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Childhood accident cripples life of 21-year-old for 11 years – Read

accident

Childhood accident cripples life of 21-year-old for 11 years – Read

The 11-year old saw his uncle and cousin dying in front of him and later, he also lost his mother while he himself was in the ICU.

Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study

Ageing

Sitting down for too long can age women faster, says study

Do you often sit down for long hours? Well, a new study has revealed that women who sit for too long are more likely to speed up ageing.

Antidepressants during pregnancy may cause malformations in baby

Pregnancy

Antidepressants during pregnancy may cause malformations in baby

A new study has revealed that woman who take take antidepressant medications during their pregnanacy for lowering their symptoms of depression during the first three months of pregnancy may cause malformations in baby.

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters cortical excitability in brain: Study

Mental health

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters cortical excitability in brain: Study

A new study has found that adolescents who uses heavy alcohol for a long time can alter cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain.

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

Mental health

Delirium can accelerate dementia process

When people start becoming delirious, it may have a long-lasting impact on their brains, accelerating the dementia process among them, a new study has found.

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

Mental health

Delirium can fasten dementia-related mental decline: Study

The study is the first to show the multiplying effects of delirium, that affects a quarter of older patients, and dementia in these people, researchers said.

Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

Diseases

Now, social media can help forecast infectious disease outbreaks

The Internet-based findings on exposure patterns are in good agreement with those derived from traditional epidemiological surveillance data, which can be available after considerable delays. 

Premature birth may lead to health problems in adolescence: Study

Premature birth

Premature birth may lead to health problems in adolescence: Study

As per the Swedish study, pregnancy normally lasts about 40 weeks, and babies born after 37 weeks are considered full term.

What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

Tumour

What an irony of fate? AIIMS gives surgery date in 2020 to woman fighting brain tumour

Her farmer son Gulab Thakur says: “Doctors at AIIMS have said a surgery is needed but given a date of February 20, 2020 citing unavailability of beds.

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

Breast Implant

Breast implant victims win payout from German safety body

TUV Rheinland was ordered to make a provisional payment of 3,000 euros to each plaintiff for certifying that implants made by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) met safety standards.

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

Healthy foods

New research delves into children's beliefs about fruit, vegetables

The results from the study were encouraging as the children seemed to have a very good awareness of the health benefits of eating fruit and vegetables.

Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes, says study

gut inflammation

Gut inflammation, bacterial changes linked to diabetes, says study

A new study has found out that people with Type 1 diabetes show a change in gut bacteria and inflammation in their small intestine which are not visible in people without the autoimmune condition.

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

Overweight

Intragastric balloons better option for overweight than surgery

As surgery can be some times dangerous for weight reduction, intragastric ballooning is a better option, especially for those excessively overweight, doctors said on Friday.

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'

Parkinson's disease

'Stem cell treatment shows improvement in Parkinson's, neurology patients'

Stem cell treatments can lead to great improvement in patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, extreme pain in the groin and other neurological issues as it helps in the regeneration of tissues -- a new treatment option, said doctors on Friday.

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer: One in four men can avoid biopsy with MRI scan

Multi-parametric MRI (MP-MRI) scans provide information about the cancer's size, how densely packed its cells are and how well connected to the bloodstream it is, so could help differentiate between aggressive and harmless cancers.

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

fertility

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

The Yo Sperm test works through an app and a microscope attachment that covers the phone's camera and flash, enabling men to keep a check their reproductive health without having to go to the clinic.

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

Heart disease

Winter health risks: This is how cold weather affects your heart

People with a history of coronary heart disease, diabetes and hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attacks during the cold months.

Tata Memorial starts trials to reduce chemotherapy hair loss

Hair loss

Tata Memorial starts trials to reduce chemotherapy hair loss

The technique is expected to restrict chemotherapy medication from affecting the scalp and thereby reducing hair fall.

Gestational diabetes likely to elevate depression risk following childbirth

Depression

Gestational diabetes likely to elevate depression risk following childbirth

The study also found that among women with a history of depression, pre-gestational diabetes and mild preterm delivery increased the risk of postpartum depression.

Cipla initiates campaign for a pollution free Delhi; starts #saveyourlungsdilli

Air pollution

Cipla initiates campaign for a pollution free Delhi; starts #saveyourlungsdilli

According to a TGI Survey, 34 percent (approx five million) of Delhi people are suffering respiratory problems including Asthma, Bronchitis, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

It's exercise which can help you come out of side-effects of breast cancer drugs - Read how

Cancer

It's exercise which can help you come out of side-effects of breast cancer drugs - Read how

The study says that a combination of weight training and 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity can be helpful.

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

Ebola

Now, blood test will predict survival outcome in patients suffering from Ebola virus

The new research provides data on the underlying causes of Ebola virus infection.

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

Newborn

Anti-depressants could take a toll on your newborn's health

The risk is high enough to merit caution in their use, especially since, in most cases, they are only marginally effective, the study says.

Working 9 to 9? Here are 7 survival tips to stay healthy, succeed in career

Healthy Lifestyle

Working 9 to 9? Here are 7 survival tips to stay healthy, succeed in career

Dr Gowri Kulkarni shares a few tips that can help you stay healthy as well as achieve a successful career.

Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Healthy eating

Revealed: Turmeric isn't as healthy as you think

Curcumin is an unstable, reactive, non-bioavailable compound and, therefore, a highly improbable lead for drug development, say researchers.

 

Stress – This is how your key body systems react

Stress

Stress – This is how your key body systems react

When stress becomes overwhelming, it can cause numerous emotional and physical disorders.

Work-related stress can cause cancer

Cancer

Work-related stress can cause cancer

 Prolonged exposure of men to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

IVF technique

Three-parent IVF technique allows infertile couple to embrace parenthood

The successful birth which has taken place in Ukraine, gives hope to millions of infertile and childless couples around the globe.

Decrease' in anaemia due to Raj govt programmes: PS Food and Civil Supplies

Anaemia

Decrease' in anaemia due to Raj govt programmes: PS Food and Civil Supplies

Anaemia among women in 15-49 years of age group has reduced by 12 per cent and in men, it decreased by 29 per cent

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential -  Know why?

Antibiotics

Proper diagnosis of fungal infection is essential - Know why?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, according to the World Health Organization.

Scientists design high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection

Cancer

Scientists design high precision DNA probes for breast cancer detection

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati relied on `magic bullets` of science, a class of molecules called aptamers, that can bind to virtually any molecule, clasping it in a firm lock-and-key fit.