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Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from  #FreeCondomStore

HIV

Fight against HIV/AIDS: India's first free condom store launched – This is how you can order from #FreeCondomStore

On its 10th anniversary, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) launched India's first 'Free Condom Store', under which individuals, NGOs, government, private institutions and community-based organisations can order as many condoms as they want. 

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Autism

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Researchers found that granny's smoking habit increases the risk of autism by 53 per cent in her grandchildren.

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Testesterone

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Researchers, including those from California Institute of Technology in the US, found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Diabetes

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Researchers have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a track on their blood sugar levels.

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

Smoking

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

AIIMS symposium to focus on efficacy of dengue vaccine in India

Dengue

AIIMS symposium to focus on efficacy of dengue vaccine in India

The two-day symposium 'AIIMS-FAM Dengue, Zika and Chikunganya', is being held in collaboration with The Fondation de l?Acadamie de Medecine (FAM-Medical Academy Foundation) of France.

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

Arthritis

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

SMART cells, develop into cartilage cells that produce a biologic anti-inflammatory drug that could replace arthritic cartilage and simultaneously protect joints and other tissues from damage that occurs with chronic inflammation.

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Heart health

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Tips for a healthier, secure environment at workplace

Workplace health

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Tips for a healthier, secure environment at workplace

Reducing the risks of injury and illness at work can immensely benefit the workers and organisations alike.

Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

eye infection

Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

Unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing cataracts and damaging the retina.

Depression: How to deal with it naturally

Depression

Depression: How to deal with it naturally

Depression is first characterized by denial followed by anger. People do not accept that they suffer from depression; they brush it off as just a low point in their life.

Did Eman's sister ignore doctors' advice? Cops called in after Shaimaa feeds world's heaviest woman water

Weight loss surgery

Did Eman's sister ignore doctors' advice? Cops called in after Shaimaa feeds world's heaviest woman water

As per the reports in mid-day, the Saifee hospital where Eman is being treated called on the cops after her sister Shaimaa tried to feed a few drops of water to the Egyptian woman, despite warning from doctors who said it can prove fatal.

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

Energy drinks

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

Each energy drink available commercially is packed with 108 grams of sugar and 320 mg of caffeine.  

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

Dengue

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

The Delhi government has ordered inspection of construction sites and its residential colonies here to check breeding grounds for mosquitoes as it gears up to prevent possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Kidney

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain: Study

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain: Study

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

immunization

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

As a part of the initiative, which is being termed as the phase-IV of the programme, the government aims to vaccinate those children who were missed out during the routine vaccination or in the earlier phases, Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner (Immunisation) said.

After spat over treatment, 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to be now shifted to UAE hospital

Surgery

After spat over treatment, 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to be now shifted to UAE hospital

Amid war of words between Eman Ahmed's relatives and doctors treating the world's heaviest woman over her actual weight loss, the Egyptian national will now be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Drugs

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

Suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases? Include this in your diet to ease the symptoms!

Inflammatory bowel diseases

Suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases? Include this in your diet to ease the symptoms!

The dietary soy-protein concentrate at the 12-percent dose level ameliorated body-weight loss and swelling of the spleen in the mice with induced inflammatory bowel disease.

This is why milk is good for your child's growth

milk

This is why milk is good for your child's growth

Researchers in Stein`s lab conducted a study to calculate protein scores for eight sources of protein, derived from both plants and animals.

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

Malaria

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

The attending physician in clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo prescribed the malaria therapy made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant, also known as sweet wormwood, when standard medications failed to help 18 critically ill malaria patients.

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

HIV

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

The 26-year-old father of two kids, who has challenged the termination of his service at a private city hospital, was thrown out of his job for over a year now.

Gulping more than three cups of coffee a day can halve prostate cancer risk

Prostate cancer

Gulping more than three cups of coffee a day can halve prostate cancer risk

The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have some protective effect against cancer.

A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

Bladder cancer

A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

According to the researchers from the University of British Columbia, the drug is found to be effective in chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, which is the the fifth most common among the numerous types of cancer.

Vinod Khanna dies of cancer – All you need to know about the condition that killed the veteran actor

Cancer

Vinod Khanna dies of cancer – All you need to know about the condition that killed the veteran actor

Bladder is any types of cancer that start from the epithelial lining of the urinary bladder.

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

Diarrhoea

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

Amid spat over treatment, Abu Dhabi doctors visit Eman at Mumbai hospital – What's next for world's heaviest woman?

Weight loss surgery

Amid spat over treatment, Abu Dhabi doctors visit Eman at Mumbai hospital – What's next for world's heaviest woman?

As per reports, the team from Abu Dhabi comprised four doctors and three management officials, who crosschecked Eman's medical reports and held a meeting with bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who is treating her, and the COO of Saifee Hospital.

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

hospitals

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of the patient, a former Madhya Pradesh policeman who was admitted in the hospital for treatment in February.

Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

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Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

Drug-resistant malaria

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

18 critically ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria cured by tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.