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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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World Health Day 2019: Home Healthcare, the missing cog of universal healthcare

World Health Day 2019: While metropolitan cities have world-class facilities, the situation in tier II and III cities is not adequate to meet the healthcare demand.

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New artificial intelligence approach may boost IVF success

Infertility is estimated to affect about eight per cent of women of child-bearing age, said researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College in the US. While IVF has helped millions give birth, the aver

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Only 138 countries define smokeless tobacco in their statutes: Study

Of the 180 parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, 138 countries define smokeless tobacco in their statutes while only 34 have so far reported levying a tax on such products, accor

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Doctor can abort over 20 week pregnancy, if it poses risk to woman’s life, rules Bombay HC

The bench also directed the Maharashtra government to constitute medical boards at district levels within three months to examine pregnant women, who wish to terminate their pregnancy after it has cro

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Too much meat is bad for your health but there is something worse, find out

A bad diet kills more people globally than tobacco, according to research published Wednesday in the Lancet.

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Reaching for smartphone may be bad for your health, says study

The survey of over 500 students found problematic smartphone use was associated with feelings of negative emotions, lack of control, a reduced sense of purpose in life, and a ability to resist social

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Tempting to have a ‘Cheat day’ during keto diet? It could cause serious damage, read more

The ketogenic or keto diet has become very common for weight loss or to manage diseases like type 2 diabetes.

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Air pollution is third highest cause of death among all health risks in India; ranks above smoking

As per the State of Global Air 2019, overall long-term exposure to outdoor and indoor air pollution contributed to nearly 5 million deaths from stroke, diabetes, heart attack, lung cancer, and chronic

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World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Theme, history and significance

The theme of this year’s World Autism Awareness Day is ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’.

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World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Light it up blue! Mark the date, educate and spread awareness

World Autism Awareness Day 2019: Autism can be defined as a complex neurobehavioural condition which causes problems with language and communication skills. It also causes a person to have repetitive

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