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Marriage between first cousins increases risk of passing genetic disorders: Study

A study by Igenomix, the reproductive genetic laboratory giant, on Wednesday has revealed that consanguineous marriages or marriages between first cousins increase the risk of passing genetic disorders to their children.

Want to treat skin rashes caused due to chikungunya? Try these natural remedies!

Nowadays, chikungunya is on the rise and many people are suffering from this life-threatening vector-borne disease.

Cinnamon helps to cool stomach

The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall.

Belly fat may increase risk of heart diseases

Previous studies have shown that people who carry excess abdominal fat around their midsection tend to face higher risks of heart disease compared to people who have fat elsewhere.

Financial hardship can lead to premature ageing in youngsters

The researchers found strong and graded associations between exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function, especially in processing speed.

Researchers identify how cancer's 'invisibility cloak' works!

This 'invisibility' phase is a crucial step that allows tumours to spread throughout the body -- when the spread cannot be traced.

Air pollution can harm your heart, vascular system: Expert

Dr Upendra Kaul, Executive Director and Dean Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi said that medical studies have shown that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, abnormalities of rhythm of heart and paralytic strokes, with very small particles found in smoke and haze the culprits of greatest concern.

Lab-grown blood vessels to help kids with heart defects

One of the greatest challenges in vessel bioengineering is designing a vessel that will grow with its new owner.

Healthy heart - Best yoga poses, diet tips! (Watch video)

Yoga is also good for heart health. Studies have shown that adding yoga to the treatment of patients improved their heart health as well as enhanced the overall quality of their life.

Nutrition tips for preschoolers: How to get your child eat healthy!

Following are some suggestions for promoting good nutrition and healthy eating in young children.

India accounts for 75% of air pollution casualties in South East Asian Region: 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 using DNA from 3 parents!

 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.