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Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

Caesarean section

Giving birth by C-section or vaginal birth – Which is better for the mother and baby?

A C-section, although relatively safe, should be considered only when the health of either the mother or baby is at risk from vaginal delivery.

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

Premature deaths

Want to live long and healthy life? Include ten portions of fruits, veggies in your daily diet

One should include 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables daily as it help reduce the risk of early deaths.

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Autism

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Surgery

World's heaviest woman loses 50 kilos in just 12 days

Currently, she is on a strict diet and also undergoing 90-minute physiotherapy sessions. Her first surgery is less than two weeks away.

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Pneumonia

Asthma drugs may help prevent a deadly form of pneumonia, says study

Researchers have found that two drugs used to treat asthma and allergies may help prevent a form of pneumoniacan which can kill up to 40 per cent of people who contract it.

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

Depression

WHO regards depression as major cause of disability: Report

An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report.

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Diabetes

Drug used for treating obesity may bring down diabetes risk

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide took nearly three times longer to develop the disease than those in the placebo group.

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

Dementia

Only 10% dementia cases get diagnosed in India; more awareness required

There is an urgent requisite for dementia awareness in India, since diagnosis is getting affected.

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

Stress

This could be another reason behind your growing paunch!

This research involved 2,527 men and women aged 54 and older taking part in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, taking data over a four-year period.

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

Menstruation

Breaking the 'bloody' taboo: Girls to get lessons on menstruation at Delhi govt schools

In a campaign called “Break the Bloody taboo”, NGO Sacchi Saheli, which started with imparting these lessons in slums, will now conduct 'period talks' for teenage girls in 70 government-run schools where questions around menstruation will be answered.

Weight loss drug may help reduce risk of diabetes by 80 percent!

Diabetes

Weight loss drug may help reduce risk of diabetes by 80 percent!

Of the patients who did go on to develop diabetes, those who were given liraglutide, took nearly three times longer to develop the disease.

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Lung health: Daily consumption of fruits, vegetables can lower COPD risk in smokers

Supporting the universal idea of upholding fruits and veggies due to their health-promoting properties, a new research suggests that a diet rich in fruit and green leafy vegetables can be beneficial for your lung health.

 

A 'lively outdoor lifestyle' gives Australian men the longest life expectancy in the world!

Life expectancy

A 'lively outdoor lifestyle' gives Australian men the longest life expectancy in the world!

Australians have notoriously poor diets, but said a "pretty good quality of life" counteracts the poor eating habits.

Big drop in cancer death rates in the EU among men, reveals study

Cancer

Big drop in cancer death rates in the EU among men, reveals study

The study also revealed that the percentage of lung cancer deaths are actually higher for women aged between 25 and 44 than they are for men.

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Drugs

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Overall out of the 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be spurious and 1,850 samples were found to be 'Not of Standard Quality' (NSQ), said a statement from the ministry.

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

Obesity

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

A new study has identified a gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean.

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

Kidney

Common heartburn drugs may lead to 'silent' kidney damage: Study

A new study has revealed that group of drugs commonly prescribed for heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may cause gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage.

Hormonal maintenance therapy can improve survival in women with ovarian cancer

Cancer

Hormonal maintenance therapy can improve survival in women with ovarian cancer

A new study reveals that hormonal maintenance therapy (HMT) may significantly improve survival in women with a rare type of epithelial ovarian or peritoneum cancer and those having low-grade serous carcinoma (LGSC).

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.