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Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Obesity

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

Life saving liver transplant performed on Pak boy aged 4 and UAE teen in Delhi

Liver Transplant

Life saving liver transplant performed on Pak boy aged 4 and UAE teen in Delhi

As children, suffering from this condition grow older, their skin gets thickened and the light penetration decreases making phototherapy less effective.

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat

Weight loss

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat

A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.

About 2.5 lakh estimated deaths due to cancer by 2020: Govt

Cancer

About 2.5 lakh estimated deaths due to cancer by 2020: Govt

 Over a lakh lung cancer deaths and 75,000 fatalities due to breast cancer are estimated in the country by 2020, the government said on Tuesday.

Researchers suggest psychotherapy may mend brain changes in social phobia

Brain

Researchers suggest psychotherapy may mend brain changes in social phobia

Researchers have suggested that psychotherapy may help treat patients who are suffering from a social phobia by removing impairments in the key brain structures that are involved in processing and regulating emotions.

Farah Khan encourages couples who can't conceive to opt for IVF; calls it a 'blessing'

In vitro fertilization

Farah Khan encourages couples who can't conceive to opt for IVF; calls it a 'blessing'

The 52-year-old in association with Merck, pioneers in treatment of infertility, recently released a video for the cause.

Preventing weight gain in adults may reduce risk of Type-2 diabetes, says study

Diabetes

Preventing weight gain in adults may reduce risk of Type-2 diabetes, says study

Middle-aged adults should maintain a healthy weight and lose some weight as preventing weight gain might reduce their chances of being diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes on a steady rise in India; claimed 3.5 lakh lives in 2015!

Diabetes

Diabetes on a steady rise in India; claimed 3.5 lakh lives in 2015!

The prevalence of diabetes in the country was nearly 70 million in 2015.

Suffering from back pain? Try yoga to get relief from it!

BACK PAIN

Suffering from back pain? Try yoga to get relief from it!

 Are you suffering from chronic low back pain? If yes, then try doing yoga as it may help you get relief from the severe pain.

A 30-minute treadmill workout can remodel your heart tissues

Heart

A 30-minute treadmill workout can remodel your heart tissues

 Hitting treadmill for 30 minutes can remodel your heart tissues as expression of genes used to repair damaged DNA increased in response to endurance exercise, after a single session.

Vasalgel - Male contraceptive jab prevents pregnancy in monkeys for more than a year

Contraception

Vasalgel - Male contraceptive jab prevents pregnancy in monkeys for more than a year

The researchers from California National Primate Research Center in the US, said the contraceptive called Vasalgel provided effective birth control in rhesus monkey groups for more than one year.

 

Eating nuts may reduce the risk of colon cancer: Study

Cancer

Eating nuts may reduce the risk of colon cancer: Study

One should include lots of nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds and pistachios in their daily diet as they not only promote health benefits but also helps in lowering the risk of the deadly disease colon cancer.

This is why you should eat pasta regularly!

Healthy eating

This is why you should eat pasta regularly!

A new research has revealed that people who eat pasta regularly may have better diet quality, greater intake of vitamin and minerals and can better manage blood sugar levels, as compared to those who doesn't eat it.

Green tea compound has lifesaving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders

Bone-marrow disorders

Green tea compound has lifesaving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders

Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis in the US and their German collaborators found that a compound called epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders.

Horse antibodies for Ebola infection: Effective, economical treatment developed

Ebola virus disease

Horse antibodies for Ebola infection: Effective, economical treatment developed

The post-exposure treatment made with antibodies from horses could be used in the next Ebola outbreak.

Trouble waking up in the morning? Useful tips, health benefits of early rising

Early rising

Trouble waking up in the morning? Useful tips, health benefits of early rising

But, rising early does provide many health benefits – from improving your physical and mental health to making you more productive and successful in life.

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

bacteria

Faster method to detect harmful bacteria developed

 Sepsis, a serious, life-threatening infection occurring more commonly in hospitalised patients, is one of the medical problems Etchebarne focuses on in his studies.

Woman becomes second-time mother, thanks to 16-year-old frozen embryo!

Frozen Embryo Transfer

Woman becomes second-time mother, thanks to 16-year-old frozen embryo!

Her first-born also a son, who is already 16-years-old, was born from the same batch of embryos frozen in 2000.

China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

AIDS

China to help combat AIDS virus with traditional Chinese medicine

The TCM push aligns with a recent effort by the government to make the practice a priority for both development and publicity.

Jayalalithaa died of sepsis:  What you need to know about this life-threatening condition

Sepsis

Jayalalithaa died of sepsis: What you need to know about this life-threatening condition

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition triggered by an infection in any part of the body.

Novel genomic mutation causes developmental delays in kids, says study

developmental disorder

Novel genomic mutation causes developmental delays in kids, says study

The scientists identified a novel mutation that affects a protein known as CASK, upon analysing the genome of a six-year-old boy. 

Back pain: This is what anti-inflammatory drugs can do to your body

BACK PAIN

Back pain: This is what anti-inflammatory drugs can do to your body

 

The study found that patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs were 2.5 times more likely to suffer from gastro-intestinal problems such as stomach ulcers and bleeding.

Swine flu prevention: Useful tips you should know

Swine flu

Swine flu prevention: Useful tips you should know

Swine flu is a human respiratory infection caused by an influenza strain that started in pigs.

Cancer-fighting foods: Seven reasons to eat more whole grains

Cancer

Cancer-fighting foods: Seven reasons to eat more whole grains

Whole grains - such as wheat flour, oatmeal, corn, brown rice - contain fiber-rich bran, nutrient-packed germ and starchy endosperm, which are all natural parts and are good for your health.

Swine flu, Dengue cases on the rise in Coimbatore

Dengue

Swine flu, Dengue cases on the rise in Coimbatore

The Swine Flu has claimed five victims, including one in the early hours of yesterday-- a 58 year old man Gopal from Nilgiris district.

Union Health Ministry starts Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign

measles

Union Health Ministry starts Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign

According to the ministry, after the campaign the MR vaccine will be introduced in routine immunisation, replacing the two doses of measles vaccine given to children at 9-12 months and 16-24 months of age.

 

 

Government appeals to all to join hands to create awarenss on cancer

Cancer

Government appeals to all to join hands to create awarenss on cancer

 Dietary habits, consumption of junk and spicy foods, and also alcohol, have been the major cause leading to increase in food pipe cancer and the need for adopting healtjy dietary habits should be emphasised on public, Rao said.

Popping painkillers during flu may elevate heart attack risk!

Respiratory infections

Popping painkillers during flu may elevate heart attack risk!

The results revealed a stronger association with a heart attack when both the risk factors were present.

Understanding brain injuries made easy: World's tiniest hammer created!

brain injuries

Understanding brain injuries made easy: World's tiniest hammer created!

The knowledge gained by these experiments could pave the way toward a better understanding of neural conditions such as Alzheimer's disease as well as traumatic brain injury.

World's smallest pacemaker makes successful foray into the world inside a bradycardia patient!

Heart health

World's smallest pacemaker makes successful foray into the world inside a bradycardia patient!

Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia to help restore the heart's normal rhythm and relieve the symptoms by sending electrical impulses to the heart to increase the heart rate.

India world's largest contributor to cancer deaths; doctors say 70% patients avoid consultation till terminal stage

Cancer

India world's largest contributor to cancer deaths; doctors say 70% patients avoid consultation till terminal stage

According to doctors, at advanced stages only 30 per cent of the cases can be cured. However, they too have a chance of relapse.