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45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Surgery

45-year-old Chinese woman skips breakfast for eight years, develops 200 gallstones

Identified as Ms Chen, she claimed that her stomach pain started more than 10 years ago but her fear of surgery kept her from seeking medical aid.

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play

injuries

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play

The study revealed that arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique can offer patients the opportunity to return to sports and jobs that require heavy physical work.

Medical miracle! US doctors successfully reverse brain damage in unresponsive drowned toddler

Brain damage

Medical miracle! US doctors successfully reverse brain damage in unresponsive drowned toddler

In what can only be termed a medical miracle, the doctors successfully reversed the damage that the drowning had caused in her brain.

Beer inspired from achaeological artifacts with a flavour of ancient China developed!

Alcohol

Beer inspired from achaeological artifacts with a flavour of ancient China developed!

Researchers from the museum and Off Color Brewing – Chicago Brewery – were inspired by the fruits incorporated in making certain Chinese alcohols as well as the mold saccharification of rice.

This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

exercise

This is how regular physical activity can help prevent dementia – Read

In the study, physical exercise led to stable cerebral choline concentrations in the training group, whereas choline levels increased in the control group.

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

Zika

Potential drug to fight Zika virus dicovered by Spanish scientists!

The molecular structure of the proteins involved in the Zika virus' replication process was first described only a year ago.

This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

Hearing Loss

This 91-year-old grandfather of ten becomes world's oldest person to get cochlear implants

Raymond Kelly suffered from progressive hearing loss since childhood and it became so bad that people would have to write down what they wanted to say to him.

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

Pregnancy

Mothers-to-be take note! Consuming high-fat diet during pregnancy may affect kids' mental health

A new study has warned that women who consume a high-fat diet during pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Meet this two-and-a-half year old girl with Albert Einstein hair!

Hair

Meet this two-and-a-half year old girl with Albert Einstein hair!

A two-and-a-half year old girl named Jaili Lamb from the United States has bright white hair that is tangled and constantly stands on end.

More protein for muscle growth effective only till a point

exercise

More protein for muscle growth effective only till a point

According to researchers protein supplementation is necessary to increase muscle mass but is effective only till 1.6 grams.

Depression may change brain structure

Mental health

Depression may change brain structure

According to study, white matter, which enables brain to communicate, is reduced in people who suffer from the blues.

High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

Eye health

High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

The researchers from Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the development of eye freckles correlated with increasing age, lifetime number of sunburns and a history of severe sunburns resulting in blisters.

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

Healthy eating

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

As it turns out, choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds isn't just a matter of taste, it's about picking the healthier option.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Cholera

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Sugary drinks

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the breakdown of fat molecules, after a meal by eight per cent.

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

Eye

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

The findings showed that eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Cancer

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

This 30-year-old woman was bullied over her 'half face'!

Surgery

This 30-year-old woman was bullied over her 'half face'!

Ivanka Danisova suffers from a congenital birth defect called 'Goldenhar syndrome' that caused underdeveloped cranial bones on the right side of her face.

Faecal bacteria found in ice at UK's KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King outlets

Junk food

Faecal bacteria found in ice at UK's KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King outlets

But how bad the food that we consume in such fast food chains be?

30-year-old Pune man consumes liquid nitrogen, tears his abdomen

Surgery

30-year-old Pune man consumes liquid nitrogen, tears his abdomen

A life saving procedure was conducted on the man by a team of doctors who said that he was at the verge of developing a life-threatening infection.

Want to lose that fat around your belly? Having a big breakfast daily might help!

Healthy eating

Want to lose that fat around your belly? Having a big breakfast daily might help!

The findings showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing a higher BMI -- associated with increased of risks of various diseases.

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

Longevity

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

As per the study, people who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

Antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

The rapid rise of the use of antibiotics in animals has raised serious health concerns for humans. 

Getting a good night's sleep is all about perfect timing – Precise time to hit the sack revealed!

Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is all about perfect timing – Precise time to hit the sack revealed!

It's believed that if we're roused suddenly, midway through a cycle, by an alarm clock or disturbance, it's more likely to make us irritable in the morning.

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Beauty tips

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Packed with nutrients, this pure liquid that offers a tasty alternative to water has been credited as the ultimate thirst quencher.

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

Mental health

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

A gene variant increases the odds of getting the blues.

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

HIV

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Hepatitis

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment. 

Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Pregnancy

Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi said a young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years became pregnant after receiving medical advices from them via a smartphone app.

Cholera

Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak

The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.