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Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Postpartum depression

Feeling depressed after childbirth? Ways to deal with postpartum baby blues

Postpartum depression (PPD), also called postnatal depression, is very common after childbirth.

Rare Disease Day 2017: Here's a look at most rare conditions around the world

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day 2017: Here's a look at most rare conditions around the world

There is a broad variety of disorders and symptoms that characterize a rare disease.

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking permission to abort 26-week-old foetus

foetus

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea seeking permission to abort 26-week-old foetus

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and L Nageswara Rao, which had on February 23 constituted a medical board to examine the 37-year-old woman, listed the matter for tomorrow as the first item.

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Heart health

Dolphin genes may hold key to treating stroke, kidney failure

Comparing the proteins of humans and these other mammals is already providing researchers with a wealth of new information about how the human body works.

NPPA asks hospitals, doctors to report stents shortage

Heart health

NPPA asks hospitals, doctors to report stents shortage

The 8 per cent margin also adequately covers hospital handling charges, if any, the regulator had said.

Ayurvedic medicines, Panchkarma key to stay healthy: Experts

Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicines, Panchkarma key to stay healthy: Experts

Patna Ayurvedic College Hospital Superintendent Devanand Prasad Singh counted virtues of Panchkarma to do away with many health problems due to stressful life style.

Rare Disease Day: More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day: More research required to address unique needs of patients in India

Lack of awareness and scientific knowledge often leads to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis and delayed treatment.

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

Antibiotics

12 'priority pathogens' greatest threats to human health; new antibiotics urgently required: WHO

The "priority pathogens" list published by the WHO on Monday has three rankings – critical, high and medium – according to how urgently new antibiotics are needed.

Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Drug abuse

Men, beware! Using cocaine at the time of conceiving could put your son at risk of memory loss

Further, cocaine use in dads caused epigenetic changes in the brain of their sons, thereby changing the expression of genes important for memory formation.

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Smoking

Ban on public smoking could reduce harmful effects on health, says study

Exposure decreased across all locations surveyed, beyond the workplaces and hospitality settings covered by the 2011 legislation.

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Weight gain

Reasons why women gain weight post-pregnancy

Although pregnancy changes the entire body of a woman, lifestyle choices post-delivery can hugely impact her weight.

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Obesity

Doctors at Mumbai's Saifee hospital begin tests on fat-shamed MP cop

Jogawat, who weights about 180 kilos, had said that he started to put on weight after he underwent a gall bladder surgery in 1993.

Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day: Here's why quality research matters

In order to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impact on patients and their families' lives, Rare Disease Day is observed on the last day of February each year.

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women

Sleep

Having kids at home may mean less sleep for women

Researchers looked at age, race, education, marital status, number of children in the household, income, body mass index, exercise, employment and snoring as possible factors linked to sleep deprivation.

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

Tuberculosis

Himachal Pradesh to have tuberculosis completely under control by 2023, says Health Minister

He said India contributed over 25 per cent of total cases of TB in the world. The 28 lakh cases and 4.8 lakh deaths every year in India tells the story of disease burden.

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Schizophrenia

Neanderthals genes behind schizophrenia: Study

Previous studies have found correlations between Neanderthal genes and traits such as fat metabolism, depression and lupus risk.

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Cancer

Pain caused by chemotherapy could be prevented with vitamin in milk!

Although chemotherapies have improved cancer survival rates, many of these drugs also cause debilitating side effects that decrease the quality of life of patients and survivors.

Reading maps and solving mathematical equations making you nervous? Your genes are to blame!

Anxiety

Reading maps and solving mathematical equations making you nervous? Your genes are to blame!

All forms of anxiety showed a substantial genetic component, with DNA explaining over a third of the differences between people.

'Hope for a better life', says obese Madhya Pradesh inspector before leaving for Mumbai to undergo checkup

Obesity

'Hope for a better life', says obese Madhya Pradesh inspector before leaving for Mumbai to undergo checkup

Following the doctor's advice, Jogewat left for Mumbai on Saturday night.

Reduce your risk of depression, anxiety; live in a greener habitat, says study!

Depression

Reduce your risk of depression, anxiety; live in a greener habitat, says study!

In the study, common types of birds including blackbirds, robins, blue tits and crows were seen.

Reduce chronic knee pain with this new treatment

knee

Reduce chronic knee pain with this new treatment

Knee osteoarthritis, the leading cause of chronic knee pain, causes loss of function, reduced quality of life and psychological disability.

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Brain

Brain scans play pivotal role in identifying teens at drug abuse risk

Psychologists are aware that kids who score high on tests of novelty seeking are on average a bit more likely to abuse drugs.

Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

Drugs

Government must scale up production of active ingredients of drugs'

The drug survey had found that over 10 per cent of drugs in the government supply chain were 'Not of Standard Quality'.

Hypothyroidism can lead to miscarriage, bleeding

hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism can lead to miscarriage, bleeding

It can lead to other complications as well such as low birth weight, respiratory distress syndrome and partum bleeding.

Frequent migraine headache? Eat these foods to get relief from the pain!

Migraine

Frequent migraine headache? Eat these foods to get relief from the pain!

Migraine headache is one of most common and painful things that a person can experience. 

Five natural remedies to treat skin allergy!

skin allergy

Five natural remedies to treat skin allergy!

 Skin allergy is considered as one of the most common skin problem nowadays.

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

Antibiotic resistant infections

700% rise in antibiotic resistant infections among US children: Study

A new study has found that a 700-per cent rise in infections caused by bacteria that is resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics in children in the US.

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

Stents pricing: Govt asks hospitals to make prompt refunds

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said the matter would end there for such hospitals if there were no further complaints.

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

Healthy Lifestyle

Interactive health apps good but watch the tone

People who experienced a back-and-forth interaction with an online health risk assessment website were more likely to follow the health behaviours suggested by the tool.

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

Mental health

Bird watching is not merely for fun; it has health benefits too – Read story

The study, involving hundreds of people, found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the homes, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Antibiotics

Deafness may be caused due to antibiotics treating cystic fibrosis

Aminoglycoside antibiotics is used by approximately 70,000 people worldwide who inherited the chronic disease that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys and intestine.