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This is why you should never mix energy drinks with alcohol

Alcohol

This is why you should never mix energy drinks with alcohol

A new study has found that alcohol mixing with energy drinks could increase the risk of falls and injury as compared to drinking alcohol only.

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Osteoporosis

Do you know who possesses the highest risk of osteoporosis? Researchers have an answer

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK examined the breakdown of bone tissue by osteoclast cells (bone resportion) in over 370 pre and post-menopausal and white Caucasian women in the UK.

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

fertility

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

The new test utilises the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling.

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Arthritis

Knee arthritis: Why knee replacement is necessary, treatment options

Scared of the so called `total knee replacement`, the patients often fall for alternative treatment modalities with tall claims and no scientific validity, and ultimately land up in a situation where knee replacement, like it or not, remains the only option.

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

insulin resistance

Insulin resistance linked to rapid decline in cognitive performance

The study, by Tel Aviv University, finds that both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function and memory.

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

Maternal deaths

Maternal deaths: New inhaled form of medication a miracle for expecting moms?

According to the researchers at Monash University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) in Australia, the inhalable, dry-powder form of the drug oxytocin may help prevent mothers from dying in childbirth due to more bleeding than normal.

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Gene

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers have identified a gene that may cause cleft lip and palate in humans.

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

Tuberculosis

India bears about 25 percent of global TB cases: Study

 A new research has found that India bears the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB), around 25 percent of global cases.

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

fertility

Gene mutation linked to unexplained female infertility

Researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientists, have identified a gene mutation that may cause low reproductive success and fertility in women.

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's

This new test can predict onset of Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by an Indian-origin scientist has revealed that a novel test based on genetic information can predict Alzheimer's risk.

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

Diabetes

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

 Researchers have found that insulin resistance is linked to a faster decline in cognitive performance.

Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

Rare disease

Baby born with rare condition labelled 'alien' by shocked mom who refused to nurse him

The newborn has been born with a very rare severe genetic condition harlequin ichthyosis, which mainly affects the skin and gives sufferers deformed features.

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

Ebola

A cure for Ebola? Hepatitis drug shows promising results in treating disease

To date, no treatments or post-exposure prophylaxis are available for Ebola although clinical trials for several vaccines are in various phases, with promising published results in humans.

HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

HIV and AIDS Bill

HIV and AIDS Bill that ensures equal rights to people passed in Rajya Sabha: All you need to know

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention) and Control) Bill, 2014, moved by Health Minister J P Nadda, was passed in the Upper House by a voice vote after it remained pending for more than three years.

Irregular menstruation, reduced bleeding can be sign of genital Tuberculosis

Genital Tuberculosis

Irregular menstruation, reduced bleeding can be sign of genital Tuberculosis

Are you suffering from irregular menstruation and reduced bleeding? If yes, then it can be a sign of genital Tuberculosis (TB).

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Infections

This new way will prevent spread of infections on medical devices

Researchers have discovered a new way that will prevent the bacteria from spreading the infections on medical devices such as hip replacements or heart valves implanted in the human body.

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Pregnancy

Know how infections during pregnancy may affect your baby!

Do you know that infections during pregnancy may harm your baby? 

A faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality!

Mental health

A faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality!

Now, a faster way to treat depression has come closer to reality.

Now, a smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue, chikungunya in 30 minutes

Zika

Now, a smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue, chikungunya in 30 minutes

The device costs only $100 and could enable care providers to test quickly for all three at the same time, preventing misdiagnoses. 

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

Cancer

Simple blood test may help detect cancer early

As per a new research, doctors may soon be able to detect and monitor a patient`s cancer with a simple blood test, reducing or eliminating the need for more invasive procedures.

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Kidney disease

Prevent yourself from chronic kidney disease

Besides performing life sustaining function of removing the waste products and regulating the amount of water and chemicals in the body, kidneys perform the important function of maintaining normal blood pressure, produce a hormone called erythropoietin which helps in formation of red blood cells and activate vitamin D which helps in making our bones strong.

Hair transplant surgery: The perfect solution for your baldness

Hair loss

Hair transplant surgery: The perfect solution for your baldness

Hair transplant surgery is changing lives and helping people look younger once again.

Digestive problems – Follow these tips for smooth digestion

Digestive health

Digestive problems – Follow these tips for smooth digestion

Bad digestion can give rise to a host of problems, including gas or flatulance, stomach bloating, constipation, heartburn, and fatigue.

India among world's least happy nations, ranks 122nd in happiness index

Happiness

India among world's least happy nations, ranks 122nd in happiness index

According to the World Happiness Report 2017, India came down by three slots as compared to last year when it was placed at 118th spot.

Hot chocolate as salty as seawater, say experts

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate as salty as seawater, say experts

Researchers, including those from Queen Mary University of London in the UK, analysed about 28 food items including hot chocolate, chips, burgers and French dressing.

Brain imbalance linked to impulsive Facebook use: Study

Brain

Brain imbalance linked to impulsive Facebook use: Study

The greater the imbalance between the two systems, the more likely individuals were to engage in problematic social media use behaviours, researchers said.

Scientists create functional 'beating' human heart muscle

Heart

Scientists create functional 'beating' human heart muscle

Researchers at The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia developed models of human heart tissue in the laboratory so they can study cardiac biology and diseases 'in a dish'.

Govt launches dental and oral health portal on occasion of Oral Health day

Govt launches a dental and oral health portal on occasion of Oral Health day

Govt launches dental and oral health portal on occasion of Oral Health day

On the World Oral Health day, the Health Ministry, which also launched Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material for raising awareness on the issue, said it was integrating oral health programme with other such schemes to minimise conditions arising from poor health.

Hypertension not always genuine, can be a case of misdiagnosis too: Experts

Hypertension

Hypertension not always genuine, can be a case of misdiagnosis too: Experts

The researchers believe that clinicians should adopt these devices to detect individuals likely to suffer from high blood pressure, researchers said.

World Oral Health Day – Essential hygiene rituals that should be followed rigorously

Oral health

World Oral Health Day – Essential hygiene rituals that should be followed rigorously

Several risk factors that can cause oral disease include tobacco use, excess intake of sugar, consuming fizzy drinks too often.

World Happiness Day: Boost your mood, health naturally with these superfoods!

Happiness

World Happiness Day: Boost your mood, health naturally with these superfoods!

A nutrient-rich food not only keeps you in tip-top health, but also boosts your happiness and fights symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.