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Want to get rid of nail biting habit? Try these ways!

Do you have the habit of biting your nails? 

Attention parents! Childhood head injury may up mental illness, mortality risk

The findings showed that people who had experienced a single mild, moderate or severe brain injury during childhood were at twice the risk of being admitted to hospital as a mental health inpatient.

Being obese can cause 13 types of cancer, say scientists

The findings showed that for most of the cancers on the newly expanded list, the higher the body-mass index, or BMI, the greater was the risk of developing cancers.

Avoid getting sick this monsoon with these top health tips!

 Here are some useful tips to ensure you a sickness-free this rainy season.

Newborn with Zika virus found infected 2 months after birth

 The new finding suggests that newborns may continue to be at risk from the virus at a time when their brains are still rapidly growing and developing.

Sleep deprivation may lead to memory loss

It has been proposed earlier that changes in the connectivity between synapses - structures that allow neurons to pass signals to each other - can affect memory.

Is butter healthy? Five reasons to eat Krishna's favourite!

Over the years, the white substance, which is made from churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, has been unfairly blamed for cardiovascular disease, mostly due to the high saturated fat content. 

Planning parenthood through surrogacy? Things you need to know

 It is imperative that you should know what surrogacy actually is, how does it work and what are the risks associated with it.

Health Ministry to start awareness campaign on dengue, chikungunya

The Health Minister held a meeting on the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya on Wednesday in the national capital and other parts of the country.

Being overweight linked to eight more kinds of cancer

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine adds eight more kinds of cancer to the list of those already known to be more likely among overweight people.

Standing desks in schools may help reduce weight in kids: Study

A new research has found that standing desks in schools may help reduce weight in kids. 

E-cigarettes can help eliminate smoking in 30 years: Research

 Smoking, which can cause several ailments including cancer, can soon become a thing of the past if quality and diversity of vaping products continue to increase, and costs continue to fall, economists have estimated.

Active parent involvement reduces obesity risk in children: Study

Are you worried about the unhealthy lifestyle of your children? If yes, then start engaging with them in their activities.

This new insulin pill could end painful treatment for diabetes patients

A team of US scientists have developed a new insulin pill that could make diabetes treatment 'painless'.

Top five amazing benefits of spinach!

Spinach is a dark green leafy vegetable and considered as a superfood due to its antioxidants and anti-cancer composition.

Deepika Padukone to join hands with Indian Psychiatric Society to promote mental health

Deepika will now represent the Indian Psychiatric Society as its brand ambassador to spread awareness about mental health and help cull the stigma attached to its ailments.

Parents, beware: Your lack of involvement might be making your child obese!

Since obesity in childhood lays a foundation for numerous health problems later in life, the likes of cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, cancer in adulthood, and ultimately an increased risk of premature mortality, it is important to guide them in the right direction from the very beginning - the support only a parent can provide.

Prevent abdominal aortic rupture – Drink green tea!

Green tea contains polyphenols, which counteracts the abdominal aortic aneurysm – a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated.  

Persistent cough? Five possible causes and why you should see your doctor!

Persistent coughing, along with wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, is a characteristic symptom of asthma.

Reasons why you're having chest pain!

 Depending on its cause, chest pain may vary ranging from a sharp stab to a tight, squeezing or crushing sensation.

Dengue may be fatal for heart patients: Experts

Transmitted by mosquito bite, dengue has become a seasonal epidemic in India. It affects infants, young children and adults with symptoms appearing 3-14 days after the infective bite.

US investigating non-travel Zika case in new area in Florida

Florida is home to popular tourist destinations like Walt Disney World. It`s also the only US state that has reported local Zika transmission by mosquitoes so far.

Long-term damage seen from brain injuries: large study

The study in the journal PLOS Medicine included some 100,000 children and adolescents in Sweden who were born between 1973 and 1985 and had sustained at least one traumatic brain injury, or TBI, before the age of 25.

Use alternatives to food to comfort infants: Study

Parents could reward infants with activity or cuddling rather than food, encouraging healthy behaviour and lifestyle in the future, says a study.

Antibiotics increases Type 1 diabetes risk in children

A new research has found that the commonly-prescribed drug can significantly increase the risk for Type 1 diabetes in children. So, parents should be extra careful while giving antibiotics to them.

Umbilical cells linked to increase risk of obesity: Study

A new study has found that children who are born to obese mothers are likely to be at an increased risk of obesity as a result of their umbilical cells showing impaired expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism.

'Chikungunya cases highest this year since 2006'

 The increase this year in cases of the dreaded vector-borne chikungunya disease across the country, including Delhi, is the highest since 2006 -- when around 1,800 were tested positive, officials said.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

You may be ignoring these signs of a stroke! - Watch video

Yes, even the most minor ache or pain anywhere on the body could be related to something serious, which we wave off thinking it to be just that – a momentary pang.

Severe obesity solely responsible for risk of heart failure: Research

The findings suggest that even if a patient has normal blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, they may still be at higher risk of developing heart failure if they are severely obese.