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Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

Malaria

Defeat malaria with these natural remedies at home

There are a number of effective ways and natural remedies to treat malaria fever.

Jackfruit seeds could potentially replace cocoa beans to make chocolates!

Chocolates

Jackfruit seeds could potentially replace cocoa beans to make chocolates!

Scientists are investigating alternative sources that can mimic chocolate's distinct aroma and flavour.

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Malaria

Malaria detection now a new '20 cent' device away!

Researchers were inspired by toys such as a yoyo and whirlygig that is made using a spherical object suspended on threads which are then pulled to make it spin.

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

exercise

Study suggests regular, moderate exercise for those over 50 years to 'keep the mind sharp'

In this analysis of previous studies, researchers from the University of Canberra looked at the effects of at least four weeks of structured physical exercise on the brain function of adults.

Beware, parents! Offering kids their favourite snack to soothe them may be your worst decision – Know why

Healthy eating

Beware, parents! Offering kids their favourite snack to soothe them may be your worst decision – Know why

When children eat to soothe their negative feelings, their food tends to be high in calories (eg, sweets) so they consume more calories.

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

immunisation

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Monkey fever claims woman's life in Goa - What you need to know about this condition

Monkey fever

Monkey fever claims woman's life in Goa - What you need to know about this condition

Monkey fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD), is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to South Asia.

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

Weight loss

World's heaviest woman Eman Ahmed's sister calls Dr Muffazal Lakdawala a 'liar', denies her weight loss

In a video uploaded online, Shaimaa called bariatric surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who has been treating Eman, a 'liar' adding that he is not giving right/factual updates about her sister's recovery.

 

World Malaria Day 2017: WHO calls for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria, save lives

Malaria

World Malaria Day 2017: WHO calls for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria, save lives

Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.

New, quick test to identify superbug infection

Superbugs

New, quick test to identify superbug infection

Researchers found that it was possible to distinguish not only between those bacteria that are colistin resistant, and those that are not, but also which bacteria have the more dangerous plasmid-encoded resistance.

Going to university may help prevent dementia: Study

Dementia

Going to university may help prevent dementia: Study

The research team analysed whether a healthy lifestyle was associated with better performance on a mental ability test.

Go natural! Engage with nature to improve your well-being, says study

Well-being

Go natural! Engage with nature to improve your well-being, says study

Researchers found that 11 of the 13 had a positive correlation to overall life satisfaction.

Medical breakthrough! Mystery behind multiple sclerosis revealed, as scientists discover cause of disease

Multiple sclerosis

Medical breakthrough! Mystery behind multiple sclerosis revealed, as scientists discover cause of disease

Affecting more women than men, multiple sclerosis victimizes around 2.5 million people around the world. Typically, people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.

Punjabi, Hindi-speaking communities in Canada may be practicing sex selective abortions: Report

Female foeticide

Punjabi, Hindi-speaking communities in Canada may be practicing sex selective abortions: Report

The research also found that the ratios did not diminish with longer duration in Canada.

Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

Children's health

Following a routine bed time could help lower obesity risk for your children!

Those children with greater emotional dysregulation were more likely to be obese later, researchers said.

Persistent dandruff - Could it be a sign of these health conditions? Steps to prevent it

dandruff

Persistent dandruff - Could it be a sign of these health conditions? Steps to prevent it

The exact cause of dandruff is still unclear. However, a condition called seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is believed to be a common cause of it.

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Malaria

Malaria: 3 African nations to get world's first vaccine by next year

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi were chosen because they already run large programmes to tackle malaria, including the use of bed nets, yet still have high numbers of cases.

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

skin cancer

Carvedilol – Drug used to help lower blood pressure could treat skin cancer

Researchers from the Western University of Health Sciences in California found that carvedilol drug can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer

Breast cancer: Warning signs, risk factors every woman should know

Breast cancer occurs most frequently in women, although it can also affect men. 

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Blood

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

dental health

Oral health: Watch out for the mercury in your mouth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) considers mercury as one of the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Liver

People in colder, less sunny regions more susceptible to alcoholic cirrhosis

Heavy alcohol intake causes a perception of warmth, while fewer sunlight hours have been linked to depression, which, in turn, may lead to alcohol abuse.

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

Obesity

Obesity not smoking responsible for shortening your life, says study

The researchers from Cleveland Clinic and New York University School of Medicine found that obesity resulted in as much as 47 percent more life-years lost than tobacco, and tobacco caused similar life-years lost as high blood pressure.

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

Cancer

Breast milk helpful in early detection of cancer

One of the potential options for detection of BC is biochemical monitoring of protein markers in different types of bodily fluids such as serum, nipple aspirate fluid and ductal lavage fluid, tear, urine, saliva and breast milk.

AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

Eyes

AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time.

Chocoholics, take note! Dark chocolate may protect your brain from ageing

Brain

Chocoholics, take note! Dark chocolate may protect your brain from ageing

The findings may help explain the beneficial effects on memory seen in people who consume dark chocolate, researchers said.

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

Liver disease

Does your diet consist of animal protein? Study suggests you avoid it! - This is why

 These findings presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam also showed that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

Medical check-up

New smart glove to make physical exams more accurate

The device is built on a regular sports glove that a doctor can wear while holding and moving a patient's limb back and forth.

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Healthy eating

What you munch is not your wish, your genes play pivotal role

Researchers from Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain analysed the genetics of about 818 men and women of European ancestry and gathered information about their diet using a questionnaire.

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

Immune system

The human immune system now has new types of blood cells!

By using a technique called single-cell genomics, the researchers were able to analyse gene expression patterns in individual human blood cells.

Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

Meditation

Mindfulness meditation good for women, may help uplift mood

The findings show that the classes were effective in teaching the techniques, though women made greater gains than men on four of five areas of mindfulness.