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Know your olive oil – Which one is best for Indian cooking?

Healthy eating

Know your olive oil – Which one is best for Indian cooking?

With exposure to international cuisines, Olive Oil has made a special entry in the Indian household. 

Persistent dandruff - Could it be a sign of these health conditions? Steps to prevent it

dandruff

Persistent dandruff - Could it be a sign of these health conditions? Steps to prevent it

The exact cause of dandruff is still unclear. However, a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is believed to be a common cause of it.

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Malaria

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi were chosen because they already run large programmes to tackle malaria, including the use of bed nets, yet still have high numbers of cases.

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

skin cancer

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

Researchers from the Western University of Health Sciences in California found that carvedilol drug can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer occurs most frequently in women, although it can also affect men. 

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Blood

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

dental health

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

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People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Heavy alcohol intake causes a perception of warmth, while fewer sunlight hours have been linked to depression, which, in turn, may lead to alcohol abuse.

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

Obesity

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

Cancer

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

One of the potential options for detection of BC is biochemical monitoring of protein markers in different types of bodily fluids such as serum, nipple aspirate fluid and ductal lavage fluid, tear, urine, saliva and breast milk.