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Deepika Padukone to join hands with Indian Psychiatric Society to promote mental health

Deepika will now represent the Indian Psychiatric Society as its brand ambassador to spread awareness about mental health and help cull the stigma attached to its ailments.

Parents, beware: Your lack of involvement might be making your child obese!

Since obesity in childhood lays a foundation for numerous health problems later in life, the likes of cardiovascular disease, Type II diabetes, cancer in adulthood, and ultimately an increased risk of premature mortality, it is important to guide them in the right direction from the very beginning - the support only a parent can provide.

Prevent abdominal aortic rupture – Drink green tea!

Green tea contains polyphenols, which counteracts the abdominal aortic aneurysm – a condition in which the main artery becomes overstretched and bloated.  

Persistent cough? Five possible causes and why you should see your doctor!

Persistent coughing, along with wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, is a characteristic symptom of asthma.

Reasons why you're having chest pain!

 Depending on its cause, chest pain may vary ranging from a sharp stab to a tight, squeezing or crushing sensation.

Dengue may be fatal for heart patients: Experts

Transmitted by mosquito bite, dengue has become a seasonal epidemic in India. It affects infants, young children and adults with symptoms appearing 3-14 days after the infective bite.

US investigating non-travel Zika case in new area in Florida

Florida is home to popular tourist destinations like Walt Disney World. It`s also the only US state that has reported local Zika transmission by mosquitoes so far.

Long-term damage seen from brain injuries: large study

The study in the journal PLOS Medicine included some 100,000 children and adolescents in Sweden who were born between 1973 and 1985 and had sustained at least one traumatic brain injury, or TBI, before the age of 25.

Use alternatives to food to comfort infants: Study

Parents could reward infants with activity or cuddling rather than food, encouraging healthy behaviour and lifestyle in the future, says a study.

Antibiotics increases Type 1 diabetes risk in children

A new research has found that the commonly-prescribed drug can significantly increase the risk for Type 1 diabetes in children. So, parents should be extra careful while giving antibiotics to them.

Umbilical cells linked to increase risk of obesity: Study

A new study has found that children who are born to obese mothers are likely to be at an increased risk of obesity as a result of their umbilical cells showing impaired expression of genes regulating cell energy and metabolism.

'Chikungunya cases highest this year since 2006'

 The increase this year in cases of the dreaded vector-borne chikungunya disease across the country, including Delhi, is the highest since 2006 -- when around 1,800 were tested positive, officials said.

New global migration map may help fight malaria

Researchers have developed a map based on the census data of 40 different countries that can track the flow of internal human migration in low- and middle-income countries as well as help in the global fight against infectious diseases like malaria.

You may be ignoring these signs of a stroke! - Watch video

Yes, even the most minor ache or pain anywhere on the body could be related to something serious, which we wave off thinking it to be just that – a momentary pang.

Severe obesity solely responsible for risk of heart failure: Research

The findings suggest that even if a patient has normal blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, they may still be at higher risk of developing heart failure if they are severely obese.

Severe obesity alone can increase heart failure risk

The findings suggest that even if a patient has normal blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure levels, they may still be at higher risk of developing heart failure if they are severely obese.

Shocking! Indian surgeons remove 40 knives from cop's stomach (Watch)

 A five-member doctor team operated on the 42-year-old patient for around five hours to remove the knives.

Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi: Symptoms, tips to stay safe!

Symptoms of chikungunya virus infection include fever, joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Stem Cell treatment is effective in recovery of spinal injuries

According to the study conducted over several years, HESC play a vital role in treating neurological disorders and have a huge potential for differentiation and can provide neuronal or glial cells for transplantation.

How to prevent obesity, eating disorders in teenagers

Quick, substantial weight loss methods can trigger medical consequences such as unstable heart rate.

Five surprising health benefits of staying hydrated!

Water is so important to help maintain temperature, remove waste and regulate all bodily fuctions.  

Low job satisfaction can hamper your mental health

The research revealed that those with low job satisfaction and downward trending careers had more problems like back pain and frequent colds compared to the ones with high satisfaction group.

Eat oranges to ward off heart disease, diabetes risk

Citrus fruits contain large amounts of antioxidants, a class of which are called flavanones.  

Cloth masks poor at protecting you against air pollution

 Wearing inexpensive cloth masks in the hope of reducing exposure to air pollution may be of only a little benefit and give you a false sense of security, especially in highly polluted areas, new research suggests.

Getting tattoos in unhygienic setting ups infection risk

 While more young men and women are getting inked today than ever, researchers have warned that bacterial infections may happen in up to five per cent of cases, especially when the tattooing was carried out in unhygienic settings.

Vaping may improve respiration among smokers with asthma

Smokers with asthma who switch to vaping found significant improvement and fewer respiratory infections, according to a study.

Top five health benefits of playing badminton!

Badminton has become a popular game for people all ages and it is fun and easy to play also. 

Genetic factors may increase risk of eye cancer

Specific inherited genetic differences may increase the risk of eye cancer -- uveal melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye colour, a new study has suggested.

Being sole breadwinner may affect men's health

Earning has the opposite effect for women when it comes to psychological well-being. 

Another round of Zika virus hits Miami Beach, toll rises to 36

The agency said that Wynwood area of Miami also has Zika mosquitoes.