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Why good oral care is crucial during pregnancy

dental health

Why good oral care is crucial during pregnancy

It's even more important for women to take good care of their teeth and gums while pregnant.

This nine-year-old boy is unable to cry or sweat – Find out why!

rare disorder

This nine-year-old boy is unable to cry or sweat – Find out why!

Ethan Kranig was diagnosed with this rare disorder called ectrodactyly ectodermal dysplasia-cleft syndrome (EEC) at his birth.

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

Smoking

Dramatic rise in tobacco control policies in last decade: WHO

The latest WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic found that 4.7 billion people--63 per cent of world's population--are covered by policies such as strong graphic warnings, smoke-free public places or other measures.

Exercise only helps men lose weight – What about women?

exercise

Exercise only helps men lose weight – What about women?

Researchers carried out the experiment on mice, saying that brains are hard-wired differently and trigger separate reactions in men and women.

New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

Liver disease

New, cost effective saliva test that diagnoses liver disease is here

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) causes liver disease that infects an estimated 20 million people worldwide each year and kills more than 56,000.

38-year-old brain dead man's organs save four lives

Mental health

38-year-old brain dead man's organs save four lives

The man had suffered injuries due to a fall while he was going about his daily routine. 

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

Cancer

Drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer developed in Australia

The therapy involves removing a patient's own immune cells, genetically engineering them to enhance their ability to destroy tumours, and putting them back in the body to fight cancer.

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

Tobacco

WHO calls for more tobacco control worldwide to save lives

In a latest report on the global tobacco epidemic, the WHO said about 4.7 billion people, or 63 per cent of the world's population, are covered today by at least one comprehensive tobacco control measure. 

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

AIDS

Scales tip in fight against AIDS, 1 million lives lost in 2016, down 50% from 2006: UN report

The UN report released on Thursday said that the scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since 2005.

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Dengue

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

The number of infections nationwide is already 38 per cent higher than last year, when 55,150 people were diagnosed with dengue and 97 died, according to the Health Ministry.

Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

cesarean section

Want to avoid a C-section delivery? Moderate exercise can help you cut the risk!

Caesarean section can carry risks such as infections for the mother and breathing difficulties for the baby.

How dirty stethoscopes can cause antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Superbugs

How dirty stethoscopes can cause antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Infection control guidelines from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention state that re-usable medical equipment, such as stethoscopes, must undergo disinfection.

High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens found in Indian poultry farms

Antibiotics

High levels of antibiotic-resistant pathogens found in Indian poultry farms

For the study, researchers from the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), a public health research organisation with headquarters in Washington DC, and New Delhi, analysed samples of 530 birds collected in 18 poultry farms for resistance to a range of antibiotic medications critical to human medicine.

This Indian-origin doctor is UK’s youngest physician to start work

doctor

This Indian-origin doctor is UK’s youngest physician to start work

Arpan Doshi graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sheffield on Monday - aged 21 and 335 days - and is due to start work as a junior doctor in York next month.

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease and is linked to severe congenital birth defects.

Parents take note! High dosage of Vitamin D will not protect your child from common cold

Children

Parents take note! High dosage of Vitamin D will not protect your child from common cold

Daily high-dose administration of Vitamin D did not reduce overall wintertime upper respiratory tract infections in children.

Exercising after embryo transfer good for health

Pregnancy

Exercising after embryo transfer good for health

Contradicting the theory of mandatory rest after embryo transfer during an IVF cycle, a new research has revealed that resuming daily activities soon after the transfer helps in improving blood flow to the uterus and overall body.

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

Depression

This is why some women are more vulnerable to depression

Researchers have said that a lesser menstrual cycle over the lifespan as well as earlier menopause could be the reason why women are more vulnerable to the risk of depression.

Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

Pregnancy

Moms-to-be beware! Taking antibiotics during pregnancy may up risk of birth defects in babies

A new study has revealed that women should not take certain antibiotics during their preganancy as it increases the risk of major birth defects in newborn.

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

According to the Word Health Organisation (WHO), the risk of Hepatitis A is associated with lack of safe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Indian diet consists of 50 per cent inadequate protein pattern

Diet

Indian diet consists of 50 per cent inadequate protein pattern

The fact, also supported by the Protein Foods Nutrition Development Association of India (PFNDAI), makes it necessary for people to have extra intake of protein-related food since vegetarian diets alone would not fulfill the protein requirement of the body.

Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

Neurodegenerative diseases

Scientists discover mechanism that may prevent death of cells

The UK's University of Sheffield scientists identified that tuning up the activity pathway of the DNA's natural repair toolkit ? which normally helps to restore breakages in genetic material - could help to prevent the death of nerve cells which trigger neurological diseases.

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

Anxiety

Anxiety drug may help you with fear of social rejection

According to researchers, low doses of anxiolytic drugs - such as diazepam (Valium) - can ameliorate (make something better) this effect by increasing the activity of mitochondria in the neurons of the brain pathway associated with motivation and reward.

A world's first - This 10-year-old US kid with double hand transplant plays baseball flawlessly

hands

A world's first - This 10-year-old US kid with double hand transplant plays baseball flawlessly

World's first bilateral hand and forearm transplantation in Harvey that heralded a revolution in transplant medicine, has been declared a success, scientists confirmed in notes that have appeared in the prestigious journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Mental health

Binge drinking in adolescence may alter brain, affect memory

Adolescence and young adulthood are periods of continued biological and psychosocial maturation.

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

Mental health

Lack of sleep leads to Alzheimer`s disease

According to researchers, treating conditions like sleep apnea and hypopnea (shallow breathing) might lower the risk of dementia or at least slow its progression.

Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Genetic diseases

Indians vulnerable to rare genetic diseases, says study

Several diseases specific to South Asian populations had been identified in the past, but the genetic causes of the vast majority remained largely mysterious.

Just married and confused about starting a family? Here's your guide

family planning

Just married and confused about starting a family? Here's your guide

Here are a few things couple needs to consider before starting a family.

Seven needles removed from body of 3-year-old girl allegedly abused by mother's employer

Surgery

Seven needles removed from body of 3-year-old girl allegedly abused by mother's employer

As per reports, the girl from Purulia was initially brought to Bankura Sammilani Medical College by her mother.

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Cancer

Robotic surgery helps treat kidney transplant patient with cancer

Doctors at the Saifee Hospital here successfully conducted robotic kidney cancer surgery on a patient who had previously undergone a kidney transplant, the hospital said on Tuesday.