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Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

Caesarean births

Caesarean section: Do C-section births affect human evolution? Things you need to know

A caesarean section, also known as c-section, is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus.

'Potent antibody neutralises nearly all HIV strains'

HIV

'Potent antibody neutralises nearly all HIV strains'

Identifying broadly neutralising antibodies against HIV has been difficult because the virus rapidly changes its surface proteins to evade recognition by the immune system.

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stress

Stress during pregnancy: How it affects your child's mental health

Stressing out too much during pregnancy can cause long-lasting changes in the microbiome of the foetus, leading to anxiety and cognitive problems in them later.

Kidney failure: Know these conditions and factors that increase your risk!

Kidney failure

Kidney failure: Know these conditions and factors that increase your risk!

Kidney failure, also called renal failure, is a condition in which the kidneys become unable to remove or filter metabolic wastes from the blood.

Struggling to conceive? Here's why some women are unable to get pregnant!

Endometriosis

Struggling to conceive? Here's why some women are unable to get pregnant!

Now, researchers have uncovered a new insight into why some females have difficulty getting pregnant, a finding that could give new hope to women struggling to conceive.

Seasonal affective disorder: What is it? Symptoms, who is at risk?

Seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal affective disorder: What is it? Symptoms, who is at risk?

Researchers are yet to find out the specific cause of SAD, but it is believed that several factors may increase your risk. 

New superparamagnetic crystals to manage future drug delivery

Tumours

New superparamagnetic crystals to manage future drug delivery

 Researchers have developed new superparamagnetic crystals that could zip down drugs around your body, revolutionising drug delivery to tumours and other sites in the body that need to be targeted precisely.

Nerve growth protein controls blood sugar, says study

Diabetes

Nerve growth protein controls blood sugar, says study

In a development that could potentially lead to new treatments for diabetes, researchers have found that a protein that regulates the development of nerve cells also plays a role in prompting cells in the pancreas to release insulin, a hormone that helps to maintain a normal level of blood sugar.

Smell test may help identify people at Alzheimer's risk

Alzheimer's disease

Smell test may help identify people at Alzheimer's risk

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have developed a method to identify those at risk for Alzheimer's disease on the basis of their ability to recognise and recall odours.

Know these amazing health benefits of custard apple!

Healthy eating

Know these amazing health benefits of custard apple!

Custard apple rich in anti-oxidants like vitamin C that helps to get rid of free radicals from the body.

Insomnia increases risk of stroke, irregular heartbeat

Insomnia

Insomnia increases risk of stroke, irregular heartbeat

Are you suffering from insomnia? Well, this sleep disorder may increase the risk of an irregular and often rapid heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia.

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart failure

Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of heart failure

A new research has found that obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery for weight loss may have significantly decreased the risk of heart failure.

MRI can help detect bone marrow cancer

Bone marrow cancer

MRI can help detect bone marrow cancer

In a first, researchers have shown that doctors can effectively identify bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Eating meat may cause heart failure in older women

heart failure

Eating meat may cause heart failure in older women

Higher calibrated total dietary protein intake appears to be associated with substantially increased heart failure risk while vegetable protein intake appears to be protective.

Statins: Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes!

High cholesterol

Statins: Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes!

Statins were found to be effective in reducing risk of death, heart attacks and strokes, across a broad range of patient groups.

Thiruvananthapuram declared India's breast cancer capital; 50% of cases in under-50s

Breast cancer

Thiruvananthapuram declared India's breast cancer capital; 50% of cases in under-50s

Nine lakh women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and it is the second most common malignancy next to cervical cancer.

Diabetes diet tips: Top five diabetic-friendly recipes!

Diabetes

Diabetes diet tips: Top five diabetic-friendly recipes!

Eating the right diabetic diet can help you maintain healthy glucose levels or prevent diabetes.

Over 30 million diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

Diabetes

Over 30 million diabetics in India in one decade: Experts

India has been declared as the "world diabetic capital", with cases to touch 70 million by 2025.

Genes may be behind your 'salty tooth': Study

Heart health

Genes may be behind your 'salty tooth': Study

Genetic factors that influence taste are not necessarily obvious to people, but they can impact heart health by influencing the foods they select.

Children's Day Special: Keep your child healthy with these five easy workouts!

physical activity

Children's Day Special: Keep your child healthy with these five easy workouts!

So this Children's Day, Gympik, an online fitness discovery platform, has come up with five easy workouts for kids, focusing on their healthy life. 

How yoga can help control, cure diabetes – Watch!

Diabetes

How yoga can help control, cure diabetes – Watch!

Yoga, when combined with other forms of exercise, helps a lot to control and prevent diabetes.

Five reasons why screening for type 2 diabetes is important!

Type 2 diabetes

Five reasons why screening for type 2 diabetes is important!

Most people with type 2 diabetes live for a long period of time without being aware of their condition.

World Diabetes Day 2016: How can diabetes affect your eyes?

Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2016: How can diabetes affect your eyes?

Excess of glucose, also called sugar, in your blood from diabetes also increases your risk of eye problems.

Protein drives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

Rheumatoid arthritis

Protein drives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients

A recent research has found that a certain protein in the body causes inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis patients which in turn will help avoid trial and error when prescribing medications.

Overweight kids in Delhi-NCR are more prone to diabetes: ASSOCHAM study

Diabetes

Overweight kids in Delhi-NCR are more prone to diabetes: ASSOCHAM study

As per the findings, about 72 percent urban children don`t exercise regularly. Obesity is also a common factor and it has grown over 65 percent among the children.

Keep a check on diabetes to avoid visual impairments

Diabetes

Keep a check on diabetes to avoid visual impairments

High blood sugar from diabetes is associated with damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which leads to diabetic retinopathy.

Do you know diabetes can severely affect your skin? Read

Diabetes

Do you know diabetes can severely affect your skin? Read

Diabetes is a very common problem these days.Though people think excessive intake of sugar and sweetened food lead to diabetes, the reality is our unbalanced lifestyle also play a significant role in contributing to the condition of diabetes.

With a surge in diabetic retinopathy, does India have enough avenues to deal with it?

Diabetic Retinopathy

With a surge in diabetic retinopathy, does India have enough avenues to deal with it?

With diabetes menace on the rise in India, one associated condition that has come to the fore is diabetic retinopathy.

Flu shots, access to medication help kids combat asthma

Asthma

Flu shots, access to medication help kids combat asthma

Kids with asthma require regular flu shots and schools with equipment and access to medications to treat asthma.

Winter special: Get rid of cracked heels with these simple home remedies!

home remedies

Winter special: Get rid of cracked heels with these simple home remedies!

During winter season, we all take special care of our skin, but often tend to ignore our toes. 

Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts?

Allergy

Find out! Is your toddler allergic to peanuts?

Infants might be allergic to peanuts which make parents perplexed about when and how to introduce peanut-containing foods to them.