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Police complaint filed against world's heaviest woman's sister Shaimaa

Surgery

Police complaint filed against world's heaviest woman's sister Shaimaa

The complaint was filed against Egyptian national Shaimaa Selim for obstructing the medical treatment of her sister Eman, who was admitted for weight loss.
 

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Diabetes

Artificial pancreas found to be safe and effective for young children

Artificial pancreas automates the blood sugar control for people with Type-1 diabetes.

Treated Eman Ahmed like my own baby, world's heaviest woman now 176 kg, says Dr Muffazal ​Lakdawala

World's heaviest woman

Treated Eman Ahmed like my own baby, world's heaviest woman now 176 kg, says Dr Muffazal ​Lakdawala

Amidst the blame game and name-calling, a statement was released by Saifee Hospital on Thursday, announcing that Eman will be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi for further treatment.

Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

Wellness

Tips to prevent hair damage during summers!

The heat of the sun and the UV radiation can damage the hair.

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

Polio

As shortage of polio vaccine strikes world, WHO urges dose cut

The World Health Organization urged countries today to resort to smaller doses to ward off outbreaks of polio as there is a global shortage of the vaccine.

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

AIDS

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

This Bangladeshi toddler born with three legs can now 'kick the ball' after surgery in Australia

Surgery

This Bangladeshi toddler born with three legs can now 'kick the ball' after surgery in Australia

Born with three legs because body parts of a twin had grown inside her, Choity returned to her hometown in Bangladesh after a surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run again.

Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

Menstruation

Yoga can significantly mitigate symptoms of menstrual disorders

For the study, the researchers carried out a systematic review of the published literature on yoga practice and common menstrual disorders.

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Autism

Granny's smoking habit reason behind autism in kids? Here's what you should know

Researchers found that granny's smoking habit increases the risk of autism by 53 per cent in her grandchildren.

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Testesterone

Take note, men! Testosterone can make you impulsive

Researchers, including those from California Institute of Technology in the US, found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Diabetes

Here comes a diabetes app to forecast blood sugar levels

Researchers have developed a new personalised app that can allow people with type 2 diabetes to keep a track on their blood sugar levels.

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

Smoking

Smokers rejoice! E-cigarettes can help you kick the butt

The study suggest that e-cigarettes may provide a safer alternative to smokers than the traditional cigarettes.

AIIMS symposium to focus on efficacy of dengue vaccine in India

Dengue

AIIMS symposium to focus on efficacy of dengue vaccine in India

The two-day symposium 'AIIMS-FAM Dengue, Zika and Chikunganya', is being held in collaboration with The Fondation de l?Acadamie de Medecine (FAM-Medical Academy Foundation) of France.

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

Arthritis

Fighting arthritis: Researchers edit stem cells to fight inflammation

SMART cells, develop into cartilage cells that produce a biologic anti-inflammatory drug that could replace arthritic cartilage and simultaneously protect joints and other tissues from damage that occurs with chronic inflammation.

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

Heart health

Beware: Air pollution may put you at an increased risk of stroke, heart attack!

As per the study, tiny particles in polluted air can travel from the lungs into our bloodstream and increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Tips for a healthier, secure environment at workplace

Workplace health

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Tips for a healthier, secure environment at workplace

Reducing the risks of injury and illness at work can immensely benefit the workers and organisations alike.

Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

eye infection

Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

Unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing cataracts and damaging the retina.

Depression: How to deal with it naturally

Depression

Depression: How to deal with it naturally

Depression is first characterized by denial followed by anger. People do not accept that they suffer from depression; they brush it off as just a low point in their life.

Did Eman's sister ignore doctors' advice? Cops called in after Shaimaa feeds world's heaviest woman water

Weight loss surgery

Did Eman's sister ignore doctors' advice? Cops called in after Shaimaa feeds world's heaviest woman water

As per the reports in mid-day, the Saifee hospital where Eman is being treated called on the cops after her sister Shaimaa tried to feed a few drops of water to the Egyptian woman, despite warning from doctors who said it can prove fatal.

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

Energy drinks

WARNING: Energy drinks worse, more dangerous than caffeine, says study!

Each energy drink available commercially is packed with 108 grams of sugar and 320 mg of caffeine.  

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

Dengue

Delhi govt gears up to prevent dengue, chikungunya outbreak

The Delhi government has ordered inspection of construction sites and its residential colonies here to check breeding grounds for mosquitoes as it gears up to prevent possible outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Kidney

Early kidney transplant must for children with renal failure

Early transplant of kidney is important for children diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain: Study

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain: Study

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors.

Want to keep your brain healthy? Doing this daily might help!

Brain

Want to keep your brain healthy? Doing this daily might help!

A new research has found that regular walk not only benefits our heart and muscles but also contributes in keeping our brain healthy.

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

immunization

Mission Indradhanush: Govt identifies 254 districts for immunization

As a part of the initiative, which is being termed as the phase-IV of the programme, the government aims to vaccinate those children who were missed out during the routine vaccination or in the earlier phases, Pradeep Haldar, Deputy Commissioner (Immunisation) said.

After spat over treatment, 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to be now shifted to UAE hospital

Surgery

After spat over treatment, 'world's heaviest woman' Eman Ahmed to be now shifted to UAE hospital

Amid war of words between Eman Ahmed's relatives and doctors treating the world's heaviest woman over her actual weight loss, the Egyptian national will now be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Drugs

Scientists suggest improvement in animal testing protocols for production of drugs

Two leading scientists writing in the European Journal of Internal Medicine give their expert view of the importance of animal testing to medical progress and present ways it could be further improved to yield more useful clinical results.

Suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases? Include this in your diet to ease the symptoms!

Inflammatory bowel diseases

Suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases? Include this in your diet to ease the symptoms!

The dietary soy-protein concentrate at the 12-percent dose level ameliorated body-weight loss and swelling of the spleen in the mice with induced inflammatory bowel disease.

This is why milk is good for your child's growth

milk

This is why milk is good for your child's growth

Researchers in Stein`s lab conducted a study to calculate protein scores for eight sources of protein, derived from both plants and animals.

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

Malaria

Drug-resistant malaria cures by plant therapy: Study

The attending physician in clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo prescribed the malaria therapy made from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant, also known as sweet wormwood, when standard medications failed to help 18 critically ill malaria patients.

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

HIV

Ensure adequate treatment to HIV+ man, Delhi HC tells Centre

The 26-year-old father of two kids, who has challenged the termination of his service at a private city hospital, was thrown out of his job for over a year now.