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Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary tract infection: Why it's so common in women? Symptoms, prevention

And if you're a woman, your chance of getting a urinary tract infection is high. This is because the urethra is shorter in women than in men, and it is closer to the anus, making it more likely that bacteria are transferred to the bladder.

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

Babies

IVF babies have same cognitive skills as naturally conceived kids, says study

The study was conducted by city-based Indira IVF and states that in many cases babies born through IVF are more brainy and smart.

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

Heart disease

Take brisk walk every 30 minutes to reduce risk of heart disease

The study found that people who spend increasing time sitting are at an increased risk of serious health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes or death from all causes.

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

Heart health

Humans could regenerate heart cells in future: Study

These heart genes generate what engineers calls lockdown loops in vertebrates and flies, which means that once the genes are turned on, they tell each other to stay on in an animal's cells for its entire lifetime.

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

DNA damage

Night shifts may be obstructing your body's ability to repair DNA damage!

Research has shown that melatonin production boosts the activity of the genes involved in the NER pathway.

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease

Control your blood pressure to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Previous research indicated that consumption of dairy products as well as statins could lead to a greater risk of Parkinson’s, while wine could delay the onset.

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

Asthma

Children with asthma at greater risk of developing heart failure

New research shows that individuals with a history of asthma from childhood are at a greater risk of developing shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and eventually heart failure in adulthood.

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

Dengue

Dengue and chikungunya: Delhi HC asks AAP govt 'why should people suffer?'

The development came as the HC was hearing several petitions seeking action taken by the Delhi government and civic authorities to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya.

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Menopause

Vegetable proteins like whole grain, soy, tofu may protect women from early menopause

Early menopause – the cessation of ovarian function before age 45 – affects about 10 percent of women globally.

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

Heart disease

Persistent mental stress ups death risk in heart disease patients

According to researchers, people with persistent mental distress, including depression and anxiety, were nearly four times as likely to have died of cardiovascular disease and nearly three times as likely to have died from any cause.

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis: Experts figure out the reason why it affects women more than men!

Females just seemed more impacted: In total, they had more than 70 biological processes altered compared to males who had closer to 50, the researchers report.

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Autism

Gene, air pollution together spike autism risk

Genetic factors like copy-number variation -- deletions and duplications of repeated DNA -- also lead to the development of autism. 

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

Cancer

Cancer hijacks natural cell process to survive: Study

NMD is known among the medical community for the role it plays in the development of genetic diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis and some hereditary forms of cancers.

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Cancer

Cancer can be detected through natural sound waves emitted by the human body, say scientists!

Elastography, sometimes referred as 'seismology of the human body', is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging.

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

brain health

Let your kids play video games, it will help boost their attention!

Playing video games also increased the size and efficiency of brain regions related to visuospatial skills. 

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Bug repellants

WARNING: Chemicals from bug-repellant sprays can linger in homes for a year!

Warmer temperatures can lead to a flurry of unwelcome guests to our house – flies, mosquitoes, fleas, wasps, bedbugs and lice.

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

Healthy eating

Avola almonds: The secret to a fitter, healthier you! - Here's why they are good for daily consumption

From its superfood properties to its sustainability, Avola almond can help in filling the lost protein and fiber in your body to the fitter you.

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

Arthritis

Polyarthritis – How it is linked to chikungunya? Symptoms, causes, treatment

People, who are affected with polyarthritis, normally have tender joints with acute pain.

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

Heart health

Beware! City's busy noises disrupt heart rhythms; may trigger cardiovascular problems

The study is the first to use sensors to model the short-term impact that city environments can have upon the human body.

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

toxins

Sick building syndrome: Fungal toxins in your house can make you ill

Accoding to a group of researchers, there are three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper and spread into the air, leading to serious health consequences.

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

Drinking

IMA's new advisory to its members: Refrain from drinking with 'non-doctors'

The representative voluntary organisation of doctors has also asked its members to observe dry days on July 1 (Doctors’ Day) and September 5 (Teachers’ day).

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

Swine flu

Swine flu claims three more lives in Mumbai

In Mumbai, 92 people have been found to be infected in the last one week from June 16 to June 22.

New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

muscles

New method to monitor muscle injuries is here

Researchers from Polytechnic University of Catalunya in Spain developed the new technique, called localised bioimpedance measurement (L-BIA).

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

Well-being

Children raised in single parent families have lower well-being, life-satisfaction

 The researchers analysed the participants' annual income, number of visits to the doctor, level of social integration, and success in romantic relationships.

New method to monitor muscle injuries

Muscle injuries

New method to monitor muscle injuries

The team looked at about 22 muscle injuries in 18 Futbol Club Barcelona players over five years, 'BBC News' reported.

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Texting

Love texting? Here's why your health is at stake!

Some doctors point to how smartphone users have reported soreness or numbness in their hands and wrists after texting for an extended period of time.

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

Diabetes

Low-cost wearable device to monitor diabetes through sweat

The wearable diagnostic biosensor can detect three interconnected compounds - cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 - in sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Alcohol

Your mental health is at risk if you indulge in binge drinking, cocaine abuse

Poorer attention was linked with frequent and infrequent binge drinking and use of drugs, in particular, stimulants. 

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

child development

Parents, take note: Do you give your child non-cow milk? It could affect their height!

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that each daily cup of non-cow's milk consumed was associated with 0.4 centimeters (0.15 inches) lower height than average for a child's age.

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

Hospitalisation

35-year-old man rushed to the hospital after piercing his genitals with 15 needles for almost a year!

The man confessed to sticking needles in his genitals for about a year after doctors inquired about the strange situation.

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Surgery

Eman Ahmed, once dubbed as world’s heaviest woman, can now sit and eat on her own

Doctors treating the 36-year-old at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, have said that she is set to undergo a series of weight-reduction surgeries after Eid.