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Air pollution kills nearly 8 lakh people annually in South East Asia; India accounts for 75% of casualties: WHO

The WHO report released Tuesday said air pollution is killing nearly 8,00,000 people a year in the South East Asian Region with India alone accounting for at least 75% of the casualties caused by cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer.

Unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may cause early death

US researchers have identified a new biomarker which revealed that known and unknown exposure to second-hand smoke may lead to an increased risk of mortality in non-smokers.

World's first baby born from 3-parent technique

 The world's first baby has been born thanks to a controversial new technique employed by US scientists to include DNA from three parents in the embryo, said a report on Tuesday.

Artificial stimulation can help fight brain disorders

Scientists know that stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease the symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders like epilepsy and depression.

Deaf women may have pre-term or low birth weight babies

Babies born to women with hearing loss are more likely at risk of being born premature and or have low birth weight, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Want to maintain normal uric acid levels? Eat these foods!

High uric acid levels in the blood stream is not good for health as it increases the risk of developing the common form of arthritis called gout. 

Improve your eye health with these foods!

Nowadays, we are constantly staring at our gadgets, computer as well as television that it harms our vision.

Know the amazing health benefits of Kombucha!

Have you ever tried or heard of Kombucha? It is a fermented drink made out of black tea and sugar as well as green tea.

Having problems with your vision? Sesame seeds to the rescue!

Known for its distinct nutty flavour, sesame seeds are not only extolled for their nutritional content in seed form, but are also highly valued for their rancid-resistant oil.

Morning sickness woes? Don't worry, it's a healthy sign!

As per a new study, morning sickness is linked with a lower risk of miscarriage.

35 to 40 percent working population in Delhi is suffering from hypertension

Delhi was seen to have the highest level of cholesterol, this surely has increased the risk factors of heart strokes.

Over 90% of world breathing bad air: WHO

The problem is most acute in cities, but air in rural areas is worse than many think, WHO experts said.

With regular physical activities say bye to bacterial infections!

The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information was available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria.

Heavy drinking may impair cognitive function in elderly

A new study at Brown University in the US sought to elucidate the relations among age, heavy drinking, and neurocognitive function.

Why Karan Johar's confession is inspiring – Five lesser known facts about depression!

Last year, in 2015, one of Bollywood's reigning actresses Deepika Padukone inspired the world after she admitted to have battled with depression.

Combo therapy against ovarian, breast cancer can overcome drug resistance

The insight into molecular mechanisms of how the drug combination works to selectively hunt down cancer cells with minimum effect on healthy cells is "highly relevant" for ongoing clinical trials, the researchers say.

Five ways to reduce your risk of heart disease!

Heart disease, coronary heart disease or CHD, has now become the leading cause of mortality in India. Heat disease is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels.

All in one: Make tea tree oil your best friend to cure skin and hair problems!

There is an amazing plant that can alleviate all your skin issues, along with things like insect bites and hair problems.

Four extremely weird diet tricks to help you lose weight!

Every single person on this planet is different from one another, therefore, it is evident that every body type differs as well.

Five ayurvedic superfruits you must try this fall!

We all know that ayurvedic or ancient healing fruits posses immune-boosting properties.

Alarming! Modern day living contributes to hearing loss, warn doctors

Following the modern day lifestyle can contribute to hearing loss at an early stage, doctors have warned.

HC seeks govt's reply to US couple's plea to take back embryos

An embryo is an unborn offspring in the process of development.

Trying to conceive? Watch out for these signs of infertility!

Here are some things that can make you infertile or affect your chances of having a healthy baby.

Bihar youth loses sensation in hand post surgery, alleges medical negligence

A Bihar youth's dreams of joining the Indian Army lay shattered after he lost sensation in his left hand owing to "medical negligence" following a surgery performed by a city doctor, his family claimed on Saturday.

14th Zika virus infection in South Korea

South Korea has confirmed another case of the Zika virus infection, raising the number of people infected with the virus here to 14, health authorities said Saturday.

Five ways to lead a healthy life!

Leading a healthy lifestyle and staying fit both plays an important role in our lives.

Know these amazing health benefits of zucchini!

Zucchini is a nutritious fruit but it is treated as a vegetable as it can be consumed in both cooked and raw form. 

Fish oil helps to boost brain functioning, improves mood

A new study finds that fish oil helps to boosts brain functions and also improves mood as it contains Omega-3 fatty acids.

Marital break-up may lead to eczema, muscle pain

Marital break-up and divorce can cause physical ailments -- including eczema and muscle pain -- apart from emotional problems, suggests a new study.