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Magnesium: Why you need it, how much per day?

Healthy eating

Magnesium: Why you need it, how much per day?

Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body.

Struggling to lose weight? Then avoid eating out

Weight loss

Struggling to lose weight? Then avoid eating out

The findings have showed that the chance of diet lapse was about 60% when eating with friends in a restaurant and almost half the time when they are alone.

Alarming rise in breast cancer cases in India: Learn these prevention tips

Breast cancer

Alarming rise in breast cancer cases in India: Learn these prevention tips

Breast cancer develops in the form of lumps within the breast tissue.

Diabetes ups death risk from cancer in Asians

Diabetes

Diabetes ups death risk from cancer in Asians

Previous research had suggested that at any given body mass index (BMI), Asians are more susceptible to developing insulin resistance, and go on to have a higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in comparison with Europeans.

Oldies, take note! Blueberry consumption can make you mentally strong

Brain

Oldies, take note! Blueberry consumption can make you mentally strong

Blueberries are rich in flavonoids -- found abundantly in plants -- which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, the important components in causing these effects.

NGO organises Sion Fort trip for children fighting cancer

Cancer

NGO organises Sion Fort trip for children fighting cancer

The NGO said it wants to draw the government's attention towards the cause so that the treatment of cancer in children is taken as a health priority in the country.

#womensday: Reasons to stop female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation

#womensday: Reasons to stop female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision, continues to be a grave issue in many parts of the world, including India.

Caffeine is the new cure for dementia, brain ailments

Brain

Caffeine is the new cure for dementia, brain ailments

The protective effect of the enzyme, called NMNAT2, was discovered last year through research conducted at IU Bloomington.

Do you struggle to stay active in overnight shifts? THIS beverage can help combat sluggishness!

Beverage

Do you struggle to stay active in overnight shifts? THIS beverage can help combat sluggishness!

Researchers suggest that drinking mocha lattes can improve your attention span and help in combating sluggishness.

International Women’s Day: WHO urges safer, healthier workplace for women

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: WHO urges safer, healthier workplace for women

Women that work and are economically empowered tend to be better placed to make critical life choices, including on reproduction. 

Women's Day Special: Top tips for a healthier heart

Heart health

Women's Day Special: Top tips for a healthier heart

Certain conditions such as heart disease, osteoarthritis affect women more severely than men.

How is depression different, more common among women!

International Women's Day

How is depression different, more common among women!

While on the subject of women's health, let us take this moment to acknowledge that depression is one of the most common and most petrifying problems that women go through.

Himachal Pradesh's Spiti has the highest number of Hepatitis B cases, says state Health Minister Kaul Singh

Hepatitis B

Himachal Pradesh's Spiti has the highest number of Hepatitis B cases, says state Health Minister Kaul Singh

The statement has come straight from Himachal Pradesh's state Health Minister Kaul Singh.

Excess brain fluid may predict high risk of autism in infants

Autism

Excess brain fluid may predict high risk of autism in infants

Researchers claimed that babies with excess brain fluid are at the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder(ASD).

Relief to cardiac patients; no shortage of stents in the country, says NPPA

Cardiac health

Relief to cardiac patients; no shortage of stents in the country, says NPPA

The NPPA met stent makers and importers today to discuss issues like pricing and availability of the medical device.

Are bats harbouring the prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus?

Cancer

Are bats harbouring the prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus?

Scientists have found some traces of DNA from the family of viruses, between 20 and 45 million years old, which cause a rare type of leukaemia have been found in the bat genomes, filling the "last major gap" in retrovirus fossil record.

Want to add iron, calcium in your diet? Check out these yummy ways!

Healthy eating

Want to add iron, calcium in your diet? Check out these yummy ways!

Do you want to include iron, calcium to your daily diet in a yummy way? 

These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

Blood

These signs reveal you might have a blood clot!

A blood clot, although not that harmful, can become dangerous if it breaks free and travels to your heart and lungs. 

Want to improve your brain function? Start drinking blueberry juice

Healthy eating

Want to improve your brain function? Start drinking blueberry juice

 If you want to improve your brain functions, then start drinking concentrated blueberyy juice daily.

 

Love your coffee? Brew it together with chocolate to improve your attention span!

Healthy eating

Love your coffee? Brew it together with chocolate to improve your attention span!

The study has claimed that a cup of coffee, brewed along with chocolate could help enhance your attentiveness.

3D-printed, life-like blood vessel network created to pave way for artificial organs

Blood vessel

3D-printed, life-like blood vessel network created to pave way for artificial organs

Scientists have successfully created 3D printed life-like, functional blood vessel network, an advance which could pave the way for artificial organs and regenerative therapies.

Cancer-related fatigue -  Exercise and psychotherapy better than medication

Cancer

Cancer-related fatigue - Exercise and psychotherapy better than medication

Exercise and psychotherapy were associated with a 26 percent to 30 percent reduction in fatigue during and after cancer treatment, the study found. 

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

Suberbugs

Antibiotic breakthrough? Researchers discover new method to beat superbugs

The breakthrough they believe has the potential to change medical practice for the treatment of drug resistant infections.

Birth control pills, condom use on the rise in India: Survey

Contraceptive pills

Birth control pills, condom use on the rise in India: Survey

Despite 45% of users knowing the side-effects of modern methods, there has been a rise in the use of pills.

Gallbladder cancer: Know its signs and symptoms!

Cancer

Gallbladder cancer: Know its signs and symptoms!

Gallbladder cancer is a rare cancer that develops in the gallbladder, a small organ below the liver.

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Cancer

Scientists develop new blood test to detect, locate cancer early

Scientists have developed a new method of novel blood test which can easily detect the deadly disease cancer and also locate where the tumour is growing in the body.

Hyderabad: This man has three kidney transplants in over 20 years

kidney transplant

Hyderabad: This man has three kidney transplants in over 20 years

Beating all odds, a 52-year-old man from Hyderabad underwent three kidney transplantations, which is a rare case in the country.

Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US

Maternal health

Maternal mortality rates decline worldwide except US

The United States performs worse than any other developed nation when it comes to maternal death, according to State of the World's Mothers 2015, the most recent comprehensive report compiled by Save the Children, a 90-year old global organization advocating for kids' needs.

 

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed loses over 120 kg, may undergo weight loss surgery soon

Weight loss

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed loses over 120 kg, may undergo weight loss surgery soon

Ahmed, who arrived in Mumbai on February 11, 2017 for a weight-reduction surgery, has showed exeptional improvement despite suffering multiple strokes in between.

Tiny DNA machines may drive disease detection, drug delivery

Diseases

Tiny DNA machines may drive disease detection, drug delivery

The researchers were able to monitor the fluorescence, detecting which cells were cancerous. Le believes the findings show great promise for the early diagnosis of disease.

Major price cut in cancer, diabetic drugs: Regulator

Medicines

Major price cut in cancer, diabetic drugs: Regulator

The prices of other important cancer drugs, such as Nanoxel (Rs 1,035) and Frastim (Rs 1,273) have been slashed by 55 per cent and 51 per cent respectively.