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2,234 get HIV via blood transfusion; Govt claims ignorance

The information was made available by NACO when it replied to a right-to-information (RTI) request filed by activist Chetan Kothari earlier this year.

Air pollution casts magnetic waste in human brain, ups risk of Alzheimer's

They found presence of minute magnetic particles in the brain tissues significantly increases the risk of various neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's. 

Chikungunya joint pain: Try these home remedies for fast relief!

Usually, chikungunya joint pain lasts for about a week or two. However, in some cases it can also persist for months or even longer.

Contraceptive pills behind 'dramatic fall in ovarian cancer deaths'

Scientists say deaths from ovarian cancer have fallen worldwide in 10 years (between 2002 and 2012), thanks to use of the contraceptive pill. They say that the trend is likely to continue in the US, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in Japan by 2020.

Obese patients with kidney cancer may live longer: Study

Having a high body mass index (BMI) is a well-established risk factor for clear cell renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer. BMI is the ratio of weight in kilograms divided by the squared height in meters.

Watery eyes? Get relief now using these simple home remedies!

Watering eyes can be very irritating and can cause blurred vision, sore eyelids and sticky eyes.

Immature Platelet Fraction test can help avoid unwanted blood transfusion during dengue!

According to doctors, if the IPF, a modern parameter that measures young and thereby reticulated platelets in peripheral blood, is high then there is no requirement of blood transfusion in a dengue patient even if there were initial indications of its requirement.

Being obese or underweight ups risk of asthma in adolescents

Asthma is a lung condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

India may have up to three times more TB patients than assumed

The study found that in 2014, the private sector treated between 1.9 million and 5.34 million cases -- or about double the cases handled by government-run hospitals.

How exercise can help patients with lung disease!

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe.

Dengue, chikungunya cases on the rise: Five deadliest mosquito-borne illnesses you should know!

Till July 28, 9,990 suspected chikungunya cases have been recorded in the country. Also, over 15,000 cases of dengue have been reported across the country this year.

Five surprising health benefits of jaggery – From constipation to weight loss!

Jaggery, which acts as diuretic, can help stimulate bowel movements, thereby providing relief from constipation.

Diabetic woman dazzles doctors by giving birth to 6-kg baby boy in Hyderabad

The mother named Shabana Begum, hailing from Borabanda stunned the doctors by giving birth to the baby at Niloufer hospital

Singaporean authorities work towards isolating Zika suspects

 Authorities from Singapore's Ministry of Health are reviewing policy to isolate potential Zika-infected patients, confirmed a report.

Food habit, lifestyle pushing Delhi youth more towards obesity

Alcohol, junk food and carefree city lifestyle are pushing youths in Delhi and neighbouring regions more towards obesity, majority of whom don't even consider it as a disorder or are aware of the health risks it entails.

Why hereditary diseases are so hard to get rid of?

The same process responsible for helping us fend off pathogens, may help the occurrence of mutations in our genome that predispose us to hereditary diseases, the researchers found.

US bans antibacterial soaps that may do 'more harm than good'

Over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed in the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ruled.

Reason why you should start running!

Running is considered as the most effective form of exercise to get fit and stay in good health.

Zika outbreak: Malaysian authorities detect first locally transmitted case

 Authorities in Malaysia have detected the nations first locally-transmitted Zika case in a 61-old-man in Sabah on the Kalimantan island.

Learning foreign languages may sharpen our brain

Learning foreign languages enhances our brain's elasticity and its ability to code information, a study has found.

Low birth-weight kids less active in adulthood

Children born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school, or to engage in exercise later in life, a study has found.

New treatment may prevent cancer recurrence

Scientists have found that immunotherapy can destroy majority of dormant cancer cells that become resistant to chemotherapy and combining the two treatments may help prevent cancer recurrence.

Driving BP too low may damage heart in hypertension patients

Driving diastolic blood pressure - the lower number in a blood pressure reading - too low, while treating hypertension, may put patients at risk of heart tissue damage, a new US study has found.

World's first made-in-India leprosy vaccine to be out on trial basis

The Indian Institute of Immunology in New Delhi has developed an exclusive and completely domestic vaccine for leprosy.

Yoga, tai chi may help manage chronic pain

 Is your back pain unmanageable even after taking pain relieving drugs? Try non-drug approaches such as yoga, tai chi as well as acupuncture, which may act as effective tools to help manage chronic pain conditions, suggests a study.

Hookahs can cause cancer more easily than cigarettes, say doctors

Smoking a hookah can be more harmful than cigarettes and can cause diseases like cancers much more easily, doctors say.

Early ultrasounds linked to autism severity: Study

 Exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, say researchers.

This is why you should drink carrot juice!

We all know that carrot is good for health. Though mostly this healthy vegetable is eaten as a salad, but for those who don't like to eat the veggie, can drink its juice.

Top five health benefits of aromatherapy!

Aromatherapy treatment is considered good for our health as it helps improves our body, mood and mind.