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Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Pregnancy

Have fertility problems? This app helps Kashmiri woman get pregnant after 7 years

Doctors at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi said a young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years became pregnant after receiving medical advices from them via a smartphone app.

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Beauty tips

Coconut water – Celebs' secret to younger looking skin; here's why singer Robbie Williams swears by it

Packed with nutrients, this pure liquid that offers a tasty alternative to water has been credited as the ultimate thirst quencher.

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

Mental health

Some people may be genetically programmed to be depressed

A gene variant increases the odds of getting the blues.

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

HIV

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Hepatitis

Hepatitis: Know the facts, prevention is better than cure

Globally, about 1.4 million people die each year from hepatitis. It is estimated that only 5% of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less than 1% have access to treatment. 

Cholera

Arab League urges world to save Yemen from cholera outbreak

The Arab League (AL) warned on Thursday against the growing cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen, urging the international community to respond to the pleas of UN organisations to control the epidemic.

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Dementia

Cut smoking, reduce stress to ward off dementia: Study

Managing lifestyle factors such as smoking, hypertension and depression could prevent one-third of the world's dementia cases, a Lancet study has claimed.

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

Rare neurological disorder

One-year-old girl diagnosed with rare neurological disorder called ‘Dancing eye syndrome' in Guntur

The disease is also known as Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome or Kinsbourne disease.

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. 

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.

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 Bengaluru man plays guitar as surgeons burn his brain to correct neurological disorder

Surgery

This Bengaluru man plays guitar as surgeons burn his brain to correct neurological disorder

As per a report in Times of India, the 32-year-old techie-turned-musician played the instrument on the operation table even as surgeons 'burned' his brain to correct a neurological disorder.

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.