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Divorce and children: Things parents must consider before getting separated

Divorce

Divorce and children: Things parents must consider before getting separated

For couples who have children, the effects of divorce are even harsher as it can detrimentally impact the child's physical as well as mental well-being.

Doctor gives birth to baby girl in a moving car!

delivery

Doctor gives birth to baby girl in a moving car!

A doctor named Victoria Williams gave birth to her own baby inside a moving car, on the way to the hospital on May 2, 2017.

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

colon cancer

Almonds, walnuts, cashews may help ward off colon cancer return 

The observational study involved 826 patients who had undergone treatment for stage III colon cancer, typically including surgery and chemotherapy. 

Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

Bones

Newly-devised tiny bubbles may help heal fractures

The new two-step gene therapy method successfully treated non-healing fractures in pigs within eight weeks of treatment, said Maxim Bez from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

This new computer game may make your child healthy

Children health

This new computer game may make your child healthy

Children who played the simple game developed by researchers from University of Exeter in the UK made healthier choices when asked to pick foods afterwards.

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

Cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular diseases responsible for one-third deaths worldwide

The researchers looked at the prevalence of CVD from 1990-2010 and found that CVD mortality first increased, then declined steeply with increasing SDI, only to plateau in the last few years.

Australia one of world leaders for life expectancy, says WHO

Life expectancy

Australia one of world leaders for life expectancy, says WHO

Australia is one of the "world leaders" for life expectancy, ranked only behind Japan, Singapore and Switzerland, according to the World Health Organisation`s (WHO) latest world health check.

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Obesity

Good news for obese people – Swallowable balloons may combat condition sans surgery

Intragastric balloons (IGBs) have been used as weight loss devices for decades. Inflated with water, these devices make it easier to adhere to a low calorie diet by inducing feelings of fullness.

India's first womb transplant at Pune hospital today

transplant

India's first womb transplant at Pune hospital today

The woman, who is a Solapur resident and is unable to conceive it due to absence of uterus, is being operated at Pune’s Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI) by a team of 12 doctors.

Live a life less “ORDINARY”

Meditation

Live a life less “ORDINARY”

Do something which makes you to stand out of the crowd and shows you off as a person less ordinary.

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest: Why it happens? What you can do about it to save a life

Sudden cardiac arrest is a medical emergency, it causes sudden cardiac death, if not treated immediately.

This expensive sunscreen fails SPF protection tests – Here's how to choose the best one for your skin

Sunscreen

This expensive sunscreen fails SPF protection tests – Here's how to choose the best one for your skin

As per a research carried out by consumer watchdog Which?, Avon’s Sun+Multi Protection Sun Lotion SPF30 (150ml) costing £10 failed to offer its claimed level of protection.

Baby undergoes surgery after rats bit her 100 times, parents arrested

Newborn

Baby undergoes surgery after rats bit her 100 times, parents arrested

The teenage parents, 19-year-old Erica Shyrock and and 18-year-old Charles Elliott, who were taken into police custody, have been charged with endangering the welfare of the minor.

Colon cancer: Eating tree nuts may cut risk for return of the disease

colon cancer

Colon cancer: Eating tree nuts may cut risk for return of the disease

The finding by Dr Temidayo Fadelu of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and colleagues is the latest to suggest a health benefit from nut consumption.

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirusIn 2014, Ebola epidemic resulted in 28,646 cases and claimed 11,323 lives by March 2016.

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

Cancer

This new blood test predicts prostate cancer more accurate than PSA

Researchers have demonstrated that a new blood test, known as IsoPSA, can detect prostate cancer more accurately than current tests in two crucial measures.

Lonely teenagers are more likely to have poor quality of sleep: Study

Loneliness

Lonely teenagers are more likely to have poor quality of sleep: Study

Loneliness is defined by researchers as a feeling of distress that people experience when they perceive their social relationships to be inadequate.

Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

TB tablets

Now, replace bitter TB tablets with strawberry, orange-flavoured pills

Dr Jagdish Pradash, Director General of Health Services said, by June, the initiative will be rolled out in 17 more states and by the year-end, these flavoured drugs will reach every child of the country.

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Tobacco

Tobacco-free UP – Govt cracks the whip against public use, fines thousands

Taking action, authorities have fined more than 2,250 people and collected close to 2 lakh rupees as fine for using tobacco at public places in the state.

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

chikungunya

Chikungunya outbreak in Dhaka due to sporadic rains

ASM Alamgir, Senior Scientific Officer of Bangladesh's disease monitoring arm, Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR), has confirmed the outbreak, bdnews24 reported.

Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

Eyes

Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

In early stages, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) results in blurred vision. However, in advanced stages, it can make life very challenging.

 

 

 

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

Heart disease

Couch potatoes beware! This will happen if you sit around for two weeks

The study has showed that just 14 days of physical inactivity in young healthy people can cause obesity, poor metabolic health, accelerated musculoskeletal decline, and potentially premature death.

Bathroom scales

Bathroom scales can warn about life threatening conditions

Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) in Lithuania developed a prototype of multi functional body composition scales, and are now improving the model by adding new functions and parametres.

3-D printed ovaries could help cancer survivors have healthy children!

fertility

3-D printed ovaries could help cancer survivors have healthy children!

The bioprosthetic ovaries was constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs and found to successfully boost hormone production as well as restore fertility in mice.

Swine flu scare in Delhi: AAP says none affected; Ganga Ram hospital reports four deaths

Swine flu

Swine flu scare in Delhi: AAP says none affected; Ganga Ram hospital reports four deaths

However, AAP government seems to be in denial over this as they have said that no one has been affected due to swine flu in the capital.

Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s

Alzheimer`s has a cure in form of physical exercise

Alzheimer`s is a neurodegenerative disorder considered as the most common form of dementia and is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration that can result in memory loss.

Pharma, petrochemical sectors can diversify Indo-Belgian trade

Pharma Sector

Pharma, petrochemical sectors can diversify Indo-Belgian trade

Pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries can help India and Belgium to diversify their bilateral trade beyond the diamond sector.

Sleep

Lonely teens may have poor quality sleep

In the study, lonelier people were also 24 per cent more likely to feel tired and have difficulty concentrating during the day.

Travelling: A way to detoxify yourself

detoxification

Travelling: A way to detoxify yourself

Detoxifying oneself is the first and foremost thing to live a happy life and so does this require some very fearless decisions.

World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

World Hypertension Day 2017

World Hypertension Day 2017: Some essential tips to prevent first signs

As per Coronary Artery Disease Index in Asian Indians (CADI), the number of people with hypertension is projected to increase from 118 million in 2000 to 214 million in 2025, with the ailment affecting both men and women.

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

Zika

Identified - Compound that prevents Zika virus from spreading

They said the compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika.