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Sleep well – Five foods to help you catch the Z's better!

Most people resort to expensive medicines and therapy to cure their problems related to their sleep and sleep cycles, or lack thereof.

Acupuncture may reduce hot flashes in menopausal women

Acupuncture may help reduce the severity of hot flashes -- a typical symptom of menopause -- in nearly 50 per cent of women, a study has found.

Beware! Energy drinks may up risk of drunk driving

We all love to consume energy drinks as it gives us instant energy to our body.

North, South America declared measles free continents

Measles is a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, including pneumonia, blindness, brain swelling and even death. It is one of the most contagious diseases and affects primarily children. 

Sedentary lifestyle leading cause for heart disease in India

According to the survey, cardiovascular disorders are the cause of 25 per cent deaths in India and heart disease does not affect the urban and economically strong only, it also affects the rural and underprivileged population.

'Breastfeeding may protect moms from cancer, heart disease'

The study underscores the importance of policies that make it possible for women to breastfeed, according to study senior author Alison Stuebe from the University of North Carolina in the US.

Air pollution deaths – How to protect yourself and your family!

Air pollution has been linked to a number of serious health problems, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic respiratory diseases and cancers.

Humans need more rest for better well-being

According to the world's largest survey of more than 18,000 people from 134 different countries on this topic, over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest.

World Heart Day: Heart disease fast catching up with young Indians, say experts

Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

World Heart Day 2016: Five things you should know about heart disease in India!

Coronary heart disease is preventable and every man and woman has the power to lower their risk risk by following a heart-healthy lifestyle. 

Declining trend of HIV in Meghalaya: Patel

Although Meghalaya is not high prevalence with respect to the general population but there is definitely a rise in the high risk groups.

Is your heart older than your actual age? Find out here (Watch)

The CDC also estimates that most US adults have a heart age greater than their actual age. This increases their risk of having a heart attack or stroke. 

Campaign to educate 6 crore people about heart disease

 A new campaign to educate over six crore persons across the country about Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD) was launched here on Wednesday by the Science and Art of Living (SAAOL) and Emami Foundation.

Teenage girls from breast cancer families not depressed

 Adolescent girls in families with a history of breast cancer or a high-risk BRCA1/2 mutation are less likely to experience negative psychological effects, finds a new study.

98% Indians unaware of life-saving technique during heart attack

Around 98 per cent Indians are not trained in basic life-saving technique of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during sudden cardiac arrest, shows a survey conducted by Lybrate, an online doctor consultation platform.

Eight dental fillings can up mercury levels in blood

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases worldwide. Dental amalgam -- the fillings used for surface restorations consisting of a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals -- may significantly increase mercury levels in the body, a study has found.

World Heart Day 2016: Prevent heart disease with these simple home remedies!

Heart disease has become one of the most common reasons of death and around 17.3 million people die each year because of it. 

World Heart Day 2016: 'Power Your Life' with these five great exercises for a healthy heart!

Having a healthy heart matters more than having a fit body, because a weak heart in a healthy body is of no use.

Ear infections: Know it's causes and symptoms!

An ear infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects the middle ear, the sections of your ear just behind the eardrum.

World Heart Day 2016: Know the common symptoms of heart disease!

 Lack of exercise, overeating, unhealthy diet, high blood pressure and cholesterol are some of the factors that increase the risk of developing heart diseases. 

World Heart Day 2016: Six superfoods to power up your heart health!

Heart problems are still very much one of the biggest killers and the dangers of acquiring heart disease loom large over those who hold an unhealthy lifestyle close to their heart.

Nanoparticle injections hold hope for osteoarthritis patients

US researchers have designed a peptide-based nanoparticle, which when injected into an injured joint will not only suppress the inflammation immediately but also reduce the destruction of cartilage, thus lowering the risk for osteoarthritis.

Marriage between first cousins increases risk of passing genetic disorders: Study

A study by Igenomix, the reproductive genetic laboratory giant, on Wednesday has revealed that consanguineous marriages or marriages between first cousins increase the risk of passing genetic disorders to their children.

Want to treat skin rashes caused due to chikungunya? Try these natural remedies!

Nowadays, chikungunya is on the rise and many people are suffering from this life-threatening vector-borne disease.

Cinnamon helps to cool stomach

The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall.

Belly fat may increase risk of heart diseases

Previous studies have shown that people who carry excess abdominal fat around their midsection tend to face higher risks of heart disease compared to people who have fat elsewhere.

Financial hardship can lead to premature ageing in youngsters

The researchers found strong and graded associations between exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function, especially in processing speed.

Researchers identify how cancer's 'invisibility cloak' works!

This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours to spread throughout the body -- when the spread cannot be traced.

Air pollution can harm your heart, vascular system: Expert

Dr Upendra Kaul, Executive Director and Dean Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi said that medical studies have shown that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, abnormalities of rhythm of heart and paralytic strokes, with very small particles found in smoke and haze the culprits of greatest concern.

Lab-grown blood vessels to help kids with heart defects

One of the greatest challenges in vessel bioengineering is designing a vessel that will grow with its new owner.