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Divorce and children: Things parents must consider before getting separated

Divorce

Divorce and children: Things parents must consider before getting separated

For couples who have children, the effects of divorce are even harsher as it can detrimentally impact the child's physical as well as mental well-being.

Implement National Policy on rare diseases: HC to Centre

Rare diseases

Implement National Policy on rare diseases: HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre to implement without delay its National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases, which was formulated on the court's direction last year.

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

IVF

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

According to the study, parents who undergo such treatments are generally older, more educated and have a higher socio-economic status than parents who had naturally conceived children.

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

Zika virus

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

A new study has found zika virus infections may cause lasting eye diseases which could pose more danger to unborn babies than previously thought.

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

Heart attack

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

The patient, Anshul Pandey (name changed to protect identity), was hale and a hearty youngster when he was presented to the team of doctors with acute chest pain with no previous medical records. 

TORS more effective for early stage throat cancers

Surgery

TORS more effective for early stage throat cancers

The study was conducted on 57 patients, who have undergone TORS, under the leadership of Dr Surender Dabas, Director, Head, Neck and Thorax Surgical Oncology, FMRI.

Bouldering – Rock climbing may treat depression, says study

Depression

Bouldering – Rock climbing may treat depression, says study

Bouldering, in many ways, is a positive physical activity, said Eva-Maria Stelzer, one of the researchers and a doctoral student of psychology at University of Arizona in the US. 

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Pregnancy

Expecting mothers, beware! Preeclampsia may increase your risk of stroke by 6 times

Pregnancy-associated stroke occurs up to 6 times more often in women with preeclampsia compared with pregnant women overall.

Here's the UN expert's take on India's combat with hunger!

Nutrition

Here's the UN expert's take on India's combat with hunger!

The SUN movement, which started in 2010, works collaboratively with 59 countries to end malnutrition. States such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand are members of this movement.

'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation'

Menstruation

'Office spaces must be sensitised about menstruation'

Speaking at the recently held National Menstrual Conclave, a group of working women urged for raising awareness among their male colleagues, besides emphasising on the need for office administration to ensure a safer and friendly environment while they are on periods.

Video of weeping toddler trying to breastfeed on dead mother is heartbreaking

Breastfeeding

Video of weeping toddler trying to breastfeed on dead mother is heartbreaking

Her starving one-year-old son was crying, trying to wake her up and wonderring why she hasn't waken up. The hungry child was also trying to breastfeed on his dead mother.

Osteoarthritis is higher in women than men, says study

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is higher in women than men, says study

According to the study, the severity of arthritis is also much higher in females as compared with males.

Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

Human brain

Human brain can spot early-stage disease in others to avoid sick people

A new study suggests that human brain can discover early-stage disease in others to help us avoid sick people.

Regular consumption of  probiotics can improve symptoms of depression!

Depression

Regular consumption of probiotics can improve symptoms of depression!

A new study has found that regular intake of probiotics may help to improve the symptoms of depression.

Learning to read, write in adulthood may transforms brain, says study

Brain

Learning to read, write in adulthood may transforms brain, says study

The study showed the learning process leads to a re-organisation that extends to deep brain structures in the thalamus and the brainstem.

Here’s why parents should enforce bedtime rules for children!

Sleep

Here’s why parents should enforce bedtime rules for children!

A new study has found that they should enforce bedtime rules for children as it may help them get adequate sleep which is an important determinant of health.

Doctors use skin of tilapia fish to treat burn victims in Brazil!

Burns

Doctors use skin of tilapia fish to treat burn victims in Brazil!

Using skin of tilapia fish to treat burn victims is an unorthodox procedure which can ease the pain of victims and also cut medical costs.

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Cancer

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Cancer patients are living longer because of improved treatment but the side effects of treatment include cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, says an expert.

Fitness trackers 'unreliable' for measuring calories burned

Weight loss

Fitness trackers 'unreliable' for measuring calories burned

Although fitness devices may accurately measure the heart rate,they are poor at measuring the number of calories you burnt, as per a new study.

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Yoga

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 this year where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate.

Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Menstruation

Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Launching a campaign for conversations on menstruation, Twinkle said that there is no shame in menstruation and that people should talk about it.

PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all

Treatment

PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on reducing dependence on other countries for getting medical equipment so as to make treatment affordable for people.

World Thyroid Day 2017: A quarter of Indian population suffers from thyroid disorders

World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day 2017: A quarter of Indian population suffers from thyroid disorders

According to the survey, more than a quarter of India population suffers from thyroid disorders, that means about 32% Indians have various forms of thyroid disorders.

Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

Epilepsy

Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

The Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder that is associated with drug-resistant seizures and a high mortality rate.  

Anti-encephalitis campaign for 38 UP districts launched

Encephalitis

Anti-encephalitis campaign for 38 UP districts launched

He stressed on awareness and public participation for the success of the campaign that has been rolled out in 38 districts in the worst-affected eastern region of the state.

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

Malaria

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

The health minister, while speaking at the launch of a campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said that drones should be deployed to check for mosquito breeding sites in homes.

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

Autism

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

According to a recent study, suicide rates among autism patients have reached `worryingly` high levels.

Dehydration in hot summer: Symptoms, ways to beat the heat

Dehydration

Dehydration in hot summer: Symptoms, ways to beat the heat

During the summer months, as temperarure soars everyone is at risk of dehydration, which can lead to serious complications.

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

Surgery

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

The eight-year-old girl, who accidentally drank acid when she was just 1.5 years old, successfully underwent a rare surgery at Ahmedabad's Vadilal Sarabhai hospital, enabling her to lead a normal life again.

Here`s what can happen to your body when you`re sleep deprived!

Sleep

Here`s what can happen to your body when you`re sleep deprived!

Sleep plays an important role in our health and well-being. 

Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

Arthritis

Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

A new study has found that adequate levels of vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep can help you you get rid of chronic arthritis and back pain.