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Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

Diarrhoea

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

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 why milk is good for your child's growth

milk

This 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.

Gulping more than three cups of coffee a day can halve prostate cancer risk

Prostate cancer

Gulping more than three cups of coffee a day can halve prostate cancer risk

The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have some protective effect against cancer.

A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

Bladder cancer

A cure for bladder cancer that took Vinod Khanna's life? New drug stops tumour growth

According to the researchers from the University of British Columbia, the drug is found to be effective in chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, which is the the fifth most common among the numerous types of cancer.

Vinod Khanna dies of cancer – All you need to know about the condition that killed the veteran actor

Cancer

Vinod Khanna dies of cancer – All you need to know about the condition that killed the veteran actor

Bladder is any types of cancer that start from the epithelial lining of the urinary bladder.

Amid spat over treatment, Abu Dhabi doctors visit Eman at Mumbai hospital – What's next for world's heaviest woman?

Weight loss surgery

Amid spat over treatment, Abu Dhabi doctors visit Eman at Mumbai hospital – What's next for world's heaviest woman?

As per reports, the team from Abu Dhabi comprised four doctors and three management officials, who crosschecked Eman's medical reports and held a meeting with bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who is treating her, and the COO of Saifee Hospital.

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

hospitals

Hospitals can't hold patients hostage for unpaid bills: Delhi HC

The ruling came in a habeas corpus plea moved by the son of the patient, a former Madhya Pradesh policeman who was admitted in the hospital for treatment in February.

Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

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Here`s how protein impacts intellectual disability

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown that a protein helps balance nerve cell communication.

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

Drug-resistant malaria

Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by dried leaf tablets

18 critically ill patients suffering from drug-resistant malaria cured by tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant.

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Eyes

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Lion Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology (LAICO) was involved in the programme being a part of the Aravind Eyecare System which is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness.

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

age-related diseases

Researchers identify new genetic variants linked to extreme old age

A new study has identified new  rare genetic variants in chromosomes 4 and 7 associated with extreme longevity.

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

Heart

This is how nanoparticles get into blood and damage heart – Read

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

Brain

Scientists create new brain cells from human skin

The study, led by researchers at University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the US, used a genetic process to reprogramme these cells into a pluripotent state capable of developing into any type of cell or tissue of the body.

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

Blood pressure

Consuming less salt not a solution to lower your BP: Study

However, over the next 16 years, the researchers found that the study participants who consumed less than 2,500 milligrams of sodium a day had higher blood pressure than participants who consumed higher amounts of sodium.  

Massive nine kg tumour removed from Rajasthan man's leg, patient walks out satisfied

Cancer

Massive nine kg tumour removed from Rajasthan man's leg, patient walks out satisfied

A resident of Ganganager, in Rajasthan, was diagnosed of Large Soft Tissue Sarcoma (9Kg), with Neuro Vascular involvement.

Obese children face four times greater risk of Type-2 diabetes in adulthood

Obesity

Obese children face four times greater risk of Type-2 diabetes in adulthood

Children with higher BMI were found to have far greater risk of developing Type-2 diabetes than those with normal weight.

Artificial womb for premature babies? This baby sheep is growing inside a plastic bag

Premature babies

Artificial womb for premature babies? This baby sheep is growing inside a plastic bag

The approach might one day help nurture and protect premature babies outside the uterus, providing a better chance for survival and eliminating the health risk of pregnancy.

12 out of 13 doctors treating world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed quit – This is what they have to say

Weight loss

12 out of 13 doctors treating world's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed quit – This is what they have to say

The resignation came amid allegations made by Shaimaa Salim, who claimed that doctors were lying about Eman's weight loss and not giving factual updates on her health and recovery.

Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

Weight gain

Diet products are just junk food in disguise, can make you fat

As per a new research, high-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden "diet" foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as well.

Spat between world's heaviest woman Eman's kin & doctors gets murkier, mother releases new video

Weight loss

Spat between world's heaviest woman Eman's kin & doctors gets murkier, mother releases new video

A day after her sister Shaimaa Salim leveled shocking allegations against bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala and Saifee Hospital in a video uploaded online that has gone viral, now her mother, Thanaa Ahmed, too, released a scathing footage on Eman's health.

Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Vaccines

Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

The team, working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle in the UK, created a technique which can keep proteins intact at high temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius, by encasing them in silica cages.

Kids can't safely cross road before 14: Study

Children's health

Kids can't safely cross road before 14: Study

Children contend with two main variables when deciding whether it is safe to cross a street researchers said.

Placebo effect can mend broken hearts too: Study

medication

Placebo effect can mend broken hearts too: Study

The study is the first to measure placebos' impact on emotional pain from romantic rejection.

Scientists successfully test artificial womb in animals; say it could help increase survival chances in human preemies!

Pregnancy

Scientists successfully test artificial womb in animals; say it could help increase survival chances in human preemies!

The plastic 'womb' consists of a mixture of warm water and added salts, similar to amniotic fluid, to support and protect the foetus.