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West Bengal boy

Sixteen-year-old West Bengal boy found with female sexual organs

The boy, who is otherwise a male, had a uterus, ovaries, a rudimentary vagina and fallopian tubes.

Bird flu

Delhi bird flu scare: 'Virus less infective, no threat to humans'

The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any threat to human beings due to the bird flu or avian influenza as the strain of the virus is "less infective", even as six ducks were found dead in the national capital.

Chronic diseases

Uncertainty in top level may elevate risk of chronic diseases

According to the study, the findings apply to those uncertain at the top of the social hierarchy as also to those uncertain of their status in lower ranking, though the latter may have opportunities for upward mobility and this may be associated with better health. 


TB tricks body's immune system to make people infectious

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the bodys lung tissue, which makes the person highly infectious through coughing and the bacteria then spreads by aerosol droplets to other individuals, a new study says.


BLK Hospital to organise awareness walk on cancer

The BLK Super Specialty Hospital here will organise Delhi's biggest cancer awareness walk on October 23, the hospital authorities said on Thursday.

Congenital Hypothyroidism

Congenital Hypothyroidism scan vital to avoid mental damage in new borns

With an aim to diagnose Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH) early among new borns and avert physical and mental retardation, health experts on Thursday urged the government to make compulsory the screening for CH among all new borns.


Ice water mix helps body to cope up exertion in hot weather

Temperature of water consumed may be as important as the amount when trying to manage thermoregulation, indicated new report.

Lemon water

Top seven health benefits of drinking lemon water!

 Lemon water is considered good for our body as it helps in restoring our health and rejuvenating the entire physical system. 


Strengthen your bones with these yoga poses!

Do you know that simple yoga stretches can keep your bones healthy?

Heart disease

Whole grain diet may lower risk of heart disease: Study

 A new study found that whole grain diet helps to reduce the risk of developing heart disease in overweight and obese adults who are under the age of 50.


Thickening of neck artery is evident in young patients with early psychosis

Several studies have shown the strong relationship between these disorders and later risk of developing cardiovascular disease, with high rates of mortality. 


Bollywood's 'Mr Perfectionist' Aamir Khan takes the leap to advocate against malnutrition in Bhutan

Aamir took out time from his busy schedule and also witnessed how the organisation works across the country to address the prevailing issue.


Cheese can enhance taste of wine

The study used a new sensory evaluation method and found consuming cheese while drinking wine impacted the description and preference of different wines.

Weight loss

Pear – The quintessential weight loss food!

Pears are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of vitamin C. One medium pear provides about 24 percent of daily fiber needs for only 100 calories.


World Osteoporosis Day: Things that can weaken your bones!

As women reach menopause their vulnerabilities to osteoporosis go up due to the sudden decrease in levels of oestrogen - a female hormone that protects bones - during this time.


Osteoporosis: Reasons why men can also get the disease!

Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle, affects more women because they tend to have thinner bones than men.

Breast cancer

Clinical breast exam – What is it? Why, how often should you get it done?

Clinical breast exam (CBE) is a physical exam of the breasts and the underarm by a trained health professional.

Avian influenza

Avian influenza: How it infects humans, treatment and more!

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), H5N1 first infected humans in 1997, leading to a number of deaths. 


Brain dead man's kin donate his vital organs to three patients

Three ill patients who had minute chance of revival got a new life with the deceased's liver, heart and heart valves.

Liver Transplant

Nigerian baby of 2 months undergoes liver transplant in Delhi

According to the doctors, while David's birth weight was 3 kg, the disease ravaged him, leading to malnourishment and weight loss.  


Stress hormone in hair can predict IVF success, says study

A study conducted by Indian-origin researcher found that elevated levels of 'stress hormone' cortisol measured in hair can predict success rate of conceiving through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer: Try these natural remedies to prevent the disease!

Pancreatic cancer is considered one of the most virulent forms of cancer. 


Follow these simple ways to treat migraine!

Migraine is the most common and painful things that a person can experience.

Stiff neck

Suffering from stiff neck? Try these yoga poses!

Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours.


Smoking, alcohol associated with most cancers in US

Preventable risk factors like smoking and alcohol are closely associated with 11 of the 15 cancers in the US, finds a study.


Migraine linked to microbes in your mouths

Researchers have found that the mouths of migraine sufferers harbour significantly more microbes with the ability to modify nitrates than people who do not get migraine headaches.


Look out for physical root of depression!

 A new research by the University of Warwick, UK, and Fudan University, China has taken the understanding of the physical root of depression a step forward.


Possible new therapy for anxiety-related conditions found!

 The nerves we feel before a stressful event, like speaking in public, for example, are normally kept in check by a complex system of circuits in our brain.

Spine surgery

Thiruvananthapuram: 15-year-old gets new lease of life after complex surgery

The neurosurgery team, comprising a team of doctors comprising Santhosh George Thomas, Biji Bahuleyan and Girish K M, performed the emergency surgery by operating from both the front and back of his neck, thus establishing a 360 degree fixation.

Hearing disabilities

Hearing disabilities is linked to brain, not ears

This research brings together the fields of hearing and speech science, neuroscience and cognitive science, electrical engineering, biology, and systems science.

Autism spectrum disorder

Folinic acid may help autistic kids improve skills

The study identified a specific blood marker that can be used to predict which patients have the best chance to respond to the treatment.