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Sunscreen vs beach umbrella – Find out which is better at protecting your skin from the sun!

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Sunscreen vs beach umbrella – Find out which is better at protecting your skin from the sun!

The participants were randomly assigned to use SPF 100 sunscreen or to use a standard-size beach umbrella.

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) scans provide information about the cancer's size, how densely packed its cells are and how well connected to the bloodstream it is, so could help differentiate between aggressive and harmless cancers.

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

fertility

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

The Yo Sperm test works through an app and a microscope attachment that covers the phone's camera and flash, enabling men to keep a check their reproductive health without having to go to the clinic.

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

Heart disease

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

People with a history of coronary heart disease, diabetes and hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attacks during the cold months.

Tata Memorial starts trials to reduce chemotherapy hair loss

Hair loss

Tata Memorial starts trials to reduce chemotherapy hair loss

The technique is expected to restrict chemotherapy medication from affecting the scalp and thereby reducing hair fall.

Gestational diabetes likely to elevate depression risk following childbirth

Depression

Gestational diabetes likely to elevate depression risk following childbirth

The study also found that among women with a history of depression, pre-gestational diabetes and mild preterm delivery increased the risk of postpartum depression.

Cipla initiates campaign for a pollution free Delhi; starts #saveyourlungsdilli

Air pollution

Cipla initiates campaign for a pollution free Delhi; starts #saveyourlungsdilli

According to a TGI Survey, 34 percent (approx five million) of Delhi people are suffering respiratory problems including Asthma, Bronchitis, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

It's exercise which can help you come out of side-effects of breast cancer drugs - Read how

Cancer

It's exercise which can help you come out of side-effects of breast cancer drugs - Read how

The study says that a combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity can be helpful.

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

Ebola

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

The new research provides data on the underlying causes of Ebola virus infection.

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

Newborn

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

The risk is high enough to merit caution in their use, especially since, in most cases, they are only marginally effective, the study says.

Working 9 to 9? Here are 7 survival tips to stay healthy, succeed in career

Healthy Lifestyle

Working 9 to 9? Here are 7 survival tips to stay healthy, succeed in career

Dr Gowri Kulkarni shares a few tips that can help you stay healthy as well as achieve a successful career.

Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Healthy eating

Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Curcumin is an unstable, reactive, non-bioavailable compound and, therefore, a highly improbable lead for drug development, say researchers.

 

Stress – This is how your key body systems react

Stress

Stress – This is how your key body systems react

When stress becomes overwhelming, it can cause numerous emotional and physical disorders.

Work-related stress can cause cancer

Cancer

Work-related stress can cause cancer

 Prolonged exposure of men to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

IVF technique

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

The successful birth which has taken place in Ukraine, gives hope to millions of infertile and childless couples around the globe.

Decrease' in anaemia due to Raj govt programmes: PS Food and Civil Supplies

Anaemia

Decrease' in anaemia due to Raj govt programmes: PS Food and Civil Supplies

Anaemia among women in 15-49 years of age group has reduced by 12 per cent and in men, it decreased by 29 per cent

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential -  Know why?

Antibiotics

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential - Know why?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization.

Scientists design high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection

Cancer

Scientists design high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati relied on `magic bullets` of science, a class of molecules called aptamers, that can bind to virtually any molecule, clasping it in a firm lock-and-key fit.

Combating obesity: This drug produces 'brown fat' that burns calories

Obesity

Combating obesity: This drug produces 'brown fat' that burns calories

Researchers found that mice treated mice with a drug called bexarotene (Bex) had more "brown fat, faster metabolisms and less body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet".

 

Diabetic? Here's how the 'silent killer' cuts your life short by 9 years!

Diabetes

Diabetic? Here's how the 'silent killer' cuts your life short by 9 years!

A new study has shed light on a fearful truth about the deadly disease that claims 1.5 million lives each year.

Important Health Days of 2017 - Watch out for our coverage of these major events

Health events

Important Health Days of 2017 - Watch out for our coverage of these major events

Let us take a quick glance at some of the major health events of 2017, starting from January till December.

Sleep

Research shows teens losing sleep over social media

Researchers at Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) in the UK also found that girls are much more likely to access their social media accounts during the night than boys.

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Toolkit launched to assess quality of health stories in media

The toolkit known as 'Media Doctor' is modeled after a similar pioneering checklist developed in Australia that ran from 2003 to 2013.

Rare surgery enables bed-ridden lungs-spine cancer patient walk again

Cancer

Rare surgery enables bed-ridden lungs-spine cancer patient walk again

When Jiwan Chandra, from Pithorgarh, Uttarakhand, was brought to the team of doctors, he had a spinal fracture and was practically bed-ridden due to severe pain.

Coffee may help you live longer – Study

Coffee

Coffee may help you live longer – Study

Drinking coffee and tea may help people to live longer by reducing chemicals in the blood that can trigger heart disease.

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.