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Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from  #FreeCondomStore

HIV

Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from #FreeCondomStore

On its 10th anniversary, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched India's first 'Free Condom Store', under which individuals, NGOs, government, private institutions and community-based organisations can order as many condoms as they want. 

Expressing gratitude may improve your relationship, health!

Wellness

Expressing gratitude may improve your relationship, health!

A new study has found that expressing gratitude may not only boost your relationship, but also enhance your psychological and physical well-being.

Using too much phones may up neck and upper back pain

neck pain

Using too much phones may up neck and upper back pain

Kids should sped less time on their cell phones as a new study has found that the prolonged use of smartphones increases the risk of neck, disk hernias and alignment problems.

Want to speed up your metabolism? Start drinking Gin!

Wellness

Want to speed up your metabolism? Start drinking Gin!

 If you want to speed up your metabolism, then start consuming Gin. 

India witnesses sudden rise in caesarean deliveries by 15% due to late marriage: Experts

caesarean deliveries

India witnesses sudden rise in caesarean deliveries by 15% due to late marriage: Experts

India has witnessed a sudden rise in caesarean sections or caesarean deliveries by 15 percent, gynaecologists said on Saturday

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

Heart attack

Restriction in trans fats leads to healthier communities: Study

According to a new study, areas that restrict trans fats in foods see a lot fewer hospitilisations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions.

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Pregnant women

Medication treatment offers hope for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a new research.

Know these common causes of chronic itchy scalp!

Wellnes

Know these common causes of chronic itchy scalp!

Itchy scalp is one of the common conditions that we face and it is a sign of poor hygiene or skin problems. 

Concussion: Know its common signs and symptoms!

Brain

Concussion: Know its common signs and symptoms!

Concussion is a brain injury which usually doesn't cause any external brain damage or internal bleeding.

Combination therapy may increase survival rates in brain cancer patients

Cancer

Combination therapy may increase survival rates in brain cancer patients

Researchers found that a combination of vaccine and chemotherapy sessions may help boost both progression-free survival and overall survival rates for patients suffering from glioblastoma, a malignant tumour affecting the brain or spine.

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

Heart attack

This new 3D-printed digital patch may help heal damaged heart tissue

A new revolutionary digital three dimensional (3D) bio-printed patch that can help heal scarred heart tissue in patients after a heart attack has been created by US scientists.

Even after losing 242 kg in two months, Eman Ahmed will never be able to walk again

Surgery

Even after losing 242 kg in two months, Eman Ahmed will never be able to walk again

Eman Ahmed, who weighed almost 500 kg and was known as world's heaviest woman, has dropped down her body size to half and lost about 250 kg in just two months.

Health

CRISPR-based rapid, inexpensive diagnostic tool created

This technology could one day be used to respond to viral and bacterial outbreaks, monitor antibiotic resistance, and detect cancer, researchers said.\

An hour of daily running can add seven hours to your life, says study!

exercise

An hour of daily running can add seven hours to your life, says study!

The team of researchers carrying out the study decided to take help from available research and investigate the benefits of other forms of exercise and how running was more effective.

9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

Doctors

9 out of 10 patients want their doctors to listen to them during initial consultation: Survey

About 38.8 percent of the patients want the doctor to thank them after the consultation.

Indian doctors give seven-month-old baby born with eight limbs a new lease of life

Birth defects

Indian doctors give seven-month-old baby born with eight limbs a new lease of life

The team of doctors observed the baby and considering the risk factors, decided to perform the critical surgery in three stages.

Iced tea consumption linked to increase in cholera risk in endemic countries

Cholera

Iced tea consumption linked to increase in cholera risk in endemic countries

Patients with cholera were also more likely to always put ice in their water and to use sedimented river water for drinking, bathing, cooking, and brushing their teeth.

Weighing over 17 kgs at just eight months, baby girl in Punjab leaves doctors perplexed!

Obesity

Weighing over 17 kgs at just eight months, baby girl in Punjab leaves doctors perplexed!

 Her excessive weight has also led her to have breathing and sleeping problems.

China, you have been warned: WHO estimates 200 million smoking-related deaths this century!

Smoking

China, you have been warned: WHO estimates 200 million smoking-related deaths this century!

The calculation includes both the direct costs of treating tobacco-related illness and the indirect costs such as lost work productivity.

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

Cardiovascular disease

Exposure to higher levels of air pollution may up cardiovascular disease risk

A new study has revealed that exposure to higher levels of air pollution may increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), commonly known as "good" cholesterol.

Both obesity and underweight may increase risk of migraine in women

Migraine

Both obesity and underweight may increase risk of migraine in women

A new study has found that both obesity and being underweight may increase the risk of developing migraine.

Eating this superfood daily can help fight depression!

Mental health

Eating this superfood daily can help fight depression!

Do you include chia seeds in your daily diet? If no, then start consuming it daily as experts have said that chia seeds could help fight depression.

Aplastic Anaemia: All you need to know about it!

Aplastic Anaemia

Aplastic Anaemia: All you need to know about it!

Ever wonder what would happen, if vital blood components like white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs) andplatelets are deficient in your body? 

Adults with smaller brain structure are more likely to suffer from anxiety, negative thoughts: Study

Anxiety

Adults with smaller brain structure are more likely to suffer from anxiety, negative thoughts: Study

A study conducted by a team of US researchers has revealed that healthy adults, who have smaller Inferior Frontal Cortex are more likely to suffer from anxiety, associated with more bias towards negative thoughts.

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Alcohol

Personalised treatment for alcoholism a step closer

Neurons fired as the specific calcium channels at play, called L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (LTCCs), boosted the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA.

Soon, take your brain medication with just a sniff!

brain health

Soon, take your brain medication with just a sniff!

The scientists have developed an aerosol nasal spray that can non-invasively deliver drugs to the brain.

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

Lifestyle diseases

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

While men were found to be victims of diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac related problems, women were found to have issues related to low BP and thyroid.

Are inflatable pool toys safe for your kids' health? They may increase their cancer risk!

Cancer

Are inflatable pool toys safe for your kids' health? They may increase their cancer risk!

The researchers then detected between 32 and 46 odours in each sample, of which up to 13 were quite intense. 

More reasons to play Pokemon Go: Study says game makes users happier and friendlier!

Mental well-being

More reasons to play Pokemon Go: Study says game makes users happier and friendlier!

The large pool of players presented an opportunity to capture the effects of augmented reality games.

Global health system transparency index places India second from bottom

Healthcare

Global health system transparency index places India second from bottom

Health system transparency of the 32 countries were compared while the study mapped 27 indicators across six dimensions of transparency to provide an individual score for each country.

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

The UN`s health agency said the epidemic had left more than 25,000 people sick, warning that number was likely to double by the end of June.