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Zika virus outbreak: WHO confirms India's first three cases in Ahmedabad

Zika virus

Zika virus outbreak: WHO confirms India's first three cases in Ahmedabad

All the three cases were reported from the Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad which includes a pregnant lady who was tested positive in January 2017.​

Indulge in street food but be cautious

Infections

Indulge in street food but be cautious

It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts.

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

Infections

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

According to the doctors, recent medical check-up camps in Delhi slums have found that contagious diseases, such as mumps, typhoid and gasterointestinal infections, have risen over 20 per cent compared to other seasons.  

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.

Want to improve your brain function? Start walking regularly!

Brain

Want to improve your brain function? Start walking regularly!

 A new study has found that a moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain.

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Menstrual hygiene

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Every woman and girl should know the importance of hygiene management during menstruation.

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

paralysed patients

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

The new device reads the brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps the stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands.

Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Gum disease

Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line. 

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Heart health

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Heart health

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Chronic heart failure is caused by a variety of conditions that damage the heart, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. 

Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Pregnancy

Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Given the evidence for strong immune responses in early life being associated with decreased development of asthma, the team believe the effect will likely lead to improved respiratory health in childhood.

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

adolescence

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. 

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Heart disease

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is an acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle, charaterised by breathlessness, swollen legs and feet and a bloated stomach.

Parents seeks help to raise Rs 25 lakh for infant with rare liver disorder

Liver disorder

Parents seeks help to raise Rs 25 lakh for infant with rare liver disorder

The infant was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage disease, which prevented his growth.

People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

Neurofibromatosis

People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

Liu Ying has been nicknamed 'elephant face' as she suffers from a rare disease called neurofibromatosis, where tumour grows along the nerves.

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

Cancer

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumour.

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Heart

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was conducted to measure left ventricular volume (structure) and left ventricular ejection fraction (function).

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.

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.

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.