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Brain inflammation may cause depression in MS patients, reveals study

A new study has shown that patients suffering with multiple sclerosis have higher chances of depression as a result of inflammation in the brain region.

Strawberries, Greek yogurt for weight loss - Are you eating them wrong?

Below are a few tips on how you should be eating these foods, considered best for weight loss.

Viral conjunctivitis: Taking care of your eyes in monsoon!

Viral conjunctivitis is a common type of pink eye that is highly contagious and is caused because of contact.

74 swine flu deaths in Ecuador this year

This number of victims is still lower than that for the same period in 2013 when an AH1N1 epidemic had left 114 dead.

Puerto Rico sees 'rapid increase' in Zika: US health chief

 Zika virus is spreading fast in Puerto Rico, infecting as many as 50 pregnant women per day and raising the risk of birth defects, US health officials have said.

Why chronic pain risk may run in families

Genetics, effects on early development and social learning are some factors that can increase the risk of chronic pain transmitting from parent to children, researchers suggest.

Marijuana quashes brain's response to reward over time

The findings showed that the reward system of the brain has been 'hijacked' by the drug and that the users need the drug to feel reward -- or that their emotional response has been dampened.

Prostate cancer risk can be predicted by testing gene mutation: Study

The findings by researchers in the US revealed that 11.8 per cent of men with metastatic prostate cancer had mutations in at least one gene known to help repair Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) -- such as BRCA1 and BRCA2.

This is how anger can cost you dearly at social interactions!

Everyone gets angry, but the point is that one should know how to deal with it, or else, face the consequences.

Five common habits that hurt your back and their prevention tips!

Back pain is a very common complaint and can be triggered by everyday activities at home or work.

Parkinson's biomarker found in patient urine samples!

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found the LRRK2 protein in the urine of Parkinson's patients.

65-year-old polio patient with fracture regains movement after surgery

A 65-year-old polio patient with a fractured thigh bone has regain movement and started walking again after a complicated surgery performed by doctors of a city hospital.

Green Corridor helps transport donor heart 18.2km in just 16 minutes

 A donor heart which was airlifted from Jaipur has safely reached Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Delhi after a Green Corridor was created.

Know the causes of early or premature skin ageing!

 We all know that heavy drinking, smoking and unhealthy diet can lead to premature skin ageing.

Tips for healthy pregnancy during monsoon!

People eagerly wait for monsoon season as it helps you get relief from the intense summer heat. 

Flaxseeds: 8 surprising reasons you should eat more of it!

Flaxseeds are a rish source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered good for your cardiovascular health.

These foods can increase your cancer risk!

While the IARC review does not ask people to stop eating processed meats, it indicates that reducing consumption of these products can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Nose grown on forehead gives 12-year-old Indian boy new lease of life! - Watch video

The growth of the nose on the forehead gave the boy an odd appearance, however, the rich blood supply on that area helped in healthy growth of the tissue.

Avoid eating these foods after a workout!

What do you usually do after a heavy workout? Well, we usually think of eating foods that are rich in protein and carbohydrates to best facilitate the recovery process. 

Tips to prevent common monsoon diseases!

Monsoon is the season which has been eagerly awaited by everyone to get relief from the scorching heat of summer.

82-year-old brain-dead Kerala man becomes oldest liver donor

An 82-year-old man who hails from Kerala has given a new lease of life to a patient about half his age with his family donating his liver.

What happens when you drink too much coffee!

Caffeine, a stimulant and the active ingredient in coffee, can keep you awake and alert.

New screening tool to predict causes of fainting

The findings showed that syncope, or fainting, accounts for between 1 per cent and 3 per cent of all emergency department visits.   

Score one for Pasta: Italian delicacy doesn't make you fat, say researchers!

Researchers at Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed I.R.C.C.S. mentioned that it predates the modern obesity and diabetes epidemics.

RNA molecule that fuels cancer growth identified

The study showed that NEAT1, a non-coding RNA, plays an important role in the survival of highly dividing cells -- and in particular of cancer cells. 

Can't give up junk? Now, a supplement to curb cravings for high-calorie foods!

A team of scientists may have found a way to simply switch off those corrupting cravings.

Fungal infections 'threat' to human health, warn scientists

More than one million people die from fungal infections around the world each year, but, there are no vaccines yet.

Have you ever seen a cancer patient with 3D-printed jaw? - Watch it to believe it

Defying the odds, a team of doctors from Indiana University have managed to give a tongue cancer patient a 3D-printed jaw after he lost his natural jaw to the side effects of radiation treatments.

New mouse model brings hope for Alzheimer's patients

Using a genetically engineered mouse model mimicking the development of Alzheimer's disease in humans, researchers from Johns Hopkins University determined that a one-two punch of major biological "insults" must occur in the brain to cause dementia that is a hallmark of the disease. 

Fatty liver disease not detected in post-menopausal women

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) considered a cardiovascular disease risk factor, is often not detected in post-menopausal women, a recent study has revealed.