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Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

Hypertension

Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

According to a survey conducted by NGO Praja Foundation, the national capital reported as many as 3,890 hypertension-related and 1,356 diabetes-related deaths in 2015.

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Calcium

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Protien

Lucknow's 90% people suffer from protein deficiency

The study by International research firm Kantar IMRB states that Ahmedabad and Chennai with 84 per cent each have the second largest protein deficient people. 

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

Litchi

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

A new study has revealed that the delicious tropical fruit is not responsible for the untimely deaths of the children, but the banned pesticide Endosulfan is the real cause.

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Surgery

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Sebastian was diagnosed with two severe congenital heart defects in the womb and his heart was not sufficiently pumping blood and oxygen in his body.

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

knee

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

A traditional option for pain relief during knee replacement surgery is a 'femoral nerve block’ a single dose of local anesthetic injected around the femoral nerve in the groin, which is typically administered by an anesthetist. 

In a first, US scientists create genetically modified human embryos

Human embryos

In a first, US scientists create genetically modified human embryos

The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University in the US, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the controversial gene-editing technique CRISPR.

Talking to yourself proves fruitful, helps in combating stress

Stress

Talking to yourself proves fruitful, helps in combating stress

The team found that when reacting to the disturbing photos such as a man holding a gun to their heads, the emotional brain activity decreased within a second when they referred to themselves in the third person.

New DNA sunscreen provides better skin protection

Sunscreen

New DNA sunscreen provides better skin protection

The new sunscreen is made up of thin and optically transparent crystalline DNA films that have been irradiated with UV light. The more it gets exposed to UV light, the better the film can absorb it, the researchers found.

Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

sperm count

Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

Researchers from Hebrew University in Israel and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US carried out the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count.

Growth hormone disorder in children: Symptoms, why early treatment is crucial

Growth hormone deficiency

Growth hormone disorder in children: Symptoms, why early treatment is crucial

In severe GH deficiency in children who are affected since birth there might be a delay in achieving milestones such as standing, walking, and jumping etc.

Monitoring spread of diabetes becomes easy with Google searches

Diabetes

Monitoring spread of diabetes becomes easy with Google searches

Researchers at University of Warwick in the UK propose that key words entered into search engines - or posted on social media - which are related to symptoms and risk-factors of diabetes

Now you can order Domino's pizza by just 'saying pizza'

Dominos Pizza

Now you can order Domino's pizza by just 'saying pizza'

American pizza restaurant chain Dominos has joined hands with Amazon's cloud-based voice service to enable voice-control pizza orders.

23% Indian women seek dignity, respect in maternal healthcare

Maternal healthcare

23% Indian women seek dignity, respect in maternal healthcare

Women have seen improvement in maternal healthcare over the time and submitted their one wish as being treated in a respectful and dignified manner.

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

Dengue

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the dengue virus.

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Stillborn baby

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Reports say the father of the baby girl, allegedly dumped the body near the blood bank on the hospital premises and escaped instead of performing the last rites.

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

Cancer

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of malignant tumour that's often diagnosed in humans as well, typically afflicting teenagers and young adults.

Playing video games may cut stress at work

Stress

Playing video games may cut stress at work

The research findings showed that people who played a casual video game exhibited greater engagement and affective restoration than normal relaxation condition.

Want to improve your gut health and digestion? Start consuming half a cup of walnuts daily!

Healthy eating

Want to improve your gut health and digestion? Start consuming half a cup of walnuts daily!

Researchers said that one should increase the amount of probiotic bacteria to improve gut health and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer.

Children eating junk food linked to father's income and education?

Junk food

Children eating junk food linked to father's income and education?

This is the finding of Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Aligarh Muslim University.

We bet you won't have McDonald's ice cream after reading THIS!

unhealthy food

We bet you won't have McDonald's ice cream after reading THIS!

We all know that junk food is unhealthy for health, but still we are hooked to it.

DocsApp launches new service for kids

DocsApp

DocsApp launches new service for kids

The service is targeted towards infants, children, and adolescents.

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

Mental health

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

The results suggested that older people who ate a Mediterranean-style diet had 35 percent lower risk of scoring poorly on cognitive tests.

KFC's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advertisement causes worldwide furore

KFC

KFC's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advertisement causes worldwide furore

But the company's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advert is not faring well among the masses and has seen outrage from all across the globe.

India sees surge in obesity, carries out more than 100 bariatric surgeries a day: Report

Obesity

India sees surge in obesity, carries out more than 100 bariatric surgeries a day: Report

According to Lancet study, India is the third most obese country with one in every five Indian diagnosed with such issue.

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Swine flu

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Symptoms of H1N1 infection include fever, cough, nasal secretion, fatigue, headache, body ache and sore throat. 

23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

Heart

23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

In India, 23 per cent of heart failure patients die within one year of diagnosis, a study revealed on Tuesday, adding that the country is next to Africa where the rate stands at 34 per cent.

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

Alcohol

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

 A new study has revealed that alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began.

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Smoking

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according to a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday.

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

HIV

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

A vaginal ring that contains an experimental antiretroviral (ARV) drug, previously found to provide protection against HIV infection in women, has been found safe and acceptable in teenage girls, researchers claim.

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Mental health

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Considered to play a role in motor control, the cerebellum is now known to be essential to emotion and cognition via its connections to the rest of the brain.