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'Good' fat diet reduces gut bacteria, symptoms of Crohn's disease

Inflammatory bowel disorder

'Good' fat diet reduces gut bacteria, symptoms of Crohn's disease

In the new study, a diet of plant-derived "good" fats, including coconut oil or cocoa butter, drastically reduced bacterial diversity in mice with Crohn's-like disease.

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

Heatwave

Revealed – How sweltering heat makes you moody, unhelpful

People tend to become moody and also less helpful or 'pro-social' when it is uncomfortably hot, says a new research.

Are fat burning supplements safe? This mother dies after using diet pills, anti-cellulite cream

Weight loss

Are fat burning supplements safe? This mother dies after using diet pills, anti-cellulite cream

A 50-year-old mother, who bought fat burning supplements and ant-cellulite cream from Facebook seller Kay Mavrides for £30, has reportedly died after using the products.

Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

abortion

Kolkata woman's plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

A vacation bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul directed the medical board to submit the report by June 29 after ascertaining the health of the mother and the foetus.

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

Cancer

Nigerian woman cured of rare form of skin cancer; Indian doctors remove 5kg tumour from her breast

The tumour that appeared on the woman’s left breast in November 2014 was first diagnosed as chronic mastitis - breast cancer - in her home country Nigeria. 

Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH

Cancer

Goa govt to sign MoU with Union govt for cancer centre at GMCH

Rane said that cancer is quite prevalent and has even overtaken the cases of cardiology in Goa.

Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

medical negligence

Oxygen supply cut claims lives of 17 patients at Indore's MY Hospital

The hospital administration has refuted the claims that the deaths were caused by lack of oxygen or "any other negligence".

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

Heart attack

Can your blood group predict heart attack risk?

India is presently witnessing nearly two million heart attacks annually. A heart attack (clinically known as myocardial infarction) is the permanent damage or death of the heart muscles due to lack of oxygen-rich blood.

Doctors in Faridabad successfully remove 'egg-shaped' cyst from 41-year-old woman's brain

Surgery

Doctors in Faridabad successfully remove 'egg-shaped' cyst from 41-year-old woman's brain

Doctors have successfully removed an egg-shaped cyst weighing 200gm from inside the brain of a 41-year-old woman at a city hospital.

 Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

Pain

Dads-to-be, take note! Hold your partner's hand in labour room to ease their pain

A study has found that holding your partner's hand synchronises your heart and respiratory rates and dissipates her pain.

Cycling to work can beat stress and improve work performance!

Stress

Cycling to work can beat stress and improve work performance!

A new study suggests that cycling to office daily not only make you healthier, but also helps to reduce stress and improve your work performance.

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

HIV

Mizoram comes up with scheme for better treatment of HIV affected people

Under the 'Test and Treat Strategy', the HIV affected people would be given free Anti Retrovira Therapy (ART) irrespective of the CD4 count.

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

Parkinson's

Parkinson's may partly be an autoimmune disease: Study

The findings raise the possibility that the death of neurons in Parkinson's could be prevented by therapies that dampen the immune response.

Infections during early childhood may up celiac disease risk, says study

Celiac disease

Infections during early childhood may up celiac disease risk, says study

The study found that the risk of developing celiac disease was particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life.

Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

Children health

Attention kids! This is how your dad can help you stay fit

The researchers found that fathers' participation in physical child care activities like bathing and dressing children or taking them outside for walks and playtime was associated with reduced likelihood that their children would become obese from age 2 to 4.

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding lowers mother's heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers said that women who breastfed their babies had about a 10 percent lower risk of developing heart disease or stroke later in life.

Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum

Yoga

Yoga gives people control of lives, better health: UN forum

Bruce Lipton, a developmental biologist, said the emerging field of epigenetics shows that "we are not determined by (our) genes" and can be "powerful mastersa of one`s own life. Yoga, he said, can help people overcome their genetic inheritance and change their health outcomes.

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

Japanese Encephalitis

Australian man dies after catching Japanese encephalitis in Thailand – How to recognise JE symptoms

The 60-year-old Victoria state resident contracted Japanese encephalitis (JE) while on a 10-day holiday in Phuket in May, reports Xinhua news agency.

Have a 9-5 job?  You could be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D

Have a 9-5 job? You could be at risk of Vitamin D deficiency

Shift workers, healthcare workers and indoor workers in particular are at high risk of vitamin D deficiency, researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada suggest.

Canadian woman's refusal to get her son treated by 'Pakistani doctors with brown teeth' at Mississauga clinic is extremely shocking

Treatment

Canadian woman's refusal to get her son treated by 'Pakistani doctors with brown teeth' at Mississauga clinic is extremely shocking

Hitesh Bhardwaj, who was stunned after witnessing the shocking incident, recorded the whole scene while sitting in the waiting room waiting for his own appointment at Rapid Access to Medical Specialists clinic.

This is why you should include fish in your diet!

Healthy eating

This is why you should include fish in your diet!

A new study has revealed that one should eat fish twice a week because it is good for health and also helps to relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

14-year-old girl with 'scoliosis' cured through new medical technology

Spine deformity

14-year-old girl with 'scoliosis' cured through new medical technology

Scoliosis is a sideway curvature of the spine which caused breathing issues.

Infections during infancy may up celiac disease risk, says study

infection

Infections during infancy may up celiac disease risk, says study

The study showed that the risk of developing celiac disease was particularly high in the case of repeated gastrointestinal infections in the first year of life.

Obese patients have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

Obesity

Obese patients have higher risk of infection after heart bypass surgery

A new study has found that patients with obesity have much higher risk of developing an infection soon after heart bypass surgery.

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

Alzheimer's disease

African plant extract could help treat Alzheimer's disease: Study

The new study has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea could help to protect chemical messengers in the brain which play a vital role in functions, including memory and learning.

3-year-old becomes SAARC's youngest incompatible kidney recipient

Kidney

3-year-old becomes SAARC's youngest incompatible kidney recipient

The team at Medanta The Medicity conducted the path breaking surgery on a three-year-old child weighing 10 kg, who by birth had a condition called `reflux nephropathy` in which the urine tends to go back to the kidneys.

Aadhaar mandatory for tuberculosis patients seeking benefits under govt's TB control scheme

Tuberculosis

Aadhaar mandatory for tuberculosis patients seeking benefits under govt's TB control scheme

The health ministry has asked people without Aadhaar card to get themselves enroled by August 31, 2017.

Sleeping late at night linked to less control over OCD symptoms: Study

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Sleeping late at night linked to less control over OCD symptoms: Study

As per a new study, people who go to bed late appear to have less control over their obsessive thoughts.

'Praying' gives older adults a boost to live longer

Older adults

'Praying' gives older adults a boost to live longer

The study focuses on three measures of well-being -- optimism, self-esteem and contentment with life -- and shows that for all of them, there is a relationship between attachment to God and prayer.

Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

Yoga

Yoga: Learn how it transforms your body

The practice of yoga has been linked to countless health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to improving sex life.

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

Dengue

Dengue and chikungunya: Over 100 dead in Kerala; cases swell in Delhi, prevention tips

According to reports, over 100 people have lost their lives in the southern state of Kerala, succumbing to various diseases, such as, H1N1, leptospirosis and dengue from January till date.