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Heatwave safety: How to stay healthy in the heat this summer

Heatwaves

Heatwave safety: How to stay healthy in the heat this summer

If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure that you and your loved ones aren't harmed by the hot weather. Here are a few tips to stay healthy in the heat.

This new genetic scoring technique can predict reading ability through DNA

Cognitive health

This new genetic scoring technique can predict reading ability through DNA

Scientists have developed a new genetic scoring technique which can predict reading ability of kids throughout school years from their DNA alone.

Research shows that dopamine levels fall during migraine attack

Migraine

Research shows that dopamine levels fall during migraine attack

A recent study by the researchers of University of Michigan has shown that dopamine levels fall and fluctuate during the migraine attacks.

People exposed to electromagnetic fields at double the risk of developing ALS

brain health

People exposed to electromagnetic fields at double the risk of developing ALS

Researchers have warned that people who are exposed to very low frequency electromagnetic fields at workplace are at double the risk of developing ALS.

Women, beware! Traumatic experiences in childhood may elevate risk of depression during menopause

Menopause

Women, beware! Traumatic experiences in childhood may elevate risk of depression during menopause

Dramatic changes in hormone levels are experienced during both puberty and menopause.

New technique can trace hazardous chemicals spread through fast-food wrappers in body

toxins

New technique can trace hazardous chemicals spread through fast-food wrappers in body

 Researchers have come up with a new technique through which hazardous chemicals from fast-food wrappers in the body can be traced.

Tooth loss, gum disease may increase death risk in post-menopausal women

Tooth loss

Tooth loss, gum disease may increase death risk in post-menopausal women

A new study has found that post-menopausal women who suffer from gum disease and tooth loss may increase the risk of death.

Tea lovers, rejoice! Your favourite hot beverage may reduce diabetes risk

Diabetes

Tea lovers, rejoice! Your favourite hot beverage may reduce diabetes risk

Researchers claim that by consuming tea, it helps to smooth out spikes in blood sugar levels that are triggered by snacking on sweet treats.

WHO cites lack of support, social stigma as reasons for increase in global depression rate

Mental health

WHO cites lack of support, social stigma as reasons for increase in global depression rate

Depression is a common mental illness characterised by persistent sadness and a loss of interest and lack of ability in everyday activities and work.

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Use technology as a tool for effective implementation, says official

Mental health

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Use technology as a tool for effective implementation, says official

Agarwal recognised the lack of trained professionals as a reason for lower focus on mental health in the country.

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

The results revealed that people with Hepatitis B were 76 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, and those with Hepatitis C were 51 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.  

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Smoking

Researchers come up with method to measure potentially damaging cigarette smoke radicals

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Take these injection shots to keep your bones strong

Bone health

Take these injection shots to keep your bones strong

Only the approved drug PTH addresses the cells involved in bone formation (osteoblasts) but doctors must prescribe bisphosphonates with it to target bone degradation simultaneously.

Want to keep your heart healthy? Handful of peanuts can be beneficial

Heart

Want to keep your heart healthy? Handful of peanuts can be beneficial

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University in the US recruited 15 healthy overweight and obese men for the study.

Mumbai police busts LSD racket: Here's what the drug does to you

Drug addiction

Mumbai police busts LSD racket: Here's what the drug does to you

When you use LSD, your senses of space, distance, and time become altered.

Tackling drug addiction: Donald Trump creates commission to deal with opioid crisis in US

Drug addiction

Tackling drug addiction: Donald Trump creates commission to deal with opioid crisis in US

Terming the situation a "total epidemic" and one of the "biggest problems" that the US has at present, Trump said that drug abuse has become a crippling problem throughout the country.

Summer tips: How to keep your heart healthy!

Heart

Summer tips: How to keep your heart healthy!

With the temperature rising during summer season, it is very important to stay safe as excessive heat can lead to health problems.

Want to detoxify your skin? Try these essential oils!

Wellness

Want to detoxify your skin? Try these essential oils!

One should take proper care of their skin during spring season as it is the most sensitive part of our body.

Imran Khan wants to raise awareness for treatment of cancer-stricken girl child

Cancer

Imran Khan wants to raise awareness for treatment of cancer-stricken girl child

Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who is a father of a beautiful daughter Imara, wants to raise awareness about the treatment of girl child suffering from the deadly disease of cancer.

Cambodia bans sale, export of breast milk

breast feeding

Cambodia bans sale, export of breast milk

Koun Meada had been selling its milk to the American firm Ambrosia Labs and the female staff used to earn $7-$10 per day for their milk.

India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

Malnutrition

India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

Opportunities for achieving food and nutrition security in a sustainable way have been globally identified and many countries are making progress on it.

President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

Maternal health

President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

The entitlement of 26 weeks paid leave under the law is only for first two children.

Breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram conferred India's highest honour for medicine

Cancer

Breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram conferred India's highest honour for medicine

Dr Raghu Ram, who is also the President of the Association of Breast Surgeons of India, became the youngest surgeon ever from the Telugu states to have been conferred with the Padma Shri.

Maternity bill will impact hiring of women: Survey

Maternity Bill

Maternity bill will impact hiring of women: Survey

Over 40 percent of those surveyed said they will consider the maternity bill clauses during the hiring process, while 26 percent said that they will prefer hiring male employees instead.

Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

Diarrhoea

Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

The researchers suggest that suppressing stomach acid might have an effect on the bacteria living in the gut, which could make people more susceptible to the infection.C.difficile is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon, a condition called colitis and its symptoms include - diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain.

Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

Kidney

Gearing up for a marathon? You may be at risk of kidney injury!

For the study, the team analysed participants who took part in the 2015 Hartford Marathon.

Coca-Cola calls for police probe after discovering human faeces in drink cans

contamination

Coca-Cola calls for police probe after discovering human faeces in drink cans

No on-sale products were affected, the soft drinks giant said. Furthermore, all the defiled cans were impounded with immediate effect, the company added.

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

Children health

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

The findings, published by JAMA, showed that children with more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood at age 11 had 4.25 points lower intelligence quotients (IQ) at age 38.

Tiny, ingestible 3D snake-robot will help visualize digestive system in real time!

Digestive health

Tiny, ingestible 3D snake-robot will help visualize digestive system in real time!

The snake-like robot is made from a set of interlocking 3D-printed "plastic" pieces that look a bit like vertebrae.

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

Reproduction

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

The new 3D technology - called EVATAR - is made with human tissue and will enable scientists to conduct much-needed testing of new drugs for safety and effectiveness on the female reproductive system.

Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

Paralysis

Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

He was able to do this with the help of a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and send signals to move muscle in his arm, claim researchers.