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UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

Nutrition

UNICEF joins hands with Govt of India to measure nutrition level of kids

As per a report, the data is being collected to quantify deficiencies of vitamin, micro nutrients and mineral among children.

Blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients discovered by scientists

Bleeding disorder

Blood-clotting factors in hemophilia B patients discovered by scientists

Scientists have discovered important blood clotting factors in the patients suffering with the inherited bleeding disorder known as hemophilia B.

Why men have higher diabetes risk than women?

Diabetes

Why men have higher diabetes risk than women?

The study showed that men have 61 per cent higher prevalence and 46 per cent increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes when compared with women.

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

Pregnancy

Beware expecting mothers! Antidepressants during pregnancy may up birth defects

A new study suggests that women who take a type of antidepressant during their early pregnancy may increase the risk of having babies with birth defects or stillbirths compared with those who did not take these pills.

Researchers develop new device that may improve breast cancer surgery

Breast cancer

Researchers develop new device that may improve breast cancer surgery

A new cost-effective and portable pH-sensitive optical fibre device has been developed by researchers to distinguish breast cancer tissue from normal tissue.

Six lives saved after Jaypee hospital creates two green corridors

Organ Donation

Six lives saved after Jaypee hospital creates two green corridors

Two green corridors were created by Jaypee Hospital, a multi super specialty hospital in Noida, on Saturday to give a new lease of life to six people in the National Capital Region.

Know why tomato juice is good for health!

Healthy eating

Know why tomato juice is good for health!

Tomato juice is considered a super food as it contains rich amount of vitamins and minerals in it.

World Disability Day: How disabled people can overcome depression!

Disablity

World Disability Day: How disabled people can overcome depression!

'World Disability  Day' or the 'International Day of People with Disability' is celebrated every year on December 3 with the aim to encourage a better understanding of people affected by a disability and also to raise awareness about it.

Study links menopause to fatigue, breathing problems

Breathing problems

Study links menopause to fatigue, breathing problems

As per the study, menopausal women are likely to experience a decline in ling function which can eventually lead to shortness of breath, fatigue and reduced work capacity.

Cataract likely to elevate depression in oldies

Eye health

Cataract likely to elevate depression in oldies

The problem in vision can cause oldies to become isolated, alone and delve deeper into depression which might make them less likely to seek treatment for cataracts, the study said.

Short-term sleep can take a toll on your heart - Read

Sleep

Short-term sleep can take a toll on your heart - Read

The study has further warned that people who are associated with jobs like medical services, fire and emergency and are forced to work 24-hour shifts with little opportunity to sleep are at a higher risk.

Scientists find link between Parkinson's and gut bacteria

Parkinson's disease

Scientists find link between Parkinson's and gut bacteria

Parkinson's disease is a central nervous system disorder that restricts movement and affects up to 10 million people globally.

Twenty percent of brain stroke patients aged 40 or less

brain health

Twenty percent of brain stroke patients aged 40 or less

As per some globally-renowned neuroscience around the world, the existing rate of patients with brain stroke is on the rise and the average age is considered to be 40 years or less.

Men more prone to Type 2 diabetes than women: Study

Diabetes

Men more prone to Type 2 diabetes than women: Study

Researchers said men could be more prone to Type 2 diabetes as they accumulate more iron than women. As compared to one-fifth of women, two-fifth of men were at risk of the disease.

Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection

Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection is an infection caused by a flat, long segmented worm that is found in uncooked meat, especially pork. 

Five simple ways to treat eczema!

eczema

Five simple ways to treat eczema!

Eczema is a type of skin condition where the skin boils out. 

Suffering from acidity? Include these foods in your diet!

Acidity

Suffering from acidity? Include these foods in your diet!

Acidity is mostly because of long gap between meals, having too much of spicy food and tea or coffee regularly.

Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Oral health

Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Gum pain usually happens due to an underlying inflammation of the gums and when the person doesn't practice proper dental hygiene.

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

Cancer

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013.

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

Diseases

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

According to the researchers, the tool can be used by reference laboratories to assist epidemiological surveillance by detecting pathogens with the potential to cause epidemics in humans.

Aerobic exercise: How much? Reasons why you should do it!

exercise

Aerobic exercise: How much? Reasons why you should do it!

Aerobic activity, such as walking, bicycling or swimming, is good for your health regardless of your age, gender.

Winter special: Five best body oils for dry skin!

Wellness

Winter special: Five best body oils for dry skin!

Dry skin is one of the most common problems which we all faced every winter season.

Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

neck pain

Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours.

Lesser-known health benefits of cauliflower!

Healthy eating

Lesser-known health benefits of cauliflower!

Who doesn't like to eat cauliflower? Everyone likes to eat this vegetable except for few. 

Eat these foods to keep your liver healthy!

Healthy eating

Eat these foods to keep your liver healthy!

 Liver is an important organ of our body as it performs many vital functions like eliminating waste and removing harmful toxins from the blood.

Cancer and suicide: Young people at twice the risk

Cancer

Cancer and suicide: Young people at twice the risk

According to the research, survivors of brain tumours, leukaemia, bone and soft tissue sarcomas and testicular cancer are more vulnerable in terms of risk of suicide.

Weight loss: Five effective ways to rev up your metabolism!

Weight loss

Weight loss: Five effective ways to rev up your metabolism!

Metabolism is a natural process that takes place within the cells of living organisms.

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Fixed dose combination medicines

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Earlier in March, the Health Ministry had banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification, which includes well known brands like Corex cough syrup, Vicks Action 500 extra and D'Cold.

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. 

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

HIV

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support to and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. 

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

HIV

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

Prevention is certainly better than cure. On World AIDS day, here’s taking a look at way to prevent HIV infection