Air pollution: IIT study reveals cutting household fuel use may save 2.7 Lakh lives annually in India

Mitigating the use of household fuels could also reduce air pollution-related deaths in the country by about 13 per cent, which is equivalent to saving about 270,000 lives a year, said researchers, including Sagnik Dey of the Indian Institute of Technolog
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Poets were right! Study finds ‘love hormone’ may help treat alcoholism

They investigated oxytocin's effects on dependence-induced alcohol consumption and altered signalling of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) -- a key brai

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Surgical Infection can have a catastrophic impact on patients in India! UK experts join Indian medics to counter the threat

Dr Nepogodiev co-led the programme with Programme Manager Dr Sohini Chakrabortee, along with surgeons from India – Dr Dhruv Ghosh (CMC Ludhiana) and Dr Rohin Mittal (CMC Vellore).

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Healthcare reeling! India needs 600,000 more doctors, and 2 more million nurses, says study

Even when antibiotics are available, patients are often unable to afford them.

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Shocking! Global measles cases up rise 300 per cent, says WHO

The agency noted that only about one in 10 actual measles cases are reported, meaning the early trends for 2019 likely underestimate the severity of the outbreaks. So far this year, 170 countries have

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What is Living Will? Only 27% of Indians aware of this concept!

Awareness levels around the concept of Living Will were poorest in Jaipur and Chandigarh, while with 36% and 31% respectively, the awareness levels in Delhi and Mumbai were highest.

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Shocking! 80 percent hemophilia cases undiagnosed in India, say health experts

About one third of new cases are caused by a new mutation of the gene in the mother or the child. In these cases, there is no previous history of hemophilia in the family.

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Celebrity ‘fat-shaming’ can lead more women to develop a negative attitude about weight: Study

Examining the results, the fat-shaming events led to a spike in women's implicit anti-fat attitudes, with more "notorious" events producing greater spikes.

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Health update: Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

In recent years, several studies have found that Invokana and some similar drugs can lower heart risks.

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India facing shortage of 6 lakh doctors, 20 lakh nurses: Study

High out-of-pocket medical costs to the patient are compounded by limited government spending for health services, according to the report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy in the

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Early detection of cancer is essential: Sonali Bendre

"Early detection is most important. Right now the disease is less scary the treatment is actually more frightening and painful. If it were detected early, the cost of treatment would have been less. I

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Want to stay young? Eat one serving leafy greens daily!

A recent study has found that elderly people who have at least one serving of leafy greens daily show a much slower rate in terms of decline when they undergo tests related to memory and thinking skil

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Small families are a global trend! India’s population grew twice as China’s, says UNFPA report

Interestingly, the UN Population Fund’s State of the World Population 2018 indicates that India's population had registered more than double the population growth of China.

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World Homeopathy Day 2019: Know importance of the day dedicated to Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

World Homeopathy Day seeks to bring the community together to innovate, reinvent and modernize the system of medicine so that more people can reap its benefits.

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Dalai Lama undergoes check-up at Delhi hospital

China has said the successor to the Dalai Lama must be chosen according to the religious rituals and historical conventions as well as the backing from the ruling Communist Party.

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Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, says study

The treatment is aimed at "working memory," the ability to hold information in mind for a matter of seconds as you perform a task, such as doing math in your head.

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Mental health illnesses threatening young Indian professionals pursuing success corporate careers

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) Article 27 recognizes that every person with a disability (including a psychosocial disability) has the right to work.

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BJP Manifesto on Health: From TB eradication to improving doctor-patient ratio, here are its top 10 promises

In its manifesto called the Sankalp Patra, the saffron party said that it would ensure healthcare for all and control prices of medicines, and will also significantly expand Medical education.

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Chili peppers may slow lung cancer spread! Spicy compound capsaicin to help in combating the disease

A compound that makes chili peppers spicy may help curb lung cancer spread, according to a study that may pave the way for a novel treatment against the deadly disease.

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Doctors can now predict sepsis, new computer-aided model to enhance accuracy

Sepsis is a major cause of death in hospitals, and early detection is key to preventing deaths, said researchers from the University of Bradford in the UK.

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Men more prone to cardiovascular diseases, road accidents, suicides than women: WHO report

The WHO study indicates that life expectancy gap seems to be at its narrowest point where women lack access to health services.

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Common food additive may weaken body’s defense against flu

A common food additive, found in frozen meat and fried foods, may hinder the immune system's ability to fight influenza and reduce the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, a study has found.

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World Health Day 2019 theme: Why universal health coverage is important?

On World Health Day 2019, let’s hope that one day we can dream of a perfect future where choosing between health and subsistence should never be an option.

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Think just one drink per day not harmful? Read shocking claims published in The Lancet journal

The researchers, from the University of Oxford, Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, found that drinking one to two alcoholic drinks every day increased stroke risk by 10-15

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