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Know your olive oil – Which one is best for Indian cooking?

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Know your olive oil – Which one is best for Indian cooking?

With exposure to international cuisines, Olive Oil has made a special entry in the Indian household. 

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

skin cancer

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

Researchers from the Western University of Health Sciences in California found that carvedilol drug can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer occurs most frequently in women, although it can also affect men. 

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Blood

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

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Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Liver

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Heavy alcohol intake causes a perception of warmth, while fewer sunlight hours have been linked to depression, which, in turn, may lead to alcohol abuse.

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

Obesity

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

Cancer

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

One of the potential options for detection of BC is biochemical monitoring of protein markers in different types of bodily fluids such as serum, nipple aspirate fluid and ductal lavage fluid, tear, urine, saliva and breast milk.

Chocoholics, take note! Dark chocolate may protect your brain from ageing

Brain

Chocoholics, take note! Dark chocolate may protect your brain from ageing

The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said.

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

Liver disease

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

 These findings presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam also showed that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

Medical check-up

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

The device is built on a regular sports glove that a doctor can wear while holding and moving a patient's limb back and forth.

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Healthy eating

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Researchers from Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain analysed the genetics of about 818 men and women of European ancestry and gathered information about their diet using a questionnaire.

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

Immune system

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

By using a technique called single-cell genomics, the researchers were able to analyse gene expression patterns in individual human blood cells.

Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

The findings show that the classes were effective in teaching the techniques, though women made greater gains than men on four of five areas of mindfulness.

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance enters our bloodstream through the urine, says study

The researchers say their finding could help doctors diagnose drug-resistant sepsis and inform treatment choices.

Thin women most likely to become victims to depression: Study

Mental health

Thin women most likely to become victims to depression: Study

The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, pointed out that depressed people may be more likely to lose weight, or it could be that being thin makes people depressed.

Sunflower seeds contaminated with potent liver carcinogen, warns study

Cancer

Sunflower seeds contaminated with potent liver carcinogen, warns study

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) in the US documented frequent occurrence of aflatoxin - a toxin produced by Aspergillus molds that commonly infect corn, peanuts, pistachios and almonds - in sunflower seeds and their products.

Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

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Oncologists urge PM Narendra Modi to include bidi in demerit goods

The demand from leading oncologists and 108 cancer hospitals under the aegis of the state-funded National Cancer Grid (NCG), comes ahead of the GST Council meeting on Monday in the national capital that is likely to fix GST rates, including those on demerit goods.

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Surgery

Doctors at Coimbatore hospital perform robotic whipples surgery on 14-year-old girl

Hospital Chairman and Chief Surgeon Dr C Palanivelu told reporters here today that the girl was referred to the hospital after being evaluated outside, with pancreatic tumour called solid pseudo papillary tumor of pancreas, which is common in young women in their early 20's.

Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

Hypertension

Hypertension can increase your tension – Here comes another cause for it

In a study published in the journal JCI Insight, the researchers named the new cause as Connshing syndrome which is linked to the overproduction of the stress hormone cortisol.

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Kidney

Experts urge everyone to make kidney health a priority

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of the kidneys` abilities to perform these essential functions, and can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking and other risk factors. 

Brain stimulation in early age may help you stay mentally fit in older years

Mental health

Brain stimulation in early age may help you stay mentally fit in older years

People with higher levels of reserve are more likely to stay mentally fit for longer.

Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

Cancer

Oral cancer: Early detection can help boost chances of survival

 The problem in India is that people ignore the early signs of cancer and they only consult a doctor when the cancer has reached the third or the fourth stage.

MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

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MCI directs hospitals, doctors across India to prescribe generic medicines to patients

This move comes few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged at bringing a legal framework under which generic medicines should be given by the doctors and the healthcare system in India should have an extensive reach so that drugs are made available to all the people.

Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!

Coma

Miraculous: Woman gives birth in coma; meets son after 4 months!

On regaining consciousness, when Bannan saw her son, she thought he was her nephew. Then her family explained the reality to her.

60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!

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60 medicines declared 'substandard' by drug regulator – Check out the entire list!

This year’s list includes painkillers, medicines for anti-allergy, fever, cold, loose motion, constipation, as well as calcium and iron supplements, among others.

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

Autism

WHO Southeast Asia members pledge inclusive approach for autism

The Declaration welcomed WHO Southeast Asia Region`s strategy on autism and called for countries in the Region to share experiences and best practices, with a focus on the lifespan needs of people with ASD and NDDs.

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

Heart

Docs save 60-year-old's life through new minimally invasive procedure

The man was diagnosed with aortic bio-prosthesis degeneration with severe stenosis -- condition in which calcium gets deposited on the aortic valve in the heart -- was successfully operated using a new minimally invasive procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).

Government aims to provide universal health cover for all citizens, says  J P Nadda

Healthy Lifestyle

Government aims to provide universal health cover for all citizens, says J P Nadda

Stressing that to be able to lead a healthy life is everyone's right, Nadda said the aim is to take healthcare including free drugs and diagnostics and other benefits under various government schemes in an assured manner to all so that nobody is deprived of health facilities.

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis start showing signs five years before onset of disease

Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks the protective coating, known as myelin, around brain cells.

Mindfulness meditation helps college freshmen stress less and smile more, says study

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation helps college freshmen stress less and smile more, says study

Mindfulness training may be one way to help students successfully transition to college life.