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Diwali safety tips

Diwali 2016: Tips for dealing with fireworks-related burn injuries!

Here are a few tips that can be useful while handling burn injuries so that your festive spirit remains intact.

brain dead

Mumbai: Hospital worker and brain-dead woman saves 4 lives

The donor woman was admitted to the Jaslok Hospital and was declared brain dead following intracerebral bleeding and brain stem haemorrhage.

Lung cancer

New protein linked to causing lung cancer identified!

The study led by Chang-hwan Lee of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine discovered that the protein called USE1 was more frequently found in lung cancer patients after analysing their DNA.


3-D-printed bone implant dissolves in the body

The implant is installed with a minimum number of metal fixators that are traditionally used in transplantation.

Air pollution

How to overcome air pollution during Diwali if you have asthma – 8 simple steps!

Here are a few things you can do to survive Diwali pollution, especially if you suffer from asthma.

Bird flu

Bird flu: Centre forms committee to monitor situation

On Tuesday, Delhi Animal Husbandry Minister Gopal Rai urged the central government to direct the authorities concerned at the Bhopal lab to expedite the process of sending reports.


Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

Their study in the New England Journal of Medicine aimed to uncover a silent killer in young adults known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder that often leads to early heart disease.

Wearable robot

This 'wearable robot' may help paralysed patients stand on their feet again

Scientists have come up with a wearable lower-limb robot exoskeleton that they claim might help paralysed patients regain ability to walk.

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Heartbreaking ordeal of a mother who lost her baby to meningitis after overcoming 16 miscarriages

32-year-old Lizzie Allen was full of joy and enthusiasm when she gave birth to a baby girl after 16 miscarriages, but only to lose her to meningitis


Including couple of eggs in salads could uplift vitamin E absorption - Read

The research further says that the amount of Vitamin E which the body absorbs from vegetables can really play a pivotal role in boosting the vitamin's absorption.


Here's why terminally ill cancer patients should avoid surgery!

The study highlights the dilemma that physicians and surgeons face when their terminally ill cancer patients are diagnosed with a condition that may benefit from surgery.

Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity: Simple tips how parents can prevent this condition in kids!

Childhood obesity has become very common nowadays and there are many reasons for it.

Heart disease

'Healthy oils, low-heat cooking can reduce heart problems of South Asians'

Preventing coronary heart disease (CHD) is not just about what you eat but is also linked to the cooking style you adopt, according to a team of international researchers who say urbanised South Asian's susceptibility to the disease is partly due to high-heat cooking methods such as roasting or frying.

Bacterial infections

How cranberries help fight harmful bacterial infections!

A new research has found that cranberry extract has the potential to interrupt communication between harmful bacteria, thus stopping spread of infections and paving way to developing alternative approaches in controlling infections.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: Erratic lifestyle, less nursing of babies major risk factors behind disease

Stressful and erratic lifestyle, mothers not nursing babies adequately, smoking and pollution have put women at higher risk of developing breast cancer.

Heart disease

Heart disease: What increases your risk, tips to reduce it!

Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the wall of the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

Wearable robot

Lower-limb wearing robot to help paralytic patients move

Researchers from Beihang University in China and Aalborg University in Denmark developed the wearable robot to greatly improve patients' comfort and willingness to wear it for gait rehabilitation.

Bird flu

Bird flu: Centre issues health alert to states

Birds in Delhi, Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh) and Kerala have tested positive avian influenza AH5N8, which according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is considered less risky of being transmitted to humans. But the government is taking no chances.

Mild cognitive impairment

Muscle strength may help to improve brain function

The findings show a positive causal link between muscle adaptations to progressive resistance training and the functioning of the brain among those over the age of 55 with MCI.


Early intervention by parents can improve child’s autism: Study

The study published in Lancet, a medical journal, reveals that a year-long training program can help parents communicate with their very young autistic children and reduce symptoms of the disorder up to six years later.

Baby born twice

Medical miracle: Baby girl 'born' twice in America!

Margaret's baby weighed only 583 grams when it was pulled out of the womb for 20 minutes for the surgical process.


Old blood as good as new for patient survival: Study

Using the freshest blood for transfusion may not necessarily improve patients survival rates, Canadian researchers have found.


Highly caffeinated beverages mixed with alcohol affects brain

Drinking highly caffeinated beverages mixed with alcohol will trigger changes in the adolescent brain which are similar to taking cocaine, study suggests.

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Armaan Malik stresses on importance of physical activity, feels technology promotes laziness

Popular Bollywod singer Armaan Malik, who has sung hits songs like 'Naina' and 'Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon' talks about the importance of physical activity.


Pregnancy in young women may increase risk of stroke, says study

A new study has revealed that young pregnant women are more at risk of strokes as compared to their older counterparts of childbearing age.


Know what causes migraine headaches

 A migraine is a severe headache and also the most common and painful things that a person can experience.


Eat these five foods after vomiting to soothe your stomach!

Nausea and vomiting are common problems that we face normally and can be caused by a wide range of factors.

RespiratoryCare Week 2016

Five lesser-known herbs that heal respiratory infections and boost lung health

Luckily Mother Nature has some magical ways that can undo the damage done to our lungs and restore them to a healthier state.


Aerobic exercise may ward off memory decline in elderly

In vascular cognitive impairment, problems with memory and thinking skills result from damage to large and small blood vessels in the brain.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Five signs that may be indicative of the illness!

It can have a profound impact on someone’s life, and in some cases, it is even considered debilitating.