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World Tuberculosis Day 2022: Vaani Kapoor joins fight against disease with 'Be The Change for TB' initiative

World Tuberculosis Day 2022: Vaani Kapoor joins fight against disease with 'Be The Change for TB' initiative

Vaani Kapoor is the face of a Tuberculosis awareness initiative led by Johnson & Johnson India, Central TB Division, and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India.

Mar 24, 2022, 15:13 PM IST
Include Vitamin C in your diet to help boost immunity against non-communicable diseases

Include Vitamin C in your diet to help boost immunity against non-communicable diseases

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient to boost immunity. It is observed that patients with common NCDs, like diabetes and hypertension, require more vitamin C than others, owing to the high oxidative

Mar 22, 2022, 10:15 AM IST
Shortness of breath could signal heart attack with worst survival rate: Study

Shortness of breath could signal heart attack with worst survival rate: Study

Chest pain is the hallmark presentation of myocardial infarction but other complaints such as shortness of breath, upper abdominal or neck pain, or transient loss of consciousness (blackouts) may be

Mar 20, 2022, 15:21 PM IST
Women more likely to die after heart attack than men: Study

Women more likely to die after heart attack than men: Study

Women were significantly less likely than men to survive in the short and long term. At 30 days after the heart event, just 38 per cent of women were alive compared with 50 percent of men. At 8.5

Mar 20, 2022, 10:02 AM IST
Endometriosis, ovarian cancer are genetically tied: Study

Endometriosis, ovarian cancer are genetically tied: Study

Endometriosis is a chronic debilitating disease that affects the health of 1 in 9 women of reproductive age, where tissue similar to the uterus lining grows in other parts of the body, causing pain

Mar 16, 2022, 14:23 PM IST
Weight loss doesn't increase pregnancy chances: Study

Weight loss doesn't increase pregnancy chances: Study

 Weight-loss program did not make women more fertile or improve birth outcomes compared with simply exercising.

Mar 15, 2022, 13:20 PM IST
Exercise may treat long COVID-induced diabetes, depression: Study

Exercise may treat long COVID-induced diabetes, depression: Study

"Exercise takes care of the inflammation that leads to elevated blood glucose and the development and progression of diabetes and clinical depression".

Mar 13, 2022, 13:44 PM IST
COVID-19 now less deadly than flu, says an expert

COVID-19 now less deadly than flu, says an expert

According to infectious diseases expert Professor Paul Hunter, COVID-19 now could be less deadly than flu in the UK.

Mar 13, 2022, 13:14 PM IST
Covid vaccine prevents infection, severe disease in kidney dialysis patients

Covid vaccine prevents infection, severe disease in kidney dialysis patients

Individuals who had received a single Covid vaccine dose were 41 per cent less likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and 46 per cent less likely to develop severe Covid-19 that required

Mar 10, 2022, 15:49 PM IST
White hair alert! Check out tips for preventing premature hair graying

White hair alert! Check out tips for preventing premature hair graying

When strands suffer premature graying, they often appear to lose growth speed, become brittle, lose their natural colour and get drier.

Mar 09, 2022, 12:51 PM IST
No Smoking Day: Quit smoking, reduce chances of cancer and stroke

No Smoking Day: Quit smoking, reduce chances of cancer and stroke

No Smoking Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of March. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) conducted in 2019 showed a decline in tobacco consumption among Indians. 

Mar 09, 2022, 09:12 AM IST
First menstrual period at younger age linked to chronic pain: Study

First menstrual period at younger age linked to chronic pain: Study

Women with younger age at menarche were more likely to have chronic pain.

Mar 08, 2022, 15:37 PM IST
Haircare Tips: 5 benefits of using Amla for long, strong and thick hair!

Haircare Tips: 5 benefits of using Amla for long, strong and thick hair!

Haircare Tips: Amla or Indian gooseberry is an excellent source to improve hair health. 

Mar 08, 2022, 12:56 PM IST
Shane Warne dies: Oz legend suffers heart attack at 52! Doctor talks on heart health

Shane Warne dies: Oz legend suffers heart attack at 52! Doctor talks on heart health

Instances of people in their 40s and 50s suffering heart attacks and even succumbing to it are frequently being heard. While many factors are at play and every case is unique and may have a personal

Mar 05, 2022, 13:45 PM IST
World Birth Defects Day: WHO seeks to raise awareness, intensifies measures for prevention of birth defects

World Birth Defects Day: WHO seeks to raise awareness, intensifies measures for prevention of birth defects

On World Birth Defects Day, WHO reaffirms its commitment to ensuring every woman and child can survive and thrive, and transform our Region and world.

Mar 02, 2022, 15:25 PM IST
Know what is Cerebral Palsy, the condition that led to Satya Nadella's son Zain's death

Know what is Cerebral Palsy, the condition that led to Satya Nadella's son Zain's death

Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage in the brain which results in abnormal development due to lack of oxygen in the brain, at the time of birth. 

Mar 02, 2022, 11:32 AM IST
Fat tax: Niti Aayog proposes to tax foods high in sugar, salt to tackle obesity

Fat tax: Niti Aayog proposes to tax foods high in sugar, salt to tackle obesity

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) 2019-20, the percentage of obese women increased to 24 per cent from 20.6 per cent in 2015-16, while the percentage for men rose to 22.9 per

Feb 28, 2022, 09:51 AM IST
Majority postmenopausal women experience female pattern hair loss: Research

Majority postmenopausal women experience female pattern hair loss: Research

Female pattern hair loss is the most common hair loss disorder in women. It is characterized by gradual thinning at the part line, followed by increasing diffuse hair loss radiating from the top of

Feb 20, 2022, 12:27 PM IST
Being too harsh on yourself ? Here are 5 ways to practice self-love!

Being too harsh on yourself ? Here are 5 ways to practice self-love!

Self-love entails accepting your true self -- with all of the flaws and imperfections that make you unique as an individual.

Feb 20, 2022, 11:40 AM IST
Vitamin D deficiency linked to severity, deaths among hospitalised COVID-19 patients: Study

Vitamin D deficiency linked to severity, deaths among hospitalised COVID-19 patients: Study

Patients with vitamin D deficiency (less than 20 ng/mL) were 14 times more likely to have the severe or critical case of COVID than those with more than 40 ng/mL.

Feb 17, 2022, 15:47 PM IST