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Diwali health tips

Diwali Special: Seven simple tips for safe and healthy celebrations!

With the festival of lights round the corner, we are all set for celebrations with shopping, making sweets and decorating the house being the top priority. 

RespiratoryCare Week 2016

Five lesser-known herbs that heal respiratory infections and boost lung health

Luckily Mother Nature has some magical ways that can undo the damage done to our lungs and restore them to a healthier state.


Aerobic exercise may ward off memory decline in elderly

In vascular cognitive impairment, problems with memory and thinking skills result from damage to large and small blood vessels in the brain.

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Five signs that may be indicative of the illness!

It can have a profound impact on someone’s life, and in some cases, it is even considered debilitating.


Sleeping beside your baby can cause cot death

New-born babies should be put to bed in the same bedroom as their parents but not on the same bed for the first year of their life.


Ray of hope to improve HIV drug therapies

 A new research, through the use of nanotechnology, now aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients.

Hip replacement surgery

Hip surgery does not improve physical activity: Study

A new study has found that patients who underwent hip replacement surgery have showen little improvement in their physical activity levels like walking, cycling or climbing stairs.

Fungal disease

Coffee plant disease not caused by climate change: Study

Fears that climate change is promoting a fungal disease which can devastate coffee crops may not be true as there is no evidence found to prove this, researchers say.

Mental health

Five simple ways to improve your mental health!

We often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health. 

Iman Ahmad Abdulati

At 500 kilograms, is this 36-year-old the world's heaviest woman?

Iman was diagnosed with elephantiasis soon after she was born.


Onion compound may help fight ovarian cancer, say researchers

A natural compound isolated from onions may help treat the most common type of ovarian cancer, a new study has claimed.


Repeatedly heading a football may impair memory, says study

Heading the football repeatedly during a match could cause significant memory problems in players for up to a day, scientists have found


Hyderabad woman dies of dengue soon after delivering twins

K Rajni, a 29-year-old-woman from Sainagar colony in Saroornagar died of Dengue shock syndrome at a hospital in Banjara Hills soon after delivering twins at a nursing home.


Choosing smaller portions of food does not hamper pleasure of eating, reveals study

 A recent study conducted by researchers has found that consuming smaller portions of food does not hamper the enjoyment of eating.

Japanese Encephalities

Japanese encephalitis epidemic intensifies in Odisha, death toll escalates to 63

This death toll has crossed 60 in six weeks in Odisha's Malkangiri district, where a central team is already present to assess the situation.

Alzheimer`s disease

Here's how Alzheimer's disease can be possibly prevented

A new study has found out that consuming pills that prevents the accumulation of toxic molecules in the brain might someday help prevent or delay Alzheimer`s disease.


Menopause: Unusual signs you didn’t know about!

The most common signs of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and low sex drive. 

Bitter gourd

Know why bitter gourd is good for health!

Butter gourd is really good for our health as it promotes many health benefits and helps prevents many diseases.

Heart disease

Discrimination against obese people may increase health risks

Obese people risk getting diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, inflammation and other disorders, if they are discriminated in society, finds a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher.

Sexually transmitted infections

Youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs: Study

A new research shows that youths attending mental health services have unmet sexual health needs, as shown by low rates of contraception and high rates of unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Viral infection

Unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection is triggered by inflammation

 A study finds fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.


Indian researcher's smart textiles to sense illness

Kunal Mankodiya, Director of the university's Wearable Biosensing Laboratory is researching how to transform gloves, socks, clothing and even shoes into high-tech items that will make people healthier -- and improve their lives.

Brain dead man

26-year-old brain dead man's kin donate his kidneys; gift life to two

Manoj, who is from Patiala met with an accident this week on Zirakpur-Patiala highway and was admitted to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in a serious condition


Hypertension woes? Here are some tips on how to beat the condition

Adequate sleep of at least 6-8 hours is required if you want to keep the symptoms of this ailment at bay.

Iodine Deficiency

Iodine deficiency: Top five signs you need to know!

 Iodine deficiency is very common in our country


Know these amazing health benefits of mulberry!

Who doesn't like to eat this tiny and juicy fruit? 

Bird flu

Delhi bird flu scare: 'Virus less infective, no threat to humans'

The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any threat to human beings due to the bird flu or avian influenza as the strain of the virus is "less infective", even as six ducks were found dead in the national capital.

Chronic diseases

Uncertainty in top level may elevate risk of chronic diseases

According to the study, the findings apply to those uncertain at the top of the social hierarchy as also to those uncertain of their status in lower ranking, though the latter may have opportunities for upward mobility and this may be associated with better health. 


TB tricks body's immune system to make people infectious

Tuberculosis (TB) tricks the immune system into attacking the bodys lung tissue, which makes the person highly infectious through coughing and the bacteria then spreads by aerosol droplets to other individuals, a new study says.

West Bengal boy

Sixteen-year-old West Bengal boy found with female sexual organs

The boy, who is otherwise a male, had a uterus, ovaries, a rudimentary vagina and fallopian tubes.