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World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

Hepatitis

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

A good information and knowledge about hepatitis risks can help people prevent themselves from getting infected or passing the infection on to others. 

83 percent parents in India put their trust in almonds as the best snack for their kids!

Children's health

83 percent parents in India put their trust in almonds as the best snack for their kids!

The survey, led by market research company Ipsos, found that 94 percent of mothers in both Tier I and II cities, rank "almonds specifically" as the healthiest form of snacking. 

Skin cancer: Broccoli and cauliflower may help cure deadly melanoma

skin cancer

Skin cancer: Broccoli and cauliflower may help cure deadly melanoma

Melanoma, which is caused by exposure to UV rays, is the most common and most deadly form of skin cancer.

 

Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

Infant

Underweight, premature infant birth has another reason – Pollution

The researchers noted if the pregnant mother was exposed to pollution, it could further lead to high risk for vision and hearing problems, learning problems and even death.

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

Sleep

Poor sleep may make you fat, raise diabetes risk

The findings showed that people who were sleeping an average of six hours a night had a waist measurement that was 3 cm greater than individuals who were getting nine hours of sleep a night. 

Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

Cognitive health

Babies are smarter than you think – Can predict people's behaviour, judge preferences!

The findings demonstrated that infants look for consistent patterns of behaviour and make judgements about people's preferences based on simple probabilities calculated from observed events and actions.

Govt releases guidelines to improve newborn health

Newborn health

Govt releases guidelines to improve newborn health

FPC has emerged as an important concept of health care which provides for partnership between health care staff and families in care of sick newborns.

People living illegally in a country face higher risk of mental distress

Mental health

People living illegally in a country face higher risk of mental distress

DREAMers is a term used for immigrants, who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents when they were minors and have lived here ever since.

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. 

Actor Inder Kumar dies due to heart attack: Common symptoms, prevention tips

Heart attack

Actor Inder Kumar dies due to heart attack: Common symptoms, prevention tips

Fatigue is another major reason for a heart attack. Whenever you experience it, do not take it lightly.

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

Antibiotics

Half of Australian children prescribed antibiotics in first year

We found that by the age of one year, half of all infants had been prescribed at least one course of antibiotics and one in eight infants had been prescribed three or more courses of antibiotics, Burgner told Xinhua on Friday.

Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Diabetes

Can moderate consumption of alcohol reduce diabetes risk? Researchers say yes!

Researchers surveyed more than 70,000 people on their alcohol intake – how much and how often they drank.

New treatment successfully stops tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer

Breast cancer

New treatment successfully stops tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer

The therapy involves taking a new class of drug, called CDK4 and CDK6 inhibitors, and it significantly delayed tumour growth in patients with advanced breast cancer.

Sugar not only affects your weight, but your mental health as well, says study!

Mental health

Sugar not only affects your weight, but your mental health as well, says study!

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, concluded that "lower intake of sugar may be associated with better psychological health."

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

Calcium

Scientists identify link between calcium, cholesterol

The findings showed that targeting calcium in the cell could lead to a new way to control cholesterol metabolism that increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 

Protien

Lucknow's 90% people suffer from protein deficiency

The study by International research firm Kantar IMRB states that Ahmedabad and Chennai with 84 per cent each have the second largest protein deficient people. 

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

Litchi

Revealed: Litchi deaths not caused by the fruit, banned pesticide 'Endosulfan' is to blame

A new study has revealed that the delicious tropical fruit is not responsible for the untimely deaths of the children, but the banned pesticide Endosulfan is the real cause.

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Surgery

Oh boy! Canadian doctors perform world's first in-womb heart surgery

Sebastian was diagnosed with two severe congenital heart defects in the womb and his heart was not sufficiently pumping blood and oxygen in his body.

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

knee

Now, alternative pain relief for knee replacement patients

A traditional option for pain relief during knee replacement surgery is a 'femoral nerve block’ a single dose of local anesthetic injected around the femoral nerve in the groin, which is typically administered by an anesthetist. 

In a first, US scientists create genetically modified human embryos

Human embryos

In a first, US scientists create genetically modified human embryos

The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University in the US, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the controversial gene-editing technique CRISPR.

Talking to yourself proves fruitful, helps in combating stress

Stress

Talking to yourself proves fruitful, helps in combating stress

The team found that when reacting to the disturbing photos such as a man holding a gun to their heads, the emotional brain activity decreased within a second when they referred to themselves in the third person.

New DNA sunscreen provides better skin protection

Sunscreen

New DNA sunscreen provides better skin protection

The new sunscreen is made up of thin and optically transparent crystalline DNA films that have been irradiated with UV light. The more it gets exposed to UV light, the better the film can absorb it, the researchers found.

Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

sperm count

Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

Researchers from Hebrew University in Israel and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US carried out the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count.

Growth hormone disorder in children: Symptoms, why early treatment is crucial

Growth hormone deficiency

Growth hormone disorder in children: Symptoms, why early treatment is crucial

In severe GH deficiency in children who are affected since birth there might be a delay in achieving milestones such as standing, walking, and jumping etc.

Monitoring spread of diabetes becomes easy with Google searches

Diabetes

Monitoring spread of diabetes becomes easy with Google searches

Researchers at University of Warwick in the UK propose that key words entered into search engines - or posted on social media - which are related to symptoms and risk-factors of diabetes

Now you can order Domino's pizza by just 'saying pizza'

Dominos Pizza

Now you can order Domino's pizza by just 'saying pizza'

American pizza restaurant chain Dominos has joined hands with Amazon's cloud-based voice service to enable voice-control pizza orders.

23% Indian women seek dignity, respect in maternal healthcare

Maternal healthcare

23% Indian women seek dignity, respect in maternal healthcare

Women have seen improvement in maternal healthcare over the time and submitted their one wish as being treated in a respectful and dignified manner.

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

Dengue

Dengue fever: Know the symptoms, prevention tips

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the dengue virus.

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Stillborn baby

Father held after stray dogs found feeding on his stillborn baby girl's body

Reports say the father of the baby girl, allegedly dumped the body near the blood bank on the hospital premises and escaped instead of performing the last rites.

Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

Hypertension

Hypertension, diabetes claim more lives in Delhi than other diseases: Survey

According to a survey conducted by NGO Praja Foundation, the national capital reported as many as 3,890 hypertension-related and 1,356 diabetes-related deaths in 2015.

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

Cancer

Dogs with cancer may survive longer with high cholesterol

The findings showed that elevated total cholesterol was significantly associated with a reduced risk for overall mortality in dogs with osteosarcoma -- a type of malignant tumour that's often diagnosed in humans as well, typically afflicting teenagers and young adults.