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Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

Hypertension

Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

According to a survey conducted by NGO Praja Foundation, the national capital reported as many as 3,890 hypertension-related and 1,356 diabetes-related deaths in 2015.

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

Dengue

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the dengue virus.

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Stillborn baby

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Reports say the father of the baby girl, allegedly dumped the body near the blood bank on the hospital premises and escaped instead of performing the last rites.

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

Cancer

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of malignant tumour that's often diagnosed in humans as well, typically afflicting teenagers and young adults.

Playing video games may cut stress at work

Stress

Playing video games may cut stress at work

The research findings showed that people who played a casual video game exhibited greater engagement and affective restoration than normal relaxation condition.

Children eating junk food linked to father's income and education?

Junk food

Children eating junk food linked to father's income and education?

This is the finding of Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Aligarh Muslim University.

We bet you won't have McDonald's ice cream after reading THIS!

unhealthy food

We bet you won't have McDonald's ice cream after reading THIS!

We all know that junk food is unhealthy for health, but still we are hooked to it.

DocsApp launches new service for kids

DocsApp

DocsApp launches new service for kids

The service is targeted towards infants, children, and adolescents.

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

Mental health

Mediterranean diet cuts risk of memory difficulties in older adults

The results suggested that older people who ate a Mediterranean-style diet had 35 percent lower risk of scoring poorly on cognitive tests.

KFC's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advertisement causes worldwide furore

KFC

KFC's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advertisement causes worldwide furore

But the company's latest 'The Whole Chicken' advert is not faring well among the masses and has seen outrage from all across the globe.

India sees surge in obesity, carries out more than 100 bariatric surgeries a day: Report

Obesity

India sees surge in obesity, carries out more than 100 bariatric surgeries a day: Report

According to Lancet study, India is the third most obese country with one in every five Indian diagnosed with such issue.

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Swine flu

Swine flu: Delhi sees as many as 320 H1N1 virus cases amid battle with vector-borne diseases

Symptoms of H1N1 infection include fever, cough, nasal secretion, fatigue, headache, body ache and sore throat. 

23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

Heart

23% of heart failure patients die within a year of diagnosis

In India, 23 per cent of heart failure patients die within one year of diagnosis, a study revealed on Tuesday, adding that the country is next to Africa where the rate stands at 34 per cent.

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

Alcohol

Alcohol may actually help improve memory, says study

 A new study has revealed that alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began.

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Smoking

Smoking may increase sensitivity to social stress: Study

Lighting a cigarette may not be a good way to relax and it may increase sensitivity to social stress, according to a new study by the French National Centre for Scientific Research published on Tuesday.

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

HIV

HIV prevention: Vaginal ring containing antiretroviral dapivirine found safe, acceptable in US teens

A vaginal ring that contains an experimental antiretroviral (ARV) drug, previously found to provide protection against HIV infection in women, has been found safe and acceptable in teenage girls, researchers claim.

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Mental health

Novel eye test may help diagnose autism

Considered to play a role in motor control, the cerebellum is now known to be essential to emotion and cognition via its connections to the rest of the brain.

This 27-year-old Russian woman is a real life Rapunzel! Check out her pictures

Hair

This 27-year-old Russian woman is a real life Rapunzel! Check out her pictures

Since the last 14 years, Daria Gubanova has been growing her hair after a bet from a friend that she could not grow it long enough to braid it.

Japanese woman dies from tick-borne disease after bitten by cat

disease

Japanese woman dies from tick-borne disease after bitten by cat

It is thought to be the first such mammal to human transmission, the media reported on Tuesday.

New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

Cancer

New hope for greying hair? Side effects of cancer drug turns grey hair brown!

Believed to be an isolated case initially, the tables turned when many more patients who used the drug showed the same result.

Abu Dhabi hospital confirms Eman Ahmed's weight loss, says she's 65 kilos lighter!

Obesity

Abu Dhabi hospital confirms Eman Ahmed's weight loss, says she's 65 kilos lighter!

While she still has a long way to go, doctors are extremely hopeful that she will make a complete recovery.

World Embryologists Day: What causes infertily in women? Myths and facts about IVF

Infertility

World Embryologists Day: What causes infertily in women? Myths and facts about IVF

While infertility is a major issue among couples, there are many assistive reproductive technologies today which can help couples combat this problem. 

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

HIV

Experimental HIV vaccine is well-tolerated in adults

The new vaccine regimen -- called as "Ad26 mosaic" -- were well-tolerated and capable of generating anti-HIV immune responses in healthy HIV-negative adults.

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

HIV

9-year-old brings hope for HIV cure after spending 8 years in remission without drugs!

Till date, only one person is known to have been cured – the so-called Berlin patient, a man who had a bone marrow transplant in 2007 from a donor with natural resistance to HIV.

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

Happiness

Good health and longevity: Why happiness matters?

A study has claimed that people who experience a range of positive emotions in their daily lives - from enthusiasm to cheerfulness and calm - may have a lower risk of chronic diseases and premature death.

 

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Supplements

Keep hazardous dietary supplements, energy drinks at bay

Many consumers believe dietary supplements are held to the same safety and efficacy standards as over-the-counter medications.

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity

Obesity in teenage may up colon cancer risk later

Obesity was also associated with a 71 per cent increased risk of rectal cancer in men and more than a two-fold increased risk in women.

Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases

Diseases

Human antibodies produced in lab to treat diseases

A team of researchers led by Facundo Batista of Francis Crick Institute in London and Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have been able to produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory.

Liquor bottles may soon carry pictorial warnings – FSSAI mulling over move

Alcohol

Liquor bottles may soon carry pictorial warnings – FSSAI mulling over move

SSAI is in the process of finalising standards for alcoholic beverage and is studying global practices regarding pictorial warnings and messages around drunk driving, an official said.

This grandma swinging on monkey bars at a playground is something you wouldn't want to miss! - Watch

Fitness

This grandma swinging on monkey bars at a playground is something you wouldn't want to miss! - Watch

Onlookers were totally in for a surprise as they watch the lady, whose age is unknown, take a few seconds to prep before she begins to swing effortlessly on the bars.

3 months after arrival in Abu Dhabi hospital, Eman Ahmed shows immense improvement - Watch

Obesity

3 months after arrival in Abu Dhabi hospital, Eman Ahmed shows immense improvement - Watch

She has previously been recorded singing, moving her hands to music, clapping and winking.