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Medical negligence at its peak! Jaipur woman forced to deliver baby on road after hospital refuses admission

Pregnancy

Medical negligence at its peak! Jaipur woman forced to deliver baby on road after hospital refuses admission

As per reports, the doctors on duty allegedly refused to admit her citing that it was not yet time for the baby to be born, and asked her to come back the following morning.

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Smoking

Smoking ups anxiety, affects brain's ability to suppress fear

Scientists have found that tobacco smoke can impair the brain`s ability to repress fear-related memories, leaving smokers less able to deal with fear and anxiety after a traumatic event.

Obese people have something to look forward to – A possible cure

Obesity

Obese people have something to look forward to – A possible cure

Researchers located the two types of cells in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus.

Is it unhealthy to blow out birthday candles? - Find out

bacteria

Is it unhealthy to blow out birthday candles? - Find out

During the experiment, it was observed that there was an enormous growth of bacteria on the cake frosting after one blows on them (with certain people spreading more bacteria than others).

Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Antibiotics

Scientists developing tool to help differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

Researchers identified 11 genetic markers in blood that accurately distinguished between viral and bacterial infections.

Combat obesity and memory decline – drink green tea!

Obesity

Combat obesity and memory decline – drink green tea!

Adding more health benefits to the list, researchers have claimed that green tea may help combat memory impairment, insulin resistance and obesity.

Men struggle for work-family balance too, says study

men

Men struggle for work-family balance too, says study

Researchers spent several years examining the findings from more than 350 studies conducted over three decades that included more than 250,000 participants from across the world.

Vein

New cost effective vein-locating device launched

The device named Veineux was launched on Friday and is expected to make intravenous treatment easier and affordable for patients and hospitals.

Lack of Vitamin E may affect learning skills in babies

Babies

Lack of Vitamin E may affect learning skills in babies

Babies who lacked vitamin E nourishment when in the womb are likely to be at an increased risk of developing impairments in mental skills such as learning and metabolic problems, a research has showed.

Haryana govt bans mixing of liquid nitrogen with drinks, after man gets hole in stomach

Alcohol

Haryana govt bans mixing of liquid nitrogen with drinks, after man gets hole in stomach

 The Haryana government has banned liquid nitrogen in drinks and food items after a Delhi man burnt a hole in his stomach by drinking a cocktail containing the chemical at a Gurgaon pub.

Doctors remove 98 cancerous tumours from 46-year-old man's brain

Tumour

Doctors remove 98 cancerous tumours from 46-year-old man's brain

The father of two was diagnosed with aggressive melanoma in 2011 after feeling a bump on his scalp.

83 percent parents in India put their trust in almonds as the best snack for their kids!

Children's health

83 percent parents in India put their trust in almonds as the best snack for their kids!

The survey, led by market research company Ipsos, found that 94 percent of mothers in both Tier I and II cities, rank "almonds specifically" as the healthiest form of snacking. 

Skin cancer: Broccoli and cauliflower may help cure deadly melanoma

skin cancer

Skin cancer: Broccoli and cauliflower may help cure deadly melanoma

Melanoma, which is caused by exposure to UV rays, is the most common and most deadly form of skin cancer.

 

Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

Infant

Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

The researchers noted if the pregnant mother was exposed to pollution, it could further lead to high risk for vision and hearing problems, learning problems and even death.

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

Sleep

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

The findings showed that people who were sleeping an average of six hours a night had a waist measurement that was 3 cm greater than individuals who were getting nine hours of sleep a night. 

Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

Cognitive health

Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

The findings demonstrated that infants look for consistent patterns of behaviour and make judgements about people's preferences based on simple probabilities calculated from observed events and actions.

Govt releases guidelines to improve newborn health

Newborn health

Govt releases guidelines to improve newborn health

FPC has emerged as an important concept of health care which provides for partnership between health care staff and families in care of sick newborns.

People living illegally in a country face higher risk of mental distress

Mental health

People living illegally in a country face higher risk of mental distress

DREAMers is a term used for immigrants, who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents when they were minors and have lived here ever since.

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. 

Actor Inder Kumar dies due to heart attack: Common symptoms, prevention tips

Heart attack

Actor Inder Kumar dies due to heart attack: Common symptoms, prevention tips

Fatigue is another major reason for a heart attack. Whenever you experience it, do not take it lightly.

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

Antibiotics

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

We found that by the age of one year, half of all infants had been prescribed at least one course of antibiotics and one in eight infants had been prescribed three or more courses of antibiotics, Burgner told Xinhua on Friday.

Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Diabetes

Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Researchers surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake – how much and how often they drank.

New treatment successfully stops tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer

Breast cancer

New treatment successfully stops tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer

The therapy involves taking a new class of drug, called CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitors, and it significantly delayed tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer.

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

A good information and knowledge about hepatitis risks can help people prevent themselves from getting infected or passing the infection on to others. 

Sugar not only affects your weight, but your mental health as well, says study!

Mental health

Sugar not only affects your weight, but your mental health as well, says study!

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, concluded that "lower intake of sugar may be associated with better psychological health."

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Calcium

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Protien

Lucknow's 90% people suffer from protein deficiency

The study by International research firm Kantar IMRB states that Ahmedabad and Chennai with 84 per cent each have the second largest protein deficient people. 

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day 2017: Know its different types and symptoms!

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue, commonly caused by a viral infection.

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

Litchi

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

A new study has revealed that the delicious tropical fruit is not responsible for the untimely deaths of the children, but the banned pesticide Endosulfan is the real cause.

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Surgery

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Sebastian was diagnosed with two severe congenital heart defects in the womb and his heart was not sufficiently pumping blood and oxygen in his body.

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

knee

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

A traditional option for pain relief during knee replacement surgery is a 'femoral nerve block’ a single dose of local anesthetic injected around the femoral nerve in the groin, which is typically administered by an anesthetist.