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Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

Obesity

Beware: The reason for your child's obesity could be you!

For the thinnest child their BMI is 10 per cent due to their mother and 10 per cent due to their father, whereas, for the fattest child this transmission is closer to 30 per cent due to each parent.

Consuming mercury-rich fish may up your risk of ALS, warns study!

Healthy eating

Consuming mercury-rich fish may up your risk of ALS, warns study!

The findings do not negate the fact that eating fish provides many health benefits.

Negative thoughts, irritability could point towards stress, says study!

Stress

Negative thoughts, irritability could point towards stress, says study!

Conducted by YourDost, an online counselling and emotional wellness portal, the study notes "negative thinking is one of the major symptoms of stress".

Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? Online treatment may help you!

Knee pain

Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? Online treatment may help you!

This model of care delivery could greatly improve patient access to effective treatments.

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Adolescent health

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

 

Decoded: The unique benefits of singing to your baby

Singing

Decoded: The unique benefits of singing to your baby

The act of singing could be mutually beneficial for both the mother and the child, says the new study.

How smartphones can cause PTSD symptoms in youngsters

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

How smartphones can cause PTSD symptoms in youngsters

Researchers say that three of four young adults are likely to exhibit symptoms such as fidgeting and scratching of stress similar to those seen in people with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), upon being separated from their smartphones.

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

Brain

Cryonics – This Scottish author pays 50 pounds a month to preserve his brain after death

As per reports, DJ MacLennan has been paying 50 pounds ( appriximately Rs 4,000) a month for the past decade to Alcor Institute in Arizona, USA, to preserve his brain in the hope that he can one day be brought back to life.

Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Healthy eating

Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

Ingestion of the compound, known as titanium dioxide, is nearly unavoidable.

Cancer survivor to pen comic book; Amitabh Bachchan, Ratan Tata offer funding

Cancer

Cancer survivor to pen comic book; Amitabh Bachchan, Ratan Tata offer funding

Neelam Kumar, a cancer survivor, will soon be out with a comic book carrying inspirational stories of other survivors who triumphed over the dreaded disease.

Enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into your life, says actress Kangana Ranaut

exercise

Enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into your life, says actress Kangana Ranaut

The actress believes that dedicating time to walking and health shouldn't be an option.

People suffering mini-strokes at higher risk of suffering major strokes: Study

Strokes

People suffering mini-strokes at higher risk of suffering major strokes: Study

According to doctors, mini-strokes can be considered as warning for future attacks, so early treatment can help prevent a stroke. 

Improved mobility to people with damaged spinal cord

Spinal cord

Improved mobility to people with damaged spinal cord

This "glassy carbon" electrode that is patterned inside chips lasts longer in the body and transmits clearer and more robust signals than available electrodes.

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

Spinal cord

It's your spinal cord which determines left or right-handedness'

To date, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness.

Paunch has the ability to hide cardiac risks: Study

Heart health

Paunch has the ability to hide cardiac risks: Study

Observational studies have linked abdominal adiposity with cardiometabolic disease -- but it is yet unclear whether it is a surrogate for obesity in general or it plays a causal role.

Kids suffering from asthma have some respite – Read

Asthma

Kids suffering from asthma have some respite – Read

The alliance is joined by the State Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Beijing Children`s Hospital, Chinese Pediatric Society under Chinese Medical Association.

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

Nutrition

Infants require five times more nutrition during first three years, say doctors

They said iron is one of the critical elements, not just for production of haemoglobin but also for brain development.

Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Malnutrition

Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Inspite of the state's progressive status, several surveys have indicated an alarming increase in malnutrition and anaemia among children and pregnant women, an official release quoting a spokesman of the Women and Child Development Department said here today.

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

Brain

Do you know which chemical in brain helps in bonding? - Read story

A researcher studied 19 mother-infant pairs and found that the results had important implications for therapies addressing disorders of the dopamine system.

Stem cells from fat show promise for anti-ageing treatment

Ageing

Stem cells from fat show promise for anti-ageing treatment

The researchers made the discovery after developing a new model to study chronological ageing of these cells.

Beware! Private hospitals are reusing disposable surgical items and making you pay for it

Health and sanitation

Beware! Private hospitals are reusing disposable surgical items and making you pay for it

This practice takes place even after clear instructions on the disposables packaging saying that they are only for single use, should be trashed thereafter and cannot be resterilized.

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

Parkinson's disease

The secret to prevent Parkinson's disease is in our genes!

By discovering the gene networks that orchestrate this process, researchers have singled out new therapeutic targets that could prevent neuron loss.

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation calls for national framework to address health issues in India

As the Centre and states are at varying levels of development, there is a need to be cognisant of this reality.

Autism biomarkers in infancy discovered through MRI's

Autism

Autism biomarkers in infancy discovered through MRI's

While researchers at four clinical sites in the United States took part, the project included hundreds of children across the country.

Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now

MRI

Delhiites can avail free MRI, CT scan tests now

 Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that Delhi residents can avail the facility of MRI, PET and CT scan tests for free at 21 private laboratories after showing referral letter from the selected 30 government hospitals.

Zika virus

Researchers uncover how Zika causes foetus microcephaly

Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to cause foetus microcephaly, a brain development disorder.

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

Liver

In a first, Kochi doctors perform dual live-donor transplant on 20-month-old girl

In a significant medical breakthrough and a first in the world, doctors at Kochi hospital performed a dual live-donor transplant on a 20-month-old girl, who weighs just seven kgs on Saturday.

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination was launched for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea deaths.

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

Chickens

Egg-free surrogate chickens act as saviour for rare poultry breeds

The advance -- using gene-editing techniques -- could help to boost breeding of endangered birds, as well as improving production of commercial hens, researchers say.

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

Drugs

Novel DNA computer developed to enhance controlled drug delivery

To determine whether someone has a particular disease, it is essential to measure the concentration of specific antibodies -- the agents that our immune system produces when we are ill.   

Clean drinking water can cause childhood asthma

Asthma

Clean drinking water can cause childhood asthma

Instead of helping to prevent asthma, however, the presence of Pichia in those early days puts children at risk.