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Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 

India to join hands with WHO to build resilient health systems: Study

Healthcare

India to join hands with WHO to build resilient health systems: Study

Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next DG of the World Health Organisation yesterday and he became the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the UN health agency.

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

Cancer

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

The study analysed the data of 40,000 patients and found that more than 11 per cent of men and six per cent of women over the age of 40 with thrombocytosis went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Heart

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Irregular heartbeats is a condition that affects over 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course.

Hope for infertile couples as new sperm radar test may improve fertility diagnosis

Infertility

Hope for infertile couples as new sperm radar test may improve fertility diagnosis

The new Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy technique works like radar by firing pulses of energy at the sperm sample inside a scanner and then listening to the echoed signal by the molecules in response.

This is why dieting may not help you to lose weight!

Dieting

This is why dieting may not help you to lose weight!

Researchers said that human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen.

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

Cancer

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

With this, the NCG, which was launched in 2012, has now covered 60 per cent of the cancer centres and research institutes in the country.

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

Lung cancer

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

The researchers found that people with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer.

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

Cancer

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

Puberty

Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

The factors determining early puberty have received greater attention recently as more kids are starting puberty at an earlier age than past generations.

Indonesian boy weighing 30 stone after cola and noodle addiction undergoes successful bariatric surgery

Weight loss surgery

Indonesian boy weighing 30 stone after cola and noodle addiction undergoes successful bariatric surgery

Arya, used to eat five meals a day that consisted of rice, meat, fish, cola and five packets of instant noodles, leading to drastic weight gain.

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

Liver

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

The study also found that anti-fungal compounds like amphotericin B protect from the alcohol-related liver disease progression.

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

Medicines

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

The 59-year old global health leader -- who previously served in a similar capacity in Egypt -- said that there were several "pre-qualified" generic medicine companies in India producing quality medicines.

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

World Health Organisation

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

Dr Adhanom succeeds China's Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.

6-year-old boy with heart on his right side of chest survives complex cardiac surgery

Surgery

6-year-old boy with heart on his right side of chest survives complex cardiac surgery

Sanket More was diagnosed with congenital transposition of the great arteries – a rare heart defect in which the heart ventricles (heart chambers) are reversed.

Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals

Diarrhoea

Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals

Diarrhoea is one such intestinal bacterial infection that is painful and is caused due to severe gastroenteritis.

Ladies, take note! Drinking a glass of wine, other alcohol daily may up breast cancer risk

Cancer

Ladies, take note! Drinking a glass of wine, other alcohol daily may up breast cancer risk

The report also found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer.

Loss of forest cover due to human activities causing elevation in malaria cases: Study

Malaria

Loss of forest cover due to human activities causing elevation in malaria cases: Study

Researchers build upon evidence that patterns in climate change, deforestation, and other human-induced changes to the natural environment are amplifying malaria transmission.

Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Menstruation

Menstruation is nothing to be ashamed of, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, was speaking at National Menstrual Hygiene Conclave organised by NGO Sachhi Saheli.

Premature birth puts babies at increased risk of heart failure in childhood!

Premature babies

Premature birth puts babies at increased risk of heart failure in childhood!

The registry-based study, published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), involved 2.6 million individuals born between 1987 and 2012.

9-month-old baby girl loses finger after staff shuts door on her hand at Gurugram daycare

Babies

9-month-old baby girl loses finger after staff shuts door on her hand at Gurugram daycare

The tragic incident that occurred on May 19 was revealed by the child's mother Bhawna Rastogi, who took to social media to share her traumatic experience with the 'Intellitots daycare centre at Fortis Memorial Institute in sector 44 Gurgaon.

70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

World Health Organisation

70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

As representatives of 194 member states gather at its annual meeting in Geneva, China's Dr Margaret Chan gave her last address as Director-General of the WHO, with her tenure coming to an end.

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

Tuberculosis

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

The move is aimed at improving the treatment of tuberculosis and child survival rate.

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

virus

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

The virus is triggered by warm water and had never been found in Tasmania before 2015.

Say hello to 'Dragon's Breath' – World's hottest chili pepper, so spicy it may even cause death!

Chili pepper

Say hello to 'Dragon's Breath' – World's hottest chili pepper, so spicy it may even cause death!

The peppers measure a formidable 2.48 million on the Scoville heat scale, which is a measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods.

Foodies on Instagram, beware! Your love for food images could elevate your eating disorder risk!

Eating disorder

Foodies on Instagram, beware! Your love for food images could elevate your eating disorder risk!

Social media use is ever increasing among young adults and has previously been shown to have negative effects on body image, depression, social comparison, and disordered eating.

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Smoking

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar – also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes – are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They are thus marketed by the tobacco industry as a "healthier" option.

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at risk!

Weight loss

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at risk!

A study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota showed that diet pills are an unsafe option for all age groups, but they can prove to be extremely harmful for teenagers in particular, due to the presence of toxic chemicals in the supplements.

Help yourselves to more servings of fruits and veggies to reduce risk of artery disease!

Heart health

Help yourselves to more servings of fruits and veggies to reduce risk of artery disease!

The findings revealed that people who ate three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 percent lower odds of PAD than those who ate less.

Parents, take note! Offering fruit juice to your infant in the first year could be harmful, say pediatricians

Pediatric care

Parents, take note! Offering fruit juice to your infant in the first year could be harmful, say pediatricians

The recommendations, published online on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, marks the Academy's first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001.

Hindu, Muslim wives donate their kidney to each others' husbands; save their lives

Organ Donation

Hindu, Muslim wives donate their kidney to each others' husbands; save their lives

A five-hour successful surgery later, both patients are doing well, the doctors said.