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World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed suffers from rare gene defect causing obesity

Surgery

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed suffers from rare gene defect causing obesity

The world heaviest woman Eman Ahmed has a rare genetic defect that has made her abnormally obese, according to doctors treating her.

Summer tips: How to keep your heart healthy!

Heart

Summer tips: How to keep your heart healthy!

With the temperature rising during summer season, it is very important to stay safe as excessive heat can lead to health problems.

Want to detoxify your skin? Try these essential oils!

Wellness

Want to detoxify your skin? Try these essential oils!

One should take proper care of their skin during spring season as it is the most sensitive part of our body.

Imran Khan wants to raise awareness for treatment of cancer-stricken girl child

Cancer

Imran Khan wants to raise awareness for treatment of cancer-stricken girl child

Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who is a father of a beautiful daughter Imara, wants to raise awareness about the treatment of girl child suffering from the deadly disease of cancer.

Cambodia bans sale, export of breast milk

breast feeding

Cambodia bans sale, export of breast milk

Koun Meada had been selling its milk to the American firm Ambrosia Labs and the female staff used to earn $7-$10 per day for their milk.

India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

Malnutrition

India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

Opportunities for achieving food and nutrition security in a sustainable way have been globally identified and many countries are making progress on it.

President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

Maternal health

President gives green light to Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2017; women to get 26 weeks maternity leave

The entitlement of 26 weeks paid leave under the law is only for first two children.

Breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram conferred with India's highest honour for medicine

Cancer

Breast cancer surgeon Dr Raghu Ram conferred with India's highest honour for medicine

Dr Raghu Ram, who is also the President of the Association of Breast Surgeons of India, became the youngest surgeon ever from the Telugu states to have been conferred with the Padma Shri.

Maternity bill will impact hiring of women: Survey

Maternity Bill

Maternity bill will impact hiring of women: Survey

Over 40 percent of those surveyed said they will consider the maternity bill clauses during the hiring process, while 26 percent said that they will prefer hiring male employees instead.

Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

Diarrhoea

Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

The researchers suggest that suppressing stomach acid might have an effect on the bacteria living in the gut, which could make people more susceptible to the infection.C.difficile is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon, a condition called colitis and its symptoms include - diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain.

Gearing up for a marathon? You many be at risk of kidney injury!

Kidney

Gearing up for a marathon? You many be at risk of kidney injury!

For the study, the team analysed participants who took part in the 2015 Hartford Marathon.

Coca-Cola calls for police probe after discovering human faeces in drink cans

contamination

Coca-Cola calls for police probe after discovering human faeces in drink cans

No on-sale products were affected, the soft drinks giant said. Furthermore, all the defiled cans were impounded with immediate effect, the company added.

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

Children health

Exposing children to lead may impact cognitive development: Researchers

The findings, published by JAMA, showed that children with more than 10 micrograms of lead per decilitre of blood at age 11 had 4.25 points lower intelligence quotients (IQ) at age 38.

Tiny, ingestible 3D snake-robot will help visualize digestive system in real time!

Digestive health

Tiny, ingestible 3D snake-robot will help visualize digestive system in real time!

The snake-like robot is made from a set of interlocking 3D-printed "plastic" pieces that look a bit like vertebrae.

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

Reproduction

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

The new 3D technology - called EVATAR - is made with human tissue and will enable scientists to conduct much-needed testing of new drugs for safety and effectiveness on the female reproductive system.

Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

Paralysis

Paralysed man uses 'brain implants' to have mashed potatoes after eight years

He was able to do this with the help of a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and send signals to move muscle in his arm, claim researchers.

Do ayurvedic drugs help treat cancer? AIIMS to validate efficacy

Cancer

Do ayurvedic drugs help treat cancer? AIIMS to validate efficacy

AIIMS will come together with All India Institute of Ayurveda and the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences to to study the efficacy of ayurvedic drugs in treating cancer.

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

Zika virus

Researchers crack structure of key protein in Zika virus

A team of researchers have cracked the full structure of a key protein in Zika virus (ZIKV) which may help to understand how the deadly virus replicates itself as well as to potential treatments.

Navratri special: Eat these foods to ease acidity

Acidity

Navratri special: Eat these foods to ease acidity

We know that many people fast on Navratri. As per experts, fasting is good for health, but one should follow a healthy fasting diet and not starve yourself.

Gastric medications may increase risk of bacterial infection

Gastric

Gastric medications may increase risk of bacterial infection

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that common gastric medications may increase the risk of bacterial infection.

Scientists identify 12 new genes linked to ovarian cancer

Cancer

Scientists identify 12 new genes linked to ovarian cancer

A team of international scientists has identified a dozen new genetic variants that have the potential to increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer.

'Medicinal diet' can cut diabetes risk: Study

Diabetes

'Medicinal diet' can cut diabetes risk: Study

The starches in diet resist digestion and pass through to the colon or large bowel where they are broken down by microbiota or gut bacteria.

Scientists successfully culture beating human heart cells on spinach leaves!

Human heart

Scientists successfully culture beating human heart cells on spinach leaves!

When the plant cells are washed away what remains is a framework made primarily of cellulose, a natural substance that is not harmful to people.

Work dragging you down? A 20-minute power nap will help you rejuvenate!

napping

Work dragging you down? A 20-minute power nap will help you rejuvenate!

Bosses should consider allowing staff to take a short nap in the office. It can make a huge difference, suggests researchers, reports the Independent.

Learning cooking skills via bestselling cookbooks? It could make you sick

Food safety

Learning cooking skills via bestselling cookbooks? It could make you sick

Scientists say bestselling cookbooks give little useful advice about reducing the risk of foodborne illness, particularly in recipes involving meat products. 

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.

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 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.