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Not sleeping well? Air pollution could be the reason behind it

Sleep problems

Not sleeping well? Air pollution could be the reason behind it

Now, researchers have linked air pollution to poor sleep, adding that greater exposure to nitrogen dioxide and small particulates known as PM 2.5s may disrupt your sleep.  

70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

World Health Organisation

70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

As representatives of 194 member states gather at its annual meeting in Geneva, China's Dr Margaret Chan gave her last address as Director-General of the WHO, with her tenure coming to an end.

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

Tuberculosis

Government rolls out fruit-flavoured TB tablets for children

The move is aimed at improving the treatment of tuberculosis and child survival rate.

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

virus

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

The virus is triggered by warm water and had never been found in Tasmania before 2015.

Say hello to 'Dragon's Breath' – World's hottest chili pepper, so spicy it may even cause death!

Chili pepper

Say hello to 'Dragon's Breath' – World's hottest chili pepper, so spicy it may even cause death!

The peppers measure a formidable 2.48 million on the Scoville heat scale, which is a measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers or other spicy foods.

Foodies on Instagram, beware! Your love for food images could elevate your eating disorder risk!

Eating disorder

Foodies on Instagram, beware! Your love for food images could elevate your eating disorder risk!

Social media use is ever increasing among young adults and has previously been shown to have negative effects on body image, depression, social comparison, and disordered eating.

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Smoking

Do you feel safer smoking 'light' cigarettes? Your chances of lung cancer are higher!

Cigarettes labelled as lights, milds, or low-tar – also known as high-ventilation (light) cigarettes – are generally considered to have a lighter, less pronounced flavour, lower levels of tar, nicotine, or other chemicals than regular cigarettes. They are thus marketed by the tobacco industry as a "healthier" option.

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at risk!

Weight loss

Is your teen popping diet pills to lose weight? Their hormones, growth and mental health may be at risk!

A study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota showed that diet pills are an unsafe option for all age groups, but they can prove to be extremely harmful for teenagers in particular, due to the presence of toxic chemicals in the supplements.

Help yourselves to more servings of fruits and veggies to reduce risk of artery disease!

Heart health

Help yourselves to more servings of fruits and veggies to reduce risk of artery disease!

The findings revealed that people who ate three or more daily servings of fruits and vegetables had 18 percent lower odds of PAD than those who ate less.

Parents, take note! Offering fruit juice to your infant in the first year could be harmful, say pediatricians

Pediatric care

Parents, take note! Offering fruit juice to your infant in the first year could be harmful, say pediatricians

The recommendations, published online on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, marks the Academy's first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001.

Hindu, Muslim wives donate their kidney to each others' husbands; save their lives

Organ Donation

Hindu, Muslim wives donate their kidney to each others' husbands; save their lives

A five-hour successful surgery later, both patients are doing well, the doctors said.

Game on! Here's how you can compete in 'Formula 1' on a bicycle and end up healthier too  - Watch Video

exercise

Game on! Here's how you can compete in 'Formula 1' on a bicycle and end up healthier too - Watch Video

For those who are too lazy to work out, this is your motivation right here! 

Developed: Graphene-based sensor to monitor, manage asthma

Asthma

Developed: Graphene-based sensor to monitor, manage asthma

Researchers believe the sensor could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks, thereby preventing hospitalisation and death.

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

colon cancer

Exercise, healthy diet lowers risk of colon cancer recurrence

Colon cancer patients who reported a healthy body weight, engaged in regular physical activity, and ate a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits that was low in red and processed meats, had a lower risk of cancer recurrence and death.

Womb transplant surgeries: Condition of two women stable, say doctors

Transplantation

Womb transplant surgeries: Condition of two women stable, say doctors

According to doctors, the woman has normal blood flow seventy-two hours after undergoing the transplant and has also started eating on her own.

UP hospital denies ambulance, man carries wife's dead body on stretcher

dead body

UP hospital denies ambulance, man carries wife's dead body on stretcher

The deceased, identified as Malti Devi, was experiencing labour pain when her husband, Mahesh, rushed her to CHC hospital in Sarai Akil. Malti, who was suffering all night, was allegedly not attended to by the duty doctors.

