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Gum disease and your health: Why regular dental checkups are important

dental health

Gum disease and your health: Why regular dental checkups are important

Gum disease, or gingivitis, begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and is a result of poor dental hygiene. 

Grocery shopping? You're probably inviting more germs than you'll find in your toilet!

germs

Grocery shopping? You're probably inviting more germs than you'll find in your toilet!

Fresh produce section often doubles up as a hub of germs as an easy point of entry for germs into handles.

Diagnostic tests for nut allergy may be 'unreliable', say scientists

Allergy

Diagnostic tests for nut allergy may be 'unreliable', say scientists

At present, the most accurate way to diagnose a possible food allergy is an oral food challenge.

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives assent, decriminalises suicide

Mental health

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives assent, decriminalises suicide

An important clause in the bill decriminalises suicide, thereby deeming it unpunishable, while also stating that a person who attempts suicide should be presumed to be suffering from severe stress.

Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

Mental health

Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

The findings showed that playing the specifically designed video game helped people feel they had some control over their depression.

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

child health

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

There are emotional benefits that hugs have for your bundle of joy.

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

Premature babies

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

In an emotional post shared on social media, the filmmaker whose children were born almost 10 weeks before full-term, jotted down a heart-whelming note revealing that he was terrified initially on learning that there were complications with his babies' birth. 

Summer skincare: How to choose sunscreen according to your skin tone

Beauty tips

Summer skincare: How to choose sunscreen according to your skin tone

While the ultimate solution of any sun protection regimen is the proper and regular use of a high SPF sunscreen, make sure that you choose a sunscreen that is suitable for our skin.

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

Heart attack

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

As per a new study, simple household tasks, such as making bed, doing laundry or carrying groceries can start the road to recovery for people who have had a heart attack or a stroke.

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Erectile dysfunction to some degree affects nearly half of men between the ages of 40 and 70. 

Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Osteoarthritis

Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Osteoarthritis occurs when there is damage in and around the joints that the body cannot fully repair.

Feeling low? Visit a spiritual retreat to lift your mood, says study!

brain health

Feeling low? Visit a spiritual retreat to lift your mood, says study!

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in the US observed about 14 participants ranging in age from 24 to 76.

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Healthy eating

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Salt can only be disposed from the body when it is dissolved, so the more people eat the more urine needs to be expelled to get rid of it.

Highly religious people, atheists are least fearful of death, say scientists!

death

Highly religious people, atheists are least fearful of death, say scientists!

The findings were mixed across the studies, with only 30 percent of the effects showing this finding.

Speaking about depression will help you on your way to recovery, says PM Narendra Modi

Depression

Speaking about depression will help you on your way to recovery, says PM Narendra Modi

He said that depression was not an incurable ailment and one can get rid of it if a right psychological environment is built for him or her. 

Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district hit by foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Foot-and-mouth disease

Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district hit by foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

FMD affects cloven-hoofed animals (those with divided hoofs), including cattle, buffalo, camels, sheep, goats, deer and pigs.

Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

Anxiety

Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

The University of Sydney findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might be a better way to reduce anxiety than `receptor-binding` opioid drugs like morphine, which have major side effects.

Pregnant women, take tips! Here's how to avoid child disabilities during gestation

Pregnancy

Pregnant women, take tips! Here's how to avoid child disabilities during gestation

We hear fancy new names and disabilities develop in kids these days and according to medical research, syndromes like autism, ADHD, acalculia, etc. are one the rise.

New hope for autistic kids with fecal transplant

Autism

New hope for autistic kids with fecal transplant

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants - a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut.

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer disease

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

 A new gene has been discovered by a team of researchers that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD).

Scientists identify brain 'switch' that can help improve blood circulation

Brain

Scientists identify brain 'switch' that can help improve blood circulation

A new study has discovered a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain that helps in increasing the blood flow which ensures optimal brain function.

Women cancer survivors more at risk to have pre-term delivery, cesarean delivery

Cancer

Women cancer survivors more at risk to have pre-term delivery, cesarean delivery

A new study has found that women who were diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years have higher risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

brain tumour

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

A new research has shown that survivors of childhood brain tumours have high body fat which increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death.

This weight-loss drug may help in opiate addiction!

Weight loss

This weight-loss drug may help in opiate addiction!

A new study has found that a prescription weight-loss pill can help decrease the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.

Ten minutes of vigorous exercise may help boost kids' heart health

Heart

Ten minutes of vigorous exercise may help boost kids' heart health

Start encouraging your children for high-intensity physical activity for atleast ten minutes daily as it could help them reduce the risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Bengal not spending Centre's money on health: BJP

Health infrastructure

Bengal not spending Centre's money on health: BJP

BJP today alleged that the Mamata Banerjee government was not spending the money the Centre provided to it for improving the health infrastructure of the state.

Eye movements may reveal whether a person is lying, says study

Eye health

Eye movements may reveal whether a person is lying, says study

The finding could be valuable to police when trying to confirm key identities in criminal networks such as terrorist cells or gangs, researchers said.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan voices support for tuberculosis-free India

Tuberculosis

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan voices support for tuberculosis-free India

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced his support for tuberculosis-free India by becoming the ambassador for the nation-wide campaign.

World's heaviest woman is all smiles after dropping 140 kilos; at 358kg, she looks 'fit and fine'

Surgery

World's heaviest woman is all smiles after dropping 140 kilos; at 358kg, she looks 'fit and fine'

Having lost nearly 140 kilos after undergoing bariatric surgery in Mumbai's Saifee Hospital, Eman is on the way to a steady, though slow recovery.

Does the healthcare bill defeat really disappoint Donald Trump or is it just a gimmick?

Healthcare

Does the healthcare bill defeat really disappoint Donald Trump or is it just a gimmick?

The question that arises at this point of time is whether this defeat has really shattered Mr.Trump or is it just a political gimmick.

This new method will mitigate dental implant failure

dental health

This new method will mitigate dental implant failure

The reasons for this failure are several-fold - mechanical problems, poor connection to the bones in which they are implanted, infection or rejection.