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Here are five best foods for healthy, lustrous hair

hair health

Here are five best foods for healthy, lustrous hair

Here are five foods that not only keep your hair healthy and strong, but also help protect you from various illnesses and are ideal for your weight loss plan as well.

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis: Try these simple natural remedies to treat the disease

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Brain

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques to reveal these changes in a group of 12 subjects with early blindness and they compared the scans to a group of 16 normally sighted subjects.

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

World Tuberculosis Day 2017

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: Rise of multidrug-resistant TB threatens India

India is also among the six countries that account for 60 per cent of the total TB cases globally.

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak, says study

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak

Places with weaker non-medical exemption policies reduce possibility of measles outbreak, says study

The researchers also found, that the magnitude of these outbreaks can also be cut in half by strengthening exemption policies for children.

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease linked to fatty acids in brain, says study

Currently it is thought that the main reason for developing memory problems in dementia is the presence of two big molecules in the brain called tau and amyloid proteins, researchers said.

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

Tuberculosis

Ignorance, poor reach major problems in TB treatment: Experts

India accounts for one fourth of the global TB burden with 2.2 million out of 9.6 million total cases.

Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

Bone health

Men, take note! Gyming can help you enhance bone health

One year of targeted exercise can decrease harmful sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone associated with bone growth.

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Osteoporosis

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK examined the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells (bone resportion) in over 370 pre and post-menopausal and white Caucasian women in the UK.

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

fertility

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

The new test utilises the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling.

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Arthritis

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Scared of the so called `total knee replacement`, the patients often fall for alternative treatment modalities with tall claims and no scientific validity, and ultimately land up in a situation where knee replacement, like it or not, remains the only option.

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

insulin resistance

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

Maternal deaths

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

According to the researchers at Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Australia, the inhalable, dry-powder form of the drug oxytocin may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal.

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Gene

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers have identified a gene that may cause cleft lip and palate in humans.

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

Tuberculosis

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

 A new research has found that India bears the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), around 25 percent of global cases.

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

fertility

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientists, have identified a gene mutation that may cause low reproductive success and fertility in women.

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that a novel test based on genetic information can predict Alzheimer's risk.

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

Diabetes

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

 Researchers have found that insulin resistance is linked to a faster decline in cognitive performance.

Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

Rare disease

Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

The newborn has been born with a very rare severe genetic condition harlequin ichthyosis, which mainly affects the skin and gives sufferers deformed features.

Revealed - Why older women are better mothers than their younger counterparts

motherhood

Revealed - Why older women are better mothers than their younger counterparts

According to Danish researchers, older mothers are better at handling the early stages of motherhood.

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

Ebola

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

To date, no treatments or post-exposure prophylaxis are available for Ebola although clinical trials for several vaccines are in various phases, with promising published results in humans.

HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

HIV and AIDS Bill

HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention) and Control) Bill, 2014, moved by Health Minister J P Nadda, was passed in the Upper House by a voice vote after it remained pending for more than three years.

Irregular menstruation, reduced bleeding can be sign of genital Tuberculosis

Genital Tuberculosis

Irregular menstruation, reduced bleeding can be sign of genital Tuberculosis

Are you suffering from irregular menstruation and reduced bleeding? If yes, then it can be a sign of genital Tuberculosis (TB).

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Infections

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Researchers have discovered a new way that will prevent the bacteria from spreading the infections on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Pregnancy

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Do you know that infections during pregnancy may harm your baby? 

A faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality!

Mental health

A faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality!

Now, a faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality.

Now, a smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue, chikungunya in 30 minutes

Zika

Now, a smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue, chikungunya in 30 minutes

The device costs only $100 and could enable care providers to test quickly for all three at the same time, preventing misdiagnoses. 

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

Cancer

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

As per a new research, doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient`s cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures.

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Kidney disease

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Besides performing life sustaining function of removing the waste products and regulating the amount of water and chemicals in the body, kidneys perform the important function of maintaining normal blood pressure, produce a hormone called erythropoietin which helps in formation of red blood cells and activate vitamin D which helps in making our bones strong.

Hair transplant surgery: The perfect solution for your baldness

Hair loss

Hair transplant surgery: The perfect solution for your baldness

Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again.

Digestive problems – Follow these tips for smooth digestion

Digestive health

Digestive problems – Follow these tips for smooth digestion

Bad digestion can give rise to a host of problems, including gas or flatulance, stomach bloating, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue.