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Dehydration in hot summer: Symptoms, ways to beat the heat

Dehydration

Dehydration in hot summer: Symptoms, ways to beat the heat

During the summer months, as temperarure soars everyone is at risk of dehydration, which can lead to serious complications.

This 26-year-old Filipino man branded as cursed 'Ghost' – Read to know more

Skin disease

This 26-year-old Filipino man branded as cursed 'Ghost' – Read to know more

Individuals who suffer from a rare disorder that affects their skin and facial features often have to face a traumatising ordeal in their lives.

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Cancer

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy reacts more on men than women, says study

Cancer patients are living longer because of improved treatment but the side effects of treatment include cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, says an expert.

Fitness trackers 'unreliable' for measuring calories burned

Weight loss

Fitness trackers 'unreliable' for measuring calories burned

Although fitness devices may accurately measure the heart rate,they are poor at measuring the number of calories you burnt, as per a new study.

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Yoga

Government to dedicate 100 parks 'exclusively' for yoga across the country

Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow will host the main event of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21 this year where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate.

Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Menstruation

Twinkle Khanna urges people to talk about menstruation

Launching a campaign for conversations on menstruation, Twinkle said that there is no shame in menstruation and that people should talk about it.

PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all

Treatment

PM Modi stresses on affordable treatment for all

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on reducing dependence on other countries for getting medical equipment so as to make treatment affordable for people.

World Thyroid Day 2017: A quarter of Indian population suffers from thyroid disorders

World Thyroid Day

World Thyroid Day 2017: A quarter of Indian population suffers from thyroid disorders

According to the survey, more than a quarter of India population suffers from thyroid disorders, that means about 32% Indians have various forms of thyroid disorders.

Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

Epilepsy

Marijuana compound may mitigate seizures in patients with rare epilepsy disorder

The Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder that is associated with drug-resistant seizures and a high mortality rate.  

Anti-encephalitis campaign for 38 UP districts launched

Encephalitis

Anti-encephalitis campaign for 38 UP districts launched

He stressed on awareness and public participation for the success of the campaign that has been rolled out in 38 districts in the worst-affected eastern region of the state.

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

Malaria

Making Gujarat malaria-free: Health Minister recommends using drone to get rid of mosquitoes

The health minister, while speaking at the launch of a campaign to make Gujarat malaria-free by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said that drones should be deployed to check for mosquito breeding sites in homes.

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

Autism

Suicide rates among people with autism on rise

According to a recent study, suicide rates among autism patients have reached `worryingly` high levels.

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

Surgery

Rare surgery gives new food pipe to 8-year-old girl who accidentally drank acid

The eight-year-old girl, who accidentally drank acid when she was just 1.5 years old, successfully underwent a rare surgery at Ahmedabad's Vadilal Sarabhai hospital, enabling her to lead a normal life again.

Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

Arthritis

Suffering from arthritis and back pain? Good sleep and normal vitamin D levels might help!

A new study has found that adequate levels of vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep can help you you get rid of chronic arthritis and back pain.

This new robotic drill can perform brain surgery in just 2.5 minutes

Surgery

This new robotic drill can perform brain surgery in just 2.5 minutes

The new computer-driven robotic drill has been developed at the University of Utah and can make a type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than standard procedures.

This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

Cancer

This common blood test can predict cancer as minutely as a lump in the breast - Read

High number of platelets have been linked to an increased risk of all forms of cancer and scientists are now urging doctors to consider thrombocytosis as a detection method for patients who are yet to show symptoms.

Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod

Dementia

Indian drug for dementia gets US regulatory nod

In a regultory filing on the BSE, the city-based company said the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved its 5mg and 10mg Memantine Hydrochloride tablets for treating moderate to severe Alzheimer`s-type dementia.

India to join hands with WHO to build resilient health systems: Study

Healthcare

India to join hands with WHO to build resilient health systems: Study

Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian minister of health, was elected as the next DG of the World Health Organisation yesterday and he became the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the UN health agency.

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

Cancer

Do you have high blood platelet levels? You could be at cancer risk!

The study analysed the data of 40,000 patients and found that more than 11 per cent of men and six per cent of women over the age of 40 with thrombocytosis went on to be diagnosed with cancer within a year.

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Heart

Eating chocolates regularly could lower risk of irregular heartbeats

Irregular heartbeats is a condition that affects over 33 million people worldwide, with one in four adults likely to develop it at some point during the life course.

Hope for infertile couples as new sperm radar test may improve fertility diagnosis

Infertility

Hope for infertile couples as new sperm radar test may improve fertility diagnosis

The new Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy technique works like radar by firing pulses of energy at the sperm sample inside a scanner and then listening to the echoed signal by the molecules in response.

This is why dieting may not help you to lose weight!

Dieting

This is why dieting may not help you to lose weight!

Researchers said that human bodies tend to compensate by sparing energy, limiting the number of calories that we burn and hence affect our weight loss regimen.

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

Cancer

Now, NCG covers 108 cancer hospitals in India

With this, the NCG, which was launched in 2012, has now covered 60 per cent of the cancer centres and research institutes in the country.

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

Lung cancer

Lung cancer linked to increased suicide risk in men

The researchers found that people with lung cancer had a nine-fold increased risk of suicides, the highest compared to breast, prostate, colorectal cancer.

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

Cancer

How your belly fat increases your risk of cancer

The findings revealed that for every 11 cm increase in the waistline, the risk of obesity related cancers such as breast, bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, etc., escalates by 13 per cent.

Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

Puberty

Early puberty linked to poverty – Survey second's it

The factors determining early puberty have received greater attention recently as more kids are starting puberty at an earlier age than past generations.

Indonesian boy weighing 30 stone after cola and noodle addiction undergoes successful bariatric surgery

Weight loss surgery

Indonesian boy weighing 30 stone after cola and noodle addiction undergoes successful bariatric surgery

Arya, used to eat five meals a day that consisted of rice, meat, fish, cola and five packets of instant noodles, leading to drastic weight gain.

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

Liver

Alcohol and gut fungus combination – Soothing it may sound, lethal it is!

The study also found that anti-fungal compounds like amphotericin B protect from the alcohol-related liver disease progression.

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

Medicines

India's generics project can bring down medicine costs globally: WHO India head

The 59-year old global health leader -- who previously served in a similar capacity in Egypt -- said that there were several "pre-qualified" generic medicine companies in India producing quality medicines.

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia: Things you might not know about this mental disorder

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and acts. 

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

World Health Organisation

World Health Assembly: Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected as new WHO Director-General

Dr Adhanom succeeds China's Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.