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Seasonal allergies: Tips to keep pollen at bay

Alletgies

Seasonal allergies: Tips to keep pollen at bay

While there's no cure, there are many things you can do to reduce or prevent springtime allergies – from medication to good household habits.

Mental Healthcare Bill: Here's why JP Nadda said thanks to Shashi Tharoor

Mental health

Mental Healthcare Bill: Here's why JP Nadda said thanks to Shashi Tharoor

During the discussion on the Bill in Lok Sabha on March 24, Tharoor made an emotional speech revealing his experiences of living with a victim of mental illness while giving a host of suggestions.

 

Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Tuberculosis

Scientists develop new rapid blood test to accelerate TB diagnosis!

Making matters worse, TB bacteria can lurk dormant in a person's lung tissue, often for decades, before spontaneously producing full-blown TB disease that can then spread to others.

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

Mental health

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

The passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, is significant given India's current mental health status. 

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

brain health

Over 100 genes linked to memory in humans identified

The study is part of the nascent but growing field of "imaging genetics," which aims to relate genetic variation to variation in brain anatomy and function.

Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

Liver disease

Hepatitis C drug faces fresh battle

A single pill of the the drug, marketed as Sovaldi and other names, can cost up to $1,000 (920 euros). In France, a 12-week course of treatment costs 41,000 euros.

Want to reduce your risk of obesity? Cooking at home and avoiding TV during meals will help!

Obesity

Want to reduce your risk of obesity? Cooking at home and avoiding TV during meals will help!

Those whose family meals were all home-cooked also had lower odds of obesity than other adults who ate some or no home-cooked meals.

Grocery shopping? You're probably inviting more germs than you'll find in your toilet!

germs

Grocery shopping? You're probably inviting more germs than you'll find in your toilet!

Fresh produce section often doubles up as a hub of germs as an easy point of entry for germs into handles.

Diagnostic tests for nut allergy may be 'unreliable', say scientists

Allergy

Diagnostic tests for nut allergy may be 'unreliable', say scientists

At present, the most accurate way to diagnose a possible food allergy is an oral food challenge.

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives assent, decriminalises suicide

Mental health

Mental Healthcare Bill 2016: Parliament gives assent, decriminalises suicide

An important clause in the bill decriminalises suicide, thereby deeming it unpunishable, while also stating that a person who attempts suicide should be presumed to be suffering from severe stress.

Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

Mental health

Video games a 'viable and effective' treatment for depression, say researchers!

The findings showed that playing the specifically designed video game helped people feel they had some control over their depression.

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

child health

The power of a hug: A loving embrace is the secret to your baby's good health!

There are emotional benefits that hugs have for your bundle of joy.

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

Premature babies

Karan Johar's emotional post on his kids Yash-Roohi being premature will move you to tears – Read

In an emotional post shared on social media, the filmmaker whose children were born almost 10 weeks before full-term, jotted down a heart-whelming note revealing that he was terrified initially on learning that there were complications with his babies' birth. 

Summer skincare: How to choose sunscreen according to your skin tone

Beauty tips

Summer skincare: How to choose sunscreen according to your skin tone

While the ultimate solution of any sun protection regimen is the proper and regular use of a high SPF sunscreen, make sure that you choose a sunscreen that is suitable for our skin.

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

Heart attack

Doing household chores can keep heart attack at bay

As per a new study, simple household tasks, such as making bed, doing laundry or carrying groceries can start the road to recovery for people who have had a heart attack or a stroke.

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy restores sexual function in impotent men

Erectile dysfunction to some degree affects nearly half of men between the ages of 40 and 70. 

Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Osteoarthritis

Rising osteoarthritis in India compels doctors to stress on need for more trained surgeons

Osteoarthritis occurs when there is damage in and around the joints that the body cannot fully repair.

Feeling low? Visit a spiritual retreat to lift your mood, says study!

brain health

Feeling low? Visit a spiritual retreat to lift your mood, says study!

Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in the US observed about 14 participants ranging in age from 24 to 76.

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Healthy eating

Tired of making several trips to the toilet at night? Reduce your salt intake!

Salt can only be disposed from the body when it is dissolved, so the more people eat the more urine needs to be expelled to get rid of it.

Highly religious people, atheists are least fearful of death, say scientists!

death

Highly religious people, atheists are least fearful of death, say scientists!

The findings were mixed across the studies, with only 30 percent of the effects showing this finding.

Speaking about depression will help you on your way to recovery, says PM Narendra Modi

Depression

Speaking about depression will help you on your way to recovery, says PM Narendra Modi

He said that depression was not an incurable ailment and one can get rid of it if a right psychological environment is built for him or her. 

Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district hit by foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

Foot-and-mouth disease

Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur district hit by foot-and-mouth disease outbreak

FMD affects cloven-hoofed animals (those with divided hoofs), including cattle, buffalo, camels, sheep, goats, deer and pigs.

Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Surgery

Doctors remove rare parasitic twin from 10-month-old girl's back

Doctors say parasitic twins - asymmetric conjoined twins in which one depends on the other's bodily functions -- are extremely rare.

Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

Anxiety

Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

The University of Sydney findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might be a better way to reduce anxiety than `receptor-binding` opioid drugs like morphine, which have major side effects.

Pregnant women, take tips! Here's how to avoid child disabilities during gestation

Pregnancy

Pregnant women, take tips! Here's how to avoid child disabilities during gestation

We hear fancy new names and disabilities develop in kids these days and according to medical research, syndromes like autism, ADHD, acalculia, etc. are one the rise.

New hope for autistic kids with fecal transplant

Autism

New hope for autistic kids with fecal transplant

Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants - a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease to rebalance the gut.

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer disease

This new gene offers hope for Alzheimer's disease

 A new gene has been discovered by a team of researchers that is associated with Tau accumulation, which is one of the defining features of Alzheimer disease (AD).

Scientists identify brain 'switch' that can help improve blood circulation

Brain

Scientists identify brain 'switch' that can help improve blood circulation

A new study has discovered a protein "switch" within the tiny wire-like capillaries of the brain that helps in increasing the blood flow which ensures optimal brain function.

Women cancer survivors more at risk to have pre-term delivery, cesarean delivery

Cancer

Women cancer survivors more at risk to have pre-term delivery, cesarean delivery

A new study has found that women who were diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years have higher risk of having a premature delivery, babies with low birth weights or cesarean section delivery.

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

brain tumour

Childhood brain tumour survivor's high body fat increases risk of stroke, heart disease

A new research has shown that survivors of childhood brain tumours have high body fat which increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death.

This weight-loss drug may help in opiate addiction!

Weight loss

This weight-loss drug may help in opiate addiction!

A new study has found that a prescription weight-loss pill can help decrease the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.