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Zika virus outbreak: WHO confirms India's first three cases in Ahmedabad

Zika virus

Zika virus outbreak: WHO confirms India's first three cases in Ahmedabad

All the three cases were reported from the Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad which includes a pregnant lady who was tested positive in January 2017.​

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.

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).

Implement National Policy on rare diseases: HC to Centre

Rare diseases

Implement National Policy on rare diseases: HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court today directed the Centre to implement without delay its National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases, which was formulated on the court's direction last year.

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

IVF

Babies born via IVF as smart as naturally conceived children: Study

According to the study, parents who undergo such treatments are generally older, more educated and have a higher socio-economic status than parents who had naturally conceived children.

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

Zika virus

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

A new study has found zika virus infections may cause lasting eye diseases which could pose more danger to unborn babies than previously thought.

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

Heart attack

Smoking doesn't see how old you are: 23-year-old suffers severe heart attack

The patient, Anshul Pandey (name changed to protect identity), was hale and a hearty youngster when he was presented to the team of doctors with acute chest pain with no previous medical records. 

TORS more effective for early stage throat cancers

Surgery

TORS more effective for early stage throat cancers

The study was conducted on 57 patients, who have undergone TORS, under the leadership of Dr Surender Dabas, Director, Head, Neck and Thorax Surgical Oncology, FMRI.