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Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

Caesarean section

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

A C-section, although relatively safe, should be considered only when the health of either the mother or baby is at risk from vaginal delivery.

New four-in-one pill found to treat hypertension

Hypertension

New four-in-one pill found to treat hypertension

Every patient on the pilot trial conducted by The George Institute for Global Health in Australia saw their blood levels drop to normal levels in just four weeks.

Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

Alzheimer's

Do you know the bacteria in your gut may accelerate Alzheimer's? - Read

The researchers found that mice suffering from Alzheimer`s have a different composition of intestinal bacteria compared to mice that are healthy.

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

Smoking

Teens using e-cigs are more likely to smoke cigarettes

According to researchers, vaping is a "one-way bridge" to cigarette smoking for teenagers in the study published in journal Tobacco Control.

Young Brazilians more susceptible to cancer: Study

Cancer

Young Brazilians more susceptible to cancer: Study

Among Brazilians aged 1-14, cancer was the leading cause of death by disease as well.

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

Surgery

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

36-year-old Eman, who is scheduled to undergo a bariatric surgery and subsequent treatment in Mumbai arrived with sister Shaimaa Ahmed.

Health a socio-cultural issue in India, difficult to address it: Expert

Health

Health a socio-cultural issue in India, difficult to address it: Expert

People have different levels of acceptance for medication because of their socio-cultural assumptions and prejudices.

Swine flu death toll on the rise in Telangana

Swine flu

Swine flu death toll on the rise in Telangana

One person succumbed to swine flu and other complications yesterday, according to a government bulletin on swine flu.

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

Malaria

This is why mosquitoes are attracted towards people with malaria – Read

The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Science, can lead to new ways to fight malaria without using poisonous chemicals.

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.