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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. 

Here comes an easy way to battle asthma, allergies

Asthma

Here comes an easy way to battle asthma, allergies

Once ingested, the omega 3 fatty acids convert to special pro-resolving mediators that halt inflammation without suppressing the immune system

Here's a way out to prevent PTSD symptoms

Stress

Here's a way out to prevent PTSD symptoms

For the research, the mice were given a small dose of intravenous ketamine or a placebo either one month, one week, or one hour before they were subjected to a series of small shocks.

This recreational drug may accelerate ageing of heart – Read

Heart

This recreational drug may accelerate ageing of heart – Read

Long term use of amphetamine sends the sympathetic nervous system and production of the `fight or flight` hormone adrenaline into overdrive, the study said.  

World's heaviest woman weighing 500 kilograms to arrive in Mumbai for bariatric surgery

Surgery

World's heaviest woman weighing 500 kilograms to arrive in Mumbai for bariatric surgery

500-kg Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who bears the tag of the world's heaviest woman will land in Mumbai on Saturday for a bariatric surgery.

Led by wealthy urban women, caesarean sections rise in India

caesarean birth

Led by wealthy urban women, caesarean sections rise in India

A caesarean section may be necessary when vaginal delivery poses a risk to the mother or baby. 

Common side effects of deworming: Symptoms, what to do

Deworming

Common side effects of deworming: Symptoms, what to do

Deworming treatment can have some mild side effects such as - dizziness, nausea, headache, and vomiting. 

Deworming: How often should you deworm your child? Tips to prevent worm infections

Deworming

Deworming: How often should you deworm your child? Tips to prevent worm infections

Worm infections, unfortunately, can happen even after best hygiene measures and precautions, particularly, in children. 

National Deworming Day: 34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets today

Deworming

National Deworming Day: 34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets today

On National Deworming Day, February 10, the Health Ministry for the first time will also cover private schools and has asked state governments to rope them in, while it has set up 210 monitoring centres across the country to tackle adverse reactions of the tablet like stomach ache and vomiting.

Poor performance in Mathematics may cause anxiety, boredom in students

Anxiety

Poor performance in Mathematics may cause anxiety, boredom in students

The study was published in the journal Child Development. As part of the study, the team chose to study 3,425 students from grades five to nine belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds.

Eat these foods to keep your uterus healthy!

Uterus

Eat these foods to keep your uterus healthy!

Uterus is a major hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ in a woman's body.

Lung cancer: Know these common signs and symptoms of the disease

Cancer

Lung cancer: Know these common signs and symptoms of the disease

Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer among aged adults. 

Successful heart surgery performed on HIV patient for the first time in China!

Heart surgery

Successful heart surgery performed on HIV patient for the first time in China!

The centre's AIDS Diagnosis and Treatment Centre has dedicated itself to addressing this difficulty for the past seven years.

Women who lift heavy loads at work are at risk of infertility!

fertility

Women who lift heavy loads at work are at risk of infertility!

However, the mechanism by which moving or lifting heavy loads could affect egg quality is still unknown.

34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets on February 10; Check out key facts about worm infestations

Worm infections

34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets on February 10; Check out key facts about worm infestations

Launched in 2005, India observes National Deworming Day annually on February 10 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Survival rates for cancer-stricken children in UK dramatically increased in past 15 years

Cancer

Survival rates for cancer-stricken children in UK dramatically increased in past 15 years

ONS said the increases in 5-year and 10-year survival rates have been observed in each of the age groups 0 to 4 years, 5 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years.

Exercise as you age to delay disabilities in golden years

Disability

Exercise as you age to delay disabilities in golden years

A new study suggests that regular exercise can may help older adults prevent or delay disabilities that interfere with independent living.

Do you know horror movies help identify how brain processes anxiety, fear?

Brain health. Brain

Do you know horror movies help identify how brain processes anxiety, fear?

People are motivated to remember fearful events, because this information is useful for daily survival.

Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Ketamine may help prevent traumatic disorders

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that occurs in about one-quarter of individuals who experience psychological trauma.

Music, drugs invigorate same part of the brain, says study

brain health

Music, drugs invigorate same part of the brain, says study

This is the first demonstration that the brain's own opioids are directly involved in musical pleasure.

Urinary tract infection: Why it's important to increase your water intake in cold weather? Prevention tips, remedies

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection: Why it's important to increase your water intake in cold weather? Prevention tips, remedies

Not drinking enough water is one of the factors leading to urinary tract infection or cystitis, especially in women, according to health experts.

Reasons why it is important to deworm your child

Worm infections

Reasons why it is important to deworm your child

Deworming imporves your child's immunity, and thereby protecting him/her from chronic illnesses caused by worms.

Regular naps may help toddlers learn language better

Sleep

Regular naps may help toddlers learn language better

The findings showed that three-year-olds who napped within about an hour of learning a new verb performed better than those who stayed awake for at least five hours after learning, regardless of whether they were habitual nappers.

Need stress relief? Adopt these three simple healthy habits

Stress

Need stress relief? Adopt these three simple healthy habits

Making few changes in your lifestyle such as, maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle habits is one of the best ways to find relief from stress.

This is the reason behind increased rate of miscarriage among women undergoing IVF - Read

miscarriage

This is the reason behind increased rate of miscarriage among women undergoing IVF - Read

The study has found that daylight savings time (DST) - turning the clock ahead as warmer weather approaches and back as it becomes colder again - increases the rate of miscarriage.

App developed for aiding taxi drivers mental health

Mental health

App developed for aiding taxi drivers mental health

Researchers thought of this move after learning that taxi drivers were among the most stressed people in a workplace.

Want to get back in shape? Consuming brown rice is the solution!

Healthy living

Want to get back in shape? Consuming brown rice is the solution!

Health experts further believe that this not only accelerates weight loss but is also equivalent to a half-an-hour brisk walk.

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

measles

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

The single shot Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine nation-wide drive, launched on February 5, 2017, (Sunday) targets around 41 crore children across the country - the largest ever in any campaign.

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

Obesity

Severely obese people more likely to die at home: Study

A new study has revealed that severely obese people are more likely to die at home and are less likely to spend their last days in a home providing care.

Want healthy digestive system? Follow these simple tips!

Digestion

Want healthy digestive system? Follow these simple tips!

Do you often suffer from indigestion? If yes, then your digestive system is not strong and healthy as you are not eating the right kind of foods.

Brain dead weaver gives life to five

Organ Donation

Brain dead weaver gives life to five

 As Arumugam's condition was critical, he was shifted to KMCH Main Centre in the city for higher treatment.