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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.

health news

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.

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Heart disease

Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual's risk of developing the condition.

Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

abortion

Abortion: Does it affect your fertility and future pregnancies? Possible health risks

Abortions are considered generally safe if they're carried out as early as possible in pregnancy.

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

Malaria

Cattle shed sanitization on priority for malaria prevention in India

The study emphasised an urgent need for mosquito-control efforts to take into account the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle.

Surgical procedure performed by Indian-origin UK doctor to be broadcast live on TV

Surgery

Surgical procedure performed by Indian-origin UK doctor to be broadcast live on TV

The surgery will be performed by Dr Sunil Dolwani, at the Cardiff and Vale University hospital in the UK, who will give a running commentary on what viewers are seeing.

Depression could mean lack of nutrition too! Six nutritional deficiencies that may cause the mental condition

Mental health

Depression could mean lack of nutrition too! Six nutritional deficiencies that may cause the mental condition

Nutritional deficiency can also play its part in triggering or worsening the mental condition.

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Dengue fever

Scientists a step closer to achieveing total resistance to dengue virus?

Researchers report that mosquitoes carrying dengue virus (DENV) can be genetically engineered, giving an increased resistance to infection by the virus.

Sunbeds can increase melanoma skin cancer risk

skin cancer

Sunbeds can increase melanoma skin cancer risk

A new research claims that sunbeds may put people at increased risk of melanoma - the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Smoking

Vape pens may up desire to smoke in young adults: Study

Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre in the US found that young adult smokers exposed to the use of traditional cigarettes, first-generation e-cigarettes or second generation vape pens experienced an immediate, significant and lasting increase in the desire to smoke.

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Inflammation

Inflammation in the body: Is it good or bad?

Without inflammation, wounds and infections wound become septic and eventually the body would perish.

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

Superbug

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

The woman, who died in Nevada in September, had been hospitalised in India with for a femur fracture and hip problems.

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

exercise

Exercise may boost brain activity, memory in elderly

Older adults who exercised showed good cardiac fitness levels which improved their memory performance and increased brain activity patterns compared to their low fit peers.