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3 months after arrival in Abu Dhabi hospital, Eman Ahmed shows immense improvement - Watch

Obesity

3 months after arrival in Abu Dhabi hospital, Eman Ahmed shows immense improvement - Watch

She has previously been recorded singing, moving her hands to music, clapping and winking.

GST impact: Are drug-makers running out of medicines?

Medicines

GST impact: Are drug-makers running out of medicines?

Sources said the industry has also witnessed a reduction in inventories since May-end, as distributors and retailers tried to minimise losses due to change in tax structure.

Doctors' Day: What is it? Here's why IMA's advisory to its members for healthy living makes sense

Doctors

Doctors' Day: What is it? Here's why IMA's advisory to its members for healthy living makes sense

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has directed to refrain from drinking with “non-doctors” to promote healthy living and become “brand ambassadors of health” for the society.

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life: Study

Childhood

Higher childhood IQ linked to longer life: Study

Children with higher intelligence have a lower risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, and smoking related cancers, scientists say. 

20-year-old Malaysian girl with multiple moles auditions for Miss Universe!

moles

20-year-old Malaysian girl with multiple moles auditions for Miss Universe!

The young girl is defying her tormentors and has now taken the bold step of auditioning for Miss Universe Malaysia.

This man looks a decade younger than his real age! Know why

Pituitary gland

This man looks a decade younger than his real age! Know why

Tomislav Jurcec has a fault with his pituitary gland at the base of his brain, which controls growth and ageing.

GST will benefit healthcare sector: CII

Healthcare sector

GST will benefit healthcare sector: CII

The GST, India's biggest tax reform since Independence, is scheduled to be rolled out from July 1.

Consuming walnuts, salmons may help fight bowel cancer, says study

Cancer

Consuming walnuts, salmons may help fight bowel cancer, says study

Researchers from University of Aberdeen in the UK found found that a higher proportion of omega-3 metabolising enzyme to omega-6 metabolising enzyme is associated with less spread of the tumour and a greater chance of survival for an individual patient.

What's this koi pla? Doctors say Thai fish dish causes deadly liver cancer

Cancer

What's this koi pla? Doctors say Thai fish dish causes deadly liver cancer

It is said that Isaan, a large but poor region from northeast Thailand, that has been dining on koi pla for generations now has the highest reported of CCA in the world.

Men, beware! Exposure to noisy streets, air conditioners may increase male infertility

Infertility

Men, beware! Exposure to noisy streets, air conditioners may increase male infertility

The scientists, from Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea, say it is important to consider noise when assessing environmental conditions that contribute to infertility.

This probiotic beer uplifts immunity, enhances gut health

Beer

This probiotic beer uplifts immunity, enhances gut health

The new beer created by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), incorporates the probiotic strain Lactobacillus paracasei L26, which was first isolated from human intestines and has the ability to neutralise toxins and viruses, as well as regulate the immune system.

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Pre-eclampsia

Daily aspirin could reduce preeclampsia risk in pregnant women

Preeclampsia is a potentially dangerous pregnancy complication characterised by high blood pressure, swollen feet, ankles and face and severe headaches. 

Chennai: Doctors remove blade, stick from mentally ill man's body

Surgery

Chennai: Doctors remove blade, stick from mentally ill man's body

However, further tests showed a blade in the man's respiratory tract and a 10 cm stick in his intestine.

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

Cholera

Cholera cases surpass 200,000 in Yemen: WHO

The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has been "increasing at an average of 5,000 a day", said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) executive director Anthony Lake in a joint statement on Wednesday.

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

Ebola

Ebola: More than 30 million Africans vaccinated, says WHO

The World Health Organization regional director for Africa Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti said on Wednesday that she was currently working with the DRC ministry of health to announce the end of Ebola outbreak in the country, Efe news reported.

Diseases

Innovations in medicine needed to cure rare diseases: Doctors

Calling for better health research in India, health experts, including those from the All India of Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), on Wednesday said that innovations in medicine alone can help cure rare diseases.

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

Autism

People with autism disorder are more consistent in decision-making tasks: Study

The study indicate that people with autism are less susceptible to the effects of decoy options when evaluating and choosing the "best" product among several options relative to individuals without autism.

India top health sector provider to United Nations

Health

India top health sector provider to United Nations

India was the top supplier in the health sector to the UN system last year with total sales of nearly $804 million in pharmaceuticals and medical services, according to a report by the world body.

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

Heart

Scientists discover genetic interactions that may regenerate heart cells in future

The researchers found genes known to form hearts cells in humans and other animals in the gut of a muscle-less and heart-less sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis).

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Human enzyme may help find cure for Alzheimer's disease

A human enzyme that can unravel protein aggregates the hallmark of a number of neurodegenerative diseases has been identified by scientists.

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity

Moderate physical exercise can help older obese adults perform daily activities

Obesity affects nearly 13 million adults age 65 and older in the United States.

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

fatty liver disease

Limit your 'good fat' intake - It can still lead to fatty liver disease

In the study, Duwaerts and her colleagues analysed the role of different nutrients in the development of fatty liver disease.

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Breast cancer

Medicaid: What Obamacare rollback would mean for breast cancer patients

Women living in lower-income areas in the US with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of the disease as a result of the rollback of the Medicaid coverage, says a study.

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Yoga

Yoga for pain relief? It can actually worsen existing injuries

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia explained have warned that yoga, which is mostly used to reduce aches and pains, can also lead to injuries and even worsen the existing injury.

Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

bacteria

Reusing plastic bottles could do you more harm than good

That's because the plastic bottle you're constantly replenishing isn't made to be re-filled - meaning it could have the potential to leach chemicals and harbour harmful bacteria.

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

Medicines

Ahead of GST rollout, NPPA releases ceiling price of 761 medicines - Drugs for diabetes, cancer to get cheaper

In order to facilitate smooth implementation of GST for companies, we have worked out the provisional ceiling prices of 761 formulations, NPPA Chairman Bhupendra Singh said.

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

HIV

Early antiretroviral therapy may lead to bone loss in patients with HIV

A recent study has found that early antiretroviral treatment (ART) at the time of diagnosis may lead greater bone loss compared with deferring ART.

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

Infants

Premature babies at great risk of dying from sudden infant death syndrome: Study

The researchers found that infants born between 24 to 27 weeks had a more than three times higher chance than babies born full term of dying before their first birthday of a sudden unexpected infant death, which is comprised of SIDS and other sleep-related infant deaths.

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

Babies

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

The study was conducted by city-based Indira IVF and states that in many cases babies born through IVF are more brainy and smart.

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

Heart disease

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

Heart health

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

These heart genes generate what engineers calls lockdown loops in vertebrates and flies, which means that once the genes are turned on, they tell each other to stay on in an animal's cells for its entire lifetime.