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First open heart surgery in UP under Ayushman Bharat project

First open heart surgery in UP under Ayushman Bharat project

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Agra district, Mukesh Vats said Devendra, 50, from Mainpuri, was the first beneficiary of the project.

Dec 03, 2018, 12:37 PM IST
Painless method can evaluate tumour progression

Painless method can evaluate tumour progression

Traditional methods to get tumour tissue include surgery and puncture, which are invasive, painful and costly.

Dec 03, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors: Experts

Pregnancy is safe for breast cancer survivors: Experts

"It is possible for women to continue with their pregnancy even while diagnosed with breast cancer and take treatments tailored to the stage of their pregnancy concurrently. They can go on to deliver

Dec 03, 2018, 12:19 PM IST
Bigger brain could make you only a little smarter than others

Bigger brain could make you only a little smarter than others

The findings suggest that factors such as parenting style, education, nutrition, stress, and others are likely major contributors to one's smartness.

Dec 03, 2018, 11:46 AM IST
Here's why lying to doctors is common

Here's why lying to doctors is common

Some people lie to their doctors to avoid being judged, while others feel simply too embarrassed to tell the truth or just do not want to be lectured about how bad certain behaviours are, suggests

Dec 03, 2018, 11:37 AM IST
Heat, wind fuel wildfires in Australia

Heat, wind fuel wildfires in Australia

At least one person has died from the fires in the state of Queensland, where more than 527,000 hectares have been razed.

Dec 03, 2018, 11:27 AM IST
Start talking about andropause, prostate cancer: Experts

Start talking about andropause, prostate cancer: Experts

The doctors mentioned that enlargement of prostate is a normal physiological process and usually starts after 40 years. But at times it creates problems and becomes cancerous.

Nov 28, 2018, 17:37 PM IST
Novel freeze-dried vaccine could spell end of polio

Novel freeze-dried vaccine could spell end of polio

When tested in mice, the novel vaccine offered full protection against the polio virus, the researchers said.

Nov 28, 2018, 17:21 PM IST
Opioid use may up hip fracture risk in Alzheimer's patients

Opioid use may up hip fracture risk in Alzheimer's patients

The findings also showed that the risk was highest in the first two months of opioid use and attenuated after that.

Nov 28, 2018, 17:12 PM IST
Reliance on 'YouTube videos' for cancer treatment dangerous

Reliance on 'YouTube videos' for cancer treatment dangerous

The videos cite one potentially harmful example in which a video promoted "injecting herbs" into the prostate to treat cancer.

Nov 28, 2018, 15:51 PM IST
Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

Malaria cases fell by 24% between 2016 and 2017 in India: WHO

The report states that there has been a substantial decline in the number of malaria cases in Odisha which has helped the country fare better this year.

Nov 20, 2018, 11:43 AM IST
Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Cooking with solid fuels increases risk of respiratory illness

Solid fuels emit very high levels of pollutants, especially very small particles that can penetrate deep into the lungs. 

Sep 21, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

Kitchen is the best hospital, food the best medicine

In low and middle-income countries like India, where malnutrition is still not a completely solved problem, there has been a sharp increase in lifestyle disorders.

Sep 21, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
Low-cost wearable ultrasound scanner designed: Scientists

Low-cost wearable ultrasound scanner designed: Scientists

Scientists say they have designed a new portable, wearable ultrasound scanner that can be powered by a smartphone and may cost as little as USD 100.

Sep 12, 2018, 14:04 PM IST
Genes determine how heart rate responds to exercise: Research

Genes determine how heart rate responds to exercise: Research

New research has found that genetic differences in receptors found in skeletal muscles can contribute to this different response.

Sep 12, 2018, 12:13 PM IST
Back pain and unhealthy behavior go hand in hand

Back pain and unhealthy behavior go hand in hand

The researchers involved with the study believe this is of concern because the developing brain may be susceptible to negative influences of toxic substances, and use in early adolescence may

Sep 12, 2018, 10:24 AM IST
How binge drinking affects male, female brains?

How binge drinking affects male, female brains?

Repeated binge drinking was found to significantly alter molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain linked to addiction.

Sep 11, 2018, 17:44 PM IST
Quick learners remember more over time: Study

Quick learners remember more over time: Study

"Quicker learning appears to be more durable learning," said Christopher L Zerr from Washington University in St Louis in the US.

Sep 11, 2018, 15:45 PM IST
Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

Body clock key to better asthma treatment: Study

The study found that the sputum of asthmatics was more than twice as likely to have more inflammatory cells or eosinophils in morning clinics than in the afternoon.  

Sep 11, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Dengue, A continuing global threat

Dengue, A continuing global threat

Each year, an estimated 400 million people globally are infected with the virus, about 100 million get progressively sick and 2.5 percent of those patients die.

Sep 11, 2018, 12:22 PM IST

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