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Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet! - Watch

Disability

Inspirational: Born without hands, 45-year-old Haryana tailor sews clothes with his feet! - Watch

He uses his feet for not just his job, but for everyday things as well – eating, bathing, brushing teeth, shaving and even lighting his 'beedi'. 

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

Healthy eating

Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

As it turns out, choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds isn't just a matter of taste, it's about picking the healthier option.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Cholera

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

Sugary drinks

Sugary drinks with protein-rich meals may make you fat

The findings showed that the inclusion of a sugar-sweetened drink decreased fat oxidation, which kick-starts the breakdown of fat molecules, after a meal by eight per cent.

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

Eye

Higher sun exposure may up risk of eye freckles

The findings showed that eye freckles could indicate the presence or risk of sunlight-triggered eye diseases like cataract or macular degeneration.

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

Cancer

Europe backs nuclear medicine for cancer that killed Steve Jobs

A nuclear medicine targeting the type of cancer that killed Steve Jobs won a green light from EU regulators on Friday, boosting prospects for its developer Advanced Accelerator Applications.

This 30-year-old woman was bullied over her 'half face'!

Surgery

This 30-year-old woman was bullied over her 'half face'!

Ivanka Danisova suffers from a congenital birth defect called 'Goldenhar syndrome' that caused underdeveloped cranial bones on the right side of her face.

Faecal bacteria found in ice at UK's KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King outlets

Junk food

Faecal bacteria found in ice at UK's KFC, McDonald’s and Burger King outlets

But how bad the food that we consume in such fast food chains be?

Want to lose those fat around your belly? Having a big breakfast daily might help!

Healthy eating

Want to lose those fat around your belly? Having a big breakfast daily might help!

The findings showed that people who ate more than three meals daily and made dinner their largest meal were at the risk of developing a higher BMI -- associated with increased of risks of various diseases.

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

Longevity

Three pillars for longer life span have been established! - Know what they are

As per the study, people who quit smoking, reduce weight and refrain from heavy alcohol intake are likely to live seven years longer in good health than the general population.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

Antibiotics

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria travel from animals to humans - Know how

The rapid rise of the use of antibiotics in animals has raised serious health concerns for humans. 

Getting a good night's sleep is all about perfect timing – Precise time to hit the sack revealed!

Sleep

Getting a good night's sleep is all about perfect timing – Precise time to hit the sack revealed!

It's believed that if we're roused suddenly, midway through a cycle, by an alarm clock or disturbance, it's more likely to make us irritable in the morning.

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Beauty tips

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Packed with nutrients, this pure liquid that offers a tasty alternative to water has been credited as the ultimate thirst quencher.

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

Mental health

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

A gene variant increases the odds of getting the blues.

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

HIV

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Hepatitis

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment. 

Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Pregnancy

Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi said a young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years became pregnant after receiving medical advices from them via a smartphone app.

Cholera

Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak

The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Dementia

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

Rare neurological disorder

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

The disease is also known as Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome or Kinsbourne disease.

This nine-year-old boy is unable to cry or sweat – Find out why!

rare disorder

This nine-year-old boy is unable to cry or sweat – Find out why!

Ethan Kranig was diagnosed with this rare disorder called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome (EEC) at his birth.

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

Smoking

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic found that 4.7 billion people--63 per cent of world's population--are covered by policies such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures.

Exercise only helps men lose weight – What about women?

exercise

Exercise only helps men lose weight – What about women?

Researchers carried out the experiment on mice, saying that brains are hard-wired differently and trigger separate reactions in men and women.

New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

Liver disease

New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes liver disease that infects an estimated 20 million people worldwide each year and kills more than 56,000.

38-year-old brain dead man's organs save four lives

Mental health

38-year-old brain dead man's organs save four lives

The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. 

Why good oral care is crucial during pregnancy

dental health

Why good oral care is crucial during pregnancy

It's even more important for women to take good care of their teeth and gums while pregnant.

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

Cancer

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

The therapy involves removing a patient's own immune cells, genetically engineering them to enhance their ability to destroy tumours, and putting them back in the body to fight cancer.

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

Tobacco

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

AIDS

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Dengue

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 per cent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.