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Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

abortion

Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

Abortions are considered generally safe if they're carried out as early as possible in pregnancy.

Here's how you can easily prevent tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Here's how you can easily prevent tuberculosis

Consuming nutritious food, especially foods rich in antioxidants.

This drug may boost memory in patients suffering from depression - Read

Depression

This drug may boost memory in patients suffering from depression - Read

Almost all patients with depression experience problems with concentration, memory and attention.

Healthcare

Healthcare tech VC funding in crosses $5bn: Mercom

Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the Health IT sector last year dropped slightly to 205 compared to 219 transactions in 2015. 

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

Mental health

People who develop hypertension at older phase may have decreased risk of dementia

The study further reveals that individuals developing blood pressure at the age of 80 or more, possess lesser risk of getting exposed to dementia.

Does your newborn suffer from excessive crying? Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option

Acupuncture

Does your newborn suffer from excessive crying? Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option

Excessive crying in babies is an issue for up to one in five families, causing pain for the baby and stress for the parents.

How healthy is your diet? This new urine test can reveal the truth

Healthy eating

How healthy is your diet? This new urine test can reveal the truth

As per a new study, the five-minute urine test can track a person's diet by showing how much fat, sugar, fibre and protein a person has eaten.

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Heart disease

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual's risk of developing the condition.

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

Malaria

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

The study emphasised an urgent need for mosquito-control efforts to take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle.

Surgical procedure performed by Indian-origin UK doctor to be broadcast live on TV

Surgery

Surgical procedure performed by Indian-origin UK doctor to be broadcast live on TV

The surgery will be performed by Dr Sunil Dolwani, at the Cardiff and Vale University hospital in the UK, who will give a running commentary on what viewers are seeing.

Depression could mean lack of nutrition too! Six nutritional deficiencies that may cause the mental condition

Mental health

Depression could mean lack of nutrition too! Six nutritional deficiencies that may cause the mental condition

Nutritional deficiency can also play its part in triggering or worsening the mental condition.

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Dengue fever

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus.

Sunbeds can increase melanoma skin cancer risk

skin cancer

Sunbeds can increase melanoma skin cancer risk

A new research claims that sunbeds may put people at increased risk of melanoma - the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Smoking

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre in the US found that young adult smokers exposed to the use of traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes or second generation vape pens experienced an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke.

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

Superbug

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

The woman, who died in Nevada in September, had been hospitalised in India with for a femur fracture and hip problems.

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

exercise

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Older adults who exercised showed good cardiac fitness levels which improved their memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers.

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression accounted for nearly 15 per cent of the cardiovascular deaths. 

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Alzheimer's disease

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Of particular note was that these brain abnormalities were found in a relatively young group, with the average age being 32 years old.

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

exercise

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

According to the researchers, exercises do not have to be intense to have anti-inflammatory effects, but a moderate session would suffice.

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Diseases

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

 New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

Cancer

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

 Gall bladder cancer is known as highly fatal because usually it is diagnosed at very advanced stages when the disease has already spread.

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Weight gain

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight at age four or five tended to gain more weight by age 14 or 15.

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

Longevity

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke.

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Cancer

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

Clapping for health: Five benefits that will surprise you

Clapping

Clapping for health: Five benefits that will surprise you

Clapping has been scientifically proven as an effective exercise in curing many diseases.

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

Medical robots

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated its first "robot pharmacy" at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, as per a media report on Friday.

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria is spread when mosquitoes bite humans and release microscopic parasites, which live in the salivary glands of the mosquitoes, into the person's bloodstream.

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

The results showed that the lower BDNF levels at both the second and third trimesters predicted greater depressive symptoms in the third trimester. 

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

Healthy eating

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

In the study, the rats were fed on a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. They were given blue maize extracts during a period of 4 weeks.

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

Pregnancy

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

 These changes cause contraction in the structure of the uterus which further delays and causes longer labour stages, fuelling birth complications, the researchers said.