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In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

Liver

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

In a significant medical breakthrough and a first in the world, doctors at Kochi hospital performed a dual live-donor transplant on a 20-month-old girl, who weighs just seven kgs on Saturday.

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.

Cancer survivor to pen comic book; Amitabh Bachchan, Ratan Tata offer funding

Cancer

Cancer survivor to pen comic book; Amitabh Bachchan, Ratan Tata offer funding

Neelam Kumar, a cancer survivor, will soon be out with a comic book carrying inspirational stories of other survivors who triumphed over the dreaded disease.

Enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into your life, says actress Kangana Ranaut

exercise

Enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into your life, says actress Kangana Ranaut

The actress believes that dedicating time to walking and health shouldn't be an option.

People suffering mini-strokes at higher risk of suffering major strokes: Study

Strokes

People suffering mini-strokes at higher risk of suffering major strokes: Study

According to doctors, mini-strokes can be considered as warning for future attacks, so early treatment can help prevent a stroke. 

Improved mobility to people with damaged spinal cord

Spinal cord

Improved mobility to people with damaged spinal cord

This "glassy carbon" electrode that is patterned inside chips lasts longer in the body and transmits clearer and more robust signals than available electrodes.

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

Spinal cord

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

To date, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness.

Paunch has the ability to hide cardiac risks: Study

Heart health

Paunch has the ability to hide cardiac risks: Study

Observational studies have linked abdominal adiposity with cardiometabolic disease -- but it is yet unclear whether it is a surrogate for obesity in general or it plays a causal role.

Kids suffering from asthma have some respite – Read

Asthma

Kids suffering from asthma have some respite – Read

The alliance is joined by the State Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Beijing Children`s Hospital, Chinese Pediatric Society under Chinese Medical Association.

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

Nutrition

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

They said iron is one of the critical elements, not just for production of haemoglobin but also for brain development.

Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Malnutrition

Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Inspite of the state's progressive status, several surveys have indicated an alarming increase in malnutrition and anaemia among children and pregnant women, an official release quoting a spokesman of the Women and Child Development Department said here today.

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

Brain

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

A researcher studied 19 mother-infant pairs and found that the results had important implications for therapies addressing disorders of the dopamine system.

Stem cells from fat show promise for anti-ageing treatment

Ageing

Stem cells from fat show promise for anti-ageing treatment

The researchers made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological ageing of these cells.

Beware! Private hospitals are reusing disposable surgical items and making you pay for it

Health and sanitation

Beware! Private hospitals are reusing disposable surgical items and making you pay for it

This practice takes place even after clear instructions on the disposables packaging saying that they are only for single use, should be trashed thereafter and cannot be resterilized.

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

Parkinson's disease

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

By discovering the gene networks that orchestrate this process, researchers have singled out new therapeutic targets that could prevent neuron loss.

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

As the Centre and states are at varying levels of development, there is a need to be cognisant of this reality.

Autism biomarkers in infancy discovered through MRI's

Autism

Autism biomarkers in infancy discovered through MRI's

While researchers at four clinical sites in the United States took part, the project included hundreds of children across the country.

Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now

MRI

Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now

 Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that Delhi residents can avail the facility of MRI, PET and CT scan tests for free at 21 private laboratories after showing referral letter from the selected 30 government hospitals.

Zika virus

Researchers uncover how Zika causes foetus microcephaly

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to cause foetus microcephaly, a brain development disorder.

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination was launched for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea deaths.

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

Chickens

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

The advance -- using gene-editing techniques -- could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

Drugs

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

To determine whether someone has a particular disease, it is essential to measure the concentration of specific antibodies -- the agents that our immune system produces when we are ill.   

Think twice before consuming fast foods  - A single bite of burgers, pizza can leave you diseased

Diseases

Think twice before consuming fast foods - A single bite of burgers, pizza can leave you diseased

The palm oil drink contained a similar amount of saturated fat as two cheeseburgers with bacon and a large portion of French fries or two salami pizzas.

Chicken, meat consumption elevates diabetes risk

Diabetes

Chicken, meat consumption elevates diabetes risk

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Researchers Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain`s Tarragona evaluated the associations between total and subtypes of fat intake and the risk of Type-2 diabetes.

Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

Cancer

Freedom from cancer with just half-an-hour walk – Read

The findings indicated that walking provided an improved positive attitude towards their illness and spoke of the social benefits of participating in group walks.

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Mental health

Vitamins B supplements may help improve symptoms of schizophrenia

Researchers have revealed that Vitamins B supplements may help in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia that affects nearly one per cent of the population more than standard treatments alone.

Carbohydrate consumption during workouts boosts immunity, says report

Immunity

Carbohydrate consumption during workouts boosts immunity, says report

Intense exercise creates immune disturbances and thus people often tend to have fewer natural killer white blood cells after a workout session which also increases the risk of upper respiratory illnesses, the researchers said.

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis

Antibiotics could be effective in treating appendicitis

Appendicitis is currently treated through an operation to remove the appendix, known as an appendicectomy.  

Mumbai doctors help world's heaviest woman shed 30 kilos in less than a week

Surgery

Mumbai doctors help world's heaviest woman shed 30 kilos in less than a week

She is scheduled to undergo the bariatric surgery at Saifee hospital which is located near Charni road railway station.

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

Eye health

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

Gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an advance that may pave way for a new therapy for non-hereditary degenerative diseases.