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Self-Injury Awareness Day: When a loved one self-injures, symptoms and causes of self-harm

Mental health

Self-Injury Awareness Day: When a loved one self-injures, symptoms and causes of self-harm

Self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration.

Researchers identify 35 vector species that may be responsible for spreading Zika

Zika

Researchers identify 35 vector species that may be responsible for spreading Zika

The new predictive model, detailed in the journal eLife, could streamline the initial step of pinpointing Zika vectors.

Stigma, depression and anxiety may cause psoriasis to recur in patients

Skin health

Stigma, depression and anxiety may cause psoriasis to recur in patients

The doctors also said that at least 18 percent of the patients have been frequently asked whether their condition is communicable, pointing to a grave lack of awareness on the disease.

Beware! Household appliances used in close proximity with the body may cause pacemaker failure

Heart health

Beware! Household appliances used in close proximity with the body may cause pacemaker failure

The study found that pacemakers are susceptible to EMF that can occur in everyday life, in particular when programmed to maximum sensitivity or so called unipolar sensing mode.

70 grams of walnuts a day can boost sperm quality, says study!

Healthy eating

70 grams of walnuts a day can boost sperm quality, says study!

Walnuts are the only tree nut that are predominantly comprised of PUFAs, researchers said.

Down syndrome: What causes this congenital disorder, everything you need to know

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome: What causes this congenital disorder, everything you need to know

Down syndrome, also known as Down's syndrome, is a genetic disorder which causes intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities. 

'Sleepovers' with stuffed toys may encourage kids to read

behaviour

'Sleepovers' with stuffed toys may encourage kids to read

Stuffed animal sleepover programmes are designed to get children interested in picture books. Children take their toys to a library for the night.

The truth about diet soda and breast cancer: What teenagers should show

Breast cancer

The truth about diet soda and breast cancer: What teenagers should show

A new study warns that diet soda can put teenagers at risk of breast cancer later in their life.

Statins do not prolong lung cancer patient survival: Study

Cancer

Statins do not prolong lung cancer patient survival: Study

 The results showed that, although there were no adverse effects from taking statins, there were no advantages either.

Government survey shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

Infant Mortality

Government survey shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

According to the Health Ministry, the results of the survey reflected that concerted efforts and focussed interventions in the sector could translate to improved outcomes.

Ovarian reserve depleting among urban women

Ovarian reserve

Ovarian reserve depleting among urban women

According to Vaid, the dietary and lifestyle choices make one improve the quality and health of eggs.

Diabetic heart disease can be treated through stem cell therapy, says renowned researcher

Diabetes

Diabetic heart disease can be treated through stem cell therapy, says renowned researcher

Presenting clinical evidences, Katare said stem cell therapy certainly presented a new hope for successfully treating DHD.

Ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day can cut down your risk of cancer!

Cancer

Ten portions of fruits and vegetables a day can cut down your risk of cancer!

This is the finding of new research, led by scientists from Imperial College London, which analysed 95 studies on fruit and vegetable intake.

Curb 'needless' caesarean section surgeries, says Union Health Ministry to states

Pregnanc

Curb 'needless' caesarean section surgeries, says Union Health Ministry to states

According to NGHS-4, such surgeries in public health facilities declined from 15.2 percent during NHFS-3 to 11.9 per cent during 2015-16.

Indian scientists can make technology cheaper for breast cancer detection, says US scientist

Cancer

Indian scientists can make technology cheaper for breast cancer detection, says US scientist

Indians are incredibly good at making technology better, faster and cheaper," she said.

Women between 45-60 suffer from Obstructed Defecation Syndrome: Report

Women

Women between 45-60 suffer from Obstructed Defecation Syndrome: Report

The study of 1,578 patients in the last three years also revealed that 42 per cent of the population suffered from the problems, mostly women.

Sedentary lifestyle too deadly – may cause difficult-to-treat heart failure

Heart

Sedentary lifestyle too deadly – may cause difficult-to-treat heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart is unable to supply enough oxygenated blood to meet the demands of the body.

Pharma major Lupin gets USFDA nod to market colonoscopy drugs, pain relief

Drugs

Pharma major Lupin gets USFDA nod to market colonoscopy drugs, pain relief

The approved product is indicated for relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Percocet tablets had US sales of USD 838.7 million.

Rare Disease Day 2017: Here's a look at most rare conditions around the world

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day 2017: Here's a look at most rare conditions around the world

There is a broad variety of disorders and symptoms that characterize a rare disease.

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking permission to abort 26-week-old foetus

foetus

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking permission to abort 26-week-old foetus

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao, which had on February 23 constituted a medical board to examine the 37-year-old woman, listed the matter for tomorrow as the first item.

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Heart health

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Comparing the proteins of humans and these other mammals is already providing researchers with a wealth of new information about how the human body works.

NPPA asks hospitals, doctors to report stents shortage

Heart health

NPPA asks hospitals, doctors to report stents shortage

The 8 per cent margin also adequately covers hospital handling charges, if any, the regulator had said.

Ayurvedic medicines, Panchkarma key to stay healthy: Experts

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicines, Panchkarma key to stay healthy: Experts

Patna Ayurvedic College Hospital Superintendent Devanand Prasad Singh counted virtues of Panchkarma to do away with many health problems due to stressful life style.

More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

Rare Disease Day

More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

Lack of awareness and scientific knowledge often leads to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis and delayed treatment.

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

Antibiotics

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

The "priority pathogens" list published by the WHO on Monday has three rankings – critical, high and medium – according to how urgently new antibiotics are needed.

Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Drug abuse

Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Further, cocaine use in dads caused epigenetic changes in the brain of their sons, thereby changing the expression of genes important for memory formation.

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Smoking

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Exposure decreased across all locations surveyed, beyond the workplaces and hospitality settings covered by the 2011 legislation.

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Weight gain

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Although pregnancy changes the entire body of a woman, lifestyle choices post-delivery can hugely impact her weight.

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Obesity

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Jogawat, who weights about 180 kilos, had said that he started to put on weight after he underwent a gall bladder surgery in 1993.

Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

In order to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients and their families' lives, Rare Disease Day is observed on the last day of February each year.

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women

Sleep

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women

Researchers looked at age, race, education, marital status, number of children in the household, income, body mass index, exercise, employment and snoring as possible factors linked to sleep deprivation.