saw an injury rate of 18 per 100,000, while those between 18-44 years of age had an injury rate of 12 per 100,000.

Dissatisfied with your love life? Your poor oral health may be the reason!

dental health

Dissatisfied with your love life? Your poor oral health may be the reason!

A study finds that individuals who are in a trusting, secure and loving relationship may have good oral health compared to those in a bad one.

Prostate cancer: Having more sexual partners doubles your risk

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: Having more sexual partners doubles your risk

Men who had more than seven sexual partners in their lifetime were twice as likely to have prostate cancer than those with fewer than three partners, finds a new study.