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'Good' fat diet reduces gut bacteria, symptoms of Crohn's disease

Inflammatory bowel disorder

'Good' fat diet reduces gut bacteria, symptoms of Crohn's disease

In the new study, a diet of plant-derived "good" fats, including coconut oil or cocoa butter, drastically reduced bacterial diversity in mice with Crohn's-like disease.

WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

Brain

WARNING: Keep your smartphones where you can't see them! - This is why

As per the study, this can reduce your ability to focus and perform tasks because part of the brain is actively working to not pick up or use the phone.

Eating junk food to deal with work-related stress? Sleep is a better, healthier, more effective alternative!

Stress

Eating junk food to deal with work-related stress? Sleep is a better, healthier, more effective alternative!

The reason for these eating habits, researchers believe, is that food is percieved as a diversion to get rid of negative feelings and approach desired feelings.

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

hospitals

Government allows Delhi hospitals to raise bed capacity by 10-20 percent

The Minister said the Health Department will run media campaigns to spread public awareness on dengue and chikungunya and by putting up hoardings.

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

Blood pressure

Intensive BP lowering reduces chronic kidney disease patients'' risks of premature dying

The appropriate target for blood pressure in patients with CKD and hypertension has been unclear.

SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

Pregnancy

SC sets up doctors panel on plea to abort six month pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Friday set up a panel of seven doctors to examine and ascertain the medical condition of a Kolkata-based expectant mother seeking the termination of her 24-week-old pregnancy.

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

Cholera

Cholera cases in Yemen may reach 300,000, warns Unicef

In a teleconference from Sanaa, the representative of the United Nations Children`s Fund (Unicef) in the Arab country, Meritxell Relano, explained that forecasts are based on the fact that the growth curve of affected people continues to rise.  

Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

Kidney health

Free dialysis for all in Punjab government hospitals

 Dialysis will be free of charge for all people at government hospitals and medical colleges in Punjab, cabinet minister Brahm Mohindra said here today.

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

walking

Walking can make you fit, brisk walk may keep you disease-free: Study

Researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US studied about 93 members of a parental history Alzheimer's risk study group.

Scientists give clue on how to block bad memories

Brain

Scientists give clue on how to block bad memories

Brains create long-term memories by increasing the strength of connections between neurons and maintaining those connections over time.

Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

abuse

Panic buttons and apps come to rescue of elderly Indians suffering abuse

India has a tradition of honouring older people, and of multi-generational families living together. But with urbanisation, nuclear families and rising longevity, more elderly people are living by themselves or in care homes.

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

Pregnancy

Pregnant? Think twice before popping paracetamol

In an animal model, the use of the popular pain reliever paracetamol was found to damage the development of male behaviour.

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

Heatwave

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

People tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social' when it is uncomfortably hot, says a new research.

Are fat burning supplements safe? This mother dies after using diet pills, anti-cellulite cream

Weight loss

Are fat burning supplements safe? This mother dies after using diet pills, anti-cellulite cream

A 50-year-old mother, who bought fat burning supplements and ant-cellulite cream from Facebook seller Kay Mavrides for £30, has reportedly died after using the products.

Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

abortion

Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

A vacation bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul directed the medical board to submit the report by June 29 after ascertaining the health of the mother and the foetus.

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

Cancer

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

The tumour that appeared on the woman’s left breast in November 2014 was first diagnosed as chronic mastitis - breast cancer - in her home country Nigeria. 

Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH

Cancer

Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH

Rane said that cancer is quite prevalent and has even overtaken the cases of cardiology in Goa.

Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

medical negligence

Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

The hospital administration has refuted the claims that the deaths were caused by lack of oxygen or "any other negligence".

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

Heart attack

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.

Doctors in Faridabad successfully remove 'egg-shaped' cyst from 41-year-old woman's brain

Surgery

Doctors in Faridabad successfully remove 'egg-shaped' cyst from 41-year-old woman's brain

Doctors have successfully removed an egg-shaped cyst weighing 200gm from inside the brain of a 41-year-old woman at a city hospital.

 Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

Pain

Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

A study has found that holding your partner's hand synchronises your heart and respiratory rates and dissipates her pain.

Cycling to work can beat stress and improve work performance!

Stress

Cycling to work can beat stress and improve work performance!

A new study suggests that cycling to office daily not only make you healthier, but also helps to reduce stress and improve your work performance.

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

HIV

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Under the 'Test and Treat Strategy', the HIV affected people would be given free Anti Retrovira Therapy (ART) irrespective of the CD4 count.

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

Parkinson's

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

The findings raise the possibility that the death of neurons in Parkinson's could be prevented by therapies that dampen the immune response.

Infections during early childhood may up celiac disease risk, says study

Celiac disease

Infections during early childhood may up celiac disease risk, says study

The study found that the risk of developing celiac disease was particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life.

Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

Children health

Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

The researchers found that fathers' participation in physical child care activities like bathing and dressing children or taking them outside for walks and playtime was associated with reduced likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers said that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later in life.

Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum

Yoga

Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum

Bruce Lipton, a developmental biologist, said the emerging field of epigenetics shows that "we are not determined by (our) genes" and can be "powerful mastersa of one`s own life. Yoga, he said, can help people overcome their genetic inheritance and change their health outcomes.

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

Japanese Encephalitis

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

The 60-year-old Victoria state resident contracted Japanese encephalitis (JE) while on a 10-day holiday in Phuket in May, reports Xinhua news agency.

Have a 9-5 job?  You could be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D

Have a 9-5 job? You could be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency

Shift workers, healthcare workers and indoor workers in particular are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada suggest.

Canadian woman's refusal to get her son treated by 'Pakistani doctors with brown teeth' at Mississauga clinic is extremely shocking

Treatment

Canadian woman's refusal to get her son treated by 'Pakistani doctors with brown teeth' at Mississauga clinic is extremely shocking

Hitesh Bhardwaj, who was stunned after witnessing the shocking incident, recorded the whole scene while sitting in the waiting room waiting for his own appointment at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic.