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Want to shed flab? Change your breakfast, dinner timings: Study

Modest changes to breakfast and dinner timings can reduce body fat, lowering the risk of developing obesity and related diseases, according to a study.

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This common weed may lead to new antibiotics

Scientists have discovered chemical substances antibiotic propertied on the leaf of a common field weed, paving the way for development of new drugs.

Magnetic surgical cement can heal spinal fractures

Scientists have developed a magnetised surgical cement that can be used to heal spinal fractures, and deliver drugs to hard-to-reach areas.

57,000 newborns die of drug-resistant sepsis in India annually: Study

About 57,000 newborn babies in India die annually due to drug-resistant sepsis, according to a study which found that the increased use of over-the-counter antibiotics without prescriptions is leading

Scientists identify protein that boosts survival in colon cancer patients

Scientists have identified a protein that boosts survival rates in colon cancer patients and could be targeted to treat the deadly disease.

Daily exercise may cut heart attack risk even in polluted areas: Study

Regular physical activity may reduce the risk of heart attack, even in areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a study claims.

New wearable patch sensor to boost diagnoses for heart rhythm disorder

A wearable patch that acts like a sensor can effectively improve the diagnosis rate for heart rhythm disorder without interfering with routine activities, scientists have found.

Zika virus may cause miscarriages, stillbirths without any symptoms

Pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that do not show any symptoms may be a common but unrecognised cause of miscarriages and stillbirths, raising concerns that the complications could be more common

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Exercise crucial for good health in depression patients

Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient's good health as finding an effective antidepressant.

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Why West Bengal, Karnataka account for half of the country’s rabies cases

The National Health Profile 2018 which was released recently, shows that over half of India's Rabies cases are reported from just two states - West Bengal and Karnataka.

How healthy is India? Here is what National Health Profile 2018 says about India’s wellness

India has one allopathic government doctor for every 11,082 residents, 11 times more than the WHO recommended doctor-population ratio of 1:1000.

Falling maternal mortality: Mothered by primary care & public financing

Two messages come through from the Indian experience: First, strong primary health care is essential to achieve the maximum impact. Second, public financing is vital for infrastructure development, he

Yoga helps reduce severity of depression: AIIMS study

Yoga helps reduce the severity of depression by increasing levels of certain chemicals in the brain that maintain the sleep-wake cycle and regulate the mood, appetite and digestion, according to a rec

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International Day of Yoga: Here is how to stay stress-free; check the common yoga protocol

The Ministry has also released a pledge to create awareness and spread the message, it reads, “I Pledge to make YOGA an Integral Part of my Daily Life."

PhD mandatory for recruitment of university teachers from 2021-22, confirms Prakash Javadekar

Announcing the new regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Javadekar said Academic Performance Indicators (API), which was resisted by many as research was made compulsory for college t

UNICEF lauds India for decline in maternal mortality ratio

UNICEF's India representative Yasmin Ali Haque has commended India's 'impressive progress' in reducing maternal deaths.

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Nipah situation under control, no need for panic, says Union Health Minister JP Nadda

The outbreak in Kerala has become a serious political issue with opposition alleging the ruling CPI government of failing to control the situation.

No Nipah virus infection reported in Delhi

People "having a viral fever like symptoms with neck rigidity" have been asked to report to a health care facility immediately and also asked not to self-medicate.

Toll from Nipah virus rises to 16 in Kerala

According to the sources, the number of samples tested for Nipah virus is 196 of which 178 have tested negative.

Dengue alert: 15 cases reported in Delhi, mosquito-breeding found at 19,200 households

Three fresh cases of dengue have been reported in May, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital this season to 15.

HPV vaccination not linked to risk of autoimmune disorders, says study

Taking the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination is not linked with increased risk of autoimmune disorders in girls, according to researchers.

Smart devices: The future of healthcare

An integration of at-home diagnostic devices, regular monitoring of chronic conditions and intelligent software allows one to take corrective actions specific to the individual’s body.

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Old drug may help treat motor neurone disease, says study

Inherited MND is a rare form of the disease (5-10 per cent of total cases) that runs in families.

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FM Arun Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at Delhi’s AIIMS

Jaitley confirmed his illness on April 6 this year. His surgery was planned but was delayed due to medical parameters not favourable at that time.

Accelerate efforts to end rabies: WHO to India, South East Asian countries

Eight of the 11 member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region account for nearly 26,000 rabies deaths, 45 per cent of the global rabies toll.

Gurugram boy shows the ‘swachh’ way: How 13-year-old got 5 lakh plastic straws off restaurant tables in a month

What Aditya Mukarji, a class 9 student, who got himself enrolled in an NGO named Chintan, has managed to do is no mean achievement.

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Chocoholics, rejoice! Eating dark chocolates can reduce stress, boost immunity

Chocoholics, rejoice! Eating dark chocolates can reduce stress levels, as well as boost mood, memory and immunity, scientists say.

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