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Napping: Why you need to take a nap everyday, tips and tricks

napping

Napping: Why you need to take a nap everyday, tips and tricks

A number of studies has shown that napping can help boost alertness, increase productivity and improve creativity. 

Govt puts gynaecologists on notice, mandates public display of C-section records

Caesarean section

Govt puts gynaecologists on notice, mandates public display of C-section records

The development happened amid the case of the death of a 28-year-old AIIMS nurse, who died after undergoing a C-section surgery last month.

Tweets may predict your dieting success: Study

Healthy eating

Tweets may predict your dieting success: Study

 Other traits of successful dieters are that they tend to be more focused on topics related to health and fitness, and they are more socially interactive.

Zika's effects now also include miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

Zika

Zika's effects now also include miscarriages, thinner brain tissue

 This disorganisation could be how the virus penetrates the placenta to infect the foetus, the researchers said.

Stress main factor for seizures in people with epilepsy, finds Apple study

Epilepsy

Stress main factor for seizures in people with epilepsy, finds Apple study

Using the Apple Watch app - known as EpiWatch - researchers observed that stress and lack of sleep are the reasons for seizures in people with epilepsy.

New drug cocktail may treat hearing loss: Study

Hearing Loss

New drug cocktail may treat hearing loss: Study

The researchers decided to explore whether the same approach would work on supporting cells.

Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

Mental health

Want to keep mental illness away? Go get a cat!

The new study was significantly more reliable than previous research in this area since the team looked at families who were followed up regularly for almost 20 years.

Coronary stents: Govt invokes emergency clause to maintain production of medical device

Heart health

Coronary stents: Govt invokes emergency clause to maintain production of medical device

The development came after the government had last week slashed prices of stents by up to 85 per cent by capping them at Rs 7,260 for bare metal ones and Rs 29,600 for the drug eluting variety.

Suffering from obesity-related pain? Mediterranean diet may help you!

Healthy eating

Suffering from obesity-related pain? Mediterranean diet may help you!

A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body, and the study points to anti-inflammatory foods including fish, nuts and beans as a key to preventing or reducing that pain.

AIIMS nurse death: Consequences of delaying a necessary C-section

caesarean birth

AIIMS nurse death: Consequences of delaying a necessary C-section

However, delaying a necessary C-section can cause severe or permanent medical complications to the mother and the baby or even death. 

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Hepatitis

Football star Lionel Messi becomes face of Hepatitis C treatment initiative in Egypt

Messi has signed to become the ambassador for Tour n' Cure, the Egyptian initiative said on its website.

Chennai oil spill: Doctors warn of serious health issues, including cancer, for clean-up crew

Cancer

Chennai oil spill: Doctors warn of serious health issues, including cancer, for clean-up crew

In its report on the health impact of oil spill, the fact-finding team said that it found a number of workers and residents complaining of various health issues.

Researchers estimate life expectancy to exceed 90 by 2030!

Life expectancy

Researchers estimate life expectancy to exceed 90 by 2030!

The study offers many reasons behind the findings.

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

Healthcare

WHO assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority big boost to govt efforts towards quality healthcare: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Tuesday said the successful World Health Organisation (WHO) assessment of India's National Regulatory Authority will boost the government's efforts towards quality healthcare.

Suffering from constipation? Avoid these things!

Constipation

Suffering from constipation? Avoid these things!

Constipation is considered the most common ailments which we all have suffered, at one time or another.

Teenagers suffering from PTSD may impair ability to recognise facial expressions

Stress

Teenagers suffering from PTSD may impair ability to recognise facial expressions

A new study has found that teenagers who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are likely to have trouble recognise facial expressions like sad and angry faces while those with conduct disorder interpret sad faces as angry.

Doctors successfully removes 11.5 kg adrenal tumour from 55-year-old man in Delhi

Tumour

Doctors successfully removes 11.5 kg adrenal tumour from 55-year-old man in Delhi

Doctors were successfully in removing a giant 11.5 kg adrenal tumour from a 55-year-old man, who had a body mass index (BMI) of 48 which is considered extremely obese and went for a weight-loss surgery.

Novel substance promises effective nerve pain treatment

nerve pain

Novel substance promises effective nerve pain treatment

Bouts of pain in people with trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by touch, such as shaving, putting on make-up, showering, talking and tooth brushing, or even a gust of wind. 

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Food-borne bacteria up miscarriage risk early in pregnancy

For the study, four pregnant rhesus macaques at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Centre were fed doses of the listeria comparable to what one might encounter in contaminated food. 

Heavy alcohol drinking increases heart disease risk: Study

Alcohol

Heavy alcohol drinking increases heart disease risk: Study

Men were more likely to be heavy drinkers compared with women; however, there were twice as many stable nondrinkers and former drinkers among the women than the men.

Semen of Ebola's male survivors can carry the deadly virus for more than a year!

Ebola

Semen of Ebola's male survivors can carry the deadly virus for more than a year!

Unprotected sexual intercourse was strongly suspected in the transmission of Ebola virus disease from a male survivor… to his female partner.

Consuming mercury-rich fish may up your risk of ALS, warns study!

Healthy eating

Consuming mercury-rich fish may up your risk of ALS, warns study!

The findings do not negate the fact that eating fish provides many health benefits.

Negative thoughts, irritability could point towards stress, says study!

Stress

Negative thoughts, irritability could point towards stress, says study!

Conducted by YourDost, an online counselling and emotional wellness portal, the study notes "negative thinking is one of the major symptoms of stress".

Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? Online treatment may help you!

Knee pain

Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? Online treatment may help you!

This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient access to effective treatments.

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Adolescent health

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

 

Decoded: The unique benefits of singing to your baby

Singing

Decoded: The unique benefits of singing to your baby

The act of singing could be mutually beneficial for both the mother and the child, says the new study.

How smartphones can cause PTSD symptoms in youngsters

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How smartphones can cause PTSD symptoms in youngsters

Researchers say that three of four young adults are likely to exhibit symptoms such as fidgeting and scratching of stress similar to those seen in people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), upon being separated from their smartphones.

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

Brain

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

As per reports, DJ MacLennan has been paying 50 pounds ( appriximately Rs 4,000) a month for the past decade to Alcor Institute in Arizona, USA, to preserve his brain in the hope that he can one day be brought back to life.

Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Healthy eating

Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Ingestion of the compound, known as titanium dioxide, is nearly unavoidable.

50-hour-long surgery successfully gives US man a new face!

transplant

50-hour-long surgery successfully gives US man a new face!

Facial transplantation is the process of removing part or all of a donor's face and attaching it onto a patient who has previously suffered facial injury or deformity.

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Obesity

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.