This new workout suit helps breathe out body heat, sweat

human body

This new workout suit helps breathe out body heat, sweat

These flaps, which range from thumbnail- to finger-sized, are lined with live microbial cells that shrink and expand in response to changes in humidity.

Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

Heart

Private hospitals 'fleecing' patients for cardiac stents: CIC

It is alleged that private hospitals empanelled with the ESIC are overcharging patients by almost 2.5 times for stent implants and other cardiac procedures.

Platelet shortages come to an end with this new discovery

Blood platelets

Platelet shortages come to an end with this new discovery

The finding from the University of Virginia School of Medicine also could offer big benefits for premature babies, opening the door to new treatments for a serious condition called neonatal thrombocytopenia that affects up to 30 percent of babies in neonatal intensive care units.  

 Watching television for deaf-blind becomes possible with this new technology

Deaf people

Watching television for deaf-blind becomes possible with this new technology

The people, who have tried it, highlighted the advantage of being able to access information they previously could not, in real time and without intermediaries, and they have also praised its ability to transmit to Braille lines and the ability to adjust the reading and viewing speed.

Researchers find antibody to kill cancer cells

Cancer

Researchers find antibody to kill cancer cells

The antibody can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleash the immune system to kill cancer cells. 

Journalists' passion for their profession makes them the go-getters they are, says study

Mental health

Journalists' passion for their profession makes them the go-getters they are, says study

The job of a journalist is more often than not, a pressurising one, but that doesn't affect them, say researchers. 

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

exercise

New workout suit breathes out body's heat, sweat

In the study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers engineered moisture-sensitive cells to not only pull flaps open but also light up in response to humid conditions.

Technology meets medical science: Scientists develop tablet designed to help heart failure patients!

Heart health

Technology meets medical science: Scientists develop tablet designed to help heart failure patients!

OPTILOGG is a pre-programmed tablet attached to a weighing scale that provides heart failure education, registers body weight and symptoms, and titrates diuretics. 

Your breath may soon be the only thing you need to decode your health symptoms!

Diseases

Your breath may soon be the only thing you need to decode your health symptoms!

Researchers chose a material that is highly reactive to ammonia but not to other compounds in breath.

Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

Tobacco

Men, women who indulge in tobacco-use may be at risk of losing their fertility, warn doctors

Fertility experts have said tobacco and other types of narcotics can also cause occurrence of early menopause in women.

One-third of 1,400 hypertension patients avoid taking their medications, says study

Hypertension

One-third of 1,400 hypertension patients avoid taking their medications, says study

Tomaszewski's research team has just been awarded 750,000 by the British Heart Foundation to further the understanding of non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment.

Abu Dhabi doctors save newborn with liver, small intestine portion outside body

Surgery

Abu Dhabi doctors save newborn with liver, small intestine portion outside body

The organs hung from a huge spherical sac sealed by a thin membranous lining from the umbilicus, according to the report on Saturday.

Mushroom lovers, pay attention! Microwaving or grilling them may be more healthier

Mushrooms

Mushroom lovers, pay attention! Microwaving or grilling them may be more healthier

Mushrooms are rich in dietary fibre, vitamins (B1, B2, B12, C, D and E) and minerals such as zinc or selenium, low in calories and fat, as well as important source of betaglucans -- biologically active compounds with potential medicinal value.

Beware, young adults! Hypertension at this stage may elevate stroke risk later

High blood pressure

Beware, young adults! Hypertension at this stage may elevate stroke risk later

Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in the US looked at whether otherwise healthy isolated systolic hypertension (ISH) patients actually have a cardiovascular problem.

Thiruvananthapuram sees alarming rise in dengue cases

Dengue

Thiruvananthapuram sees alarming rise in dengue cases

The president of Indian Medical Association Thiruvananthapuram dristrict, Dr. John Paniker on Saturday said the increase in Aedes Mosquito is the reason for the rise in dengue cases in the city.