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Chronic health may reduce social participation in the middle-aged

Chronic health may reduce social participation in the middle-aged

 Middle-aged adults suffering from arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society, a study has found.

England cricketer loses artificial leg while fielding, but continues to play – VIDEO

England cricketer loses artificial leg while fielding, but continues to play – VIDEO

This was England PD's second-ever international tour and saw them completing a One Day International with Pakistan before the T20 tournament.

WHO urges SE Asian countries to strengthen health system against stroke

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday urged the countries of the Southeast Asian region to strengthen their health care system to tackle the rising incidence of stroke witnessed in the region along with other low income countries every year.

Don't lay off or demote employees for disability: Centre

Don't lay off or demote employees for disability: Centre

No government office should dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires any disability during his service, the Centre has said.

Healthy lifestyle reduces end-of-life disability

 Leading a healthy lifestyle can shorten the time that is spent disabled near the end of one's life by nearly two years, says a study.

Moderate activity helps elderly people recover from disability

Moderate physical activities like walking can help older adults recover from a major disability more quickly and maintain their independence over time, according to a new study

Only five per cent Indians aware of thrombosis

 Only five per cent of Indians are aware of thrombosis -- formation of blood clots in the vein -- which affects roughly one in 1,000 people in the country, an expert said here on Thursday.

Hypertension biggest global risk factor for stroke: Study

Hypertension is the single major risk factor for stroke, which is a highly preventable medical condition globally, irrespective of age and sex, reveals a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

Nearly half of British population living with chronic pain

The number of affected population -- roughly 28 million adults based population statistics for 2013 -- is likely to rise as the population ages, the researchers warned.

Centre renames disability department; 'viklang' to be called as 'divyang'

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities will now be known as 'Divyangjan' Sashaktikaran Vibhag in Hindi, dropping the word 'viklangjan' from its previous nomenclature.

Dyslexia, autism to be included in new bill on disability: Govt

Government is in the process of bringing a new bill in the ongoing budget session to include dyslexia and autism as disability and increase the number of categories under the Diabilities Act from seven to 19, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

Muscle exercise can help reduce lower back pain

Exercises that improve coordination of muscles that support and control the spine offer a strategy to reduce pain and disability caused by lower back pain, finds a new study.

More women living healthier in mind, not in body

Health expectancy was measured in three ways -- self-perceived health, life without disability, and time free from cognitive impairment.

Include acid attack victims in disability list, SC tells states

Include acid attack victims in disability list, SC tells states

SC said enhanced compensation would help in the acid attack victims' rehabilitation and make the state government implement the apex court guidelines in true spirit so that such crimes could be prevented in the future.

A handful of walnuts secret to better sperm: Researchers

The simple way to boosting male fertility, a major problem across the world, could be gobbling a handful of walnuts, researchers say.

Sit straight to keep active for long

In the modern urban lifestyle, where white-collar jobs require people to sit for long hours, it is imperative to take good care of spine health. One of the least interventionist and easiest first steps is to maintain the right posture while sitting.

Minimal invasive surgery in Mumbai cures spine disorder

Noted Hollywood film producer Rudolph Watz, who was suffering from slipped disc which caused disability in his leg and also numbness, successfully underwent a minimal invasive procedure at a hospital here, the hospital authorities said on Thursday.

Watch: A girl who made her disability her strength!

Watch: A girl named Vandana from Jharkhand, who made her disability her strength!

New treatment holds best option for stroke patient

For its ability to reduce the incidence of disability, a procedure called endovascular therapy (ET) could be the best option for many stroke sufferers, says a study co-authored by an Indian-origin doctor.

Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Margarita with a straw' cast

Watch Zee Media exclusive chat with the cast of 'Margarita with a straw' directed by Shonali Bose.