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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.

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.

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.

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics

New fluorescence-based assay offers hope in fighting antibiotic resistance

This fast and simple fluorescence-based assay is certainly a remarkable approach in the ongoing and urgent fight against the fast spread of antibiotic resistance.

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Liver

Too much iron in body may damage liver, say doctors

Doctors said that excess build-up of iron in the body, Hemochromatosis, can cuase liver damage.

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment

Stem cell

Man with 45% burns healed with stem cell treatment

 A 45-year-old man -- suffering from 45 per cent burns due to a chemical spill at work -- has been healed with stem cell treatment, said the authorities at a hospital here on Friday.

Facial recognition tech helps detect rare genetic disease

disease

Facial recognition tech helps detect rare genetic disease

Scientists have successfully used a facial recognition software to diagnose a rare, genetic disease that causes multiple defects like cleft palate and learning problems.

Lack of sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions: Study

Sleep

Lack of sleep impairs ability to interpret facial expressions: Study

A new study has found that lack of sleep may impairs ability to interpret facial expressions.

Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

flexible glass

Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

 Researchers have developed a new way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex.

This vitamin may help repair damaged DNA, reverse ageing process

DNA

This vitamin may help repair damaged DNA, reverse ageing process

Researchers have identified a vitamin that may help in repairing damaged DNA and reverse ageing process, fight cancer as well as help in space travel.

Parkinson's disease: 2.5 hours of exercise per week can slow physical declines in PD patients

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease: 2.5 hours of exercise per week can slow physical declines in PD patients

The study by the researchers at Northwestern University found that at least 150 minutes of weekly exercise may help people suffering from Parkinson's disease by improving mobility impairment and health-related quality of life.

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

Tuberculosis

China reports 900,000 new TB cases every year

The National Health and Family Planning Commission said that by the end of 2016, 65 out of every 100,000 people were infected with tuberculosis, a figure that experts consider high despite having dropped by 14 per cent in the last six years.

Magnesium: Why you need it, how much per day?

Healthy eating

Magnesium: Why you need it, how much per day?

Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body.

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day: President Pranab Mukherjee urges stakeholders to redouble efforts to eliminate TB

Happy to learn that World Tuberculosis Day is being observed on March 24, Mukherjee tweeted.

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day: Things you need to know about this infectious disease

Here are some key facts to know about this contagious disease, caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts

Infertility

Men more prone to infertility due to less sleep: Experts

Men are more likely to have infertility with less sleep than women, said IVF experts on Thursday.

Higher waist-to-hip ratio increases cancer risk in women

Cancer

Higher waist-to-hip ratio increases cancer risk in women

 Women should stay fit and maintain a healthy wight because a new stuy has reveals that a higher waist-to-hip ratios increases the risk of ovarian cancer by more than a fifth.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Risk factors and prevention of the disease

 Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious, airborne disease that mainly affects your lungs. 

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Brain

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques to reveal these changes in a group of 12 subjects with early blindness and they compared the scans to a group of 16 normally sighted subjects.