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Gujarat Health Minister requests for calm after Zika detection in Ahmedabad

Zika

Gujarat Health Minister requests for calm after Zika detection in Ahmedabad

He said that the Centre and the state government are fully ready to deal with any kind of epidemic, while adding that the reported cases of Zika have also been cured and no new case has cropped up.

NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

medical negligence

NGO calls for fast-track courts in medical negligence cases

The People for Better Treatment submitted a memorandum to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) to seek amendment in the said Act of 1986 to check long delays in such cases.

Cancer screening programme begins in Punjab

Cancer

Cancer screening programme begins in Punjab

This campaign is being implemented in 192 sub-divisional hospitals and community health centres of the, Health and Family Welfare minister Brahm Mohindra said in a release.

Certain cancers have 'sweet tooth': Study

Cancer

Certain cancers have 'sweet tooth': Study

Researchers wanted to find differences between the metabolism of two subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer - adenocarcinoma (ADC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC).

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

Heart

Obesity can cause cardiovascular diseases even in young

The researchers from University of Bristol, UK, hypothesised that cardiovascular risk due to increased BMI was likely to emerge in earlier life.   

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

Heart

This newly-identified unique gene may save you from heart disease

The variant, rs145556679*, is associated with lower levels of both 'bad' natural fats and 'bad' cholesterol, the factors that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

Depression

Feeling low? Try Tai Chi

For the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the team recruited 50 participants through advertisements offering tai chi for stress reduction. 

Government classifies microbeads as "unsafe" for cosmetic products

Cosmetics

Government classifies microbeads as "unsafe" for cosmetic products

The Ministry also told the bench that the last date for inviting comments on the draft notification is July 15 and the grievances of the applicant would be addressed by the publication of the document.

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Cancer

Personalised cancer drug approved in US

Pembrolizumab is indicated for the treatment of adult and paediatric patients with unresectable or metastatic solid tumours that have been identified as having a biomarker referred to as microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR).

You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

Sleep

You may die if you sleep less than 6 hours a day! - Read

The study further noted that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were about 1.49 times more likely to die of stroke.

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

newborns

Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! - WATCH VIDEO

The video that went viral as soon as it was posted, shows a newborn baby – just fresh out of its mother's womb – draped over a nurse's arm and actually balancing on its feet and walking on the bed as if it's the most common thing ever!

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

Depression

This is how listening to music in a group can be bad for people with depression - Read

As per a study, listening to sad music in a group and talking about sad things tend to make people feel more depressed.

Yoga has established global integration, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Yoga

Yoga has established global integration, says PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat

Touching upon its effectiveness, PM Modi also said that Yoga guarantees wellness and fitness and is essential for a stress-free life.

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

Zika

Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!

The flavivirus is known to be carried by an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. Albopictus) that are also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Indulge in street food but be cautious

Infections

Indulge in street food but be cautious

It's best to consume spicy and oily food in moderation during the summer and monsoon season, suggest experts.

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

Infections

Doctors' advice: Guard your kids against infections due to hot weather

According to the doctors, recent medical check-up camps in Delhi slums have found that contagious diseases, such as mumps, typhoid and gasterointestinal infections, have risen over 20 per cent compared to other seasons.  

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

Gene

Gene that prevents heart disease found in Greeks villagers

The cardioprotective variant, rs145556679, was found in the people living in Mylopotamos, northern Crete.

Want to improve your brain function? Start walking regularly!

Brain

Want to improve your brain function? Start walking regularly!

 A new study has found that a moderate-intensity walking regimen may reduce the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment that are linked to poor blood vessel health in the brain.

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Menstrual hygiene

Menstrual hygiene day 2017: Five hygiene tips every girl and woman should know!

Every woman and girl should know the importance of hygiene management during menstruation.

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

paralysed patients

This new mind-controlled device may help paralysed patients move their hands!

The new device reads the brain signals, converts them into motion and thus helps the stroke patients to retrain their brains to move their paralysed hands.

Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Gum disease

Frequent recreational use of cannabis doubles the risk of gum disease

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line. 

Statins may improve heart structure, function

Heart health

Statins may improve heart structure, function

It is because statins reduce oxidative stress and dampen the production of growth factors which stimulate cell growth. 

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Heart health

Protein linked to chronic heart failure identified

Chronic heart failure is caused by a variety of conditions that damage the heart, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. 

Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Pregnancy

Mothers-to-be, take note! Taking vitamin D supplements may shield your baby from asthma

Given the evidence for strong immune responses in early life being associated with decreased development of asthma, the team believe the effect will likely lead to improved respiratory health in childhood.

The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

Sleep

The brain may start 'eating' itself if you don't sleep enough!

 The study conducted on mice showed that sleep deprivation can cause parts of the brain's synapses to be 'eaten' by other brain cells.

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

adolescence

Grey matter density increases during adolescence: Study

Grey matter is found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. 

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Heart disease

Men undergoing cancer treatment may have worse heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is an acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle, charaterised by breathlessness, swollen legs and feet and a bloated stomach.

Parents seeks help to raise Rs 25 lakh for infant with rare liver disorder

Liver disorder

Parents seeks help to raise Rs 25 lakh for infant with rare liver disorder

The infant was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage disease, which prevented his growth.

People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

Neurofibromatosis

People call her 'elephant face' due to facial tumours, online medium gives her love – Read the ordeal of 48-year-old Liu Ying

Liu Ying has been nicknamed 'elephant face' as she suffers from a rare disease called neurofibromatosis, where tumour grows along the nerves.

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

Cancer

Researchers create artificial designer viruses to help fight cancer

These designer viruses alert the immune system and cause it to send killer cells to help fight the tumour.

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Heart

Air pollution can hamper heart functioning, raise 'death risk'

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was conducted to measure left ventricular volume (structure) and left ventricular ejection fraction (function).