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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.

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.

'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.

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression

For your heart, depression may be as risky as obesity and cholesterol

Depression accounted for nearly 15 per cent of the cardiovascular deaths. 

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Alzheimer's disease

Concussions may accelerate Alzheimer's disease: Study

Of particular note was that these brain abnormalities were found in a relatively young group, with the average age being 32 years old.

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

exercise

20 minutes a day is all you need to remain healthy for life!

According to the researchers, exercises do not have to be intense to have anti-inflammatory effects, but a moderate session would suffice.

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Diseases

New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

 New 5D tech may help diagnose diseases from cell phone images

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

Cancer

Life span of gall bladder cancer patients can improve: Doctors

 Gall bladder cancer is known as highly fatal because usually it is diagnosed at very advanced stages when the disease has already spread.

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Weight gain

Children whose parents think they are overweight may gain weight as they grow older!

Children whose parents considered them to be overweight at age four or five tended to gain more weight by age 14 or 15.

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

Longevity

Want to live longer? Eating red chilli may extend lifespan

The study found that daily consumption of hot red chilli peppers can lead to a 13 per cent reduction in total mortality, primarily in heart disease or stroke.

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Cancer

Uncovered: Spicy Indian pepper has powerful anti-cancer properties

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have uncovered a chemical process behind anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant called the long pepper, whose suspected medicinal properties date back thousands of years.

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

Medical robots

UAE's first robot pharmacy – This is how robotics will change healthcare in near future!

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has inaugurated its first "robot pharmacy" at Rashid Hospital in Dubai, as per a media report on Friday.

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria

Number of mosquito-borne parasites, not bites determine malaria infection, says study

Malaria is spread when mosquitoes bite humans and release microscopic parasites, which live in the salivary glands of the mosquitoes, into the person's bloodstream.

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

Pregnancy

Brain protein behind depression in pregnancy

The results showed that the lower BDNF levels at both the second and third trimesters predicted greater depressive symptoms in the third trimester. 

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

Healthy eating

Eating blue maize may reduce BP, cholesterol, fat

In the study, the rats were fed on a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet for 12 weeks. They were given blue maize extracts during a period of 4 weeks.

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

Pregnancy

Over 35 and pregnant? This is why you may be at risk of complications

 These changes cause contraction in the structure of the uterus which further delays and causes longer labour stages, fuelling birth complications, the researchers said.  

Don't underestimate your smartwatch – It can warn you before you fall ill!

Illness

Don't underestimate your smartwatch – It can warn you before you fall ill!

The study collected a myriad of measurements from participants for up to two years to detect deviations from their normal baseline for measurements such as heart rate and skin temperature.  

Love to eat burgers, chips for lunch? You may fall victim to 'food coma'!

Healthy eating

Love to eat burgers, chips for lunch? You may fall victim to 'food coma'!

The study found that sugar actually does not actually contribute to a food coma.

Why older mothers face birth complications

Pregnancy

Why older mothers face birth complications

The average age for women to have their first child is increasing, with more women giving birth to their first child over 35 years of age.

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

Pregnancy

Pregnant? Your BP may tell gender of your baby

The research led by Dr Ravi Retnakaran, endocrinologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Canada, found that higher blood pressure was an indication that a boy was more likely to be conceived, however, women with lower blood pressure tended to give birth to a girl.

Breast lumps: What are they? Is it cancer?

Breast cancer

Breast lumps: What are they? Is it cancer?

Breast lumps can be caused by infections, injuries, cancer, breast cysts, etc.

Vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells? Know the health benefits of ascorbic acid

Cancer

Vitamin C: Can it kill cancer cells? Know the health benefits of ascorbic acid

Vitamin C is an antioxidant compound found in a variety of fruit and vegetables such as - oranges grapefruits, lemons, cabbages, green and red peppers, broccoli, strawberries, raspberries, etc.

Eco-friendly sanitary pads from banana fibre to be delivered in Jharkhand

Sanitary pads

Eco-friendly sanitary pads from banana fibre to be delivered in Jharkhand

With a production plant that is women-operated, the enterprise produces pads that are sustainable, highly-absorbent and non-toxic.

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Brain cancer

Salmonella: Scientists find a way to treat brain tumour by using food poisoning bacteria

Tests in rat models with extreme cases of the disease showed a remarkable 20 percent survival rate over 100 days - roughly equivalent to 10 human years - with the tumours going into complete remission.