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Aerobic exercise: How much? Reasons why you should do it!

exercise

Aerobic exercise: How much? Reasons why you should do it!

Aerobic activity, such as walking, bicycling or swimming, is good for your health regardless of your age, gender.

Men more prone to Type 2 diabetes than women: Study

Diabetes

Men more prone to Type 2 diabetes than women: Study

Researchers said men could be more prone to Type 2 diabetes as they accumulate more iron than women. As compared to one-fifth of women, two-fifth of men were at risk of the disease.

Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection

Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection is an infection caused by a flat, long segmented worm that is found in uncooked meat, especially pork. 

Five simple ways to treat eczema!

eczema

Five simple ways to treat eczema!

Eczema is a type of skin condition where the skin boils out. 

Suffering from acidity? Include these foods in your diet!

Acidity

Suffering from acidity? Include these foods in your diet!

Acidity is mostly because of long gap between meals, having too much of spicy food and tea or coffee regularly.

Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Oral health

Oral hygiene: Try these natural remedies to treat gum pain!

Gum pain usually happens due to an underlying inflammation of the gums and when the person doesn't practice proper dental hygiene.

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

Cancer

Rise in cancer cases in India, says government

As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013.

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

Diseases

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

According to the researchers, the tool can be used by reference laboratories to assist epidemiological surveillance by detecting pathogens with the potential to cause epidemics in humans.

Winter special: Five best body oils for dry skin!

Wellness

Winter special: Five best body oils for dry skin!

Dry skin is one of the most common problems which we all faced every winter season.

Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

neck pain

Suffering from stiff neck? Try these simple ways to treat the pain!

Stiff neck is mostly caused by sleeping in a wrong position or constantly staring at the computer screen for long hours.

Eat these foods to keep your liver healthy!

Healthy eating

Eat these foods to keep your liver healthy!

 Liver is an important organ of our body as it performs many vital functions like eliminating waste and removing harmful toxins from the blood.

Cancer and suicide: Young people at twice the risk

Cancer

Cancer and suicide: Young people at twice the risk

According to the research, survivors of brain tumours, leukaemia, bone and soft tissue sarcomas and testicular cancer are more vulnerable in terms of risk of suicide.

Weight loss: Five effective ways to rev up your metabolism!

Weight loss

Weight loss: Five effective ways to rev up your metabolism!

Metabolism is a natural process that takes place within the cells of living organisms.

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Fixed dose combination medicines

Delhi High Court quashes Centre’s decision to ban 344 fixed dose combination medicines

Earlier in March, the Health Ministry had banned 344 fixed drug combinations through a gazette notification, which includes well known brands like Corex cough syrup, Vicks Action 500 extra and D'Cold.

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV

Five facts you need to kow about HIV/AIDS

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. 

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

HIV

World AIDS Day: Five things you can do for people living with HIV

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support to and solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV. 

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

HIV

World AIDS Day: Here's how to prevent HIV infection!

Prevention is certainly better than cure. On World AIDS day, here’s taking a look at way to prevent HIV infection

Social stigma causing depression, suicide in people with HIV

HIV

Social stigma causing depression, suicide in people with HIV

According to the survey people diagnosed with HIV or AIDS are three times more likely to commit suicide than general population.

Heart disease: Lifestyle critical regardless of your genetic risk factor

Heart disease

Heart disease: Lifestyle critical regardless of your genetic risk factor

While genetics are important, modification by lifestyle changes, diet and environmental influences can be effected and remains critical, observes Dhall citing recent research done in the US.

Assam records 928 new HIV cases, says ASACS

HIV

Assam records 928 new HIV cases, says ASACS

Assam is categorised as a low HIV prevalence state with an estimated adult prevalence of 0.06 per cent, lower than the national prevalence of 0.26 per cent.

Natural beauty: Six amazing benefits of mustard oil for your skin, hair and teeth!

Beauty tips

Natural beauty: Six amazing benefits of mustard oil for your skin, hair and teeth!

Dermatologist Pragya Gupta, who is a specialist advisor for P Mark Mustard Oil, shares a few benefits of mustard oil.

Winter outing with infants: Seven handy tips for parents!

Child care

Winter outing with infants: Seven handy tips for parents!

Here are some handy tips for parents to keep their child healthy in winter.

'Cancer bubbles' during chemotherapy may cause deadly clotting

Cancer

'Cancer bubbles' during chemotherapy may cause deadly clotting

Chemotherapy may stimulate the release of tiny bubbles from the surface of cancer cells that can cause potentially fatal blood clots, a new study has found.

Menstrual cycle doesn't impact training, performance

Menstrual cycle

Menstrual cycle doesn't impact training, performance

 A recent study, published in the Journal of Physiology, has found that doing fixed intensity exercise during menstrual cycle does not affect a woman`s autonomic heat responses (skin blood flow and sweating).

Electro-acupuncture may improve sleep in women with breast cancer: Study

Breast cancer

Electro-acupuncture may improve sleep in women with breast cancer: Study

A new study suggests that electro-acupuncture may be effective in improving sleep quality in women who are suffering from breast cancer.

Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

Autism

Flu vaccine during pregnancy doesn't increase autism risk in child: Study

A new study suggests that there is no link between pregnant women having influenza during pregnancy and an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in children.

Scientists unlock the mystery of blood clot deaths in cancer patients

Cancer

Scientists unlock the mystery of blood clot deaths in cancer patients

A new study by a team of New Zealand scientists have solved the mystery of why many cancer patients die of blood clots while undergoing chemotherapy.

Five fitness tips for winter!

Fitness

Five fitness tips for winter!

It is important to remain fit and healthy during this season in order to keep diseases and illness at bay.

Under-50 smokers eight times more likely to have major heart attack, says study

Heart attack

Under-50 smokers eight times more likely to have major heart attack, says study

Smokers under 50 are eight times more likely than non-smokers of the same age to have a major heart attack, scientists said Wednesday.

Can you delay death? Know what a study shows

Healthy living

Can you delay death? Know what a study shows

In a study of various types of exercise and their risk levels, the researchers found that participation in specific sports showed significant benefits for public health, and urged doctors and policymakers to encourage people to take them up.

Honey – The secret natural cure for oral cancer wounds!

Oral cancer

Honey – The secret natural cure for oral cancer wounds!

In a significant finding, after years of research, a group of Indian scientists have found out that honey can help treat oral cancer wounds.