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Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

walking

Walking: Five reasons why it's the best form of exercise

Walking is gentle, simple, low-impact exercise and can be done by anyone - old or young, male or female. It is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Antibiotics: How do they work, affect your body?

Antibiotics

Antibiotics: How do they work, affect your body?

Antibiotics, also called antibacterials, are powerful drugs that fight bacterial infections and can save lives when used properly. 

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 – November 14–20

Antibiotics

World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016 – November 14–20

The week from November 14 to 20 is being observed as the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2016. The aim of the programme is to increase awareness of antibiotic resistance among the general public, health workers and policy makers about antibiotic resistance and to avoid further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. 

Nearly nine percent people suffer from mental depression in Kerala, says survey

Mental depression

Nearly nine percent people suffer from mental depression in Kerala, says survey

Besides depression, other mental issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcohol-related mental disease, were also prevalent among the people of the state, the survey conducted by the Kerala State Mental Health Authority and National Health Mission said.

'Rs 20 doctor' Dr V Balasubramanian passes away, leaves people of Coimbatore in grief

Medicine

'Rs 20 doctor' Dr V Balasubramanian passes away, leaves people of Coimbatore in grief

The doctor passed away on Friday at his residence at Singanallur, leaving thousands of people mourning his loss.

Sleep disorder may affect kidney function

Kidney failure

Sleep disorder may affect kidney function

There was also a significant association between sleep quality and kidney failure risk: each one percent increase in sleep fragmentation was linked with a four percent increase in the risk of developing kidney failure.

immunisation

Experts call for full immunisation for every child

 Terming immunisation as a very cost-effective child survival intervention, experts have sought concrete steps to ensure full immunisation in order to check infant mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Here comes an alternative for dialysis – Bioartificial kidney

Kidney disease

Here comes an alternative for dialysis – Bioartificial kidney

"The strategies and methods of this work could be relevant to the development of other bioartificial organs, such as a bioartificial liver or bioartificial pancreas, and organs on chips -- such as a kidney on chip, a lung on chip, or a liver on chip," said Dimitrios Stamatialis, from the University of Twente in the Netherlands.

Doctors remove needle from man's body after 22 years

Surgery

Doctors remove needle from man's body after 22 years

Kiran Kumar (34), then aged 12, was playing as a child when the needle accidentally penetrated his body.Though he was rushed to a hospital, doctors could not trace it and the family eventually forgot about it.

Your kid's favourite video might put him at risk of early diabetes

Diabetes

Your kid's favourite video might put him at risk of early diabetes

 If your child remains glued to his or her favourite video game, try to move him away as it might elevate the risk of diabetes.

Has India become diabetes capital of the world?

Diabetes

Has India become diabetes capital of the world?

India is home around 50 million people suffering from type-2 diabetes.

Myanmar health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak

Zika

Myanmar health authorities struggle to prepare for Zika outbreak

Myanmar is largely unprepared for an outbreak of Zika, experts say, with the health ministry slashing anti-virus measures due to lack of funds, overworked doctors skipping check-ups and pregnant women saying they are in the dark about the dangers.

This newly-developed app can help diabetic patients with ayurvedic medicines - Read

Diabetes

This newly-developed app can help diabetic patients with ayurvedic medicines - Read

People suffering from diabetes will soon be able to find what ayurvedic medicines to take so as to keep the rising blood glucose level in control.

Traumatic stress affects boys and girls differently, says study

Stress

Traumatic stress affects boys and girls differently, says study

A new study suggests that a brain region that integrates emotions and actions appears to undergo accelerated maturation in adolescent girls with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but not in boys with the condition.

Anxiety disorders linked to sensitivity to uncertain threat

Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders linked to sensitivity to uncertain threat

Increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, is common to many anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, says a study.

Add avocado extract to your food to prevent bacterial illness

Bacterial illness

Add avocado extract to your food to prevent bacterial illness

A recent study has found that extracts from avocado seeds can potentially be used as a natural additive incorporated into ready-to-eat foods to control microbes that cause Listeria. 

14-year-old girl becomes first child to be cryogenically frozen after death in UK

Cancer

14-year-old girl becomes first child to be cryogenically frozen after death in UK

A 14-year-old girl from London who died of cancer became the first child to be cryogenically frozen after death in UK.

World's first heart transplant doctor passes away

heart transplant

World's first heart transplant doctor passes away

He and his teams also performed more than 118,000 open-heart operations.His wife, Louise Goldsborough Thomas Cooley, died just a few weeks earlier on October 21 at the age of 92.

Autistic kids miss importance of eye contact: Study

Autism

Autistic kids miss importance of eye contact: Study

While reduced eye contact is a well-known symptom of autism used in early screeners and diagnostic instruments, why children with autism look less at other people`s eyes has not been known.

Zika no longer a world public health emergency, declares WHO

Zika

Zika no longer a world public health emergency, declares WHO

Brazil, the epicentre of the outbreak, has however refused to downgrade the risk, while experts swiftly lashed out against the world health body's decision.

World Toilet Day: Some basic loo etiquettes everyone must know

Sanitation

World Toilet Day: Some basic loo etiquettes everyone must know

Before flushing, make sure to cover the toilet seat. It is believed that all the bacteria take the air route when you flush.

Consuming walnuts makes you stress-free

Stress

Consuming walnuts makes you stress-free

In this first intervention study in humans, Pribis measured the effect of walnut consumption on mood."In the past, studies on walnuts have shown beneficial effects on many health outcomes like heart disease, diabetes and obesity," said Pribis.

World Toilet Day 2016: Finding toilet in cities is not an easy task, says survey

Sanitation

World Toilet Day 2016: Finding toilet in cities is not an easy task, says survey

About 600 million people use dirty or crowded communal toilets and pit or bucket latrines, while some 100 million have no facilities at all, it said.

Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease

Kidney disease

Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease

According to a paper publishedin the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, a Children`s National Health System research team has come up with a novel process by which the gene APOL1 contributes to kidney disease.

Maintaining healthy weight may prevent blood cancer

Blood Cancer

Maintaining healthy weight may prevent blood cancer

Multiple myeloma is preceded by a blood disorder called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) in which abnormal plasma cells produce many copies of an antibody protein. 

Brain dead man gifts life to four, eyesight to two

brain tumour

Brain dead man gifts life to four, eyesight to two

Family members of Raju Dhapa have donated his vital organs like liver, kidneys, heart and eyes.

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

bacteria

Your automated teller machine may be loaded with bacterias

The team found a parasite typically seen in the gut of humans and other mammals, along with a species closely related to the human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis, which can potentially cause STD.

Zika

World Health Organization declares end of Zika emergency but still needs action

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that the Zika virus and related neurological complications no longer constitute an international emergency but said that it would continue to work on the outbreak through a "robust programme".

World Toilet Day 2016: Office restroom etiquettes every employee must know

Sanitation

World Toilet Day 2016: Office restroom etiquettes every employee must know

Attention guys, ever heard of World Toilet Day? Yes, it is actually a thing and it is celebrated globally on November 19 every year. Back in 2001, the campaign was initiated by World Toilet Organization to spread awareness on issues of sanitation.

Newly developed urine test could predict high-risk cervical cancer

Cervical cancer

Newly developed urine test could predict high-risk cervical cancer

As per a recent research published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal, researchers have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue.

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C virus gradually destroys immune defenses

A recent research cited in an academic journal titled Nature Medicine suggests that the virus that causes hepatitis C protects itself by blocking signals that call up immune defenses in liver cells.