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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.

Newborn baby girl suffering from rare medical condition airlifted to Delhi hospital after PMO intervention

Newborn

Newborn baby girl suffering from rare medical condition airlifted to Delhi hospital after PMO intervention

According to the doctors, the child was admitted to the hospital on Saturday evening.

Following the Mediterranean diet may alleviate risk of developing ER-negative breast cancer by 40%

Cancer

Following the Mediterranean diet may alleviate risk of developing ER-negative breast cancer by 40%

International Journal of Cancer, said: "Our research can help to shine a light on how dietary patterns can affect our cancer risk.

Children living with HIV write letter to PM Modi after India runs out of life-saving drugs

HIV

Children living with HIV write letter to PM Modi after India runs out of life-saving drugs

Lopinavir syrup, the children-friendly HIV drug, has vanished from Indian markets.

Is rice healthy? The secret is hidden in its various types!

Healthy eating

Is rice healthy? The secret is hidden in its various types!

Research has suggested that a part of the grain known as the subaleurone layer, which is present in brown rice but not in white rice, may provide protection against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

Dietary soy products may boost survival in some women with breast cancer

Cancer

Dietary soy products may boost survival in some women with breast cancer

Women with breast cancer who consumed high amounts of isoflavones had a 21 per cent lower risk of dying than women who consumed low amounts.

Genetic variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer identified

Gallbladder cancer

Genetic variants that may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer identified

Researchers from India and the US have identified several gene variants which may predispose individuals to develop gallbladder cancer.

Women who menstruate before age 11 at higher risk of gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Women who menstruate before age 11 at higher risk of gestational diabetes

Analysing data from more than 4,700 women, researchers from University of Queensland in Australia found that those who had their first period at age 11 or younger were 50 per cent more likely to develop gestational diabetes than those who experienced their first period at age 13.

Decoded – How yoga helps combat depression

Yoga

Decoded – How yoga helps combat depression

The findings provide support for the use of yoga-based interventions as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic treatments for depression, researchers said.

Over 58% of Indian children under-5 are anaemic: Survey

Anaemia

Over 58% of Indian children under-5 are anaemic: Survey

The NFHS-4 shows that around 7.2 crore children are anaemic, nearly 5 crore are stunted, while around 2.6 crore are wasted and 4.4 crore are underweight. 

Chronic kidney disease: What you should not forget

Kidney disease

Chronic kidney disease: What you should not forget

The most common causes of kidney disease are high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, high cholesterol. 

Thomas Starzl, pioneer of liver transplants, dies at 90

Thomas Starzl

Thomas Starzl, pioneer of liver transplants, dies at 90

Thomas Starzl performed the world's first liver transplant in 1963 and the world's first successful liver transplant in 1967.

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Unhealthy environments

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

Vaccines

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

In 1963, vaccination against these infections became widespread, thanks to the development of a human cell strain that allowed vaccines to be produced safely.

Relaxation is the solution to stress-induced obesity? Study says yes!

Stress

Relaxation is the solution to stress-induced obesity? Study says yes!

Moving towards a fast-paced life can often take its toll on you and put you under mounting pressure and stress.

Using a sleep tracking device? It may be having an adverse impact on your sleep!

Sleep

Using a sleep tracking device? It may be having an adverse impact on your sleep!

The study shows that the increasingly popular devices "are unable to accurately discriminate stages of sleep."

NPPA to put a few more drugs under the pricing scanner

Medicines

NPPA to put a few more drugs under the pricing scanner

The calculation of price for essential drugs is based on the simple average of rates of all medicines in a particular therapeutic segment with sales of more than 1 percent.

Planning to get that perfect tan this summer? You may be sending out an early invitation to skin ageing!

Skin health

Planning to get that perfect tan this summer? You may be sending out an early invitation to skin ageing!

Habitual UV exposure can cause blood vessels to become more prominent, causing skin redness, while visible light and pollution can cause uneven skin tone, especially in darker skin types.

Class 10 student from Tamil Nadu develops technique to detect 'silent heart attacks'!

Heart health

Class 10 student from Tamil Nadu develops technique to detect 'silent heart attacks'!

He is being honoured with this opportunity for his innovation called "Non-invasive self diagnosis of silent heart attack".

Not high, but low salt intake can elevate your risk of heart attack, warn researchers!

Healthy eating

Not high, but low salt intake can elevate your risk of heart attack, warn researchers!

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended an amount of less than five grams of salt a day for adults.

Karan Johar embraces fatherhood through surrogacy: Know all about the practice, its risks and legalities

Surrogacy

Karan Johar embraces fatherhood through surrogacy: Know all about the practice, its risks and legalities

Johar's decision came at a time when surrogacy has been in the grey legal area in India.

New treatment to effectively combat migraine in children

Migraine

New treatment to effectively combat migraine in children

Migraines are a headache of varying intensity, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.

High Court seeks reason for rejection of prostrate cancer drug patent

Cancer

High Court seeks reason for rejection of prostrate cancer drug patent

The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to explain on what basis the Indian patent office has rejected the application by the Regents of University of California seeking a patent for its prostrate cancer drug.

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

Drugs

Doctors ask patients to buy medicines from outside at district hospital

District Magistrate D K Singh told reporters that a complainant alleged that doctors at the district hospital were asking people to purchase medicines from the market and not from the medical store at the hospital.

This is why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your child – Read story

Kids

This is why hand sanitiser is dangerous for your child – Read story

There have been numerous cases of kids suffering eye irritation, vomiting, and abdominal pains after coming into contact with hand sanitiser, a study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.

New Delhi tops list of cities with most degraded hearing

Hearing Loss

New Delhi tops list of cities with most degraded hearing

Likewise, cities least afflicted by noise pollution-including Zurich, Vienna, Oslo and Munich-registered the lowest levels of decline in hearing.

Nocturia: All you need to know about excessive nighttime urination and its causes

Nocturia

Nocturia: All you need to know about excessive nighttime urination and its causes

Do you often wake up several times in the night to urinate? If yes, then you might be suffering from nocturia, also known as excessive nighttime urination.

Ovarian Cyst: Early signs and symptoms every woman should know

ovarian cyst

Ovarian Cyst: Early signs and symptoms every woman should know

Ovarian cyst is a solid or fluid-filled sac or pocket (cyst) within or on the surface of an ovary. 

US FDA approves first drug to limit frequent urination at night

Drug

US FDA approves first drug to limit frequent urination at night

For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug especially for adults that will limit their frequent urination at night.

Skin care: Simple tips to beat summer acne!

Wellness

Skin care: Simple tips to beat summer acne!

Summer is the season where you should take extra care of your skin.

Want to build healthy bones? Start exercising now

Bones

Want to build healthy bones? Start exercising now

Who doesn't want to build strong bones? Well, everyone does and for that one needs to exercise regularly.